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An Missouri appeals court overturns the conviction of an HIV positive man, accused of not disclosing his status and infecting his partner. The judges chastised the prosecutor for delaying disclosure of key evidence to the defense.

Georgia doesn’t have a hate-crime law, but the FBI launched a hate-crime investigation in March.

A federal judge blocks Obama's transgender school bathroom rule. The plaintiffs accused the president of an overreach.

Gracing the cover of OUT magazine's OUT 100 issue as "Ally of the Year" comes as no surprise -- Obama is likely to go down in history as one of the most progressive presidents, if not the only one who has fought so tirelessly for LGBTQ rights.

It’s rather hilarious that a bigot precedes some deeply prejudice comments he made at a holiday party with, ”We cannot win without the independents and the…

Would President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign benefit from him supporting gay marriage, TheRoot asks. SEE ALSO: Top Ten Myths About 2012 Obama is arguably the most gay friendly president in U.S. history. His repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and passage of a federal law that further extends protections of LGBT people firmly solidifies his […]

MANAMA, Bahrain — Since the lifting two months ago of a longstanding U.S. ban on gays serving openly in the military, U.S. Marines across the globe have adapted smoothly and embraced the change, says their top officer, Gen. James F. Amos, who previously had argued against repealing the ban during wartime. SEE ALSO: Jennifer Lopez […]

A Christian college in Georgia is asking all employees to sign a pledge declaring their heterosexuality. Also read: New Documentary Takes Closer Look At Fatherlessness In Black America Also read: Packing Playlist: California Shorter University instituted the pledge in late October. If an employee decides not to sign the pledge, they are at risk of […]

Audience members booed  an openly gay soldier when a question he asked was posed to former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum through a video stream during Thursday’s Republican presidential debate. Stephen Hill, a soldier serving in Iraq, spoke on having to lie about who he was in order to serve in the army. Santorum approached the controversial topic, […]

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he is nominating Michael Walter Fitzgerald to serve as a judge on the federal court for the Central District of California. Fitzgerald is the fourth openly gay person to be nominated as a judicial candidate. Huffington Post: “I am honored to nominate Michael Walter Fitzgerald to the United States […]