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Bruce Jenner tells the world the truth

Today a gold medal-winning athlete has opened the door for many other people coming to terms with their identities. Bruce Jenner, 65, in his interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer said, “For all intents and purposes, I’m a woman.”

Judge says 'Sweet Cakes' bakery should pay $135k

PORTALND, Oregon - On Friday, an administrative law judge proposed that the owners of an Oregon bakery pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple refused service more than two years ago.

The judge, Alan McCullough, ruled in January that Sweet Cakes by Melissa discriminated against Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer by refusing to bake them a wedding cake.

The bakers cited their religious beliefs. The case is one that has been referenced in the national debate over religious freedom and discrimination against the LGBT community.

'Straight Pride' posters appear on Ohio's Youngstown State University campus

Students at an Ohio university say they were "blindsided" earlier this week after homophobic messages appeared around campus.

Signs advocating for a week of "straight pride" appeared on Ohio's Youngstown State University campus earlier this week. The anonymously posted messages called for students to kick off finals week "by not annoying the shit out of everyone about your sexual orientation," and not "telling everyone how 'different' you are."

Loretta Lynch is confirmed by U.S. Senate as attorney general

After months of political roadblocks, and Republican opposition, today Loretta Lynch was confirmed as attorney general.

Human Rights Campaign Chad Griffin expressed his enthusiasm in the following statement:

“Based on her strong record on civil and human rights as a U.S. Attorney, there is no doubt that Loretta Lynch will continue the administration’s unprecedented commitment to LGBT equality and justice for all Americans. We congratulate her on her historic confirmation and look forward to working closely with her to ensure the LGBT community is treated equally under the law.”

ACLU releases supercut of pop culture's journey towards marriage equality ​

Forty-five years ago, the ACLU filed the first freedom-to-marry lawsuit in the United States. Today, we're on the brink of the Supreme Court ruling on whether or not the right to same-sex marriage is constitutionally protected nationwide.

Turn your Facebook profile picture red in support of April 28.

In just one week the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will hear arguments for the Obergefell v. Hodges case. In an effort to show community support, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has asked that you turn your social media profile picture red.

The HRC says that their goal is to get 500,000 people to change their Facebook profile pictures in the next few days, “This overwhelming show of support will mean so much to Jim Obergefell and all the plaintiffs at the Supreme Court on oral argument day, April 28.”

Florida Senate says "not today"

The Florida Senate refused to vote on a bill yesterday that would allow privately funded adoption agencies to discriminate against the LGBTQ community for religious or moral reasons.

Those that opposed the bill questioned its constitutional validity, temporarily postponing any further action. The decision means the proposal will most likely not come up again this legislative session.

Students at Pennsylvania's McGuffey High School organize 'Anti-Gay Day' and allegedly target LGBT classmates

Judge rules Houston nondiscrimination ordinance will stand

After months of contention, a petition seeking to repeal a Houston-wide nondiscrimination referendum has been ruled invalid by both a judge and a jury.

Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage struck down again, but decision put on hold

A Franklin Circuit Court judge on Thursday struck down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage, although he immediately put his decision on hold because the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on that ban in less than two weeks.

Judge Thomas Wingate ruled for two Lexington couples who were denied marriage licenses by the Fayette County Clerk in 2013 because Kentucky's Constitution was amended by voters in 2004 to define marriage as exclusively between one man and one woman.