Golden Girls action figures, coming to New York Comic Con this month.
Exclusive ‘Golden Girls’ action figures to debut at New York Comic Con

The creators say they were surprised when their "passion project" started trending on social media.

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What Canada geese can teach us about community

Yes, same-sex couples are welcomed members of the flock.

Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand has been appointed the first United Nations expert on anti-LGBT violence and discrimination.
UN appoints first expert on LGBT violence and discrimination

The appointment is expected to "bring much-needed attention to human rights violations against LGBT people in all regions of the world."

LGBT Southern Conference Basketball
Southern Conference doesn’t want to ‘punish’ N.C., so won’t pull championships

While the league "reaffirmed their resolute opposition to legislation that discriminates against any individual," the conference is standing pat.


That time Donald Trump said ‘It’s so natural’ to call Rosie O’Donnell ‘he’

The misgendering episode dates back to 2007, when the Donald said it was "politically correct bullshit” to not call O’Donnell "fat."

Trans activist Kristin Beck tells TSA: “We are real people with real feelings”

"How do we train Civilian Law Enforcement to see every citizen they approach as a brother or sister? As a citizen? As a Human?"

iO Tillett Wright
Photographer iO Tillett Wright talks about the beauty of difference

Author, activist and photographer iO Tillet Wright spoke with PBS about his project to photograph 10,000 people, in all 50 states, who identify as LGBTQ.

Alabama’s antigay chief justice Roy Moore suspended for rest of his term (again)

Moore can still appeal the ruling to the Alabama Supreme Court.

Sara Kelly Keenan is the first person in California, and the second in the nation, to receive a non-binary  gender designation.
Californian second in U.S. to have non-binary gender approved by court

Keenan is the second person in the nation to receive such a designation, and was inspired by Jamie Shupe's June victory in Oregon.

In a sketch for "The Daily Show" Roy Wood Jr. and Jordan Klepper highlight the absurdity of North Carolina's HB2.
‘The Daily Show’ tests out North Carolina’s HB2 in a hilarious sketch

"Your gay tastebuds aren't even calibrated to enjoy straight mac and cheese."

An all-gender restroom is seen at the new Golden 1 Center, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday requiring California businesses and governments to post non-gender-specific signs on single-occupant restrooms by March 1, 2017. The Golden 1 Center, the new home of the NBA's Sacramento Kings, will have 23 single-occupancy restrooms labeled "all gender."
California governor signs bill approving gender-neutral bathrooms

Supporters say gender-neutral restrooms also would help parents with children of a different gender and adults caring for aging parents.


In this Sept. 22, 2016 photo, Virginia businessman Philip Zodhiates leaves U.S. District Court in Buffalo, N.Y., where he was on trial for international parental kidnapping and conspiracy. Zodhiates was convicted of the charges on Thursday, Sept. 29 after prosecutors say he helped a mother move her daughter out of the country and away from her ex-partner.
Mennonite businessman convicted of helping ex-lesbian kidnap daughter

Neither mother nor daughter has been seen in the United States since, and Lisa Miller is considered a fugitive.

In this photo taken Thursday, June 23, 2016 House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, presides over a House session at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C. The window is small and the legislative strategy tricky, but GOP leaders say there's still a chance to change the North Carolina law that sparked a clash over transgender rights on the national stage.
N.C. House leader: ‘bathroom bill’ repeal deal may never have happened

The House Speaker's comments raise questions about how realistic a proposed compromise was to end the monthslong fallout over the law.

Dan Savage
Dan Savage’s advice to Hillary: if Trump goes low in next debate, hit back

Author and sex advice columnist Dan Savage has some advice for Hillary Clinton should Donald Trump bring up Bill's affairs, and it is spot on.

Newt Gingrich
Yoyo dieter Newt Gingrich fat-shames Miss Universe at gay GOP dinner

“You’re not supposed to gain 60 pounds during the year that you’re Miss Universe," the former House speaker told the Log Cabin Republicans.

Cover of a recent Florida Agenda issue
Multiple LGBT news outlets fold as parent company’s assets seized by court

The staff of Multimedia Platforms, which includes the Florida Agenda, Frontiers Magazine in LA, and Next Magazine in New York, has been let go.

Confirmed: Wonder Woman is queer

The writer of her latest comic book says the Amazon Princess is queer in a culture of women that is "absent of heteronormativity."

This North Carolina sheriff compared transgender kids to lice infestation

Sheriff Donnie Harrison of Wake County, N.C., is threatening to pull school resource officers out of schools unless a policy on trans kids is adopted.

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore testifies during his ethics trial before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary at the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday Sept. 28, 2016. He is accused of encouraging judges to defy the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage.
Will homophobic Alabama Supreme Court chief justice keep his job?

The state's Judicial Inquiry Commission is seeking his removal from the bench, arguing he directed state probate judges to refuse marriage licenses to gay couples.

Not just for bears and otters any more: Scruff for cats is here!

This viral video is breaking Facebook today as gay cat lovers everywhere giggle at this poor puss's attempts to hook up.

Ebonay Lee, center, and another unidentified woman holds up their fists in front of a line of police and protesters, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in El Cajon, Calif. Dozens of demonstrators on Wednesday protested the killing of a black man shot by an officer after authorities said the man pulled an object from a pocket, pointed it and assumed a "shooting stance."
Killer cop previously sued for sexually harassing a lesbian officer

One of the officers involved in a deadly confrontation with an unarmed black man was demoted last year amid allegations that he sexually harassed a lesbian.

Religious right will try to repeal Massachusetts pro-trans law at the ballot box

City and town clerks had certified more than 32,375 signatures of registered voters, the number needed to place a repeal question on the 2018 state ballot.

Two ex-nuns just got a civil union in Italy and the media went nuts

The women, one from southern Italy and the other of South American origins, fell in love while working at a rehabilitation center for drug addicts.

George Takei
George Takei gives personal art and memorabilia to Japanese-American museum

The museum announced the gift Wednesday and said the collection will be featured in an exhibition next year.

New HRC guide on trans children by pediatricians busts myths, offers support

The American Academy of Pediatrics worked with the Human Rights Campaign to provide this resource supporting parents, allies, and clinicians of trans kids.

Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School, via Joliv on Wikimedia, CC 3.0.
Maryland high school adopts gender-neutral homecoming court

Breaking with tradition, Bethesda Chevy-Chase high school will now have students vote for two individuals to be chosen to represent each class, regardless of gender.

Planting Peace
We’re everywhere! Pride flag flies to the edge of space

When Planting Peace sent this Pride flag up in a hot air balloon, it reached an altitude of 21.1 miles above the planet.

This Calif. politician WERKS! Drag queens lip-synch Katy Perry in campaign ad

"Do you know who works hard for me and you? He's tall and smart and true. Scott Wiener's the one!"

Lesbian Trump supporter "Deplorable Deb"
Lesbian Trump fan’s insane rant about Clinton’s gay campaign manager goes viral

The unhinged supporter also says ISIS is a bigger threat to LGBT people than AIDS was.

Eric McCormack and Debra Messing spill the tea on ‘Will & Grace’ reunion

The actress who was and always will be Grace revealed her wish would be for Netflix or Amazon to pick up a new "naughty" version of the hit show.

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Exclusive first look: TV’s first out transgender child actor on ‘Modern Family’

Tonight's episode of the ABC comedy — known for breaking down barriers through laughter — will star a child who's trans, playing a trans child.