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  • 'Ark of Freedom' Counters Sex Trafficking

    The public face of sex trafficking is often a woman or a girl, but one group aims to let the public know that men and boys are also victims.

  • ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and the LGBT Community

    Nobody seems to know quite how or why “The Wizard of Oz” became such an enduring part of LGBT community and culture.

  • 120-Plus Groups Sign Letter Against Hate

    Over 120 LGBT Latinx groups and allies have signed a statement of solidarity against violence directed at marginalized groups. 

  • 44 Out LGBT Athletes to Compete in Rio Olympics

    Four years ago, 23 out-and-proud athletes competed in the London Olympics. This time around, there are nearly double.

  • A Day in LGBT South Florida

    On November 19, 2016 SFGN assigned its photographers to capture one day in the life of South Florida’s LGBT community. We also asked our readers to submit their own photos. Too often in the news we read about the famous, the politicians, or the celebrities. Rarely do we hear about the people that actually make up the LGBT community — from the bartenders, waiters and hairdressers to the retirees and drag queens. That’s why this issue celebrates the lives of the everyday LGBT person. These photos are a reminder that the LGBT community is numerous and diverse. We like to relax at the beach, walk our dogs, raise funds for charities, bike ride, shop, work, eat and play. These photos show the normality of being LGBT.  We are the same. All of us. We do the same thing. We live and enjoy the same lives as our straight counterparts. We all have more in common than we do apart. We are a part of each other.

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  • A Look Back at the Biggest LGBT-Related Political Stories of 2016

    2016 will go down in the LGBT history books as a year of sobering pushback against the many gains won in the years prior. In the space of 12 months, the community has gone from having the most pro-LGBT president in history to bracing for a new president who has, so far, nominated a line of cabinet secretaries who are mostly hostile to equal rights for LGBT people. It has seen the largest mass shooting in U.S. history target an LGBT nightclub and an unprecedented number of anti-LGBT bills in state legislatures.

  • A Rare Court Ruling Extends Protection to LGBT Workers

    (CNN) In a case with far-reaching implications, a federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that the Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination.The full panel of 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals heard the case, holding that plaintiff Kimberly Hively's 2014 lawsuit against Ivy Tech Community College could proceed. Hively argued that the school violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it denied the adjunct instructor full-time employment based on her sexual orientation.

  • A Wider Bridge Allows LGBT Jews To Keep Faith

    When Daniel Jonas was 15 and struggling with his sexuality he turned to God.

  • All You Need to Know on Gay- and Trans- Led ‘Sense8’ Season Two

    Hungry for more gay and transgender protagonists in your television show roster? Don’t fret, because more and more information is surfacing for the second season of Netflix original Series “Sense8.”

  • Anti-LGBT Lawmaker Tried To Shut Down Russian LGBT Film Festival

    Vitaly Milonov is known for Russia’s ban on “gay propaganda.” The latest event he deemed as a violation of the law was the opening night of Russia’s only LGBT film festival, called Side By Side.

  • AP Analysis: LGBT Group Faces Political Hurdles in Mississippi

    JACKSON, Mississippi -- A national civil rights group called Human Rights Campaign faces significant challenges as it tries to make Mississippi’s legal climate more open for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.

  • Atlantic City Courting Gay Tourism Market

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City is planning a series of events to attract gay tourists, who are becoming an increasingly important part of the resort's growth strategy.

  • Barney Frank Speaking at Launch of LGBT Justice Fund

    (AP) Retired Democratic Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank and the Maine Justice Foundation are holding an event in Portland to launch a new fund designed to help gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people access civil legal aid.

  • Before Stonewall, There Was Cooper Donuts

    It was a torrent of doughnuts and coffee that kicked off the LGBT-rights movement.

  • Belo Cipriani: The Blind Leading the Sighted

    In his book, “Blind: A Memoir” Belo Miguel Cipriani recalls the harrowing night in 2007 when he lost his sight. He was 26 years old at the time. A group of childhood friends attacked him, seemingly for no reason. They beat him and kicked him repeatedly and mercilessly. One of those kicks destroyed his eyes.

  • Best Queer Films of 2013

    This year, 2013, was a queer year for film. Interestingly, and perhaps significantly, the most memorable films and performances did not feature gay men, as is usually the case. This year, queer-themed films showcased a heartbreaking turn by Jared Leto as a transsexual with HIV in “Dallas Buyers Club;” Lindsay Lohan engaging in some naughty bisexual misbehavior in “The Canyons;” and in the year’s most incredible film—the three-hour French lesbian romance, “Blue Is the Warmest Color” — a spectacular performance by Adéle Exarchopoulos as a young adult coming of age and to terms with her sexual identity.

  • Biden Foundation Sets Up Advisory Councils for Women, LGBT Rights

    (WB) Former Vice President Joseph Biden, among the potential Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election, announced on Monday the creation of two new advisory councils for his foundation: One to advance LGBT rights, the other to end violence against women.

  • Big Weekend for LGBT Theater in South Florida

    Local theatergoers will have their pick of both new works and an overdue revival opening this weekend.

  • Bill Would Prevent LGBT Discrimination at Religious Schools

    (AP) The conflict between religious freedom and gay rights has a new battleground -- California's religious colleges and universities.

  • Bisexual Republican Politician Switches Parties To Stand With LGBT Community

    Meagan Simonaire came out as bisexual when Maryland was debating whether or not to outlaw gay conversion therapy, and her father was one of the main proponents.