Pride Month
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October 20, 2020, 6:27 PM

Sam Smith explains how they were able to accept their gender identity

Sam Smith says they have "always" identified as non-binary, but explained how they were finally able to come to terms with their gender identity.
October 20, 2020, 6:27 PM
Sam Smith explains how they were able to accept their gender identity
October 20, 2020, 4:11 PM

Billy Porter helps examine origins of gay rights movement

Billy Porter is busy
October 20, 2020, 4:11 PM
October 18, 2020, 2:06 AM

Anchorage, Alaska chooses 1st woman, openly gay acting mayor

Austin Quinn-Davidson will serve as acting mayor of Anchorage starting Friday.
October 18, 2020, 2:06 AM
October 16, 2020, 4:49 PM

Autopsy: Transgender rights activist died from embolism

An autopsy has found that a prominent transgender rights blogger died of complications of a pulmonary embolism
October 16, 2020, 4:49 PM
October 15, 2020, 11:24 AM

LGBT groups in Japan launch petition seeking equality law

Sexual minority groups and human rights activists are launching a petition calling for an LGBT equality law in Japan in hopes that it can be enacted next year, when the country is to host the Olympics and will be the focus of international attention
October 15, 2020, 11:24 AM
LGBT groups in Japan launch petition seeking equality law
October 15, 2020, 3:07 AM

Gloria Estefan's daughter Emily opens up about coming out

The singer's daughter, Emily, came out in 2017.
October 15, 2020, 3:07 AM
Gloria Estefan recalls asking her daughter, 'Are you gay?'
October 14, 2020, 11:37 AM

Effort to bar LGBTQ discrimination moves ahead in Michigan

A ballot drive has turned in more than 483,000 signatures for an initiative to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in Michigan by amending the state’s civil rights law
October 14, 2020, 11:37 AM
Effort to bar LGBTQ discrimination moves ahead in Michigan
October 14, 2020, 10:28 AM

New Pentagon handbook adds confusion and frustration for transgender troops, critics say

The DoD released a handbook in an effort to help people navigate the effective ban, but didn't share many details about how trans people can obtain service waivers.
October 14, 2020, 10:28 AM
New Pentagon handbook adds confusion and frustration for transgender troops: Critics
October 13, 2020, 2:11 PM

Virtual Pride events offer new way to celebrate LGBTQ history and culture in June

LGBTQ Pride festivals around the world have been canceled amid coronavirus, but dozens of alternatives have cropped up for people to celebrate virtually.
October 13, 2020, 2:11 PM
Virtual Pride events offer new way to celebrate LGBTQ history and culture in June
October 11, 2020, 8:06 AM

90-year-old man comes out as gay in viral Facebook post

“I am free, I am gay and I am out," Kenneth Felts wrote.
October 11, 2020, 8:06 AM
90-year-old man comes out as gay in viral Facebook post
October 10, 2020, 8:09 AM

ABC News’ Gio Benitez writes letter to his younger self for National Coming Out Day: 'It will all be OK'

ABC News Correspondent Gio Benitez shares a letter to his younger self for National Coming Out Day.
October 10, 2020, 8:09 AM
ABC News’ Gio Benitez on National Coming Out Day: 'It will all be OK.'
October 10, 2020, 8:04 AM

Stranger leaves touching note on couple's doorstep thanking them for the courage to come out

A gay couple said they received a note from a neighborhood kid and it wasn't at all what they expected.
October 10, 2020, 8:04 AM
Stranger leaves note on couple's doorstep thanking them for the courage to come out
October 10, 2020, 8:03 AM

Mom celebrates son coming out as transgender with sweet photo shoot

A mother from Kentucky is honoring her son's bravery to come out as transgender with an "it's a boy" themed photo session for his 20th birthday.
October 10, 2020, 8:03 AM
Mom celebrates son coming out as trans with sweet photo shoot
October 9, 2020, 8:07 AM

ABC News' Becky Worley to parents on National Coming Out Day: 'This day is for you too'

ABC News Correspondent Becky Worley shares her life and experience with a message to parents for National Coming Out Day.
October 9, 2020, 8:07 AM
ABC News' Becky Worley to parents on Coming Out Day: 'This day is for you too'
October 8, 2020, 1:52 PM

Report looks at how discrimination affects heart health for LGBTQ people

A new report from the American Heart Association finds lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning adults experience disparities across several cardiovascular risk factors.
October 8, 2020, 1:52 PM
Report looks at how discrimination affects heart health for LGBTQ people
October 8, 2020, 9:20 AM

ABC News' James Longman on coming out: 'I could never imagine then the life I have now'

ABC News' James Longman reflects on his life and experiences on National Coming Out Day.
October 8, 2020, 9:20 AM
ABC News' James Longman reflects on National Coming Out Day
October 8, 2020, 8:04 AM

Father opens up about coming out to his 3 sons: I'm still the same dad as before

Scott Takacs, a 46-year-old and father of three, penned a personal essay about his experience coming out as a gay man to his wife and his children.
October 8, 2020, 8:04 AM
Father opens up about coming out to his 3 sons: I'm still the same dad as before
October 5, 2020, 3:15 PM

Under fire over LGBT rights, Polish leader blames activist

LGBT rights are the focus of a growing culture clash in Poland
October 5, 2020, 3:15 PM
October 5, 2020, 3:04 PM

High court won't take up ex-Kentucky clerk Kim Davis' case

The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that allowed a lawsuit to move forward against a Kentucky clerk who was jailed in 2015 after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples
October 5, 2020, 3:04 PM
October 3, 2020, 1:30 AM

Sexual, gender minorities much likelier to be crime victims

The first study of its kind has found that people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or gender non-conforming are nearly four times as likely to be victims of violent crime than those outside such communities
October 3, 2020, 1:30 AM
October 2, 2020, 1:20 PM

Soccer player and coach speak out on forfeiting match over gay slur

Coach Landon Donovan and player Collin Martin discuss the San Diego Loyal's decision to exit the game after an opposing player allegedly used a homophobic slur against Martin.
October 2, 2020, 1:20 PM
Soccer player and coach speak out on forfeiting match over gay slur
September 30, 2020, 4:42 PM

Trans person shot in Puerto Rico in 6th killing this year

Authorities say a transgender woman has been fatally shot in southwest Puerto Rico
September 30, 2020, 4:42 PM
September 28, 2020, 3:09 PM

Poland rejects international criticism over LGBT rights

Ambassadors to Poland from some 50 countries and international organizations have expressed their support for the LGBT community in the country and cited a need to work for “non-discrimination, tolerance and mutual acceptance.”
September 28, 2020, 3:09 PM
Ambassadors appeal for acceptance of LGBT people in Poland
September 27, 2020, 4:40 AM

California will house transgender inmates by gender identity

But only if the state does not have "management or security concerns."
September 27, 2020, 4:40 AM
1 month ago

Global Pride 2020: Celebrate pride month by revisiting pride parade history through the decades

For over 50 years, the LGBTQIA+ community has united every June to amplify their voices.
1 month ago
Global Pride 2020: Celebrate pride month by revisiting pride parade history through the decades
1 month ago

Soraya Santiago, Puerto Rico LGBTQ icon, dies at 73

The first person from Puerto Rico to undergo gender reassignment surgery and a longtime icon for the U.S. territory’s LGBTQ community, has died
1 month ago
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Gay marriages rise 5 years after Supreme Court ruling

Five years after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages around the U.S., more than a half million households are made up of married same-sex couples
1 month ago
Less than 1 million gay couple households in US in 2019
1 month ago

Real-life married gay couple cast in 1st Lifetime LGBTQ holiday movie

Lifetime's first LGBTQ holiday movie "The Christmas Setup" casts real-life married couple Ben Lewis and Blake Lee.
1 month ago
Real-life married gay couple cast in 1st Lifetime LGBTQ holiday movie
1 month ago

Official says Polish 'LGBT-free zones' have no place in EU

A top European Union official has strongly denounced the stigmatization of LGBT people by authorities in Poland
1 month ago
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Texas Board of Education rejects proposed LGBTQ lessons as part of sex education revision

LGBTQ advocates are pushing back against the state's curriculum rejection.
1 month ago
Texas rejects proposed LGBTQ lessons in schools as part of sex education revision
1 month ago

Philippines deports US Marine in transgender killing

A U.S. Marine convicted of killing a Filipino transgender woman has been deported after a presidential pardon cut short his detention in a case that renewed outrage over a pact governing American military presence in the Philippines
1 month ago
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Department of Education sends mixed messages on transgender student protections

The department reaffirmed its position that transgender student athletes cannot play on school sports teams that correspond with their gender identity.
1 month ago
Department of Education sends mixed messages on transgender student protections
2 months ago

Georgia church splits from Methodists over LGBT dispute

A Georgia congregation says it has split from the United Methodist Church after the denomination's divisive vote last year to strengthen bans on same-sex marriages and ordination of LGBTQ pastors
2 months ago
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What other cities can learn from LA in wake of violent anti-transgender attack

Arrests were quickly made in an attack on three transgender women in LA.
2 months ago
What other cities can learn from LA in wake of violent anti-transgender attack
2 months ago

Family settles lawsuit over death of trans woman in NYC jail

The family of a transgender woman with epilepsy who died in an isolated cell in New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex has settled its lawsuit with the city for $5.9 million
2 months ago
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Transgender civil rights icon Marsha P. Johnson honored with public monument in New Jersey hometown

Marsha P. Johnson is credited with starting the Stonewall uprising in 1969.
2 months ago
Nation's 1st public monument honoring trans woman approved
2 months ago

New York dedicates state park to LGBTQ civil rights icon Marsha P. Johnson, marking a first

The state made the historic announcement on Monday, on what would have been the transgender civil rights icon's 75th birthday.
2 months ago
New York dedicates state park to LGBTQ civil rights icon
2 months ago

Court: School transgender bathroom policy unconstitutional

The school sent to a transgender male to a special bathroom, the court said.
2 months ago
School transgender bathroom policy unconstitutional, court rules
2 months ago

Kentucky lawmakers resume push to curb 'conversion therapy'

Opponents of “conversion therapy" are getting a head start on next year's legislative session in Kentucky
2 months ago
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New York dedicates state park to LGBTQ civil rights icon Marsha P. Johnson

Gov. Andrew Cuomo dedicated the East River State Park in Brooklyn to Marsha P. Johnson, making it country's first state park to honor an LGBTQ person, according to the state.
2 months ago
New York dedicates state park to LGBTQ civil rights icon Marsha P. Johnson
2 months ago

Transgender women attacked in Hollywood

Investigation into hate crime after three transgender women attacked and say witnesses mocked them.
2 months ago
Transgender women attacked in Hollywood
2 months ago

State Dept. fighting to deny US citizenship to gay couple's child

A federal judge ruled in June that the agency had to grant citizenship.
2 months ago
State Dept. fighting to deny US citizenship to gay couple's child
2 months ago

Doctors concerned about complex legal landscape for transgender patients: ANALYSIS

Transgender people are "fearful" a federal policy approved in June and going into effect later in August could lead to more discrimination in receiving health care.
2 months ago
Doctors concerned about complex legal landscape for transgender patients: ANALYSIS
3 months ago

Gay officer who settled suit will resign from diversity unit

Gay St. Louis County lieutenant settled discrimination suit for $10.25 million.
3 months ago
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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum goes against GOP, condemns anti-LGBTQ resolution

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, a Republican, delivered a powerful rebuke against an anti-LGBTQ resolution passed by GOP legislatures.
3 months ago
GOP governor goes against party, condemns anti-LGBTQ resolution
3 months ago

Transgender official takes abuse while leading virus efforts

One of Pennsylvania's most popular fairs is apologizing after a dunk-tank promotion led to accusations of transphobia
3 months ago
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Record number of LGBTQ candidates running for US office, report finds

At least 22,000 more LGBTQ candidates must be elected to reach equal representation.
3 months ago
Record number of LGBTQ candidates running for US office, report finds
3 months ago

Search underway for suspect in California trans woman's death

Investigators are still working to determine a motive in the death of a California trans woman.
3 months ago
Search underway for suspect in California trans woman's death
3 months ago

Valentina Sampaio becomes 1st transgender model in SI’s Swimsuit Issue

Sampaio, from Brazil, is the first openly transgender model to pose for Sports Illustrated’s coveted Swimsuit Issue.
3 months ago
Valentina Sampaio becomes 1st transgender model in SI’s Swimsuit Issue
3 months ago

Thai Cabinet approves bills allowing same-sex partnerships

Thailand’s Cabinet has approved two draft bills that would give same-sex unions legal status similar to that of heterosexual marriages
3 months ago