Researchers may have found the gay gene -- but they haven't made public the details of what exactly they did. Researchers think they may have found ‘the gay gene’
The study, which was conducted earlier this year, observed 47 pairs of adult male twins.

Unreported World exposes the psychiatrists and doctors still administering shock therapy.
Video proves hospitals are still using shock therapy to “cure” homosexuality

A new documentary reveals how hospitals are still using discredited electro-shock treatment to "cure" gay people.

Jack Black
Jack Black reveals he lost his big brother to AIDS

"We were robbed of something precious."

Haakon Gisvold
North Dakota fraternity cleared of hate crime accusation

A police investigation has concluded that a gay man who reported being the victim of a hate crime actually instigated the fight.

Researchers may have found the gay gene -- but they haven't made public the details of what exactly they did.
Researchers think they may have found ‘the gay gene’

The study, which was conducted earlier this year, observed 47 pairs of adult male twins.

Same-sex marriages still made up less than 1 percent of marriages in Kansas last year.
Kansas ends volatile 2014 with 154 same-sex marriages

154 same-sex couples wed in Kansas, months before the Supreme Court legalized the unions nationwide.

Jamie Raines at the beginning of his transition.
Trans guy captures his transition by snapping a selfie every day for 3 years

Jamie Raines wanted to compile a collection of images that really captured the reality of what transitioning looks like.

Connor MacCalister, 31, of Saco, is led the into courtroom at the York County Courthouse, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Alfred, Maine. MacCalister, accused of fatally stabbing a stranger in a Maine supermarket, pleaded guilty to murder and requested a life sentence on Thursday, disregarding her lawyer's recommendation that she use an insanity defense.
Woman requests life sentence for murder of a complete stranger

Connor MacCalister was born Tanisha Hopkins and previously identified as a transgender man, but asked to be referred to as a woman in court.


US Airman Spencer Stone attends a press conference held at the US ambassador's residence in Paris, August 23, 2015.
Train attack hero Spencer Stone repeatedly stabbed in Sacramento

Stone was attacked with a box-cutter after leaving the popular gay nightclub Badlands.

Georgia's constitution stlll prohibits same-sex marriage.
Judge says Georgia’s gay marriage ban can’t be enforced

Georgia's constitution prohibits same-sex marriage and says the state will recognize only the union of a man and a woman as marriage.

An Alabama probate judge is asking the state's Supreme Court for a way out of issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Judge: Feds should issue same-sex marriage licenses, not states

An Alabama probate judge is asking the state's Supreme Court for a way out of issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Lance Bass
Lance Bass alleges he was “inappropriately touched” as a teen

Bass, who did not reveal the older man's identity, claimed he would often "find ways" to touch the young star, usually by offering massages.

Chris Hartman, director of the Louisville Fairness Campaign, spoke during a rally in support of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Defense of Marriage Act June 26, 2013, at Jefferson Suare in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, June 26, 2013, in Louisville, Ky.
Charges dropped against Kentucky gay rights activists

The director of the Fairness Campaign was arrested in August while demonstrating at the Kentucky Farm Bureau's annual Country Ham Breakfast.

Local Wal-Mart shoppers were concerned to find a young boy wandering the aisles in a tutu.
Boy makes antigay remark; mom forces him to wander Wal-Mart in a tutu

His mother also wrote "BAD" on the back of his newly shaved head in permanent marker.

Chris Burns
Bryant assistant coach Chris Burns comes out

He's the first Division One men's college basketball coach to publicly reveal that he's gay.


Madonna wants to sit down to tea with Pope Francis

"I’ll state the obvious and say that he seems like he’s a much more open-minded individual," she says.

Princess Elsa... or is it?
Dad 100% approves of his son being Princess Elsa for Halloween

Three-year-old Caiden wants to be a Disney princess for Halloween. And he wants his dad to be one, too.

Pfc. Chelsea Manning
Chelsea Manning renews demand in court for hairstyle change

The imprisoned national security leaker is once again asking in federal court to wear a feminine hairstyle.

Frank VanderSloot
Judge tosses Frank VanderSloot’s lawsuit against Mother Jones mag

A judge has ruled that a liberal-leaning magazine did not defame VanderSloot by claiming he outed a local reporter as gay.

Republican Rep. Scott Plakon said his bill simply gives churches an added layer of protection.
Proposed bill lets Florida churches say no to gay marriage

Dozens of pastors attended the meeting, most in support of the bill.

Clive Davis
LGBTQ History Month: Clive Davis

Best known for launching the careers of stars like Aretha Franklin, and Barry Manilow, Davis came out as bisexual in 2013.

"My first postal hate mail felt like a healthy progression.”
Artist grades his own hate mail; gives poorly worded letter ‘D minus’

"The more hate messages you are getting, the more likely you are doing something that is making change."

Gov. Steve Beshear
Kentucky kafuffle: Candidates bicker over guns, marriage equality

During an hour-long debate, Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Matt Bevin relentlessly pecked at each other with palpable relish.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton reacts to a supporter before speaking at a community forum, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in Davenport, Iowa.
Hillary Clinton: Tossing Kim Davis in jail was the ‘right thing’ to do

"When you take an oath to uphold the constitution of the United States, that is your job," Clinton said.

Scene from a new Campbell's soup commercial starring real-life gay dads and their son.
Real gay dads star in Star Wars-inspired Campbell’s soup commercial

A must-see, the thirty second commercial stars David Monahan, Larry Sullivan and their son.

Father Gino Flaim
Priest ‘understands how priests succumb’ to pedophilia; thinks homosexuality is ‘sickness’

Asked if he was suggesting the children are sometimes to blame, he replied, "For the large part, yes."

"I've never experienced this before, for a meeting to be adjourned before it even started," said Blount County Commissioner Karen Miller.
Tennessee begs God’s forgiveness for gay marriage; gets instantly struck down

The sudden adjournment shocked the 150 citizens who packed into the meeting room. Some of the attendees expressed their disbelief by shouting "Cowards!" and "You've got to be kidding me!"

Kanye West
Kanye West says he faces discrimination for not being gay

"I feel like I got discriminated in fashion for not being gay..."

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey
Supporters, critics of transgender bills clash at hearing

Critics of proposals to extend protections to transgender people in Massachusetts said the state should focus on the privacy rights of children and women.

Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis.
Carmel, Indiana narrowly passes LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance

The Carmel City Council defeated efforts by social conservatives to block the measure.

Rick Wiles
Rick Wiles: Because of gay marriage, people will die

"I'm not advocating violence... but they will crush anybody who speaks against homosexuality."

John Mateer
Long Island teen alleges he was beaten by frat boy for being gay

"Don't let a frat guy know that you're gay," he wrote on Twitter. "I am bleeding on my phone."

Members of Westboro Baptist Church found themselves outnumbered by high school students and made a break for it.
Angry high school students chase off members of the Westboro Baptist Church

Members of the hate group were in for a surprise when they visited a Missouri high school to protest the election of a trans girl as homecoming queen.

David Berger
Fired Vatican insider: Over 50% of priests are gay

An academic says the most important rule at The Vatican is: You can have as much gay sex as you want -- as long as you never admit it in public.

Yayo Grassi poses for a photograph in home Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 in Washington. The pope’s meeting with Grassi came to light Friday as the Vatican was distancing itself claims that the pope's meeting with Kim Davis was an endorsement of her stand on same-sex marriage.
The Pope’s gay friend insists the Kim Davis meeting was a set-up

"I was very surprised and very suspicious from the beginning," Yayo Grassi claims.

Blount County has drawn up a resolution that asks God to spare its citizens when he passes judgement on marriage equality.
Tennessee county begs for God’s forgiveness for gay marriage

A resolution from a Tennessee county commission asks God to not inflict his fiery wrath upon its citizens.

Over the last ten years, requests involving transgender bathroom use have become a regular battle around the country.
Transgender student’s bathroom request divides Nevada lawmakers

Three conservative state lawmakers are criticizing a new anti-bullying law that broadly protects transgender students.

Reverend Albert Mohler, Jr.
Southern Baptist theologian sharply criticizes ‘reparative therapy’

However, he claims the only way to change the "sin" of same-sex attraction is to turn to your nearest BIble.

One of two young men who were hurdled off a rooftop in Mosul for being gay.
ISIS throws four gay men to their death

Two separate reports claim that a total of four men were murdered by ISIS this weekend because they were suspected of being gay.

This July 24, 2015, photo released by Simon & Schuster shows theater writer Michael Riedel, author of "Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway." The book tell how the Great White Way has been shaped over the past century.
Theater gossip Michael Riedel writes a history of Broadway

The acid-tongued stage gossip has written a book about Broadway's history and he's not opinionated or snarky at all. There's no Michael Riedel.

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, left, Stephen Breyer, center, and Clarence Thomas, leave St. Mathews Cathedral, after the Red Mass in Washington on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. The Supreme Court's new term starts Monday, Oct. 5.
Familiar, divisive social issues on Supreme Court agenda

Commentators say the lineup of cases suggests that conservatives will win more often than they will lose over the next few months.

Jonathan Cahn
Jonathan Cahn: Hurricane Joaquin may pummel DC because of gay marriage

Cahn predicted that God would play Bad Cop last September and trounce DC for legalizing gay marriage.

Joe Biden
Joe Biden: Homophobes still exist, and most of them are running for president

Speaking at the HRC National Dinner over the weekend, Joe Biden took a not-so subtle swing at the Republican field of candidates.

Mike Huckabee
A gay dad sounds off on the day Mike Huckabee waged war on a bag of potato chips

Mike Huckabee, a financial wizard of the Bigotry Industry, has stepped in to capitalize on a very limited edition, and now totally consumed, batch of corn chips.

Adam Rippon of the United States performs during the men's free skating in the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015.
US figure skater Adam Rippon comes out

"I want to say something to the dad out there who might be concerned that his son is a figure skater."

50 Cent
50 Cent blames Empire’s ratings plunge on too much “gay stuff”

He criticizes the show regularly, since he executive produces the rival drama Power.

Apple CEO TIm Cook
Apple CEO Tim Cook on why he came out

"People need to hear that being gay is not a limitation. "

Pope Francis attends the opening session of a two-week bishops' meeting on family issues, at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. The Synod of bishops and cardinals from around the world is aimed at making the church's teaching on family life relevant to today's Catholic families.
Pope urges prejudices be put aside at start of family synod

Conservatives have been insisting that the gathering strongly reassert church doctrine on homosexuality and the indissolubility of marriage.

Heath Lambert
Southern Baptist Seminary to discuss transgender issues

A conference hosted by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will focus on what it calls the "present crisis" of gay and transgender issues.

In this Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, photo, provided by NBC, Kate McKinnon, left, portraying Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, portraying Val, appear during the "Bar Talk" sketch on "Saturday Night Live," in New York. Most political candidates play themselves on "SNL," often for just a cameo in a sketch or to declare the show's famous tag line, "Live from New York, it's Saturday night!" Seldom do they play a character in a sketch, as did Clinton.
Meet Val the bartender: Hillary Clinton does an ‘SNL’ skit

The sketch poked gentle fun at Clinton's late-arriving support of gay marriage and her inability to take a vacation.

University of Alabama
University of Alabama trains staff on transgender students’ needs

Advocates say similar programs are becoming common on campuses nationwide as issues facing the transgender community gain broader attention.

Harvey Milk
San Francisco’s last gun store is closing for good

A city still scarred by the 1978 assassination of gay rights activist Harvey Milk will no longer legally sell firearms.

Pope Francis greets Italian Episcopal conference (CEI) president Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, left, during a vigil ahead of the opening of the Synod of bishops, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.
At synod, Pope asserts marriage is forever — forever between a man and woman

He forcefully asserted that the church can't be "swayed by passing fads." Then he said the church doesn't judge...

Joe Biden
Biden backs transgender military service as US weighs policy

"No longer is there any question transgender people are able to serve in the United States military," Biden told a crowd of 3,000 activists

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, with Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, left, at her side, speaks after being released from the Carter County Detention Center, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Grayson, Ky. Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, was released Tuesday after five days behind bars.
Law firm leading Kim Davis’ crusade is labeled a hate group

Advocacy groups have long claimed The Liberty Counsel is nothing but a hate group; others hail it as "a law firm willing to stand up to the kings of our time."

Yayo Grassi poses for a photograph in home Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 in Washington. The pope’s meeting with Grassi came to light Friday as the Vatican was distancing itself claims that the pope's meeting with Kim Davis was an endorsement of her stand on same-sex marriage.
Gay former student of Pope Francis’ speaks out

On the pope's meeting with Davis: "I thought, 'This is really strange. This is not like him.'"

Pope Francis
Lawyers: Vatican official helped set up Kim Davis meeting

"The private meeting request was unsolicited and facilitated by Vatican officials," says the statement from Liberty Counsel.

In this Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, photo, a notification posted on a door outside of the probate office states "there will be no marriage licenses by Washington County probate office issued by an Alabama probate judge, Nick Williams, a judge that is using a segregation-era law to avoid gay marriage in Chatom, Ala. Williams, also a Baptist minister who serves as probate judge in Washington County, is among those who have stopped issuing any marriage licenses.
Alabama judges use segregation-era law to avoid gay marriage

Some judges who oppose same-sex marriage are using a long-forgotten amendment to get out of the marriage business altogether.

Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, left, and his boyfriend Eduard, surname not given, pose for a photo as they leave a restaurant after a news conference in downtown Rome, Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. The Vatican on Saturday fired Charamsa who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families.
Vatican fires priest for coming out

"I came out," said Krzysztof Charamsa, a mid-level official. "This is a very personal, difficult and tough decision in the Catholic church's homophobic world."

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures as she speaks to the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.
Hillary Clinton promotes gay rights as central pillar of her 2016 bid

"I see the injustices and the dangers that you and your families still face," she told hundreds of gay activists at the annual Human Rights Campaign meeting.

Kim Davis
Kim Davis’ lawyers post photos of her in Vatican Embassy waiting room

The Liberty Counsel insists that "the meeting with Kim Davis was initiated by the Vatican."