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Protesters sing and pray outside the United Methodist Church's special session of the general conference in St. Louis on Tuesday. Delegates voted to maintain current rules against LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage. Sid Hastings/AP hide caption

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American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, pictured in 1964, as spokesman for the Citywide Committee for Integration, at the organization's headquarters, Silcam Presbyterian Church in New York City. Patrick A. Burns/New York Times Co./Getty Images hide caption

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In Newly Found Audio, A Forgotten Civil Rights Leader Says Coming Out 'Was An Absolute Necessity'

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President Trump arrives to board Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on Dec. 22. Openly transgender people will be allowed to enlist in the military starting Monday after the White House decided not to appeal. Carlos Barria/Reuters hide caption

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Danica Roem, a Democrat who won a race for delegate in Virginia's 13th Congressional District, at her campaign office in September. Roem is the first transgender person elected to a state legislature. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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