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Obama Pressed to Appoint State Department Envoy for LGBT Rights

INTERNATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Oct 18
President Barack Obama is being urged to appoint a special envoy for LGBT Human Rights within the State Department who would serve as the principal advisor on LGBT issues to the secretary of State.

Eric Holder's LGBT Rights Legacy

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Oct 5
When Eric Holder steps down as attorney general after nearly six years as the nation's top lawyer, he will leave behind a legacy on LGBT-rights that is unmatched.

EQCA Expands to National Work

POLITICS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Sep 28
The statewide lobbying group that has long focused on enacting laws protecting LGBTs in California is expanding to a national scope as a new executive director takes charge.

HRC Apologizes, Pledges Greater Support for Trans Equality

NATIONAL | By Chuck Colbert | Sep 16
The president of the nation's largest LGBT organization offered an apology to the transgender community at the same time he said the group would take a lead in advocating fully comprehensive federal LGBT civil-rights legislation.

Victory Fund Head Chuck Wolfe to Step Down

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Sep 14
Chuck Wolfe will step down as the head of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund at the end of this year, Metro Weekly has learned.

Oregon Senate Candidates Spar Over Support for Marriage Equality

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Sep 14
A debate over LGBT-rights erupted between the Republican and Democratic candidates in Oregon's U.S. Senate race this week - over who is more supportive of GLBT equality.

Justice Department Official, Defender of Marriage Equality, Leaving Post

NATIONAL | Sep 4
The third-ranking official at the Justice Department is leaving his job this month. Associate Attorney General Tony West plans to leave the department Sept. 15.

The Late Sen. Jeffords An Early Equality Supporter

POLITICS | By Wilson Ring | Aug 23
Jeffords was seen as one of a disappearing breed of moderate-to-liberal Northeast Republicans. He was known for championing the environment, education and the rights of disabled and GLBT Americans.

Stuart Milk :: Taking on Global GLBT Rights

POLITICS | By Thom Senzee | Aug 10
Building on Harvey Milk's legacy with tireless efforts to improve the plights of lesbian, gay, bi and transgender people around the globe is Milk's nephew and Milk Foundation President, Stuart Milk.

SMYAL Taps Sultan Shakir

LOCAL | By John Riley | Aug 3
The Board of Directors of Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders announced early Thursday morning that it has named Sultan Shakir as its new executive director.

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