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Daniel Franzese, Who Played Damian in 'Mean Girls,' Comes Out

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Ten years after the release of the cult classic movie "Mean Girls," the actor who played gay character Damian is coming out of the closet himself.Read More


Bullying Causes Decades of Harm, New Study Shows

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

A new study finds that childhood bullying is so profoundly scarring that its negative social, physical, economic, and mental health effects are measurable for decades to come.Read More

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Trans 201: Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | April 22, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

When a non-transgender person is doing something that many transgender women find painful and offensive, there is a particularly rape-y vibe to being told "Hush, they're just doing their thing."Read More

'Religious Freedom' and the World War on LGBTQ People

Filed by Guest Blogger | April 22, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

There is no reason to oppose LGBTQ equality except on religious grounds, and there is no denying that the persecutors of our community are almost exclusively religious thinkers.Read More

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Oregon Mom Who Killed Son She Thought Was Gay Gets Life Sentence

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 11:00 AM | comments

Jessica Dutro, the 25-year-old Oregon mother who savagely beat her son to death because she thought he was gay, was sentenced Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole.Read More

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UCF Student Claims Fraternity Rejected Him Because He's Gay

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 10:30 AM | comments

A student at the University of Central Florida claims that Beta Theta Pi, a fraternity on campus, rejected him as a pledge after finding out that he's gay.Read More

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This Thai Safe Sex Ad Depicts Teen's Worst Nightmare

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 9:30 AM | comments

Getting an STD test can be an intimidating experience, but as a new public service announcement from Thailand shows, there are many things that are far more uncomfortable.Read More

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Laverne Cox Near the Top of TIME 100 Reader Poll

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 9:00 AM | comments

Trans icon Laverne Cox is near the top of TIME Magazine's TIME 100 reader poll. Voting closes at midnight tonight.Read More


Boy Scouts Kick Out Church For Supporting Gay Scoutmaster

Filed by John M. Becker | April 22, 2014 | 8:30 AM | comments

The Boy Scouts of America has revoked the charter of a Seattle-area Methodist church because of the congregation's support for openly gay scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath.Read More

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Vaughn Walker, Prop 8 Judge, Survived 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Filed by John M. Becker | April 21, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

Judge Vaughn Walker, whose historic ruling against Proposition 8 was upheld by the Supreme Court, revealed that he's a survivor of the discredited and dangerous practice of "ex-gay" therapy.Read More

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Major LGBT Donor Conference Moved Out of Brunei-Owned Hotel

Filed by John M. Becker | April 21, 2014 | 4:00 PM | comments

A large, off-the-record LGBT donor conference has been moved from a Brunei-owned hotel after that country moved to implement Sharia law, which calls for homosexuality to be punished by stoning.Read More

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Historic USPS Harvey Milk Stamps Available for Pre-Order

Filed by John M. Becker | April 21, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Today, the U.S. Postal Service announced that the historic Harvey Milk postage stamp is available for pre-order.Read More

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Franklin Graham, Ralph Reed Spend Easter Bashing Gays

Filed by John M. Becker | April 21, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

On Easter Sunday, ABC News devoted a segment of "This Week" to a discussion of the Religious Right, which quickly devolved into an on-air gay-bashing.Read More

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The Underwater Easter Bunny [Holiday Open Thread]

Filed by Bil Browning | April 20, 2014 | 9:30 AM | comments

Here's hoping all your chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps are merry and bright. Or something. Jeebus.Read More

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The Weight of Our Joys [Picture Tells A Story]

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | April 19, 2014 | 4:30 PM | comments

She creates a tapestry of love, joys, and yes, sometimes loss. As she makes her yearly offering, she cannot for a moment believe herself to be alone as she moves through the coming year. Read More