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At the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards Kerry Washington called out the hypocrisy of marginalized communities turning on one another in a fiery acceptance speech.

March 22 2015 2:06 PM

Aaron Schock's rise and fall shows that even gay people still cling to gay stereotypes.

March 21 2015 11:34 AM

The gay dating world isn't easy, particularly if you're black, says a new Outfest documentary.

March 20 2015 5:45 PM

You'll never find the pot of gold if you can't see the rainbow.

March 17 2015 6:30 AM

These men and women left enormous legacies with their lives and deaths.

March 11 2015 1:01 PM

Frozen's Josh Gad, an outspoken LGBT ally, discusses his one problem with marriage equality and defends recent unfunny comments made by Billy Crystal, his co-star in The Comedians.

March 11 2015 4:00 AM
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