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12 Celebrity LGBTQ+ Couples That’ll Fill Your Heart With Love & Inspiration

While there aren't a huge number of gay couples in mainstream film and television stories just yet, there are plenty of celebrity LGBTQ+ couples that give us #RelationshipGoals. From lesbian royalty Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi to Orange is th…
By Elana Rubin

24 Tweets About Pride Month That Beautifully Celebrate LGBTQ+ Culture

All June long, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride Month. June is the official month for Pride because the Stonewall Inn riots in New York City began during June 1969. This month honors the history of queer people and the enduring fight for equalit…
By Elana Rubin

Celebrate Pride Month With These Dazzling Beauty Products That Give Back To The LGBTQ Community

Happy June, happy upcoming first day of summer (June 21!), and most of all, happy Pride Month! If you live in or near a big city chances are you have a huge celebratory parade coming up. And to help you get prepared for it, here are some of the coole…
By Ariana Marsh

5 Things Not To Say To LGBTQ+ People Because They're Pretty Hurtful

I don't hang out with too many people who identify as straight and cisgender anymore, and it's for good reason. When it comes to basic etiquette, some people who identify as straight and cisgender don't seem to understand that there are certain thing…
By Cosmo Luce

5 LGBTQ+ People Reveal What Pride Month Means To Them & Their Answers Are Beautiful

There is something endlessly magical about Pride Month. The energy is palpable, city streets become a million times more colorful, and hundreds of thousands of people across the world turn up to celebrate individuality, acceptance, and love (with fab…
By Genevieve Wheeler

Gus Kenworthy Opens Up About Being LGBT At The Winter Olympics & It’s So Moving

Any athlete who gets the honor of representing their country at an Olympic Games will tell you that it is one of the proudest moments of their life. And there are some athletes who take this honor one step further and use their platform to do some go…
By Bernadette Deron

The Supreme Court Is Letting This State’s Anti-LGBT Law Stand, Because 2018 Already Sucks

The country’s highest court is receiving national attention for their latest decision. On Jan. 8, the Supreme Court declined to hear arguments on Mississippi’s anti-LGBT law that allows private business and state employees to deny services to lesbian…
By Chelsea Stewart

Trump's World AIDS Day Statement Completely Ignored The LGBTQ+ Community

President Donald Trump seems to have forgotten a key talking point while crafting his statement on World AIDS Day. Namely, he totally ignored an entire segment of the population who suffer disproportionally from the disease. Trump's statement on Worl…
By Thea Glassman

Server Was Allegedly Refused A Tip Because Of LGBT Tattoo And Twitter Is Furious

It's never OK to forgo tipping a waiter, even if the service isn't too great, but it's understandable to give a less generous tip depending on the service. Get ready to be upset because one Buffalo Wild Wings server was refused tip because of LGBT ta…
By Brenda Santana

15 Instagram Captions To Show Your Support For The LGBTQ+ Community

There's no denying the stir of outrage that has recently spread across the nation after President Trump's announcement on Twitter that he plans to ban transgender people from the military. Now more than ever do we need to stand in unity. No matter wh…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

This One Tweet Shows The Hypocrisy In Trump's "Support" Of LGBTQ+ Individuals

Sigh, Donald Trump. Today the 45th president of the United States announced via Twitter that he plans to ban transgender people from joining and participating in the military, due to "tremendous medical costs and disruption" he claims they cause. Pin…
By Marquaysa Battle

9 Gender-Neutral Victories We Should All Be Celebrating

Gender isn't as black and white as "male" and "female," and plenty of genderqueer or non-binary people are making their voices heard about how they choose to identify. A non-binary person, according to GLAAD is: [Someone] who experiences their gender…
By Marquaysa Battle

LGBTQ+ People Are Trolling Straight Privilege "Heterosexual Pride Day" Hashtag

Let's get this straight, people: Pride Month is not for straight, cisgendered people. Pride Month is for members of the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate who they are, and to acknowledge the oppression they face. There is no point in coopting Pride Month…
By Marquaysa Battle

The Next LGBTQ+ Rights Fight Is All About Cake In The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, David Mullins and Charlie Craig, The Washington Post reports. Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, l…
By John Haltiwanger

Families Apologize To Shunned LGBT+ Loved Ones In Heartwrenching New Ad Campaign

A series of LGBT+ focused advertisements by WCRS will soon be streaming on London's Channel 4 network in honor of their annual "Pride in London" celebrations, targeting acts of long overdue acceptance. The footage, broken up into four different segme…
By Sean Abrams

Joe Biden Calls Out Trump For Not Standing By The LGBTQ+ Community

At a private LGBTQ+ gala on Wednesday, former Vice President Joe Biden called out President Donald Trump for failing to live up to his campaign promise to stand by the LGBTQ+ community. Biden encouraged the community to hold Trump "accountable for hi…
By John Haltiwanger

Oregon Now Has A Third-Gender Option For Driver's Licenses, And It's About Time

On Thursday, Oregon became the first state to officially recognize a third gender on legal documents, referred to as gender "X," in a huge win for LGBTQ+ individuals. On that same Thursday on the opposite side of the country, Texas Governor Greg Abbo…
By Brittany Leitner

There Are Over 100 Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills Going Around In America Right Now

When Donald Trump won the presidential election last fall, the news worried LGBTQ+ rights groups, to say the least. And with the June 15 signing of  Texas HB 3859, Texas Governor Greg Abbott effectively allowed adoption agencies and foster care group…
By Lisa Dunn

Mike Pence's Record On LGBTQ+ Rights Is A Sad Sight For Pride Month

Only two years ago, the White House was bright with the colors of the rainbow, lit up in order to celebrate the momentous Supreme Court decision declaring gay marriage legal once and for all. The decision was handed down at the end of June -- Pride M…
By Lisa Dunn

7 Queer Celebrities Doing Great Things For The LGBTQ+ Community

Celebrities can be known for many things, whether their iconic roles, wonderful films, or even the occasional scandal. Others use their fame more proactively, becoming household names known for their advocacy work and commitment to equality, along wi…
By Anjali Sareen Nowakowski

Selena Gomez "Bad Liar" Video Features Awesome LGBTQ+ Storyline

BRACE YOURSELVES, HOMIES. Selena Gomez just dropped her "Bad Liar" music video. It's steamy and... very LGBTQ+ friendly. In the video, Selena stars as a high school student who has a hopeless crush on a teacher. Watch for yourselves and get all of th…
By Candice Jalili

5 LGBTQ+ Organizations To Donate To During Pride Month

Pride Month is a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and continue pushing progress forward. Though June stands as the specific time of year meant to honor and bring awareness to gay, lesbians, and all others under this umbrella, several wonderful …
By Anjali Sareen Nowakowski

Miley Cyrus Dedicates “Inspired” To LGBTQ+ Community During A Show — WATCH

No one tells Miley Cyrus what to do, and she made that clear during her iHeart Summer '17 performance. Though she was warned her hit song "Inspired" might be too low-key for the show — which was accompanied by balloons, water guns, and even her littl…
By Danielle Valente

15 LGBTQ+ Films That Deserve A Whole Movie Night This Pride Month

Celebrating Pride Month doesn't mean you have to spend a bunch of money road-tripping to major cities for parades. Kick it old school this June by throwing a classic movie night, and enjoy some films — both iconic and unsung — that highlight LGBTQ+ p…
By Marquaysa Battle

Tinder Will Give One LGBT Couple $100K To Plan Their Dream Wedding

Time for a little POP QUIZ: Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community? Do you have a bae you're trying to get married to? Did you and your bae meet on Tinder? Do you want your wedding to said bae to reflect your fabulousness as a couple? If you answer…
By Candice Jalili

What Is The Plus In LGBTQ+?

June is Pride Month - and we're celebrating! With the festivals and parades happening across the country, this time of the year is an opportunity to honor the beauty and diversity that comes from the LGBTQ+ community. But, you're probably wondering..…
By Anjali Sareen Nowakowski

9 Love Songs That You Didn't Know Were About A Gay Couple

Do you know the history of Pride? It actually started in 1970 as a march, called the Christopher Street Liberation Day (CSLD) March, to commemorate the violent riots and police brutality that occurred June 28, 1969, at the popular gay club in New Yor…
By Alison Segel

6 LGBTQ+ Wedding Photos That Will Give You The Feels During Pride Month

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate the humanity, love, and contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. Marches and plenty of other events will commence to honor this month, but we're celebrating it by lifting up one the major parts that really make …
By Marquaysa Battle

Texas' Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation Doesn't Need To Pass In Order To Hurt LGBTQ+ Kids

The 85th session of the Texas legislature has come and gone, and it's one that will be widely remembered as one of the most harmful sessions in modern history for the Lone Star State. The 140-day session saw Texas become a "show me your papers" state…
By Ash Hall

This Underwear Company Donates Money To LGBTQ+ Youth When You Buy These Pride Undies

The best way to celebrate who you are is to do so without stress, without worry... and without your clothes. That's why, with Pride Month slowly approaching, the "ultimate feel good" underwear brand MeUndies is eager to lend a hand to the LGBTQ+ comm…
By Sean Abrams

Why Black And LGBTQ+ Students Are More Likely To Experience Sexual Assault

Black and LGBTQ+ students are the least protected from sexual assault on their college campuses, according to a study by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. This includes both non-LGBTQ+ black women and men, as well as LGBT…
By Marquaysa Battle

LGBTQ+ Videos Were Blocked From YouTube For This Sad Reason

YouTube found itself in pretty hot water after many of its users noticed some of their videos were unavailable whenever the site runs in "restricted mode." Most of the videos that were unavailable for viewing were not explicit, only depicting LGBTQ+ …
By Marquaysa Battle

The 10 Most Impactful LGBTQ Characters On Television Right Now

Same-sex relationships used to be out of the norm — and something rarely talked about, let alone seen on televisions screens across the country. Now, representation in the form of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters (among so many other…
By Sean Abrams

Caitlyn Jenner Bashes Trump For Lifting LGBTQ Protections: 'This Is A Disaster'

Great job, Mr. President. Due to your recent efforts to rescind the past guidance in place to protect the LGBTQ+ community, you have now pissed off Caitlyn Jenner. The 67-year-old star took to her Twitter account to post a video addressed to Presiden…
By Robert Anthony

One Law Gives A Clear Sign Of How Life For LGBTQ+ Teens Will Be Under Trump

The election of Donald Trump made a lot of people anxious about LGBTQ+ rights under the new administration. A month into the presidency, tangible pieces of evidence are emerging about what, exactly, Trump is planning to change about those rights. LGB…
By Alexandra Svokos

The Trump Administration Kept A Crucial LGBTI Adviser In 'Surprising' Move

Many of former President Obama's employees have been let go after Donald Trump's inauguration, but Obama's top diplomat for LGBT rights isn't one of them. According to a report from Foreign Policy, the Trump administration will be keeping the Special…
By Joseph Milord

A Prince And A Farm Boy Fall In Love In This Adorable New LGBTQ Children's Book

"Once upon a time, in a land not far away, there was a place where no one cared if you were straight or you were gay." That's how two New Zealand authors have prefaced their new LGBT children's book released today. It's set to open plenty of eyes — y…
By Sean Abrams

Ivanka Trump Just Went Against Her Dad To Protect The LGBTQ+ Community

On Tuesday, January 31, much of the country was surprised to learn President Donald Trump promised to uphold an executive order issued by President Obama that protects LGBTQ+ people from discrimination while working as federal contractors. It turns o…
By John Haltiwanger

All LGBTQ+ Mentions Deleted From White House Site And People Are Freaking Out

As Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the United States (yes, that's real), a number of official digital assets from the White House started to change. The official affiliated social media accounts -- including those on Twitter, Facebook and I…
By Alexandra Svokos

LGBTQ Activists Are Throwing A Fabulous Dance Party Outside Mike Pence's House

I'm never one to shy away from an excuse to dance, and now, moving my feet can actually be used as a big "fuck you" to Mike Pence. Members of WERK for Peace, an LGBT activist group described as “a grassroots movement using dance to promote peace,” an…
By Sean Abrams

You'll Rethink Going To Coachella When You Find Out Where Your Money Ends Up

Coachella just released its 2017 lineup, and the music festival will include performances from a lot of big names and acts this year: Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead and Beyoncé, to name a few. While a lot of musical artists and celebrities have refused to…
By John Haltiwanger

'The Bachelor' Finally Has Its First Openly LGBTQ Contestant

If you've found yourself caught in the whirlwind of all-white, all-straight reality TV storytelling — commonly known as "The Bachelor" — fear not! Season 21 will feature a big change with the show's first openly bisexual woman vying for the heart of …
By Sean Abrams

A Gay Mike Pence Look-Alike Is Collecting Money For LGBTQ Causes In New York

Glen Pannell, a gay man who looks like Mike Pence's long-lost twin, is meandering around New York in short shorts and collecting money for organizations championing progressive causes. This is pretty amazing, given Pence frequently exhibits laser-lik…
By John Haltiwanger

How To Get Involved If You're Worried About LGBTQ+ Rights Under Trump

Donald Trump won the presidential election on a campaign of fear and hatred. This has made many supporters of LGBTQ+ rights worried for the protection of those rights. The Republican party is generally less open to LGBTQ+ rights than the Democratic p…
By Alexandra Svokos

Donald Trump's Win Has Made Me Fear Losing My Rights As A Gay Man

I am truly scared to be gay in this country. That's something I never imagined feeling since coming out a little over two years ago. But last night's turn of events have left me feeling vulnerable, exposed and frankly, really fucking nervous. Followi…
By Sean Abrams

11 Impactful Things You Can Do Right Now To Help LGBTQ+ Rights

The LGBTQ+ community has already overcome so much. So, despite the outcome of this year's grueling election, this is definitely not the time to sit around, wallow in self-pity and allow the country's first orange president to boss us around. Even wit…
By Sean Abrams

5 Reasons The LGBTQ+ Community Doesn't Trust A Trump Presidency

Nearly every single morsel of Donald Trump's campaign has been dissected to bits by the American public. But one aspect of his platform we need to discuss further is his planned institutional violence against people in the LGBTQ+ community. The viole…
By Sarah Fristoe

The 11 Best Travel Destinations For LGBTQ+ Women

Why is it so difficult to find travel information for lesbians and queer women? The internet is ripe with travel content for gay boys. Even when a travel company says they're LGBTQ+ friendly, they really mean gay male friendly, but feel obligated to …
By Meg Ten Eyck

24 Ways Straight Allies Can Support The LGBTQ+ Community During A Tragedy

We are a few weeks removed from the shootings in Orlando and freshly in the middle of Pride season. The night before the shootings, I published a tongue-in-cheek article for Matador Network titled, “Dear Straight Allies, Please Don't Come to Pride Un…
By Meg Ten Eyck

Pope Francis Made A Groundbreaking Comment About LGBTQ+ Rights

This Sunday, Manhattan hosted New York City Pride. It's a deeply emotional experience for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, as this year's Pride parade comes only a couple of weeks after the heartbreaking attacks in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 innocent people …
By Zara Barrie