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Exiled Russian Couple Marry, Want to Bring Hope to Fellow LGBTQ+ Citizens

Exiled Russian Couple Marry, Want to Bring Hope to Fellow LGBTQ+ Citizens

Nov 25, 2022

While Russia continues to approve anti-gay legislation, a Russian gay couple are hoping their marriage, which took place outside their homeland, will bring hope to the country's LGBTQ+ population.

How Marriage Equality Gained Bipartisan Support

How Marriage Equality Gained Bipartisan Support

Nov 21, 2022

Bipartisan support for the Respect for Marriage Act marks a significant political transformation on same-sex marriage, which was once used as a contentious point separating Democrats and Republicans.

Senate Dems Get Back to Work with Vote to Protect Marriage Equality

Senate Dems Get Back to Work with Vote to Protect Marriage Equality

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 15, 2022

Sticking to their plan to pursue federal protections for same-sex and interracial families post-midterms, Senate Democrats got to work to shepherd the bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act to a vote.

British Gay Couple Rejected by 31 Churches Finally Marry

British Gay Couple Rejected by 31 Churches Finally Marry

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 14, 2022

Marriage equality has been legal in England for eight years. Even so, it took plenty of persistence, and inquiries with 31 churches, before a British gay couple could finally get married.

Watch: In Debate, SC Governor Says He Would Take Away Marriage Rights

Watch: In Debate, SC Governor Says He Would Take Away Marriage Rights

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 28, 2022

The Governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster, admitted in a debate with Democratic challenger Joe Cunningham that he would take marriage rights from same-sex couples if he had the chance.

For Writer Jessi Hempel, Coming Out is a Family Affair

For Writer Jessi Hempel, Coming Out is a Family Affair

By Steve Duffy | Oct 25, 2022

Jessi Hempel grew up in what appeared to be a picture-perfect middle class American family. But, as an adult, she learned that there was plenty hidden in the closet in her parents' and siblings' lives.

A Personal Reckoning, and the Truth Comes Out of the Closet

A Personal Reckoning, and the Truth Comes Out of the Closet

Oct 10, 2022

Hawaiian Bobby Caina Calvan writes that " Asian culture, we have been taught not to shame the family. Being gay, I thought, would have brought embarrassment and ridicule."

Gay Man Skips Sister's Wedding for Gay Club... Find Out Why

Gay Man Skips Sister's Wedding for Gay Club... Find Out Why

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 1, 2022

A gay man skipped his sister's wedding for a gay club, and the internet is showing their support. The man reportedly had a close relationship with his sister until she decided to marry a homophobe.

Gen Z, Millennials Speak Out on Reluctance to Become Parents

Gen Z, Millennials Speak Out on Reluctance to Become Parents

By Leanne Italie | Aug 31, 2022

At 24, El Johnson has made up her mind that she won't bear children, though she and her girlfriend haven't ruled out adoption.

Watch: GOP Congressman Addresses Anti-Marriage Vote He Cast Days Before Gay Son's Wedding

Watch: GOP Congressman Addresses Anti-Marriage Vote He Cast Days Before Gay Son's Wedding

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 25, 2022

Mere days before his own son married another man, Pennsylvania Rep. Glenn Thompson voted against the Respect for Marriage Act. He's finally addressed the national controversy it caused.

Inside Waltham House — Helping Trans Teens Validate Their Experience

Inside Waltham House — Helping Trans Teens Validate Their Experience

By Steve Duffy | Aug 16, 2022

Rebecca Smith is the program director of Waltham House, a residential house outside Boston designed specifically for LGBTQ+ youth. EDGE spoke to Smith about the facilities and its outreach programs.

Watch: Gay Flamingos in UK Zoo Adopt Abandoned Chick as their Own

Watch: Gay Flamingos in UK Zoo Adopt Abandoned Chick as their Own

Aug 10, 2022

A same-sex flamingo couple in the UK's ZSL Whipsnade Zoo adopted an egg that was abandoned by a mixed-gender pair of birds, and now that the chick has hatched they are proving to be "exemplary" parents.

Disowned by His Dad for Being Gay, Aussie Man Finds Him on Grindr

Disowned by His Dad for Being Gay, Aussie Man Finds Him on Grindr

Aug 6, 2022

After being "disowned" by his dad for being gay, the last place an Aussie man expected to find him is Grindr.

Even Some GOP Lawmakers Now Support Marriage Equality — How Did the Shift Happen?

Even Some GOP Lawmakers Now Support Marriage Equality — How Did the Shift Happen?

Aug 3, 2022

Congress is considering making same-sex marriage federal law — with bipartisan support. A political scientist explains how this issue became less polarized over time.

Republican AGs Sue US Agency over LGBTQ+ School Guidance

Republican AGs Sue US Agency over LGBTQ+ School Guidance

By Kimberlee Kruesi | Jul 27, 2022

More than 20 Republican attorneys general filed a lawsuit Tuesday against President Joe Biden's administration over a Department of Agriculture school meal program that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Greek Orthodox Church Protests Baptism of Gay Fashion Designer Peter Dundas' Children

Greek Orthodox Church Protests Baptism of Gay Fashion Designer Peter Dundas' Children

By Derek Gatopoulos | Jul 20, 2022

Greece's Orthodox Church says it will send a letter of protest over the baptism of the children of celebrity fashion designer Peter Dundas and his partner, Evangelo Bousis.

Nintendo Offers Same-Sex Partner Benefits while Japan Denies Marriage Rights

Nintendo Offers Same-Sex Partner Benefits while Japan Denies Marriage Rights

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 14, 2022

Video game giant Nintendo has displayed corporate leadership that outstrips Japan's lawmakers in offering benefits to the same-sex partners of its employees while Japan denies equal marriage rights.

Gay Penguin Dads Diego and Zorro Welcome Chick, Ponyo

Gay Penguin Dads Diego and Zorro Welcome Chick, Ponyo

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 7, 2022

Diego and Zorro, a gay penguin couple at the Oceanarium in Bournemouth, England, were given an egg to foster. Now they've welcomed a chick, Ponyo, to their family.

Same-Sex Couples Updating Legal Status after Abortion Ruling

Same-Sex Couples Updating Legal Status after Abortion Ruling

By Jay Reeves | Jul 1, 2022

The Supreme Court's overturning of one of women's key reproductive rights is a warning shot for families headed by same-sex parents who fear their rights could evaporate next.

Denver Zoo's Same-Sex Love Birds Break Up

Denver Zoo's Same-Sex Love Birds Break Up

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 29, 2022

It's bad news for Pride month: Freddie Mercury and Lance Bass have broken up. Not THE Freddie Mercury and Lance Bass, of course, but their flamingo namesakes at the Denver Zoo.

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