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Michael K. Lavers
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Activists have greeted Chilean President #MichelleBachelet's announcement that she will introduce a same-sex #marriage bill during the first half of 2017 with cautious optimism / Activistas en #Chile han saludado la declaración de la presidenta Michelle Bachelet que propondrá un proyecto de ley de matrimonio entre parejas del mismo sexo durante la primera mitad de 2017 con cauto optimismo +Washington Blade +Movilh Chile +Comunicaciones Fundación Iguales
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Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's announcement that she will introduce a marriage bill next year has been greeted with cautious optimism.
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El vicepresidente estadounidense y la presidenta de #Chile estaban entre los que hablaron hoy a un evento del #LGBT Core Group de las Naciones Unidas que se realizó a los margines de la Asamblea General de la ONU / #MichelleBachelet dijo que enviaré un proyecto de ley al Congreso chileno en el primer semestre de 2017 que extendería los derechos matrimoniales a parejas del mismo sexo +Washington Blade #Path2Equality #FreeAndEqual
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Vice President Biden spoke at the U.N. LGBT Core Group event that took place on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday.
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I speak with #LGBT activists around the world about the U.S. presidential election / Hablo con activistas LGBT al extranjero sobre la elección presidencial estadounidense +Washington Blade
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LGBT activists abroad who are watching the U.S. presidential election are increasingly concerned about a Donald Trump presidency.
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My coverage of President Obama's final speech to the U.N. General Assembly / Mi reportaje del discurso final del presidente Obama ante la Asamblea General de la ONU +Washington Blade #UNGA
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President Obama used his final U.N. General Assembly speech to urge countries to provide additional assistance to refugees and migrants.
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The #NYPD just told me there are "no new updates" on the validity of a "manifesto" from a person who claims to have planted the bomb that exploded in Chelsea last night. The "manifesto," which was on a Tumblr page that has been taken down, contained references to anti-#LGBT discrimination. +Washington Blade
Authorities are investigating a 'manifesto' from the purported bomber who planted two devices in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood.
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More than 2,300 people have signed a petition that urges #Botswana to ban an anti-#LGBT U.S. pastor from entering the country +Washington Blade #StevenAnderson
Activists have petitioned the government of Botswana to ban Steven Anderson, an anti-LGBT U.S. pastor, from entering the country.
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The Prince William County School Board has delayed a final vote on whether to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the district's nondiscrimination policy +Washington Blade #Virginia #LGBT
The Prince William County School Board has delayed the final vote on a proposal that would expand the district's nondiscrimination policy.
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Vice President Biden and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are among those who spoke at an U.N. #LGBT Core Group event that took place on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday +Washington Blade #Path2Equality #FreeAndEqual
Vice President Biden spoke at the U.N. LGBT Core Group event that took place on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday.
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Arcus Foundation Executive Director Kevin Jennings says protesters "manhandled" him after he took part in a Pride march in the Serbian capital. +Washington Blade #LGBT #Serbia
Arcus Foundation Executive Director Kevin Jennings says a group of protesters 'manhandled' him on Sunday after attending a Pride march in Serbia.
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The government of #Botswana has deported Pastor #StevenAnderson from the country. The anti-#LGBT pastor on Tuesday described the victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Fla., as “disgusting homosexuals who the Bible says were worthy of death” during an interview with a local radio station. +Washington Blade
The government of Botswana announced on Tuesday that it has deported Steven Anderson, an anti-LGBT U.S. pastor, from the country.
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this week introduced a bill that would prompt a non-binding public vote on whether to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. Same-sex marriage advocates have criticized the proposed plebiscite that would cost Australian taxpayers more than $127 million. +Washington Blade #Australia 
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this week introduced a bill that would prompt a plebiscite on marriage rights for same-sex couples.
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Police in St. Lucie County, Fla., on Wednesday announced the arrest of a man in connection with a fire at the mosque that the Pulse nightclub gunman once attended. +Washington Blade
Police in St. Lucie County, Fla., on Wednesday arrested a man in connection with a fire at the mosque the Pulse nightclub gunman once attended.
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I am a staff writer for the Washington Blade. My beat includes coverage of LGBT-related issues in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Please send any news tips to mlavers@washblade.com.
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  • University of New Hampshire
    Journalism and Spanish, 2000 - 2004
  • Manchester Memorial High School
    1996 - 2000
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  • Washington Blade
    Staff Writer, 2012 - present
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