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UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 11:55 a.m.

Young conservative shakes things up at GOP confab, but party sticks with anti-gay marriage stance

A young conservative shook things up Saturday at the Idaho Republican Party state convention in Pocatello, but despite his plea, the party stuck with anti-gay marriage platform planks.


Celebration, defiance mix at New York City gay pride parade

Celebration and pride mixed with defiance in New York City on Sunday as throngs of people crowded the streets, rainbow flags waving, for the annual gay pride march.


29th Boise Pridefest: ‘You matter. You are loved.’

Though there was no rain, downtown Boise radiated hues from a rainbow Friday and Saturday as the 29th Boise Pride Festival took place.


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 …


Va. hardware store at center of Boy Scout controversy fires employee accused of making anti-gay slur

A historic hardware store in Purcellville, Virginia, announced Tuesday morning it has fired an employee accused of using an anti-gay slur while kicking out a teenage Boy Scout seeking donations …


Oklahoma passes faith veto on LGBT adoptions; Kansas close

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 …


The unspoken factor in Amazon’s search for a new home: Jeff Bezos’ support for gay rights

Although the company’s search materials don’t make it explicit, Amazon has quietly made rights for and acceptance of gay and transgender people part of its criteria in choosing a second …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 10:53 p.m.

Conversion therapy for LGBT youth banned in Washington state

Washington bans conversion therapy as harmful to LGBT youth.


California to get first female and first LGBT Senate leader

San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate’s top job.


‘Love, Simon’ breaks ground with a radical ordinariness

It’s not that Hollywood studios haven’t centered high-profile stories around gay protagonists, or even coming-of-age stories with a gay lead– just last year “Moonlight” won best picture at the Oscars …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 2:53 p.m.

Mississippi town rejects gay pride parade; lawsuit possible

Organizers of a group planning a Mississippi college town’s first-ever gay pride parade said Wednesday they’re exploring legal action after city officials denied them a permit.


Kenworthy embracing LGBT flag-bearer role in Pyeongchang

U.S. skier Gus Kenworthy is vigorously embracing an unofficial role at the Winter Games as flag-bearer for the LGBT community. The 2014 silver medalist hopes to help sport reach a …


South Dakota considers ban on teaching about gender identity

South Dakota lawmakers will consider banning public school teaching on gender identity in elementary and middle schools, a push that critics say targets transgender students in the same way some …


Imagine Dragons singer in Sundance film about LGBT Mormons

The Mormon frontman of the Imagine Dragons rock band hopes the Sundance Film Festival documentary that follows his journey to becoming an advocate for LGBT Mormon youth triggers real change …


In lawsuits, same-sex couples say U.S. wrongly denied their children citizenship

When Blixt tried to register her son as an American citizen at the U.S. consulate, officials refused because he was not her blood relative, and her wife, who conceived the …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

Trump protecting medical providers who oppose abortion

Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures …


LGBT leaders say sex allegation coverage ‘an advance’

Among the dozens of prominent Americans entangled in sexual-misconduct cases this year are a modest number of men whose accusers are male. For some LGBT civic leaders, dismay over these …


Bringing the LGBT community together

For the past two months Inland Oasis has been inviting LGBTQ residents and their friends, families and allies to the 1912 Center in Moscow for a once-a-month gathering of a …


Wisconsin priest tells parishioners he’s gay, gets ovation

A Roman Catholic priest in Milwaukee has come out as gay, writing that he will no longer live in the shadows of secrecy and plans to be authentic to his …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 11:51 a.m.

Two couples tie the knot in Australia’s 1st same-sex weddings

Two female couples tied the knot in Australia’s first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 10:33 a.m.

Oklahoma college board member chided for anti-gay comments

A former Oklahoma City mayor and member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents was rebuked Monday for comparing gay people to pedophiles and politicians who’ve recently resigned amid …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Transgender people can enlist in military Jan 1

Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ban suffered another legal setback.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 4:38 p.m.

Justices hearing dispute over wedding cake for gay couple

On a sharply divided Supreme Court, the justice in the middle seemed conflicted Tuesday in the court’s high-stakes consideration of a baker who refused to make a wedding case for …


Supreme Court lets stand Texas ruling on gay spouse benefits

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Texas ruling that gay spouses may not be entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits – a potential victory for social conservatives hoping …


Theo’s journey: No direct path for trans teen, his family

It was May of seventh grade, and 14-year-old Theo Ramos was in a new school. Perhaps because it was an arts magnet program, or because it was a diverse place, …


Roy Moore stands with homophobic supporters

Thursday’s news conference was designed to send a powerful message to the political world that religious conservatives across America remain committed to Moore, a Christian conservative and former judge whose …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 9:41 a.m.

Bisexual lawyer rejected by Union Gospel Mission sues

A bisexual Christian man is suing Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission after it refused to hire him as an attorney because of his sexual orientation.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Drag queen planting seeds of growth in Moscow community

Gordon Mellott lives a crazy busy life. And that is just the way he loves it.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

Feds say rainbow crosswalks in Kentucky pose safety hazard

A rainbow-colored crosswalk honoring the LGBT community in Lexington, Kentucky, is a distracting safety hazard and should be removed, a federal official said.


Rights report urges China to ban gay conversion therapy

The Chinese government should stop hospitals and other medical facilities from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication, a …