Stories tagged: gay
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 7:53 A.M.
U.K. pardons thousands convicted under past anti-gay laws
The British government has passed a law granting posthumous pardons to thousands of men who were convicted under now-abolished anti-homosexuality laws, and allowing those who are still alive to have …
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 8:56 A.M.
Idaho student group to host ‘Why Gay is not the New Black’
Dr. Voddie Baucham, a black pastor and author, will deliver a talk titled “Why Gay is not the New Black” today during an open event hosted by the University of …
TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 7:49 A.M.
Idaho man charged with federal hate crime in fatal beating
An Idaho man has been charged with a federal hate crime after prosecutors said he lured a gay man to a remote location and then beat him to death.
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 9:54 A.M.
Trump considering woman, openly gay man for leadership posts
President-elect Donald Trump is considering a woman and an openly gay man to fill major positions in his new leadership team, history-making moves that would inject diversity into a Trump …
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 5:11 P.M.
U.K. to pardon thousands convicted under past anti-gay laws
Thousands of men who were convicted under now-abolished British laws against homosexuality are to receive posthumous pardons, the government announced Thursday. Those who are still alive can will be eligible …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2016, 1:25 P.M.
Jury convicts Georgia man who threw boiled water on gay men
A jury convicted a Georgia man on Wednesday for throwing boiled water on a same-sex couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery.
MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016, 4:25 P.M.
Seattle City Council bans ‘conversion therapy’ for gay youngsters
The Seattle City Council has unanimously passed an ordinance to bar the practice of conversion therapy to try to make gay young people straight.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016, 9:14 P.M.
Reports: Authorities feared terrorism, explosives at Pulse
Law enforcement officials immediately suspected terrorism and adjusted their staging areas due to fears about an explosive device as they responded to reports of shots fired at a gay nightclub …
SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
Motivations of Orlando killer hard to untangle
Omar Mateen is the worst mass murderer in American history. But why?
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016, 7:49 P.M.
Man going to gay pride event had numerous weapons, police say
Police found a loaded assault rifle with magazines rigged to allow 60 shots to be fired in quick succession, along with 15 pounds of chemicals mixed and ready to explode …
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016, 3:04 P.M.
Michael Sam, NFL’s first openly gay player, to speak at CWU during Pride Week
Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, will be a guest speaker at Central Washington University during the school’s annual Pride Week.
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 6:53 P.M.
Colton Haynes: ‘Terminal anxiety’ led to ‘Teen Wolf’ break
Former “Teen Wolf” star Colton Haynes says “terminal anxiety” is what prompted him to take a break from television.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 6 A.M.
Dana Milbank: Tar Heels stuck on discrimination
Though it’s not clear whether that broader shift to the left will occur among corporations, there is no doubt that a dramatic change has occurred on gay rights.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 8:51 A.M.
Senate panel confirms 1st openly gay military service leader
The Senate Armed Services Committee has confirmed the first openly gay leader of a U.S. military service.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 1:28 P.M.
Nike drops Manny Pacquiao in wake of anti-gay statements
Manny Pacquiao’s comments disparaging gays have cost him his contract with apparel giant Nike.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12, 2015
Spokane minister not guilty of hate crime
A local minister was acquitted of a hate crime charge last week by convincing a jury he was acting in defense of his home when he allegedly used a gay …
MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015, 5:07 P.M.
Boy Scout board approves end to blanket ban on gay adults
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious …
MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014, 8:21 A.M.
Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what …
SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Recent advances in gay rights overshadow long wait for them
I grew up in Gooding, Idaho, a farming town of a couple thousand people that was, in many ways, a friendly place. But it was not then a particularly friendly …
THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014, 5:38 P.M.
Sen. Patty Murray to revive college anti-bullying bill
Colleges and universities would be required to adopt anti-harassment policies and recognize cyberbullying as a threat to students under a new law Washington Sen. Patty Murray said she will introduce …
FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013
Boy Scout policy change on homosexuality weighs heavily on Kootenai sheriff
Ben Wolfinger, the sheriff of Kootenai County, said he has not decided to keep or drop the Boy Scout troop chartered by the sheriff’s office. But he said his Christian …
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013, 7:18 A.M.
EU survey reveals many gays live in fear
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Across Europe, gay couples are scared of publicly engaging in even the most basic expression of their affection: Holding hands. Released today, the largest ever EU …
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013, 9:26 A.M.
NBA veteran Jason Collins comes out as gay
NEW YORK — NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012, 12:57 P.M.
Gallup study: 3.4 percent of US adults are LGBT
NEW YORK — A new Gallup survey, touted as the largest of its kind, estimates that 3.4 percent of American adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2012
Group offers scholarship aid session
Pride Foundation, the largest funder of scholarships for gay, bisexual and transgender students and supporters in the nation, will offer a drop-in session to help students write or revise their …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6, 2010
Tour ‘doing what we can to help gay youth’
Everyone has a story to tell, but there is not always someone to listen. A team of three is trying to change that. They set out to collect and share …
MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009, 7:22 P.M.
Gregoire signs ‘everything but marriage’ law
In a victory for same-sex partners – and a starting gun for social conservatives intent on a repeal – Gov. Chris Gregoire on Monday signed into law a bill granting …