Stories tagged: LGBT
UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 10:31 p.m.
‘His spirit just bloomed’: Renowned AIDS activist, art scholar Douglas Crimp, who grew up in Coeur d’Alene, dies at 74
Douglas Crimp grew up in a house on Sanders Beach in Coeur d’Alene and became a renowned and controversial art scholar and AIDS activist with ACT UP. He died this …
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 …
Mon., June 17, 2019, 12:14 p.m.
The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings.
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 3:21 p.m.
Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex on Tuesday in a landmark case for Africa when the High Court rejected as unconstitutional sections of the penal code punishing …
Mon., June 10, 2019, 11:39 a.m.
The Vatican issued an official document Monday rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders and insisting on the sexual “complementarity” of men and women to make …
UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019, 10:50 a.m.
A man charged with fatally shooting three people and wounding two others at a Detroit home had targeted them because they were gay or transgender, prosecutors said Friday.
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 11:42 a.m.
Nearly 50 years after a police raid at the Stonewall Inn catalyzed the modern LGBT rights movement, New York’s police commissioner apologized Tuesday for what his department did.
UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 10:55 a.m.
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.
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 8:18 p.m.
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 …
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 …
Fri., May 17, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
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.
Sat., May 4, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Mon., April 29, 2019, 8:54 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 4:27 p.m.
United Methodist Church is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 10:54 a.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is repealing 2015 rules banning baptisms of LGBT parents
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 …
Sat., March 30, 2019, 12:12 p.m.
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 …
Mon., March 4, 2019, 4 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 9:06 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 7:29 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 12:09 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6:44 p.m.
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.
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 3:48 p.m.
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 – …
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
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.
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
Despite some opposition, drag shows have helped draw support for the region’s LGBTQIA community.
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 7:45 a.m.
Sharice Davids shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from ruby red Kansas on Wednesday, becoming the state’s first Native American and gay nominee for Congress.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 10:34 a.m.
More than 15,000 people marched in the Gay Pride Parade through Jerusalem on Thursday, partying in the shadow of a recently passed surrogacy law that excludes homosexual fathers and outraged …
Fri., July 27, 2018, 2:34 p.m.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is among those heading to Salt Lake City for a Saturday music festival organized by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds to support LGBT youth in the …
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
Many of the WNBA’s top players, including several in this weekend’s All-Star game, have come out over the past few years. Their decisions have not generated the headlines they once …