Pence makes the most offensive trip possible as part of Trump’s administration

Pence is second-in-command of an administration founded on anti-Semitism, racism, and discrimination against LGBT people and religious minorities.

Arkansas’ ‘bathroom bill’ is ripping apart Republican politics

A one-sentence bill filed last week offered little specifics, other than saying its purpose was to address "gender identity and bathroom privileges."

Texas governor stops short of endorsing ‘bathroom bill’ as celebrities protest

He has repeatedly refrained from embracing a measure that would likely face a tough road through the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Alt-country singer Sera Cahoone highlights LGBTQ domestic violence in ‘Ladybug’

After her cousin was killed by her partner, Sera Cahoone felt compelled to write a song about the young woman's life and tragic death.

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Nevada legislature to debate marriage equality, treatment of transgender youth

Assemblyman Araujo said being able to better understand minors who are LGBTQ could increase their success at state facilities and the likelihood they'll get placed in a welcoming home.

Milo elicits ‘hissy fit’ from the right, ‘go f*ck yourself’ from the left

His transphobic comments on Bill Maher's show angered liberals, while his invitation to keynote the CPAC has some conservatives up in arms.

‘Twinks4Trump’ founder wraps up his first week on the White House press corps

Wintrich just finished his first week as a White House correspondent, despite having only two months experience blogging in D.C.

Silver: NBA will keep eye on ‘bathroom bills’ across the nation

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver warned that any less-than-inclusive policies will help the league decide where to hold All-Star Games going forward.

Former NBA star Tim Hardaway went from self-professed homophobe to LGBTQ ally

"Well, you know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known," Hardaway said back in 2007. Today, he's an outspoken LGBTQ ally.

Norma McCorvey, woman at center of Roe v. Wade abortion case, dead at 69

Her 1994 autobiography included abortion-rights sentiments along with details about dysfunctional parents, drug abuse, alcoholism, an abusive husband, an attempted suicide and lesbianism.

Analysis: ‘Bathroom bill’ could upend Arkansas session

A one-sentence bill filed last week offered little specifics, other than saying its purpose was to address "gender identity and bathroom privileges."

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CoverGirl’s new cover boy fires off racist tweet and bizarre apology

The tweet, which has since been deleted, joked about Africa being a disease-ridden place where he may catch Ebola.

Sequins and slogans: NY Fashion Week designers embrace political statements

Tracy Reese wore a white T-shirt with a quote attributed to Angela Davis: "I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change, I'm changing the things I cannot accept."

Mormon Church joins fight against federal transgender rights directive

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints joined six other religious groups in formally opposing a federal directive granting transgender students the right to use the restroom that aligns with their gender.

‘Fake news’ isn’t a Trump neologism — Hitler called it ‘Lügenpresse’

Both Trump and Hitler used the idea of a "lying press" to silence opposition to their leadership.

LGBT employees ask Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to keep Title IX protections

Civil rights advocates have expressed concern over DeVos' stance on discrimination issues, pointing to her support of anti-LGBT groups.

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New president of LGBT Congressional Staff Association reaches out to Republicans

In addition to trying to draw Republicans into the fold, they are working to add more people of color and more women to their ranks.

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NBA joins NFL in warning Texas that proposed ‘bathroom bill’ could be costly

The NBA moved the 2017 All-Star Game to New Orleans from Charlotte over North Carolina's anti-LGBTQ law House Bill 2.

One Million Moms targets Taco Bell for commercial that dares to say ‘hell’

The far right-wing conservative group of not even close to one million is outraged over a commercial jingle. Yes, really.

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Climate change denier & LGBTQ rights opponent Pruitt confirmed to head E.P.A.

Pruitt has fought environmental protections, same-sex marriage and the rights of transgender students.

Has Facebook found Jesus? Now it’s targeting us with ‘pray away the gay’ ads

A man who claims he stopped being gay after finding Christianity stars in a sponsored ad video popping up on the pages of queer Facebook users.

Trans woman’s legal battle in limbo after changes in Washington

The attorney representing Aimee Stephens said she "is reasonably concerned that the EEOC may no longer adequately represent her interests going forward."

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Finnish lawmakers reject petition attempting to revoke same-sex marriage

The petition was considered a last-minute attempt to revoke the law that made Finland the last Nordic country to allow gays to wed.

Gay Fox News host Shep Smith tears into Trump: ‘We are not fools’

Smith took issue with the president's refusal to answer questions from CNN reporter Jim Acosta about the administration's ties to Russia.

Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez calls out biphobia in ABC’s ‘Real O’Neals’

Ramirez, who is bisexual in real life and on screen as surgeon Callie Torres, said of ABC: "I will invest my brand where I'm respected."

Police officer who refused to ‘tone down’ his ‘gayness’ sues

The police officer was told he "should tone down [his] gayness" if he wanted to ever get promoted.

Trump considers mobilizing National Guard to round up undocumented immigrants

The proposal includes states nowhere near the Mexico border, like Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Conversion therapy ban advances in New Mexico

The prohibition would apply to licensed physicians, nurses, psychologists and other health practitioners, but not clergy members.