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UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

50 years after the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York, the LGBT rights movement in the U.S. has made huge advances but still has unfinished business.


Transgender rights battle returning to North Carolina court

More than a year after North Carolina undid its “bathroom bill,” a legal battle is simmering over a law that replaced it.


Pride parades and rainbow art defy conservative Polish times

Pride celebrations come as LGBT activists say a conservative turn in Poland is forcing them to fight harder for their rights, even though their hope of seeing same-sex marriage legalized …


More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision

A flood of lawsuits over LGBT rights is making its way through courts and will continue, no matter the outcome in the Supreme Court’s highly anticipated decision in the case …


NBA announces 2019 All-Star game will held in Charlotte

The NBA will hold its 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte. The game will be played at Spectrum Center, home of the Michael Jordan’s Hornets. The All-Star game had been set …


Despite ‘bathroom bill’ replacement, mayors won’t budge

The compromise by politicians on North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” is helping return collegiate sporting events to the state, but several big-city mayors still don’t want employees traveling there after the …


NCAA ‘reluctantly’ agrees to let North Carolina host events

The NCAA says it will consider North Carolina as a host for championship events again after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people. The governing …


Former NC governor says transgender ‘bathroom’ law is hurting his job prospects

RALEIGH, N.C. – Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says the backlash against House Bill 2 is making some employers reluctant to hire him but he’s currently doing consulting and …


Complaints but no fines under Seattle’s gender restroom law

Seattle has received over 70 reports of businesses not complying with its new all-gender restroom ordinance since the city began enforcing it in March.


Lawsuit nixed against Kentucky clerk who fought gay marriage

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


New Jersey proposal expands infertility coverage to lesbians

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 …


Editorial: Leaders right to face down discrimination

The movement to exempt people from tasks that run afoul of their religious beliefs is growing to the point of absurdity. We don’t see it in Washington, because of strong …