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J.K. Rowling vs. India Willoughby: Here's what you need to know

India Willoughby has filed a police complaint against JK Rowling for hate speech.

Ronen Rubinstein & Gus Kenworthy Challenge Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws

The popular actors are speaking up on the red carpet at the Human Rights Campaign Dinner.

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez Accepts the Equality Award from the HRC

The LGBTQ+ icon is opening up on her latest achievement with Out.

Gigi Gorgeous & Gottmik Talk Trans Rights on the HRC LA Dinner Red Carpet

The stars were beaming with pride at the Human Rights Campaign's Los Angeles Dinner.

Laith Ashley, Manila Luzon, Chris Colfer & More Stars Speak Out Against Anti-Trans Legislation

Notable celebrities opened up to Out at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party.

Ghana's LGBTQ+ Communities Are Under Assault, Harassment

Armed police raided and forced the closure of LGBT+ Rights Ghana, and celebrities like Naomi Campbell and more have spoken out. 

Biden Just Signed a Historic Memo to Protect LGBTQ+ People Globally

The president said the purpose of the memo is to "reinvigorate our leadership on LGBTQI issues, and to do it internationally."

Hungary Ramps Up Assault on LGBTQ+ Community, Bans Rights

“This is a dark day for Hungary’s LGBTQ community and a dark day for human rights,” 

Trump Admin Is Still Chipping Away at LGBTQ+ Rights, In Final Months

Trump is using his lame-duck period to emphasize what we already knew: he is no friend to this community.

Sri Lankan Government Reportedly Conducting Anal Virginity Tests

The widely discredited exams are used to target and abuse the LGBTQ+ community.

Court Sentences 30+ Students to Jail For Attending 'Gay' Wedding

Supposedly the decorations, flowers, and sweets were proof of a same-sex celebration.

Egyptian Police Use Grindr to Arrest, Assault Gays According to Report

It’s all part of the latest brutal attempt to “clean the streets” in the country, according to some of those arrested and tortured.

50 Countries Call Out Poland Over Homophobic Crackdown

“Human rights are universal and everyone, including LGBTI persons, are entitled to their full enjoyment. This is something that everyone should support.”

Yemini Man Sentenced to Jail, Deportation For LGBTQ+ Rights Video

Mohamad al-Bokari had fled Yemen last year after receiving death threats.

Gabon Officially Ends Its Homophobic Gay Sex Ban

It's one step closer to equality.

Russian Trans Woman Wins Historic Discrimination Lawsuit

Court rejects final appeal from her employers who had fired her unfairly, but she still lives in fear after her personal information is revealed in the media.

Africa's Gabon Votes to Decriminalize Gay Sex

The propose change still needs to be approved by upper house and country’s president, but it’s a step forward.

Jacksonville Passes LGBTQ+ Anti-Discrimination Law, Again

An earlier version of the law had been overturned on a legislative technicality.

Proposed Polish Bill Calls LGBTQ+ People Pedophiles

The Stop Pedophilia bill claims to protect children, but critics and educators say it's a dangerous attack on LGBTQ+ rights.

Cyndi Lauper Is Getting U.N. Award for Her LGBTQ+ Advocacy

She's the first-ever recipient of its High Note Global Prize.