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Danica Roem becomes Virginia's first transgender woman elected official

Virginia made history last night when Danica Roem became the first transgender woman to become an elected official. Democrat candidate Danica Roem, 33, defeated Republican Robert G. Marshall and was elected as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in the state’s 13th District....

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 2:25pm

Rainbow flag flies high, proud and permanently near NYC's Stonewall Inn

Oct. 11 is an important day in LGBTQ history. Not only is it the 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, it’s also the 30th anniversary of the second March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, which had an estimated attendance of more than half a million people. Oct. 11, 2017...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:05am

Boston LGBTQ advocacy group reminds of importance of allies on National Coming Out Day

Coming out as LGBTQ can be intimidating, but it can also be an extremely powerful act, the Human Rights Campaign says. That’s why the HRC started National Coming Out Day 29 years ago. Today, LGBTQ youth are coming out to their family and friends at younger and younger ages, said Valerie...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:05am

Celebrate National Coming Out Day with pizzazz (and glitter and wine)

In a world where transgender soldiers are being told they are a burden and reproductive rights are at stake, celebrations like National Coming Out Day are more important than ever. Here is when and how to celebrate you and and support your loved ones. When is National Coming Out Day 2017?...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 8:51pm

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

Trump asks court to drop lawsuit over his transgender military ban

Federal courts are considering blocking President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban and lawyers for the Trump administration are arguing it’s way too early — the Pentagon hasn’t even finalized the details. "That challenge is premature several times over,"...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:07pm

Will and Grace: The best stars are the guest stars!

On May 18, 2006, Will and Grace aired its final episode. Now, 11 years later, fans have Will Truman (Eric McCormack), Grace Adler (Debra Messing), Jack McFarland (Sean Hayes) and Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) back in their lives. Eleven years later, fans were wondering if the same spark Will and...

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 9:23pm

Will and Grace reunion: When it airs and what the cast had to say about it

At long last! Will, Grace, Jack and Karen are back for not just one reunion season, but two, the first of which debuts Thursday night on NBC. "Thank God these four held up," show producer Max Mutchnick quipped. Eric McCormack joked that if only one of them didn't age well, it...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:48pm

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

Does ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ feature the franchise’s first LGBTQ character?

‘Star Wars’ looks set to finally take a huge step from the galaxy far, far away into the progressive future that most of its fans have been demanding it enter. That’s because the new ‘Star Wars’ novel, Leia: Princess Of Alderaan, features an exchange between Laura Dern...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 12:50pm

White House gets ready to roll out transgender military ban amid pushback

The White House is reportedly getting ready to issue guidelines for President Donald Trump’s transgender military ban despite widespread pushback. The guidance is expected to come out in the coming days and the Pentagon will have six months to enact the ban, according to a Wall Street...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:36am

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

Why Doubt’s breakthrough trans scene almost never made it to air

Back at the start of July the fourth episode of Doubt’s debut season, Clean Burn, aired to little fanfare and was watched by just 1.62 million viewers. But in the middle of the episode was a scene that could have far-reaching repercussions, as it was the first to feature three trans...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 5:27pm

This animated trailer about a gay student coming out will really get to you

Amazing graphics. Inspiring characters. A poignant message. Did we mention perfect hair all around? An all too real situation for millions of students around the world, this wordless trailer for the In a Heartbeat short film captures all the feels in a seriously moving way. The In a Heartbeat...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 12:07pm

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

'Star Trek' actor, LGBT activist George Takei condemns Trump over militarytransgender ban

Actor George Takei didn’t hold back his anger over the transgender military ban announced Wednesday by President Donald Trump. Trump cited “tremendous medical costs and disruption” for his reasoning behind the decision, but thousands of troops currently already serving in the...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 4:10pm

Couple wins $100,000 dream wedding from Pride Month Tinder Success Story

Update July 11: Tinder announced the winners of the $100,000 dream wedding on Tuesday: Logan Peters and Ryan Holly. The couple’s wedding will be officiated by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Michelle Visage, who also helped select the couple as the winners....

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 8:36pm

First same-sex Muslim marriage takes place in UK

A gay couple from the UK exchanged vows in what many consider the UK’s first same-sex Muslim marriage. Jahed Choudhury, 24, and his partner Sean Rogan, 19,  had their ceremony at a registry office in Walsall, West Midlands, on June 22. They both wore traditional Muslim attire on their...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:59pm

Which cities are the most gay-friendly in 2017?

Which city is the most LGBT-friendly? New York City and Boston ranked (albeit not very high), but Philadelphia didn't make the list. (Read on before you start calling us jabronis.) Nestpick, “an aggregator for furnished apartments across Europe,” asked more than 2,500 people in 40...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 9:04pm

Summer jobs for vulnerable youth tripled: Mayor's office

While one study shows that those in New York City’s LGBTQ community still face employment discrimination despite “big strides,” Mayor Bill de Blasio is celebrating the number of summer jobs for the city’s “most vulnerable children.” The Center for Youth...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 3:57pm