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New York State Moves To Ban ‘Gay and Trans Panic’ Defense for Homicides
It's set to join five other states banning the homophobic and transphobic argument that a victim's sexual identity was a source of distress to the perpetrator.
Mackenzie Harris, Faith in Public Life
Interfaith Groups Rally In Support Of Equality Act For LGBTQ Rights
Christians, Muslims, Jews and Hindus urged Congress to pass the bill, which would outlaw discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity.
Supreme Court To Take Up LGBTQ Job Discrimination Cases
By Mark Sherman, AP
The issue is whether Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, protects LGBTQ people from job discrimination.
Massachusetts Bans Controversial ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy For Minors
“We’re saying that this dangerous, abusive behavior will not be tolerated,” a state lawmaker said of the discredited practice meant to change sexual orientation.
Courtesy Sammy Kanter
Gay Rabbinical Student Wins Court Case Against Pizzeria That Refused To Serve Him
Sammy Kanter, an American studying in Israel, said a Jerusalem pizzeria kicked him out because of his sexual orientation.
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Utah’s Proposed LGBTQ Conversion Therapy Ban Is About Suicide Prevention, Advocates Say
The state is considering banning licensed therapists from using conversion therapy on queer kids.
I Don't Regret Believing Jussie Smollett. Here's Why.
, Guest Writer
Don’t let the Jussie Smollett case distract us from what is actually happening every day.
Wyoming GOP Lawmaker Allegedly Compares Homosexuality To Bestiality, Pedophilia
Democrats have urged state Sen. Lynn Hutchings to resign. The lawmaker has denied the students' account of their conversation.
Elections, Movies Are Helping Effort To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy
By David Crary, AP
“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” and “Boy Erased” have renewed momentum to LGBTQ advocates' efforts nationwide.
House Democrats Promise Action On LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Bill
By JULIET LINDERMAN, AP
Democrats plan to move forward with the bill if they win the House majority.
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Tim Cook Says Being Gay Is 'God's Greatest Gift To Me'
The Apple CEO said he came out four years ago to help young gay people who were being bullied or abused.
Thomas Peter / Reuters
Chinese Kindergarten Teacher Says He Was Fired For Being Gay
By Christian Shepherd, Reuters
The teacher says he hopes his case will push forward Chinese society to be "more balanced and accepting.”
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'Sesame Street' Writer Takes Back Comments About Bert And Ernie Being Gay. Sort Of.
Curtis M. Wong
Mark Saltzman now says he never intended the characters to be definitively seen as a same-sex couple.
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Singapore DJ Prepares To Challenge Nation's Law Banning Gay Sex
By Annabelle Liang, Associated Press
An attorney for DJ Big Kid says he will present evidence showing sexuality is unchangeable.
Leonhard Foeger / Reuters
Austria Denies Asylum To Afghan Man For Failing To Act Or Dress Sufficiently Gay
The man said he was being persecuted in his home country for his sexual orientation.
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7 Things Sex Educators Wish You’d Teach Your Kids Sooner Rather Than Later
The "sex talk" should be an ongoing conversation -- and it definitely doesn't have to be awkward.
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Senate Dems Introduce Bill To Include Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity On Census
"The spirit of the census is that no one should go uncounted and no one should be invisible," Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said.
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LGBTQ Adults In U.S. Are Less Likely To Have Jobs And Be Insured, Study Finds
By Linda Carroll, Reuters
The study authors suspect these differences from straight peers come down to bias.
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Dem. Lawmakers Propose Banning 'Gay And Trans Panic' Legal Defense
Rep. Joe Kennedy and Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts want to curb the controversial tactic.
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9 Things Pansexual People Want You To Know
Not acknowledging that pansexuality is an orientation makes it harder for people to live their most authentic lives.
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From A Stronger Workplace To A Stronger Society: Why Diversity And Inclusion Matters
By RYOT Studio, Contributor
By Jeffrey Brown, CEO, Ally Financial Every child knows the Golden Rule: “treat others the way you want to be treated.” From
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In Hong Kong, Gay People Prescribed Prayers And No Sex As 'Cure'
By Beh Lih Yi, Reuters
LGBTQ groups in Hong Kong are calling for a legal ban on conversion therapy programs.
Gay Man Says Pope Francis Told Him, ‘God Made You Like That And Loves You Like That'
His words, reportedly uttered in private, have been described as the most progressive remarks ever made by a modern pontiff about homosexuality.
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2 Texas Men Who Used Grindr To Assault, Rob Gay Men Get Jail Terms
Curtis M. Wong
The two were among four men who used the popular dating app in four home invasions in Texas.
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California Lawmakers Consider Bill That Treats Conversion Therapy Like Consumer Fraud
The bill aims to make advertising or selling conversion therapy a fraudulent business practice.
Doctor Dismisses British Man's Claims That Medication Made Him Gay
Curtis M. Wong
Still, he said, "It’s not up to any of us to judge or belittle anyone’s coming out journey."
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