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Michael K. Lavers
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The former editor of an Orlando, Fla., LGBT newspaper who directed its coverage of the Pulse nightclub massacre died on Friday at the age of 45. +WashingtonBlade

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Rev. Jide Macaulay, founder of the House of Rainbow, an LGBT-affirming fellowship, was in the D.C. area earlier this month. I had a chance to sit down with him last Thursday here in Dupont Circle. +Washington Blade

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The first-part of Helen Parshall's two-part series on the global bisexual movement highlights its efforts to fight stereotypes and seek visibility. The second-part of her series will be published next week. +Washington Blade

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#CaitlynJenner on July 13 met with U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. #NikkiHaley to discuss global #LGBT issues +Washington Blade

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#Maryland state Sen. Rich Madaleno (D-Montgomery County) on Monday formally announced he is running for governor in 2018 +Washington Blade

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Activists in San Pedro Sula, #Honduras, on Saturday held their city's 17th annual Pride parade. The city, which is located in northwestern Honduras, is among the most violent cities in the world that is not located in a war zone / Se realizó el XVII desfile del Orgullo el sábado en la ciudad hondureña de San Pedro Sula. La ciudad es una de las ciudades más violentas del mundo que no está en una zona de guerra #LGBT

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A prominent LGBTI rights advocate in #Honduras was brutally attacked inside his home in the country's capital of Tegucigalpa on Monday / Un prominente activista LGBTI hondureño fue atacado brutalmente en dentro de su hogar en Tegucigalpa el lunes +Washington Blade

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Chechen President #RamzanKadyrov told HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" during an interview that is scheduled to air on July 18 there are no gay men in #Chechnya. He also described those who have said his government has arrested and tortured them because of their sexual orientation as "devils." +Washington Blade

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#Virginia Lieutenant Gov. Ralph Northam and state House of Del. candidate Chris Hurst headlined a Pride Fund to End Gun Violence reception that took place in D.C. on Wednesday +Washington Blade

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More than 50 members of Congress on Thursday urged President Trump to publicly condemn the ongoing crackdown against gay men in Chechnya and pressure the Russian government to do more to stop it. +WashingtonBlade
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