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Caitlyn Jenner Weighs in on the Presidential Race: 'Trump Seems to Be Very Much for Women'

Caitlyn Jenner Weighs in on the Presidential Race: 'Trump Seems to Be Very Much for Women'

Originally posted 06/29/2016 05:15AM

Despite her presence in the LGBT community, Caitlyn Jenner is unabashedly conservative.

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London's Pride Parade Comes to Halt as Two Police Officers Propose Marriage

London's Pride Parade Comes to Halt as Two Police Officers Propose Marriage

Originally posted 06/25/2016 03:50PM

London's Pride Parade on Saturday came briefly to a complete stop for a very special – and very sweet – reason.

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Judy Garland's Daughter Lorna Luft Sings 'Over the Rainbow' for the First Time in Tribute to Orlando, Stonewall and Her Late Mother

Originally posted 06/24/2016 05:30PM

Lorna Luft, daughter of the late Judy Garland, gave an emotional performance of her mother's signature tune "Over the Rainbow" at New York City's Feinstein's/54 Below on Wednesday night – the first she's ever given of the song, she says.

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Newly Crowned Miss Missouri Will Be the First Openly Gay Miss America Contestant: 'I Knew I Was Making History'

Originally posted 06/24/2016 03:40PM

When Erin O'Flaherty's name was called as the newest Miss Missouri, she was filled with joy, gratitude and pride as the first openly gay winner in the state pageant's history.

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Dustin Lance Black on Orlando: It Is Time to Disarm Hate

Originally posted 06/21/2016 01:00PM

Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of 2008's Milk, was nearing the end of production on a new TV series when he heard the news. Forty-nine people had been killed, and dozens more wounded, during a shooting massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12. The series, called When We Rise (it will air on ABC in 2017), which Black has created, executive produced, and co-directed, is a chronicle of the gay rights movement in America.

The event in Orlando, of course, not only struck the LGBT community but the Latino community as well. In response to the tragedy – and the week of anger and grief that has followed – Black penned this tough, moving essay about what we, as fellow human beings, owe to all those who we have lost.

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Disarm Hate

For the last six months I've been in Vancouver filming When We Rise, an ABC miniseries on the history of the LGBT rights movement. That's what I was doing when I learned that 49 LGBT souls – the majority Latino – had been murdered in Orlando in a gay club, traditionally a place of refuge. That day, we were filming a scene re-creating the 2009 National Equality March on Washington. And so, between takes of Guy Pearce unfurling a massive banner that read "Equality Across America," we tuned in to learn the names of the sons, daughters, allies, and parents who were ripped from our arms by gunfire and hate.

In so many ways, When We Rise is a testament to how far we've come, a tribute to those who have dedicated their lives to bringing us this close to safety and equality. Orlando served as a terrible reminder of just how much more we have left to do. The shock, the hurt, the anger, and the heartbreak left me winded, as were so many other Americans who love our country. It also made it clear to me that if we are ever to overcome homophobia, we must create better understanding of who LGBT people truly are by confronting the three worst culprits of LGBT misinformation: science, the state, and religion.

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UpdatePosted 06/20/2016 05:25PM

Broadway Stars Release 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' Cover for Orlando, Will Perform on NBC's Maya & Marty

Originally posted 06/20/2016 12:50PM

Just three days after the Orlando gay nightclub massacre, the theater community banded together to raise their voices together in love and support for the victims and their families.

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Ex-Army Sergeant Granted First Legal Non-Binary Gender Identity in Historic Move: 'This Is the Greatest Victory of My Life'

Ex-Army Sergeant Granted First Legal Non-Binary Gender Identity in Historic Move: 'This Is the Greatest Victory of My Life'

Originally posted 06/15/2016 04:30PM

In what is understood to be the first order of its kind from a U.S. state court, an Oregon judge has granted a petition allowing a person to legally be classified as non-binary, a gender identity which does not traditionally fit within the male or female dichotomy.

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Prince William Becomes First Royal to Pose for LGBT Magazine

Prince William Becomes First Royal to Pose for LGBT Magazine

Originally posted 06/15/2016 08:45AM

Prince William is speaking out on homophobic bullying – and is now the first royal ever to cover an LGBT magazine.

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Mara Wilson Comes Out as Bisexual in Wake of Orlando Shooting

Originally posted 06/15/2016 01:00AM

Mara Wilson is standing in solidarity with the LGBT community in a big way.

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