The actress, who came out in 2014, confronted the Republican presidential candidate about LGBT rights.
Illinois joins California, New Jersey, Oregon, and D.C. in banning use of the discredited, harmful practice on minors.
The protester who interrupted President Obama in June was part of a long history of direct action in the LGBT movement.
Raffi Freedman-Gurspan will be the first transgender appointee to work in the White House.
It was the albatross that haunted DADT's repeal: that allowing gay and lesbians to serve openly would be a 'social experiment.' Now Mike Huckabee is using that same false premise against transgender service members.
The gay inaugural poet, who is Cuban-American, read a moving poem at the historic occasion in Havana.
In a speech denouncing LGBT people, the conservative firebrand urged supporters to 'drive them out of our city.'