A protester displays a placard during a rally near the Presidential Palace in Manila to await the verdict for U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton who is accused in the killing of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 in the Philippines. The Philippine court in Subic, west of Manila will deliver its verdict on Pemberton for the murdering Laude after discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel, officials said. US Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipino
A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman.

Robert Lewis Dear
Despite Ted Cruz’s claims, Planned Parenthood terrorist wasn’t transgender

Ted Cruz’s claim that Planned Parenthood terrorist Robert Lewis Dear is transgender is demonstrably false.

Adam Lambert
Despite antigay petition, Adam Lambert will still perform in Singapore

Signed by 20,000 people, the petition claims Lambert is "well-known for his active promotion of a highly sexualized lifestyle and LGBT rights."

Lake Lure Classical Academy
School lifts ban on clubs after questions over LGBT group

The board of directors of a Rutherford County public charter school has reversed its ban on student-led clubs.

Maxim Russia: "Gays We Respect."
Maxim magazine’s Russian version “forgives” these celebs for being gay

The article, titled "Gays We Respect," begins: “We, men, do not consider men who love men to be men.... But there are exceptions. "

In this photo provided by UC Berkeley Public Affairs, taken June 20, 2014, Jennifer Doudna, right, and her lab manager, Kai Hong, work in her laboratory in Berkeley, Calif. Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase disease-causing genes. How far should these experiments try to go _ fix only the sick, or make changes that future generations could inherit?
Scientists debate boundaries, ethics of human gene editing

Scientists are arguing about the revolutionary technology, which promises to cure intractable diseases -- and threatens to make designer babies a reality.

In this photo taken July 9, 2015, a man cycles near the headquarters of Gilead Sciences in Foster City, Calif. A bipartisan investigation by U.S. senators finds that the makers of a breakthrough drug for hepatitis C infection put profits before patients in pricing the $1,000-per-pill cure. The report released Tuesday by the Senate Finance Committee concludes that California-based Gilead Sciences was focused on maximizing revenue even as its own analysis showed a lower price would allow more patients to be treated for the liver-wasting disease.
Report: Drug maker was focused on profits, not patients

The makers of a breakthrough drug for hepatitis C put profits before patients in pricing the $1,000 pill that cures the liver-wasting disease.

A protester displays a placard during a rally near the Presidential Palace in Manila to await the verdict for U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton who is accused in the killing of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 in the Philippines. The Philippine court in Subic, west of Manila will deliver its verdict on Pemberton for the murdering Laude after discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel, officials said.
US Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipino

A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman.


In this Tuesday, May 19, 2015, file photo, U.S actor George Clooney attends a news conference of the film "Tomorrow Land" at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias in Valencia, Spain. Clooney will be a part of an all-star campaign being launched by Bono, featuring “once-in-a-lifetime experiences” that can be won after donating at least $10 to Bono's organization (RED), which raises funds to fight AIDS. The campaign kicks off Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, to coincide with World AIDS Day, which is Dec. 1.
Bono, Clooney, Kardashian part of all-star campaign for AIDS

Bono is a launching an all-star campaign featuring "once-in-a-lifetime experiences" that can be won after donating at least $10 to his organization.

Bill de Blasio
NYC proposes $23 million more in HIV health care

The plan is called the NYC Plan to End the Epidemic. It would benefit nearly 200,000 people a year while bringing down infections.

Approximately 30 percent of Russians in need of anti-retroviral drugs currently do not have access to them.
Russia HIV infection bucks trends as World AIDS Day marked

By 2016, the country's Federal AIDS Center estimates the total number of those diagnosed with HIV will reach 1 million.

In this Nov. 15, 2015, file photo, Taraji P. Henson attends the VH1 Big In 2015 with Entertainment Weekly Award Show held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Calif. Though Henson and Alicia Keys both appear on the hit series “Empire,” they’re now joining forces to fight HIV/AIDS. Henson, along with Janelle Monae and Laila Ali, are signing on as ambassadors for the newly formed power council on Keys’ charity, Keep a Child Alive. The announcement was made to coincide with World AIDS Day, which is Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015.
Taraji P. Henson lends hand to HIV & AIDS charity

Henson, Janelle Monae and Laila Ali are signing on as ambassadors for the newly formed power council on Alicia Keys' charity, Keep a Child Alive.

This July 21, 2011, file photo, shows a building on the Express Scripts campus in Berkeley, Mo. Express Scripts Holding Co. said Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, that it will make a treatment for the rare infection toxoplasmosis that costs $1 per pill available on its biggest formulary, or list of covered drugs, as an alternative to Daraprim, which is manufactured by Turing Pharmaceuticals and costs $750 per pill.
Express Scripts offers low-cost alternative to Turing drug

The nation's biggest pharmacy benefits manager is muscling back into the debate over soaring drug costs by promoting a cheaper alternative to a life-saving med.

Jamie Bissett and Tanner Wilfong
Champion divers come out together

And they're in love, too.

Christopher Kohrs
Popular San Francisco officer arrested for hit-and-run

Christopher Kohrs gained social media notoriety for his good looks and chiseled body while directing traffic in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood.


Linda Harvey
Linda Harvey: ‘There’s nowhere left for anti-gay activists to shop!’

Harvey claims companies that posted high scores on the Human Right Campaign's Corporate Equality Index are frolicking at "Satan's Office Party."

Ted Cruz blames ‘transgendered leftist activist’ for Planned Parenthood shootings

Cruz denied that the domestic terrorism incident was related to the shooter's anti-choice views, and instead blamed “vicious rhetoric on the left.”

Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference he held aboard the flight on the way back to the Vatican, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Pope Francis traveled to Africa for a six-day visit that took him to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic.
Pope: There are bigger issues than condoms and HIV

Pope Francis dismissed a question about whether condoms can be condoned in the fight against AIDS -- by saying there are more important issues in the world.

Bayna Lehkiem Elamin
Man who smashed two gay men with a chair: ‘I’m the victim’

Watch the disturbing video of the attack below and let us know what you think. Was it edited?

Bruno Gagliasso and Joao Vicente de Castro
Two straight Brazilian actors make out — to stick it to “macho card-carriers”

Two of Brazil's most famous actors -- who both identify as straight -- shared a long kiss on stage at the Brazilian GQ Men of the Year Awards.

Jennifer Laude
Philippine court to issue verdict in US Marine’s murder case

A Philippine court is expected to deliver its verdict Tuesday in the case of a U.S. Marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipino.

HIV-positive doctor says his dog saved his life

"When Dogs Heal" tells the stories of HIV-positive people and their dogs in an exhibit launching in Chicago on Tuesday -- World AIDS Day.

Marionville High School
ACLU: Missouri school district’s transgender restroom policy is ‘blatant discrimination’

The Marionville School District policy allows transgender students to either use a gender-neutral bathroom or a bathroom designated for their biological sex.

Participants dance during a gay pride parade in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. Hundreds of gay rights activists danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched celebrating what they call the diversity of gender and sexuality.
LGBT rights activists march in New Delhi parade

Organizers said that while the pride parade celebrated the gains India's LGBT community has made in recent years, they also wanted to highlight the continuing discrimination it faces.

Marco Rubio
Rubio: ‘Ignore’ Supreme Court marriage decision because ‘God’s rules always win’

Rubio says officials should “ignore” the Supreme Court ruling "because government is compelling us to sin.”

I Am Jazz
Wisconsin school nixes reading of book about transgender girl

A southern Wisconsin elementary school cancelled a planned reading of a children's book about a transgender girl after a group threatened to sue.

Cleo Pablo and her wife, Tara Roy-Pablo married when same-sex marriage became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and their children could move into her home in the small Native American community outside Phoenix where she grew up. But the Ak-Chin Indian Community doesn’t recognize same-sex marriages and has a law that prohibits unmarried couples from living together.
For many Native American communities, marriage equality is still forbidden

An overlooked story line following the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision this year that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide: American Indian reservations are not bound by the decision and many continue to forbid gay marriages and deny insurance and other benefits.

James Dawson's "This Book is Gay"
‘This Book is Gay’ means controversy for Wasilla Library

"This Book is Gay" is written for young readers, or any readers, grappling with questions about homosexuality, bullying, dating and sex

Shirley Bassey
Gay icon Shirley Bassey: ‘Women should be women. We should be feminine.’

"Women have periods and hormones," she says, "and that bothers me about women who want men’s jobs. Like firefighters, police, soldiers..."

Sean Patrick Maloney
Why are gay members of Congress supporting GOP bill to restrict Syrian refugees?

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney caught flak for defending Syrian refugees -- then voting to put new restrictions on accepting refugees from Syria and Iraq.

The Warwick Rowers
This teenage wrote a letter to Warwick Rowers, thanking them for making him discover he’s gay.

"It was the calendar images that made me realize my attraction and thus homosexuality," he writes.

Gus Kenworthy
Gus Kenworthy: Straight people should never say these 8 things to their gay friends.

Don't ask your gay friend how he came out, or else? Hmm...

Ted Cruz
Get to know the Christians who’d like to execute you — and the Republicans who court them

Thanks to the likes of Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal, killing gays has become respectable again.

Kevin Swanson
Antigay pastor Kevin Swanson is fairly certain he’s God

"You don’t pick a fight with the Creator of all of the galaxies, all of the planets, this entire solar system!"

Hathaway, with Jake Gyllenhaal in a scene from Brokeback Mountain
Jake Gyllenhaal: Hollywood is becoming more gay-friendly

"When will it be OK for an actor to be gay? I mean, it’s OK now.”

Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy’s homophobic past: Have we forgiven him for the jokes — or simply forgotten?

For years, Murphy used gay men to bolster his career with ridicule that crossed far past just the tiresome standards of political correctness.

"Evil. Pure evil."
Native Americans reveal their views on Christopher Columbus

A few days before Thanksgiving, a handful of Native Americans were asked to play the word association game with "Christopher Columbus."

Straight guys sound off on being hit on by gay men on the Whisper app. So, ssh...
These straight men absolutely love getting hit on by gay guys

What do you think of heterosexual men who use the flirtations of gay guys as a self-esteem boost?

Emmanuel Mass Luciano
Get to know Emmanuel Mass Luciano, the new Mr. Gay World

Luciano was named Mr. Gay World after the original winner, Klaus Burkart of Germany, stepped down after seven months, citing "personal changes."

Alex Mountain
Help destroy an insidious HIV myth by kissing this model on Tuesday. Seriously.

A pop-up kissing booth will be erected on Tuesday starring handsome model Alex Mountain -- and it's all to dispel a tenacious HIV myth.

Pope Francis, left, flanked by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, second left, stand with senior Army Officers to review the honor guard at Nairobi State House, Kenya, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Pope Francis left Wednesday for his first-ever visit to the continent, a whirlwind pilgrimage to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, bringing a message of peace and reconciliation to an Africa torn by extremist violence .
Pope urges Kenyans to work for peace

Uncomfortable issues may arise: The church's opposition to using condoms to fight AIDS, and its support of local legislation criminalizing homosexuality.

Martin Shkreli
As rival’s version sells well, CEO Martin Shkreli reneges on drug price cut

After weeks of criticism, Turing Pharmaceuticals ultimately decided not to cut the price of their HIV medication, which sells for $750-per-pill.

The late John Hurley.
The man who kept gay groups out of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade has died

According to his daughter, 85-year-old John Hurley "just slipped away."

Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand accepts Medal of Freedom from Obama — and totally disses Donald Trump

Streisand imagines a televised debate between Clinton and Trump would be “one of the greatest moments in television history.”

Sample: "Only into neg guys. Sorry. :("
HIV-positive men share the rude dating app messages they’ve received

Sample: "I wouldn't want anything to do with an ugly pile of HIV like you."

Dear One Million Moms, eat your blackened hearts out.
New ad for Famous Footstar stars gay dads at the dinner table

The latest ode to the gay family comes in the form of an ad from this major shoe retailer. Good deal.

Yusaf Mack
Ex-boxer Yusaf Mack wants a relationship with a trans person

"My interest is trannys," Mack said, demonstrating his dire need for a publicist. "I’m attracted to trannys. I don’t like no muscle like me."

In this Nov. 17, 2015 file photo, former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen, right, is interviewed by Matt Lauer, on NBC's "Today" in New York. In the interview, the 50-year-old Sheen said he tested positive four years ago for the virus that causes AIDS. Sheen's recent revelation that he's HIV-positive served as a reminder that his home state of California - despite its many liberal policies - remains among a large group of states with HIV-specific criminal laws that activists consider outdated and long overdue for revision.
HIV is now highly treatable — so why is it still criminalized in most states?

"These laws serve only to breed fear, distrust and misunderstanding," says Rep. Barbara Lee, a California Democrat.

Kathryn Knott
Philly hate crime case: Antigay tweets can be admitted as evidence against Kathryn Knott

Knott and two others were accused of savagely beating up a gay couple while screaming antigay slurs in Center City, PA in September 2014.

This undated photograph shows May Peleg, an Israeli transgender woman. Israel's Supreme Court has cleared the way for the cremation of Peleg, who committed suicide, rejecting an appeal by her religiously observant family for a traditional Jewish burial. May Peleg killed herself this month and asked in her will to be cremated. Peleg's family is ultra-Orthodox, a deeply conservative community, and Jewish law forbids cremation.
Israel court allows transgender woman’s cremation

The body of an Israeli transgender woman who committed suicide will be cremated despite her ultra-Orthodox family's wishes.

Vietnam's National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed the law, which will take effect in 2017.
Vietnam’s transgender say new law paves way for surgeries

A new law will pave the way for gender reassignment surgery in the communist country and reduce discrimination.

Inadvertently coming out to your conservative father via Snapchat could go a lot worse than this.
This teen accidentally came out to his conservative father. His dad’s response is perfect.

What happens when one young man unwittingly comes out to his dad on Snapchat?

Robert Gifford looks on as his wife Cynthia speaks to reporters on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. The Giffords, owners of Liberty Ridge Farm north of Albany refused to host the 2013 wedding of Melisa and Jennie McCarthy, citing their belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. The state's Division of Human Rights ruled that the business violated New York's anti-discrimination law and fined them $13,000. They are appealing the ruling.
Venue owners appeal fine for denying lesbian couple wedding

Owners of a wedding venue -- fined $13,000 for violating the New York's anti-discrimination law -- feel they should be allowed to follow their faith.

A senior at Richland High in Nashville, Tennessee was censored for wearing a shirt that read "Some People Are Gay, Get Over It."
ACLU-TN lawsuit supports students’ right to free speech

A senior at Richland High in Nashville, Tennessee was censored for wearing a T-shirt that read "Some People Are Gay, Get Over It."

Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen allegedly paid millions to hide a gay sex tape

Sheen's lawyers are telling a different story.

Kevin Swanson
Kevin Swanson: The gay community is ‘the catalyst by which nations are destroyed’

Swanson is certain the LGBTQ community will destroy the world because "they don’t believe that God exists, and they don’t believe God is judge."

Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz.
Judy Garland’s “Wizard of Oz” dress sells for $1.56M

The famous blue and white gingham dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz was sold at auction yesterday, but the buyer was not identified.

In this Nov. 12, 2015 photo provided by Darrick Fauvel, Lindsay Miller of Lowell, Mass., wears a spaghetti strainer to reflect her religious beliefs while holding her temporary driver license that also bears a photo of her wearing the colander. Miller said she ìabsolutely loves the history and the storyî of pastafarians, who are part of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles initially forbade Miller to wear the colander in the identification photo. She said the agency reversed the decision and apologized.
‘Pastafarian’ gets to wear strainer on head in license photo

Lindsay Miller says wearing the spaghetti strainer allows her to express her beliefs, like other religions are allowed to do.

Attorney General Roy Cooper
McCrory asks Cooper to oppose transgender bathroom lawsuit

Attorney General Roy Cooper has rejected a call by Governor Pat McCrory to side with a Virginia school district against a discrimination lawsuit.

Judge Tim Fox
Judge: 3 gay couples can amend kids’ birth certificates

The three couples who filed suit can go to the Arkansas Department of Health to change the documents immediately.