Juana Zacharias, 18, lives in a group home for foster children in Oxnard, Calif. She came out as transgender when she was 10; she entered the foster care system when she was 11, after her father was killed. Leo Duran/KPCC hide caption

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Los Angeles Pioneers Program To Help Educate Foster Parents For LGBT Kids

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Obama: Trump Hasn't Captured 'Zeitgeist Of The Country'

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For A Survivor Of One Club Shooting, Orlando Brings Bitter Memories

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A view inside the UpStairs Lounge after the fire that killed 32 people on June 25, 1973. Many of the victims were there for a meeting of the Metropolitan Community Church, an LGBT-affirmative church founded by the Rev. Troy Perry. Jack Thornell/AP hide caption

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Out Of Ashes, An Unwavering Resolve: 'That's The Legacy. We Never Ran Away'

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Larry Pascua hugs a friend Monday in San Francisco amid flowers and other items left as a memorial to those killed in the attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Orlando Shootings Prompt Cities To Consider More Security For Pride Events

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Francheska Garcia remembered her friend, Jonathan Camuy, who was killed in Sunday's mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Like many Puerto Ricans, Camuy had moved to Florida to escape Puerto Rico's economic crisis. Adrian Florido/NPR hide caption

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Latinos At Home And Abroad Mourn After Orlando Shooting

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When The Kid Becomes The Teacher: On What It Means To Be Transgender

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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks in front of the Stonewall Inn in 2014 to announce a National Park Service initiative to identify historic sites related to the struggle for LGBT rights. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Long A Symbol, Stonewall Inn May Soon Become Monument To LGBT Rights

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A new sticker designates a gender neutral bathroom at a high school in Seattle. President Obama's directive ordering schools to accommodate transgender students has been controversial in some places, leading 11 states to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration in response. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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New Jersey's Anti-Discrimination Law Is 'Just A Tool' To Protect Gender Identity

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Supporters of House Bill 2 gather for a rally at the North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh, N.C., on April 11. A recent poll found that nearly 49 percent of North Carolinians support at least some part of the controversial law. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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North Carolinians Who Support 'Bathroom Law' Say They're Being Drowned Out

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A bathroom sign welcomes both genders at the Cacao Cinnamon coffee shop in Durham, N.C., on May 3. Jonathan Drake/Reuters hide caption

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When A Transgender Person Uses A Public Bathroom, Who Is At Risk?

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Chinese lesbian couple Rui Cai (left) and Cleo Wu play with their twin babies, born last month. China does not allow same-sex marriages, and only married, heterosexual couples have access to assisted reproduction. The women went through in vitro fertilization in the U.S., and the children were born in China. Courtesy of Rui Cai and Cleo Wu hide caption

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Undaunted By China's Rule Book, Lesbian Couple Welcomes Their Newborn Twins

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Nick Wilson (left), at his ordination last month, is given a framed sign from Pastor Matt Johnson that reads "Just As I Am," the title of one of Wilson's favorite hymns. Bill Campbell hide caption

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Acceptance Grows, Slowly But Steadily, For Gay Evangelicals

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Geraldine Roman walks past a campaign poster during an April 30 trip to the town of Orani, in the province of Bataan, north of Manila. The 49-year-old, a member of a powerful political family, has won a seat in the nation's lower house, according to unofficial results. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A student boards a Fort Worth Independent School bus in Texas in 2009. The new district superintendent is facing criticism for issuing guidelines on supporting transgender students. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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Hundreds attend a rally in Chapel Hill, N.C., on March 29 to protest the passage of House Bill 2. The state of North Carolina and the U.S. Justice Department are suing each other over the law's restriction on protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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N.C.'s 'Bathroom Law' Energizes Voters On Both Sides Of The Issue

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Demonstrators against House Bill 2 protest outside the Governor's Mansion in downtown Raleigh, N.C., on March 24. Among other restrictions, the law says transgender people have to use the bathroom that corresponds with their biological sex rather than their gender identity. Jill Knight/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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