Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Marc Jacobs, More Celebrate the Life of Alan Turing

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News anchor Anderson Cooper and several of the biggest names in the LGBT world, including luminaries in gay rights advocacy, media and entertainment, are speaking out in support of innovator, war hero and one of gay history’s biggest heroes Alan Turing and The Imitation Game. Along with Cooper, figures such talk show host Andy Cohen, fashion designers Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs and leading LGBT advocacy groups GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign are some of the […]

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New Marriage Equality Ad Running in Texas Features Police Officers Defending Gay Colleagues

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Freedom to Marry began airing a statewide television ad this week in Texas featuring Fort Worth police officers who speak out in support of their gay colleague’s freedom to marry. The 30-second ad began running Sunday in multiple Texas markets during news and public affairs programs and comes days before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals hears […]

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Dr. Evelyn Hooker: The Woman Who Changed America’s Perspective on the Gay Community

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By Alexandra Temblador After seven years of research, Dr. J. Michael Bailey and Alan Sanders published significant work in November 2014 that may affect the perspective of homosexuality in the United States. Their research suggests what many have contended for so long—that homosexuality is directly related to an individual’s genetics. This landmark discovery, which may […]

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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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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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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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Derrick Gordon: First Openly Gay Athlete to Play Division I Ball

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At 7:05 p.m. on November 14, Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay athlete to play a game in Division 1 men’s basketball. The 22-year-old junior, who plays for the University of Massachusetts, came out April 9. He immediately started getting letters of support from Germany, France, Italy, and China, was appearing at GLAAD awards and attended a Tedx […]

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Mom vs. Fox News: Can She Take Down the Big Bully on the Block?

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By Lisa J. Keating I’d like to bring to the surface and discuss the real life damage that occurs because of the type of reporting on gender diversity by Fox News and other conservative media outlets. Who really gets hurt? The kids who identify as cisgender boys and girls? No. I believe it is a […]

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