Colleen Goupil

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What It's Like To Be a Transgender 6-Year-Old Girl, According to Devina Keswani: 'One Boy Spits and Pushes Me at School'

<i>To keep up with the adventures of the Keswani family, visit PEOPLE.com/keswanis</i>.<p>It’s been a big year for the transgender community, thanks in large …

LGBTQI

Where Can Queer Muslims Go to Pray?

Groups around the U.S. are pushing back on the deep-rooted stereotype that LGBTQ identity is incompatible with Islam.<p>In the media, being queer and Muslim often seems to amount to being a victim. In articles on violence against LGBTQ people in Muslim-majority countries, or pieces on the challenges …

Recreational pot users score bags of bud at Oregon shops

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Excited shoppers looking to score some of the first recreational marijuana sold legally in Oregon bought up baggies of bud early Thursday, taking advantage of door-buster prices and other deals.<p>Some of the more than 250 dispensaries that already offer medical marijuana in the …

How This Weed Study May Help End The Painkiller Epidemic

Before we go any further with this article about weed, and doctors, and addiction, I want to make it clear that I know very little about weed, even less about being a doctor, and I am completely (and thankfully) ignorant about addiction. The issue of painkiller abuse in the United States is …

Apple could face penalty in Russia over same-sex couple emoji inclusion

Apple could potentially be facing a fine upwards of one million rubles in Russia (which is only about $15,000 USD) over its inclusion of same-sex couple emoji characters on the built-in iOS keyboard. <i>The Independent</i> reports that police in Russia have began an investigation into Apple to determine …

Russia

Man Uses Fake Facebook Account To Brilliantly Troll Bigoted Critics Of Rainbow Doritos

Man Uses Fake Facebook Account To Bri...<br>Temporarily altering snacks for the betterment of humanity really brings out the worst in people.<br>Submitted …

Customer Service

Obama to nominate first openly gay service secretary to lead the Army

President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services.<p>Fanning, 47, has been a specialist on national security issues for more than two decades …

Military

Kim Davis inspires NC mayoral candidate to jail gays: ‘What’s wrong with eradicating homosexuals?’

A mayoral candidate in a small Charlotte suburb wants to “eradicate” homosexuality and throw LGBT people in jail, the Kings Mountain Herald …

Disney Store Removes Gender Divide from 2015 Halloween Costume Collection

It looks like Target isn’t the only retailer pushing away from the gender gap; Now Disney is stepping up to the challenge.<p>Every year around …

Rainbow Doritos Exist And They Don't Give A Damn About Your Sexual Orientation

Taste the rainbow.

New 'Doritos Rainbows' to Support LGBT Community

Starting today, rainbow-colored Doritos inspired by the LGBT Pride flag will be available to donors of the It Gets Better Campaign, a nonprofit that …

Yale Study Reveals Many Teens Are Using E-Cigarettes to Secretly Smoke Weed, Surprising No One

Everyone is <b>high</b> and we're all going to Hell! Definitely not, but a new study from researchers at <b>Yale</b> will certainly find its way into the obnoxious …

Cannabis

Gay the force be with you: Star Wars soldier comes out

Hero soldier Sinjir Rath Velus comes out in a new novel, which is part of the smash hit sci-fi franchise with arch-baddie Darth Vader.<p>The space …

This School Is Switching to Gender-Neutral Bathrooms for All Students

Out of 365 students, about six to eight kids at Miraloma Elementary don’t adhere to the traditional gender binary—and that makes potty time fraught …

Gender-Neutral

Life in prison for selling marijuana: Meet the people new pot laws forgot

At least 67 people are in prison right now, sentenced to die there for selling marijuana, according to the best available data. Until last week, Jeff …

Supporters of Jailed Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Rally to Her Defense

About 200 supporters of a Kentucky county clerk jailed for refusing to hand out marriage licenses to gay couples rallied and prayed Saturday as she faced a third day behind bars.<p>Some in the crowd — chanting, "Thank you, Kim; Thank you, Kim" — swiftly defended Kim Davis, who defied court orders to …

LGBTQI

Madonna's Brother Defends Jailed Clerk Who Refused Marriage Licenses for Gay Couples

"Once again, the gay community feels the need to be sore winners," wrote Christopher Ciccone, who himself is openly gay.<p><b>Madonna</b>'s brother, <b>Christopher</b> …

‘I wanted to say Harry Styles is hot’

Indeed it’s partly because of his legions of dedicated fans around the world who hang on his every post and went completely bananas when he announced …

The Calgary Flames Trolled Back Against People Opposing Their Pride Parade Involvement

President of the Calgary Flames hockey operations Brian Burke is serving as the Grand Marshal for this years Pride Parade in Calgary, and as one might expect, the announcement hasn’t gone without its detractors on Facebook.<p>While many of the comments have been positive, some anti-gay users have made …

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Is No Rosa Parks. She's The Bus Driver.

Christian conservatives' claim that her civil rights are being violated is exactly backwards.<p>As she sits in jail for refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis is being compared to history’s greatest practitioners of civil disobedience.<p>"Kim joins a long …

#GodHatesAdultery: Westboro Baptist church turns on Kim Davis for causing 'F*g marriage'

Proving that there is no limit to fundamentalist Christian extremism, the ultra-conservative Westboro Baptist church has launched a crusade against …

Religion

The White House is requiring insurers to cover transgender services. That’s a first.

New Obama administration regulations would require insurers to cover gender-affirming treatments for transgender people — for the first time ever.<p>Civil rights laws already bar health plans from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, disability, or age. This new rule would add sex …

Does Kim Davis, Kentucky Clerk Blocking Gay Marriages, Have Legal Grounds?

The county official in rural Kentucky who has become the focal point for resistance to the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage decision will appear this morning before a federal judge to explain why she should not be held in contempt of court.<p>The judge ordered Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and all of …

LGBTQI

Students protest transgender classmate's use of girl's locker room

Nearly 200 students walked out of a Missouri high school on Monday because Lila Perry was changing in the girl’s locker room.<p>While Caitlyn Jenner and other transgender celebrities have been greeted with almost universal acceptance, the road has been far rockier for transgender individuals such as …

Same-Sex Couples Still Cannot Marry In Small Pockets Of The U.S.

Fifty days ago on Saturday, the Supreme Court ruled that marriage equality is the law of the land. Local officials, however, refuse to issue licenses or perform ceremonies in parts of Alabama, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Texas — and lawsuits over related issues are pending in Indiana and Kentucky.<p>This …

LGBTQI

How Witchcraft Is Empowering Queer and Trans Young People

"There is no one way to be a witch," says Mey Rude, who left the Catholic church after coming out as trans. "It's a really freeing identity."<p><i>A version of this article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Over the course of the 20th century, the popular idea of the witch underwent a transformation. …

Court: Christian baker must provide wedding cakes for same-sex couples

A family bakery owned by a Christian cannot refuse to make wedding cakes for homosexual couples, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.<p>The court affirmed the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s order that Jack Phillips, the owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop, violated the Colorado …

Appeals court rules Colorado bakery can't refuse service to gay couple

The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a dessert shop could not refuse service to a same-sex couple that wanted to order a wedding cake, affirming previous rulings.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union and its Colorado chapter filed the lawsuit on behalf of David Mullins and Charlie Craig. …

LGBTQI