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Elected officials want the law that allowed for the fine to be repealed. 

October 02 2015 1:17 PM

A new report brings to light a mystery found in a small community in the Dominican Republic, where some males are born looking like girls and only grow penises at puberty. 

September 29 2015 6:42 PM

The United Nations adopts a groundbreaking agenda, but does it really protect LGBT people? The HRC's Jean Freedberg helps sort it out. 

September 29 2015 1:12 PM

President Robert Mugabe continued his crusade against LGBT rights in a speech to the General Assembly of the U.N. that brought giggles from the audience.

September 29 2015 9:14 AM

Video has surfaced of the angry protesters who crashed the red carpet at the world premiere of Stonewall at the Toronto International Film Festival.

September 28 2015 6:50 PM

The right-wing attorney representing Kim Davis and his cohort were forced to apologize for misrepresenting a photo of a massive gathering in Peru last year as a weekend support rally for the rogue Kentucky clerk. 

September 28 2015 4:32 PM Updated