Stories tagged: LGBT
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Popular priest disinvited from Catholic University’s seminary after protests over his LGBT book
The Rev. James Martin, a popular priest who published a book earlier this year encouraging a bridge between the LGBT community and the Catholic Church, has been disinvited from giving …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 7:35 a.m.
Trump adds to rollback of Obama legacy with anti-gay measures
Early on, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people seemed to be exempted from Donald Trump’s most inflammatory rhetoric. He was the first Republican presidential nominee to mention LGBT people in …
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Trump directive sparks criticism among transgender troops
Active-duty transgender troops say a policy change that puts them at risk of being removed and indefinitely bars transgender people from enlisting in the military is a step backward for …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Christian ministry sues watchdog group over hate label
A Florida-based evangelical ministry is suing a liberal watchdog organization that called it a hate group because of its stance against LGBT rights.
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 5 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: No compassion visible in imperious judgment of transgender people
A column in last Saturday’s newspaper stated that transgender identity was neither normal or acceptable. That’s a lie. Or perhaps lie isn’t the right word – it’s probably not a …
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Arkansas asks that city’s LGBT rights ordinance be blocked
Arkansas asked a judge Friday to block enforcement of a city ordinance that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, months after the state’s highest court ruled the …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Transgender community reacts to Trump’s military ban
The president’s tweeted announcement Wednesday morning offered no plausible explanation for denying people who want to serve the opportunity to do so, members and allies of the region’s transgender community …
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
Trump declares ban on transgender troops in U.S. military
President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called Trump’s “guidance.” …
Sun., July 16, 2017
Robin Pickering: Sex-education curriculum reflects reality
These students do not deserve to be brushed aside because meeting their specific curriculum concerns makes educators, school board members, or our community uncomfortable.
Sat., July 15, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
Chechen leader invokes damnation for gay persecution claims
Chechnya’s strongman leader has harshly denounced claims that his southern Russian republic has tortured and even killed gay men, denying that there even are any homosexual men in his region.
Fri., June 30, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Germany legalizes same-sex marriage after Merkel U-turn
German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a move widely supported across the country that brings Germany in line with many of its Western peers. Chancellor Angela Merkel voted …
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 9:13 p.m.
Mayor: Unity celebrated in 43rd annual Seattle Pride parade
As temperatures began to rise, hundreds of men, women and children carrying rainbow flags hit the streets in the 43th annual Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday.
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance – and face some
Thousands of people lined the streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as …
Sat., June 24, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Turkey bans Istanbul Pride, organizers vow to march anyway
Turkish authorities announced Saturday they will not allow the Istanbul Pride march to take place on Sunday – the third year in a row the celebration has been banned. The …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 6:20 p.m.
California AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states
California’s attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year.
Sat., June 17, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
For advocates of gay adoption, progress but also obstacles
Gays and lesbians have ever-expanding opportunities to adopt, and a strong likelihood of finding community support if they do so. Yet bias against prospective gay adoptive parents remains pervasive, whether …
Sat., June 17, 2017
Shuffield: History reminds us why LGBT community celebrates
We learned how to fight, for our strength has been born in the trenches, our determination hardened by resistance, our love ignited by a hate!
Thu., June 15, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Skittles ditches rainbow to give LGBT pride ‘center stage’
Skittles has temporarily ditched its rainbow theme in favor of an all-white look in the United Kingdom and Germany in order to give LGBT pride celebrations “center stage.”
UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
From The Spokesman-Review archives: Decades of clips show evolution in attitudes toward LGBT community
As Spokane prepares for its 26th Pride Parade Saturday, clips from The Spokesman-Review archives provide a window into how much some attitudes toward gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have …
Fri., June 9, 2017
Spokane Pride Parade, festival is Saturday
Spokane’s 26th annual Pride Parade is drawing a bit of inspiration from “Star Wars.”
Wed., June 7, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Deadline looming for military to start accepting transgender recruits
Conservative activists are calling for Defense Secretary James Mattis to reverse policy on transgender people in the U.S. military. Mattis is facing a decision about whether to open the door …
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
Spokane hoists pride flag above City Hall for first time
The rainbow colors of the gay pride flag, a rallying symbol for LGBT communities, will fly downtown above City Hall through Saturday, when the city will observe its 26th annual …
Tue., May 30, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
Transgender student wins appeal in final week of school
A federal appeals court says a transgender student who identifies as a male should be able to use the boys’ bathroom at his Wisconsin high school.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
Lithuania opens door to gay Chechens fleeing persecution, while U.S. slams it shut
Gay Russian men are attempting to flee their country amid a wave of detention, torture, and killing in the country’s southern region of Chechnya. Now Lithuania has become one of …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Oregon on track to be first with no-gender option on license
Oregon is on track to become the first state to allow residents to skip a gender identity on their driver’s licenses and identification cards.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Chechen gays survive torture, flee to Moscow safe houses
Anzor is a gay man from Chechnya, the predominantly Muslim region in southern Russia where dozens of men suspected of being gay were reportedly detained and tortured, and at least …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Russian foreign minister: No proof of persecution of gay men
Moscow wants to protect human rights but has no reason to believe reports about the persecution of gay men in Chechnya, Russian officials said on Monday.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
NCAA returns events to NC after state rolls back LGBT law
The NCAA has awarded men’s basketball tournament games in 2020 and 2021 along with several other championship events to North Carolina after the state repealed elements of a law that …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 4:52 a.m.
Russia asked to end alleged killings of gays in Chechnya
International organizations on Thursday urged the Russian government to investigate the reported abuse and killings of gay men in Russia’s southern republic of Chechnya.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Hundreds march in Amsterdam to support beaten gay couple
Hundreds of people walked hand-in-hand through Amsterdam on Wednesday to show solidarity with two gay men who were badly beaten over the weekend in the eastern city of Arnhem.