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Orlando needs blood donations after deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history

Following the deadliest mass shooting in United States history, an attack that targeted a gay nightclub, health officials urged potential blood donors to come forward and help.I think that's appropriate right now, because there has been a ban on gay men donating blood," Orlando Commissioner Patty Sheehan told MSNBC.

'Parks and Rec' hero Aubrey Plaza comes out as queer

'Parks and Rec' hero Aubrey Plaza comes out as queer For years, Aubrey Plaza of Parks and Recreation stole the hearts of privately sappy, openly cynical people everywhere.Though Aubrey's character, April Ludgate, might have been in love with bumbling Andy Dwyer on the show, the real Aubrey falls in love with both men and women.

Magician takes down argument for anti-trans bathroom laws with a simple trick

Magician takes down argument for anti-trans bathroom laws with a simple trick It's rare that a video can explain a complicated social issue in less than two minutes — but this video comes as close as it gets.Comedian and magician Justin Willman decided to take down ridiculous anti-trans bathroom arguments using a deceptively simple magic trick and some good old fashioned peanut butter and jelly.

Jennifer Holliday cancels Trump inauguration performance, apologizes to LGBT community

Jennifer Holliday cancels Trump inauguration performance, apologizes to LGBT community The drama surrounding Donald Trump's inauguration is not letting up.However, on Saturday morning, after receiving serious backlash — especially from fans in the LGBT community — Holliday announced that she will no longer be participating in the event and released a letter apologizing to those she hurt by accepting the offer.

The LGBTQ community is coming to march and werk on Washington

The LGBTQ community is coming to march and werk on Washington Hundreds of members of the LBGTQ community twerked and booty bounced their way to a dance party outside of Vice President Mike Pence's house in a posh D.Inspired by Saturday's Women's March, the largest day of demonstration in United States history when sister marches are tallied together, 42-year-old David Bruinooge of Brooklyn decided to launch an LGBTQ march on June 11 during D.

What one 'Supergirl' story arc taught me about coming out

What one 'Supergirl' story arc taught me about coming out That’s not to say that television hasn’t given us tons of coming out stories over the years.A large part of that has been because I’ve been able to see that change reflected back at me through Alex and the coming out story that Supergirl has chosen to tell.

Crowdfunded LGBTQ film from India is hoping for a Cannes premiere

Crowdfunded LGBTQ film from India is hoping for a Cannes premiere A crowdfunded short film from India is aspiring for a coveted premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this year.The film's trailer was unveiled by Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor, a Cannes regular herself, on social media.

Moving ACLU video tells the story of a trans teen who could make history

Moving ACLU video tells the story of a trans teen who could make history Gavin Grimm just wants to do something most of us do every day without a second thought: use the bathroom that aligns with his gender.But the 17-year-old needs to get approval from the highest court in the country, and it's a fight two years in the making.

'Shade' is officially in the dictionary, honey

'Shade' is officially in the dictionary, honey On Tuesday, "shade" was among the 1,000 words added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.The definition, in the context of "throwing shade," is "to express contempt or disrespect for someone publicly especially by subtle or indirect insults or criticisms.

This powerful marriage equality video wants politicians to 'do their job'

This powerful marriage equality video wants politicians to 'do their job' It is astounding that anyone would need to make an ad about the not-particularly-revolutionary idea that members of the LGBTQ community are real people (shock horror!) who deserve to get married if they wish to.

Watch this 81-year-old retired educator rap for LGBTQ rights at his city council meeting

Watch this 81-year-old retired educator rap for LGBTQ rights at his city council meeting You can watch the rap he performed in front of his city council below, but first we recommend you examine the text of it.To be more kind is what I'm here to say.

New children's book tells the story of iconic artist and activist Keith Haring

New children's book tells the story of iconic artist and activist Keith Haring Famed artist Keith Haring was once just a boy who kept drawing.Now, 27 years after his death, Haring's work and passion will inspire kids today — all through a new children's book encouraging them to use art to change the world.

New docuseries shows what life is really like for queer and trans men of color

New docuseries shows what life is really like for queer and trans men of color A new documentary series called Other Boys NYC is highlighting the stories of an often overlooked population — queer and trans men of color.The extensive 50-part series, from global queer media network Slay TV, spotlights 50 different queer men of color from various experiences living in New York City.

Meryl Streep slams Trump tweets, defends LGBTQ rights in new speech

Meryl Streep slams Trump tweets, defends LGBTQ rights in new speech Meryl Streep seems to have taken a leaf out of the book of Donald Trump resistance shared by Bernice King recently.Step number one: "Don't use his name.

This photo series proves trans people are more than their gender identity

This photo series proves trans people are more than their gender identity The series aims to challenge mainstream media representation of trans lives, and prove that trans people are more than just their experiences with gender.Transilient is created for the community, by the community, featuring portrait-style photos of trans people along with excerpted, unedited interviews with those depicted.

LGBTQ couples: Keep holding hands, even when it's uncomfortable, says ad

LGBTQ couples: Keep holding hands, even when it's uncomfortable, says ad Public displays of affection aren't an easy thing for the LGBTQ community, even down to the simplest things such as holding hands.That's the subject of a heartfelt ad by an Australian bank ANZ, which consists of various couples "letting go" when encountering the looks of other people in public.