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Topless marchers rally in New York to get things off chest

Dozens of bare-breasted women taking part in the GoTopless Pride Parade took to the streets of midtown Manhattan Sunday to counter critics complaining about topless tip-seekers in Times Square. Appearing bare-breasted has been legal in New York since 1992. But Mayor Bill de Blasio and police Commissioner Bill Bratton say ...

Wine train issues apology to black women booted from train

Aug 26, 2015

Wine train issues apology to black women booted from train

The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted from a tasting tour because of their race. The company also promised additional training for employees on cultural diversity and sensitivity, ...

White House hires first openly transgender staffer

Aug 20, 2015

White House hires first openly transgender staffer

The White House has hired its first openly transgender employee, according to a U.S. official, winning praise from activists for President Barack Obama’s support for lesbian, gay and transgender people. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, 28, a longtime advocate for transgender rights, will be an outreach and ...