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Canada officially has a new — and very LGBT-friendly — political leader.

October 20 2015 3:44 PM

The aim is to increase doctors’ knowledge and sensitivity towards transgender people and their unique health issues.

October 20 2015 2:17 PM

Members of Occupy Pedophilia, a group that tortured gay teens and posted videos of its victims online, have been sentenced to prison time.

October 17 2015 12:19 PM

Data released by the social network shows more people every day are going online to come out.

October 16 2015 9:18 AM

Signaling an uptick in worldwide transphobic violence, South American trans activist Amancay Diana Sacayán was found murdered in Buenos Aires on October 13.

October 15 2015 4:31 PM