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Mike Pence’s decision to sign into law a measure that could allow businesses to turn away gay and lesbian customers in the name of “religious freedom” has left the NCAA fretting ahead of next week’s men’s basketball Final Four in Indianapolis. “We are especially concerned about how this legislation could affect our student-athletes and employees,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement Thursday afternoon. He said the NCAA will “work diligently” to ensure competitors and visitors...

US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family has said. His son, Adam, said he died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Friday morning. Nimoy had a long career as both an actor and director. However he was best known for his portrayal of the half-human, half-Vulcan character in both the TV franchise and series of films. Last year, the actor revealed he was suffering chronic lung disease COPD, despite stopping smoking 30 years ago. It...

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies investigate the scene of a collision involving three vehicles in Malibu, Calif. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Photo Bruce Jenner expressed his sympathies to the family of the woman killed in a four-car crash, calling the accident in which he was involved a “devastating tragedy.” “My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident,” Jenner said via a statement...

Over 30,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org demanding TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting,” claiming that the show’s cast promotes anti-gay sentiments. Jim Wissick of San Jose, California, first created the petition in August. In his letter to The Learning Channel TV station, he asks: “End LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars. The Duggars have been using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering against gays and transgendered people. You need to take a stand on the side of justice and cancel...

Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly confirmed he is gay in an opinion piece published Thursday, making him the highest-profile chief executive to come out. In an essay published by Bloomberg Businessweek advocating for human rights and equality, Cook says he was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King to set aside his desire for privacy to do something “more important.” “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” writes Cook. “So let me be clear: I’m proud...

A new US poll has found that LGBT people rate lower on a well-being index than straight individuals. The Gallup Poll found US LGBT people had an average score of 58 on a Well-Being Index. For straight people, the average score was a 62. Researchers said that this difference was true even after factors like gender, age, race, and state of residence were taken into account. LGBT people living in the US are 10 percent less likely to be thriving financially – the biggest gap found in the poll. The study also found LGBT adults are less...

Members of the controversial Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church are planning a protest at tragic actor Robin Williams’ funeral over his portrayal of a gay man in the movie The Birdcage. The Good Will Hunting star passed away on Monday and while details of his funeral have not been made public, members of the church have already announced plans to picket the memorial. A message posted on the group’s official Twitter.com page reads: ‘Westboro Baptist Church Hopes To Preach In Lawful Proximity To Robin Williams’...

Facebook has made a $10,000 donation to Utah Republican Sean Reyes, who is currently fighting against same-sex marriage in court. ...

You go girl! A 99-year-old woman has set a 100 metre sprint world record at the Gay Games in Cleveland. Ida Keeling, who is a great-great-grandmother, became the first person to complete an internationally certified 100 metre sprint in the 95-99 age category. Wearing lyrca running pants and trainers, Ida Keeling finished the race in a 59.8 seconds – a little bit shy of Usain Bolt’s global world record of 9.58 seconds, but still setting the barrier for her age group. It was Keeling’s first appearance at the Gay Games event, which...

Facebook made a $10,000 donation in May to the reelection campaign of Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, who has received national attention for fighting a court ruling that would make gay marriage legal in the state. The donation, first reported by QSaltLake, is listed in a filing for Reyes’ 2014 primary campaign on the State of Utah Financial Disclosures website. Here’s a screenshot of the filing: And closer up: In an email to The Huffington Post, a Facebook spokesperson offered a statement on the donation: Facebook has...

Last night on The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart lambasted the Texas GOP for its recent endorsement of debunked and dangerous “ex-gay” therapy. The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive ...

While some lesbians of a certain age undoubtedly thought Marsha Brady was neat-o, lesbians definitely like the Brady clan’s uniformed maid Alice. This isn’t surprising. I mean, let’s face it, it’s apparent that the sturdy, wise-cracking Alice was the real man of the Brady house. While many a lesbian have suspected that Sam the Butcher was really Sam the Beard, we lack solid evidence. Yet, Wikipedia has revealed that Alice’s “relationship” and perpetual engagement to Sam was a non-sexual arrangement of sorts, calling Alice...

PNN Media Group announced today the launch date of the all-new Interfusion TV. June 30th is when the new network will officially start the broadcast. Later in the summer the network will expand into new outlets. Interfusion Television is all about the dance music industry. This niche channel will specialize in the celebration and discussion of EDM, DJs, dance, trance, techno and house music. The goal of Interfusion TV is to share videos, music, behind-the-scenes, events, DJs and recording artists revolving around the electronica and...

Gawker is reporting that Fox News discriminated against longtime anchor Shepard Smith because Smith is gay and decided last year to finally, officially, come out. If true, Fox News’ actions could constitute a violation of both New York city and state (2002) employment law, which bans job discrimination based on sexual orientation. Fox News is denying the story, and claims Gawker got some details wrong. A Gawker report alleging that Fox News chief Roger Ailes prohibited host Shep Smith from coming out as gay contains multiple factual...