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At LGBTQ forum, Democratic candidates offer support, defend records

At LGBTQ forum, Democratic candidates offer support, defend recordsSeveral candidates sought to emphasize their longstanding commitment to LGBTQ rights at the forum Friday night in Cedar Rapids.



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Palestinian Authority Bans LGBTQ Organizing in West Bank

Palestinian Authority Bans LGBTQ Organizing in West BankThe Palestinian Authority has banned all LGBTQ political organizing in the West Bank in response to the news that a pro-LGBTQ advocacy group was planning to hold a gathering for its members at the end of the month.The ban, which was first reported Sunday by the Jerusalem Post, was issued in response to the organizing efforts of Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society, a pro-LGBTQ political group that held an event last month and was planning to hold another in the coming weeks.Palestinian Authority police spokesperson Luay Zreikat said that LGBTQ events were “harmful to the higher values and ideals of Palestinian society” in justifying the ban. Zreikat also accused unspecified “dubious parties” of attempting to “create discord and harm civic peace in Palestinian society” through the group's events.In response, Al-Qaws, which means "the bow" in Arabic, argued that it is an organization that is firmly embedded in Palestinian society and does not seek to disrupt it.“The Palestinian police announcement about our activities is very unfortunate,” the group said in a statement. “It’s very strange that they are accusing us of being a suspicious entity working to take apart Palestinian society. Al-Qaws is a Palestinian organization that has been operating since 2001, and is carrying out educational and professional programs on sexual and gender diversity. We totally reject the attempt to create an atmosphere of prosecution and intimidation, as well as threats of arrest.”An unnamed member of Al-Qaws also told the Post that he and his friends have received hundreds of death threats, most of which were sent through Facebook.“The attack on us is unprecedented,” the man said. “They are calling us traitors and corrupt people and many are calling for our execution. We are afraid for our lives.”



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Vegas man accused of plotting to bomb synagogues, LGBTQ bar

Vegas man accused of plotting to bomb synagogues, LGBTQ barCourt documents say Conor Climo, 23, of Las Vegas told an FBI informant in recent weeks that he was scouting places to attack.



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FBI Arrests Las Vegas Man Allegedly Planning Attack on Synagogue, LGBTQ Community

FBI Arrests Las Vegas Man Allegedly Planning Attack on Synagogue, LGBTQ CommunityConor Climo, 23, was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly owning parts of an explosive device



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Black LGBTQ community celebrates, but says fight is far from over

Black LGBTQ community celebrates, but says fight is far from overLike the broader movement of which it is a part, the black LGBTQ community is celebrating advances since the historic Stonewall riots in New York — while continuing to face serious discrimination and ill-treatment. Some 15,000 people took part in Saturday’s Harlem Pride parade, an offshoot of New York’s larger Pride March on Sunday. The setting was a neighborhood long synonymous with African American culture.



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A question of pride: Should LGBTQ cops march in uniform?

A question of pride: Should LGBTQ cops march in uniform?As Pride Month culminates in events around the country, LGBTQ cops still have a divided identity: as members of a minority that has historically been oppressed and harassed by police, and as law enforcement officers proud of their service.



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Thomas Roberts on Stonewall 50: ‘I Want LGBTQ Kids to Know It’s OK. It’s OK to Be Different, and OK to Be Gay’

Thomas Roberts on Stonewall 50: ‘I Want LGBTQ Kids to Know It’s OK. It’s OK to Be Different, and OK to Be Gay’Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos GettyIn this special series, LGBT celebrities and public figures talk to Tim Teeman about the Stonewall Riots and their legacy—see more here.Thomas RobertsJournalistWhen/how did you first hear about the Stonewall Riots, and what did you make of them?I learned of the Stonewall Riots in 2006-2007. It was shortly after coming out publicly. I was utterly impressed at the bravery protesters showed. They put it all on the line for us.  The Stonewall Riots: What Really Happened, What Didn’t, and What Became MythWhat is their significance for you?Without Stonewall where would we be today? It was the spark.How far have we LGBT people come since 1969?Since 1969 we’ve come out of the shadows of shame and intolerance. In 50 years the LGBTQ community is a force to be reckon with, but we still have battles ahead. And it’s not solely on LGBTQ rights. We need to show up wherever people are marginalized and oppressed. We need to show up when we aren’t personally the sole beneficiaries.What would you like to see, LGBT-wise, in the next 50 years?I’d love to see an LGBTQ President. And I believe in my lifetime we just might. But in the meantime I want LGBTQ kids to know it’s OK. It’s OK to be different. It’s OK to be gay. The world is a big and wonderful place… eventually we all find our peace. However, it doesn’t come without ups and downs. There will be high highs and low lows. Keep going. It will all be OK. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Hawaii's Gabbard apologizes for past LGBTQ statements

Hawaii's Gabbard apologizes for past LGBTQ statementsHONOLULU (AP) — Presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on Thursday responded to criticism about her past work advocating against gay rights by apologizing in a video.



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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard starts off 2020 campaign apologizing for past LGBTQ remarks

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard starts off 2020 campaign apologizing for past LGBTQ remarksLess than a week into her campaign for president, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard issued a lengthy apology for her past comments.



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Some Of The First Migrants From Caravan To Reach U.S. Border Are LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

Some Of The First Migrants From Caravan To Reach U.S. Border Are LGBTQ Asylum SeekersSeveral hundred members of the migrant caravan moving through Central America



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