Miss Spain's Angela Ponce is the first transgender contestant to compete In Miss Universe

The First Transgender Contestant Competes In Miss Universe

Miss Spain Angela Ponce says she wants to be a role model for transgender children as she competes in this year's beauty pageant.

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3:21Chef José Andrés handing out meals
World Central Kitchen

Local Ingredients Are Key To Chef José Andrés' Disaster Relief Meals

0:56U.S. Capitol
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Bill Overhauling How Congress Deals With Sexual Harassment Passes

2:25Mitch McConnell addressing the media
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McConnell Agrees to Give First Step Act A Vote Despite Some Pushback

1:00For the first time, a resident of "Sesame Street" is experiencing homelessness
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'Sesame Street' To Feature Character Who Is Homeless

2:08Digital mashup of women human rights defenders
AWID / Vienna Rye

This Tribute Remembers Women Human Rights Defenders

1:19Planned Parenthood sign.
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SCOTUS Won't Hear Cases About Medicaid Coverage At Planned Parenthood

3:27Donald Trump at Republican National Convention
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Trump's Past Rhetoric Makes Progressives Nervous About First Step Act

1:53A man holds a gay pride flag
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New Footnote In Trade Deal Weakens LGBTQ Protections In US

2:53Donald Trump announces his support for the First Step Act
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Congress May Pass Largest Prison Reform Since '94. Here's What's In It

2:35A migrant mother and two children.
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Online Claim About 'Illegal' Refugee Benefits Is Just Plain Wrong

2:57A woman holds an American flag and a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services envelope
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Proposed Rule Could Deny Green Cards To Likely Welfare Recipients

2:09"Star Trek" kiss scene
NBC / "Star Trek"

This 'Star Trek' Kiss Was Iconic — But Not For The Reason You've Heard

2:32Roll of Georgia voter stickers.
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Georgia Is Headed For A Runoff — But Will Voters Go Back To The Polls?

1:11U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
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DeVos Unveils Controversial New Campus Sexual Misconduct Policies

3:28Mourners lay flowers at the site of an anti-semitic mass shooting.
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Justice Department Aims To Tackle Underreporting Of Hate Crimes

0:49Man holds 'No Hate' sign.
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FBI Data Shows Hate Crimes Increased In 2017

3:01Bus tour promoting Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia
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Campaign Eyes Virginia As Next State To Ratify Equal Rights Amendment

0:51Laura Kelly posing in a photo
Laura Kelly for Governor

Kansas Governor-Elect Looks To Undo Adoption Law Some Called Anti-Gay

1:04Person holds LGBT pride flag
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Scotland's The First Country To Support LGBTI Curriculum In Schools

1:17People in an office

What Happens When Toxic Masculinity Goes Unchecked In The Workplace

1:56Protester in front of U.S. Capitol
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Major Criminal Justice Measures Pass During The 2018 Midterms

2:39David Hogg at March for Our Lives
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David Hogg Says Gun Violence Will Bring Young People To The Polls

0:58Person loads needle with heroin.
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New DEA Report Highlights America's Ongoing Opioid Crisis

4:26Chicago police line
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A Look At Intersection Of Police Brutality And Disability In The US

2:09Man yells into megaphone
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Nobody Is Just One Thing. That's Why Intersectionality Is So Important

1:07Voting booths in Florida
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1.4 Million Florida Ex-Felons Might Get Back The Right To Vote

8:00A lesbian couple hold hands during a Gay Pride rally
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'The Day Ahead' Looks At LGBTQ Domestic Violence

3:11Former Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu
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Mitch Landrieu Has A Message For Voters: 'Show The Hell Up'

2:02A woman explains a graph
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This Study Explored What Happens When A Workplace Has Only One Woman

1:30Activist carrying a transgender pride flag
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HHS Reportedly Wants To Narrow The Definition Of Sex Under Title IX