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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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LGBTQ Rights Activist Jazz Jennings Hits Back At Trump Anti-Transgender Memo

LGBTQ Rights Activist Jazz Jennings Hits Back At Trump Anti-Transgender MemoLGBTQ rights activist and YouTuber Jazz Jennings is speaking up against the



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A 9-Year-Old Colorado Boy's Death by Suicide Highlights the Challenges Facing LGBTQ Kids

A 9-Year-Old Colorado Boy's Death by Suicide Highlights the Challenges Facing LGBTQ KidsThey're far more likely to attempt suicide



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CrossFit Spokesman Fired After Calling LGBTQ Pride A 'Sin' In Homophobic Twitter Rant

CrossFit Spokesman Fired After Calling LGBTQ Pride A 'Sin' In Homophobic Twitter RantA CrossFit spokesman is out of a job after firing off a series of homophobic



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LGBTQ Immigrant Detainees Reported Sexual Assault At Higher Rates

LGBTQ Immigrant Detainees Reported Sexual Assault At Higher RatesImmigration and Customs Enforcement detained transgender women in all-male



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LGBTQ Groups Call New Oklahoma Adoption Law Discriminatory

LGBTQ Groups Call New Oklahoma Adoption Law DiscriminatoryA new "faith-based" adoption law signed by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday



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