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1. Sherri Shepherd Had To Apologize For Perceived Anti-Gay Comments

Sherri Shepherd found herself in hot water after an interview with Fusion host Alicia Menendez, where she opened out about her Christian faith and beliefs on homosexualiy. The one-on-one conversation went viral and many viewers said her comments were anti-gay and offensive. http://bit.ly/1wl9hz9

2. Porsha Gave An Anti-Gay Sermon & Had To Apologize

“We Christians are supposed to be telling the hooker on the street, the drug dealer…the gays, the lesbians — we’re supposed to be trying to save them and tell them, ‘You are worthy,’” she said in the clip filmed at Georgia’s High Praise Christian Center Ministries roughly three years ago. http://bit.ly/1JQD7pM

3. Piers Morgan Got It All Wrong WIth Trangender Activist Janet Mock

Piers asked about Janet’s genitalia in the interview and seeing herself identified as someone who “used to be a man,” Mock took offense to the conversation that aired and tweeted her concerns, mentioning Piers Morgan show’s Twitter account, which Piers said set off a “firestorm of verbal abuse” on social media from Mock’s followers, supporters and trans individuals. http://bit.ly/1eyvLcQ

4. Anti-Gay Africa: Nigerian President Signs Act To Imprison LGBTQ Community

Anti-Gay Africa: Nigerian President Signs Act To Imprison LGBTQ Community

Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, that has been called the “jail the gays” bill. The law states that “any person who registers, operates (supports) or participates in gay clubs, societies and organizations directly or indirectly, makes a public show of a same-sex amorous relationship commits an offense and shall be liable to a term of 10 years’ imprisonment.

5. NeNe Calls Kenya’s Gay Friend A “Queen”

NeNe Calls Kenya's Gay Friend A "Queen"

During the “RHOA,” a squabble took place between Kenya, Brandon, Apollo, Peter and whoever else decided they needed to jump in and during that fight, NeNe spewed a few hate-filled terms like, “Queen,” and “Woman” in DeShay’s direction. The show’s audience quickly took to Twitter to voice their disdain in NeNe using the derogatory terms, claiming that the reality show starlet should know better. http://bit.ly/1jsd2if

6. Stunning Photos Of Lesbian Couples That Melted Our Hearts

Stunning Photos Of Lesbian Couples That Melted Our Hearts

Elixher.com posted 25 photos of loving lesbian couples for Valentine’s Day (inspired by Buzzfeed’s 25 Beautiful Photos Of Queer Men Of Color That Will Make You Believe In Love Again.) These photos are a celebration of queer love, or as the site’s creator, Kimberley McLeod says, “celebrating our love — our love of self, our love of other Black queer women, and everything in between. http://bit.ly/1gBvTqF

7. Beauty Queen Djuan Trent Becomes 1st National Pageant Contestant To Come Out The Closet

Beauty Queen Djuan Trent Becomes 1st National Pageant Contestant To Come Out The Closet

The beauty queen, who also finished in the top 10 of the Miss America competition in 2011, announced that she’s a lesbian, becoming the first national pageant contestant to come out of the closet. http://bit.ly/1AJq45d

8. My Bad: ‘Fashion Queens’ Host Bevy Smith Apologizes For Gay Comment On Twitter

My Bad: ‘Fashion Queens’ Host Bevy Smith Apologizes For Gay Comment On Twitter

Bevy Smith had to correct herself after posting an ill-received tweet about LGBTQ slang. http://bit.ly/1CKiMgV

9. New Children’s Book Series Highlights Gay Families Of Color

New Children’s Book Series Highlights Gay Families Of Color

A team of authors and illustrators started a new book series called the Flamingo Book Club. The series will feature six books, delivered over a year, that feature stories about LGBTQ families, kids and characters. There will be characters of color in them. And these won’t be stories of struggle, oppression and bullying. These powerful stories will focus on joy and celebrations. http://bit.ly/1EeDRVo

10. ESPN Apologizes For Michael Sam Shower Report, But Why Was It Even A Topic?!

ESPN Apologizes For Michael Sam Shower Report, But Why Was It Even A Topic?!

ESPN had to do some damage control after a report about how openly gay NFL player Michael Sam is doing with his prospective team. The segment had so much potential to be a great field report. Unfortunately, things just went all the way left when reporter Josina Anderson started talking about Michael’s hygiene habits! http://bit.ly/1gBvTqF

11. Gay Marriage Wins This Year

18 more states saw gay and lesbian couples legally marrying, bringing the total number to 35 with more on the way. The bulk of those states became equal when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld three different circuit court rulings, which in turn upheld lower court rulings striking down bans in October. http://huff.to/1zR6D98

12. Transgender Sailor’s Discharge Puts Pressure On Ending Ban

Transgender Navy sailor Landon Wilson’s story put a spotlight on the Pentagon’s unjust policy that still doesn’t allow transgender people to serve in the military. http://huff.to/1zR6D98

13. LGBT Group At St. Patrick’s Day Parade

After more than 20 years of banning an LGBT group from marching under its own banner, and after being boycotted in 2014 by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade announced it would allow gays to march in 2015 under a banner for the first time. http://huff.to/1zR6D98

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