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Guest Post: Award-Winning African Artist Shishani Defies Gay Stereotypes and Makes History

Being LGBT is still illegal in many African countries. Nimibian artist Shishani discusses the importance of being an out lesbian musician and her new single "Minority" which calls for LGBT equality. Read More

What to Watch Tuesday 2/5: 'Smash' Season Premiere!

Tonight catch the season premiere of Smash! Plus the Emily Owens, M.D. series finale and all new episodes of Pretty Little Liars and White Collar.Read More

U.S. Senators to Boy Scouts: "adopt inclusive membership and leadership policies"

Sens. Sherrod Brown and Jeff Merkley, both of whom are Eagle Scouts, sent a letter to the Boy Scouts of America urging the organization to "to adopt inclusive membership and leadership policies that will allow for all Americans to participate in the Boy Scouts."

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Jadin Bell, Gay Oregon Teen, Died on Sunday In Hospital

A Le Grande, Oregon teenager died on Sunday at a Portland hospital after being taken off life support following an apparent suicide attempt.

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February 4, 2013

Boy Scouts Receive 1.4 Million Signatures Urging End to Discrimination

After initially being rebuffed by security, ousted Boy Scout mom Jennifer Tyrrell, gay Eagle Scout Will Oliver, gay former Scoutmaster Greg Bourke, and Eric Andresen, father of a gay Scout denied his Eagle Award, were able to deliver the more than 1.4 million signatures gathered on behalf of ending the Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and leaders.Read More

PHOTOS: Gay scouts and leaders deliver 1.4 million signatures calling for an end to the Boy Scouts' anti-gay policy

On Monday, gay Boy Scouts and leaders delivered 1.4 million signatures to the headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America urging the organization to end its anti-gay policy.Read More