Attorney Roberta Kaplan Federal judge stops Mississippi from enforcing religious objection law
"Judge Reeves reaffirmed the power of federal courts to definitively say what the United States Constitution means," said powerhouse attorney Roberta Kaplan.

Lady Gaga has been banned from China for the second time following a meeting with the Dalai Lama Sunday in Indiana.
China bans Lady Gaga for talking with the Dalai Lama

This is the second time the artist has been banned by the Chinese government. The first time was after she released "Born This Way."

Screenshot from Calum McSwiggan's "The Lies Depression Tells You"
Popular Youtuber Calum McSwiggan brutally gaybashed in Anaheim

Three of McSwiggan's teeth were broken and he had to have six stitches on his forehead.

Ellen Degeneres
Ellen DeGeneres’ description of Donald Trump is right on target

"He’s a bully. He represents a bully. He can deny that but I think anybody that looks up the definition of a bully (will see that)."

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2015, file photo, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore poses in front the the American flag in Montgomery, Ala. The chief justice continues to fight against gay marriage in Alabama. Moore has been suspended from office after the Judicial Inquiry Commission accused him of violating the canons of judicial ethics with his actions during the fight over same-sex marriage.
AL Supreme Court justice will face judicial panel over anti-LGBT order

The panel will hear the chief justice's plea to dismiss the ethics charges filed against him for ordering state judges to ignore the Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality.


Attorney Roberta Kaplan
Federal judge stops Mississippi from enforcing religious objection law

"Judge Reeves reaffirmed the power of federal courts to definitively say what the United States Constitution means," said powerhouse attorney Roberta Kaplan.

Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington.
Sailors and marines cast overboard for being LGBTQ urged to appeal

"If you were discharged under 'Don’t ask, don’t tell,' come in," says the top man in the U.S. Navy.

Bob Diamond orlando
NC Republican candidate: LGBT Orlando victims ‘deserving of hell’

"All men and women are #sinners and deserving of hell." he wrote on social media. He has since apologized for "misleading anybody."

Mexico Gay Pride Parade
¡Viva Orgullo! See how Mexico City celebrated Pride

Pride in Mexico City was both a celebration and a public plea for the end to LGBTQ discrimination.

In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee at her side, greets the crowd after being released from the Carter County Detention Center, in Grayson, Ky. Davis, hauled to jail for defying a series of federal court orders and refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, filed a 40-page court document Thursday, Sept. 24, blaming Kentucky governor Steve Beshear for all her legal woes.
Supporting Kim Davis just cost Mike Huckabee $25k

The minister turned politician has agreed to pay the band Survivor $25,000 for using their song "Eye Of The Tiger" without authorization.

transgender attack volz
Seattle: Trans person assaulted leaving fundraiser for Orlando victims

A flower Volz was wearing in their hair the night of the attack was left covered in blood.

Renee Bracey Sherman of Chicago, Ill. celebrates at the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 27, 2016, after the court struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics .The justices voted 5-3 in favor of Texas clinics that had argued the regulations were a thinly veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion in the nation's second-most populous state.
Supreme Court strikes down attempt to limit abortion access in Texas

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called the outcome "a victory for women in Texas and across America."


San Francisco mayor, gay leaders booed off stage at Trans March

A rare, "cringe-worthy" moment when a politician engages and enrages trans folk over homeless policies.

Graphic tweeted by the Family Research Council
Family Research Council tweets insult to LGBT people on Pride day

"Love wins when true diversity of thought is tolerated," the group wrote.

Close up from a mural at St. Innocent Orthodox Church.
Human rights groups call on Orthodox Church to embrace LGBT people

They said LGBT believers "feel abandoned and marginalized... and deeply affected by discrimination."

A participant in the LGBT Pride event reacts as others flee after Turkish police use a water canon to disperse them in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 28, 2015.
Turkey uses tear gas to break up gay pride gathering

Two European legislators were also briefly detained Sunday while attending the parade.

Julia Scotti performing on America's Got Talent
Elder trans comedian slays judges on America’s Got Talent

But when Scotti revealed that she was assigned male at birth, no one laughed.

Olly Alexander wants to ‘shove a rainbow in fear’s face’

Decked in rainbow gear, the "super gay" singer spoke at the Glastonbury Festival, saying "sometimes I am afraid but I am never ashamed because I am proud of who I am.”

President Barack Obama and Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco look at a framed copy of "One Today," Blanco's inaugural poem, in the Oval Office May 20, 2013. Blanco recently revealed a poem about the tragedy at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
Watch: Gay Cuban poet Richard Blanco pens moving tribute to Orlando

"Let’s place each memory like a star, the light of their past reaching us now, and always, reminding us to keep writing until we never need to write a poem like this again."

Orlando officials plan permanent memorial for Pulse victims

Neither a location nor a date for the memorial's dedication has been established.

DNC LGBT rights progress
DNC celebrates progress under Obama on marriage equality anniversary

The DNC celebrated the one year anniversary of marriage equality with a video highlighting progress over the past eight years under Obama.

Pope Francis
Pope: The Catholic Church should apologize to gay people

It was a variation of his famous "Who am I to judge?" comment

In these worldviews, nonbinary identities are considered evil.
Don’t like binaries? You might be evil.

The natural world has never conformed to our human notions of “two sides” to everything.

Hillary Clinton makes historic appearance at NYC Pride parade

Hillary Clinton is the first Presidential candidate from a major political party to march in a Pride parade.

Actresses Jennifer Saunders, center left, and Joanna Lumley pose for photographers during a photo call to promote the film 'Absolutely Fabulous,' during the annual Gay Pride parade in London, Saturday June 25, 2016.
Ab Fab stars lead London Pride parade as Patsy and Eddy

"It’s completely normal that Patsy is transgender."

The San Francisco Health Department is encouraging gay and bisexual men and transgender people who sleep with men to get the meningitis vaccine.
Meningitis outbreak among gay and bisexual men prompts vaccine advisory

The vaccine is widely available and very effective in preventing this disease from spreading.

A person wearing a rainbow drape runs on Fifth Avenue before the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in New York City. A year after New York City's storied gay pride parade celebrated a high point with the legalization of gay marriage nationwide, the atmosphere this year couldn't be more different. Parades in New York and other major cities Sunday will feature increased security, anti-violence messages and tributes to those killed in this month's massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida.
Pride celebrations shine despite the shadow of the Orlando tragedy

"If we change our event — if we make everything somber — it's, in many ways, allowing those who wish to silence us to win."

In this June 27, 2015, file photo, gay marriage plaintiff Jim Obergefell, center, waves during the Cincinnati Pride parade in Cincinnati. The anniversary of that ruling is part of the inspiration for a renewed push for LGBT protections in Ohio.
After Orlando, Ohio democrats renew focus on LGBT protections

The renewed focus follows the killings of 49 people in a gay nightclub in Florida, and Sunday's anniversary of the court ruling that effectively legalized gay marriage.

The Jerusalem Pride Parade takes place each July. At last year's parade, a man stabbed six people, killing one teen.
Man gets life in prison for stabbing teen at Jerusalem Pride parade

"We have before us a man who doesn't see a fellow human before his eyes. A cruel, dangerous and heartless man."

Chris Mosier will be the first transgender athlete featured in ESPN's annual Body Issue.
Transgender athlete Chris Mosier poses nude in ESPN Body Issue

"As a trans person, I was in a body that didn’t really fit me for 29 years—now I feel comfortable in my own skin."

FILE - This Thursday, May 12, 2016, file photo, shows signage outside a restroom at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. North Carolina is in a legal battle over a state law that requires transgender people to use the public restroom matching the sex on their birth certificate. Some small business owners already working to make their companies more welcoming to LGBT employees say the massacre at a gay dance club in Orlando, Fla., gives them an impetus to make more changes. In this photo, the Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant bathroom sign was designed by artist Peregrine Honig.
Small businesses boost LGBTQ benefits after Orlando shooting

"We've got to be constantly thinking about how we can evolve and be more inclusive."

Two British police officers popped the question during the London Pride parade Saturday.
Brexit? Forget it! Enjoy these British bobbies proposing at Pride

A gay police officer got down on one knee at the London Pride parade and proposed to his partner. Then another one did, too!