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LGBT Centers Face Increased Needs
November 17 2011 4:00 AM ET

LGBT Centers Face Increased Needs 

Trudy Ring

Two of the nation’s oldest LGBT centers celebrate 40 years but still face increasing needs.

Closet Case Killer
November 17 2011 4:00 AM ET

Closet Case Killer

Winston Gieseke

A new book provides an insider’s look at America’s first gay serial killer.

North Carolina A Ballot Blunder
November 17 2011 4:00 AM ET

North Carolina: A Ballot Blunder?

Lucas Grindley

North Carolina remaining the only Southern state without a constitutional marriage ban depends on whether a Republican strategy backfires.

Dylan McDermott Scared Straight
November 16 2011 4:00 AM ET

Dylan McDermott: Scared Straight

Brandon Voss

The American Horror Story star explains why, even at 50, he’s not afraid to show some skin.

The Suicide Awareness Conundrum
November 16 2011 4:00 AM ET

The Suicide Awareness Conundrum

Lucas Grindley

Jamey Rodemeyer has become the latest symbol for what’s wrong with bullying in schools, but that visibility carries inherent risks.

Who Are the Warias
November 15 2011 4:00 AM ET

Who are the Warias?

Neal Broverman

In America gays continue to make advances while transgender people fight to keep up, but a new film tells a different tale in Indonesia.

Mr Big Stuff
November 14 2011 8:00 AM ET

Mr. Big Stuff

Jeremy Kinser

As popular guest host of Chelsea Lately, an in-demand college speaker, spokesman for Jenny Craig, and now with his own TV series in the works, Ross Mathews takes “out, loud, and proud” to a new level.

21 Top News Stories of the Year
November 14 2011 4:00 AM ET

21 Top News Stories of the Year

Lucas Grindley

All things gay were central to the 24/7 news cycle in 2011, and almost daily mainstream America saw stories about marriage equality, bullied kids, a dancing trans man, and heroic gays. Here are a few news flashes that topped our gaydar this year.

Which Is Real Fantasy IslandFantasy Island
November 04 2011 3:00 AM ET

Which Is a Real Fantasy Island?

Ari Karpel

Hawaiian honeymoons are lovely, but for some adventurers they’re so last decade. As legal gay marriages finally take hold, perhaps it’s time for us to make our own honeymoon traditions.

At Least Obama Believes in a Right to Immigrate
October 25 2011 7:00 AM ET

A Right to Love (and Immigrate) 


With a system-wide review of deportation priorities set to begin in a few weeks, how immigration officials evaluate cases of gay binational couples may be a historical testament to how the Obama administration truly regards LGBT families.

Heavy Metal Rocker Comes Out as Transgender
October 19 2011 3:00 AM ET

Agony and Ecstasy 

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A heavy metal rocker comes out as transgender.

What Went Wrong In McInerney Trial
October 18 2011 3:00 AM ET

What Went Wrong In McInerney Trial? 

Neal Broverman

Did gay panic or bad planning help Lawrence King’s killer escape justice?

Reinventing Adam Lambert
October 17 2011 3:00 AM ET

Reinventing Adam Lambert

Matthew Breen

American Idol’s most interesting graduate has a new album in the works, a new relationship, and a new attitude toward the media that prompted him to sing “Whataya Want From Me”