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The controversial "gay panic" defense strategy has been used for decades, most notably in Matthew Shepard’s murder case in 1998.

The parents of a Kentucky teen who was expelled for celebrating her birthday with a rainbow shirt and cake are suing for defamation and invasion of privacy.

ICYMI: Trump celebrated National Religious Freedom Day by continuing to chip away at LGBTQ protections put in place by President Obama.

"I just wanted these men to be seen," photographer Luke Austin said.

Many of the year’s best films gain momentum at #Sundance .

In addition to Cracker and Chi, the ad will feature #RHONJ  stars Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice.

"We guess this is what the gay candidate does to the gay community!" the venue's management said.

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Breaking: @theebillyporter  has confirmed his role as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother in the upcoming Sony adaptation! 👑✨

"Nearly 13,700 trans service members are expected to lose their careers as the ban begins to take effect today, including the looming possibility of me being one of them." #TransMilitaryBan 

#ShariceDavids has become the nation's first gay, Native American person elected to U.S. Congress, winning her race for Kansas's 3rd Congressional District! #ElectionNight 

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YES! #AndreaJenkins  is one of the first openly trans women to win a seat on a city council. Congratulations! #Minneapolis  ✊🏿

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#Loveloud just raised over $1 million for LGBTQ youth.

BREAKING: #PuertoRico  has banned conversion therapy. The island follows 15 U.S. states and Washington D.C., in banning the harmful practice.

“One of the reasons I’m here tonight is because the Trump administration... is harming transgender Americans.” @angelicaross  opens the #LGBTQforum  with a rousing speech about why we continue to fight for equality.

“My trans brother and sisters, they do it every day. And they are shunned from these sorts of events. So this one is for them,” said . #Grammys 

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