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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.

June 26 2016 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

A series of interviews from It Got Better suggest we overcome, even when others say we can't.

June 21 2016 6:37 PM
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