May 10, 2014 — In the seventh round of the NFL draft, the St. Louis Rams have picked Michael Sam, paving the way for him to be the first openly gay player in the league.
Mar 13, 2014 — The case of two women in Texas offers the strongest evidence to date of HIV transmission between women. Though rare, it's a reminder that the virus can spread during various forms of intimacy.
Jan 30, 2014 — Nicole Maines, who is biologically male but identifies as female, had sued after officials at her school barred her from using the girls' restroom.
Jun 13, 2013 — Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults say they feel more accepted in society than they did 10 years ago, and they're overwhelmingly optimistic that the trend will continue. But a sweeping new Pew Center survey of the LGBT community also finds a persistent social stigma.
Sep 4, 2012 — Medical groups, such as the American Medical Association recommend coverage of services for transgender people. Some companies have moved ahead with benefits, but others have held back. One of their big worries is cost.
Apr 10, 2012 — Jenna Talackova of Canada, a transgendered woman, wins the right to participate in Canada's Miss Universe contest. The Miss Universe organization will permit any transgendered woman to compete starting in the next pageant year.
Apr 8, 2012 — Students from a strict Mormon college that prohibits "homosexual behavior" have launched a Web video aimed at reassuring other gay and lesbian youth struggling with their faith and sexual orientation.
Feb 14, 2012 — Strong family support can help protect gay and lesbian teens from considering suicide, a study finds. A previous suicide attempt is an important, predictive risk factor for trouble.
Sep 7, 2011 — In a survey of medical school deans, researchers found that most schools aren't devoting much time to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health issues. This issue mirrors the medical community's weak understanding about the specific health risks LGBT people face.
Dec 28, 2010 — In our first hour of Talk of the Nation, Tammy Duckworth on war veterans, and Michael Vick and second chances. In our second hour, what motivates us to give to charities, and what's changed for the LGBT community in 2010.