BREAKING: Designer Kate Spade Committed Suicide. RIP.

  Iconic fashion designer Kate Spade, 55, was found dead of an apparent suicide Tuesday morning in her NYC apartment, reports TMZ. Law enforcement sources confirmed a housekeeper found Spade’s body at 10:20am in her Park Avenue home. TMZ reports she hanged herself using a scarf tied to her bedroom door knob. She was pronounced dead…

Los Angeles LGBT Center: Justices Opened a Very Dangerous Door

(Photo: Lorri L. Jean) In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “In its ruling today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on narrow legal technicalities of the case, while reaffirming current discrimination protections for LGBT people at…

LAMBDA LEGAL: A Deeply Disappointing Day In American Jurisprudence.

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed the religious right a limited, fact-specific victory, ruling that the Colorado civil rights agency violated the religious rights of a Denver baker who refused to sell a same-sex couple a wedding cake. The Court ruling was limited, however, finding that the state agency that rejecting the baker’s religion and…

The Epidemic

BACK TO THE FUTURE? Doctors issue warning about HTLV-1 virus, an ancient cousin of HIV: “Prevalence is off the charts.” A doctor is sounding the alarm over the spread of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, or HTLV-1, a cousin of the far better known human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HLTV-1 infections are surpassing 40% in some…

The Nation

GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN “CONVERSION THERAPY” BANNED Maryland has joined the list of states banning harmful “conversion therapy” meant to turn gay people straight. The programs greatly increase chances of suicide and are completely ineffective. Governor Larry Hogan signed the legislation last month, along with another bill that will expand housing and support services to youth…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

JUSTICE ANTHONY KENNEDY Surely Justice Kennedy won’t fail us now, will he? Or will our champion decide that he’s done enough to help same-sex couples and it’s time for the pendulum to swing back a bit towards the far right religious conservatives?” WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS Hello dear FIGHT readers. Doesn’t it seem as if…

The Talk

People Knew “If somebody was a big fan and following everything I was doing [on social media], like the people I interact with on Twitter on a daily basis, I think there was zero surprise. People knew.” —Glee alum Kevin McHale confirming he’s gay in an interview with Marc Malkin during a Facebook Live talk…

“Roseanne” WITHOUT Roseanne Possibly In The Works

(Photo: Sara Gilbert) Roseanne may be on the verge of rising from the dead with a second reboot, but this time centered around Sara Gilbert‘s character, TMZ reports. Sources familiar with the situation told TMZ that the powers that be at ABC are exploring the possibility of re-branding the show and focusing on the character…

Ambien Maker To Roseanne: RACISM Is Not A Side Effect Of Our Drug

(Photo: Roseanne Barr) Roseanne Barr vowed she was done with Twitter, but she’s returned, making the remarkable claim her racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett was caused by the sleep aid Ambien, reports USA Today. Sanofi, who makes Ambien, tweeted a response Wednesday morning: “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known…

DISNEY CEO: Canceling “Roseanne” Was The “Right Thing.”

(Photo: Robert Iger) Disney CEO Bob Iger has made his position clear: Canceling the hit ABC series Roseanne was the “right thing,” reports CNN. The company’s top executive tweeted his thoughts Tuesday afternoon shortly after the network announced it would drop the show. The decision came hours after Roseanne Barr, the star of the show,…

Joe Biden Joins YMCA’s LGBT Inclusion Campaign

(Photo: Joe Biden) Former vice-president Joe Biden has teamed up with the YMCA for a three-year LGBT inclusion program, reports Pink News. The initiative, which aims to support LGBT people and their families, will be tested at a few YMCA locations before it is rolled out across branches nationwide. According to the YMCA, the effort…

BREAKING: Chelsea Manning Appears To Have Attempted Suicide.

(Photo: Chelsea Manning) Trans activist Chelsea Manning posted a photo of what appears to be her standing on the edge of a high-rise building, reports Gay Star News. In the early hours of last night, she posted a photo with the caption “I’m sorry.” The photo shows someone standing on a marble stone ledge on…