Vatican Report Asks If Church Can 'Accept And Value' Lesbians and Gays

A new report from the Roman Catholic Church's two-week long Synod on the Family has left LGBT+ groups cheering and conservative Catholic commentators upset. The Church recognises the "gifts and qualities" of gay people, and asks if the Church can "accept and value" the orientation of lesbians and gays. » 10/13/14 9:08pm 10/13/14 9:08pm

Greg Abbott: Your Gay Marriage Will Cause Immoral Straight Baby Making

Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has proven once again that GOP politicians do not understand how the whole same-sex vs different-sex thing works: by seriously arguing that same-sex marriage somehow decreases "out of wedlock" births and that legalising same-sex marriage in Texas would… » 10/12/14 5:00pm 10/12/14 5:00pm

Transparent: A Show Where Transition Is the Default State

Transparent is a show you need to be watching if you're not already. The premise is pretty straightforward: it follows the Pfeffermans, an L.A. family whose patriarch becomes their matriarch. The series, available on Amazon Instant Video, chronicles how everyone copes with the news, supports one another, and lets each… » 10/05/14 9:30am 10/05/14 9:30am

Beaten Teen Charged With Assault After Defense Against Anti-Gay Bullies

A Virginia teen has been slapped with assault charges despite being brutally beaten in an altercation at his high school. Eric Martin spent nine days in the hospital after a fight at Highland Springs High School in Henrico, Virginia. His story is far too familiar for LGBT+ youth and even those merely perceived to be… » 10/01/14 7:30am 10/01/14 7:30am

'Gay' or 'Trans Panic' Defenses Are Crap And Now Illegal In California

Hard to believe this isn't already illegal in ALL THE PLACES, but kudos to California's legislature and Governor Jerry Brown for making California the first state in the union to ban the use of the so-called "gay panic" or "trans panic" defense. Since, you know, your phobia of LGBT+ people is not justification for… » 9/30/14 10:43pm 9/30/14 10:43pm

Conservatives Are Lying About Minnesota Transgender Athlete Policy

Conservative groups in Minnesota, including misleadingly named "Child Protection League," have spouted complete and utter crap about a new proposed transgender student-athlete policy from the Minnesota State High School League. The CPL has even taken out a full page transphobic ad in a major state newspaper. » 9/29/14 10:44pm 9/29/14 10:44pm