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Egypt: Mass Arrests Amid LGBT Media Blackout

The Egyptian government has intensified its campaign against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their supporters, arresting dozens of people in less than two weeks, Human Rights Watch said today. A media regulatory body has also banned all “positive” reporting on homosexuality.

In Shift, Justice Dept. Says Law Doesn’t Bar Transgender Discrimination

The move was the Trump administration’s latest contraction of the Obama-era approach to civil rights enforcement.

UN Human Rights Office unveils global standards for business to tackle discrimination against LGBTI people

Accenture, Baker McKenzie, BNP Paribas, The Coca-Cola Company, Deutsche Bank, EDF, EY, Gap Inc., Godrej, IKEA Group, Microsoft, Oath, Orange, SAP, and Spotify among early adopters of the Standards of Conduct, which offer guidance for the workplace and beyond.

For Hugh Hefner, gay rights were part of the sexual revolution

“If it was wrong to persecute heterosexuals in a homosexual society,” he wrote in 1955, “then the reverse was wrong, too.”

Transgender high school students kicked off school bus

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — Two transgender students were kicked off a Glens Falls High School bus Wednesday after choosing to sit along with other males.<p>According to a statement released on the South Glens Falls Central School District website, all of the students on the high school after-school activity …

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Roma LGBT People Talk About the Challenges of Facing Double Discrimination

“If your family isn’t open to it, of course you have to hide who you are.”

Pentagon: Transgender service members are able to re-enlist

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Transgender members of the military will be able to re-enlist for service while President Donald Trump's directive barring transgender recruits is under review, the Pentagon has confirmed.<p>"Transgender service members whose term of service expires while the interim guidance is in …

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Pansy Craze: the wild 1930s drag parties that kickstarted gay nightlife

Early drag queens like Jean Malin helped bohemian gay culture thrive – before mob violence, Nazism and Hollywood homophobia drove it back underground

How Edie Windsor Championed Gay Rights: ‘She Was Everywhere’

Into her late 80s, Ms. Windsor continued to leverage her national profile as a winning Supreme Court plaintiff to support her favorite LGBT causes.

A New Survey Shows How Many Americans Support the LGBTQ Community's Rights

It shows what people are really thinking.<p>With the Trump administration making many moves seeming to curtail the rights of LGBTQ Americans, it might be easy to assume that there's no progress being made for the LGBTQ community. However, a new report from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) …

How the LGBT movement came together to fight Trump’s transgender military ban

The movement has had major rifts – but not this time.

Pelosi on hand to help GLAAD honor LGBT media leaders

Don Lemon’s responsibility as a CNN anchor fell second to his responsibility as an openly gay public figure, even as Hurricane Irma neared the coast of Florida. When it became clear a major and deadly weather event would strike the South on the very weekend he was due to receive an award from GLAAD, the cable news anchor asked his boss what to do. “He said, ‘You’ve got to go,’” Lemon explained, standing on the red carpet of City View atop the Metreon on Saturday night. “So Anderson (Cooper) is …

“Don’t postpone joy.” - Edie WindsorRead the obituary of the late, great marriage equality activist at Advocate.com

“Don’t postpone joy.” - Edie Windsor<p>Read the obituary of the late, great marriage equality activist at Advocate.com.

😢Our heart is heavy after hearing that LGBTQ civil rights icon Edith Windsor has passed away at the age of 88

Her passion for justice led to #MarriageEquality in the United States, and her spirit could light up a room or a Pride parade. We love you Edie, and we will miss you. You will forever be in our hearts.<p>Rest In Peace. 💔💛💚💙💜

Can a 29-Year-Old Gay Man End Our Water Crisis?

Seth Maxwell believes everyone deserves clean drinking water.

Row over AI that 'identifies gay faces'

<b>A facial recognition experiment that claims to be able to distinguish between gay and heterosexual people has sparked a row between its creators and two leading LGBT rights groups.</b><p>The Stanford University study claims its software recognises facial features relating to sexual orientation that are …

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Fresh Air, NPR host share stage and stories at LGBTQ Philadelphia conference

When two famous radio interviewers share a stage things can get a little complicated But Ari Shapiro and Terry Gross easily worked it out At the National Association for LGBTQ journalists conference

LGBT immigrants among DREAMers facing removal as Trump nixes DACA

Tony Choi is among the 36,000 LGBT immigrants in DACA who are now facing uncertainty and deportation after President Trump nixed the program.

Bob Greenblatt Is Making NBC Gay Again

The out chairman of NBC Entertainment wants to enlighten, as well as entertain.

Canada Sets International Example in LGBT Rights

LGBT-rights supporter waves an amalgamation of the Canadian and rainbow flags in front of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa, 1999. In 2017, Canadian government condemned Ramzen Kadyrov’s purge of gay men in Chechnya and announced that nearly 30 victims of the purge have been safely resettled.

Supreme Court set to take up LGBT rights and religious liberty

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jim Obergefell sat in the Supreme Court on a June morning more than two years ago and listened as Justice Anthony Kennedy read an opinion that would re-shape the lives of LGBT Americans by clearing the way for same-sex marriage nationwide.<p>"They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. …

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Chechnya’s Persecuted Gays Find Refuge in Canada

HONEY HARBOUR, Ontario — The Canadian government, working with a Toronto-based nonprofit, has quietly allowed gay men and lesbians from the Chechnya Republic in Russia to seek safety in Canada over the past three months.<p>The program, first made public by the nonprofit, the Rainbow Railroad, on …

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Meet Britain's first openly gay soldier who lost a year to his chemsex addiction

When James Wharton quit the army after a decade to retreat to a job in the City and a cosy home in Windsor with his husband and their two dogs, it seemed he’d found his happily ever after. He could have hardly predicted that a year later his marriage would have broken down, he’d be living in central London and be addicted to a combination of hookups and drugs known as chemsex.

Resurrecting the Gay History of the Holocaust

Pacifico Silano's "Against Nature" explores an often overlooked and frequently overlooked period of LGBT history: the persecution of gay men by the Nazis.<p><i>Aryan Ideal, by Pacifico Silano</i><p>New York–based photographer Pacifico Silano's stunning and devastating exhibition <i>Against Nature,</i> on view at …

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L’Oréal Drops Transgender Model Over Comments on Race

A transgender activist and model was dropped from a L’Oréal ad campaign because of comments she made on social media about race, the company said on Friday.<p>The model, Munroe Bergdorf, a D.J. and activist from London, was to star in L’Oréal Paris UK’s campaign to advertise a line of …

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A Huge LGBT Victory : Canada Introduces X As A Third Gender Option On Passports

In a huge LGBT victory, the Canadian government has now introduced a third gender option as X, on their passports, taking an important step towards equality.

Trump's transgender military ban sounds eerily like past arguments against integration

First, African Americans would disrupt unit cohesion. Then, women. Then gays and lesbians. Now, it’s transgender service members’ turn.

Doric Wilson’s STREET THEATER Returns to the Eagle Bar in Chelsea

Doric Wilson‘s award-winning satire, STREET THEATER about the evening of the Stonewall riots, returns to the Eagle Bar for a limited run September 20 – October 4. The production is produced by TOSOS (The Other Side of Silence), New York City’s Oldest LGBTQ Theatre and is the first play of their 2017-18 Season. TOSOS Artistic Director, Mark Finley directs. The production won the New York Innovative Theater Award in 2016 for Outstanding Revival.

VIDEO: Lara Finkbeiner and Kevin Steen: "LGBT Refugees and How to Help"

This is a panel with deputy legal director of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) Lara Finkbeiner; and founder of Rainbow Street Kevin Steen. We discuss what are the current struggles faced by LGBT refugees