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Greek politicians lose their minds over Alexander the Great's gay romance in Netflix show

If Greek parliament members are upset to learn Alexander the Great had same-sex relations, we have some bad news for them about Greek history.

Yes, there's evidence that Alexander the Great was gay or bi

It's not just an invention of Netflix, contrary to what conservatives are asserting.

Dear conservatives: Yes, ancient Greece was gay as hell

A new Netflix series about Alexander the Great has conservative bigots up in arms about its portrayal of queerness. Little do they know that ancient Greece was gay AF!

Backlash to transgender health care isn’t new − but faulty science used to justify it has changed over time

As in the 1930s, opposition to trans medicine today is part of a broad reactionary movement against what some far-right groups consider the “toxic normalization” of LGBTQ people.

Shane McAnally could make history for the LGBTQ+ community at the Grammys

The acclaimed songwriter would be the first gay man to win Songwriter of the Year at the pretegious awards.

How clashing interpretations of Martin Luther King’s legacy fuels the fight over DEI and affirmative action

Warring interpretations of one of King’s most famous quotes have fueled a culture war over the merits of affirmative action and diversity and inclusion efforts.

Conservatives are outraged by this California school's LGBTQ+ policies

In expressing their disdain for policies pushing so-called "LGBT ideology," conservatives are actually taking a stance against anti-bullying rules.

39 Festive Holiday White House Images That Show 'Magic, Wonder, and Joy'

The Advocate was invited to experience the White House holiday decorations and they did not disappoint.

How Nazi Germany Persecuted Transgender People

New research shows how transgender Germans suffered under Hitler's regime.

Fight for Queer Equality in the Military Chronicled in New MSNBC Documentary

Through the eyes of a veteran and activists, Serving in Secret depicts discrimination, love, heartache, and redemption on the road to repealing anti-LGBTQ+ policies.

How Queer Was the Roman Empire? Very.

Someone should tell Speaker Mike Johnson that while the Roman Empire was pretty queer, according to historians, that wasn't what caused its fall.

Bisexual Veteran's Story Highlighted at Library of Congress

The library's "Serving in Silence: LGBTQ+ Veterans" collection seeks to encompass the experiences of all segments of the community.

LGBTQ+ History Month’s Founder Urges Unity Over Division

Rodney Wilson, the educator who envisioned LGBTQ+ History Month, delves into evolving inclusivity, tackling exclusionary trends, and the dire need for continuous education amid a changing political landscape.

Lambda Legal Celebrates 50 Years of LGBTQ+ Rights Advocacy

Lambda Legal's CEO and chief legal officer discuss what the future holds for the noted LGBTQ+ rights group.

LGBTQ+ History: When NOW Purged Lesbians From Its Feminist Movement

This the history of Betty Friedan, "feminine feminists" and the Lavender Menace.

Democrats Introduce Bills to Create National LGBTQ+ History and Culture Museum

Legislation was introduced to establish a dedicated museum within the Smithsonian Institution, which garnered broad support from the Congressional Equality Caucus.

How LGBTQ+ History Month Began

It went from a teacher’s vision to a global celebration.

Remembering the LGBTQ+ History of a Queer Haven in Pennsylvania’s Countryside

Uncover the history of New Hope, Pennsylvania, the subject of five short documentaries premiering this fall.