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5 good things that happened to the LGBTQ community this year

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It has certainly been a challenging year for LGBTQ rights, but it’s important to take a moment to recognize the wins. It’s easy to get bogged down in the difficulties, but a lot of great things happened for the LGBTQ community this year, too.

Now, it’s worth taking a moment to remember a few.

Related: Currey Cook grew up closeted in the rural South. Now he’s helping kids be themselves everywhere. Biden issued a historic executive order on anti-LGBTQ discrimination

Adam Schultz / Biden for President In January, President Joe Biden signed a sweeping executive order instructing executive agencies to interpret federal civil rights legislation as already banning discrimination against LGBTQ people in many areas of the law.

“All persons should receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation,” the executive order states in the introduction .

Then-HRC President Alphonso David called it “the most substantive, wide-ranging executive order concerning sexual orientation and gender identity ever issued by a United States president.” The U.S. began issuing nonbinary gender markers on passports State Department In October, the U.S. issued its first passport with an “X” gender marker, which LGBTQ advocates hailed as a historic moment for the […]

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