Maria Blevins of Morehead, Ky., waves her sign at passing cars during a protest on the lawn of the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest
A note on the door did not explain the office's closure.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis
Kentucky County wants to fire clerk who won’t issue marriage licenses

The Rowan County Attorney wants clerk Kim Davis charged with misconduct -- a step that may help oust her from her position.

The University of Tennessee's Ayres Hall
Tennessee students asked to use new gender-neutral pronouns

The University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion is asking students and faculty to use the pronouns in order to create a more inclusive campus,

Terry Bean
Prosecutors: Charges against activist likely to be dropped

Child sex-abuse charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean will likely be dismissed, since the alleged victim is unlikely to show up for trial.

Maria Blevins of Morehead, Ky., waves her sign at passing cars during a protest on the lawn of the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015.
Rowan County clerk closes office ahead of gay rights protest

A note on the door did not explain the office's closure.

The couples and two gay-rights groups filed suit Aug. 12 to challenge the 2000 adoption ban.
Plaintiffs seek to block Miss. ban on gay couples adopting

The couples and two gay-rights groups filed suit Aug. 12 to challenge the 2000 adoption ban.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis objects to same-sex marriage for religious reasons.
BREAKING: Kentucky clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case

The Supreme Court says the constitution guarantees gay people have the right to marry, but Davis contends the First Amendment guarantees her the right of religious freedom.

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Vatican gets embroiled in Italy’s ‘banned books’ fray

A formulaic blessing by Pope Francis of a lesbian children's book publisher and her partner had been interpreted by the press as an endorsement of their lifestyle.

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"Mx." is now officially a word.
Gender-neutral prefix “Mx.” is now in the Oxford English Dictionary

The prefix -- intended for people who don't identify as Mr., Ms., Mrs., or Miss -- has been officially added into the lexicon.

For once, Donald Trump ignores a question.
Donald Trump stumbles through explaining his opposition to gay marriage

“I’ve gone to gay weddings. I’ve been at gay weddings. I have been against it from the standpoint of Bible..."

This undated product image released by Spirit Halloween shows a model wearing the Caitlyn Corset set and Caitlyn Wig, inspired by Caitlyn Jenner.
Caitlyn Jenner — and Cecil — heat up the Halloween costume wars

Do Caitlyn Jenner and Cecil Halloween costumes really reach that "never-OK" line?

Councilman Paul D. López
Lawmaker bombarded with anti-gay hate mail for criticizing Chick-Fil-A

He also says, "At the end of the day, Chick-fil-A will probably be in [Denver International Airport]."

Bryce Williams
Family of Vester Flanagan say they knew he was gay: ‘We accepted him”

"He’s not the only one in the family who’s gay," his cousin says, "and, personally, I couldn’t care less.”

The policy aims to provide a way for transgender students to participate on the sports teams that reflect their gender identities rather than the sex listed on their birth certificates.
South Dakota to keep trans-inclusive school sports policy

This increases the likelihood that Republicans in the statehouse will push legislation to change it.

Djamil Bangoura, president of gay rights group Prudence.
Senegal activist: Release 7 men convicted of ‘gay acts’

Djamil Bangoura, president of gay rights group Prudence, said Friday that Senegal must stop condemning people who are different.

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Pastor Rafael Cruz, father of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during The Family Leadership Summit, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Ames, Iowa.
Rafael Cruz: With marriage equality, ‘the devil overplayed his hand’

"The next obvious step is a homosexual may come to your church and demand to be hired."

Municipal Judge and Circuit Court Magistrate Ruth Neely of Pinedale faces an upcoming hearing due to statements she made that she would not perform same-sex marriages.
Foundation supports Wyoming magistrate on gay marriage stand

Municipal Judge and Circuit Court Magistrate Ruth Neely of Pinedale faces an upcoming hearing due to statements she made that she would not perform same-sex marriages.

William Smith Jr., right, and Mary Hargis embrace outside the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.
Despite ruling, standoff over gay marriage license wears on

"It's getting tedious. We get torn down, built back up, torn down, built back up."

People attend a vigil in front of the WDBJ-TV station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, a day after reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward from the station were killed during a live broadcast.
Gunman in on-air deaths remembered as ‘professional victim’

"He was victimized by everything and everyone and could never quite grasp the fact that he was the common denominator in all of these really sometimes serious interpersonal conflicts."

Breitbart reports that a "hate-flag" was found in the Virginia killer's apartment.
Breitbart: “Rainbow hate-flag” found in Virginia killer’s apartment

The article claims the rainbow flag is "seen by many as a symbol of anti-Christian hate."

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Before he was a reporter and murderer, Vester Flanagan was a male escort

"I won’t say he was proud of it," a family member said, "but he wasn’t ashamed, either."

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Ricky Martin is fed up with Donald Trump’s harassment of Latin people

"At what point does this character assume he can make racist, absurd comments -- and especially incoherent and ignorant ones -- about us Latinos?"

The Browns argue polygamous marriages can be as healthy as monogamous ones.
‘Sister Wives’ cite gay marriage ruling in polygamy case

A polygamous family says legalizing same-sex marriage shows that laws prohibiting consensual adult relationships are outdated

Those arrested were Fairness Campaign director Chris Hartman (pictured), Carla Wallace and Sonja Devries.
Gay rights activist arrested at Kentucky State Fair breakfast

Kentucky State Police Trooper Paul Blanton said the three were arrested Thursday for refusing to sit down once the event started.

April Miller, left, and her partner Karen Roberts read the decision of the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals refusing to hear Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' appeal ordering her to issue marriage licenses because of her religious beliefs in Morehead, Ky., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.
Kentucky clerk closes her office for “computer upgrades”

A note on posted on her door indicated the office would reopen in an hour.

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis
BREAKING: Kentucky clerk once again refuses to grant license

"They just don't like gay people, they don't want us to get married. And they'd rather burn the earth and not let straight people in Rowan County get married, either."

WDBJ-TV7 meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, right, wipes his eyes during the early morning newscast as anchors Kimberly McBroom, center, and guest anchor Steve Grant deliver the news at the station in Roanoke, Va.
Emotional newscast after shooting that shocked millions

"Joining hands here on the desk. It's the only way to do it."

April Miller, right, and her partner Karen Roberts embrace after reading the decision of the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals refusing to hear Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' appeal ordering her to issue marriage licenses because of her religious beliefs .
Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

But a Kentucky clerk's office on Thursday once again refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple.

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Justin Bond: RentBoy raid is about “workers’ rights,” “sex phobia,” “public shaming”

"This is a perfect example of the hypocrisy of mainstream patriarchal culture and the government."

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, walks with her attorney Roger Gannam.
BREAKING: Appeals court upholds gay marriage ruling in Kentucky

Despite her religious beliefs, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis absolutely must issue marriage licenses to gay coulpes

Bryce Williams
WBDJ gunman Bryce Williams’ manifesto reveals his sexual orientation

Williams claims that one of his motivations for the shootings was the mistreatment he felt he received for being a gay black man.

"There will be no gay pride in my Venice," mayor Luigi Brugnaro told La Repubblica  newspaper.
The mayor of Venice wants to ban Gay Pride

Luigi Brugnaro described the event as both "farcical" and "kitsch."

The church "will appoint Scout leaders and volunteers who uphold and exemplify church doctrine, values, and standards," Mormon leaders said in the statement.
Despite gay leaders, Mormons stay affiliated with Boy Scouts

Church leaders decided to stay with the Boy Scouts -- but only after getting assurances they can appoint troop leaders according to their own religious values.

Promotional poster for Gayby Baby
School banned from showing film about children with gay parents

“How sad that a film about real kids and their families is attacked," said federal Labor senator Penny Wong.

Thomas Sheridan, who specializes in psychopathology, attributes around 60 deaths since 2004 to a homophobic serial killer.
Is a serial killer called The Pusher targeting gay men?

The city of Manchester has been on edge after rumors began circulating that a serial killer was pushing gay men into the city’s canals.

Carl Gallups
This pastor blames gay rights for stock market plummet

"How can we arrogantly usher in the Sodom and Gomorrah spirit of degradation and abomination... and then celebrate it?"

Rentboy's CEO Jeffrey Hurant
Rentboy CEO: “I don’t think we do anything to promote prostitution”

"We do good things for good people, and we bring good people together."

David Noebel
Noebel: Teaching gay tolerance in schools is “child molestation”

"The Obama administration put a flaming homosexual in charge of a good portion of our public education."

"Don't worry, this is what God wants," Rev. Manuel Gallo Espinoza allegedly told a 15-year-old boy before raping him.
NJ priest rapes teen, flees country, says victim “wanted” it

The victim claims Rev. Manuel Espinoza told him "Don't worry. This is what God wants."

Asifa Lahore
Muslim drag queen receives death threats after documentary

One Twitter user posted: "Absolutely repulsed by the 'Muslim' drag queens on Channel 4."

The Denver City Council is delaying the approval of a Chick-Fil-A airport restaurant over concerns they will discriminate against same-sex employees.
City considers banning Chick-Fil-A due to anti-gay stance

Council members are concerned the franchise will generate "corporate profits used to fund and fuel discrimination."

Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan on a gay 007: “Sure, why not?”

"It would certainly make for interesting viewing."

“Condom-associated erection problems have been a very under-researched topic,” exlplained Dr. Cynthia Graham, who co-authored the study.
Study: condoms don’t decrease sensitivity

According to the new study, condoms don't cause erectile dysfunction, either.

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Will Grindr shut down following a rise in illegal drug use?

A health advocate wants the Australian government to shut down sites like Grindr until they acknowledge the drug deals they help facilitate.

The White House is illuminated in celebration after the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.
Pundit: Rainbow-hued White House was “abominable”

"When I saw it, it was like someone stabbed me in the gut."

Blake Keng, right, reads from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s recent opinion on same-sex marriage during the wedding of Jillian Levine Smith, left, and Emily Smith, center, in Provincetown, Mass.
Justice Kennedy’s words sparkle in gay and straight wedding ceremonies

Excerpts of Justice Anthony Kennedy's 28-page majority opinion have been making their way into ceremonies all over the country.

Philadelphia's Archbishop Charles Chaput, right, stands next to Pope Francis as they pose for a photo with a delegation from Philadelphia at the end of the pontiff's weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
Friction over LGBT issues as pope plans US visit

The tensions pose a real-world test of the pope's approach that emphasizes compassion -- while upholding Catholic doctrine that marriage is between a man and woman.

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Rentboy.com raided, CEO arrested for promoting prostitution

CEO Jeffrey Hurant, along with six co-workers, were taken into custody on Tuesday.

According to a spokesperson for Spirit Costumes, "Caitlyn Jenner has proven to be the most important real-life superhero of the year."
Caitlyn Jenner Halloween costume causes uproar

And the company has decided to halt production on another costume, the "Call Me Caitlyn Mr. Olympian Costume" Kit.

"It's hit me over the years that just the perception of being gay can be career-ending for a football official in my area."
Gay football official suffers vicious homophobia from referees and fans

"It's hit me over the years that just the perception of being gay can be career-ending for a football official in my area."

Carl Gallups
Pastor: America has become a gay dystopia

Because homosexuality is "one of the most dangerous sexual lifestyles on the planet."

Zachary Quinto
Zachary Quinto: Coming out was great for my career

"I work more now than I ever did when I was in the closet."

A page from "Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel.
Duke students reject celebrated book because of gay themes

"I feel as if I would have to compromise my personal Christian moral beliefs to read it."

"Three years ago," he writes, "I met someone who took my breath away..."
Gay man writes his family to tell them he’s engaged; receives hateful reply from dad

"My name was NEVER to be given to another man," his father writes.

An image featured on Campaign For Houston's website.
Anti-gay hate group launches new website

"No men in women’s bathrooms. Let me tell you why."

John Oliver
John Oliver explains why religion shouldn’t be used to discriminate

The host of Last Week Tonight tears into people who use their religious beliefs to refuse services to LGBTQ people.

The Foo Fighters interrupted a Westboro Baptist Church protest with a pickup truck and Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You up"
The Foo Fighters rickrolled Westboro Baptist Church

In the video, a crowd cheers as Dave Grohl and his bandmates pull up in a pickup truck blasting Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up."

Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs: Stop identifying people by their sexual orientation

"Can we just start calling people by their name?"

Gordon Klingenschmitt
“Gays and pedophiles are possessed by different demons”

Gordon Klingenschmitt insists he never suggested gay scoutmasters should be drowned at sea.

NOM President Brian Brown at a "protect marriage" rally.
NOM turns over donor list from gay marriage fight in Maine

The National Organization for Marriage tried to suppress the list, but the Maine supreme court rejected a move to delay its release.

Images show the man sat on a plastic chair, while blindfolded, before being thrown off a seven-story building in Syria.
Islamic State claims 30 people were killed for sodomy

The head of an international gay rights organization is telling the U.N. Security Council that the Islamic State extremist group has executed at least 30 people for sodomy.

Yishai Schlissel has been charged with murder and six counts of attempted murder at this year's Jerusalem Gay Pride parade.
Jerusalem Pride suspect is charged with murder

Yishai Schlissel was remorseless at Monday's court meeting.