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A same-sex couple in the US have made medical history by both carrying the same baby with the help of a breakthrough method of IVF. Five months ago, Texas couple Ashleigh Coulter gave birth to healthy baby Stetson, that both she and her wife Bliss Coulter carried. The couple always hoped for children, and Bliss …

Donald Trump transgender homeless shelters

The Trump administration is considering stripping transgender people of official recognition by creating a narrow definition of gender as being only male or female and determined at birth, according to a report. The US government is reportedly planning to restrict the definition of gender as immutable for an individual’s lifetime and that would be based …

Matthew Shepard composite photo courtesy of Matthew Shepard Foundation

Twenty years ago this week, Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left to die in a vicious hate crime in rural Wyoming. Shepard’s tragic death would become a symbol for anti-gay violence, and now the 21-year-old’s parents have announced they’ve finally found a safe home for their son’s ashes. His remains will be interred at …

Drag queen Lady Voldemort

A San Francisco-based drag queen’s incredible lip sync as “Lady Voldemort” has gone viral online. Drag queen Florida Man took to the stage last weekend as the Harry Potter villain, dress in full robes and elaborate makeup, snake-like prosthetic nose and all. The performance was part of an Ariana Grande tribute night at San Francisco …

The United States has stopped issuing visas to unmarried same-sex partners of diplomats and staff of US-based international organizations, including the UN. The policy means unmarried partners of LGBTIQ staff at the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund must effectively now get married before December 31 or leave the country within …

Chloe Grace Moretz Miseducation of Cameron Post movie still

Although The Miseducation of Cameron Post‘s 1993 setting may have people believe that the gay conversion camps at the film’s centre are a thing of the past – and easy to mock as a symbol of how backwards society’s thoughts on therapy was – this treatment is still sadly legal in a large number of American …

Seth Owen on Ellen Degeneres

Gay Florida teenager Seth Owen, who went viral after he was forced out of his family home, has received an unexpected surprise from talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Eighteen-year-old Seth Owen’s religious parents had given him a choice between attending the family’s anti-gay church or moving out after they found out he was gay. The …

Lesbians paint house rainbow

A married lesbian couple has painted their Pennsylvania home in rainbow colours after allegedly enduring years of homophobic slurs from their neighbors. Lisa Licata and Sherry Lau moved into the Penn Hills neighborhood five years ago. After hearing a neighbour make a bigoted comment, they tried to avoid conflict by telling him they were mother …

Elderly Woman Legally Married

An elderly woman has been declared legally married – three months after her ‘wife’ died. Utah Judge Patrick Corum declared 74-year-old Bonnie Foerster legally wed to her “soulmate” and common law partner Beverly Grossaint, who died in May at the age of 82, just a few weeks after the couple celebrated their five-decade anniversary together. …

Jamel Myers

A nine-year-old boy died by suicide after he came out as gay and faced bullying from classmates at his primary school, his grieving mother says. Jamel Myles’s mum Leia Pierce discovered her son dead at their Denver home on Thursday, and a coroner’s report released this week confirmed Jamel’s cause of death as a suicide, …

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