Intersex children often undergo damaging surgeries: “We don’t have bodily autonomy as intersex kids”

The results of these procedures include nerve damage, scarring and psychological distress.

The Trump administration’s attempt to rewrite gender is not enough to erase trans existence

Trans people will exist regardless of what any government says.

Report: Trump administration to roll back transgender rights by narrowing definition of gender

A former Obama administration official said the Trump administration's planned move "quite simply negates the humanity of people."

Trump administration to strengthen religious liberty rules on birth control, LGBTQ discrimination

The planned rules make it easier for employers to deny birth control coverage or discriminate against employees based on their religious beliefs.

Stories that Pay Off: Navigating the challenges of coming out at work

Transitioning at work, inclusivity in corporate America, discrimination in the office and more.

Washington, DC, now has an anti-Trump hotel. Meet Katherine Lo, the woman behind it.

Katherine Lo’s new property, Eaton Workshop, seeks to bring resistance to the hospitality world.

Transgender advocate Dana Pizzuti shares her tips on how to transition at work

Not everyone transitions in the same way, but one common experience? It might get awkward at work.

This Week in Food and Travel: The problem with the Weight Watchers rebrand

Weight Watchers' rebrand, women in the restaurant industry, issues of race in New York City's gay community and more.
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Congress passes spending bill nixing amendment that discriminated against LGBTQ adoption

If it had passed, the amendment would have allowed adoption and foster care agencies to discriminate against parents based on their religious beliefs.

Can a gay man and a straight woman have a happy marriage?

Blaine and Lindsay Hickman are both Mormon. Blaine is gay and Lindsay is straight — and they have been married for almost 15 years.
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 22: Marriage and same-sex attraction among Mormons (full transcript)

Can a gay man and a straight woman be happily married — to each other?

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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 15: John Legend; out football players (full transcript)

Jake Horowitz speaks with award-winning musician John Legend about criminal justice reform, and Evan Ross Katz interviews former football players like Wade Davis to discuss being out as an athlete.
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‘Mic Dispatch’: John Legend on criminal justice reform; Wade Davis on the NFL and LGBTQ issues

In this edition of 'Mic Dispatch,' we talk with John Legend about unemployment among formerly incarcerated people and with Wade Davis about the lack of out gay players in the NFL.

Department of Labor issues “religious liberty” directive in wake of Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling

The directive is being criticized as a way for federal contractors to legally discriminate against LGBTQ workers and non-Christians.

The State Department has quietly updated its language on gender markers for passports

It's a move that advocates for the transgender community say is confusing and frightening.

The Masterpiece Cakeshop owner is suing for discrimination again — this time over a trans woman

The new suit alleges that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission “will not rest until Phillips either closes Masterpiece Cakeshop or agrees to violate his religious beliefs.”

Here are the 10 best looks from episode 7 of ‘Pose,’ including a fringe bikini and alien fantasies

The club kid-inspired "intergalactic best dressed bizarre" moment offered an opportunity for 'Pose' to deliver truly out-of-this-world looks.
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House Appropriations Committee votes to allow anti-LGBTQ discrimination in adoption and foster care

Allowing faith-based adoption and foster care agencies to discriminate against same-sex and non-Christian couples could have a detrimental effect on adoption rates.
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Mic Daily: Russian intelligence indicted, Scarlett Johansson drops out of ‘Rub & Tug’ and more

Mic Daily brings you a cross section of our most vital stories of the day.

Scarlett Johansson drops out of ‘Rub & Tug’ amid backlash for playing a trans man

Johansson's initial response shrugged off criticism entirely — but the backlash was too loud to ignore.

A sneak peek at EuroPride 2018 — held in 2 cities for the first time ever

Stockholm, an established queer haven, and Gothenburg, a city working to shed its anti-LGBTQ reputation, will host the annual festival.

Who’s Sorry This Week? President Donald Trump, Chelsea Handler and other public apologies

These celebrities and public figures apologize for their behavior and will try to do better in the future. They appreciate you respecting their privacy at this time.

Inside MeMe’s Diner, the New York restaurant that’s become a gathering spot for queer people

MeMe’s Diner is New York’s queer-owned and alcohol-optional space for LGBTQ communities.
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Hong Kong now grants visas to same-sex expat couples — but doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage

Hong Kong's top court ruled that the same-sex spouses of working expats will now be able to get a visa to live in the semiautonomous city.

Stories that pay off: 46% of LGBTQ employees are not out at work. One out leader could change that.

This week, we take a look at a leader who wants to support LGBTQ employees, the benefits of Summer Fridays, the ways brands trick you into buying products and how online shopping may change forever.

This week in food and travel: A first look at the new Toy Story Land at Disney World

Toy Story Land opens at Disney World, experts weigh in on celeb-endorsed lollipops and detox tea, and more.

Nearly half of LGBTQ employees are not out at work. One out leader hopes to change that from within.

More than 30% of LGBTQ individuals surveyed reported feeling depressed or unhappy at work.

Confessions of a waiter: Homophobia shouldn’t stop you from tipping properly

We've all seen those viral restaurant receipts where a bigoted customer decides they don't want to tip because they think their server is queer.
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Mic Daily: Democrat introduces bill to abolish ICE, the academy invites new members and more

Every day, 'Mic' brings you important stories from around the world that fuel conversation.

The average black trans woman doesn’t live beyond 35. On my 34th birthday, I’m celebrating them too.

Our lives are being cut short at alarming rates.