Jeffrey Lafayette
The victim of a hate crime created this powerful video about love

"No matter how cruel life will be, you must always GET UP!"

Xander and Michelle Chapman
Mother poses in General Assembly bathroom with trans son to protest bathroom bill

“This ridiculous bill will effect these kids," says Xander's mother, Michelle Chapman. "So we fight.”

James Manning, pastor of the Atlah Church, talks to a reporter in his offices in the Harlem section of New York, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.  Two groups that serve gay New Yorkers are hoping to get the last word on the Atlah World Missionary Church. They want to buy its headquarters at a foreclosure auction. One wants to turn it into housing for gay homeless youth.
BREAKING: Ali Forney Center reaches fundraising goal for buying ‘Harlem hate church’

The church's leader wants all gays stoned to death and thinks Starbucks flavors its lattes with "gay semen."

Louie Gohmert
‘The Supreme Court declared itself God when legalizing gay marriage’

Rep. Louie Gohmert feels "the federal government has no business getting involved in marriage."

Austin Lacey, 13, dressed as Elsa for a school "Disney Day."
Teen punished for wearing Elsa costume to school ‘Disney Day’

School authorities claim that the young man's costume was a "disruption."

Donald Trump
Donald Trump: ‘Ted Cruz is a pussy’

Reporters kept asking one another if they'd heard correctly.

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Married Man Insists He’s Pregnant After Having Gay Sex

A married father of two from India told his family about his secret sex life in the worst way possible.

Matt McTighe poses in the offices for Mainers United as the group successfully fought for same-sex marriage rights.
EXCLUSIVE: The end of the marriage equality orgs

The last of the marriage equality organizations is calling it quits.

Kathryn Knott
Philly hate crime: Kathryn Knott sentenced to 5-10 months in prison

A judge has sentenced Kathryn Knott, 25, to 5-10 months in jail for her involvement in an attack on a gay couple in 2014.

Kathryn Knott
Philly hate attack: Kathryn Knott will learn her fate today

She's scheduled to be sentenced sometime today.

A mother writes in to the Dear Amy column for advice regarding the son who "won't stop being gay" no matter what she does.
Woman to advice columnist: ‘My gay son embarrasses me at church’

"He won’t listen to reason, and he will not stop being gay."

Respect: To get it, you have to give it.
The worst job in the LGBTQ movement is being an ally

If you're not an actual member of the oppressed group, the target on your back is even bigger and brighter.

Beyoncé, Coldplay singer Chris Martin and Bruno Mars perform during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif.
Viewers are angry at Beyoncé and Coldplay for ‘promoting homosexuality’ at the Super Bowl

"I believe the message of that halftime show was: 'Quickly, become a homosexual.'"

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Kayden Clarke talks to his followers in a YouTube video posted shortly before his death.
Trans man with Asperger’s shot and killed by police in Arizona

After Kayden Clarke threatened suicide, the responding officers killed him.

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
Ted Cruz’s extremist supporters a ‘collection of misfits’

Ted Cruz is unapologetic about his support from polarizing figures.

Palm Bay, Fla.
Palm Bay, Fla., city council votes down LGBT rights ordinance

The Palm Bay City Council has rejected a human rights ordinance to protect gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people from discrimination.

Virginia state capitol in Richmond.
Virginia panel OKs bill mandating school restroom use based on biological sex

The bill is designed to keep transgender students from using the restroom of the gender with which they identify.

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump  shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich  walk past after a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News at the St. Anselm College  Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Manchester, N.H.
Debate takeaways: Rubio shaken, Trump not stirred

There have been no higher stakes on a Republican debate stage in the 2016 campaign for president than there were Saturday night.

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cheer at the Verizon Wireless Center during the 2016 McIntyre Shaheen 100 Club Celebration, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Manchester, N.H.
The latest: GOP candidates offer closing arguments to NH

Donald Trump says cutting the corporate tax rate is a central piece of his plan to bring jobs back to America.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.)
New York moves to stop conversion therapy for gay youth

New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people’s sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at a campaign rally Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Florence, S.C.
Tonight’s GOP debate: Rubio braces for attacks, Trump returning to stage

Marco Rubio headed into the latest Republican debate ready for an onslaught of attacks about his experience and readiness for the White House,

Old Green World by Jason Craft
Old Green World: Queer love after the apocalypse

The world is neither completely dystopian nor completely utopian.

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‘Gay conversion’ therapists find safe haven in Israel

Proponents in Israel say therapy does not "convert" clients, but boosts self-esteem and masculinity, which they say can reduce homosexuality.

North Carolina state capitol in Raleigh.
NC lawmakers, magistrate want to defend gay marriage exemption

Two North Carolina lawmakers and a magistrate have asked a federal court to let them defend a religious exemption law involving civil marriages challenged as discriminatory against gays.

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Transgender Texas prison inmates can start hormone therapy

A change in Texas prison system policy means transgender inmates who hadn't started hormone therapy before incarceration can do so behind bars.

Adele
Does Adele’s hit single “Hello” make light of sexual harassment?

This is how The University of Oklahoma’s Gender + Equality Center spreads awareness for Stalking Awareness Month.

Timothy Brownell
At brutal stabbing trial, mother testifies her son isn’t antigay

Onlookers say Timothy Brownell shouted antigay slurs while stabbing his victims. But his mom, who's in a same-sex relationship, says he's not homophobic.

James Manning, pastor of the Atlah Church, talks to a reporter in his offices in the Harlem section of New York, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.  Two groups that serve gay New Yorkers are hoping to get the last word on the Atlah World Missionary Church. They want to buy its headquarters at a foreclosure auction. One wants to turn it into housing for gay homeless youth.
So close: Ali Forney Center has already raised $186,073 towards buying antigay ‘Harlem hate church’

"We're not going to be pushed like this," said Dr. James David Manning, literally thumping a leather-bound Bible.

Skyy De’Anthony Fisher
Former school official guilty of taking sexual advantage of sleeping student

"I’m sorry," he was recorded saying. "I wish I could take it back... Can I make it up to you?”

Joseph F. Bataillon
Judge’s order strikes down Nebraska ban on gay marriage

A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction striking down Nebraska's now-negated ban on gay marriage and civil unions.

Timur the Goat and Amur the Siberian Tiger share a tender moment.
A real-life friendship between a male tiger and a goat is being decried in Russia as ‘gay propaganda’

Russian prosecutors think the media frenzy around an unlikely friendship between a male tiger and goat counts as gay propaganda.

Donald Trump
Backflip: Trump now claims he will push for LGBT rights if elected

Last weekend Trump pledged to appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn marriage equality. Now he says LGBT people would see "forward motion" on civil rights if he's elected.

A same-sex marriage supporter shows off buttons supporting marriage equality.
Georgia legislature advances anti-marriage ‘Pastor Protection Act’

Even though pastors can already refuse to perform a marriage for any couple regardless of sexual orientation, Georgia want to make an anti-gay statement.

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