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Mexican Boxer Dario Larralde Agrees With Hitler: ‘Gays Are a Plague’

A close-up photo of a boxer in a ring.

  Mexican boxer Dario Larralde is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The fighter is facing some serious backlash over a video he posted to Twitter earlier this month. In the video, Larralde goes on a long-winded homophobic rant. “F**king gays, I have a f**king phobia… everywhere I go, every day, there’s always a […]

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Kevin Hart’s Homophobic Remarks Cost Him the Oscars

A photo of comedian Kevin Hart at the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony in Los Angeles, CA, on October 10, 2016.

  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a message for Kevin Hart: it will not tolerate homophobia. Hart, who was recently selected to host the 2019 Oscars, was forced to step down from the role after refusing to apologize for homophobic remarks he made in the past. The comedian said the Academy […]

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Pope Francis: ‘There Is No Place’ For Gay Priests in Clergy

A photo of Pope Francis at a ceremony in the Vatican City.

  Pope Francis is often praised for being the most progressive pontiff of all time. And while it’s certainly true that he’s been a lot more open-minded than previous religious leaders, his latest comments show that the Catholic Church still has a long ways to go. During a four-hour interview with Spanish Missionary Fernando Prado, […]

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Rising Talents Initiative Shines a Spotlight on Female Leadership

A businesswoman steps forward in a line of businessmen, signifying female leadership.

  For most of history, the accomplishments of women have been discounted, downplayed, and overlooked. But thanks to a newfound emphasis on diversity and inclusion, female leaders are finally getting the recognition they deserve. An increasing amount of initiatives aimed at honoring the achievements of female innovators is proof that times are changing. Take, for […]

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Donations Pour In After Man Burns LGBT Books

A stack of book on fire.

  In a Facebook Live video posted on October 19, 2018, a man named Paul Dorr stole a number of LGBT-themed books from the Orange City Public Library and burned them in a barrel in front of the Prairie Winds Events Center in Orange City, Iowa. Shouting angrily into his camera, he read aloud from […]

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Sharice Davids Becomes First Native American Woman Elected to Congress

Sharice Davids delivers a speech to supporters at a pre-election rally on November 5, 2018.

  Only eight Native Americans have been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives prior to 2018, from John Floyd (elected in 1817) to Markwayne Mullin (elected in 2013). There have been 300 women Representatives. There have been 18 LGBT Representatives. Out of a historical total of 10,943 Representatives, those are small numbers. Together, they […]

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Colorado Elects Openly Gay Governor

A photo of Jared Polis.

  Jared Polis has never been a closeted politician, not in his nine years as a Democratic Representative. He has always been very progressive in Congress, from supporting federal legalization of cannabis to fighting for Medicare-for-all. He’s even pushed for universal free preschool. When he ran against Colorado’s Treasurer Walker Stapleton for the gubernatorial seat, […]

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New Documentary Explores the World of Queer Farmers

A group of gay cowboys hold hands in celebration of the LGBTQ Pride Parade in Chicago.

  There is likely no industry that does not have its share of LGBT practitioners. There are stereotypes, such as hairdressers, bartenders, performers, and artists. But beyond those, it’s simply truth that queer folk have every type of job one can have. It’s to bring awareness to this fact that Jonah Mossberg directed and shot […]

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2018 New York LGBT Film Festival to Kick Off 10/24

Actors Sheila Munyiva and Samantha Mugatsia attend the photo-call for "Rafiki" during the 71st Cannes Film Festival on May 9, 2018.

  In 1989, the AIDS crisis was in full bloom. The government was finally addressing the epidemic with the creation of the National Commission on AIDS, but it remained a terrifying time to be gay. That year, the reported deaths due to AIDS reached 100,000 in the United States. In June of 1989, The New […]

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Same-Sex Couple Given Equal Parental Rights in Historic Civil Rights Case

A gavel with a rainbow flag in the background.

  One of the driving forces behind the fight for marriage equality was the need for both same-sex parents to have rights to children of their unions, regardless of who was biologically related to who. Three years after Obergefell v. Hodges, many states still recommend that same-sex parents perform a second-parent adoption of their children—even if […]

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