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VIDEO: Kristene Chapa, lesbian survivor of Texas shooting, tells MSNBC: "God loves everybody. He left me here for a reason"

Last night, MSNBC premiered an online original segment to catch up with Kristene, her advocates, and community members—known to her friends as Kris—about her intensive physical therapies, the aftermath of the brutal attack, coming out to her family, the ways in which Kris continues to inspire her community and young LGBT people throughout Texas and beyond.

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#SouthernStories for #GivingTuesday: Kristene Chapa and Mollie Olgin

The ‪#‎justice4krisandmollie movement has continued to grow. Local media continues the coverage, and national media is starting to pay attention for the first time in two years.

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November 12, 2014

Ahead of trial, rally for justice for Kristene Chapa and Mollie Olgin

On Friday November 14, 2014 there will be a Rally Against hate crimes to support Kristene Chapa and Mollie Olgin. Bring your signs your rainbow flags and help support the two victims.

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LGBT advocates tell the truth about Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance on #IStandSunday

On Sunday, anti-LGBT activists gathered at Grace Community Church for a rally criticizing Houston's openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, and her support for the city's recently passed non-discrimination ordinance.

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#IStandSunday riles up anti-LGBT crowd in Houston with same old anti-LGBT leaders

Last night in Houston was an event that prominent social conservatives called "I Stand Sunday." Essentially the event, held at Houston's Grace Community Church, was a thinly veiled get-out-the-vote rally ahead of Tuesday's election, meant to inspire like-minds across the nation to show up at the polls and "take your country back."

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October 24, 2014

Trans Texan trailblazer Monica Roberts needs her community

Monica Roberts, legendary blogger and advocate who has worked tirelessly for the transgender community over the last two decades, is facing homelessness.

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VIDEO: US inaugural poet writes moving poem for marriage equality

The first openly gay inaugural poet wrote a beautiful poem accompanied by a moving video for marriage equality.

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