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The 16-year-old is the most followed person on Vine and dropped an antigay slur while spreading misinformation about HIV.

July 08 2014 12:29 PM Updated

The actress speaks candidly about ageism in Hollywood and the positive effect LGBT visibility in entertainment is having on real life.

July 08 2014 12:03 PM

In a moving new video from the TED conference series, actor and activist George Takei shares how his views of patriotism were shaped by his time spent in a U.S. internment camp for Japanese-Americans during WWII.

July 07 2014 2:22 PM

Now this is how you wear a tux!

June 30 2014 2:14 PM

At today’s LGBT Pride Parade in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook marched alongside the company’s LGBT employees.

June 29 2014 7:00 PM

'If Jesus Christ was alive today, I cannot see him, as the Christian person that he was and the great person that he was, saying [same-sex marriage] could not happen,' Elton John said in a recent interview.

June 29 2014 3:04 PM

Meshach Taylor, the actor best known for his role as Anthony Bouvier in Designing Women, passed away in his Los Angeles home late Saturday.

June 29 2014 1:17 PM

During a recent episode of Wheel of Fortune, the right-wing host asked a gay contestant about the woman he plans to marry.

June 28 2014 12:47 PM