LGBT magazine endorses Clinton
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The Advocate, a prominent magazine for the LGBT community, on Monday endorsed Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy 'Too Far Left' hashtag trends on Twitter Resistance or unhinged behavior? Partisan hatred reaches Trump's family 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 John TrumpGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Official testifies that Bolton had 'one-on-one meeting' with Trump over Ukraine aid Louisiana governor wins re-election 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 PenceREAD: Foreign service officer Jennifer Williams' closed-door testimony from the House impeachment inquiry Top NSC aide puts Sondland at front lines of Ukraine campaign, speaking for Trump White House releases rough transcript of early Trump-Ukraine call minutes before impeachment hearing 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.