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All of February we're celebrating Black History Month and the impact that black people have had on history and culture.<p>Celebrate by joining one of …

17 Stupendously Awesome Gay Tattoos

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Europe Rainbow Map 2013

ILGA-Europe has issued its annual overview of LGBT rights. Although it does not yet have full marriage equality, the United Kingdom received the …

Texas Judge Forbids Lesbian Woman From Living With Her Partner

Carolyn Compton is in a three year-old relationship with a woman. According to Compton’s partner Page Price, Compton’s ex-husband rarely sees their …

More Americans Now Believe People Are Born Gay

As scientists continue to try and determine what factors affect sexual preference, a Gallup poll shows 47% of Americans believe you are born that way.

International recording artist and Glee guest star Charice comes out as a lesbian

"Yes, I am a tomboy," she said, using a common Filipino colloquial term for lesbian. "I don't know what's the problem with that. Because for me there …

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20 Ways to Tell the World You're Gay

Russ the Marine is back from a field op in the desert and he and his Marine bf Matt have been busy in front of the video camera with their friend …

Pew Poll: When Did You Know?

The <i>Washington Post</i> reports:<p>In a Pew Research Center poll released Thursday, nine in 10 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults said society has …

'He's My Partner, Not My Friend': A Primer On LGBT Etiquette

Less than 20 years ago, Ellen DeGeneres hadn't come out, gay-wedding announcements didn't appear regularly in major newspapers and 17 states and the District of Columbia hadn't legalized same-sex unions.<p>But there was Steven Petrow. In 1995 he published <i>The Essential Book of Gay Manners and …

How difficult is it to be LGBT in your country? - GuardianWitness

The rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people all over the world are wildly varied.<p>While same-sex marriages were recently made legal in the UK, Uganda this year passed an anti-homosexuality bill. And as Finland decides to use homoerotic artist Tom of Finland's work on a new set of …

Rachel Maddow: Supreme Court Needs to Determine Whether Being Gay is a Choice

On Thursday night, Rachel Maddow discussed some of the 11 cases the Supreme Court has yet to hand down this session which include Affirmative Action, …

America the Beautiful: More LGBTQ Couples Featured in Ads

It’s about time advertisements acknowledged the world’s shifting family dynamics. I think many of us are used to commercials that feature a wife, …

Lavender Graduation at Texas A&M: Is an LGBTQ ceremony necessary?

News is spreading today on the gay Web (like the “deep Web” but with better design sense) that Texas A&M’s LGBTQ community is facing some push-back …

LGBTQ gaming documentary Gaming in Color released for digital download

Released today for digital download, the feature-length documentary <i>Gaming in Color</i> explores the history and challenges facing the LGBTQ community as …

OKCupid asks users to quit using Firefox due to CEO’s views on LGBT rights

If you’re a frequenter of OKCupid using Mozilla’s Firefox browser, you’re going to notice something quite different Monday afternoon when trying to …

LGBT Groups Condemn Removal of Openly Gay Scout Leader

LGBT groups are denouncing the removal of an openly gay Scoutmaster who founded two United Methodist Church-sponsored scouting units in Seattle.<p>The …

Mapping Los Angeles's groundbreaking role in LGBT history - Curbed LA

Whenwe think of LGBT culture and the movement for gay rights in Los Angeles, there's a tendency to think first of West Hollywood. But LA's rich gay history touches the entirecity, from Edendale (now Silver Lake/Echo Park) to Huntington Park to "Ginger Rogers" Beach. From police brutality to the …