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Jussie Smollett has been one of TV’s biggest LGBT faces ever since he came out of the closet earlier this year. And last night at the BET Awards, Smollett represented his community proudly when he spoke up in support of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling. As part of the “Empire” performance segment, Smollett hit…

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Atlanta mayor applauds SCOTUS ruling Following today’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed offers his remarks on the ruling. “Today is an historic occasion for the City of Atlanta, for Georgia, and for America. The Supreme Court’s ruling marks a momentous victory for freedom, equality, and love. It is…

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Earlier this year, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg claimed that America is ready to see same-sex marriage become legalized across the nation. And now her words may become a reality as reports have revealed that the Supreme Court will rule on the issue of same-sex marriage. Obergefell v. Hodges, the groundbreaking marriage equality case in…

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  It was just a couple of years ago that famous “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Latrice Royale found herself in hot water with the LGBT community when she remarked that she felt that marriage between same-sex couples shouldn’t be called gay marriage. Now, Royale is talking about the backlash she received and clearing up her…

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Earlier this week, President Obama predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court would eventually do away with the patchwork marriage equality happening in the U.S. and just legalize same-sex marriage across the nation. And in a recent interview, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explained that it won’t be “a large adjustment” for America if the…

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President Obama has taken a powerful stance on LGBT inclusive legislative for the past few years, and this week he pushed for another major win in LGBT equality with a new federal budget that will allow for same-sex married couples across the board to receive new Social Security benefits. According to the Huffington Post, married…

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Same-sex marriage has been the talk of the town in the world of politics for months now as states across the nation continue to approve marriage equality for same-sex couples. And although some politicians are still staunchly opposed to marriage equality, President Obama recently challenged those who would deny same-sex couples the right to marry.…

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All last week, President Obama worked tirelessly to improve LGBT rights by pushing Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and by extending family and medical leave benefits to married gay couples. Now, a new report reveals that President Obama finished up the week by expanding a host of government benefits to cover same-sex couples…

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When it comes to LGBT equality, no other sport has been more supportive this week than the world of professional wrestling. Earlier this week, the WWE partnered with the famous NOH8 campaign for a major series of photos in support of marriage equality. Now, one of wrestling’s biggest legends, Stone Cold Steve Austin, is weighing…

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In recent years, Dr. Ben Carson has, sadly, become more so known for his highly conservative beliefs, critiques of President Obama, and homophobic viewpoints rather than his years as a pioneering black doctor. Unfortunately, Carson did nothing to redeem himself in the public eye this past weekend when he spoke at the the Conservative Political…

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Marriage equality has slowly but surely been spreading across the nation as state after state continues to legalize same-sex marriage. Recently, the fight for marriage equality took center stage in Oklahoma, where a law banning same-sex marriage had come into question in a lawsuit brought against the state. Now, it’s been revealed that Oklahoma has…

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Without a doubt, 2013 has been the landmark year, so far, for progress when it comes to equality and the LGBT community. Landmark moments were had thanks to the bravery of celebrities coming out and governments across the nation passing legislation to allow for more legal protection to the LGBT community. Below we’ve listed some…

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Hawaii has always been a hot spot for LGBT tourism thanks to his liberal atmosphere on LGBT couples and same-sex civil unions. However, the paradise island of love fell into social battle recently as lawmakers argued over whether or not to legalize same-sex marriage there. Now, after weeks of debate, the island state has now…

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