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New Yorkers can catch a special "Salute to LGBT Artists" event Thursday, September 4 at Film Forum including a screening of documentary "Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People" and Q&A with Lola Flash and Ocean Morisset.

According to 'The Hollywood Reporter,' season 2 of MTV's 'Faking It' will see the addition of a new recurring lesbian character named Reagan to the show's cast. What's more, actress, producer and trans advocate Laverne Cox will also join Hester High in a guest starring role.

Update: Mount Holyoke College has added a post to its website regarding the admission of transgender students.

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Last year, Javed Jaghai brought a lawsuit challenging Jamaica's laws on same-sex relationships, arguing that the laws fuel anti-LGBT violence and violate human rights. Jaghai has now withdrawn his lawsuit, citing a violent backlash.

A new bill that would ban people from using the "trans panic" or "gay panic" defenses in court passed California's State Assembly, and is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

Tonight catch all new episodes of Sisterhood of Hip Hop and Face Off.

Tonight catch all new episodes of America's Next Top Model, Under the Dome and Teen Wolf.