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Michael George Smith Jr. was found hanging from a tree in an Atlanta park, and society can only blame itself.

July 14 2016 6:32 PM

She's the Ultimate Fighting Championship's first out lesbian champion, but will she take on the first transgender MMA fighter, Fallon Fox? 

July 12 2016 1:26 PM

"We don't need sympathy," the pop icon wrote on her website. "We need everyone to respect our lives." Warning: this video contains graphic images.

July 07 2016 11:04 PM

The actor who created the iconic character says the Starship Enterprise helmsman should stay straight, and a new, out and proud gay character should have been created.

July 07 2016 9:14 PM

One unfortunate reality of Pride season is the bigotry side show.

12:12 PM

“First of all, I’m not gay,” Shawn said on Snapchat. “Second of all, it shouldn’t make a difference if I was or if I wasn’t. The focus should be on the music and not my sexuality.”

June 24 2016 1:00 AM

The controversial singer, who quit the music industry in 2003, came out to an interviewer, then said she's neither gay nor straight, is reportedly making threats of self-harm on social media.

June 24 2016 12:23 AM Updated
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