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RuPaul Dropped By Fergie's Gay Baby Shower

RuPaul Dropped By Fergie’s Gay Baby Shower<p>RuPaul looked pretty in pink even out of drag has he hit Fergie’s so-called “gay” baby shower on Sunday at …

Action Alert: Ask CA Gov. Jerry Brown to Help Transgender Young People - 5pm deadline!

Tomorrow, one brave 16-year old transgender boy from Manteca will travel to Sacramento and urge the Governor to sign AB 1266, the School Success and …

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Gavin Newsom Surprised at Speed of Same Sex Marriage

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Activists Say Gay Marriage Will Be Legal Across America in 5 Years

Today's Supreme Court rulings only legalize unions in California, but campaigners say they set the stage for fast changes nationwide.<p><i>This post has been updated with additional information.</i><p>Gay-marriage advocates were celebrating Wednesday's Supreme Court decisions not just because of what they mean …

Federal Government Begins Extending Employee Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses

"[F]or the first time in history, we will be making important federal employee benefits, including healthcare and retirement benefits, available to eligible married gay and lesbian couples and their families," Obama said in a statement Friday afternoon. Office of Personnel Management acting …

The Growing State-by-State Fight Over Marriage Equality

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>New Jersey's effective prohibition on gay marriages is facing a court challenge from an advocacy …

The New State-by-State Fight for Gay Marriage

A leading advocacy group aims for 60 percent national support, a national law to overturn DOMA, and a majority of Americans in states with gay marriage.<p>For advocates of gay marriage, the Supreme Court's two recent decisions on the subject were a watershed moment. Now the question is: What next?<p>With …

Analouisa Valencia: First Openly Gay Contestant in Miss South Carolina Pageant

Speaking on the phone from Columbus hours before going onstage in the talent portion of the Miss South Carolina competition, Analouisa Valencia sure</i> …

Banned for life: Why gay men still can't donate blood

David Dassey is one of the healthiest men in Los Angeles. At 62, he can still run a sub-four marathon. Last April he competed in Boston for the fourth time and almost made it to the finish -- just past the 25-mile mark -- when the bombs exploded. Many of his fellow runners sprinted to the nearest …

Gay Marriage Becomes Legal In The UK Because Conservative David Cameron Had The Guts To Stand Up To His Own Party

Today marks the day that gay marriage officially became legal in the United Kingdom, as the Queen gave royal assent to laws passed by parliament.<p>For supporters of gay marriage, it's a great day. The U.K. joins the short list of countries around the world that allow same sex marriage. But to anyone …

A Love Story, Seven Decades In The Making

William Campbell and John Hilton were never able to be legally married, but that didn't stop them from a dedicated life to one another for over 54 years. Freedom To Marry released their full story in a short video.

Scotland Joins Worldwide Gay-Marriage Wins

On Tuesday, Scotland became the 17th country to legalize gay marriage after a bill passed in the Scottish Parliament. The news comes after a big year for gay rights, as 2013 brought the Defense of Marriage Act's end in the US, Pope Francis's groundbreaking comments, and a series of countries across …

Facebook: 2.7 Million People Showed Their Support for Marriage Equality by Changing Their Profile Pictures

Facebook takes a look at the marriage-equality-avatar phenomenon<p>If you are friends with a generally pro-marriage equality bunch, you probably saw your Facebook News Feed morph into a stream of red and white equals signs earlier this week as the Supreme Court heard two cases on the rights of gays to …

LGBT Teachers Less Likely To Challenge Anti-Gay Bullying Out Of Job Safety Concerns, Study Finds

Despite the ever-present challenges lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students face at school, a new study finds that gay teachers are actually less likely to challenge bullying in the classroom than their straight counterparts out of fear for their own jobs.<p>As TES Magazine reports, the …

Pope Francis Speaks Out On Gay Priests, Role Of Women

Pope Francis wrapped up a remarkable trip to Latin America on Monday, but he kept making news on his flight home. During a midair news conference, the pontiff said he does not "judge" gay priests and seeks a greater role for women in Catholic life. For more on the significance of the pope's …

Pope Francis on gays: 'Who am I to judge?'

Though Catholics remain divided on their opinions of homosexuality, Pope Francis expressed his support for gay people to a team of reporters aboard the papal aircraft on a flight from Brazil to the Vatican.<p>"If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" the …

French Olympic Swimmers Become Gay Couple for Anti-Homophobia Campaign

Florent Manaudou, a gold medalist for France in London 2012, and freestyle world record holder Frédérick Bousquet are making waves on social media in …