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 Trump-Pence White House and Secretary Pompeo have so far refused to publicly condemn the systematic torture, abuse and the murder of LGBTQ people in Chechnya

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling on him to forcefully and publicly condemn the Chechen anti-LGBTQ crimes against humanity while he participates in a Ministerial Council meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on December 6-7. Earlier this month, 16 countries at the OSCE invoked the “Moscow Mechanism” and authorized a fact-finding mission to investigate the anti-LGBTQ atrocities that have occurred in Chechnya over the last 18 months, including the Russian government’s failure to respond.

 

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Vice President Mike Pence hosted the White House’s World HIV/AIDS Day event on Thursday where he failed to acknowledge the LGBTQ+ community for the second year in a row and lied about the administration's record combating HIV/AIDS. Here are some of the lies he told, and some of the truths Pence forgot to mention, via the Democratic National Committee:

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — By the narrowest of margins, the U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to advance controversial judicial nominee Thomas Farr to be a federal judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie -- but his nomination remains uncertain.

 

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