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President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the University of California Irvine in Irvine, Calif., on June 14, 2014. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Heading To NYC For Gala LGBT Fundraiser For DNC

Drawing attention to his economic policies and courting a key Democratic constituency, President Barack Obama is embarking on a two-stop day trip to highlight technological developments and to raise money for the Democratic Party from a newly energized gay community.

06/17/2014

File photo of a doctor's office. (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Health Dept. Review Board Lifts Medicare Coverage Ban On Sex-Change Surgery

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services review board says transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries.

05/30/2014

Faith Kassan, left, 46, and Jennifer Ehrman, 43, feed each other chocolate during their marriage ceremony on July 1 2013 in West Hollywood, Calif. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Law Professor: ‘Judges Can Read The Tea Leaves’ On Gay Marriage

One after another and in sometimes evocative language, judges appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents are declaring it’s too late to turn back on the topic of same-sex marriage.

05/26/2014

Nearly one-third of Millennials who have left their childhood religion cited anti-gay teachings as a major factor, with 70 percent of young Americans agreeing that religious groups are alienating their generation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Poll: 70 Percent Of US Millennials Say Religious Groups ‘Alienating’ Youth

Nearly one-third of Millennials who have left their childhood religion cited anti-gay teachings as a major factor, with 70 percent of young Americans agreeing that religious groups are alienating their generation.

03/03/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a photo op at the State Department on Feb. 26, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Kerry Compares Anti-Gay Movement To Nazi Germany’s Crackdown On Jews

Troubled by an anti-gay movement in Uganda and across much of the world, the U.S. is launching a new effort to combat what Secretary of State John Kerry described Wednesday as a threat to human rights.

02/27/2014

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

Tennis legend Billie Jean King arrives for the state dinner in honor of South Korea's President Lee Myung-Bak and his wife Kim Yoon-Ok on Oct. 13, 2011 at the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Billie Jean King Not Attending Sochi Opening Ceremony

Billie Jean King will not attend Friday’s opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics in Russia because her mother is ill.

02/05/2014

Certified Enrollment Specialist, Marlene Nesmith, waits on the HealthCare. gov website that reads, ' HealthCare.gov has a lot of visitors right now!' as she waits for it to allow her entry into the Affordable Care Act website at a Miami Enrollment Assistance Center on Dec. 20, 2013 in Miami, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Log Cabin Republicans: LGBT Group’s Obamacare Video Portrays Gay Men As ‘Nothing More Than Sex-Crazed Lechers’

The Log Cabin Republicans are accusing an LGBT group of promoting gay stereotypes in a video to encourage gay men to enroll in Obamacare.

12/23/2013

Booker, the 44-year-old Democratic former mayor of Newark, N.J., came into Congress as a rare freshman senator with celebrity status. He has been dubbed a rock star mayor by Oprah Winfrey, been called a hero for pulling a neighbor out of her burning home in 2012 and hobnobbed with Matt Damon. credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Booker Goes To Washington As Both Celebrity And Senator

When the U.S. Senate passed a bill to ban job discrimination against gay and transgender people, its newest member’s first impulse was to yell with joy. Then he remembered where he was.

11/10/2013

Grace E. Guerrero, left, and Jeanette L. Williams exchange rings after being married by U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker at City Hall in the early morning hours of Oct. 21, 2013 in Newark, N.J. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Human Rights Campaign: 2013 ‘The Gayest Year In Gay History’

In Maine, a congressman running for governor came out as gay. In Hawaii, lawmakers girded for a vote to legalize same-sex marriage. And in the U.S. Senate, seven Republicans joined the Democrats in a landmark vote to ban workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

11/05/2013

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