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Trump is stealing money from HIV programs to pay for migrant kids snatched from parents

A hallmark of the Trump administration is that after manufacturing a self-inflicted crisis, it will do everything in its power to make it worse. Now …


Israeli Parliament refuses to change law that bans gays & lesbians from surrogacy

The Israeli Parliament (The Knesset) approved an amendment to the Israeli Law on Surrogacy today, but kept a portion that stipulates same-sex couples …


Republicans vote to make it legal nationwide to ban gays & lesbians from adopting

The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed an amendment allowing taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to deny LGBTQ families the ability to …


This may be the biggest court case for LGBTQ rights in world history

India’s Supreme Court is on the verge of potentially overturning an anti-gay law spanning 150 years. Should Section 377 be reversed, the action would …


Why is the New York Times joking that Trump & Putin are gay lovers?

You’ve done it guys. You’ve saved democracy by saying Trump and Putin are gay for each other. The first 1000 times didn’t work, but your version was …

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We Made A List Of All The Anti-LGBT Stuff Trump Has Done As President

The White House claims Trump is "supportive of LGBTQ rights.” Here's a list of the actions his administration has taken to roll back those rights.<p>When Donald Trump ran for president, he pledged he would be an LGBT ally, even carrying an "LGBTs for Trump" rainbow pride flag at a rally in 2016. …


India Could Decriminalize Homosexuality Soon

India could be on the brink of repealing a 157-year-old law that criminalizes "all sexual activity apart from heterosexual intercourse," according to</i> …


Republicans Vote for 'License to Discriminate' Against LGBT Parents

Republicans in Congress voted for an amendment that activists say is a "license to discriminate" against LGBT people who want to foster or adopt …


All the Damage Brett Kavanaugh Could Do to LGBT Rights

Forget the mild-mannered facade, Trump's SCOTUS nominee is dangerous, writes Shannon Minter of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.


Illinois Republican Governor Officiates a Same-Sex Wedding

Illlinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, married James Goeke and Mark Cozzi last month but is now being called out by his far-right …


Democrats Push to Outlaw 'Gay Panic' Defense

Democrats in Congress have filed a bill to outlaw the "gay panic" defense, sometimes used to argue that assailants deserve lighter sentences or even …


Brian Sims: Young People Will Save the Democratic Party

The first out gay man elected to Pennsylvania’s state legislature is not only fighting for equality, but common sense.


Survivor of Chechen 'Gay Purge' Is Kidnapped by Father in Russia

A gay survivor of a Chechen concentration camp was kidnapped by his father.<p>Zelimkhan Akhmadov had been taking out the trash Friday from a safehouse …


HRC Urges Trump and Putin to End Antigay Violence in Chechnya

The Human Rights Campaign urged Donald Trump and Vladmir Putin to end the violence against gay and bisexual men in Chechnya by projecting a a …


Sacha Baron Cohen Convinced Lawmakers to Arm Children

Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime show, <i>Who Is America?</i> premiered Sunday night. In one bit, Cohen impersonated Israeli weapons expert “Erran Morad.” …

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The Cast of 'Pose' Takes Center Stage & Makes History

With his latest high-profile series, <i>Pose</i>, Ryan Murphy has brought to glittering life the world of 1980s ball culture and New York City queer life. …


The Biggest Takeaways from Transgender Hollywood on ScarJo Scandal

When news broke that Scarlett Johansson was cast as a trans man after a number of cis actors catapulted their careers off transgender pain, the LGBT …


New Jersey Gov. Signs Bills Giving Transgender Residents More Rights

Genderqueer residents can now have their birth and death certificates amended to reflect their gender identity.<p>New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed three bills into law on Tuesday that offer more rights and protections for the LGBTQ community.<p>The first two measures, SB478 and SB493, allow birth …


The UK government plans to ban conversion therapy in sweeping LGBTQ reforms

The British government has announced plans to ban conversion therapy in a sweeping LGBTQ initiative.<p>To support transgender citizens, it also plans to …


For trans college students, health care is often unavailable

According to Campus Pride, only 86 colleges across the United States cover hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and gender-affirming surgeries for …


Trans Actresses Call Out Scarlett Johansson's Tone-Deaf Remarks

Trace Lysette and Jamie Clayton call for parity for trans actrors in Hollywood in repsonse to Johansson being cast as a trans man.

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Scarlett Johansson Is Mad We're Mad About Her Trans Face

This latest insult from Hollywood has crossed a red line, Amanda Kerri writes.

Scarlett Johansson

Maine Gov. Paul LePage Vetoes Conversion Therapy Ban

Maine Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would bar state-licensed professionals from subjecting minors to so-called conversion therapy, aimed at …


Anti-trans group allowed to lead Pride in London march after hijack

Pride in London was supposed to be led by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and NHS staff as part of the celebration of 70 years of the NHS. However, it was …


Transgender woman found shot to death in Cleveland parking lot

A transgender woman was found shot to death in Cleveland this past Sunday.<p>At around 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, police found Keisha Wells, 54, dead in …


10-Year-Old Boy Likely Beaten to Death Recently Came Out as Gay

Covered in cigarette burns, Anthony Avalos was found dead of a head injury last week in southern California.


Jacksonville, Fla., Sees Third Trans Murder of 2018

The victim was shot outside a motel Sunday, and activists say the city is in crisis.


Ohio Republicans Propose Bill to Out Trans Students to Parents

The bill would also make handing out educational materials about being transgender a fourth-degree felony.


Arrest Made in Murder of 10-Year-Old Gay Child

Anthony Avalos had recently come out as gay before he was covered in cigarette burns and beaten to death.


Mother Charged With Murder of Boy Who Came Out as Gay

The mother of Anthony Avalos is arrested, two days after her boyfriend was.