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Trump claims he is doing military a 'favor' by banning trans folk

Donald Trump elaborates on trans military ban.

President Trump, speaking to journalists in Bedminster, N.J on Thursday elaborated for the first time about his proposed transgender military ban.

He appears to be standing firm on barring transgender men and women from military duty despite many criticisms from gay rights groups, military officials and members of his own party.   

Giant inflatable chicken takes roost behind White House

Giant Chicken appears behind White House.

A giant inflatable chicken appeared behind the White House on Wednesday reports ABC

The giant white prop is complete with golden upturned hair and bushy eyebrows in what may the president in effigy, but that cannot be confirmed. 

Tucson rainbow crosswalks vandalized just before dedication

An intersection in Tucson Arizona is filled with Pride with four rainbow crosswalks on Fourth Avenue, or at least it was until what appears to be vandals threw a cup of white paint over one of them on Monday or early Tuesday morning.

Straight ally shot protecting gay cousin

Juan Javier Cruz, 22, died while trying to protect his gay cousin reports say.

A straight ally was shot and killed as he defended his gay cousin from a gunman in Lake Worth Florida on Saturday.

Witnesses heard the shooter, Nelson Hernandez Mena, yelling homophobic and hate speech before using the firearm, the arrest report states.

Another person was also injured during the shooting.

Secretary of Veterans Affairs says trans vets will have care for life

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin says his department will continue to serve transgender veterans if they are affected by Trump's ban. 

TMZ caught up with Shulkin on Capitol Hill and asked if trans vets can still expect V.A. services and aftercare once they leave the military.

Woman murdered in Atlanta is 16th trans person killed in US this year

Tee Tee Dangerfield is the 16th trans person killed in the US in 2017

An Atlanta transgender woman is the 16th to be killed in 2017.

Tee Tee Dangerfield, 32, was found early Monday morning outside of her apartment complex having suffered multiple gunshot wounds according to the College Park Police Department.  

Travelers to Mexico warned about tainted alcohol

Alcohol warnings for travelers to Mexico.

If you are traveling to Mexico anytime soon you should be aware of a recent alcohol warning from the U.S. Department of State.

On their website, they updated travel information for Mexico in regard to alcoholic beverages.

Conservative organizations applaud Trump's military ban on trans folks

Religious forums applaud Trump's ban on trans servicemembers.

As the LGBT community tries to grapple with the Trump administration’s decision to bar transgender people from serving in the military, several Christian leaders and conservative organizations are celebrating the news.

President of the Family Research Council applauded the President’s decision saying:

Log Cabin Republicans oppose Trump's military ban on trans folks

Gregory T. Angelo of the Log Cabin Republicans speak out against Trump's ban on trans servicemembers..

In light of Trump’s Tweet today about the ban of transgender men and women in the military, Log Cabin Republican President, Gregory T. Angelo, issued the following statement:

“This smacks of politics, pure and simple. The United States military already includes transgender individuals who protect our freedom day in and day out.