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We Can Already See The Damage From The Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling

In recent weeks, a lesbian couple in New York City reported that they were kicked out of an Uber taxi after the driver became disgusted when they kissed (a “peck” as they described it); a hardware store owner in Tennessee who’d put a “No Gays Allowed” sign in his shop window a few years ago was …

LGBTQI

How Sex Makes You A Happier And Healthier Person

Ready to hit the sheets?<p>Whenever you have <i>good</i> sex, you likely experience a mix of emotional and physical effects ― both during the act and after you’re finished. Not only does sex and orgasming feel incredible, it’s also amazing for your health and well-being.<p>Researchers and sex therapists …

Immune System

'Love, Simon' Wins Best Kiss At MTV Movie & TV Awards

This is the second year in a row the ceremony has honored a same-sex kiss.<p>You can exhale now, “Love, Simon” fans.<p>The coming-of-age film, the first backed by a major studio to feature a gay teen protagonist, picked up the trophy for Best Kiss at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards on Saturday …

Awards

Trump And His Allies Are Either Woefully Misinformed About Family Separations Or Lying Through Their Teeth

DHS officials say they’re being treated unfairly by the media. They aren’t.<p>On May 7, the Trump administration announced a policy of systematically separating child migrants from their mothers when they cross the border illegally as a group. It wasn’t a secret. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, …

Immigration

35 LGBTQ Wedding Photos That Are The Definition Of Pure Joy

Finding love is a beautiful, beautiful thing. 🌈<p>June marks the beginning of LGBTQ Pride month, but we believe true love is something worth celebrating all year round.<p>That’s why we’ve gathered 35 beautiful wedding pictures that show couples whose love for one another is simply</i> …

Weddings

Student From Iowa Killed 3 Weeks After ICE Sent Him Back To Mexico

“He was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” his friend told the Des Moines Register.<p>An Iowa high school student who was sent back to Mexico by immigration authorities was killed three weeks after he returned to his home country, The Des Moines Register reported Thursday.<p>Manuel Antonio Cano …

Immigration

Why (And How) Christians Should Celebrate Pride

Every June, the LGBTQ+ community and allies celebrate Pride Month, an opportunity to center and celebrate LGBTQ+ people in their fullness, to look back on strides toward equity, and to imagine a world where celebration and full inclusion is the norm, not an exception. For many Christians, however, …

LGBTQI

The Rainbow Flag Is An Established Queer Pride Symbol. Do You Know The Others? | HuffPost

LGBTQI

13 Pieces Of Long-Distance Relationship Advice From Military Spouses

Little ways for couples to feel connected when they're many miles apart. 💕<p>If you’re seeking advice about how to make a long-distance relationship work, ask a military husband or wife. Marrying ― or dating ― a service member, whose career often involves deployments overseas, lots of travel and …

'Prince & Knight' Puts A Gay-Inclusive Twist On Traditional Fairy Tales

Daniel Haack's picture book is the first release in a major GLAAD effort for kids.<p>In Daniel Haack’s new picture book, a handsome prince’s search for happily ever after ends, as many fairy tales do, with a wedding. In this case, however, the prince’s heart isn’t won over by a beautiful maiden, but …

Researchers Discover Common Thread Among Christians Who Voted For Trump

This could explain why some evangelicals are willing to overlook that Trump is not a choir boy.<p>Social scientists have a number of theories on why President Donald Trump captured the votes of 80 percent of white evangelical Protestants in the 2016 election, much more than his support from any other …

Donald Trump

There's Nothing 'Pro-Life' About Georgia's Anti-Gay Adoption Bill

Once again, the religious right is using faith as a rationale to impose policy on the masses.<p>This time, the Georgia Senate has overwhelmingly passed legislation to make it legal for adoption agencies receiving taxpayer funding to refuse to work with same-sex couples on the grounds of religious …

Over 50% Of LGBTQ Youths Struggle With Eating Disorders, Survey Finds

The groundbreaking survey also looked at the link to suicidal thoughts.<p>Amid the harassment, the pressures of coming out and the search for acceptance in today’s world, LGBTQ teens and young adults have a lot of hurdles to confront. And, according to a new survey, eating disorders is another one of …

These Veterans Say Trump's Military Parade Would Be A Big Waste Of Time

“I am not wasting a day standing and marching around in my freaking uniform so that somebody can get their rocks off,” one Navy vet said.<p>WASHINGTON — For the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who would be tasked with making it happen, a military parade like the one President Donald Trump …

AIDS In America Is A Black Disease

My colleagues and I marched in the Kingdom Day Parade last month, and toward the end of the route, a group of 10-15 men and women began heckling us. “All Black people don’t have AIDS,” they said, referring to the Black AIDS Institute banner we were marching behind. “You need to take that sign down. …

California Bakery Can Refuse To Make Cakes For Same-Sex Weddings, Judge Rules

The ruling hinged on a small, but specific, detail.<p>An attorney for a same-sex couple who were denied a wedding cake by a California bakery says they’ll continue to fight after a judge issued a preliminary injunction ruling in the baker’s favor Monday.<p>Mireya and Eileen Rodriguez-Del Rio first spoke …

Here's A Little Free Advice For The Viral Video Mom Who Just 'Came Out' As Straight

Scrolling through Facebook yesterday, I saw a video that really pissed me off.<p>The short clip, above, made by Kristina Kuzmic, aka “Truth Bomb Mom,” who has over 2 million followers on Facebook, features the decidedly hip mother dramatically telling the story of her 10-year-old son “coming out” to …

Nearly 700,000 Americans Have Been Subjected To Conversion Therapy, Report Finds

A new report reveals troubling statistics regarding the medically denounced practice.<p>Despite widespread opposition from medical and mental health organizations, tens of thousands of LGBTQ youth in the U.S. will be subjected to anti-gay “conversion therapy” during their lifetime, a new report …

These 'No Promo Homo' Laws Are Hurting LGBTQ Students Across America

Seven states still have laws that specifically target gay students.<p>In Alabama, a statewide anti-bullying law calls on schools to develop policies that foster environments free of harassment, intimidation and violence.<p>But for gay students, another state law directly impedes this goal. A different …

Anti-LGBTQ Violence Claimed One Life For Every Week In 2017

Brandi Seals, a black transgender woman, was shot to death in Houston on Dec. 13, becoming the country’s 22nd known trans woman of color to be killed in hate violence in 2017. Like many other transgender and gender non-conforming homicide victims, her gender identity and name were not initially …

Americans Are Becoming Less Comfortable With LGBTQ People, GLAAD Report Finds

The 2018 Accelerating Acceptance report's results are "alarming," advocates say.<p>After years of LGBTQ social advances, acceptance of the queer community in the United States appears to be on the decline.<p>A new GLAAD survey unveiled Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, has found …

Amazon Pulls Racist 'Slavery Gets S**t Done' Products From Website

"What in the hell is this?"<p>Amazon has removed a series of products from its website that bore a slogan praising slavery.<p>The online retailer faced a backlash this week after a third-party seller named Styleart listed a number of items emblazoned with the phrase “Slavery Gets Shit Done” on Amazon’s …

Viral Video Claims People Can Stop Being Gay If They Pray Hard Enough

The evangelical Christian charity Anchored North is targeting teens with anti-queer messages.<p>An evangelical Christian group is using social media to promote the scientifically discredited and flat-out lethal idea that gay, lesbian, or bisexual people can change their sexual orientation if they pray …

2018 Is Already Off To A Violent Start

There were several shootings around the U.S. on New Year's Day.<p>The cycle of violence began anew Monday as millions of merrymakers around the country welcomed 2018.<p>By no means do the below incidents make a comprehensive list of violent events that occurred Monday in the U.S. However, they provide a …

Preserving LGBTQ Equality In The Supreme Court: No Piece of Cake

We’re at a scary and dangerous moment.<p>With LGBTQ rights under open attack by the Trump administration — witness the recent summary firing of the entire HIV/AIDS advisory council — many are counting on the Supreme Court to stand against the backlash and preserve recent gains. But if the recent …

Court Rejects Gay Singapore Man's Bid To Adopt Biological Son

Local LGBTQ rights advocates said they were dismayed by the decision.<p>SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Singapore court has rejected a gay Singaporean doctor’s bid to adopt his biological child because he was born by a surrogate mother in the United States through a procedure not available for unmarried …

Doug Jones Officially Declared Winner Of Alabama Senate Election After Judge Rejects Roy Moore Lawsuit

Moore tried to delay certification of the results, claiming voter fraud.<p>Alabama state officials on Thursday officially declared Democrat Doug Jones the winner of its special Senate election, after Republican opponent Roy Moore tried to launch a last-minute effort to contest the outcome.<p>Less than an …

A Look Back At 2017's Best, Worst and Ugliest Queer Political Moments

This year, LGBTQ people faced some of their most extraordinary challenges ever. But the Queer Resistance rose up.<p>A Year in Review piece is always interesting, but in 2017 it serves a much more important purpose: To document atrocities, and to remind us never to forget.<p>The first full year of Donald …

Pastor Blasts Supreme Court’s Gay Wedding Cake Case In Unhinged Rant

Greg Locke believes a controversial SCOTUS case is "fake outrage."<p>A conservative pastor known for producing controversial Facebook videos is back with a blistering defense of Christian businesses who turn away same-sex couples.<p>Pastor Greg Locke of Tennessee’s Global Vision Bible Church tackled the …

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Says He Now Backs Same-Sex Marriage

The move may displease some in the mainly Roman Catholic country.<p>MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday expressed his support for same-sex unions, after previously declaring his opposition to gay marriage, in an about-face that may displease bishops in the mainly Roman …