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Trump Policy May Permit Dismissing HIV-Positive Service Members

HIV stigma is on its way out, according to the World AIDS Conference currently underway in Amsterdam. But it’s alive and well here in the U.S. military — courtesy of the...

Prince Harry, Elton John Launch New Effort at World AIDS Conference

Prince Harry and Sir Elton John joined forces at the Amsterdam-hosted 2018 International AIDS Conference in the Netherlands yesterday. The pair unveiled a new partnership to...

Bear Culture is the Subject of a New University Study in the UK

Bear culture is here to stay as a part of the gay community. How can you tell? There’s a university funding a study looking into the relatively recent phenomenon....

Palm Springs All-LGBTQ City Council Earns State Recognition

California’s State Senate and Assembly has officially recognized Palm Springs in electing the country’s first all-LGBT city council. Of course that’s been the case since...

Violence Erupts against LGBTQ Tourists at World Cup Games

Despite numerous warnings to fans planning to attend the World Cup tournament in Russia, an anti-gay attack took place before the competition even got underway. And yesterday, UK...

LGBTQ Rights Means Winning Republicans to Get around Trump

Equality is under siege in places where bathroom laws and so-called “religious freedom” initiatives have taken root. Here’s how to change that: Republicans will...

Supreme Court Sides with Anti-Gay Colorado Baker in Wedding Cake Case

The Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision Monday morning, set aside a lower court ruling in Colorado against a Denver baker who refused to create a same-sex wedding cake. The ruling...

Banned Non-Comformist Valedictorian Takes His Graduation Remarks Offsite

A gay Kentuckian decided that having his valedictory address banned by officials at his Catholic school wasn’t going to stop him. Christian Bales, a gender non-conformist...

LGBTQ World Cup Fans Threatened with Violence If They Show Their True Colors

Soccer fans visiting Russia for the World Cup games have already received UK-government-sponsored warnings not to display affection. Now Russians themselves are threatening...

Trump/Pence Backlash? New Gallup Poll Finds Americans More Accepting of LGBTQs

More than two-thirds of Americans support same-sex marriage, and half of Americans believe people are born gay or lesbian, according to a new Gallup poll. Yesterday, the venerated...

Texas Could Send Lesbian Lupe Valdez to the Governor’s Mansion

Two lesbians are upending the status quo in the Lone Star State, as Lupe Valdez and Gina Ortiz Jones won primary races Tuesday. Imagine: that same residence in Austin that lofted...

GLAAD Says Fewer LGBTQs on Screens; Sports Fans Warned against Gay PDA; Madonna Producer Dies

LGBTQ characters are less visible on screen, World Cup fans are warned to refrain from showing PDA, and the man who put Madonna on the map has passed away at the age of 65. Films...