Gwen Moore updates LGBT community on legislation, voting rights at community meeting

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Addressing a town hall meeting at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore updated the crowd about pending federal legislation concerning LGBT civil rights. While acknowledging that the prospects for passage in the near future are dim, Moore outlined 15 proposed laws that would improve the lives of LGBT Americans. > Wisconsin Gazette

Baldwin introduces legislation to require LGBT inclusion in federal surveys

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalv (D-Ariz) led 96 members of Congress in introducing legislation requiring federal surveys to include data collection on sexual orientation and gender identity. The reintroduction of the bill is timely given recent actions taken by the Trump administration to undermine LGBT data collection > WisconsinGazette.com

Will Pence’s motorcade encounter PrideFest in Milwaukee Saturday?

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VP Pence is traveling to Milwaukee Saturday for a listening session and speech on Obamacare. Joined by Gov. Scott Walker, Pence will meet with business leaders and families in Wisconsin to discuss the “adverse effects” of the law. Coincidentally, PrideFest Milwaukee will be taking place at the same time. > FOX6 Milwaukee

Dem lawmakers introduce bill aimed at protecting transgender people

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Democratic lawmakers want to protect transgender people in Wisconsin from being discriminated against when they look for housing or apply for a job. Reps. Mark Spreitzer and JoCasta Zamarripa and Sen. Tim Carpenter have introduced a measure that would make Wisconsin the 20th state to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression. > AP News / Janesville Gazette

Transgender Wisconsin student can use boys’ bathroom, federal court says

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A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that a transgender Wisconsin high school senior who identifies as male can use the boys’ bathroom. Ashton Whitaker, 17, of Kenosha, said: “I hope my case will help other transgender students to be treated the same as everyone else without facing discrimination and harassment from school administrators.” > NBC News

At Victory Fund brunch, Baldwin and others search for relief from Trump fatigue

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Amid an endless string of reports on White House scandals, speakers at the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund’s annual brunch in D.C. sought to rally the crowd with victories wherever they could find them. Sen. Tammy Baldwin was among those who spoke. > Washington Blade