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The LGBT points in the first season of "Empire"

"Empire" put a spotlight on what it means to be gay in the hip-hop community.

Culture
List of winners for the GLAAD Media Awards, Los Angeles

GLAAD has presented its media awards in the first of two shows. Who were the big winners in Los Angeles?

Culture
Tokyo moves to be LGBT-inclusive by 2020 Olympics

The Japanese government is seeking to head off the issues that plagued Sochi by making themselves a more LGBT-inclusive country.

Culture
The sublimely sexual photography of Marco Ovando

Marco Ovando has photographed everyone from Amanda Lepore to Anna Wintour, constantly arousing us with his titillating mixture of sexuality and fantasy. Here, he talks to dot429 about his work and life.

Culture
The straight James Franco talks to the gay James Franco

With three films slated for this spring, James Franco continues to be the busiest man in show business. So it was no surprise when he accepted this challenge to sit down with himself to discuss his life together.

Culture
The Last Interview with James Franco

During his photo shoot for FourTwoNine magazine's cover story, "The Straight James Franco Talks to the Gay James Franco," the actor took a few moments to be be interviewed for dot429's "The Last Interview With ..." series.

Culture
Singer-songwriter Mika is more candid in new single “Talk About You”

Mika's new single continues to explore a more personal side of the artist.

Culture
Oklahoma denies “LGBTALY” license plate for being “sexual in nature”

The Oklahoma Tax Commission has rejected an application for the personalized license plate LGBTALY (“LGBT Ally”), claiming that the term “carries a sexual connotation.”

Culture
Planet Fitness sued over transgender-inclusive policy

Planet Fitness is now being sued by the person whose membership was revoked after she complained about a transgender woman in the women’s locker room.

Politics
Indiana “religious freedom” bill signed into law—but not without consequences

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed the state’s “religious freedom” bill into law, but now its economy may pay the price.

                   
 
 
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