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Actors Chasen Schneider and Jordan Salloum discuss 'Hate Crime' Special

Two rising stars of American cinema, who also happen to be good friends, talk to Digital Journal about their upcoming movie.

Conversing with actor, comedian, writer and novelist Justin Sayre Special

The Pennsylvania-born star never has a problem when it comes to keeping busy. If he's not writing for popular sitcom, '2 Broke Girls,' he's publishing novels or making acute observations about society and its many quirks on his variety show 'The Meeting.'

Hong Kong LGBT protesters say city lags behind in gay rights

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's streets were a sea of rainbow flags on Saturday as protesters marched in the city's annual gay pride parade to call for equality and same-sex marriage.

Largest U.S. Jewish sect embraces transgender inclusion

Orlando - The Union for Reform Judaism, the largest Jewish denomination in the United States, approved a groundbreaking pro-transgender resolution on Thursday, vaulting the sect into the lead among Abrahamic faiths in embracing transgender people and their rights.

Taiwan crowds march in Asia's biggest gay pride parade

Taipei - Tens of thousands marched in Taiwan's capital Saturday in Asia's biggest gay pride parade, with many hoping presidential elections next year bring to power a pro-gay government that will legalise same-sex marriage.

Prominent Argentine transgender woman murdered

Buenos Aires - A prominent leader for the struggle of Argentina's transgender community has been found murdered in her home, triggering demands for justice -- including from the president.

'Creepy' Windows 10 may inform parents of LGBT kids seeking help

As the Internet takes fire at Microsoft for its various data collection policies in Windows 10, a recent report highlighted another issue that could affect LGBT teens. The OS could inform parents of child visits to gay help sites, flagging them as porn.

Op-Ed: Metal Gear Solid and the progression of LGBT in pop-culture

When it comes to the depiction of LGBT in video games, Metal Gear Solid has been the leader. The series has featured a variety of characters that have broken the stereotype to drive one of gaming's most memorable stories.

Anti-gay bill clears key vote in Kyrgyzstan parliament

Bichkek - Lawmakers in ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a law activists say discriminates against homosexuals, in the crucial second of three mandatory readings of the bill.

Anti-gay law prompts Angie's List to halt $40 million expansion

Indianapolis - Citing a controversial law recently signed into legislation, Angie's List announced on Saturday that it has suspended the planned expansion of its Indianapolis headquarters.

Nikki and Nora (N&N Files) is back and ready for a Season Two Special

Nikki and Nora actresses Liz Vassey, Christina Cox and Writer/Director Nancylee Myatt are back and crowdfunding for Season Two.

Writer/Director Emily Schooley talks about her new film, Reset Special

An interview with Writer/Director Emily Schooley on her latest project Reset. Reset follows the lives of three women, and how they each approach difficult choices in their lives.

'A Reason' — indie sleeper film of the year Special

A Reason is an independent film written and directed by Dominique Schilling and produced by Caroline Risberg (Risberg Schilling Productions).

Op-Ed: Holiday happenings in Toronto

Toronto - The holiday season is a time to reflect upon another year soon to be behind us, spend time with family and friends, and also a great time of year to bundle up and enjoy all that the city of Toronto has to offer.

Apple CEO comes out in a Bloomberg Businessweek editorial

On the morning of October 30, Bloomberg Businessweek published an Opening Remarks piece titled, "Tim Cook Speaks Up." The essay is written by Tim Cook, and provides readers with a stunning and extremely honest look at the life of Apple's CEO.

Op-Ed: A confederacy of homophobes

Washington - With federal courts knocking down same-sex marriage bans in Arizona and Alaska, the practice is now legal in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Appeals of the ban are pending in all 12 states still prohibiting it.

Arizona same-sex marriage legal, couples can marry immediately

Phoenix - The Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled the law that prohibits same-sex marriages was unconstitutional. Same-sex couples in Arizona can legally marry effective immediately.

Vatican backs away from 'welcoming homosexuals' stance

Rome - Despite Pope Francis saying homosexuals have "gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community" and a push by LGBT rights groups for a more accepting Catholic Church, the Vatican has backed away from its "Welcoming Homosexual Persons" stance.

World OutGames Miami launches crowdfunding effort

Miami Beach - The WorldOut Games has announced they are launching a crowdfunding effort to aid participants who are in need of assistance to attend the event in Miami, Fla., in 2017.

Supreme Court denies cert in same-sex marriage cases

Today the U.S. Supreme Court denied cert in same-sex marriage cases, refusing a final ruling on the issue, but allowing same-sex couples to get married in 5 more states with more to join soon. Same-sex marriage will now be legal in the majority of states.

Facebook and LGBT community meet over 'real names policy'

Facebook met with city officials and activists in San Francisco following the criticism it has received over its name policy.

German LGBT activist severely beaten in Belgrade

Belgrade - A German man who participated at a conference on LGBT rights was in intensive care Saturday after he was severely beaten by unknown attackers in Belgrade, a doctor said.

Homosexuality still listed as 'chronic problem' alleges lawsuit

Los Angeles - Matthew Moore is suing his doctor and his medical network after they allegedly ignored his complaint about notations in his medical records indicating that he was suffering from homosexual behavior.

'GayStation' sold to raise money for charity

A Swedish retailer has sold a custom designed PlayStation 4 that has been dubbed "GayStation" with all the proceeds being donated to an LGBT charity.

Colorado same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

Denver - Three Colorado counties are now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

Thousands celebrate diversity in London LGBT Pride parade Special

London - Thousands of people gathered today in London's Baker Street to kick-off the 2014 LGBT London Pride celebrations, despite the less than ideal weather. Rain or shine, the show must go on.

‘Queen of Eurovision’ to open Stockholm Pride 2014

Conchita Wurst, the winner of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, is to open the 16th annual Stockholm Pride festival in Sweden next month.

Conchita Wurst to perform at The George as part of Dublin Pride

Austrian drag queen and Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst is in Dublin this evening, performing as part of the city’s ongoing month-long gay pride celebrations.

Conchita Wurst to headline London Gay Pride 2014

Conchita Wurst, the Austrian drag queen who came to international prominence after winning this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has been announced as the headline act for the 2014 London Gay Pride.

Texas Gov. Perry visits SF, compares homosexuality to alcoholism Special

San Francisco - Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited San Francisco on Wednesday and stunned an audience in the famously tolerant city by comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.
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Deaf Rainbow Philippines (DRP) comes full force to the 29 Steps for LGBT Human Rights Festival. DRP is the first national organization of deaf LGBT people in the Philippines.
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Bemz Benedito of Ladlad Party List reports on her achievements during her term as chairwoman.
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Members of the Queer Pagan Network Philippines prepare for a ritual that will pay tribute to LGBT people who were killed because of bias or hate.
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Rallyists dress up the UP Oblation with LGBT symbolisms to show their fight for equal rights
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London Gay Pride main stage, Trafalgar Square (2008)
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Singers of Zone One Tondo Organization (ZOTO) performing a song about LGBT love