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Pete Buttigieg has high hopes for 2020. 

Along with taking control of the Oval Office, the Democratic presidential candidate wants to make it the year the United States addresses climate change, squashes systemic racism and ends gun violence, Buttigieg told about 1,000 people gathered in the rain at Reading Terminal Market on Sunday evening for a rally that kicked off in true Philly fashion with an Eagles chant. 

Transgender man shunned by Baptist college to get new name

The Tennessean reported a transgender man who was shunned by his private Tennessee college after getting breast reduction surgery has now returned to the state and plans to legally change his name.

Polish election: Leader says gay rights are a threat to society

LGBT+ rights have become the single most significant cultural issue in Poland’s election campaign ahead of the vote Oct. 6.

On Oct. 15, a federal judge overturned an anti-discrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, that protects transgender patients. The ruling stipulates that a 2016 policy instituted by then-President Barack Obama, known as Section 1557, violates the religious freedom of Christian and other faith-based providers.

The Equality Town Hall was held a few days before the fourth debate in Ohio on Oct.15 — where the term LGBTQ was not mentioned once in three hours by any candidate.

A former employee of St. Joseph’s Univesity who’s a lesbian has filed suit against the school, claiming “hateful” pressure from supervisors to stay in the closet ruined her career, caused her to attempt suicide and resulted in the dissolution of her marriage.

A trans man wearing a “Trans Lives Matter” sweatshirt was reportedly attacked inside an Old City 7-Eleven near 3rd and Market streets Sunday at 8:30 p.m. after he left OutFest, advertised as the world’s largest National Coming Out Day event. 

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