LGBT magazine endorses Clinton
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The Advocate, a prominent magazine for the LGBT community, on Monday endorsed Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMedia circles wagons for conspiracy theorist Neera Tanden The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Senate ref axes minimum wage, House votes today on relief bill Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm MORE for president.

The magazine's latest cover includes an image of Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, with the hashtag "#winner."

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The Advocate said it was endorsing Clinton for president "with enthusiasm," noting that she has made LGBT issues a central part of her campaign.

"She has produced the most complete and impressive LGBT platform of any presidential candidate ever," the magazine stated.

The endorsement comes as Democrats kick off their national nominating convention Monday in Philadelphia.

The magazine endorsed President Obama for reelection in 2012. But before that year, it noted, no previous candidate had backed same-sex marriage.

The publication also criticized Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE, saying he "has indicated his eagerness to abandon civil rights in pursuit of an electoral win."

The Advocate went after Trump's selection of Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceDemocrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' The Memo: CPAC fires starting gun on 2024 Merrick Garland is right to prioritize domestic terrorism, but he'll need a bigger boat MORE (R) as his running mate. Pence caught flak last year over a state law that critics said would allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers.

Trump's selection of Pence as his running mate "underscores Trump’s abject refutation of LGBT rights as a principle he considers with any seriousness," the magazine argued.

Trump has received a mixed response for his pitch to members of the LGBT community following the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., last month.

He also made an appeal to the LGBT community in his speech at the GOP convention last week, vowing to protect them from terrorism.

Clinton earlier this year won the backing of the LGBT advocacy group Human Rights Campaign.