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An online troll said letting a little girl dress as Thor would make her a lesbian. Her father said that's fine.

November 02 2018 5:54 PM

America's youngest U.S. citizens are the latest targets of Trump's rage leading up to the mid-terms.

October 30 2018 8:32 AM

The two Dallas women's accomplishment appears to be a first.

October 29 2018 9:51 PM

Organizers and activists reached out to the international community to fund the Moscow gathering that flies in the face of the anti-LGBTQ regime.

October 29 2018 12:40 PM

Luis Sandoval was moved to come out on air on Despierta America after learning about 9-year-old Jamel Myles, who died by suicide this summer.

October 14 2018 9:45 PM

Parenting isn’t only meant for cisgender people.

October 02 2018 5:02 AM

A measure that would allow federally funded child welfare agencies to turn away LGBTQ parents and others has been defeated.

September 27 2018 5:31 AM