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The Supreme Court will not take up a challenge to a Pennsylvania school district’s policy allowing transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their sexual identity.
The Trump administration moved Friday to revoke newly won health care discrimination protections for transgender people, the latest in a series of actions that aim to reverse gains by LGBTQ Americans in areas ranging from the military to housing and education.
Kenya’s High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws.
Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to employment, housing, loan applications, education, public accommodations and other areas.
Taiwan’s legislature voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades.
President Donald Trump’s new executive order to strengthen health care providers’ religious right to refusal is just another attack on the sexual and reproductive health of women and the LGBT community, said Planned Parenthood spokesman Paul Dillon.
A commencement ceremony on Friday at Brigham Young University, the flagship academic institution of the Mormon Church, was an unlikely occasion for this pronouncement: “I stand before my family, friends and graduating class today to say that I am proud to be a gay son of God.”
United Methodist Church is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday repealed rules unveiled in 2015 that banned baptisms for children of gay parents and made gay marriage a sin worthy of expulsion.
The sound of drums, singing and prayers marked the opening of a powwow in Phoenix on a Saturday afternoon this month. Marchers carried the flags of the United States and some of Arizona’s tribal nations onto the grass field, but the procession also included rainbow flags, and the pink and blue transgender flag.
Pastor Heather Seman says the Community United Methodist Church stands for inclusivity, contrary to an international conference of Methodists which upheld a ban on same-sex marriage and gay clergy. About three-quarters of the crowd of about 100 people stood and applauded after her sermon. Her 9 a.m. Sunday service was the first she had led at the church since the conference’s decision.
At a special session Tuesday, the United Methodist Church voted for the plan that would continue the prohibition of gay clergy and same-sex marriage within the church, and provide harsher punishments for disobedient clergy.
The United Methodist Church is teetering on the brink of breakup after more than half the delegates at an international conference voted to maintain bans on same-sex weddings and ordination of gay clergy
Human rights and LGBT activists on Friday denounced a ruling by Japan’s Supreme Court upholding a law that effectively requires transgender people to be sterilized before they can have their gender changed on official documents.
The Russian republic of Chechnya has launched a new crackdown on gays in which at least two people have died and about 40 people have been detained, LGBT activists in Russia charged Monday.
Activists urging more states to ban gay conversion therapy for minors are expecting major gains in 2019, thanks to midterm election results and the buzz generated by two well-reviewed films.
Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds – a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court – argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to sign marriage licenses for gay couples, lost Tuesday in her re-election bid for the Rowan County clerkship.
One of the Catholic Church’s leading advocates for the LGBT community told a Vatican-sponsored conference Thursday that LGBT Catholics deserve to be loved, listened to and welcomed by the church and not ostracized and condemned.
Despite some opposition, drag shows have helped draw support for the region's LGBTQIA community.