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international : Hate crimes against LGBT people in UK almost double in 4 years (survey)

LONDON (Rueters) Hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Britain have almost doubled in the past four years, campaigners said, with one in five people targeted. A newly-released survey of 5,000 LGBT people by pollster YouGov found 16 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual respondents reported experiencing hate crimes, such as…

International – Australian ad draws fire for linking gay marriage to boys in dresses

Australia (Rueters) An Australian campaign ad that claims same-sex marriage laws would lead to school children acting out gay relationships and boys wearing dresses in class drew widespread fire. The advert was aired by the Coalition for Marriage, a group that opposes equal marriage laws. It said that legalizing same-sex marriage would usher in education…

INTERNATIONAL – Chile’s President Bachelet sends gay marriage bill to Congress

SANTIAGO (Reuters) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet sent Congress a bill that would legalize gay marriage, a move that follows a string of liberal reforms in one of Latin America’s most conservative nations. In 2015, Chile’s Congress approved same sex civil unions after years of legislative wrangling. In March, Bachelet, a center-left politician, pledged to send…

LGBT Network Leads Action Against Trump Following Transgender Ban

Following President Trump’s move to ban transgender people from the military, the LGBT Network and members of the community spoke out and pushed back, vowing to fight the policy reversal. “These cowardly, disgraceful and un-American comments by President Trump, attacking thousands of brave transgender service members who protect our country every day, are just another…

Sunset on the Harbor

The LGBT Network is in full swing celebrating summer in the Hamptons! On July 22nd, the Annual Sunset on the Harbor event welcomed over 250 friends, supporters, and allies to the Breakwater Yacht Club in Sag Harbor for a cocktail reception featuring live music by Audrey Snow. Sunset on the Harbor raised over $50,000 for the…