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Sherry Vine (from left), Jackie Beat, Lady Bunny and Bianca Del Rio open up the show. "To be here now is quite fun," Del Rio said. "I remember as a young child, I had a videotape of Wigstock." Mengwen Cao for NPR hide caption

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Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., speaks onstage at The Human Rights Campaign 2018 Los Angeles Gala Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles earlier this year. She's running this year for Senate, aiming to be just the second LGBTQ person elected to that body. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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Rise Of LGBTQ Candidates Could Usher In A 'Rainbow Wave' In 2018

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Marchers carry an LGBTQ pride flag during the Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City in June. The Senate bill would require the Census Bureau to protect all sexual orientation and gender identity information it collects. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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More States Say Religious Agencies Can Turn Down Same-Sex Couples For Adoptions

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Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill allowing adults to carry firearms without a license and signed a bill to let private agencies deny placing a child for adoption based on religious beliefs. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Dan Reynolds addresses the crowd at the 2017 LoveLoud Festival in Orem, Utah. The Imagine Dragons frontman helped organize the event to benefit LGBTQ rights organizations. Courtesy of HBO hide caption

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From Mormon Missionary To LGBTQ Advocate (And International Rock Star)

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RuPaul, host of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, says the show isn't intentionally setting out to change minds; its goal is just to entertain and celebrate drag. Joseph Longo/AP hide caption

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'Flats Are For Quitters': RuPaul Talks Drag, 'All Stars' And Identity Politics

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Skier Gus Kenworthy speaks during the 100 Days Out 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Celebration with Team USA in November. Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USOC hide caption

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LGBTQ people of color are twice as likely as their white counterparts to say they've been discriminated against because they are LGBTQ in applying for jobs and interacting with police. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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For LGBTQ People Of Color, Discrimination Compounds

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Harrison Browne, seen here playing for the Buffalo Beauts, says he feels lucky to be part of a league that accepts him and wants him to feel comfortable. Courtesy of the National Women's Hockey League hide caption

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Cassandra Thomas of Human Rights Campaign holds a sign advocating the repeal of HB2 on Dec. 7, 2016, in Charlotte. Brian Gomsak/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign hide caption

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People celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington on June 26, 2015, after its historic decision on gay marriage. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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LGBT Rights Activists Fear Trump Will Undo Protections Created Under Obama

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Cameron Esposito (left) and her wife Rhea Butcher play married comedians in their new show Take My Wife. Seeso hide caption

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Lucy Loves Lucy In 'Take My Wife'

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Drew and Danny Cortez, on a recent visit with StoryCorps in Cypress, Calif. StoryCorps hide caption

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When His Son Came Out As Gay, This Pastor Delivered A Sermon Of Support

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Mourners gather outside of the iconic New York City gay and lesbian bar the Stonewall Inn to light candles, lay flowers and grieve for those killed in Orlando last evening on June 12, 2016. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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