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Michael K. Lavers
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Activists in #Colombia have sharply criticized the appointment of a vocal #LGBTI rights opponent as their country's next ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS) / El nombramiento de un vocal opositor de derechos LGBTI como el nuevo embajador de Colombia ante la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) ha provocado indignación entre activistas en el país sudamericano
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#LGBTI activists and HIV/AIDS service providers in #PuertoRico with whom I spoke this week said the results of a George Washington University study that concludes Hurricane Maria's death toll is 2,975 does not come as a surprise. +Washington Blade
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A part of my personal biography that folks may not know is that I was a volunteer for #JohnMcCain's 2000 presidential campaign. Here are my thoughts about that I experience, and the senator's death, that I wrote this morning while returning to D.C. from New Hampshire.
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Trans Queer Pueblo is a Phoenix-based organization that advocates on behalf of undocumented #LGBTI immigrants. I had the opportunity to speak with Dagoberto Bailón and three of his colleagues when I was on assignment in Arizona. I also had the pleasure of speaking with Ylenia Aguilar about her experiences as an immigrant from Mexico who has become a U.S. citizen / Trans Queer Pueblo es una organización en Fenix que ayuda a los inmigrantes LGBTI indocumentados. Tuve la oportunidad de hablar con Dagoberto Bailón y tres de sus compañeras cuando estuve en el terreno en #Arizona. También tuve el gran gusto de hablar con Ylenia Aguilar sobre sus experiencias como una inmigrante mexicana que se ha convertida en ciudadana estadounidense
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President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy has sparked concern in communities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Here is my story on the situation in California's Imperial Valley and Baja California that includes interviews with activists in El Centro and Tijuana and snapshots of daily life on the border / La política migratoria de "tolerancia cero" del presidente Trump ha provocado preocupación en ambos lados de la frontera entre los EEUU y México. Aquí es mi nota sobre la situación en la Valle de Imperial de California y Baja California que incluye entrevistas con activistas en El Centro y Tijuana y instantáneas de la vida cotidiana en la zona fronteriza
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Irish Prime Minister hashtag #LeoVaradkar, who is openly gay, raised hashtag #LGBTI issues during hashtag #PopeFrancis' visit to Ireland. The Vatican's response to the clergy sex abuse in the country, the U.S. and around the world overshadowed the papal visit.
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One of the things I learned while reporting from Central America, Mexico and the Southwest U.S. last month is that President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy is prompting more LGBTI migrants to seek refuge in Mexico as opposed to the U.S. / La política migratoria de "tolerancia cero" del presidente Trump ha provocado un creciente número de migrantes de buscar refugio en México a diferencia de los EEUU +Washington Blade
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YouTubers in #Cuba are using their YouTube channels to document #LGBTI life and issues on the Communist island / YouTubers en #Cuba documentan los temas LGBTI en la isla comunista en sus canales de YouTube
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HIV/AIDS activists in the U.S. and around the world have cited President Trump's policies towards immigrants and other marginalized groups as reasons why they are urging the International AIDS Society to relocate the 2020 International AIDS Conference from the San Francisco Bay Area +Washington Blade
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The Family Research Council and Alliance Defending Freedom are among the anti-#LGBTI organizations that participated in a #religiousfreedom conference the State Department held this week in #DC +Washington Blade
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