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This Newlywed’s Coming-Out Message To Her Younger Self Will Leave You Emotional

Cecilia Jeppsson, one of the bridesmaids from the viral photo, told BuzzFeed News that when Baldridge came out to her, she "didn't think it was a big deal at all." "I told her I love her and support her always," Jeppsson said. "If you have a friend who is worried...

Singer Shea Diamond On Black Trans Artistry And Resilience

"We’re here, we’re definitely queer, and we’re making music. We’re making art. We’re talented as hell." By Sarah Karlan Posted on August 16, 2018, at 11:07 a.m. ET ASYLUM RECORDS "Break the chains of old beliefs / I'm the flame that you can't unsee," singer Shea...

That Same Christian Baker In Colorado Is Back In Court — This Time For Turning Away A Transgender Customer

politics / viral She wanted a blue and pink birthday cake. By Dominic Holden Last updated on August 15, 2018, at 2:04 p.m. ET Posted on August 15, 2018, at 1:36 p.m. ET A Christian baker — whose Supreme Court case gained national attention after he refused to sell a...

Trump Is Giving Federal Contractors A “Religious Exemption” For Discrimination

President Donald Trump offered skeptical LGBT Americans an olive branch when he took office in January 2017. The White House promised to safeguard a 2014 executive order that protects workers, announcing former President Obama’s ban on anti-LGBT discrimination by...

Jonathan Van Ness Opens Up About Trump, That Trans Episode Of QE, And Trying To Be Butch

news / profile For starters, getting his hair highlighted during a family vacation when he was a boy changed his life. By Talal Ansari Posted on July 22, 2018, at 8:02 p.m. ET Speaking on the first episode of Profile, a new interview show on Facebook Watch by BuzzFeed...

Jude Law Opened Up About Dumbledore’s Sexuality And Says “We’re Not Going To Reveal Everything All At Once”

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly published Tuesday, Law was asked how the magical headmaster's sexual orientation would be explored, especially considering that David Yates, director of Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald, has said the matter won't be...

Harry Styles Stopped Mid-Concert To Help A Fan Come Out To Her Mom

Grace told BuzzFeed News she made the sign because she wanted to show the artist just how much of an impact his music has had on her life, as well as others. "He's a proud supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and he's made a lot of fans feel comfortable and proud to be...

“Vida” Lets Its Latinx Characters Experience Sex And Pleasure

"Vida" on Starz refuses to uphold Latinx respectability politics, instead representing its mostly female characters as messy, sexual, and human. By Vanessa Angélica Villarreal Posted on July 18, 2018, at 10:22 a.m. ET Erica Parise / Via Starz Usually elegant and...

Proper sex education gives kids decision-making skills and saves health dollars

Though this may be shocking to learn, research suggests that almost all of us have sex in one form or another, at one time or another. Research shows a strong link between comprehensive sex education and positive sexual health behaviours among teens: the use of safer...

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 30 Jun 2018

NHS to scrap 17 treatments deemed 'ineffective or risky' A series of 17 treatments including tonsils removal, breast reductions and snoring surgery will be offered to far fewer patients from next year. NHS officials are to consider proposals to stop or...

Tessa Thompson Just Came Out, Saying She’s Attracted To Men And Women

“That was something I was conscientious of in terms of this declaration around Janelle and myself. I want everyone else to have that freedom and support that I have from my loved ones,” she said. “But so many people don’t. So, do I have a responsibility to talk about...

Poll Finds Gay Men And Older LGBT People Are Most Opposed To A Brown Stripe In The Pride Flag To Represent People Of Color

Most LGBT Americans don't want a brown and black stripe added to the rainbow pride flag, according to a new national survey. The poll found that gay men, whites, and baby boomers were most resistant to updating the flag in order to represent LGBT people of color —...

The Coming Battle to Overturn Roe v. Wade

That means pro-life groups have had a strong influence on the White House’s thinking about potential judicial appointments—including the names on Trump’s short list for Kennedy’s replacement. “There’s no daylight between the administration’s position and our own,”...

Trump begins Supreme Court search to replace Anthony Kennedy

Trump begins Supreme Court search to replace Anthony Kennedy 28 June 2018 Image copyright EPA Image caption US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement hands Mr Trump a second pick on the top court US President Donald Trump has said the search for a...

Kennedy’s Retirement Gives Conservatives Their Best Shot At Weakening Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Minutes after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement on Wednesday, the conservative legal powerhouse Alliance Defending Freedom blasted out a lengthy statement criticizing Kennedy’s votes on LGBT and abortion rights — but predicting his...

The Last of the Small-Town Lawyers

Kennedy’s farewell will also be the farewell to even the pretense of dispassionate, non-partisan jurisprudence. Beginning with the fight over his replacement, it will be war to the knife on and around the court for perhaps the next generation. Meanwhile, he leaves...

Anthony Kennedy: US Supreme Court judge to retire in July

Anthony Kennedy: US Supreme Court judge to retire in July 27 June 2018 Image copyright Reuters Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is set to retire, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement a conservative majority on the top court.The conservative has been...

Australian police acknowledge 27 deaths as probable hate crimes

Australian police acknowledge 27 deaths as probable hate crimes 27 June 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police say confirmed and suspected gay hate led to the deaths of 27 men in Sydney in previous decades The killings of 27 men in Australia between 1976...

18 Pride Moments That Will Make You Say, “Can You Believe?”

So this weekend my sister is going to her very first pride parade and my dad, who is very conservative, surprised her by buying some things for her to wear (a necklace, bracelet, and shoes). Needless to say, it was a very sweet moment 🙂 #LoveWins...

Messages Of Hope And Resistance From San Francisco’s Trans March

BuzzFeed News attended San Francisco's 15th annual Trans March, which started as a gathering in Dolores Park before the crowd wound its way towards Market street downtown. We spoke with some marchers in attendance about what brought them to the march, and if they had...

12 LGBT Food Industry Leaders Get Real About Inclusiveness In The Kitchen

"I think we have become more confident in demanding our seat at the table." View Entire Post › BuzzFeed -...

Here’s What Pride In 2018 Looks Like All Around The Globe

Photos of resistance, celebration, and Pride all around the globe. View Entire Post › BuzzFeed -...

One Third Of Gay Men Haven’t Heard Of A Drug That Helps Prevent HIV

A poll by Whitman Insight Strategies and BuzzFeed News also found that 34% of gay men think PrEP, or Truvada, which reduces the risk of contracting HIV, “promotes unhealthy sexual behavior.” View Entire Post › BuzzFeed -...

This Post Is For People Who Love Pride Month And Puppers ONLY

"Aww, who's a good ally?!" View Entire Post › BuzzFeed -...

Chief justice gives rare update on top court’s work so far

Canada's chief justice is making a rare appearance in front of TV cameras today. Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Richard Wagner is holding a press conference at 10 a.m. ET Friday to bring Canadians up to date on the court's work,  He'll also take questions from...

The World Health Organization No Longer Considers Being Transgender A Mental Illness

The World Health Organization, which focuses on public health around the world, said the change is meant to combat stigma and discrimination against transgender people. View Entire Post › BuzzFeed -...

Books You Need To Read During Pride Month, According To LGBT Authors

Time to seriously queer up your reading list. View Entire Post › BuzzFeed -...

Argentina: Man sentenced to life for brutal transgender murder

Argentina: Man sentenced to life for brutal transgender murder 18 June 2018 Image copyright EPA Image caption Ms Sacayán had campaigned for LGBT rights in Argentina A court in Argentina has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for the brutal murder of high-profile...

The Supreme Court has dismissed religious practice as a matter of mere choice in its TWU decision

Clashes involving religion and equality are hard questions, as recent legal cases all over Europe and North America have shown. At least they should be. And yet, there is nothing in the Supreme Court decision last Friday on Trinity Western University's (TWU) proposed...

World Cup 2018: ‘Safe space’ for Russia LGBT football fans shut

World Cup 2018: 'Safe space' for Russia LGBT football fans shut 17 June 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption Homosexuality was decriminalised in Russia in 1993, but anti-gay prejudice is rife An organisation providing a "safe space" for LGBT and ethnic-minority...

Who Are LGBTQ Americans? Here’s A Major Poll On Life, Sex, and Politics.

BuzzFeed News and Whitman Insight Strategies conducted one of the most comprehensive national polls to date on how LGBTQ Americans live in 2018. View Entire Post › BuzzFeed -...

Half Of All LGBTQ People Identify As Bisexual Or Queer

While young women are now more likely to identify as queer or bisexual, they’re much less likely to identify as lesbians. View Entire Post › BuzzFeed -...

21 Books Queer Women (And Everybody Else) Should Read

Some eye-opening, radical, and unputdownable books about gender, bodies, and identity. View Entire Post › BuzzFeed -...







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Trinity Western loses fight for Christian law school

Trinity Western University has lost its legal battle for a new evangelical Christian law school, with a Supreme Court of Canada ruling today that calls it "proportionate and reasonable" to limit religious rights in order to ensure open access for LGBT students. In a...

How Birth Certificates Are Being Weaponized Once Again

When Walter A. Plecker died in August 1947, his “death was considered a gift by many,” writes historian Arica L. Coleman in her searing history, That the Blood Stay Pure: African Americans, Native Americans, and the Predicament of Race and Identity in Virginia. “It...

The Battle for Orange County

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—Scott Baugh stood on soft carpet inside the Meadowlark Golf Club before the monthly meeting of the Huntington Harbour Republican Women Federated. Golfers whacked at balls outside under a gray sky. A couple dozen older women and a few men had...

Reverse Migration Might Turn Georgia Blue

ATLANTA—Adrienne White remembers the first time she visited Atlanta as a junior in college. White, who is black, walked into a grocery store in an affluent neighborhood while she was staying with her uncle, and by the time she walked out, she hadn’t seen one white...

Gavin Grimm trans bathroom lawsuit backed by federal judge

Gavin Grimm trans bathroom lawsuit backed by federal judge 23 May 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gavin Grimm filed a lawsuit after his high school prevented him from using the men's bathroom A US judge has ruled that federal law protects a transgender...

The Complicated Appeal Of Celesbian Gossip

Our cultural fascination with famous queer women — and women rumored to be queer — has reached a particular peak in 2017. But do celebrities have a moral obligation to come out? And what, exactly, does it mean to "out" someone these days? View Entire Post ›...

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