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Lambda Legal responds to discriminatory Texas foster care bill

House Bill 3859 (HB 3859) passed the Texas House of Representatives today. HB 3859 allows the state foster care system to invoke the religious beliefs of the state’s child placement agencies, including those funded by federal government, when placing children in foster or adoptive care.

Russian teen thrown from rooftop because 'the boy was gay'

Mass murder of homosexuals is an effort for the country to exterminate gay people entirely, survivor claims.

In a recent article for Russian magazine Snob, several gay survivors of torment and persecution from that country describe their ordeals. One tragic story parlays how a teenager was thrown by his uncle from a ninth-floor balcony to his death.

Couple can move forward with lawsuit against Kim Davis

Couple who was refused a marriage license two years ago can sue Davis for punitive damages court rues.

The two gentleman who approached the counter asking for, but were denied, a marriage license in Kentucky in 2015 are continuing their lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that their case which was dismissed last year can indeed continue against Davis.

Trump signs Religious Freedom executive order

President Trump promises to restore religious freedom with executive order he signed at the White House Rose Garden.

In what could be a major setback for the LGBT community, President Trump is at the White House this morning where the theme is spirituality on this 66th annual National Day of Prayer.

The president issued an executive order to make good on promises he made to conservatives on the campaign trail.

Use caution when opening Google Docs in email today

Phishing scam infiltrates your email asking you to open a Google doc.

There is a massive malware virus going around today that camouflages itself as a Google doc sent from a friend and lays in wait until you open it. Delete it. If you open the email it appears to be fine, it's when you actually open the document that it goes to work.

Not much is known about what it is doing at this time, but you can be sure it's not good. 

Eight arrested in Indonesian "Gay Party"

Eight men were arrested in Indonesia for allegedly having a "Gay Party."

According to Pink News eight men have been arrested for allegedly having a “gay party” in Surabaya, Indonesia.

If convicted, the two organizers could face up to 15 years behind bars.

Questionable cross in NYC gets a Pride makeover

Neighbors in this NYC block came out with paintbrushes and pride.

One can only speculate as to whom keeps chaining a large wooden cross to different areas around New York’s Gay Street, a primarily LGBT community.

But whatever its message, it just got a little more colorful thanks to the neighborhood who rallied together to give a big surprise to the person or people who put it there. It first appeared on Good Friday. 

Trans student gets crowned prom king at Indianapolis high school

Alan Belmont, 17, is crowned prom king at Indianapolis high school.

An Indianapolis high school crowned their first transgender prom king over the weekend and though there was backlash from some in the student body, he managed to take the prize with the support of the school.