Collecting LGBT Census Data Is 'Essential' To Federal Agency, Document Shows

Collecting LGBT Census Data Is 'Essential' To Federal Agency, Document Shows

The U.S. Census Bureau has never asked Americans about sexual orientation and gender identity. Last year, though, requests for that data came from more than 75 members of Congress and multiple federal agencies.

Still, the Census Bureau concluded "there was no federal data need" to collect this information, the bureau's outgoing director, John Thompson, wrote in March.

A document obtained by NPR through a Freedom of Information Act request, however, reveals that the Department of Housing and Urban Development told the bureau that there indeed was a need.

Pentagon continues LGBT pride celebration; conservatives say it’s a shame in Trump administration

Pentagon continues LGBT pride celebration; conservatives say it’s a shame in Trump administration

Conservative activists are expressing disappointment that the Trump administration is continuing President Obama’s sexual revolution agenda for the military by, among other moves, hosting an LGBT pride celebration on Monday at the Pentagon.

FDA Approves Generic Truvada For HIV, PrEP

FDA Approves Generic Truvada For HIV, PrEP

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday approved a generic version of Truvada, Gilead Sciences of Foster City, California's blockbuster drug for HIV treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which, when taken as prescribed, lowers the chances of people at high risk for HIV from contracting the disease.

DeVos Grilled on Protecting LGBT Students From Discrimination

DeVos Grilled on Protecting LGBT Students From Discrimination

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos clashed with Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday over protections for LGBT students, balking when asked directly if she would ban private schools from receiving federal funds if they discriminate against these students.

Gay Lebanese scrap pride event because of threats

Gay Lebanese scrap pride event because of threats

BATROUN (Lebanon), May 22 — Gay Lebanese celebrated privately yesterday the closing ceremony of the first gay pride rally in their country and the Arab world, fearing reprisals from police or Islamists. - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/world/article/gay-lebanese-scrap-pride-event-because-of-threats#sthash.1SB1oYWF.dpuf

White House aims for Thursday signing of "religious liberty" executive order

White House aims for Thursday signing of "religious liberty" executive order

President Donald Trump has invited conservative leaders to the White House on Thursday for what they expect will be the ceremonial signing of a long-awaited—and highly controversial—executive order on religious liberty, according to multiple people familiar with the situation.

LGBT advocates seek to label opponents as U.S. hate groups

LGBT advocates seek to label opponents as U.S. hate groups

A liberal coalition on Thursday started a campaign to label socially conservative organizations that oppose transgender rights as hate groups, ratcheting up the antagonism between opposing sides on one of America's most contentious debates.

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