DeRay Mckesson
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As the rate of deportation has skyrocketed, LGBT immigrants have been exposed to harassment, assaults, and even death, just by being forced to return to their home countries.

June 17 2014 3:00 PM

Regulations barred movie studios from positively portraying LGBT people, particularly women, until 1968. Decades later, films still struggle to feature deep, female queer characters.

June 16 2014 5:00 AM

As Republican leaders recognize the inevitability of marriage equality, let’s be gracious in our victory, particularly as the fight for equality ensues in red states.

June 16 2014 4:00 AM

Sitting in front of my computer that November day, I wrote the most important email of my life: an introduction between father and daughter.

June 15 2014 6:34 AM

The author of Street Child: A Memoir was left homeless but eventually came to forgive his dad after serious soul-searching and self-reflection.

June 13 2014 8:30 AM

Raising babies means teaching them the basics, but you learn a few things along the way, too.

June 13 2014 7:00 AM

While the recent court decision to strike down the ban on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin is a victory, Rep. Mark Pocan says there's still much work to be done in the fight for LGBT equality.

June 13 2014 4:30 AM