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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

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 …


Gay activists detained in Russia at protest against torture

Russian police have detained several gay rights activists in St. Petersburg during a protest against the reported abuse of homosexuals in Chechnya.


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.


Same-sex marriage laws helped reduce suicide attempts by gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study says

Guess what? It did get better for gay, lesbian and bisexual high schoolers when the states they were growing up in changed their laws to allow same-sex marriage, a new …


Montana committee tables LGBT rights bill

A legislative committee has tabled a bill that sought to extend civil rights protections to gays, lesbians and transgender people across the state.


Idaho man admits to federal hate crime in gay man killing

An Idaho man has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime in the death of a gay man in exchange for a chance at a 28-year sentence instead of life …


Trump vows to keep Obama-era protection for LGBT federal workers

President Donald Trump intends to maintain an Obama-era executive order aimed at protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender federal workers and contractors from workplace discrimination, the White House said Tuesday.


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 …


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.


Montana elector, age 92, under fire for anti-gay comments

A 92-year-old man casting one of Montana’s electoral votes has been criticized for his comments about gay people


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 …


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 …


Poll finds stark party divisions on Muslims, Mexicans, guns, gays and God

It’s not just Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton who are so different from each other. On the eve of back-to-back political conventions, Republicans and Democrats across the land see their …


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.


Manny Pacquiao sorry for saying gays ‘worse than animals’

Boxing star and Philippine Senate candidate Manny Pacquiao apologized Tuesday for denouncing people in gay relationships as “worse than animals” but said he stood by his opposition to same-sex marriage.


Christian Coalition Plans To Work More With Churches

Emboldened by the defeat of a gay-rights law in Maine, the Christian Coalition plans to recruit 100,000 “church liaisons” to help push the group’s agenda in all 50 states. The …


Pentagon Delays Dismissal Of Sailor Accused Of Being Gay

Facing a privacy-violation lawsuit, the Pentagon agreed Thursday to delay dismissal of a sailor who was accused of being gay based on information the Navy got from an online service. …


Regents Ok Benefits For Gay Couples University Of California Approves Health Plan Changes By 1-Vote Margin

By a one-vote margin, the University of California Board of Regents approved a plan Friday to offer health benefits to domestic partners of its gay employees. The plan was approved …


I-677 Focuses On Bias Law Would Ban Employment Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation

“Just because I’m different, why do you make me stay at home?” asks Marianne Hurmence, a genetic male who now lives as a women. Photo by Torsten Kjellstrand/The Spokesman-Review


Ok, She’s Gay; Will She Be Any Funnier?

A season of speculation ends when Ellen senses a kindred spirit when she neets a gay woman, played by Laura Dern. Photo by ABC


Clinton Vows To Fight Job Discrimination Against Gays But President Kicks Off Campaign With Low-Key, Gingerly Approach

President Clinton vowed Thursday to wage a vigorous lobbying campaign to persuade Congress to pass legislation prohibiting job discrimination against gay workers, describing it as part of his “fight against …


Books Promotional, Not Educational

Ellen DeGeneres is out, smiling, and on the cover of Time magazine. Good for her. Western civilization won’t crumble with the public announcement of her sexual preference. Cultural conservatives who …


Locke Vetoes Ban On Same-Sex Marriages Flays Bill As Discriminatory; Lawmakers Vow To Send Issue To Voters

Washington Gov. Gary Locke vetoed a ban on same-sex marriages Friday, calling it discriminatory, divisive and unnecessary. Legislative leaders said they will put the issue before the voters. “I oppose …


Gay Marine Discharged With Honor, Benefits

A Marine who announced he was gay on national television the same day President Clinton announced his “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was given an honorable discharge and retirement benefits …


Blast Injures Two At Lesbian Nightclub

An explosion sent shrapnel flying into a lesbian nightclub Friday night, injuring two people. Police also found a suspicious, unexploded package in the parking lot. The explosion occurred about 10 …


Church Won’t Abide Gay Partner Law Church-State Separation Becomes Issue In San Francisco

When this socially conscious city passed a domestic partnership law that extended employee benefits to gays, lesbians and unmarried couples, even the local Chamber of Commerce embraced the idea. But …


Hawaii Can’t Ban Gay Marriages, Judge Rules Legal Battle Far From Over, But Gay Rights Advocates Praise Historic Decision

Hawaii, known for its progressive social streak, became the first state in the nation to legalize marriage between same-sex couples Tuesday when a judge ruled that banning such unions is …


Gay Bashing Increases Drug Use, Suicide Risk In Youths, Report Finds Heterosexual Kids Increasingly Report Being Harassed As Gays

Students targeted for anti-gay harassment are more likely than their peers to use drugs heavily, think about suicide or attempt suicide, a report released Thursday by the Safe Schools Anti-Violence …


Gay Military Policy Survives Test High Court Refuses To Consider Appeal Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Former Navy Lt. Paul Thomasson. File/ Associated Press