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Ted Cruz admits sharing platform with 'kill the gays' hate preacher Kevin Swanson was 'a mistake'

Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has said it was 'a mistake' to share a platform with a 'kill the gays' preacher Kevin Swanson, who thinks …

Alabama judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriage

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As Alabama's all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race …

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Tennessee Apologizes to God for Gay Marriage

Blount County, Tennessee, is debating a resolution that would beg the Almighty to spare them from the coming gay-marriage-inspired fire and brimstone.<p>…

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Robert Mugabe at UN General Assembly says: We are not gays

The Zimbabwean president made the comments during his speech and has previously described homosexuals as worse than "pigs, goats and birds"<p>Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe strayed from his script in startling fashion on Monday evening, and blurted out: "We are not gays" during his UN General …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has explained in a heartfelt speech why he came out as gay

Cook was speaking at the Human Rights Campaign awards dinner on Saturday in Washington, D.C. He was there to accept the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award, which was presented to him in recognition of his work to support the LGBT community.<p>The Apple CEO gave an emotional speech that lasted over …

One Year Later, Gay Teen Reflects On Family's Horrifyingly Violent Reaction To Coming Out

"I feel like I saw this on the news about someone else."<p>One year after a disturbing video documenting a family's reaction to a gay man's coming out went viral, the victim on the receiving end of this hate is reflecting on the experience.<p>In September 2014, then 20-year-old Daniel Pierce posted a …

Meet the heterosexual couples campaigning to have civil partnerships

<b>Heterosexual couple Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan have lost their Court of Appeal battle for the right to enter into a civil partnership.</b> <b>The pair wanted to secure legal recognition of their six-year relationship and objected to the "patriarchal baggage" of marriage.</b><p><b>Telegraph Women previously</b> …

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These Are The Most (And Least) LGBT-Friendly Workplaces In The U.S.

Human Rights Campaign Foundation data show which industries have progressive policies for LGBT workers, and which are woefully behind.<p>Diversity initiatives are proliferating in corporate America. Intel made headlines earlier this year for publishing the early results of a multipronged effort to …

Greek coast guard rescues hundreds at sea over weekend

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard says it has rescued 1,743 refugees or migrants over the weekend in 57 separate search and rescue …

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Isis blows up Arch of Triumph in 2,000-year-old city of Palmyra

Monument described as ‘jewel in the collection’ of Unesco-listed Syrian city is destroyed and follows the razing of other statues and temples<p>Islamic State militants have destroyed the Arch of Triumph in the ancient city of Palmyra, a monument that dates back to the Roman empire, Syria’s chief of …

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Illinois Bans Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday approved legislation that will prohibit doctors and therapists from trying to change a minor’s sexual …

Queensland could move towards equality on age of consent for all sex acts

Gay rights group accuse the Australian state of discrimination as it is the only state to have a different age of consent for sexual acts<p>The Australian state of Queensland – the only state that still has a different age of consent for different sexual acts – will considering lowering the legal age …

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Here's What Happens When Two Gay Men Hold Hands In Lisbon

This time, the result is worth celebrating!<p>Well, this is a pleasant surprise!<p>YouTube personalities Lorenzo and Pedro, who hail from Portugal, decided to conduct a "social experiment" to see how locals in their capital city of Lisbon would react when they held hands on the street.<p>The pair, who are …

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This Artist Is Using 'Artivism' To Break Down Queer Stigma And Stereotypes

"Mockery is perhaps the most institutionalized form violence that ever existed."<p>A Venezuelan artist is making a bold statement about queerness and art's power to aid in the breaking down of stereotypes related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) identity.<p>The "I'm Not A Joke" campaign …

Charity race for children's hospice where runners dress in drag is 'dehumanising'

A transsexual group says the race reduces transsexuals to 'objects to be laughed at'<p>A charity fun run that invited men to dress up as women is being investigated by police.<p>Officers were asked to look into the 'Dames on the Run' race - where men run dressed as women to raise funds for a children's …

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Ellen Page just grilled Ted Cruz on gay rights

But that didn't worry actress Ellen Page, who on Friday sparred with Cruz for about five minutes in Iowa over his record on gay-rights issues.<p>At the beginning of the exchange, which was captured by ABC News, Page asked Cruz why he supports so-called "religious freedom" laws that allow LGBT …

Retired General Confronts Chaplains on LGBT Rights; 'Make Room at the Table or Get Out'

"In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies<p>but the silence of our friends"-MLK Jr.<p>My friends, remember the name and words of rare courage of a retired Army 3 star General and be prepared to be astonished, if not thunderstruck, with pride and hope.<p>Allow me to please recount for you the …

Sexual orientation is much more complex than straight, gay or bisexual

When asked about sexual orientation, most people typically identify the categories: straight, gay and bisexual. We tend to place people into the straight category if they are in relationships with opposite-sex individuals, in the gay category if they are in relationships with same-sex individuals …

Lives transformed: do famous transgender people help the cause?

When the <i>Vanity Fair</i> journalist Buzz Bissinger was sent to interview former athlete Bruce Jenner, he had little idea of how big a story it would become. Jenner, who had won a decathlon gold medal for the United States at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, was for a time in the 70s and 80s the epitome of …

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Sweet Cakes By Melissa Sends Passive-Aggressive Treats To LGBT Groups

The cakes say "We really do love you!" and come packaged with a Christian film.<p>This week, the owners of an Oregon bakery ordered to pay $135,000 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple sent out 10 specially made cakes to LGBT groups.<p>Sweet Cakes By Melissa sent the cakes, which say …

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White House predicts same-sex marriage win from the Supreme Court

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House press secretary Josh Earnest expressed guarded optimism that the Supreme Court would rule in favor of same-sex marriage in an upcoming decision.<p>"We have seen a rapid change all across the country, and the country is waiting to see if the Supreme Court has changed …

Same-sex Marriage

Women, LGBT least safe on Facebook, despite 'real name' policy

Despite Facebook's insistence that its "real names" policy keeps its users safe, a new report reveals that Facebook is the least safe place for women online. And things are turning more explosive, as stories emerge that Facebook has been changing its users' names without their consent -- and the …

Trans Woman Interrupts Obama At Pride Reception, Calls For End To LGBT Immigrant Detention

Jennicet Gutiérrez, who works with LGBT advocacy organizations, called on Obama to stop the torture and abuse of trans women in detention. The president responded by saying, "Listen, you’re in my house.”<p>An undocumented transgender woman who interrupted President Obama during the Pride Month …

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Jury Rules LGBT Conversion Therapy Group Used Fraudulent Consumer Practices

The New Jersey case — which went through a full trial this month — was the first of its kind.<p>An organization that claimed it could turn gay people straight used fraudulent practices to lure clients, a New Jersey jury ruled Thursday in a first-of-its-kind case that has been watched closely as a …

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LGBT Pride Month: Women Who Made LGBT History Share Their Most Important Life Lessons

From opening up discussion on LGBT issues, to making cultural "firsts", the women in the above video have certainly shaped LGBT history in recent …

LGBT Adoption Bill Signed Into Law By Michigan Governor Rick Snyder

A Michigan law which has been dubbed the “LGBT adoption” bill, was signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday and it is sparking backlash. …

Senator Rubio, If You Don't Want to Be Labeled a 'Homophobe,' Stop Attacking LGBT Families

In a touching moment during his recent interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Sen. Marco Rubio talks about discovering his son face down in their pool and jumping in to save him from drowning. In a defining life moment, what Rubio did was try to protect and save his son from danger.<p>His …

Pastor Shot Three Times Outside Church In Possible Anti-LGBT Hate Crime

Police in Hartford, Connecticut, say the pastor may have been targeted because of his congregation’s tolerance of gays and lesbians.<p>A pastor who was shot three times Sunday may have been targeted because of his congregation’s tolerance of gays and lesbians, police in Hartford, Connecticut, told …

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