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Trump Acknowledges World AIDS Day, But Not The LGBTQ Community

Ahead of Dec. 1's World AIDS Day, President Trump released a remembrance statement honoring the lives lost, the history of AIDS in the United States, and global efforts to fight the disease. However, in the more than 600-word long proclamation, Trump…
By Priscilla Totiyapungprasert

Australia Is Officially One Step Closer To Marriage Equality

Australia may be inching closer to legalizing same-sex marriage after 61.6 percent of Australians declared support for marriage equality in a survey targeting over 12 million people. The historic news, announced by officials in the country on Wednesd…
By Mehreen Kasana

The Gay Man Who Fought Kim Davis To Get Married Might Now Run Against Her

After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was not one of the people celebrating. Davis gained national infamy for defying the federal court order by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex coupl…
By Priscilla Totiyapungprasert

These Are The LGBTQ Victories From The 2017 Election That Will Go Down In History

There were plenty of reasons progressives were so overjoyed by the results in Tuesday night's elections. Dozens of Democrats — many of them political newcomers — unseated Republican incumbents in a wave of victories that surprised even those whose ho…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

Here's How People Define Sex, Based On Their Sexual Orientation

So many of us have our own idea over what counts as sex. Some people think it's obvious that sex includes finger or mouth play, while for others, sex means solely penetration. And when people start saying "hookup", who even knows what they really mea…
By Lea Rose Emery

This Kerry Washington Speech Will Motivate You To Keep Fighting & Raising Your Voice

Actor and activist Kerry Washington blasted the Trump administration recently while accepting an award for making an impact on the lives of LGBTQ youth. Speaking to attendees of the 2017 GLSEN Respect Awards, Washington called out the White House's r…
By Mathew Jedeikin

It's National Parents Coming Out Day & Here's Why It's So Important

October 12 is the first annual National Parents Coming Out Day. Started by the Strong Family Alliance, National Parents Coming Out Day (which is the day after National Coming Out Day) is not, as I first assumed, about parents coming out to their kids…
By Emma McGowan

This Rainbow Glitter Wine Gives Back To The LGBTQ Community & We're Here For It

There are a lot of amazing ways to celebrate National Coming Out Day — an important day in the queer community. But this may be the most fun one. The folks at ONEHOPE Wine have come up with a fun, sparkly way to help you have a blast and give back to…
By Lea Rose Emery

9 LGBTQ People Reveal The Best Way To Be An Ally On National Coming Out Day

Wednesday is National Coming Out Day, a day when we remember the significance of coming out. Coming out is a major step, and sometimes a traumatic one, but it can be a transformative and cathartic moment for many queer folks. "Every year on National…
By Lea Rose Emery

Twitter Is Full Of Love For National Coming Out Day & These Tweets Will Warm Your Heart

One of the best parts about National Coming Out Day is all of the amazing stories that emerge about how people came out — and the huge amount of love and encouragement for those who still don't feel quite ready. The day is not about forcing anyone ou…
By Lea Rose Emery

Bisexual Slang Exists, And The Reason You Haven't Heard Of It Is Kind Of Problematic

Could you define switch-hitting? A queen's threesome? Straight girl candy? Outside of the LGBT community, these terms aren't exactly common knowledge, but bisexual slang does exist, even though you might not know it from the lack of exposure. While g…
By Claire Warner

Jeff Sessions Says Discrimination Against Transgender People At The Workplace Is Technically Legal

In a move that could stand to have far reaching consequences, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era policy protecting transgender employees from workplace discrimination, according to a new report from Buzzfeed News. In reversing the …
By Morgan Brinlee

Jeff Sessions Is Fighting For Companies To Be Able To Fire Gay Employees

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 served as the foundation for a landmark federal case that ruled being gay was not, in fact, a fireable offense. It may surprise some readers to learn that the groundbreaking decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Com…
By Jessicah Lahitou

This Lesbian Couple's Image Was Stolen On Twitter & Their Clap Back Will Go Down In History

When you're part of an LGBT couple, strangers tend to go through all sorts of mental acrobatics to define your relationship. Sisters? Cousins? Best friends who enjoy holding hands across the dinner table, gazing into each other's eyes in the romantic…
By Claire Warner

These Are The Most Frustrating Things About Being A Bi Woman

It's Bisexual Visibility Day, a time to celebrate — and recognize— the bisexual community. And I have to say, as a proud bisexual in a lesbian relationship, I love my orientation. Being bisexual is amazing — I mean, you're attracted to pretty much ev…
By Lea Rose Emery

This Is Exactly Why We Need Bisexual Visibility Day

September 23, 2017 is Bi Visibility Day, aka Bisexual Day, a holiday founded in 1999 not only to celebrate the bisexual community, but simply to bring it some attention to it. Why? Well, as a bisexual woman in a lesbian relationship myself, I can tel…
By Lea Rose Emery

The Philippines' Moves One Step Closer To Securing LGBTQ Equality After A Stunning Vote

Politicians in the Philippines achieved something that remains hard to believe even in places like the United States. Every single representative of the country's lower chamber voted in favor of a Philippines-wide LGBTQ anti-discrimination law, makin…
By Joseph D. Lyons

#ItsTheLGBT On Twitter Is The Self-Love Your Timeline Needs Right Now

Ladies, gents, and all people of the rainbow community, prepare to feel many feelings. The hashtag #ItsTheLGBT has started trending on Twitter, and its focus is all about celebrating your fine, queer self through the ancient art of the selfie. Althou…
By Claire Warner

This LGBTQ Fashion Show Proved Queer Fashion Isn't Just A Trend

In a breathtaking hall at the Brooklyn Museum on Sept. 14, something proudly and profoundly queer happened. It was New York Fashion Week, and the normally quiet museum pounded with pop music as people of all genders, sexualities, races, and experienc…
By Katie Dupere

Diverse YA Books Just Got A Little Easier To Find, Thanks To A New App

I write a lot about how important it is for juvenile readers to see themselves in entertainment media, so I'm pleased to say that diverse YA books just got easier to find, thanks to Kirkus Collections: a new project from Kirkus and book distributor B…
By Kristian Wilson