No kids required: Universal Orlando’s newest thrill rides are designed with grown-ups in mind

Thanks to the success of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal is doubling down on an older audience with attractions inspired by ‘The Fast and the Furious’ franchise and Jimmy Fallon.

Disney to ban single-use plastic straws from all its parks and resorts

Paper straws will be provided to guests upon request once the ban is in place.

Sasha Garden, 27-year-old transgender woman, killed in Orlando

"This world can be very cruel, and it can be very cruel to us trans girls.”

Toy Story Land: A first look at the rides, food and design details at Disney World’s newest land

The newest Walt Disney World land opens Saturday and uses design magic to make visitors feel toy-sized.

This week in food and travel: The bougiest restaurant at Disney World

As you head into the weekend, kick back with stories from the world of food and travel.

An inside look at Markham’s, the most exclusive restaurant at Walt Disney World

If you don't have $2.2 million to spare, this is your one chance to see the food and decor at this exclusive Disney restaurant.

The subtle ways Disney World makes sure it’s the “happiest place on Earth” for people of all sizes

This might just be the No. 1 reason there are so many Disney superfans.
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Senate Rejects Four Gun Control Amendments, Just a Week After Orlando Shooting

The worst mass shooting in American history was not enough to get the Senate to act.

LGBTQ People More Likely to Be Targets of Hate Crimes Than Other Minority Groups

Orlando was an extreme example of the hate violence that targets queer communities.
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'Orange Is the New Black' Cast Makes Emotional Tribute to Orlando Victims

The trailblazing show's fourth season has renewed purpose after Orlando.

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Kelly Osbourne and Others Show Solidarity to Orlando Victims With Remembrance Tattoos

Many are getting permanently inked in honor of the Orlando victims.
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Sandy Hook Mother Pens Open Letter To the Families of Orlando Shooting Victims

A Sandy Hook victim's mother reaches out to the families of the Orlando shooting victims.

Not Just Orlando: Anti-LGBTQ Homicides Rose 20% in 2015

A new report provides devastating details about hate violence against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities.

Gay Choruses Sing for Healing and Strength Following Orlando Nightclub Shooting

Gay choirs delivered some of the most powerful tributes to victims of the Orlando night club shooting.
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Here's the Truth About Whether Orlando Shooting Was Terrorism or a Hate Crime

The definitions of terrorism and hate crimes are as complex as the alleged motivations of the Orlando nightclub shooter.

Kid Cudi Pledges to "Change" Hip-hop's Attitudes Towards Gay Rights After Orlando

Raising awareness and directing his fans to blood drives did not feel like enough for the artist.
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#GrowingUpWithBrownSkin Reveals What It's Like to Be a Person of Color in the US Today

A new hashtag on Twitter describes the heartbreak of racism in the United States.
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How to Change Your Facebook Photo to "We Are Orlando" and Pride Flag After Pulse Shooting

Here's how to stand with Orlando on Facebook.

Drones in the U.S.: I'm in Ur Houses, Takin' Ur Photoz — With My Personal Drone

The use of private drones by hobbyists raises serious concerns over property rights and privacy.

Valentine's Day 2013: The Best, Worst, and Most Dysfunctional Romances in Literature

Whether you're in a relationship or not, it’s not difficult to find some solace in the triumphs and defeats of great romances from across the Western literary canon.