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  • lgbtq Feb 11

    Dwyane Wade Recalls the ‘Proud’ Moment His 12-Year-Old Came Out As Transgender

    During a Tuesday appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the retired NBA superstar opened up about his daughter Zaya’s decision to come out as transgender.

  • D.C. Feb 7

    Capital Pride Reveals Theme for 2020 Celebrations

    Capital Pride has revealed the 2020 theme for its extended, city-wide celebration coming up in spring: #StillWe. #StillWe is intended to evoke a sense of resilience, resistance and unity while acknowledging progress still needs to be made to achieve LGBTQ+ equality, organizers say. “With the adversity facing so many members of the LGBTQ+ community in mind, we will come together…

  • lgbtq Jan 16

    Vote Keeps 2 LGBTQ Books in District’s Elementary Schools

    Officials in a northern Virginia school district are pushing back against a campaign by conservative parents to withdraw books with LGBTQ characters from elementary schools. The Washington Post reports that a subcommittee of the Loudoun school board voted Wednesday to prevent the removal of two books. They are “Prince & Knight” and “Heather Has Two Mommies.” The subcommittee’s decision...

  • sports Jan 10

    History-Making Transgender Athlete Talks to Kids About His Journey

    Accomplished swimmer Schuyler Bailar made history by becoming the first openly transgender man to compete on a NCAA Division I team.  After graduating from Harvard University in the spring, Bailar is dedicating himself to speaking about gender inclusion in sports and his own journey. He spoke at the McLean School in Potomac, Maryland, on Thursday.  Bailar said he struggled...

  • lgbtq Jan 10

    First Transgender Athlete on an NCAA Division I Team Shares Journey

    Schuyler Bailar, who made history as the first transgender athlete on an NCAA Division I team, returned to the D.C. area Thursday. News4’s Jackie Bensen was there as he spoke to a roomful of students, parents and others at the McLean School in Potomac, telling the extraordinary and inspiring story of his life.

  • United Methodist Church Jan 3

    United Methodist Church Looks to Split over LGBTQ Issues

    The United Methodist Church has proposed splitting into separate entities in order to resolve long-standing disagreements over the issues of same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay clergy, according to a statement shared Friday by the United Methodist Council of Bishops. The proposal, titled Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace through Separation, notes that the church failed to reconcile its schism in prior...

  • Celebrity Relationships Jan 1

    Stacy London Confirms Her ‘First Serious Relationship With a Woman’ in Heartfelt Tribute

    New year, new love....

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    On Tuesday, Stacy London addressed some rumors about her relationship status that have been floating around the internet. The...stylist and author...who came to fame on the show What Not to Wear, is proudly owning her sexuality and opening up about her first real relationship with another woman....

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    Stacy confirmed she’s been dating Cat Yezbak...

  • lgbtq Dec 20, 2019

    Dwyane Wade Recounts Watching Child Zion Become ‘Who She Now Eventually Has Come Into’

    Dwyane Wade is proudly opening up about supporting his 12-year-old child, Zion Malachi Airamis.

  • hallmark channel Dec 16, 2019

    Hallmark to Reinstate Same-Sex Marriage Commercial It Pulled

    The Hallmark Channel, reversing what it called a “wrong decision,” said Sunday it will reinstate same-sex marriage commercials that it had pulled following a complaint from a conservative group. The earlier decision by Crown Media, Hallmark’s parent company, to pull several ads for the wedding planning site Zola featuring two brides kissing at the altar had caused a storm...

  • hallmark channel Dec 14, 2019

    Under Pressure, Hallmark Pulls Gay-Themed Wedding Ads

    Under pressure from a conservative advocacy group, The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar. The family-friendly network, which is in the midst of its heavily watched holiday programming, removed the ads because the controversy was a distraction, a spokesperson said in an interview Saturday. “The debate surrounding these commercials on...

  • dictionary Dec 10, 2019

    Merriam-Webster Declares ‘They’ Its 2019 Word of the Year

    Merriam-Webster has named the pronoun “they” its 2019 word of the year. The word and its emergence as a nonbinary alternative to “he” and “she” experienced a 313 percent increase in look-ups on Merriam-Webster.com. Editor at large Peter Sokolowski says he was surprised by the data but the word has been the subject of a lot of talk this year.

  • NBC Nov 25, 2019

    ‘Drag News’: Here’s How to Watch NBCLX Queens Read the News

    The news can be a drag, but it doesn’t have to be. “Drag News” is an episodic series of news reports where drag queens read and discuss the news unprompted off a teleprompter. Watch NBCLX’s queens read outrageous news stories every Monday at 3 p.m. EDT on NBCLX’s YouTube and Facebook channels.

  • Eric Hinton Nov 18, 2019

    Chick-fil-A to Stop Funding Controversial Groups After LGBTQ Protests

    Chick-fil-A announced it will take a different approach to its charitable giving in 2020 following years of protests from LGBTQ groups that have taken issue with the Atlanta-based food chain’s donations to organizations that do not support gay rights. “Staying true to its mission of nourishing the potential in every child, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will deepen its giving to a...

  • New York City Oct 14, 2019

    In Or Out? Court Case on Job Bias Casts Pall on LGBT Fests

    National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law. But the mere fact that words like “transgender” are being uttered before the nation’s highest court gives some supporters of...

  • NBC NEWS Sep 18, 2019

    ’Bachelor’ Franchise Gets First Same-Sex Proposal

    With another cohort of attractive people against the backdrop of a picturesque destination, this season of “Bachelor in Paradise” may have started out like any other, but it ended with a history-making proposal. Demi Burnett and Kristian Haggerty got engaged on the reality dating show’s season six finale, which aired Tuesday night. The two women were the first same-sex couple...

  • NBC Sep 4, 2019

    Kristen Stewart Claims She was Advised to Hide Her Sexuality

    Actress Kristen Stewart, who skyrocketed to fame over a decade ago with a starring role in the blockbuster “Twilight” franchise, said she had been advised to stay in the proverbial closet to “preserve” her career. “I have fully been told, ‘If you just like do yourself a favor, and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might...

  • Mexico Jun 29, 2019

    Tens of Thousands Join Gay Pride Parades Around the World

    Tens of thousands of people turned out for gay pride celebrations around the world on Saturday, including a boisterous party in Mexico and the first pride march in North Macedonia’s capital. Rainbow flags and umbrellas swayed and music pounded as the march along Mexico City’s Paseo de la Reforma avenue got underway, with couples, families and activists seeking to raise...

  • Donald Trump Jun 17, 2019

    50 Years After Stonewall, LGBT Rights Are a Work in Progress

    They didn’t set out to change history; they weren’t the first LGBT Americans to mobilize against bias. Yet the June 1969 uprising by young gays, lesbians and transgender people in New York City, clashing with police near a bar called the Stonewall Inn, was a vital catalyst in expanding LGBT activism nationwide and abroad. This month’s anniversary provides an opportune...

  • NBC Jun 11, 2019

    David Johns on his Mission to End LGBTQ Bias and Stigma

    David Johns sits down with Nessa to talk about his mission to end LGBTQ bias and stigma. He says the first step is to have conversations, and the second step is to be an accomplice to the LGBTQ community, not an ally. Johns also emphasizes the importance of preventing HIV through medications, like PrEP and PEP.

  • Jun 8, 2019

    DC’s 2019 Pride Parade in Full Color

    DC’s LGBTQ+ community came out in full color Saturday for the 2019 Capital Pride Parade. Starting in Dupont Circle, the parade wound its way through 1.5 miles of bubbles, glitter, rainbow flags and beaded necklaces. NBC4 and Telemundo 44 also joined the parade to emphasize that #PrideisUniversal.

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