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Hong Kong's Highest Court Considers Trans Woman's Marriage
April 15 2013 3:56 PM ET

Hong Kong's Highest Court Considers Trans Woman's Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

A transgender woman in Hong Kong is asking the city's highest court to overturn a lower court's ruling that she cannot marry her boyfriend because she was assigned male at birth.

WATCH: One-Minute Poetry Slam Eviscerates Michele Bachmann's Bigotry
April 15 2013 2:01 PM ET

WATCH: Poet Eviscerates Michele Bachmann in 1 Minute

Sunnivie Brydum

Sierra DeMulder's slam poem, "To Michele Bachmann," lays bare the antigay animus that runs in the Congresswoman's family.

WATCH: RNC Member Calls GOP 'Party of Tolerance,' Gay Republican Keeps A Straight Face
April 14 2013 7:30 AM ET

WATCH: RNC Member Calls GOP 'Party of Tolerance'

Sunnivie Brydum

Log Cabin Republicans executive director Gregory Angelo had some dire predictions for a GOP that continues to exclude and isolate gay and lesbian conservatives.

RNC Member Who Posted Antigay Facebook Rant Sponsored Anti-Marriage Equality Resolution
April 14 2013 6:54 AM ET

Guess Who Sponsored RNC's Anti-Marriage Equality Resolution

Sunnivie Brydum

Former Michigan state representative Dave Agema was a key sponsor of the Republican National Committee's resolution to oppose marriage equality.

WATCH: Hospitalized Missouri Man's Arrested Husband, Straight Brother Speak Out
April 13 2013 4:44 PM ET

WATCH: Hospitalized Mo. Man's Husband, Brother Speak Out

Sunnivie Brydum

Robert Gorley says hospital staff at Research Medical Center refused to recognize his power of attorney to make medical decisions for his husband, and had him arrested when he refused to leave his husband's room. His partner's brother, Lee Mansell, says he isn't homophobic, but challenged Gorley's authority because he wants what's best for his brother.

WATCH: Transgender Advocates Take On Ariz. Rep. Introducing 'Bathroom ID' Bill
April 13 2013 7:00 AM ET

WATCH: Transgender Advocates Take On Ariz. Rep. Introducing 'Bathroom ID' Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

Transgender advocates Masen Davis and Christan Williams squared off with Arizona Rep. John Kavanaugh, the author of a bill that would allow businesses to forbid transgender people from using a bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

Repubs Cave to Neocons, Affirm Opposition to Marriage Equality
April 12 2013 11:50 PM ET

Repubs Cave to Conservatives, Affirm Opposition to Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

At their spring gathering in Los Angeles, the Republican National Committee proves the party is not ready to change.

April 12 2013 5:45 PM ET

Are You Following Satan's 10 Commandments for Homosexuals?

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This antigay rant is an unholy hoot.

Hospital, Daughter of Gay Man Arrested in Missouri Dispute What Really Happened
April 12 2013 4:06 PM ET

What Really Happened Inside This Kansas City Hospital?

Sunnivie Brydum

Research Medical Center says Robert Gorley was "disruptive and belligerent," but Gorley's daughter says that claim is "total and utter bullshit."

John Berry, Highest Ranking Gay In Government, Steps Down
April 12 2013 3:17 PM ET

John Berry, Highest Ranking Gay In Government, Steps Down

OPM General Counsel Elaine Kaplan, who is also gay, will act as interim director, according to the Washington Blade.