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PA Democratic Party calls for Rep. Metcalfe's resignation after "random homophobic tirade"

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party is calling for Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler County) to resign from the State Government Committee after going on a “random homophobic tirade” at a meeting Tuesday night. Rep. Matt Bradford (D-Montgomery County) reportedly touched Metcalfe...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:51pm

Gay man denied marriage license by Kim Davis will run for her job

Even after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to legalize gay marriage nationwide in 2015, Rowan County clerk Kim Davis refused to give David Ermold a same-sex marriage license. Her reasoning? It was “God’s authority.” Davis tried to steal away Ermold's rights and run from the law,...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 5:45pm

New York City Council bans conversion therapy

A bill that prohibits conversion therapy, a practice which aims to turn gay people straight, was passed by the New York City Council on Thursday. Sponsored by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, the bill will ban anyone from charging somebody money for a service that intends to change their sexual...

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 2:49pm

LGBT rights thrown under the 'religious freedom' bus and Jeff Sessions is driving

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a broad decree which encourages agencies to do as much as possible for people who feel their religious beliefs are being violated. The new Trump administration policy does not name the LGBT community, but many see it as a direct hit against LGBT protections and...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 4:13pm

Honey! Your guide to when, where and how to watch Will and Grace

Will and Grace (and Jack and Karen) are coming back after more than a decade, and they're ready to Make America Laugh Again (#MALA). LGBTQ issues are more relevant than ever with President Trump in the White House pushing a ban on transgender soldiers in the U.S. military, so really, NBC is...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 4:54pm

'Will & Grace' (and Jack and Karen) are back!

Nothing is official until it is social media official. Just got married? Not until your Facebook status changes. A Will and Grace 10-episode reunion? Twitter might break after hearing the news. The 16-time Emmy-winning show (nominated for 83, thankyouverymuch!) starring Debra Messing, Eric...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 4:40pm

Hate crimes up 50 percent in Philly, 24 percent in NY since Trump became president

City streets are getting more and more dangerous for minorities in the Trump era as new research shows a dramatic rise in hate crimes in major U.S. cities like Philadelphia and New York. A report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 3:44pm

Yas Gawd! RuPaul is bringing DragCon to NYC

Following three years of “massive success of the world’s largest drag culture convention” in Los Angeles, RuPaul’s DragCon is coming to New York City. When is DragCon? RuPaul, also known as RuPaul Andre Charles, and her myriad guests, including past contestants on RuPaul...

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 6:14pm

Trump said he did the military a favor by banning transgender troops

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he did the military a big favor by banning transgender troops, despite the fact he never consulted the Pentagon before making his announcement, leaving thousands of transgender service members’ fates uncertain. “It’s been a very...

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 1:26pm

Coast Guard official says he will not 'turn back' on transgender servicemembers

The head of the U.S. Coast Guard is challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people from serving in the military and is sending a message of support for “out” service members. “I will not turn my back. We have made an investment in you and you have made an...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 5:33pm

Viagra costs military 5 times as much as healthcare would for transgender military troops

Citing the “tremendous medical costs” of treating transgender military members, President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, but studies show his claim doesn’t really add up. “Our military must be focused on decisive...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:24pm

Cuomo reveals state’s first official monument to LGBTQ community

On the day that tens of thousands marched in or cheered on the 48th annual NYC Pride March, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his plans for the state’s first official LGBTQ monument. Artist Anthony Goicolea will create the memorial, which will be located in Hudson River Park. It aims to...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:59am

New York celebrates Pride: Photos

Rainbows, tutus and colorful flags took over Fifth Avenue on Sunday for New York City’s annual Pride March; this year, the LGBT march carried a distinct air of protest in addition to celebration. New York City is home to one of the oldest and largest LGBT pride demonstrations in the world....

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 6:51pm

2017 NYC Pride March route, street closures and where to watch

On Sunday, June 25 millions of people are expected to fill the streets of Manhattan for the 2017 NYC Pride March. This will be the city’s 48th annual march and it is part of the city’s Pride Week Celebration.  If you plan to attend, the 2017 NYC Pride March will begin at 12 p.m....

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:26pm

For this NYC Pride March grand marshal, 'the work is not done'

Krishna Stone loves parades and rallies – so much so that she named her now-22-year-old daughter Parade. “It’s all about those magnificent demonstrations of love and creativity in activism, the diversity of human beings that show up, the pain, the sorrow – it takes a lot of...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 5:00am

Discrimination still alive and well for many LGBTQ New Yorkers: Survey

New York City may be the epicenter of the Gay Pride movement, but that doesn’t exactly mean that discrimination against those in the LGBTQ community is nonexistent. In fact, it's more common than many might think, according to a new survey from City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 4:15pm

LGBT teacher of the year’s fierce photo next to Trump goes viral

Rhode Island’s teacher of the year is earning applause for a particularly fierce display of his LGBT pride during a photo-op with the president and first lady. The photo that commemorates 29-year-old Nikos Giannopoulos’ visit to the Oval Office in April shows the professionally-clad...

Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 6:40pm

Gay travel company Gay Trippers NYC offers alternative to bars

If your favorite LGBT-friendly bar closed or you’re looking for gay travel, entrepreneur John DeStefano would like you to check out Gay Trippers NYC. Ditch apps and make friends IRL while you enjoy a gay-friendly trip with about 29 others as an alternative to the bar scene, Gay Trippers NYC...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 9:22pm

Geek Girl on Hollywood: On the 'American Gods' gay sex scene

So many articles have been written about the recent gay sex scene in the third episode of “American Gods.” I just wanted to add my two cents. My two cents, by the way, are coming from a straight white woman, and they should be taken in that context. My horse in this race is connected...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 7:00am

At Displaced Dinners, a meal and the tale of a refugee's struggles

Syrian refugee Lufti Al-Kaer, who has taken refuge in the United States for about three months, still has the bright, hopeful face of a young man. That’s a bit of a surprise, considering Lufti, 31, was cast away by his family in Syria for being a gay man and was persecuted for years by...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 5:06am