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June 27, 2017

Small town, big pride: Spencer, Indiana

How a Midwestern town found a rainbow in a sea of red.

Could Trace Lysette become the first out trans primetime Emmy-winning actor?

"We need the next generation to see that yes, that glass ceiling can be broken."

Support for same-sex marriage hits a high point, even among those previously opposed to it

A majority of baby boomers and African-Americans, who had expressed strong opposition in recent years, now favor marriage equality.

Justin Trudeau had the time of his life marching in Toronto's pride parade 

And with a rainbow maple leaf tattoo to boot.

From NYC to Toronto to Seattle to St. Pete: The Babadook's presence at Pride proved unavoidable

The Babadook has become the belle of the Pride ball.
June 26, 2017

8 of the biggest moments from the 48th NYC LGBTQ Pride March

The biggest Pride event in the world was a sight to behold.

Trans firefighter serving as grand marshal for NYC Pride March shares powerful story on Instagram

"As a trans woman, it was a supremely difficult experience trying to find safe spaces, acceptance and love in society," Guinan said.

New York politicians used NYC Pride to stand with LGBTQ people in their fight against oppression

Politicians used 2017 New York City Pride to assure LGBTQ people that they would stand for their rights.

There are more than 160,000 US businesses with gender-neutral restrooms

Yelp has been collecting data on gender neutral bathrooms since March.

New York City has its very own Laverne Cox Day, and this speech shows why

The award-winning actress issued a rousing call to action in New York City on Thursday.
June 23, 2017

Germany dismisses gay men's convictions under anti-gay law, offers compensation

Germany's decision follows a similar decision made by England in January.

It doesn't matter who wins 'RuPaul's Drag Race' because nobody is losing

Getting the RuPaul stamp of approval is a career boost, crown or no crown.

Nike recognizes voguing as a sport in its new #BeTrue Pride ad with vogue legend Leiomy Maldonado

In the ad, Maldonado is seen dancing and training with other vogue dancers.

Meet Pasha Zalutski, Russia's first — and only — out gay comedian

In contrast to media reports, Zalutski paints a tolerant, even inclusive Russia.

Mormon girl gives affirming testimony about being lesbian. Man asks her to sit down.

"I want to love myself and not feel shame for being me," 12-year-old Savannah said, before a man cut her mic.
June 19, 2017

Canada just took a major step by extending protections for transgender people

Canada took a big step forward for transgender rights.

Michelle Visage talks 'Drag Race,' the mainstreaming of drag, LGTBQ infighting and allyship

"'Drag Race' will always be a queer show. That's what it is. That's what it started as. That's what it always will be."

Hulu embraces Babadook the gay icon with rainbow-colored welcome screen

Hulu stans for the Babadook as a gay icon.

Philadelphia's black and brown pride flag stirred huge controversy. That's good, advocates say.

The flag was a local initiative. But it became a national conversation.

The story behind MNDR and Scissor Sisters' "SWERLK," the unofficial LGTBQ song of summer

"If we say 'you betta SWERLK' then we really mean it."