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Bible might have originally permitted gay sex, leading scholar reveals

A leading Bible scholar has claimed that passages in the Bible originally permitted gay sex – before passages were added calling it an …

Wrestler loses scholarship over anti-gay slur, complains about limits to ‘freedom of speech’

Advertisement<p>The California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) rescinded a scholarship to a young wrestler after he was filmed hurling …

Fox News pundit claims the B in LGBTQ stands for Bestiality

A pro-Trump Fox News pundit has claimed that the B in LGBTQ actually stands for bestiality.<p>Star Parker, a former Republican state congressional …

The Uniting Church of Australia will allow same-sex marriages in their churches

The Uniting Church of Australia is the third largest Christian denomination in the country.<p>The Uniting Church of Australia has announced that it will …

Condoms used 100% of the time prevent 91% of HIV transmission

Condoms have long been recommended to reduce the spread of HIV, but a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that when …

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Jimmy Carter: 'I believe that Jesus would approve of gay marriage,' some abortions

Former President Jimmy Carter declared Sunday that Jesus Christ would approve of same-sex marriages and abortions in the case of rape, incest and …

Coming Out Ministries preys on LGBTQ+ youth through guilt and shame

I’m a preacher’s kid and I’m trans. I’m not a believer and I never was but I spent my childhood conscripted into ritual practices, performing a …

Tab Hunter’s LGBT Legacy: Hollywood, It’s Time to Come Out of the Closet

In Jeffrey Schwarz’s excellent 2015 documentary, <i>Tab Hunter Confidential</i> (streaming on Netflix), the actor Tab Hunter recounted his experience …

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Brendon Urie just came out as pansexual—and his fans are here for it

Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie revealed that he’s pansexual in a <i>Paper</i> magazine interview on Friday, igniting fan excitement on Twitter and …

Pride has changed the world for LGBT+ people. Long may it continue

Since 1972, Pride’s joyful form of protest has become a liberating force. This year we stand with persecuted Russian LGBT+ people<p>London’s celebration of LGBT+ Pride this weekend is one of thousands of Pride celebrations taking place over the summer months in nearly every country on Earth.<p>In less …

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13 Trans Actors to Follow Who Aren't Scarlett Johansson - them.

From <i>Boys Don’t Cry</i> to <i>Transamerica</i>, <i>Dallas Buyer’s Club</i> to <i>The Danish Girl</i>, Hollywood loves a trans narrative. After all, they’ve historically nabbed …

Indiana landlord evicts church over sign saying 'LGBTQ is a hate crime'

Indiana landlord evicts church over sign saying ‘LGBTQ is a hate crime’<p>07 Jul 2018 at 12:52 ET<p>The Remnant Fellowship Church in Auburn, Indiana was …

Free From Secrets | Inspirational Message

Everybody falls down <br>All the way down <br>You just gotta hold on tight <br>You gotta get up <br>Gotta get up <br>Gonna make it through this time<p><i>Falls, Odesza</i>

Can Sexuality Change? What Sexual Fluidity Is and Is Not

Many people see sexuality as key to their identity. But sexuality can change over time. These changes often cause shifts in identity, experiences, …

Lance Bass On Prioritizing His Mental Health And LGBTQ Well-Being

"I think it’s so important to understand that your brain is very complicated."<p><i>Do you spring out of bed, ready to start your day, or hit snooze over and over again? That Morning Person is HuffPost’s attempt to make sense of mornings by peering into the routines of others.</i><p>Lance Bass’ strategy for a …

LGBTQ People Share How Therapy Changed Their Lives

"In a few years, I’ll look back on this and thank myself for taking the time I needed to work on me."<p>Negative experiences like stigma, bullying and discrimination are a daily reality for many LGTBQ people. Not to mention the constant barrage of negative news stories ― like extreme bias against …

Mental Health

What It’s Like To Be A Queer Indian-American Priest

"To defy authority in Asian-American cultures can feel like denying God," said Rev. Winnie Varghese. "But it's in the Bible that we are created in the image of God."<p>One of Rev. Winnie Varghese’s proudest moments as a queer priest was being asked to speak to an ecumenical gathering of Christian …

Officially Coming Out as Queer and Mental Health

The decision to come out as queer may affect your mental health and is a very difficult and emotional decision. There are many people who do not have …

Help for Alcohol Abuse When You Identify as Queer | HealthyPlace

Alcohol abuse while being queer can bring with it specific challenges. Unfortunately, for many people who are part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, …

Dealing With Self-Harm While Being Queer

Dealing with self-harm while being queer can be challenging. For many people with depression and anxiety, the only way out of the pain is through …

The Harmful Effects of Biphobia on Mental Health

You might not know it, but biphobia -- prejudice against bisexuals -- has harmful effects on mental health. If you identify as bisexual or pansexual, …

Hate group leader who treated gays without any civility is suddenly concerned about civility

FRC head Tony Perkins has no room to lecture anyone on civility.<br>The Family Research Council president, Tony Perkins, today regarding the controversy …

The Sin of Pride - Shannon T.L. Kearns

Growing up pride felt like the worst of all of the sins. Well, I mean, other than the sins that involved <i>whispers</i> sex and bodies. Pride was the worst …

Your Queerness Is A Gift

<i>“Why would anyone choose to be gay or trans? We’re hated and denied rights. It’s terrible.”</i><i>“Yes, I’m gay but I’m just like you! I want the same</i> …

Deeply Held Religious Cake

When a person begins to unravel the various meanings in the Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd., et al v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission decision, recently …

GLAAD calls for increased and accurate media coverage of transgender murders

<i>This page is updated regularly as new deaths are reported. Please see resources below on how to write stories about transgender people who have been</i> …

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Must-See LGBTQ TV: Don't miss 'Believer' on HBO, the season on finale of 'My House,' and season two of 'GLOW'

Photo Credit: NetflixGrab the remote, set your DVR or queue up your streaming service of choice! GLAAD is bringing you the highlights LGBTQ on TV …

Billboard celebrates Pride Month with first ever Pride issue release, Troye Sivan lands cover.

Photo Credit: Ramona Rosales/BillboardBillboard makes a monumental move this week in celebration of LGBTQ pride. The publication has officially …