Kin Park Thaing Indiana mother cites ‘religious freedom’ law as defense for abusing her son
She quoted the Bible passage that says a parent who "spares the rod, spoils the child." Her son had 36 bruises after being beaten with a coat hanger.

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Most effective use of bagpipes ever: gay Florida student drowns out homophobes

Brice Ehmig of Florida Gulf Coast University declared, "I am a gay bagpiper and I’m proud.”

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Gayrizona: voters choose out GOP sheriff and gay Democrat in two primaries

Democrat Matt Heinz and Republican Paul Babeu each won their respective primaries, and could not be more different gay men.

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South Florida LGBTQ bars on alert after threat of Pulse-style massacre

Craig Jungwirth wrote: "If you losers thought the Pulse nightclub shooting was bad, wait till you see what I’m planning for Labor Day."

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Which college campuses are the worst for LGBT students?

Checking out potential colleges and universities to attend next year? Here's your handy list of schools to avoid if you're an LGBT student.

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Watch: Tiffany ‘New York’ Pollard will host a new gay dating show

The show will feature two ex-boyfriends searching for new loves amongst a stable of eligible bachelors with help from New York and each other.

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Indiana mother cites ‘religious freedom’ law as defense for abusing her son

She quoted the Bible passage that says a parent who "spares the rod, spoils the child." Her son had 36 bruises after being beaten with a coat hanger.

Businesses across Indiana are participating in campaigns to let LGBT customers know they're welcome, but it might not be enough to completely heal the black eye the state received over its nationally-criticized religious objections law.
Indiana legislature shrugs off LGBT nondiscrimination protections

Committee chairman Republican Rep. Greg Steuerwald said the panel wasn't likely to return to the topic any time soon.

FILE - In this June 12, 2016 file photo, law enforcement officials work at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., following the a mass shooting. Audio recordings of 911 calls released Tuesday, Aug. 30, by the Orange County Sheriff's Office show mounting frustration by friends and family members who were texting, calling and video-chatting with trapped patrons of the Pulse nightclub where Omar Mateen opened fire in June.
Pulse: 911 calls show family and friends upset at slow police response

"My son was shot in the club. He is still in the bathroom. He is bleeding, and he got shot and nobody is going in for him," said one caller.

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NY court rules unmarried non-biological same-sex parents have rights

The court expanded the definition of parenthood by ruling that former same-sex couples may seek visitation and custody even when they aren't the biological parent.

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The new Sam Smith music video he doesn’t want you to watch

Out singer Sam Smith's former record label is trying to cash in on his success with a previously unreleased album he recorded at age 16.

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Again with the transface, Hollywood? Matt Bomer booed for ‘playing’ trans

Variety described Bomer’s character as "a transgendered sex worker," getting the word wrong and ignoring the Twitter backlash.

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Church of England faces biggest split since Henry VIII over same-sex marriage

A dozen parishes met this week to consider splitting from the church and forming a new conservative "shadow synod."

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Australia wants trans men and the cis gay, bi, queer men who love them to GRUNT

GRUNT provides trans men with sex-positive health information to keep it “safe, keep it hot and have awesome sex.”

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New York Democrat wants to erase pictures of gay couples from textbooks

S.J. Jung is against same-sex marriage. He's so opposed to marriage equality, he doesn't even want photos of gay couples appearing in textbooks.

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Trump campaign CEO caught on tape calling progressive women “a bunch of dykes”

Stephen Bannon told an interviewer conservative women aren't "a bunch of dykes that came from the Seven Sisters schools."

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Is this ‘LGBT’ t-shirt offensive or funny?

No, not the "LGBT for Trump" shirt - that's from the campaign (and probably more offensive).

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Trans and gender non-conforming swimmers can make waves here without fear

London's Transgender And Gender-Nonconforming Swimming group is taking the fear out of swimming.

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Australian politicians will introduce bills to legalize same-sex marriage

While Labor wants Parliament to decide the divisive issue quickly, the government wants to first hold a popular vote on marriage equality.

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Gay couple can’t escape homophobic former landlord who is stalking them

Crappy landlords. We’ve all had one or two over the course of our adult lives, but chances are you’ve never had one quite like Olly McLellan and Scott Cole’s.

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City rallies around LGBT newspaper after bomb explosion

Rainbow flags are being flown to support an LGBT publication after one of its newspaper boxes was destroyed in a possible hate crime.

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Maine GOP leaders call for closed-door meeting with governor over gay slur

In an obscenity-laced tirade last week, LePage called a state representative a vulgar name that can also be used as a gay slur.

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Don’t tell the religious right: Trump embodies all seven deadly sins

Pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth... Trump's got them all covered but the evangelicals still love him.

Protesters demonstrate outside a gathering for the  National Association For Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2013.
Iowa state board explains vote against banning conversion therapy

The board says it already has sufficient authority to impose discipline on a licensed psychologist engaged in practices it deems harmful or unethical.

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Missouri transgender inmate sues for access to hormone treatment

The Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that there are 3,200 transgender inmates in the nation's prisons and jails.

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New training video aims to show police how to treat trans people with respect

The goal is to show law enforcement officers how to ensure their interactions are respectful, professional and safe for all involved.

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Remembering Gene Wilder with love and laughter

The comedic actor who made us laugh in films including "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein" was 83.

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Will the Supreme Court tell this transgender boy he has to pee with girls?

The Gloucester County School Board asked the justices to reverse a decision that said Gavin Grimm could use the boys bathroom.

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Man sentenced to 9 years for biting off neighbor’s ear in homophobic attack

Ryan Kilgariff's terrified victim, a gay man, told police that he feared for his life: “I thought I was going to be murdered.”

John Kelly Gentry, Jr. in a 1982 booking photo beside a computer generated image of what he could look like today.
Police hunt for bisexual murderer who may have been living as a woman since 1983

After John Kelly Gentry, Jr. killed his girlfriend in 1983, police say he drove to a neighboring state and killed his boyfriend too.

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Back to school, as the transgender girl everyone now knows as Stella

Two years ago, the 11-year-old Tacoma girl told her classmates she was still herself, but had a different name and pronouns.