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Massachusetts transgender rights bill signed into law

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three months after being booed off the stage for a noncommittal stance on a bill protecting transgender people's rights in public places, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed compromise legislation.<p>The new anti-discrimination law, which was passed by the Massachusetts state House and …

LGBTQI

Transgender stories: 'People think we wake up and decide to be trans'

From a teenager whose mum joins him at Pride parades, to a 70-year-old who was sacked five times for being trans, five people tell of their experiences<p><b>Nikki Hayden, 26, psychology student,</b> <b>London</b><p>Until I was about four or five I didn’t know I wasn’t a girl, to be honest with you. One of my earliest …

LGBTQI

Apple, 67 other businesses file against North Carolina's HB2 'bathroom' law

Apple and 67 other businesses have signed a new amicus brief, supporting the U.S. Justice Department's efforts to halt the enforcement of HB2, a …

North Carolina

A country boy's story about coming out: self-harm, suicide and Safe Schools

In whatever way ‘gayness’ is understood, it’s not going away. Not by medicine, not by therapy and not by throwing it from the tops of buildings<p>I didn’t even know what “gay” was until I was harassed for having it. Gay boy. Dirty sanchez. Fancy pants. Faggot. Gay, I soon learnt, was undesirable.<p>My …

LGBTQI

12 Animals (That Are Definitely Not an Octopus)

Check out these awesome animal illustrations by Gabe Pyle. There's a snail, a monkey, a turtle, a sloth - pretty much most animals you can think of. …

Puppies, Pride, and Drag Queens: Photos from Costa Rica's Annual LGBTQ Parade

The small Latin American country might not be top of the list for marriage equality or gay rights, but that didn't stop marchers in San José from celebrating Pride.<p>While many shops in the center of town kept their doors closed and <i>ticos</i> filed into cathedrals to observe Sunday mass, a different kind …

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Photos! Fun Home Toasts to 500 Performances on Broadway

Members of the cast and creative team of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical gathered to celebrate June 30.<p><i>Fun Home</i>, the Tony Award-winning musical …

Are Women With Long Hair Really Considered More Attractive?

Research teases out the complex link between hair length and perceived beauty.<p>There’s an idea floating around that long hair on women is appealing to …

Psychology

'We don’t know if your baby’s a boy or a girl': growing up intersex

For generations, children with male and female characteristics have been assigned a sex at birth. Is there an alternative? Parents, doctors and intersex adults share their experiences<p>When Juliet Swire gave birth to her third son in February 2014, doctors told her not to tell anyone he’d been born. …

Pregnancy

Coming out as LGBTQ: It’s not one moment, but several

It can feel like “coming out” is everywhere — people talk about coming as every letter of the LGBTQ acronym, coming out with mental illness. The New York Times has noted that the Orlando massacre has inspired more people to come out as gay.<p>But coming out usually isn’t a singular pronouncement — an …

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If You're Transgender, There's No Such Thing As a Routine Doctor's Visit

Kai Green was having trouble breathing. When he tried to exhale, he would erupt in a fit of coughing and felt like he had to vomit. For weeks, Green, …

Health Care

The 10 Best Animated Movies On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: March 19th</b><p>It’s easy for animation buffs to get discouraged flipping through Netflix Instant’s animated offerings, which skew heavily toward mass-produced kiddie TV programs and dire-looking CGI direct-to-video sequels. But a little digging turns up quite a few unexpected animated gems …

Being transgender isn’t a mental illness. What’s sick is a society that treats it that way

Forget science – a Kansas lawmaker thinks he knows what makes people transgender: mental illness.<p>In a speech attacking the Obama administration's support of trans students, state Sen. Steve Fitzgerald dismissed the entire idea of a trans identity. "You're either male or you're female, and it's not …

What's New on Netflix in July—and What to Watch Before It Disappears

So long, Star Trek; hello, Bojack.<p>It’s nearly time to celebrate the United States’s 240th birthday—and what better way could there be to mark this glorious occasion than by drawing your curtains, settling in on the couch, and rejecting the outdoors in favor of some good, old-fashioned American …

TV

Anton Yelchin: Star Trek's Zoe Saldana honors costar

Zoe Saldana joined her <i>Star Trek</i> family in honoring their “little brother” Anton Yelchin shortly after his passing, but she has since posted a …

Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Finding Dory' And Great Voice Acting

It's a pleasure every week to take a little time to talk about culture, and it's especially a pleasure when we get to welcome a new member to our fourth chair. This week, it's Daisy Rosario of Latino USA, who you might have heard previously during a discussion with me about the upcoming <i>Gilmore …

Animation

Anton Yelchin, actor – obituary

Anton Yelchin, who has died in an accident aged 27, was best known for playing Pavel Chekov in the most recent series of Star Trek films, but he had also made his mark with a striking range of performances in independent cinema.<p>Like many of the actors in J J Abrams’s “re-boot” of the Star Trek …

Animation

What It’s Like to Be Queer and Muslim in Canada

It's been a week since the attack at Pulse nightclub. A week where my mom asked me not to go to Pride events in Toronto this year.<p>It's been a week since 49 people were gunned down at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. A week where my mom asked me not to go to pride events in Toronto this year.<p>"I …

LGBTQI
Creativity

Lin-Manuel Miranda and The Rock team up in the trailer for Disney's 'Moana'

Disney released a trailer for its upcoming animated movie "Moana," which stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a Hawaiian demigod named Maui. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, the same duo responsible for Disney classics "The Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin," the movie promises to continue the …

Animation

Diversity, persistence and tending nonprofits win at Tonys

NEW YORK (AP) — Five things to note following the Tony Awards on Sunday night:<p>DIVERSITY WINS<p>Every winning performer in the musical categories was a person of color — Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Renee Elise Goldsberry and Daveed Diggs. Lin-Manuel Miranda, of course, took home some big honors, as …

James Corden

The Tony Awards had a biting spoof of Donald Trump

The show took aim at the presumptive presidential candidates — being largely negative toward Republican Donald Trump.<p>While introducing the nominees for best leading actress in a play, Nathan Lane joked that he learned the value of winning an award at Trump University. Host James Corden said that …

Donald Trump

Artist Reveals The Skeletons Of Famous Cartoon Characters

Usually when you're just binge-watching cartoons you don't really pay attention to the weirdly disproportional bodies of the animated characters. …

What Christians Must Do in the Wake of Orlando

On Saturday, I attended my first same-sex wedding, hosted at a Christian church in the Bible Belt. As we danced and celebrated into the evening, I …

LGBTQI

Host James Corden Opens the 2016 Tony Awards With a Message About the Orlando Shooting

"Hate will never win."<p>In honor of the victims of the horrific and senseless mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, last night, host James Corden began the 2016 Tony Awards on Sunday evening with a message of solidarity for the victims and their families.<p>"All around the world, people are …

Orlando massacre: We can’t ignore America’s homegrown homophobia

“This was an act of terror and an act of hate,” President Obama said, addressing the nation after Sunday morning’s deadly shooting at the nightclub Pulse in Orlando. Twenty-nine-year-old Omar Mateen, armed with an AR-15 and a handgun, killed 50 people and injured at least 53 more (as of this …

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