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College student who sent homophobic, racist letters to prof avoids jail time

The former student faces 100 hours of community service and counseling.

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North Dakota considers bill banning sexual orientation discrimination

Protections based on gender identity are not included in the legislation.

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Topless woman shouts, ‘Grab patriarchy by the balls!’ at Trump wax figure debut

With the words “GRAB BACK” written across her bare breasts, the protester eluded museum officials who tried to cover her chest with red, white and blue balloons.

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Masked men in Dallas beat gay actor to a pulp with wooden pole

It happened outside a Target store after an evening performance: police say the masked men threatened Derek Whitener, then attacked.

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CNN hires Rick ‘Frothy Mix’ Santorum to do political analysis

The notoriously anti-gay former presidential candidate is joining the CNN team as we march into the Trump era.

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Randy Rainbow ‘interviews’ Jennifer Holliday & it’s his funniest video yet

The YouTube sensation pretended to grill the Broadway star about her decision to perform at Trump's inauguration and her reversal.

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Pulse gunman’s widow allegedly knew about the attack & did nothing to prevent it

Prosecutors claim she knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting.

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Al Franken confronts Trump nominee over conversion therapy donations

Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education gave millions to an organization that promotes discredited "ex-gay therapy."

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Mother who killed gay teen tried to hire assassin, police report says

Itaberli's mother offered money to local teenagers to kill her son, according to the testimony of one of the boys.

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Author of Russia’s gay propaganda bill pushes decriminalizing domestic abuse

The bill passed the first reading in the State Duma nearly unanimously, putting it on a path to become law.

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Chelsea Manning. Illustration by Alicia Neal, in cooperation with Manning, commissioned by the Chelsea Manning Support Network, April 23, 2014.
Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence

She will walk out of the Army's Fort Leavenworth Penitentiary a free woman in May.

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Got glitter? You’re invited to a queer dance party outside Mike Pence’s house!

Organizers declared, "get ready to WERK it and tell Daddy Pence: homo/transphobia is not tolerated in our country!"

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BAM! Batman revealed as transgender ally & DC comics writer comes out as trans

Dr. Victoria October isn't the first transgender character in DC Comics and Lilah Sturges isn't the first transgender writer to come out as trans.

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Trump’s video begging people to attend his inauguration party is killing the web

Remember when 1.8 million supporters turned out for President Obama’s inauguration? That’s definitely not happening when Donald Trump is sworn in.

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Jewish gay activist slashed with razor blades by Neo-Nazis in shocking attack

Jorge Arce says he was walking in a park while wearing a T-shirt with the Israeli flag when he was attacked.

In this Jan. 15, 2016, photo, the U.S. Capitol frames the backdrop over the stage during a rehearsal of President-elect Donald Trump's swearing-in ceremony in Washington. Some two dozen House Democrats plan to boycott Trump’s inauguration on Friday, casting the Republican businessman as a threat to democracy.
Growing list of Democrats boycotting Trump inauguration

More than 30 House Democrats plan to boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, casting the Republican businessman as a threat to democracy.

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Did homophobic minister Bishop Eddie Long die from untreated AIDS complications?

Long’s private life sent seismic shock waves across the black church community when news broke about his alleged sexcapades with four male teenagers.

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2016 file photo, Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos speaks in Grand Rapids, Mich.  DeVos, Trump’s choice for education secretary, has spent over two decades advocating for school choice programs, which give students and parents an alternative to traditional public school education. Her confirmation hearing was scheduled for Jan. 17.
Would-be Education Secretary will face tough questions about LGBT rights

Democrats are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian beliefs and advocacy for family values might impact minority and LGBT students.

In his final speech to the UN, President Obama said of Israel, "A nation ringed by walls will only imprison itself."
Members are trying to deny Obama entry to an exclusive country club

It'll set you back $80,000 to apply for membership at the club and $9,600 in yearly fees.

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Mother brutally stabs her teenage son to death because he was gay

She hired several local boys to beat the teen, then plunged a knife into his chest herself. His stepfather helped to hide the body.

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NC governor: Talks continue with GOP to repeal anti-transgender law HB2

A deal with legislative leaders to repeal a bill that directs which bathrooms transgender people can use in some buildings is still possible

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Pulse nightclub shooter’s wife arrested in connection with the attack

She's facing charges in Florida including obstruction of justice.

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‘Reality TV’ campaigning is part of new political world

A young Republican is allowing a documentary film crew to shadow him as he considers a run this year to unseat New York City's mayor, Democrat Bill de Blasio.

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The Ohio State men’s gymnastics team will make you want to do sports

Even without exercise, this will get your heart rate up.

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Did Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream include LGBTQ people too?

The man who talked about social justice and civil rights for all people on a national stage did not reflect the same ethos concerning women and gays.

FILE - June 27, 2016 file photo pro-abortion rights activists celebrate during a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington. The tens of thousands of women flocking to Washington for a march on the day after Donald Trump's inauguration come packing a multitude of agendas, but are united in their loathing for Trump.
Rebels with a cause: Thousands of women will march in Washington this weekend

Call them rebels with a cause. Or two. Or three. Or 10.