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Homophobic pastor convicted of masturbating in public

A prominent Louisiana-based Christian pastor known for his anti-gay stance is convicted of obscenity after being caught masturbating at a public park near a children's playground last year.

"Gay cure" ban heads for vote in California

The passage of California's SB 1172 would be the latest in a series of recent actions signaling a widespread condemnation of the practice of "ex-gay therapy."

Rhode Island to accept out-of-state same-sex marriages

The executive order is expected to have many real-world implications. Same-sex spouses of state employees and anyone covered by an insurance company regulated in Rhode Island will be entitled to health and life insurance benefits, gay rights advocates say.

Psychiatrist behind controversial "ex-gay" study retracts original claims

In a move that will no doubt rankle the efforts of anti-gay institutions, the psychiatrist who published a controversial 2001 study proclaiming that "highly motivated" gay and lesbian people could change their sexual orientation is now retracting his initial claims.

White House creates a watershed moment for LGBT Health

What is different about LGBT Health? "Almost everything," says Scout, Ph.D., who recently attended the first White House Conference on LGBT Health.

The inseparatable links to anti-transgender violence

In the LGBT community, we must find that sense of shared struggle with a movement that truly includes all of us. Our people are getting killed. Every one of us has a moral obligation to stand up and talk about it, to find a way to take action, to do more. Those of us who are the "LGB" of our community must stand in real solidarity with our transgender sisters and brothers.

Azealia Banks, rapper, comes out as bisexual

Rapper Azealia Banks told the New York Times: "I'm not trying to be, like, the bisexual, lesbian rapper. I don't live on other people's terms."