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Senator calls anti-LGBT attorney general "Harvey Milk"

ALASKA - An Alaska State Senator accidentally introduced the attorney general by a different name at their committee hearing on Tuesday, January 2.

When State Senator Bill Stoltz (R) of Chugiak Alaska, called Bill Milks to the podium, he addressed him as “Attorney General Harvey Milk,” the gay rights leader.

This misnomer wouldn’t be considered a major slip if you didn’t know that Bill Milks was a strong supporter of the ban on gay marriage in that state before the Supreme Court ruling led to marriage equality.

New York City schools take historic step forward for gay kids

Jared Fox, 28, knows first-hand about the perils of intolerance.

Just two years ago, when Fox was visiting his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, from New York, he was brutally attacked by a group of teenagers.

They beat him, stole his belongings and called him anti-gay slurs. He suffered bruises all over his body. 

One Rentboy.com employee cleared of all charges, others waiting

Gay adult and NSFW site Str8upgayporn has reported that former Rentboy.com director Sean Van Sant has been cleared of all charges.

The adult site shared the following statement from Van Sant on their “Str8up Daily” newspage today:

“It’s official, all charges against me have been dismissed! I think we will hear good news about other defendants later in the day. We can celebrate these dismissals while renewing our support for Jeff and others who are affected. –Sean”

Susan Sarandon calls Clinton a 'follower' not a 'leader' at Sanders' rally

Star of stage and screen Susan Saradon addressed a group of people at the Bernie Sanders rally on Thursday.

The “Rocky Horror Picture Show” star has always been politically vocal, and this time she wanted to make it clear why Bernie Sanders has been more LGBT friendly than Hillary Clinton.

The 69-year-old actress is a fervent LGBTQ supporter and has been for decades. Her son Miles identifies as genderfluid.

The actress called out Clinton for being a follower, not a leader when it comes to gay rights.

Only female Senators show up for work during snowstorm

WASHINGTON D.C. - The great blizzard that swept through Washington D.C. shut down the city last weekend, but that didn’t stop some Senators from showing up for work on Tuesday morning; the female ones.

The great Snowpocalypse of 2016 raged through the region in what some news organizations are calling one of the top five most devastating snowstorms to ever hit that area.

Congress officially took a snow day, but some Senators still showed up for their administrative meeting.

Rentboy CEO indicted on prostitution charges

BROOKLYN, NY - Reuters is reporting that the CEO of former escort service Rentboy.com has been indicted on prostitution charges.

A federal grand jury in Brooklyn, NY. came back with three counts against Jeffrey Hurant, including money laundering which was not a part of the original complaint.

How Indiana, incredibly, is on the road again to passing discriminatory anti-LGBT laws

Unbelievably, Indiana Republicans, who last year were at the center of a national firestorm over an anti-LGBT Religious Restoration Freedom Act (RFRA) -- and were forced to retreat on it in large part -- are at it again.

Democrats and Republicans unite to support LGBT rights in West Virginia

West Virginia lawmakers from both sides of the aisle vocalized their support for the state's LGBT community in video released Monday, a little more than a week after a bill that would allow discrimination on the basis of religious freedom was introduced in the state's House of Representatives. 

Surprising number of Americans still uncomfortable seeing same-sex couples holding hands

A new survey is shedding light on exactly how Americans feel when it comes to issues regarding the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Transgender student gets girls' locker room privileges

A transgender teen in Ill. was officially allowed to use the girls’ locker room for the first time on Tuesday reports NBC 5 Chicago.

This comes after months of debate concerning the student and allowing her to access facilities which best represent her identifying gender.

The Fremd High School student who wishes to remain anonymous and is simply identified as “Student A,” filed a lawsuit in October of 2015.