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Pope Francis Praises Author of Children's Book That Includes Lesbian Rabbits and Gay Penguin Parents

Pope Francis Praises Author of Children's Book That Includes Lesbian Rabbits and Gay Penguin Parents

Originally posted 08/28/2015 11:50AM

An Italian book that explores different types of families – including same-sex couples – has caused quite a stir after the mayor of Venice banned it from schools. Now, Pope Francis has upped the ante by writing a letter praising the author for her work, The Guardian reports.

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Ellen Page Says It's 'Borderline Offensive' When Straight Actors Are Heralded as 'Brave' for Playing LGBTQ Characters

Ellen Page Says It's 'Borderline Offensive' When Straight Actors Are Heralded as 'Brave' for Playing LGBTQ Characters

Originally posted 08/28/2015 11:10AM

Ellen Page says she finds nothing "brave" about tackling certain roles as an actor – especially when it comes to straight actors portraying LGBTQ characters.

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Ellen Page Challenges Ted Cruz on Gay Rights on Campaign Trail (VIDEO)

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Ellen Page Challenges Ted Cruz on Gay Rights on Campaign Trail (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/21/2015 03:40PM

Ellen Page confronted Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz about gay rights on Friday, as the senator was grilling hamburgers at the Iowa state fair.

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I Am Cait's Jen Richards: Get a Sneak Peek at Her New Project (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/11/2015 02:45PM

Growing up, Jen Richards didn't see women like her on TV.

"They were always the dead prostitute or a punch line," she tells PEOPLE.

But as a transgender woman, Richards and the team behind the new Web series Her Story are working to change that as part of what Richards feels is an amplification "of trans people speaking in their own voices."

"The visibility and representation [of the trans community] has become a beacon of hope and possibility for a generation who didn't have that prior," says Richards.

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World Cup Star Megan Rapinoe Engaged to Girlfriend

World Cup Star Megan Rapinoe Engaged to Girlfriend

Originally posted 08/07/2015 06:00PM

U.S. Women's Soccer team star Megan Rapinoe is getting married.

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FROM TIME: Boy Scouts Officially End on Ban on Gay Leaders

FROM TIME: Boy Scouts Officially End on Ban on Gay Leaders

Originally posted 07/27/2015 09:20PM

The Boy Scouts of America ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders on Monday

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Ian McKellen: How Coming Out Made Me a Better Man (and Actor)

Ian McKellen: How Coming Out Made Me a Better Man (and Actor)

Originally posted 07/16/2015 02:40PM

It was love at first sight.

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Jimmy Carter: 'I Believe Jesus Would Approve of Gay Marriage'

Originally posted 07/08/2015 12:10AM

[EMBEDCODE {}] Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that he feels same-sex marriage does not conflict with Christian doctrine.

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Celebrity Chef Art Smith Prepares a Wedding Feast for 101 Same-Sex Couples in Atlanta: 'It's About the Future'

Celebrity Chef Art Smith Prepares a Wedding Feast for 101 Same-Sex Couples in Atlanta: 'It's About the Future'

Originally posted 06/29/2015 04:10PM

After the Supreme Court's momentous ruling on marriage equality on Friday, celebrations began around the country – and celebrity chef Art Smith was ready to whip up some of his famous creations for the ultimate wedding celebration.

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White House Lit Up with Rainbow After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

White House Lit Up with Rainbow After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Originally posted 06/26/2015 11:25PM

The White House joined in the nationwide celebration of the Supreme Court's ruling on Friday to legalize gay marriage across all 50 states with a rainbow light show.

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