TLC & Duggars Remind Us You Can Be Fired For Being Gay or Trans

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By Alex Temblador The Duggar family from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting have been in the news for the past few weeks due to the recent discovery that Josh Duggar, the oldest child of the Duggar family, molested girls as a teenager which included some of his sisters. Recently, another story surfaced on Gawker that […]


Neil Patrick Harris to Narrate ‘And Tango Makes Three’


Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, and Little Simon have announced that Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris will narrate a new edition of Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell’s bestselling, groundbreaking children’s book And Tango Makes Three. The story, illustrated by Henry Cole, will be available as a book and CD combination, as a standalone audiobook, and […]


UK Has Most Legal Equality in Europe, New Study Reports


ILGA-Europe, an international human rights organization, found that the U.K. has the most legal equality for the LGBT community. Forty-nine countries were measured and ranked by how much legal protection is provided for the LGBT people. The countries were measured in 48 different criteria from marriage equality to employment discrimination protection to hate crime laws. “We witnessed several […]


A Look at Miley Cyrus and Her Happy Hippie Foundation

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Miley Cyrus has officially launched her non-profit called the Happy Hippie Foundation, which “rallies young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations.” Cyrus shot a series of “Backyard Sessions” at her house with artists like Ariana Grande and Melanie Sefka in hopes viewers will donate to the foundation. Her first video, […]


Just Call It What It Is: The Sex Talk

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By Alex Temblador The Sex Talk: the three scariest words in a parent’s vocabulary. Not many parents are excited to have the sex talk with their children and for good reasons. It’s difficult to imagine your child exploring their sexuality but despite the wishes of parents, children and teens are exploring their bodies and their […]


FDA Proposes Guidelines to Mandatory One-Year Blood Ban


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Tuesday announced proposed guidelines for blood donations that change the current lifetime ban for men who have sex with men (MSM) to a one year ban. “No transmissions of HIV, hepatitis B virus, or hepatitis C virus have been documented through U.S.-licensed plasma derived products in the past […]


Over 90,000 Attend Rainbow May Day Parade in Russia


Over 90,000 people attended the Rainbow May Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia for the fifth year in a row on May 1. The parade was in celebration of the International Workers’ Day and had people from trade unions, political and social movements as well as a LGBT column consisting of 600 people. The column had slogans […]


One Direction & Ty Burrell Support Foster Care Month

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By Alexandra Temblador May is National Foster Care Month, a month that reminds us that 102,000 children from less than a year old to 21 years of age are in the foster care system and are waiting to be adopted by a loving family. This month asks families to make a change in a child’s […]


New York Chosen As National LGBT Museum Site


The Board of Directors of the National LGBT Museum has voted to base the museum in New York City. Longtime LGBT activist Kevin Jennings has been elected as co-chair. Founded in 2008 by Board Co-Chair Tim Gold, the National LGBT Museum engaged in an extensive visioning process (details of which can be found at, examined […]


Parent’s Day Versus Mother’s and Father’s Day

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By Alexandra Temblador There are few holidays that can cause us to reflect on how diverse family structures are in America than Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. With these holidays just around the corner, it’s good to consider what these holidays symbolize in the lives of many children across the United States. For some, Mother’s […]