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There's nothing this brilliant woman can't do — change minds about trans people, challenge our notions on beauty, and now, guest-star in a TV drama.

July 17 2017 5:07 PM

American Gods creator Fuller outed the actor during a talk at Los Angeles's Outfest. 

July 14 2017 2:13 PM

Andy Cramer and Al Farmer, who fell in love while helping gay and bi men find each other online, remain quiet pillars of the community.

July 12 2017 5:00 PM

Over 1.6 million people have watched a clip of the passionate pair, which is inspiring other same-sex couples to take up dance.

July 09 2017 4:01 PM

A Sunday tweet sparked a heated conversation about homophobia and the mimosa-filled meal.

July 09 2017 3:12 PM

A California firefighter sparked controversy for insulting a store's rainbow colors.

July 08 2017 8:37 PM