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Actress Laverne Cox attends Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" panel discussion at Directors Guild Of America on August 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

GLAAD Study: Gay Depictions Increase on TV

Television has increased and improved its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday.

10/01/2014

Vice President Joe Biden declared that the U.S. and Obama administration are part of a unified front against gay discrimination, saying that “prejudice is prejudice” and gay rights “the civil rights issue of our day.”  (credit: THANASSIS STAVRAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden: Gay Rights ‘The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Day’

Vice President Joe Biden declared that the U.S. and Obama administration are part of a unified front against gay discrimination, saying that “prejudice is prejudice” and gay rights “the civil rights issue of our day.”

06/26/2014

Researchers find those with anti-homosexual views die an average of 2.5 years earlier than those who don't. (Getty Images)

Study: Homophobic People Die Younger

Survey participants who showed anti-gay views died an average of 2.5 years earlier than those who didn’t.

02/22/2014

Hong Kong billionaire at a 50th anniversary party in October, 2013. (Getty Images)

Hong Kong Lesbian Appeals To Tycoon Dad Over Dowry Offer

Gigi Chao is asking her father to accept her for who she is.

01/29/2014

Boy Scouts of America. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Open Ranks to Gay Youth on Jan. 1

The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year’s Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications — ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades.

12/29/2013

Boy Scouts of America. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Lockheed Martin Halts Boy Scouts Donations Over Gay Ban

Defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, based in Bethesda, is halting its donations to the Boy Scouts of America over the organization’s ban on gays serving as adult leaders.

12/19/2013

(From left) Willie Robertson, Phil Robertson and Si Robertson of "Duck Dynasty". (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Patriarch Off ‘Duck Dynasty’ After Gay Comments

The A&E channel says “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson is off the show indefinitely after condemning gays as sinners in a magazine interview.

12/18/2013

(credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Billions Of Insects Have Accidental Gay Sex

A new study finds that billions of insects are accidentally having gay sex.

10/24/2013

Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by "small-minded rules" about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception. (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Criticizes Church Emphasis On Abortion, Gays

Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.

09/19/2013

Pope Francis salutes the crowd as he arrives for his general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on September 18, 2013. (Photo by AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI)

Pope Francis: ‘It Is Not Possible to Interfere Spiritually’ in Lives of Gay People

During a lengthy interview with America magazine, Pope Francis made several comments about homosexuality, following the headline-grabbing statements he made on the subject earlier this year.

09/19/2013

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