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Democratic House Freshman Aims To Ban LGBT Conversion Therapy As "Fraud"

After a handful of states banned the practice for minors, Rep. Ted Lieu — who wrote California's ban — will introduce a nationwide proposal Tuesday not limited to those under 18. A BuzzFeed News exclusive.<p>WASHINGTON — On Tuesday morning, Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California will introduce a …

A Majority Of The Senate Is Voting For LGBT Rights

Even under Republican control, a majority of the Senate has repeatedly voted in favor of pro-LGBT measures this year. The beginning of a new normal?<p>WASHINGTON — For the third time this year, a majority of the Republican-led Senate voted for a pro-LGBT measure — with 56 senators, including 10 …

Growing Outbreak: Deadly Bird Flu Hits Iowa Egg Farm

An Iowa farm that has more than 5 million chickens has been hit by H5N2 bird flu, a deadly virus that can wipe out flocks within days.<p>Iowa state health officials said the outbreak affected a large flock of egg-laying hens — the largest commercial U.S. flock to be hit by the virus since it first …

The shunning of Ryan T. Anderson: When support for gay marriage gets ugly

When a school learns that one of its alums has achieved great things, the institution will usually seek to promote those accomplishments. But there …

The terms lesbian and gay are linguistically insufficient.

What do you call a woman who dates other cisgendered women and trans men who have decided against bottom surgery (the euphemism for phalloplasty, the …

Trans Man Sues Employer After Being Told His Gender Identity Isn't "In Compliance"

A 21-year-old Louisiana man said he was fired from a loan company after not agreeing to follow a female dress code.<p>When Tristan Broussard was hired at Tower Loan at $15 an hour in March 2013, he drove to Houston to buy a new suit. He told his girlfriend she could quit her job, if she wanted to, and …

Concrete Falls Off Washington Bridge, Killing Family of Three

A couple in their 20s and their baby son were killed when a concrete slab from a sidewalk construction project fell from a bridge onto their truck in Washington state, police said Monday night.<p>Police in Bonney Lake, about 15 miles southeast of Tacoma, said a contractor was working on a section of …

Spain refuses asylum to Cameroon woman fleeing anti-gay laws

Spain denies asylum request by Cameroonian woman who claims she is at risk of being sent to prison because of her homosexuality<p><b>Spain</b> has denied an asylum request by a Cameroonian woman who claims she is at risk of being sent to prison because of her homosexuality.<p>Christelle Nangnou, a 28-year-old …

Depression saliva test may reveal those at risk of lifelong mental illness, revolutionize treatment, researchers say

The first biological test for clinical depression has been developed by scientists in a breakthrough that researchers say will enable it to be …

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Malaysia passes new detention without trial law, raising human rights fears

Malaysia’s parliament on Tuesday passed a tough anti-terrorism law meant to nip emerging signs of Islamic militancy in the bud, but which opponents denounced as a harsh blow for civil rights.<p>The Prevention of Terrorism Act allows authorities to detain terrorism suspects without charge, and the …

Las Vegas Man Blames Suicide on Losing Lifetime Pass for Free Buffet

The man who shot himself at the M Resort this past Sunday blamed his suicide on being banned from the buffet that had once promised him free meals …

New Feminist Beer Challenges Raging Sexism in the Beer Industry

There are few things that scream "raging sexism" quite like the modern beer ad, but a new ale called Cerveja Feminista is looking to challenge the archetype of what has dominated beer and beer advertising for so long: man drinks certain kind of beer, man gets good-looking woman.<p>How slapping the …

Ted Cruz Raises Half a Million In First Day As Presidential Candidate

In the first day that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is an official presidential candidate, his campaign raised $500,000 - a solid haul for a candidate who is in the bottom tier of polls and has been overshadowed by prolific fundraisers former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.<p>The …

This New Feminist Beer Is Waging A Battle Against Sexism In Advertising

Cerveja Feminista is designed to get the ad industry talking about both the way women are portrayed in advertising and the fact that, in Brazil, few …