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SCOTUS to Hear Landmark Gay Wedding Cake Case SCOTUS to Hear Landmark Gay Wedding Cake Case

The Supreme Court will hear Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, one of its most contentious cases, on Tuesday. At issue is whether or not the state of Colorado violated baker Jack Phillips’s First Amendment rights by compelling him to bake a cake for a gay wedding.

AfterEllen EIC Says Site Will Shut Down on Friday While Corporate Owner Calls It a 'False Rumor'  AfterEllen EIC Says Site Will Shut Down on Friday While Corporate Owner Calls It a 'False Rumor' 

In a post on her personal Tumblr, Trish Bendix, the Editor-in-Chief of AfterEllen.com, a site that has long been a home for queer women’s perspective on culture, announced that after 14 years, the website will close on Friday.

After Citing Orlando Shootings as a Reason to Run Again, Marco Rubio Will Speak at Anti-LGTBQ Event After Citing Orlando Shootings as a Reason to Run Again, Marco Rubio Will Speak at Anti-LGTBQ Event

Fresh off his failed attempt to win the Republican nomination for the presidency, Florida Senator Marco Rubio announced that he would not run for re-election, before finally deciding that he would. His motivation, he said, was the Orlando nightclub shooting that left 49 Floridians dead and another 53 injured.

New York Moves To Outlaw Gay 'Conversion Therapy' New York Moves To Outlaw Gay 'Conversion Therapy'

Yesterday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced a series of regulations that would essentially eliminate so-called conversion therapy, a practice that claims to change the sexual orientation of LGTBQ people. Though conversion therapy continues to be used by a handful of religious groups, the practice has been…

A Moment for Adrianna Vorderbruggen, the First Openly Gay Woman Service Member to Be Killed in Action  A Moment for Adrianna Vorderbruggen, the First Openly Gay Woman Service Member to Be Killed in Action 

Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen was one of the six troops killed in Afghanistan earlier this week. Vorderbruggen was one of the first openly gay women in active service in the military, as well as one of the first to be wed in a same-sex ceremony.

School Cancels Reading of Jazz Jennings' Book After Conservative Group Threatens to Sue  School Cancels Reading of Jazz Jennings' Book After Conservative Group Threatens to Sue 

A Wisconsin school has cancelled a scheduled reading of Jazz Jennings’ children’s book, I Am Jazz, after the Liberty Counsel, a conservative Florida-based group, threatened to sue. The book, an illustrated autobiography of sorts, tells the story of 15-year-old Jennings, reality star and trans activist, is aimed at…

Mormon Church Threatens to Excommunicate Same-Sex Couples, Excludes Their Children From Baptism Mormon Church Threatens to Excommunicate Same-Sex Couples, Excludes Their Children From Baptism

On Thursday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints added new guidelines to its church policy outlining the treatment of same-sex couples and their children. According to the Washington Post, the Mormon Church will no longer baptize children living in same-sex households and will now consider those in…

Bakery That Refused to Bake Cake For Lesbian Couple Must Pay Damages Bakery That Refused to Bake Cake For Lesbian Couple Must Pay Damages

The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Oregon bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, has been ordered to pay $135,000 in damages. According to the Associated Press, the damages were ordered by Oregon’s bureau of labor and industries for the “emotional suffering” caused by the bakeries…

Transgender Teen Commits Suicide After Being Bullied   Transgender Teen Commits Suicide After Being Bullied  

16-year-old Taylor Alesana committed suicide last week. Alesana had found popularity on YouTube where she primarily gave beauty advice and makeup tips. She had also spoken openly about the bullying she faced, both at school and online. “I’ve lost tons of friends,” Alesana said in a video she posted in November.…

Lesbian Couple "Humiliated" For Goodbye Kiss at Paris Train Station Lesbian Couple "Humiliated" For Goodbye Kiss at Paris Train Station

Paris: it's supposed to be the most romantic city in the world. A city where kissing on picturesque streets is commonplace, a city where you can just happen to run into Ethan Hawke (again), a city where the weight of lovers' amorous expressions can take down a bridge. But according to one couple, Paris isn't equally…

Transgender Teen, Jazz Jennings, Chosen for Clean and Clear Campaign Transgender Teen, Jazz Jennings, Chosen for Clean and Clear Campaign

14-year-old Jazz Jennings announced earlier this week that she will be the new face of Clean and Clear's "See The Real Me" campaign.

Harassed, Suspended For Using Bathroom Says Trans Student Harassed, Suspended For Using Bathroom Says Trans Student

A student at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina alleges that she was harassed by campus security and suspended by the Dean of Student Life for being transgender after she used the female restroom.

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