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LGBTQ-Latino leader, Carlos Guillermo Smith, fights for Florida’s future

"This tragedy has impacted the central Florida LGBTQ community so much. It's got to be part of the conversation in the election cycle."

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Carrying on Muhammad Ali's fight for justice

Ali's outspokenness and activism made him a beacon for African Americans everywhere.

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This month in LGBTQ history: A poem to the continuing struggle

"First job, keep her talking, keep / her alive. Get help. Where? How?"

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“Lynching” conviction of Black Lives Matter leader seen as crushing dissent

A young African American political activist is trembling today at the thought of having to face as many as four years in prison.

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Two of Virginia's Congressional districts get re-drawn over GOP objections

Judges re-drew Southern Va.'s 3rd and 4th Congressional districts; GOP lawmakers had concentrated the region's African-American voters into a single district.

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This week in LGBTQ history: Celebrating and honoring Christine Jorgensen

American transwoman was a pioneer in gender reassignment surgery and a fierce advocate for trans people's rights.

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Obama threatens defense bill veto over anti-LGBTQ, anti-worker provisions

The provisions, inserted in a huge DOD bill by House Republicans, are among the reasons the administration told Congress the president's  advisors "would recommend he veto the bill."

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Hartford's "Fighting for Our Future" rally inspires struggle

Big changes require big struggles, and "May Day 2016 -- Fighting for Our Future" set a powerful and inspiring framework for the labor battles and elections this year.

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Activists begin hunger strike, call for halt to detention of transgender immigrants

A group of activists is on hunger strike, calling for an end to all ICE detention on behalf of transgender undocumented immigrants.

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NYU forum explores role of communists in Civil Rights Movement

A public forum was held to uncover the buried history of communists' role in the Civil Rights Movement of the '50s and '60s

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