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These are the 10 most challenged books of 2023

Book-banning efforts have been aimed primarily at books with LGBTQ+ content and those by or about people of color. Here are the top 10 books that were targeted.

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Which Country in the World Affirms Marriage Equality the Most?

Nigeria was lowest in among countries surveyed by the Pew Research Center, while the U.S. came in around the middle. But what country supported it the most?

Chicago Bakery Told Not to Hold Events After Anti-LGBTQ Attack

The UpRising Bakery and Café was vandalized over a planned drag brunch, and now local officials say it's not properly zoned for that or any other events.

Gay Dads and Kids Harassed, Called Pedophiles on Amtrak

The passenger told the men's son, "They stole you and they’re pedophiles."

A Gay Movie Lover’s Guide to Hollywood

Advice just in time for LA’s TCM Classic Film Festival

Indian Gay Couple's Marriage Vows Come With Call for Recognition

Abhay Dange and Supriya Chakraborty have shared pictures of the ceremony online and say they “hope to live in a world with no closets.” Their country does not legally recognize their marriage.

Chile's Congress Approves Marriage Equality

President Sebastian Piñera, who has moved from opposition to support of marriage equality, is expected to sign the bill into law.

Marriage Equality Rejected by Thailand's Constitutional Court

The ruling has outraged activists in the popular LGBTQ+ tourism destination, but the court did say that legislators should take action to guarantee equal rights.


UPDATE: Gunmen Open Fire at Cancun Resort Popular With LGBTQ+ Guests

A group organized by the LGBTQ+ travel company Vacaya sheltered in place with others during the shootout, which was apparently between rival drug gangs.

Genius of Black Gay Dancer Bill T. Jones Shines in New Documentary

Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters document's the amazing choreographer who created a stunning dance reflecting the loss of AIDS crisis. 

Philadelphia Pride Group Disbands, Cancels Event Amid Controversy

Philly Pride Presents had been criticized for a transphobic Facebook post that cast police as victims in the Stonewall riots.

Jenni Olson 'Thrilled' to Be Honored at Berlin Film Festival

The lesbian filmmaker received a Special Teddy Award for long-term achievement in queer film.

Broadway Reopening Earns New York Governor's Approval

Broadway theaters and other venues will be allowed to reopen in weeks, but it's not likely shows will be ready by to go on by then.

Take a Peek at Seattle's Expansive, Years-in-the-Making AIDS Memorial

Four pieces of artwork are spread throughout the city's LGBTQ+ neighborhood.

Hotel Ad Uses Noah's Ark Story to Welcome All Types of Couples

While so many use the Bible to condemn LGBT people, this commercial offers an affirming approach.

Tennessee GSA Supporters Rally While Hate-Group Leader Calls It 'Vile'

Tennessee GSA Supporters Rally While Hate-Group Leader Calls It 'Vile'

Franklin County High School's Gay-Straight Alliance has attracted the attention of a hate-group leader who condemns it as "sexual weirdness."

Vatican to Replace Diplomat Who Set Up Kim Davis Meeting

Kim Davis Kills Career of Vatican Ambassador

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who has been controversial as the Vatican's ambassador to the U.S., is on his way out, sources say.

Federal Judge: No Marriage Equality in Puerto Rico

Federal Judge: No Marriage Equality in Puerto Rico

The stunning ruling says the U.S. Supreme Court's decision does not apply in the territory.

Caitlyn Jenner, Parents of Trans Kids Urge South Dakota Gov. to Veto 'Bathroom Bill'

Caitlyn Jenner, Parents Urge Veto of S.D. 'Bathroom Bill'

Wayne Maines joins Caitlyn Jenner and others in urging the governor to veto the anti-trans legislation.

North Carolina Lawmakers Target Restroom Provision in Charlotte Ordinance

North Carolina Lawmakers Target Restroom Provision in Charlotte Ordinance

They object to allowing transgender people to use the restrooms matching their gender identity—their true gender.