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John Barrowman Accidentally Films Skinny-Dipping Husband On Facebook Live

Celebrities are usually quick to the punch once their revealing photo makes the internet rounds, but you can count <i>Arrow</i> star John Barrowman in the …

Everything you see is an illusion, scientist warns – and reality is MUCH weirder

It sounds like something you’d hear at a yoga retreat – or from someone who has fried their brain on LSD.<p>But the reality we all see might actually be …

FACT CHECK: Target Transgender Bathroom Policy

CLAIM<p>Target caved to pressure from President Obama and LGBT groups and instituted a store-wide policy allowing transgender employees and shoppers to …

Transgender woman Storm Paradise risks losing Facebook account over unverified name

A 23-year-old Halifax woman has two days to prove she is who she says she is.<p>On April 13, Storm Paradise received a notification from Facebook's …

One-Child Policy: China's Grieving Parents Demand Compensation

BEIJING — Bereaved parents are demanding more compensation from China’s government, blaming the now-defunct one-child policy for robbing them of the chance to have more kids.<p>"I don’t have any hope anymore," said Zhou Ru Xian, whose 24-year-old daughter died in 2013.<p>Zhou was among those at a Beijing …

The World’s First-Ever ‘Pastafarian’ Wedding Is Unlike Any Nuptial You’ve Seen Before: ‘The Flying Spaghetti Monster Created the World…’

Armed with mounds of spaghetti, pasta strainers and a litany of other non-traditional elements, a couple in New Zealand held what is being dubbed the world’s first-ever “Pastafarian” wedding on Saturday, an affair that was conducted by the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.<p>The satirical …

North Carolina Cops Have No Idea How They're Supposed to Enforce the Transgender Bathroom Bill

Among the ethical and moral quandaries North Carolina waded into when Governor Pat McCrory signed the state’s noxious LGBT bill into law, there was a …

Pope Francis offers hope to divorced Catholics, says no to gay marriage

Pope Francis on Friday offered his most complete airing yet of the social issues affecting family life, encouraging his clergy to embrace sinners as well as saints and extending an olive branch of mercy to divorced and remarried Catholics long barred from the highest sacrament of the church: Holy …

How Two Grad Students Uncovered An Apparent Fraud — And A Way To Change Opinions On Transgender Rights

In 2015, two grad students at the University of California, Berkeley set out to study the art of political persuasion. It’s not easy to do this kind …

Social workers charged with child abuse in case involving torture and killing of Gabriel Fernandez, 8

Four Los Angeles County social workers have been charged with felony child abuse and falsifying public records in connection with the 2012 death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez, who was tortured and killed even though authorities had numerous warnings of abuse in his home.<p>Los Angeles County …

Alabama police shoot and kill a mentally ill woman after parents call them for help

On Sunday the parents of Melissa Boarts, 36, asked police officers to help protect their daughter. After threatening to take her life, Boarts drove …

The gender-fluid generation: young people on being male, female or non-binary | Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers

We asked young people around the world to tell us how they define their gender. Here’s what they told us<p>Some days Daniela Esquivel Asturias, 21, wakes up feeling feminine and puts on a dress or lipstick. But on others Asturias feels much more masculine and the thought of wearing a skirt induces an …

Michigan Schools To Let Students Choose Gender, Name And Bathroom

<b>Michigan’s State Board of Education has drafted a guidance that would push the state’s schools to allow all students, regardless of parental or</b> …

Scientists Have Developed Early Stage Human Embryonic Stem Cells For The First Time

A discovery decades in the making.<p>Researchers in the UK have derived very early stage stem cell lines – called 'naive' pluripotent stem cells – from …

Israel holds its first transgender beauty contest

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Nearly 30 transgender women strutted down the catwalk in skinny jeans, crop tops and stiletto heels at a Tel Aviv club on Thursday, vying for a chance to enter the first "Miss Trans Israel" beauty pageant.<p>Tel Aviv has emerged as one of the world's most gay-friendly travel …

Norwegian Woman Believes That She Is a Cat Who Was Mistakenly Born Into a Human Body

In her interview series focusing on unusual people, NRK P3 Verdens Rikeste Land reporter Silje Ese spoke with Nano, a 20-year old woman who is …

The Twinks 4 Trump movement has taken off like Donald Trump’s private jet

Super Tuesday made it clear that America really loves Donald Trump. Voter turnout in the Republican presidential primaries was simply <i>yuge</i>. While exit …

RuPaul Explains The Difference Between Drag And Being Transgender

"Drag is really making fun of identity."<p>RuPaul Charles, the world's most famous drag queen and the mind behind "RuPaul's Drag Race," recently sat down with the ladies of "THE REAL" ahead of the premiere of the eighth season of his hit show.<p>Among the questions he fielded was, "what is the difference …

the first digital transgender archive is a lesson in history, discrimination, relationships and everyday life

For the first time, decades of transgender history has been made available to the public. The resulting collection is an intimate walk through 60 years of culture and community<p>For much of history, the transgender experience has been muted, ignored, or erased. This year the <i>Digital Transgender …

Should right-to-die law apply to mentally ill people?

Most Canadians know that the right to die will soon be the law of the land. Most Canadians enthusiastically approve. But how many know that right may well extend to the mentally ill – people whose sufferings are psychological?<p>The answer is, very few. Almost no one seems to be aware that we are …

Obama says latest pact 'could end Syria's war'

US President Barack Obama says a proposed ceasefire due to come into effect on Saturday could be a key step towards ending Syria's war.<p>Obama told a meeting of members of his National Security Council in Washington on Thursday that halting air strikes was essential for the truce to be successful.<p>He …

The First Transgender Performer To Be Nominated For An Oscar Is Refusing To Attend The Awards

Anohni – formerly the lead singer of Antony and the Johnsons who also makes solo music under the mononym ANOHNI – became the first transgender performer to be nominated for an Academy Award when her song “Manta Ray” was picked as a contender for Best Original Song. In spite of this history-making …

31 Things That Will Happen When You Finally Decide To Live Your Dreams

Commit to living intentionally.<p>You’ve been thinking about this for a long time, haven’t you?<p>You’ve reveled in shallow friendships, numbed yourself in …

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China's one-child policy is over, but the fallout isn't

The effects of the Middle Kingdom’s one-child policy, from the strictly economic to the social, will play out for decades to come<p>In the fall of 2015 …

Horrified Mom Says Her 6-Year-Old Transgender Daughter Tried to Tear Off Her Own Penis

"She was like, 'When I look in the mirror I see a girl.'"<p>A mom in Australia says that before her 6-year-old daughter Briella transitioned into being the girl she always felt she was, she would have so much anxiety about having to live life as a man that she even went so far as to try to pull off …

LGBTQI

Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

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South Dakota Becomes First State To Pass Anti-Transgender Student Restroom Bill

HB 1008 seeks to ban transgender students from using school restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. The measure was passed by the state senate Tuesday after being passed by the state house last week.<p>By a 15–20 vote, the South Dakota state senate passed a bill on …

Decoding the Yoga Schedule: What to Expect from 9 Common Class Types

Whether you're looking to build strength, improve flexibility, or learn the exquisite art of Om-ing, making yoga a regular part of your schedule is a …

Obama administration seeks to roll back human rights conditions on aid to Egypt

Despite reports that state repression in Egypt is taking place on a greater scale than it has been for generations, the Obama administration is …