I Love This Bollywood Star's Approach To Dealing With Questions About What Being Gay Means

It was a sad day for the LGBT community and activists worldwide when
the Supreme Court of India ruled to uphold Section 377 of the penal code,
which criminalizes homosexuality. Indians in India and abroad
opposed this ruling, which leaves many people in fear of
harassment and, worse, punishment by the law. I give Bollywood actor Imran Khan
a thumbs up for his clever answers and for helping to educate people
on what it means to be tolerant.

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The Simple Steps You Can Take To Be A Better Person Around People Who Are Transgender

Ally: To join with a person or group of people to give support. (Thanks, Merriam-Webster.)

Some folks get confused when the topic comes around to gender. Here are some simple tips to help get unconfused, and hopefully help start a conversation that won’t leave anyone feeling totally misunderstood.

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The Music Industry Asked Him To Change 1 Word In His Songs. His Response Is Pitch Perfect.

The first part made me kind of sad, but when he fires back at 2:44, I was grinning like a fool. So good!

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Do You Need To Yell At Your Congressperson? Check Out This Map To Find Out.

I like to think that most states are pretty diligent at providing at least a base level of equal rights to their citizens. Sadly, it looks like I’m wrong.

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HIV-Positive, Homeless, And Gay In New York At The Age Of 16? Give This Story A Listen.

This is a doozy of a listen. Although I haven’t been through any of the hardships that Jahlove Serrano has had to deal with, something about his life story is really accessible. Give it a spin.

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For A Team Responsible For A Product That Generates So Much Homophobia, This Is Really Refreshing

Xbox LIVE just “leveled up” in my book. Not only is their staff incredibly diverse, but they’re openly supporting GaymerCon, the very first convention for LGBTQ gamers, which will be held in August 2013.

Jump to 1:30 for all the nerd-equality goodness.

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