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Benjy 'The Gay Bull' Is Actually Bisexual

Introducing Benjy, The Bisexual Bull (Without Balls)

It's no bull: the U.K.'s infamous gay bull isn't so gay after all! He likes both bulls and cows.

A First for India: A Transgender Principal

This Woman Is India's First Transgender Principal

Last time Manbi Bandopadhyay visited Krishnagar Women's College in West Bengal, she toured the school with her adopted son and a transgender friend. When she returns, she will run the college.

Greenland Parliament Unanimously Green-Lights Marriage Equality

Greenland Green-Lights Marriage Equality

The world's largest island is the newest home of the freedom to marry, following a unanimous vote by the arctic nation's parliament.

Where in the World Are The Happiest Gay Men?

Where in the World Are the Happiest Gay Men?

Go north, boys! A global survey of gay men suggests you'll find the happiest gay men on earth... in Iceland.

Biden: Let's Keep the Momentum Going After Win in Ireland

Biden: Let's Keep the Momentum Going After Ireland 

In this op-ed, the Irish-American VP says the world — including the U.S. — needs to follow the lead of the Emerald Isle.

WATCH: The Moment Ireland Said 'Yes' to Marriage Equality

WATCH: The Moment Ireland Said 'Yes' to Marriage

American Raymond Braun's video digest of last week's victorious referendum on marriage equality in Ireland is one of the best we've seen.

What I Experienced in Dublin During the Marriage Equality Referendum

What the streets of Dublin felt like this weekend: vindication, disbelief, love, and, most of all, of hope.

Women Are Still Locked in Immigration Detention Cells With Men Just Because They're Trans

ICE Still Locks Trans Women in Cells With Men

A former detainee says Immigration and Customs Enforcement must stop housing transgender women with men in private prisons. In a word, it's about rape.

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