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Congresswoman Introduces Bill to Protect LGBTQ Rights Worldwide
Dina Titus's GLOBE Act would require the U.S. to document persecution abroad and assure access to asylum.

Adam Director Rhys Ernst Addresses Critics and the War on Nuance
The film — about a cis teen who pretends to be trans to date a lesbian — has stirred controversy in the LGBTQ community.

These Are the Trans People Killed in 2019

Texas Gov. Celebrates Signing Antigay Legislation With Chick-fil-A
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the anti-LGBTQ bill during Pride Month. Last week, he celebrated again by supporting the notoriously homophobic chain.

Trans Woman Murdered in South Carolina; 12th in U.S. This Year
Denali Berries Stuckey was found dead of a gunshot wound Saturday morning.

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'The Lion King' sinks its teeth into critic-audience divide
As "The Lion King" counts up receipts from a big opening weekend while still licking its wounds from negative reviews, you can almost hear the familiar murmurs -- that critics are "out of step" with the audiences they profess to serve.

This Day in History

Battle of Falkirk (1298)
The Battle of Falkirk was a major battle in the First War of Scottish Independence. It was fought between the leader of the Scots, William Wallace, and King Edward I of England, also known as the Hammer of the Scots. In 1298, Edward I invaded Scotland and defeated a smaller force led by Wallace at Falkirk. Edward's longbowmen and cavalry decimated Wallace's spearmen, forcing him to retreat. Though victorious, Edward's troops also retreated following the battle, and many deserted thereafter. Why? Discuss

Neil Armstrong Becomes the First Man to Walk on the Moon (1969)
As commander of Apollo 11, Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the Moon. With hundreds of millions watching a broadcast of his history-making moonwalk, he uttered the now famous line, "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." Buzz Aldrin followed, and the two astronauts proceeded to set up scientific equipment, conduct experiments, and collect samples from the lunar surface. What other spacecraft landed on the moon while Apollo 11 was still there?

King Abdullah I of Jordan Is Assassinated (1951)
Abdullah I was the king of Jordan from 1946 until his death. With Britain's support, he led Arab revolts against Turkish rule in WWI and, after the Ottoman Empire's collapse, became emir of the British mandate of Transjordan in 1921. When the mandate ended, he became king of the renamed Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. In 1948, he attacked the newly established state of Israel, annexing the portions of Palestine now known as the West Bank. In 1951, he was assassinated in Jerusalem by whom?