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Orange County Tet Parade includes LGBT Vietnamese, but limits visibility

The organizers of the Orange County Tet Parade have voted to allow Viet Rainbow to participate. While some are celebrating the reversal of a year-old ban on LGBT Asian organizations, the leaders of Viet Rainbow note that a "code of conduct" will restrict visibility for the organization.

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Connecticut prohibits healthcare discrimination against transgender patients

Connecticut is set to become the fifth state requiring health insurance providers to cover treatment related to transgender people's transitions and prohibit anti-trans discrimination, the Advocate reports.

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AB 1266, California's law protecting transgender students, takes effect on January 1st!

With the beginning of the new year, California's landmark School Success & Opportunity Act, also known as AB 1266, will go into effect.

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