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Protestors disrupt Hillary Clinton event over private prison fundraising

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If you’re down with private prisons, you aren’t down with criminal justice reform. It’s that simple.
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Chelsea Manning could face indefinite solitary confinement for possession of books and toothpaste

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Solitary confinement is torture. Torturing someone for books and toothpaste is beyond cruel and unusual.
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Colorado GOP walks back State Rep. Klingenschmitt’s hate speech on Boy Scouts, not on trans military service

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If calling gay men pedophiles is worthy of condemnation, why isn’t calling trans people pedophiles?
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BREAKING: Pentagon finalizing plans to lift ban on transgender individuals in military

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The Pentagon had previously lifted rules barring trans servicemembers, but branch-level rules remain.
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On the courts, the Confederate flag and Jennicet Gutiérrez

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Intersections between speech, identity, activism and culture.
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Comparing Rachel Dolezal to transgender people is scientifically absurd

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On a biological level, race and gender are different in different ways.
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Sorry conservatives, we don’t have to choose whether to support Caitlyn Jenner or veterans

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Support for the LGBT community and support for veterans is both/and, not either/or.
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It’s OK if Bruce Jenner is a Republican, but not for the reason she gave

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There are plenty of reasons for LGBT Americans to be Republicans. Acceptance is not one of them.
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Trans teen’s suicide, and posthumous note, touches a chord online

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Leelah Alcorn, born Josh, a 17 y.o. trans teen from Kings Mills, Ohio, walked into traffic early Sunday morning.
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Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival thinks trans women aren’t real women, or something

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“We have said that this space is intended to be for womyn who were born female.”
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ENDA, we hardly knew ya

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Why the pro-gay Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and executive order, appear dead in the water — again.
Kristin Beck, and Chris Beck.

That trans Navy SEAL who nearly caught bin Laden? Apparently we hate her.

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Kristin Beck, who should be a trans icon, is now public enemy number one. And it’s a huge miscalculation.
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The end of gay history

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I worry that we’re witnessing the end of gay history. And I’m not convinced that it’s something to celebrate.
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