Trans-Focused Reality Show Finds A Home On ABC Family

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By Jessica Goldstein ABC Family is home to a bunch of bonkers, tweens-only programming, and it’s easy to perceive the network as a little flashy and substance-less. The channel is packed with telegenic twenty-somethings pretending to be teenagers with highly implausible lives. But within the past five years, this Disney subsidiary has sneakily become home […]

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Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays Billboard Touts: ‘No One Is Born Gay’

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Truth Wins Out condemned a scientifically inaccurate billboard placed on a section of Interstate 95 in Richmond, Virginia by the “ex-gay” political organization Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX). The billboard proves that PFOX is a purveyor of junk science and its affiliated therapists are unqualified practice legitimate therapy. The offensive billboard reads: “Identical Twins: […]

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New York City Council Votes to End Discriminatory Birth Certificate Policy

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The New York City Council passed legislation Monday that will end the city’s discriminatory birth certificate policy. The bill – Int. 491 (2014) – introduced by Councilmember Corey Johnson, eliminates the surgery requirement for transgender people seeking to change the sex designation on their birth certificates. The new policy will require that a licensed health care provider state […]

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Exclusive Interview: Faith Soloway of Amazon TV’s Transparent

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By Brandy Black From left to right- Jill Soloway, Hari (Jill and Faith’s Dad), and Faith Soloway I caught up with Faith Soloway, one of the writers of Amazon’s Transparent, a beautifully written, directed, and acted show on Amazon TV.  It follows a quirky Los Angeles family as they learn that their father, played by […]

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California Public Schools to Teach LGBT History in 2015

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Governor Jerry Brown is making sure that the kids in his state will be taught an honest history. Brown signed a bill last week that will require the public schools in California to teach children about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. It will also require the teaching on the role of […]

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Duggars Inadvertently Raise $25,000 For LGBT Community

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The notoriously anti-gay stars of the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting accidentally helped raise over $25,000 for the LGBT community by appearing in an ad to help support Lucie’s Place. The ad shows a picture of Michelle and Jim Bob that says “The Duggars spent $10,000 to fight for ‘the right’ to fire gay […]

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The Trevor Project & Celebrities Take a Stand for LGBTQ Youth

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By Alexandra Temblador Sarah Hyland and Nolan Gould The stars descended on the Hollywood Palladium last night in Los Angeles for TrevorLIVE, the semi-annual charity event for the 16th year anniversary of The Trevor Project. As the nation’s leading organization for crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth, The Trevor Project hosted TrevorLIVE which […]

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Finland Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage With 105-92 Vote

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On November 28, Finland became the 12th European nation to legalize same-sex marriage after the Finish Parliament narrowly approved the citizen’s initiative in a 105 to 92 vote. Those against the measure said children need both a mother and father. “This is a question of the future of our children and the whole society, and […]

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D.C. Council Passes Groundbreaking Bill to Protect LGBT Youth from Conversion Therapy

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Tuesday, the District of Columbia Council unanimously approved a bill that will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth from the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy. When signed into law, Washington, D.C. will become the third jurisdiction—behind California and New Jersey—to pass legislation protecting LGBT youth from practices that are known to cause […]

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Sean Hayes Marries Partner Of Eight Years In Secret Ceremony

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Eight years after dating, Sean Hayes and his partner, music composer Scott Icenogle, have secretly wed. Hayes stirred the pot when he appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show wearing a silver band at the end of October. The former Will & Grace star confirmed his marriage on Facebook with a photo of the couple and a caption that read: “Here’s a […]

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