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The First Openly Lesbian Bishop’s Job is in Jeopardy

The First Openly Lesbian Bishop’s Job is in Jeopardy

The first openly lesbian bishop in the United Methodist Church can stay on the job for now, but she is subject to a disciplinary review that could lead to her removal, the top church court ruled Friday. Bishop Karen Oliveto’s civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are “self-avowed practicing […]

Transgender Contestant Is A Survivor

Transgender Contestant Is A Survivor

The outing of a “Survivor” cast member on television has sparked outrage. Zeke Smith, who appeared on back-to-back seasons of the reality series, was revealed to be a transgender man by fellow contestant Jeff Varner in an episode that aired Wednesday night. Varner, who is gay, shared the information during an emotional Tribal Council on […]

Gilbert Baker, creator of the Rainbow Flag, dies

Gilbert Baker, creator of the Rainbow Flag, dies

The man who created the LGBT community’s now-iconic symbol — the rainbow flag — has died. Gilbert Baker died in his sleep at his apartment in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. Baker was 65.     The rainbow flag’s storied history began in 1978 when San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk — who was assassinated in […]

Will LGBT Hate Crimes Escalate Under Trump?

Will LGBT Hate Crimes Escalate Under Trump?

In the waning days of President Barack Obama’s administration, supporters of LGBT rights hailed the first federal hate crime conviction for the killing of a transgender woman in Mississippi. With President Donald Trump now in office, they worry about the future of such prosecutions. As current President Donald Trump who is teaching America to hate […]

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