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In yet another attack on the LGBTQ community, the Trump administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on May 22 rolled out a new proposed rule that would allow federally funded facilities to ban transgender and gender nonconforming people from shelters or force them to cohabit with people who do not share their gender identity. Comment
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New Push to Keep LGBTQ Voice on Council

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New Push to Keep LGBTQ Voice on Council

Recognizing that all five gay members of the City Council face term limits at the end of 2021, a group of queer political leaders, including some of the current councilmembers, gathered at City Hall on May 22 to announce an initiative to ensure that the Council will continue to have LGBTQ members after the citywide elections two years from now. Comments (1)
Janet Porter, a longtime anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ activist who is a chief architect of “heartbeat bill” abortion restrictions, is one of countless far-right leaders who have become emboldened by the appointment of conservative judges, a complicit Trump administration, and a group of state legislatures willing to implement harsh laws. Comment
In an historic step forward for LGBTQ rights, the House of Representatives on May 17 easily passed the Equality Act, a measure that would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act and related federal laws to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Comment
Out gay City Council Speaker Corey Johnson on May 16 voiced his opposition to the full decriminalization of sex work, breaking from other progressive politicians — including those who share his constituents — and drawing stinging condemnation from multiple advocacy groups that have championed the issue. Comments (2)
The New York City public advocate is supposed to be the elected official who stands up for the people. Comments (1)

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