N.C. governor delivers transphobic punchline introducing Donald Trump

Anyone with questions about which bathroom to use, said the governor, should "go to the Philadelphia convention where all of the Democrats are."

The suggested pride flag emoji
Will there finally be a pride flag emoji soon?

A formal proposal for a rainbow LGBT pride flag emoji has been submitted to the governing body that regulates the graphics worldwide.

Tucker Carlson is ‘disgusted’ by DNC’s gender neutral bathrooms

"I guess we're liberated by this?" asked the conservative mouthpiece. "Everyone should come visit one and see the reality of it."

Hillary Clinton (left), Christy Spitzer Thornton and Kassie Thornton
Homophobic cabbie ordered to pay kissing lesbians $14K

The couple say they will set aside the fine if he takes lessons in why discrimination is harmful.


The 2016 Democratic National Convention is being held in Philadelphia.
5 queer things to watch for at the Democratic National Convention

Here’s a DNC drinking game: take a shot every time a speaker mentions “LGBTQ.” You probably won’t be sober until next weekend.

Whoops! A British version of the "Finding Dory" children's book includes an unsavory slang term.
Whoops! British ‘Finding Dory’ book includes not-kid-friendly language

Sometimes words don't mean the same thing in America as they do across the pond.

Steven Anderson
Stop sending America’s most homophobic preacher unwanted pizzas!

Anti-gay preacher Steven Anderson is crying foul after becoming the “victim” of a series of ongoing pranks.

Former President Bill Clinton applauds Former Democratic Presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as he speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016.
Hostility flares as Clinton becomes first woman to rise to nomination

A glass ceiling is shattering as Clinton ascends to the presidential nomination, making her the first woman to lead a major party into a White House race.

LGBT people in London protest Russia's crackdown on LGBT people.
American minister expelled from Russia because he’s not antigay enough

Authorities claim he was about to perform a same-sex wedding. He says he was eating cookies and talking about old Roman mosaics.

Former Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016.
Sanders, Warren, and First Lady calm rowdy Democratic convention crowd

Behind the scenes, Sanders and Clinton aides joined forces to try to ease tensions.

Michelle Obama speaks to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Drop everything and watch Michelle Obama’s speech to the DNC

This is the speech everyone will be talking about tomorrow. The First Lady proved tonight that her husband isn't the only orator in the family.


Like the Star Trek: Beyond villain Krall, Donald Trump has a reputation for spreading fear.
Zachary Quinto: Star Trek villain bears striking resemblance to Trump

"It’s unprecedented in our lifetime how precariously we’re all perched—not just here in this country but around the world.”

In this Thursday, July 7, 2016, photo, Martine Zoer poses for a photo with her sons Tyler, 8, left, and Tristan, 5, as they wear and display some of the gender-neutral clothing she creates, in Mill Creek, Wash. Zoer founded Quirkie Kids two years ago that marketed unisex pink shirts online, starting the business after her sons wanted to wear pink but she couldn't find anything in the boys' section. Her collection has since expanded to other colors, and she set up two Instagram accounts @stillagirl and @stillaboy that share such images of boys clutching flowers or girls playing with a toy car.
Pink vs Blue: Breaking down the gender stereotypes in kids’ clothing

More has changed for girls' clothes than for boys, but the vast majority of children's clothing is still gender-specific.

It’s time to end the religious test for elective office in America

While Article 6 of the Constitution forbids a religious test for elected officials, the beliefs of candidates have determined their chances in the political arena.

Rep. Warwick Sabin, D-Little Rock, center, cheers with protesters outside of the House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, March 30, 2015.
Standing up: Arkansas Democrats are getting on board with LGBT rights

It’s a shift for a state party whose top elected officials for the most part didn’t support same-sex marriage before it was legalized by the Supreme Court.

Christian hate group lawyers wrote Mississippi’s blocked anti-LGBT law

The group also offered public relations advice and drafted the statement the Republican governor issued explaining why he signed the bill into law.

Seeing this photo of Cyd Zeigler kissing his partner prompted a Florida school principal to leave anti-gay comments.
Florida principal suspended after saying gays ‘must be put to death’

He posted the comments just 36 hours after the shooting at an Orlando gay night club that killed 49 people and wounded 52 others.

Counter demonstrators dressed as angels to show support and solidarity block the view of protesters near the funeral service for Christopher Andrew Leinonen, one of the victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting, outside the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. A similar counter-protest is planned for tomorrow's Westboro Baptist Church protest of the Mazzoni Center's Transgender Health Clinic in Philadelphia.
Wall of Love to block Westboro’s hate at Philly anti-trans protest 

"This event is necessary because it is important that the world see the Trans* community is a loving community."

Stephen Port, charged in 2015 with the murder of four gay men, faces 17 new charges relating to the drugging and sexual assault of eight more men.
Suspect in Grindr serial killing faces charges from victims who lived

Stephen Pool, accused of killing four gay men in London, faces 17 new charges including poisoning and sexual assault against eight more men.

Scott M. Vecchi
Newsflash: This sheriff’s candidate wants you to know he’s not gay

Since Scott M. Vecchi is a law enforcement professional and he's not gay. Or anti-Semitic. He's "sorry to break your heart."

Tim Kaine’s evolution on marriage equality was painful to watch

When it came to marriage equality, Kaine was a cross between a pretzel and a waffle.

John Oliver’s recap of the Republican convention is everything you want

Watch John Oliver's Last Week Tonight segment and try not to laugh - and maybe cry because you know he's right.

Judge to monitor Kansas’ actions on gay marriage for three years

The judge issued a permanent injunction barring the state from treating same-sex couples differently than opposite-sex couples

Pam Bondi
Arrested: Man threatens FL Attorney General Pam Bondi over LGBT rights

The county worker from central Florida accused her of hating gays and taking bribes from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

NBA will consider new All-Star Game host city’s record on LGBT rights

"Has your city, county/parish, and/or state passed anti-discrimination laws that are applicable to all persons?"

FILE - In a Tuesday, July 5, 2016 file photo, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaks during a news conference, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. On Sunday, July 24, 2016, Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down as DNC chairwoman at the end of the party's convention. Her resignation follows the leak of some 19,000 emails, presumably stolen by hackers and posted to the website Wikileaks, that suggest the DNC favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will resign after convention

The fall is a stunning one for the tough-talking Florida representative who became the first woman elected to chair the DNC.

HRC's Sarah McBride will be the first openly transgender person to speak at a major party convention.
Democratic Convention will include first openly transgender speaker

“I’m honored for this opportunity to share my story and to be the first transgender person to speak at a major party convention."

FILE - In this March 10, 2014, file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store in Lakewood, Colo. Colorado's Supreme Court has refused to take up the case of Phillips, who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, letting stand a lower court's ruling that the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner cannot cite his Christian beliefs in refusing service. The American Civil Liberties Union applauded the Monday, April 25, 2016 development, saying it affirmed that no one should be turned away from a business serving the public because of who they are or who they love.
Colorado baker takes gay wedding cake case to the U.S. Supreme Court

The Colorado baker claims that being forced to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples violates his right to freedom of speech.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., hugs his wife Anne Holton during a with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate.
Clinton’s turn: Guide to the Democratic National Convention

First lady Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders are both scheduled to speak on Monday.

British musician Elton John hosts a press conference at the 21st World Aids Conference 2016 in Durban, South Africa, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. John says that leaving LGBT people behind in the fight against AIDS will only increase the spread of the disease.
Elton John: LGBT people must be part of AIDS fight in Africa

Elton John said he wants to ensure that LGBT people are protected if they are denied medical treatment or arrested.