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Biden executive actions target LGBTQ discrimination

Jan 20, 2021
The president is strengthening workplace protections and rolling back the military ban on transgender service.
LGBTQ rights supporters rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Oct. 8, 2019, as the court holds oral arguments in three cases dealing with workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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Biden's nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine sends signal about LGBTQ health protections

Jan 20, 2021
If confirmed, Levine, a transgender woman, would take a top health care role as assistant secretary of health.
Incoming President Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
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Many LGBTQ veterans face long waits for access to benefits

Dec 23, 2020
Veterans with discharges linked to their sexual orientation may be denied benefits until getting a discharge upgrade. But the process can take years.
The type of discharge a veteran has matters for the types of benefits they receive and can affect future employment.
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New census data reveals more details about LGBTQ community

Sep 17, 2020
The data isn't perfect, advocates say, but it's likely to prove useful to government agencies and employers.
The U.S. Census found same-sex couples participate in the labor force at a higher rate than opposite-sex couples — almost 85% compared to just over 80%.
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After Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights, activists continue push for legislation on discrimination

It is still not against the law to discriminate because of sex in places open to the public like stores or restaurants.
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Supreme Court ruling prohibits workplace discrimination against LGBTQ people

Jun 15, 2020
It had been legal to fire someone for being gay or transgender, deepening economic disparities.
An activist holds a Pride Flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday after the Court ruled LGBTQ people cannot be fired for their sexual orientation.
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The doctor who left primary care to help LGBTQ patients

Nov 12, 2019
"It's so rewarding to just provide good care, and be kind and have them feel safe," said Dr. Crystal Beal.
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The cost of building a family using donor sperm

Oct 24, 2019
Malkia and Nick Hutchinson-Arvizu are hoping to expand their family, but are struggling with the price tag.
Malkia and Nick Hutchinson-Arvizu outside their home in Houston.
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LGBTQ people are more likely than ever to become parents. Is the fertility industry serving them?

Oct 16, 2019
LGBTQ people could be a big part of the market for assisted reproductive technology and some fertility businesses are learning to cater to their needs.
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In lingerie, winds of change

Aug 23, 2019
Victoria's Secret recently hired its first openly transgender model.
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