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Phoenix trans activist Monica Jones appeals "manifestation" conviction, with support from Laverne Cox

Monica Jones, a trans woman of color activist and Arizona State University student in Phoenix, filed an appeal on Tuesday of her conviction for "manifesting an intent to prostitute," a city ordinance that sanctions behaviors like flagging down passing cars and asking whether someone is a police officer.

Head of NC's anti-marriage equality campaign: Gay people 'defying what they were created to be'

Tami Fitzgerald served as the head and chief mastermind of Amendment One, the campaign that placed a discriminatory marriage amendment into the Tar Heel State's constitution. While she masked the true animus that drove her to that line of work back when the bright lights of the campaign were on her, Ms. Fitzgerald is now coming out and admitting that hers is a cause that goes well beyond marriage and instead apples directly to LGBT people themselves.

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