Hillary Clinton decries hate in Orlando in new LGBT op-ed

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Editor’s note: This piece was penned exclusively for the Philadelphia Gay News and shared with Watermark and other LGBT outlets nationwide.

PGN reached out to the Democratic and Republican candidates for president, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, to discuss LGBT issues in advance of next month’s election. Clinton provided PGN this exclusive op-ed detailing her LGBT-rights record and her goals for future LGBT-equality efforts. The offer remains open for Trump.

(Clinton wrote an exclusive op-ed for Watermark in June following the Pulse tragedy. You can read that here).

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First Lady urges youth to vote to ensure LGBT rights, among other things

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Jackson, Miss. (AP) – First lady Michelle Obama told graduates of a historically black university in Mississippi that “the power of voting is real and lasting” and they need to cast ballots to protect civil-rights advances made by previous generations.

She said many young African-Americans have disenfranchised themselves because only about 20 percent of them voted in the 2014 midterm elections.

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