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'Queer Eye' cast reveals what they told Kamala Harris at the White House

ABC News' Elizabeth Schulze speaks with Karamo Brown and original "Queer Eye" cast member Carson Kressley about progress this Pride Month and combating political apathy for the presidential election.
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VIDEO: 'Queer Eye' cast reveals what they told Kamala Harris at the White House
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LGBTQ+ people describe coming out later in life

By the year 2030, there will be an estimated 7 million queer people ages 50 and older in the U.S., according to Sage, a nonprofit organization.
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VIDEO: LGBTQ+ people describe coming out later in life
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Overcoming health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community

ABC News’ medical correspondent Dr. Darien Sutton breaks down the new study showing LGBTQ+ people are at a higher risk of some cancers, possibly due to fear of discrimination.
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VIDEO: Overcoming health disparities in the LGBTQ+ community
June 13, 2024 at 9:50 PM

Family member speaks out after veteran comes out as gay in obituary

Col. Edward Thomas Ryan was 85 when he died on June 1, according to his niece.
June 13, 2024 at 9:50 PM
Col. Edward Thomas Ryan served in the U.S. military, according to his obituary.
June 13, 2024 at 9:29 AM

Nightline Out Loud: Margaret Cho on paving road for other LGBTQ+ comedians

Comedian Margaret Cho to discusses her career and documentary "Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution," exploring the history of LGBTQ+ stand-up comedy.
June 13, 2024 at 9:29 AM
VIDEO:  Nightline Out Loud: Margaret Cho on paving road for other LGBTQ+ comedians
June 12, 2024 at 9:53 PM

LGBTQ+ asylum seekers search for safety in US after persecution abroad

LGBTQ+ asylum seekers search for safety in U.S. as anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment grows around the world.
June 12, 2024 at 9:53 PM
American and LGBT flags are seen in Key West, Fla., on May 7, 2024.
June 12, 2024 at 3:02 PM

Gay couple shares journey building the family of their dreams

Terrell and Jarius Joseph open up about fatherhood and the setbacks they endured in their journey to build their now family of five.
June 12, 2024 at 3:02 PM
VIDEO: Gay couple shares journey building the family of their dreams
June 12, 2024 at 11:42 AM

LGBTQ+ asylum-seekers search for safety in US after persecution abroad

With at least 67 countries criminalizing same-sex relations, LGBTQ+ people are searching for freedom in the U.S. instead.
June 12, 2024 at 11:42 AM
LGBTQ+ asylum-seekers search for safety in US after persecution abroad
June 12, 2024 at 10:30 AM

Judge blocks Florida's 'unconstitutional' transgender youth care ban

A federal judge has called Florida policies restricting gender-affirming care for transgender minors and adults “unconstitutional."
June 12, 2024 at 10:30 AM
In this undated stock photo, someone holds a transgender flag in the air.
June 11, 2024 at 9:06 PM

New book guides LGBTQ+ travelers to inclusive destinations

Authors Amy B. Scher and Mark Jason Williams talk about their new book, "Out in the World," which explores inclusive destinations around the globe.
June 11, 2024 at 9:06 PM
VIDEO: New book guides LGBTQ+ travelers to inclusive destinations
June 10, 2024 at 6:41 PM

Kelley Robinson says 2024 election is crucial for members of LGBTQ+ community

ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt speaks with Human Rights Campaign President Kelley Robinson about anti-LGBTQ legislation around the country and how the group is reaching voters.
June 10, 2024 at 6:41 PM
VIDEO: The status of the fight for LGBTQ rights
June 10, 2024 at 6:31 PM

The Ali Forney Center boasts largest shelter for LGBTQ+ youth in US

The center reportedly houses more than 2,200 queer youth who have been unhoused because of their identities.
June 10, 2024 at 6:31 PM
VIDEO: The Ali Forney Center boasts largest shelter for LGBTQ+ youth in US
June 8, 2024 at 1:46 AM

Tig Notaro on how queer comedians are driving social change

ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt speaks with comedian and actor Tig Notaro about the first feature-length documentary to dive into the history of queer stand-up comedy, “Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution.”
June 8, 2024 at 1:46 AM
VIDEO: Tig Notaro on how queer comedians are driving social change
June 8, 2024 at 1:46 AM

The status of the fight for LGBTQ rights

ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt speaks with Human Rights Campaign President Kelley Robinson about anti-LGBTQ legislation around the country and how the group is reaching voters.
June 8, 2024 at 1:46 AM
VIDEO: The status of the fight for LGBTQ rights
June 8, 2024 at 12:45 AM

Transgender student assaulted after using bathroom speaks out

The May 30 incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime by local police in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
June 8, 2024 at 12:45 AM
The May 30 incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime by local police in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
June 7, 2024 at 10:26 PM

Transgender student alleges assault after using bathroom, family calls for charges

A transgender student is speaking out along with their family after allegedly being assaulted while trying to use the bathroom in their Minnesota high school.
June 7, 2024 at 10:26 PM
Cobalt Sovereign, a nonbinary and transgender 17-year-old, was the victim of an assault in a Minnesota high school. The incident is under investigation by local police as a potential hate crime.
June 7, 2024 at 9:50 PM

Christopher Vergara discusses LGBTQ+ inclusivity in faith

Christopher Vergara kicks off Pride month by discussing LGBTQ+ inclusivity in faith and religion, and shares his words of wisdom.
June 7, 2024 at 9:50 PM
VIDEO: Christopher Vergara discusses LGBTQ+ inclusivity in faith
June 7, 2024 at 2:03 PM

What we know about the growing LGBTQ community

The LGBTQ+ community is growing, with more people openly identifying as something other than heterosexual or cisgender.
June 7, 2024 at 2:03 PM
A person participates in the NYC Pride March on June 25, 2023 in New York City.
June 6, 2024 at 10:50 PM

Who makes up the LGBTQ+ community? A look at the growing population

The LGBTQ+ community is growing, with an increasing number of people openly identifying as something other than heterosexual or cisgender, according to data reviewed by ABC News.
June 6, 2024 at 10:50 PM
The LGBTQ+ community is growing, with an increasing number of people openly identifying as something other than heterosexual or cisgender, according to data reviewed by ABC News.
June 6, 2024 at 8:49 PM

Celebrating Pride Month with Cyndi Lauper

Singer Cyndi Lauper sits down with Eva Pilgrim to discuss her LGBTQ+ allyship, her new documentary, and her upcoming final world tour.
June 6, 2024 at 8:49 PM
VIDEO: Celebrating Pride Month with Cyndi Lauper
June 6, 2024 at 7:52 PM

Judge won't block North Dakota's ban on gender-affirming care for children

A North Dakota judge has denied a preliminary injunction as three families challenge the state’s law banning gender-affirming care for kids
June 6, 2024 at 7:52 PM
In this Sept. 14, 2023, file photo, parents Devon and Robert Dolney, of Fargo, N.D., stand with their 12-year-old child, Tate, center, during a news conference, at the state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D.
June 6, 2024 at 4:12 PM

Members of LGBTQ community talk overcoming addiction

"GMA" shines a light on those in the LGBTQ community who have struggled with addiction in their journey to accepting who they are.
June 6, 2024 at 4:12 PM
VIDEO: Members of LGBTQ community talk overcoming addiction
June 6, 2024 at 12:25 AM

Colorado GOP rebuked by Republicans, Democrats after calling for burning Pride flags

The Colorado GOP is being criticized for an inflammatory email with the subject line "God Hates Pride" that demonizes the LGBTQ community.
June 6, 2024 at 12:25 AM
A pride flag is flown in the first half between the Colorado Rapids and Minnesota United at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, in Commerce City, Colorado, on May 25, 2024,
June 5, 2024 at 10:29 PM

Colorado GOP calls for burning of Pride flags

A fundraising email from Colorado’s Republican party called for LGTBQ Pride flags to be burned. ABC News’ Mola Lenghi reports.
June 5, 2024 at 10:29 PM
VIDEO: Colorado GOP calls for burning of Pride flags
June 4, 2024 at 12:27 PM

After years of fighting, transgender elders celebrate as acceptance grows

For transgender elders like Imperato, today’s world is a stark contrast to the world they once lived in as LGBTQ progress and acceptance continues to grow.
June 4, 2024 at 12:27 PM
Renée Imperato spoke with ABC News about growing older as a transgender person.
June 3, 2024 at 3:34 PM

A look at the new era of LGBTQ ballroom culture

"GMA" explores how ballroom culture has evolved since its origins and how it helps people find their chosen family on and off the dance floor.
June 3, 2024 at 3:34 PM
VIDEO: A look at the new era of LGBTQ ballroom culture
June 3, 2024 at 11:32 AM

Transgender elders celebrate freedom and progress as acceptance grows

For transgender elders, today's world is a stark contrast to the world they once lived in.
June 3, 2024 at 11:32 AM
For transgender elders, today's world is a stark contrast to the world they once lived in.
June 3, 2024 at 1:26 AM

Gay pride revelers in Sao Paulo reclaim Brazil's national symbols

The iconic yellow and green of Brazil’s flag mixed with a sea of rainbow-colored tutus, hand fans and drag queen hairdos at Sunday’s LGBTQ+ pride parade in Sao Paulo
June 3, 2024 at 1:26 AM
Revelers take part in the annual Gay Pride Parade in Sao Paulo, Sunday, June 2, 2024. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
June 2, 2024 at 3:01 AM

LGBTQ+ people at higher risk of some cancers possibly, due to fear of discrimination

Ahead of Pride Month, a new report has highlighted increased cancer risk for those who identify as LGBTQ+.
June 2, 2024 at 3:01 AM
A surgeon is seen here in an undated stock photo.
May 28, 2024 at 7:15 PM

Pope apologizes for reported use of offensive term for gay men

Pope Francis is apologizing after reports that he used an offensive term for gay men in a closed-door conversation about gays and the priesthood.
May 28, 2024 at 7:15 PM
Pope Francis attends the World Children's Day (WCD) event at the Olympic Stadium May 25, 2024.
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State department issuing alert for LGBTQ+ travelers

The State Department issued a rare world-wide caution alert for American LGBTQ+ travelers due to “increased potential for foreign terrorist organization inspired violence.”
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VIDEO: State department issuing alert for LGBTQ+ travelers
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'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' visits LGBTQ+ seniors

Drag artists Nina West and Shannel shared the importance of "slaying it forward," with the queens competing for charity this season.
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VIDEO: 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' visits LGBTQ+ seniors
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State Department issues travel alert for LGBTQ people, events abroad

The alert follows a similar warning from the FBI and the DHS.
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The alert follows a similar warning from the FBI and the DHS.
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State Department issues travel alert for LGBTQ people, events abroad

The U.S. State Department issued a caution alert, warning U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution related to violence against "LGBTQI+ persons and events.”
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In this July 1, 2023, file photo, a group of performers are seen with flags at the Pride Parade in London.
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New Title IX rules intensify fight over transgender youth restrictions in schools

Several states are rallying against new federal Title IX regulations announced by the Biden administration that codify protections for transgender people in schools.
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President Joe Biden speaks in Washington, DC, on April 12, 2024.
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Foreign terrorist organizations could target Pride month events: FBI, DHS

Foreign terrorist organizations may seek to exploit "LGBTQIA+-related events and venues," including events during 2024 Pride month, the FBI and DHS said.
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The seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seen on their headquarters on February 23, 2024 in Washington, D.C.
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Target will only sell Pride Month collection in some stores after backlash in 2023

Target has announced that it will only sell their Pride Month collection in select stores after suffering a backlash and boycott last year during the 2023 Pride season.
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Target has announced that it will only sell their Pride Month collection in select stores after suffering a backlash and boycott last year during the 2023 Pride season.
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Target will only sell Pride Month collection in some stores after backlash in 2023

Target has announced that it will only sell their Pride Month collection in select stores after suffering a backlash and boycott last year during the 2023 Pride season.
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Target has announced that it will only sell their Pride Month collection in select stores after suffering a backlash and boycott last year during the 2023 Pride season.
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Series of bomb threats targeting LGBTQ+ Pride events in Montana deemed to be hoaxes

A series of bomb threats targeting annual Pride events in Montana were deemed to be hoaxes “used to try to dissuade people from participating” in the LGBTQ+ celebrations.
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Sophia Bush reflects on coming out as queer, encourages those on their 'journey'

Sophia Bush reflected on her announcement on Instagram quoting poet Maggie Smith.
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Actress Sophia Bush as she arrives at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, April 27, 2024.
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Drag queens of HBO’s “WE’RE HERE” risk arrest to change minds

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with “WE’RE HERE” stars Latrice Royale, Sasha Velour, Jaida Essence Hall, and Priyanka about building queer community in small town America and the power of voting.
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VIDEO: Drag queens of HBO’s “WE’RE HERE” risk arrest to change minds
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Sophia Bush says she can 'finally feel like I can breathe' after coming out as queer

Sophie Bush is opening up about her new love with former US Women's soccer player Ashlyn Harris.
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Sophia Bush opens up on finding new love in her latest Glamour interview.
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Expanded so-called 'Don't Say Gay' education restrictions advance in Alabama

Alabama is on track to further restrict discussions of "gender identity or sexual orientation" in public schools in a new proposal of the so-called "Don't So Gay" law.
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A person holds up a sign reading, "Trans People Belong in Alabama," during a rally outside the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala., on International Transgender Day of Visibility, March 31, 2023.
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Melania Trump announces push for gay conservatives during fundraiser, organizer says

Melania Trump at a fundraiser on Saturday announced a major voter outreach initiative to garner conservative gay and lesbian support for her husband, an organizer said
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Former First Lady Melania Trump speaks at a fundraiser for pro-conservative LGBT organization Log Cabin Republicans at Mar-a-Lago on April 20,2024.
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'I don't think she'd be alive:' Trans youth care bans put pressure on families

Legislation restricting gender-affirming health care for transgender youth in at least 23 states has forced families to drive hours to access medical care.
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In this Aug. 30, 2023, file photo, students protest against Katy ISD's new transgender policy outside the school district's educational support complex, in Katy, Texas.
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Supreme Court allows Idaho to enforce ban on gender-affirming care for minors

A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed Idaho to proceed with enforcement of a new law aimed at prohibiting gender-affirming care for minors.
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The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, D.C., March 26, 2024.
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Kansas governor vetoes gender-affirming trans youth care ban

Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed a ban on gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth in Kansas.
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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly speaks during the State of the State address at the Kansas State Capital on Jan. 10, 2024, in Topeka, Kan.
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What the new trans care recommendations from the NHS England report mean

A new report from the National Health Service England’s Dr. Hilary Cass advocates for further research on gender-affirming care for transgender youth and young adults.
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A photograph taken on April 10, 2024, in London, shows the entrance of the NHS Tavistock center, where the Tavistock Clinic hosted the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) for children until March 28, 2024.
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UK prime minister welcomes report on youth gender care

The new report said that medical evidence underlying gender care for adolescents is “remarkably weak.”
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The new report said that medical evidence underlying gender care for adolescents is “remarkably weak.”
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Report: LGBTQ content drove book banning efforts in 2023

According to the American Library Association, LGBTQ content drove book-banning efforts in 2023. “Gender Queer,” by Maia Kobabe topped the list for the third year.
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“Gender Queer,” by Maia Kobabe