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Mark Zuckerberg addresses the "real name" Facebook problem

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in favor of marriage equality. Landmarks everywhere turned their facades to rainbow-colored support beacons.

Retailers such as AMC cinemas and Skittles celebrated the SCOTUS decision by creating ads that told the world they agree.

The biggest social media enterprise in the world, Facebook, let members easily turn their avatars into 5 shades of pride.

Turkish Pride canceled using Water Cannons, Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, and Police.

As we celebrate a huge marriage equality victory in this nation, others are still fighting the fight just to assemble.

There is not much to report as of now, except for the disbursement of Pride goers. Let's pay attention these next few days to see what Istanbul will say about the event if anything.

Turkish riot police dispersed a Gay Pride event on Sunday using tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets.

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'Cisgender' has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary

The compilers of the Oxford English Dictionary might have viewed it as just another word, but for people who have spent their lives fighting for the equal treatment of transgender people, it represents much more than that.

The term “cisgender” has entered the pages of the historic dictionary for the first time, meaning that the vast majority of people who identify with the gender on their birth certificate now have an official “definition” – not just those who do not.

Boyfriend does a "Mrs. Doubtfire" tactic to take exam for stressed out girlfriend

One student in South Kazakhstan dressed up like his girlfriend to take her end-of-the year test, reports Jezebel .

Ayan Zhademov felt his girlfriend’s pain as she stressed about doing a very important exam which needed to be completed within three hours.

Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of referendum say

Gay couples hugged and kissed each other amid scenes of jubilation at counting centers and at the official results center in Dublin Castle, whose cobblestoned central square was opened so thousands of revelers could sit in the sunshine and watch the results live on big-screen televisions.

Ireland's gay marriage vote: 5 things to know

DUBLIN - Ireland is about to hold a referendum on whether same-sex marriage should be legal — and the traditionally Catholic stronghold could buck the Church.

Irish voters are being asked whether to approve a constitutional change that extends marriage rights to same-sex couples. Here are five things you need to know:

1. It's a public vote. Eighteen countries, mostly in Europe, permit gay marriages but all approved same-sex marriage through legislation or the courts. Ireland would be the first to do so in a national referendum.

Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel marries same sex partner

LUXEMBOURG, May 15 (Reuters) - Luxembourg's prime minister married his civil partner on Friday, becoming the first serving leader in the European Union to wed someone of the same sex.

Xavier Bettel, 42, and Belgian architect Gauthier Destenay were among the first men to marry under a new law, which came into force in the Grand Duchy in January and made it the latest on nearly a dozen EU states to allow gay marriage.

Crosswalk signals depict same-sex couples in Vienna, Freedom Party not happy

The crosswalk lights in Vienna have a special look this month according to The Guardian (via The Associated Press). Instead of the usual linear images of figures telling you it is safe to cross or not, the new signals depict two men and two women, complete with hearts giving you the okay.

This woman is suing all gay people on Earth on God's behalf

NEBRASKA - Identifying herself as an ambassador for God and Jesus Christ, a Nebraska woman has filed a federal lawsuit against all homosexual people on the planet for breaking “religious and moral laws.”

Sylvia Ann Driskell of Auburn argues in a seven-page, handwritten petition delivered to the U.S. District Court of Omaha that “homosexuality is a sin and that the homosexuals know it is a sin to live a life of homosexuality,” according to the Lincoln Journal Star. “Why else would they have been hiding in the closet(?)”

LGBT identities and relationships have roots in early human civilization

In only 13 days thousands of advocates and LGBT allies form around the world will celebrate the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in an attempt to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBT people internationally.

As part of GLAAD's Global Voices program, which works to accelerate LGBT acceptance across the globe, GLAAD will participate and celebrate IDAHOT together with thousands of diverse groups and individuals.