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Joe Scarborough leaves Republican Party to become Independent
"The View" co-hosts discuss the "Morning Joe" host's decision.
Alabama legislation stops short of banning sexual orientation conversion therapy
A newly passed Alabama state law lauded as protection for teenagers at faith-based youth programs was stripped of language that would have restricted sexual orientation conversion therapy following pressure from a conservative policy group with close ties to the bill’s sponsor. The Alabama Child
Notre Dame students walk out on Mike Pence during commencement speech
A group of graduating seniors from the University of Notre Dame turned their backs on their own graduation ceremony in protest of Vice President Mike Pence, who gave their commencement address there on Sunday. The protests, which were organized by a student activist group at Notre Dame called We
Democratic lawmakers introduce bill to ban conversion therapy nationwide
This week, Democratic lawmakers introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 , which will ban treatments nationwide that target the LGBTQ community and claim to be able to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity. The treatment, which is often referred to as
A Boy Named Lucas part 5: Taking the stand
In the final part of our five-part series, ABC News' Brian Ross talks to Lucas Greenfield, a gay teen, who details taking the stand to put the pastors who abused him behind bars.
Gay teen describes experience in so-called gay conversion camp
Lucas Greenfield, 17, tells Brian Ross about his experience in so-called gay conversion camp.
Statement from Marc Lotter, Press Secretary to Vice President Mike Pence
Statement from Marc Lotter, Press Secretary to Vice President Mike Pence: "Any assertion that Vice President-elect Pence supported or advocated for conversion therapy is patently false and is a mischaracterization of language from a 16-year old campaign website. As a candidate for Congress in 2000,
Gay conversion therapy advocates heartened by Pence, Republican electoral victories
Advocates of long-discredited gay conversion therapy programs say they are heartened by the election of Donald Trump and are counting on Vice President Mike Pence and congressional Republicans to help fight off efforts to make such programs illegal. “I certainly hope that this administration will
'When We Rise' executive producer says show is a 'bold' depiction of LGBT history
The fight for transgender rights has never been more front and center on the national stage than it has been in recent months. Hundreds gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue just last week to protest the Trump administration announcement of an effective rollback of an Obama administration directive that
'When We Rise' chronicles the struggle for LGBTQ rights
President Trump's controversial rollback of transgender school bathroom protections coincides with the star-studded ABC miniseries and transgender champions fighting to restore dignity.