Mayor of Alabama’s biggest city appoints first LGBTQ liaison

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ABOVE: Vice president of Central Alabama Pride Josh Coleman. Image from Facebook.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The mayor of Alabama’s most populous city has hired its first LGBTQ liaison.

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Stalled in Congress, LGBT rights advance at the local level

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At the U.S. Capitol and in most statehouses nationwide, supporters of LGBT rights are unable to make major gains these days. Instead, they’re notching victories in seemingly unlikely venues, such as Morgantown, West Virginia, and Birmingham, Alabama.

They are among scores of cities and towns in Republican-governed states that have acted on their own, passing resolutions and ordinances pledging nondiscrimination protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in the absence of comparable statewide laws.

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