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Sexual Orientation

Civil Rights

Court Agrees To Take Unprecedented Case Charging Chinese Ex-Gay ‘Clinic’ With Fraud

by Thomas Alberts ● 10:34 AM June 5, 2014
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“The psychological counselor asked me to lie down for hypnotization, leading me to imagine being with another guy,” a man suing an ex-gay clinic in China says. “I was electroshocked each time I was aroused.”

Discrimination

Silent Protests In Idaho Demand Lawmakers ‘Add The Four Words’

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:53 PM March 3, 2014
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See the photos from the ongoing protests in Idaho to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the state’s non-discrimination law.

Discrimination

Court Rules Prospective Jurors Cannot Be Removed For Being Gay

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:02 AM January 22, 2014
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Calling it a “deplorable tradition”, The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled lawyers may not use a peremptory challenge to remove a prospective juror from a case, just because he is gay.

2014 Winter Olympics

Exclusive: Russian Journalist Oleg Kashin On Putin’s Politics, Anti-Gay Laws And Sochi Olympics

by Tanya Domi ● 10:49 AM August 17, 2013
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In this exclusive interview, well-known Russian journalist Oleg Kashin, who was nearly beaten to death in 2010, talks with The New Civil Rights Movement about Vladimir Putin, Russian politics and Russian attitudes toward gays

Analysis

Transgender Military Equality: The Time Is Now

by Guest Author ● 7:02 PM August 12, 2013
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Brynn Tannehill argues that nearly three years following the repeal of DADT, why the time is right now for transgender military equality

Tanya Domi

A Transgender Glossary Of Terms And Definitions

by Tanya Domi ● 7:13 PM August 9, 2013
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In conjunction with our week-long series “Transgender Life in the United States Military,” The New Civil Rights Movement is offering this glossary of terms.

News

Living In Fear, But Coming Out As Transgender In The Navy

by Guest Author ● 5:50 PM August 6, 2013
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“Michelle” is a transwoman who currently serves in U.S. Navy with support from her supervisors. She shares her story with The New Civil Rights Movement via guest author Brynn Tannehill.

News

Major League Baseball To Announce ‘Increased Protections Against Discrimination’ For Players

by David Badash ● 12:44 PM July 16, 2013
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Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, the MLBPA, and NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will announce major strengthening of baseball’s sexual orientation anti-discrimination polices to support players and recruits.

International

Watch: Secretary Kerry Delivers First LGBT Pride Remarks With Significant Focus On US Politics

by Tanya Domi ● 12:13 PM June 20, 2013
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Secretary of State John Kerry delivered his first Pride remarks at the State Department yesterday, curiously focusing mostly on domestic politics toward LGBT issues and the rapid, positive change in US public opinion

Analysis

Revealing Report Examines Hate Violence Against LGBTQ And HIV-Affected Communities

by Guest Author ● 12:47 PM June 4, 2013
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A just-released report today finds the majority of homicide victims of hate violence in 2012 were people of color, over half were transgender women, and one-third were gay men.

Analysis

LGBT People Must Forge Global Solidarity Against Extremist Anti-Gay US Evangelicals

by Vincent Warren ● 2:35 PM May 17, 2013
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Today marks the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) when momentum to advance marriage equality in the United States is rapidly moving forward, while US evangelicals have shifted their focus to exporting hatred toward LGBTQ people internationally.

News

2012 In Review: Obama Coalition Enshrines Liberals As America’s New Moral Majority

by David Badash ● 12:23 PM December 29, 2012
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2012 was a watershed year that historians — and all Americans — will look to as the moment reborn Democratic politics won the nation, and liberals and progressives became enshrined as the voice of America’s new moral majority.

Legal Issues

Maine Gay Marriages Begin at 12:01 Saturday Morning Throughout the State

by Tanya Domi ● 1:08 AM December 29, 2012
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The State of Maine opened its marriage bureaus at 12:01 a.m. in multiple locales to enthusiastic couples and great fanfare

Chivas Sandage

Queerica: Life after Obama and the Future of Straight Supremacy

by Chivas Sandage ● 11:40 AM December 28, 2012
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Chivas Sandage takes the readers of the New Civil Right Movement on a tour of an ascendantly queer America in 2013 post Barack Obama’s re-election