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How Facebook went from friend to frenemy

How Facebook went from friend to frenemy

For those who prefer Instagram or WhatsApp, know that Facebook owns those too, and is working to consolidate the technology behind them. Even people with the willpower to de-friend Facebook will still find their data swept up in content that others add to the platform and its affiliates. It’s nearly impossible to escape Facebook’s orbit.

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LGBTQ youth are creating new online subcultures to combat oppression

LGBTQ youth are creating new online subcultures to combat oppression

Cyberbullying is difficult to combat, because the bullies are often anonymous. And toxic debates can fester on social media: the 2017 Stonewall school report found that “two in five LGBT young people are bullied online”.

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How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracy

How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracy

U.S. technology giant Microsoft has teamed up with a Chinese military university to develop artificial intelligence systems that could potentially enhance government surveillance and censorship capabilities.

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Name and Gender Marker Documentation Changes Pro Bono

Name and Gender Marker Documentation Changes Pro Bono

There is no uniform, national process for those seeking name or gender marker changes on identity documents – instead, each state or federal agency, organization, and company may have different requirements to change your name and gender marker.

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SCOTUS to hear: R.G & G.R HARRIS FUNERAL HOMES V EEOC & AIMEE STEPHENS

SCOTUS to hear: R.G & G.R HARRIS FUNERAL HOMES V EEOC & AIMEE STEPHENS

Aimee Stephens had worked for nearly six years as a funeral director at R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes when she informed the funeral home’s owner that she is a transgender woman. Her employer fired her, and the EEOC sued on her behalf.

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SCOTUS to hear: ALTITUDE EXPRESS INC. V. ZARDA

SCOTUS to hear: ALTITUDE EXPRESS INC. V. ZARDA

Don Zarda loved to skydive.  He worked as a skydiving instructor at Altitude Express, a company on Long Island, N.Y. He was fired for being gay.

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SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR LGBTQ WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION CASES

SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR LGBTQ WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION CASES

Stephens, whom the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan represents, was fired from her job after coming out as transgender, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that her firing was a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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APPEALS COURT REJECTS A LICENSE TO DISCRIMINATE IN CHILD WELFARE

APPEALS COURT REJECTS A LICENSE TO DISCRIMINATE IN CHILD WELFARE

Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia had sought the ability to use religious criteria to turn away same-sex couples as prospective foster families.

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How the Nazis destroyed the first gay rights movement

How the Nazis destroyed the first gay rights movement

In the 1920s, Berlin had nearly 100 gay and lesbian bars or cafes. Vienna had about a dozen gay cafes, clubs and bookstores. In Paris, certain quarters were renowned for open displays of gay and trans nightlife. Even Florence, Italy, had its own gay district, as did many smaller European cities.

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6 questions you can ask a loved one to help screen for suicide risk

6 questions you can ask a loved one to help screen for suicide risk

If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).

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FBI SUED FOR RECORDS ON SURVEILLANCE OF BLACK ACTIVISTS

FBI SUED FOR RECORDS ON SURVEILLANCE OF BLACK ACTIVISTS

“Our government’s shameful practice of using surveillance as a weapon against racial justice activism was wrong in the past, and has no place in our present. The public needs to know whether FBI is manufacturing a threat to improperly surveil, investigate, and prosecute Black people for constitutionally protected activity.”

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Gladys Bikes Is Shifting Bike Culture

Gladys Bikes Is Shifting Bike Culture

Up on Alberta Street in a shop named Gladys Bikes, Leah Benson and her crew have been steadily working on creating a gender-inclusive space that is welcoming of all people.

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Cascade AIDS Project RECEIVES $15000

Cascade AIDS Project RECEIVES $15000

The grant will be used for Camp KC; which is a unique vehicle to support children affected by HIV by providing them with an immersive summer camp experience in a safe and supportive environment, free from the stigma of HIV.

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LGBTQ News from Around the World

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 11: Nina West on raising millions for LGBTQ causes & dreaming of SNL

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 11: Nina West on raising millions for LGBTQ causes & dreaming of SNL

by Rashad Sultana
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#OnThisDay: 1895, Oscar Wilde is Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for “Gross Indecency”

#OnThisDay: 1895, Oscar Wilde is Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for “Gross Indecency”

by Stephen Rutledge
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What to Watch: Pasolini, Halston, Zellweger, Lourd

What to Watch: Pasolini, Halston, Zellweger, Lourd

by David Reddish
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Drone captures shocking video footage of LGBTI attack in Poland

Drone captures shocking video footage of LGBTI attack in Poland

by James Besanvalle
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#BornThisDay: Entertainer, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

#BornThisDay: Entertainer, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

by Stephen Rutledge
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#BornThisDay: Entertainer, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

#BornThisDay: Entertainer, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

by Stephen Rutledge
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Here’s why this gay man has no sympathy for Theresa May’s tearful resignation

Here’s why this gay man has no sympathy for Theresa May’s tearful resignation

by James Besanvalle
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Adore Delano Crushed It on the Tik Tok Main Stage Today at RuPaul’s DragCon LA! Check It Out

Adore Delano Crushed It on the Tik Tok Main Stage Today at RuPaul’s DragCon LA! Check It Out

by Javay Frye
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Older Gay Men Look Back at Their Past Loves and Relationships: WATCH

Older Gay Men Look Back at Their Past Loves and Relationships: WATCH

by Towleroad
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No Kiddie Table: New DNC Rule Will Divide Top Dem Candidates Across First Two Nights Of NBC Debates

No Kiddie Table: New DNC Rule Will Divide Top Dem Candidates Across First Two Nights Of NBC Debates

by Joe Jervis
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Rudy Giuliani Unleashes Yet Another Bizarre Tweet

Rudy Giuliani Unleashes Yet Another Bizarre Tweet

by Joe Jervis
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Feds Move To Seize Manafort’s Trump Tower Condo

Feds Move To Seize Manafort’s Trump Tower Condo

by Joe Jervis
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Trump Fires Head Of Immigration Agency, Expected To Nominate Former Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli To Replace

Trump Fires Head Of Immigration Agency, Expected To Nominate Former Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli To Replace

by Joe Jervis
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Trump Fires Head Of Immigration Agency, Expected To Nominate Former Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli To Replace

Trump Fires Head Of Immigration Agency, Expected To Nominate Former Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli To Replace

by Joe Jervis
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FAA Opens Chick-Fil-A Probe After Texas Airport Ban

FAA Opens Chick-Fil-A Probe After Texas Airport Ban

by Joe Jervis
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Selfie-Determination + Vogueing Goes Viral + Kenya Embraces Colonial Times + Takei For Senate? + Theresa May's Tears + MORE! — 12-PACK

Selfie-Determination + Vogueing Goes Viral + Kenya Embraces Colonial Times + Takei For Senate? + Theresa May's Tears + MORE! — 12-PACK

by Matthew Rettenmund
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Selfie-Determination + Vogueing Goes Viral + Kenya Embraces Colonial Times + Takei For Senate? + Theresa May's Tears + MORE! — 12-PACK

Selfie-Determination + Vogueing Goes Viral + Kenya Embraces Colonial Times + Takei For Senate? + Theresa May's Tears + MORE! — 12-PACK

by Matthew Rettenmund
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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

by Joe Jervis
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George Takei: I’m “Tempted” To Run Against McConnell

George Takei: I’m “Tempted” To Run Against McConnell

by Joe Jervis
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Tony Perkins Celebrates Trump Admin Plan To Allow Healthcare Providers To Refuse Transgender Patients

Tony Perkins Celebrates Trump Admin Plan To Allow Healthcare Providers To Refuse Transgender Patients

by Joe Jervis
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Just 12% Back Bible As Only Religious Text In Schools

Just 12% Back Bible As Only Religious Text In Schools

by Joe Jervis
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MUST-See Shows If You Miss 'Game Of Thrones' Nudity!

MUST-See Shows If You Miss 'Game Of Thrones' Nudity!

by Matthew Rettenmund
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MUST-See Shows If You Miss GAME OF THRONES Nudity!

MUST-See Shows If You Miss GAME OF THRONES Nudity!

by Matthew Rettenmund
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