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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Continues to Ignore LGBT Students, Even During Pride Month

In a Senate hearing on June 6, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos referred to discrimination against LGBTQ students as an…

Oregon Governor Ensures the Rights of all Transgender People in Signing HB 2673

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law House Bill (HB) 2673 — legislation that streamlines the process for transgender people to…

Gay Dad Flying with his Son Seeks Damages After United Airlines Accused Him of ‘Inappropriate Touching’

A man from North Carolina and his son were flying aboard a United Airlines flight from Puerto Rico when he…

Watch: Cynthia Nixon’s Shocked Response When Andy Cohen Shows Her Trump Quote

Cynthia Nixon, the famously liberal and out actress, visited Andy Cohen in the Bravo Clubhouse last night, and the star…

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Creator Joss Whedon Imagines a Chilling World without Planned Parenthood

Most famous for creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer and directing The Avengers, Joss Whedon is stretching his political chops (again) with a new short film…

Nevada Takes Huge Step to Protect LGBT Youths, Bans Conversion Therapy

Nevada Republican Governor Brian Sandoval for signing into law Senate Bill (SB) 201 — legislation protecting LGBTQ youth in the…

Chelsea Manning Takes ‘First Steps of Freedom’

Chelsea Manning took her “first steps of freedom” today leaving the Fort Leavenworth military prison at 2 A.M., and she…

Kill Your Gay Kid, or We Will, Alarming Message from Chechen Police

With at least 200 gay men being held in concentration-camp-like areas throughout Chechnya, the violence toward the gay community seems…

Tennessee Senate Tries to Chip Away at LGBT Protections with Vote to Pass HB1111

The Tennessee Senate passed HB 1111—a measure that could undermine certain protections under state law for women and LGBTQ people in…

ACLU Releases Report on First 100 Days of Trump…and it’s Not Good

The American Civil Liberties Union today released a report on the civil rights and civil liberties record of the first 100…

Democrats Introduce Bill to Make Gay Conversation Therapy Illegal Nationwide

Currently there are only six states in the US that have a full ban on gay conversion therapy, but Democratic…

Partner of Police Officer Shot in Paris Gives Heartbreaking Eulogy in Paris

The partner of a gay police officer who was killed on duty during an attack on the Champs-Elsées gave the eulogy…

Paul McHugh Exposed: Anti-Gay Junk Science Will Not Be Tolerated

The HRC has launched a much-needed website called McHugh Exposed, which aims to pull back the curtain on the anti-LGBTQ myths…

CNN Interviews Chechen Gay Men about Human Rights Abuses Directed Toward LGBT People

Until now, the allegations that gay men are being attacked by police and rounded up and tortured by Chechen authorities have…

Alabama Legislature Passes Anti-LGBT Bill Would Reject LGBTQ Adoptive and Foster Parents

Alabama State Senate and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh passed the anti-LGBTQ H.B. 24. LGBT organizations are urging Governor…

South Korean Army Accused of Using Gay ‘Dating Apps’ to Out Servicemembers

South Korea’s military is being accused of baiting gay soldiers with fake social media accounts on gay hook-up apps. The…

Misty Snow Launches Campaign in Utah to Become First Transgender Member of the House

Misty Snow is getting ready to take on the Utah establishment, as the transgender candidate mounts a congressional campaign in…

Remember the Pastor Who Praised Pulse Nightclub Massacre? You’ll Never Believe What he Just Got Arrested For

While the world came together after learning of the death of 49 people at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, one pastor…

North Carolina Conservatives File Bill to End Gay and Lesbian Marriage, and They Waste Everyone’s Time

Now that North Carolina legislature have attacked transgender men and women, their next logical step is tackle the state’s debt…

Sign the Petition, Attend Rally, Things We Can do Now to Call Attention to ‘Gay Concentration Camps’ in Chechnya

“Call for an immediate stop to abduction, torture and killing of gay men in Chechnya,” Amnesty International posted today on…

SCRUFF Helps Host First-Ever LGBT On-the-Street Dance Party in Delhi, India

SCRUFF, the gay ‘dating’ app for gay men, presented and released video footage of Dance for Pride: Breaking the Stereotypes,…

Russia Bans Depiction of Vladimir Putin in Drag

Russia has banned depicting the no-term-limit leader of Russia, Vladimir Putin, in drag. The country’s list of banned extremist material…

Dutch Men are Holding Hands Across Holland to Unite Against Anti-Gay Hate Crime

A homophobic attack on a gay couple in Holland has united the country against hate. To show support for two…

For the First Time, the Pope Welcomes Gay Male Leader and Partner to the Vatican

The Pope welcomed the world’s only gay leader and his husband to the Vatican in an unprecedented bridge between faith and…

Trump Administration Strikes Plans to Get Much-Needed Info on LGBT Population in 2020 Census, Citing No ‘Federal Need’

The Trump Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ALC) has removed a question about sexual orientation…

Things Keep Getting More Bizaare in Fight Over North Carolina’s HB2, Republicans Want to ‘Double Down’ on Hateful Provisions

A Republican-led proposal would double down on some of the most discriminatory provisions of North Carolina’s HB2 and add a…

Japan’s Government Makes Huge Strides to Protect LGBT Youths, But More Can Be Done

Japan’s updated national bullying prevention policy will for the first time protect sexual and gender minority students. “Japan’s new policy…

After Promise of Repeal, North Carolina’s HB2 Still in Limbo as Republicans Refuse to Vote ‘Up or Down’

North Carolina’s Republican leadership for their continued refusal to allow a clean up or down vote on the full repeal…

Concern Mounts After Kentucky Governor Signs Anti-LGBT Bill into Law

Governor Matt Bevin signed SB 17 into law, a measure that allows student groups at colleges, universities, and high schools to…

Aww! Anti-LGBT Bigot Pat McCrory Says It’s Hard to Find a Job Because People Think He’s a Bigot

Former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said that it is difficult for him to find a new job after being…