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The New Abnormal

The ‘Sinister’ Crusade That Has Team Trump Outing LGBTQ Kids

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Brandon Wolf, national press secretary of the Human Rights Campaign, tells The New Abnormal that MAGA Republicans are making LGBTQ students political pawns.

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