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Ellen DeGeneres Launches New GapKids Clothes That Challenge Gender Stereotypes

Ellen Teams Up With Gap to Challenge Gender Stereotypes

Ellen DeGeneres' new offering at GapKids features clothes for 'every girl.'

Op-ed: We Still Need Full Equality for LGBT Families

Op-ed: We Still Need Full Equality for LGBT Families

The National Center for Lesbian Rights says parental recognition for LGBT people is murky at best — horribly unfair at worst.

Why This Latina Photographer Documented the Moment She Came Out to Her Parents

Why This Latina Photog Documented Her Coming-Out

Paola Paredes traveled from London to her native Ecuador to come out to her parents, and took photos of the emotional moment for a project she calls 'Unveiled.'

Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter Chelsea Leaves to Live With Birth Mother

Rosie O'Donnell's Daughter Leaves for Birth Mother

Chelsea, who returned home last week after being missing for several days, decided to move in with her birth mother upon turning 18.

Kentucky’s Largest School District Adds Trans Protections Following 'Bathroom Bill' Defeat

Kentucky School District Finally Adds Trans Protections

Only one of the seven school board members voted against the new policy, over questions of administration input and enforcement.

Duggar In-law: 'Get That Pig Out of Our Family'

Duggar In-Law: 'Get That Pig Out of Our Family'

Most of Josh Duggar's family seems to be rallying around him, but not his brother-in-law.

WATCH: Michigan Marriage Equality Plaintiffs Wed

Wedding Bells for the Women Who Won Marriage Nationwide

April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse, who helped bring down marriage bans nationwide, wed Saturday.

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