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A local NBC anchor came out as gay on live TV. Now, he shares how the moment has changed his life

”I hope that people continue to talk to their LGBTQ family members and try to get to know them better, try to get to a level of acceptance and love,” Jason Hackett told The Advocate.

From Meta to X, most major social media companies are failing LGBTQ+ users: GLAAD

Most of the top social media companies got an 'F' grade on GLAAD’s 2024 Social Media Safety Index. Of the major platforms, TikTok was the only one to pass with a dismal D+ grade.

Federal judges express doubts in appeal over transgender sorority member at University of Wyoming

The case, which asks the appeals court to rule against the sorority’s right to accept transgender members, was already dismissed by a lower court judge.

Billie Jean King says a Massachusetts challenge to a kids book about her is ‘so very sad’

A mother has asked her child’s school to remove the book because it mentions LGBTQ+ people and divorce. The lesbian tennis legend had thoughts.

Rep. Robert Garcia calls out Peru for classifying trans, intersex & nonbinary people as mentally ill

The California Democrat, who is Peruvian American, called the move ‘discriminatory, dangerous and shameful.’

Harrison Butker’s ‘inaccurate, ill-informed and woefully out of step' sexist speech is fact-checked by GLAAD

LGBTQ+ media advocacy group GLAAD issued a fact-check calling out some of the false and misleading things the ultra-conservative Kansas City Chiefs player said during a graduation ceremony.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ winner Nymphia Wind performs for Taiwan’s outgoing president

President Tsai Ing-wen has been instrumental for the advancement of LGBTQ+ rights in the Asian nation.

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker goes on transphobic, sexist rant during graduation speech

The kicker spoke at Benedictine College and told women to stay in their place while calling LGBTQ+ people ‘deadly sins.’

Moms for Liberty joins in suing Biden administration over Title IX protections for trans students

The extremist group joined one of the country’s most extreme attorneys general in suing the Biden-Harris administration over it’s protection of trans and nonbinary kids in school.

The queerest education in America: How LGBTQ+ kids thrive at this Indiana school

In South Bend, River Montessori High School is supporting its students to be their true selves. Here's a look inside its affirming walls.

David Duke's godchild comes out as transgender in new memoir about leaving white nationalism

R. Derek Black, the former poster child for white nationalism, shares their journey of gender identity and ideological transformation in their upcoming book.

Marjorie Taylor Greene finally did it: She triggered motion to end Mike Johnson’s run as Speaker of the House

The Georgia Republican triggered a privileged motion to vacate the office of Speaker of the House on Wednesday afternoon.

Karine Jean-Pierre hangs with ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ queens at iconic gay bar

The eight all-star cast members had a busy day at the monuments, the White House and with Karine Jean-Pierre at D.C.’s Little Gay Pub ahead of a screening of the season nine premiere of Drag Race All Stars.

Disabled veterans lack vital support as fewer Americans know someone in military service: report

Easterseals CEO Kendra Davenport discussed the findings of a groundbreaking new report with The Advocate.

Western Carolina University investigates student who recorded video of trans woman in bathroom

University officials said they knew of Payton McNabb’s video and were investigating the situation.

Transphobe Elon Musk calls out J.K. Rowling for posting transphobic content

Many of the tech billionaire’s fans wondered why the noted transphobe would ask a like-minded person to stop attacking transgender people online.

Anti-DEI laws are forcing universities to grapple with a mass exodus of LGBTQ+ professors: study

New Williams Institute study finds an alarming number of professors in higher education considering leaving their states or the profession because of Republican laws.

Brittney Griner reveals she considered suicide while in Russian captivity

The WNBA legend opened up to Robin Roberts about the hopelessness she felt under the conditions she had to endure.

Lesbian Georgia welder cites sex discrimination in EEOC complaint against her employer

Megan McDaniel alleges pervasive anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination and retaliation at Republic Services.

New Mexico high school principal replaced after prom drag performance

The show, shared online by far-right accounts, divided the local community and reportedly led to death threats against the performer.