Few are pleased with the comprises made by North Carolina's GOP lawmakers and Democratic governor.

The attack happened two days before Valentine's Day in Riverdale, Georgia. Marquez Tolbert, slept over at the apartment of Anthony Gooden's family. The couple was later violently awoken by Martin Blackwell, the boyfriend of Gooden's mother, who allegedly poured scalding water on them as they slept, the report says.


Indiana Republicans announced a refurbished “religious freedom” measure Thursday following a rancorous debate among legislators and business leaders about protections for sexual orientation and gender identity, according to the Indy Star. The overhaul comes after the state’s Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill last week that some residents, members of the business community, and civic […]


In the calamitous aftermath of Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Act,” Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has asked state lawmakers to redraft a similar bill in his state to avoid the same fate,  CNN reports. Hutchinson asked lawmakers to mirror the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was signed into law by former President Bill Clinton, […]


In the last few years, Uganda has come under almost-universal condemnation the world over for its Anti-Homosexuality Act (PDF), or its “Kill the Gays bill,” which initially called for the death penalty against LGBTQ people in the Eastern African country. This weekend, the bill’s original sponsor said he was going to reintroduce the law, which […]


UPDATED 4:14 P.M. EST — The video of First Lady Michelle Obama‘s confrontation with Ellen Sturtz has become available. Watch it below: UPDATED 8:36 A.M. EST — 06/05/13: Ellen Sturtz claims in an interview with The Huffington Post, that she didn’t plan on interrupting First Lady Michelle Obama, but her fundraiser speech triggered her emotions […]


Earvin Johnson III, 20, nicknamed EJ by his parents Cookie and Earvin “Magic” Johnson, strolled proudly hand in hand on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip with his boyfriend and his parents made it clear that they support him 100 percent, reports TMZ.  “Cookie and I love EJ and support him in every way,”  Magic tells TMZ. “We’re […]


As it turns out, part superhero, part Newark, New Jersey mayor, Cory Booker, hasn’t always been the progressive, all-encompassing politician that he is today. In a 1992 op-ed published in the Stanford newspaper, Booker wrote about his adolescent hostility for the LGBT community and explained the pivotal moment in his life when a gay guidance […]

When President Barack Obama came out yesterday in support of same-sex marriage, many Black evangelicals were left reeling, not sure if they should consider withdrawing their support. In fact, 63 percent of Newsone participants said they do not agree with the president’s stance. Apparently, neither does Bristol Palin, daughter of former GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah […]