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Dan Baer ( danforcolorado) — a former ambassador who served under Obama — announced he will run for senator in Colorado, hoping to unseat Republican Cory Gardner. If he wins, he would become the first out man in the U.S. Senate. LinkInBio for more about his potentially historic campaign. (📷: Dan Baer)


After an acclaimed run on Broadway, BoysInTheBand is being adapted for a Netflix film. Ryan Murphy, who will produce, announced the news on Instagram — and he “can’t wait” to reunite with Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Matt Bomer, and the rest of the cast to bring this gay classic to an international audience in 2020. LinkInBio for more.


Map Pesqueira is a trans AROTC cadet at the University of Texas- Austin who lost his scholarship due to the transmilitaryban. He’s now asking for help to pay for his education. LinkInBio for more about his story. (📷: Map Pesqueira)


. PeteButtigieg kissed his partner at his campaign kickoff in Indiana — signaling he wouldn't hide his gay identity, even in conservative parts of America. "I very quickly realized that I just had to be who I was. And it’s too much work to try to be someone else," he tells LGBTQpod's jeffmasters1. LinkInBio for more. petebuttigieg


In writing a love story for Karen in SpecialNetflix — which centers on a gay character with cerebral palsy — creator ryanoconn was acting on "wish fulfillment" for his own mom. "I feel like my mom is someone who has always lived her life for everybody else but herself. She's the least selfish person I know." LinkInBio for interview.


This rare trio of bald eagles — two males and one female — is raising chicks and making headlines for being a nontraditional family in nature. Learn more about the happy throuple on or LinkInBio. (📷: Upper Mississippi River Refuge) 🦅🦅🦅


PeteButtigieg is officially the first openly LGBTQ Democratic presidential candidate in U.S. history. LinkInBio for more about today’s historic announcement.


The transmilitaryban goes into effect today. LinkInBio for more about this discriminatory policy, which will costs thousands their jobs.


Today is the DayOfSilence, GLSEN’s annual campaign to raise awareness of the bullying of LGBTQ youth. Have you taken the vow of silence, which is symbolic of the silencing and erasure of queer people?


Maebe A. Girl has become the first drag performer to be elected to public office in California, following of her recent win of a seat on the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council in Los Angeles. "I can’t wait to use my new platform to advance the LGBTQ community and provide visibility for those that have historically been kept in the shadows of society. I hope my successful run inspires others to do the same in their own communities,” said Girl.


The AmericanLibraryFoundation has released its list of the Top Eleven Most Challenged Books in 2018. These books are banned, burned, damaged, and relocated at libraries and schools across the country — and the majority of the top 11 have LGBTQ themes. These books include George, by Alex Gino; A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, by Jill Twiss; Captain Underpants series, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey; Drama, written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier; This Day in June, by Gayle E. Pitman; and Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan.


Not today, sultan! The activist group Voices4_ has taken over our IG Story to show scenes from Sunday’s protest of Brunei in NYC’s Washington Square Park. The message? “When you mess with one queer, you mess with all of us.” Check it out.


In 1993, KurtCobain told The Advocate he "probably could be bisexual." LinkInBio to revisit the historic interview on the 25th anniversary of his death. fbf


The LALGBTCenter will soon be opening its Anita May Rosenstein Campus, which will provide services for LGBTQ youth and seniors. On display will be the “Generations” exhibit by photographer AaronJayYoung, featuring portraits of members of these communities. LinkInBio for a preview. (Pictured: Ed Stanza and David Quinte)


KealaKennelly has become first openly gay person to win a global championship in surfing. The athlete celebrated her historic victory at the World Surf League’s Jaws Challenge in a speech at the WSL Awards: “I get to be proud of who I am and I get to love myself exactly as I am, not as people would want me to be. It’s my hope that I’m going to inspire other LGBT athletes that are suffering in silence to live your truth.” LinkInBio for full 🌊 🌈 speech.


QueerEye is giving a makeover to Congress! The Fab Five (minus Karamo) visited the United States Capitol Thursday to meet with political leaders, including House Majority Leader NancyPelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ( ocasio2018). “We’re making it rain pantsuits & equality in 2020,” stated jvn on Twitter. SpeakerPelosi said: “Feel free to let us know when you want RepAOC & me to fill in next” on QueerEye. (📷: jvn)


LisaSimpson is "possibly polyamorous," said the show runner of TheSimpsons, Al Jean, who discussed the future of the animated character in a recent interview. LinkInBio


. TheEllenShow is urging the public to “rise up” and boycott the hotels owned by the sultan of Brunei, where as of today, people can be stoned to death for being gay. LinkInBio to learn more about these hotels to avoid, including the Beverly Hills Hotel.


Yeardley_Smith, the voice of Lisa on TheSimpsons, is often asked "why I’m such a loyal supporter of LGBTQ rights." "I don’t really understand the question," said Smith when accepting the HRC National Leadership Award. But her answer is always the same. LinkInBio for speech. HRCLADinner


Actor IanAiexander discusses with lgbtqpod his journey of finding community as a transgender person —  which included the set of the_oa. "Oh my God, I can be in an environment where I'm completely accepted and supported,” he recalled. LinkInBio for interview.


Marcia Gay Harden ( MGH_8) has a message for TransDayOfVisibility: “I am here to support the trans and gender-nonconforming community, and I just want to say God bless you and keep on with your bravery and your voices and your advocacy.” LinkInBio for more celebs who are using their platforms to elevate trans folks today. TDOV HRCLADinner


Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to celebrate trans and gender-nonconforming people around the world and raise awareness about the discrimination they face. TDOV WontBeErased


Congratulations to SeanHayes! The gay actor was honored by glaad Thursday with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is "presented to an openly LGBT media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality for our community." All four WillAndGrace cast members have now received a GLAAD award. LinkInBio for Hayes's speech and his introduction by AllisonBJanney. glaadawards (📷: Getty Images)


Beyoncé and Jay-Z were honored with GLAAD’s Vanguard Award on Thursday for a making a “significant difference in promoting equality and acceptance of LGBTQ people.” In her speech, Beyoncé became emotional as she dedicated the honor to her late gay uncle who died of an AIDS-related illness. LinkInBio for speech. glaadawards


Scenes from last night’s red carpet at the glaadawards. Visit for more coverage and Beyonce’s heartwarming speech dedicated to her late gay uncle.