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Organizations To Donate To Support LGBTQIA+ Individuals On Coming Out Day

ByRebecca Strong
Coming Out Day (Oct. 11) is dedicated to acknowledging the LGBTQIA+ experience — and reminding ourselves that coming out is one of the most powerful moves an individual in this community can make. It’s also about shedding light on the challenges…

6 LGBTQIA+ People Reveal The 1 Thing They Want Allies To Know About Coming Out

ByElana Rubin
National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11, is a time to celebrate and honor queer people's diverse coming-out stories. There's no one "right" way to come out, and no two people will have the exact same experiences. If you're LGBTQIA+ but not ready to share…

6 LGBTQIA+ People Share The Most Rewarding & Most Difficult Parts Of Coming Out

ByElana Rubin
Coming out and sharing your sexuality can be liberating, but also terrifying. You're allowing other people to know the most intimate parts of yourself, which can be rewarding. But you're also opening up in a way that could cause an influx of…

How To Fight For LGBTQIA+ Rights On Coming Out Day

ByRebecca Strong
Oct. 11, 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Coming Out Day, a national, annual awareness day aimed at raising the voices of those in the LGBTQIA+ community and highlighting their experiences. On this day, we celebrate those people who have…

This Openly Gay Senator Is Pushing To Get LGBTQ Voices Heard Under Trump

ByHannah Golden
As the midterm elections approach in November and the country grapples with the political status quo, Sen. Tammy Baldwin has been regularly repeating her motto: "You can't mistake progress for victory." The Wisconsin Democrat, who broke glass…

It’s 2018. Why Is Homophobia Still Part Of Some Schools’ Curriculum?

ByKatie Sgarro
As a now “out” lesbian, it’s exhilarating to watch as more Americans ban together against LGBTQ conversion therapy. Yet this fraudulent practice represents just one — if not the most lethal — of the dangers threatening the lives of LGBTQ youth in…

YouTube Apologized For The LGBTQ Advertising Controversy & Hopefully Things Will Actually Change

ByNick Ciccone
Almost a year and half after LGBTQ content creators on YouTube first lambasted the media site for de-monetizing their videos, the company quietly posted a written apology to Twitter on June 30. The media company had previously blamed the…

Kennedy's Retirement Is A Big Deal For The Future of LGBTQ Rights

ByHannah Golden
On Wednesday, June 27, longtime U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy made the shocking announcement that he'd be retiring, leaving President Donald Trump to nominate a new judge to take his place. The announcement has been cause for alarm…

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Is Adding A New LGBT Hero & Fans Are So Thrilled

ByDylan Kickham
With a 10 years and nearly twice as many blockbuster films under its belt, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taken fans to the different planets and dimensions, shown us magnificent superhuman powers, and introduced us to countless heroes and…

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

ByElana Rubin
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…

24 Tweets About Pride Month That Beautifully Celebrate LGBTQ+ Culture

ByElana Rubin
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…

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

ByAriana Marsh
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…

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

ByCosmo Luce
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…

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

ByGenevieve Wheeler
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…

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

ByBernadette Deron
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…

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

ByChelsea Stewart
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…

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

ByThea Glassman
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…

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

ByBrenda Santana
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…

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

ByJasmine Vaughn-Hall
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…

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

ByMarquaysa Battle
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…

9 Gender-Neutral Victories We Should All Be Celebrating

ByMarquaysa Battle
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…

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

ByMarquaysa Battle
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…

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

ByJohn Haltiwanger
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,…

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

BySean Abrams
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…

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

ByJohn Haltiwanger
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…

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

ByBrittany Leitner
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…

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

ByLisa Dunn
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…

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

ByLisa Dunn
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…

7 Queer Celebrities Doing Great Things For The LGBTQ+ Community

ByAnjali Sareen Nowakowski
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…

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

ByCandice Jalili
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…

5 LGBTQ+ Organizations To Donate To During Pride Month

ByAnjali Sareen Nowakowski
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…

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

ByDanielle Valente
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…

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

ByMarquaysa Battle
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+…

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

ByCandice Jalili
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…

What Is The Plus In LGBTQ+?

ByAnjali Sareen Nowakowski
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…

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

ByAlison Segel
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…

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

ByMarquaysa Battle
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…

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

ByAsh Hall
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"…

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

BySean Abrams
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+…

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

ByMarquaysa Battle
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…

LGBTQ+ Videos Were Blocked From YouTube For This Sad Reason

ByMarquaysa Battle
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+…

The 10 Most Impactful LGBTQ Characters On Television Right Now

BySean Abrams
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…

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

ByRobert Anthony
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…

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

ByAlexandra Svokos
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…

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

ByJoseph Milord
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…

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

BySean Abrams
"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 —…

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

ByJohn Haltiwanger
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…

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

ByAlexandra Svokos
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…

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

BySean Abrams
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,”…

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

ByJohn Haltiwanger
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…