Stories tagged: gay rights
Sun., July 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
Christopher Lawrence has seen massive social changes in the 50 years since the riots at the Stonewall Inn, and he’s helped a lot of those changes come about in Spokane …
Sat., June 8, 2019, 6:09 p.m.
‘To Thrive, Not Just Survive’: Spokane Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival enjoys record-breaking crowds
More than 100 groups signed up to be in the parade this year with 1,500 people marching, according to Michael Jepson, OutSpokane’s parade coordinator.
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
A Richland florist did not face religious intolerance as government officials considered the case of whether she could refuse to provided flowers for the wedding of a gay couple, the …
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 5:18 p.m.
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.
Fri., May 17, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
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 …
Wed., June 6, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
Kathy Griffin paid tribute Tuesday night to Kate Spade by dressing head-to-toe in the late designer’s apparel to accept an honor for her activism and fundraising for LGBTQ causes.
UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that said a Colorado baker didn’t have to provide a cake for a same-sex wedding has some differences with a Washington case involving flowers for …
Thu., May 3, 2018, 9:51 p.m.
Oklahoma legislators approved a measure Thursday to grant legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes and lawmakers in Kansas …
UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 10:53 p.m.
Washington bans conversion therapy as harmful to LGBT youth.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
Gay rights activists who worked to get a rainbow flag installed permanently at the newly created Stonewall National Monument are upset the National Park Service says the flag isn’t actually …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
Some of America’s most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to decide whether a federal law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation. They ultimately want the court …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 7:37 a.m.
Egyptian security officials say authorities are stepping up a crackdown on people suspected of homosexuality, arresting a total of 27 over a little more than a week.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Barronelle Stutzman is taking the discrimination case against her Richland flower shop to the U.S. Supreme Court.
UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Thousands of people marched and danced down the streets of central Warsaw on Saturday to show their support for gay rights, calling for stronger defiance of discrimination and greater acceptance …
Sat., May 6, 2017
His lack of varnish was part of his charm. We’ll remember him as a political leader who tried to stay true to his causes.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Russia has banned a picture depicting President Vladimir Putin as a potentially gay clown.
UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
The creator of the rainbow flag that has become a widely recognized symbol of gay rights has died at age 65.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 7 p.m.
The U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that it mistakenly proposed counting LGBTQ Americans and has since “corrected” the proposal to remove the gender and sexuality category. Gay rights groups quickly …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Idaho Democrats have introduced the “Add the Words” bill – to add the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act to ban discrimination on those …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
Idaho’s laws on paternity, artificial insemination and vital statistics unconstitutionally violate the rights of same-sex couples and their children, a new lawsuit filed Thursday in federal district court charges.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 7:24 p.m.
New York’s highest court expanded the definition of parenthood Tuesday by ruling that former same-sex couples may seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren’t the biological or …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
A school district in central Idaho has approved a new gender inclusion policy that allows students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 8:24 p.m.
A federal lawsuit brought by a New Jersey lesbian couple who want to have a baby may mean insurance coverage for women who currently don’t meet the state’s definition of …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas and 12 other states asked a federal judge on Friday to halt an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in U.S. public schools. …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
The late gay rights leader Harvey Milk already has schools, streets and parks named in his honor. Soon, a U.S. Navy ship will join the list.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 9:06 p.m.
George Takei did not want “Star Trek Beyond’s” Sulu to be gay? Oh my. While news broke that “Star Trek Beyond” will feature an openly gay Hikaru Sulu in a …
Tue., July 5, 2016
Editorials covered the fight against poverty, city-county consolidation, and an anti-gay rights initiative in Idaho.
Sun., June 19, 2016
A tattoo in tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting decorates the leg of Jen Loder, of Orlando, Fla., as she attends a memorial vigil Saturday.
Tue., May 24, 2016
Editorials covered moving holidays to Mondays, an initiative to limit employment opportunities for gay people and increasing U.S. secrecy and surveillance after 9/11.