Stories tagged: lgbt
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017
As temperatures began to rise, hundreds of men, women and children carrying rainbow flags hit the streets in the 43th annual Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday.
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017
Thousands of people lined the streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as …
Sat., June 24, 2017
Turkish authorities announced Saturday they will not allow the Istanbul Pride march to take place on Sunday – the third year in a row the celebration has been banned. The …
Thu., June 22, 2017
California’s attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year.
Sat., June 17, 2017
Gays and lesbians have ever-expanding opportunities to adopt, and a strong likelihood of finding community support if they do so. Yet bias against prospective gay adoptive parents remains pervasive, whether …
Sat., June 17, 2017
We learned how to fight, for our strength has been born in the trenches, our determination hardened by resistance, our love ignited by a hate!
Thu., June 15, 2017
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 …
Fri., June 9, 2017
Spokane’s 26th annual Pride Parade is drawing a bit of inspiration from “Star Wars.”
Wed., June 7, 2017
Conservative activists are calling for Defense Secretary James Mattis to reverse policy on transgender people in the U.S. military. Mattis is facing a decision about whether to open the door …
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017
The rainbow colors of the gay pride flag, a rallying symbol for LGBT communities, will fly downtown above City Hall through Saturday, when the city will observe its 26th annual …
Tue., May 30, 2017
A federal appeals court says a transgender student who identifies as a male should be able to use the boys’ bathroom at his Wisconsin high school.
Thu., May 18, 2017
Gay Russian men are attempting to flee their country amid a wave of detention, torture, and killing in the country’s southern region of Chechnya. Now Lithuania has become one of …
Tue., May 9, 2017
Oregon is on track to become the first state to allow residents to skip a gender identity on their driver’s licenses and identification cards.
Tue., May 2, 2017
Anzor is a gay man from Chechnya, the predominantly Muslim region in southern Russia where dozens of men suspected of being gay were reportedly detained and tortured, and at least …
Mon., April 24, 2017
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.
Tue., April 18, 2017
The NCAA has awarded men’s basketball tournament games in 2020 and 2021 along with several other championship events to North Carolina after the state repealed elements of a law that …
Fri., April 14, 2017
International organizations on Thursday urged the Russian government to investigate the reported abuse and killings of gay men in Russia’s southern republic of Chechnya.
Wed., April 5, 2017
Hundreds of people walked hand-in-hand through Amsterdam on Wednesday to show solidarity with two gay men who were badly beaten over the weekend in the eastern city of Arnhem.
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017
A federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, setting up a likely battle before the Supreme …
Thu., March 30, 2017
North Carolina’s General Assembly passed a measure on Thursday to repeal the “bathroom bill” that has provoked an economic backlash since its hasty enactment a year ago. Republican leaders and …
Wed., March 29, 2017
North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said late Wednesday that they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state’s “bathroom bill” through a replacement …
Tue., March 28, 2017
Transgender California prison inmates would be allowed to have bras, cosmetics and other personal items corresponding to their gender identities under proposed rules filed with state regulators on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017
Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” isn’t hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a …
Thu., March 9, 2017
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos watched a transgender girl eat applesauce and draw and listened to another student’s emotional story of feeling marginalized at school, as activists pressed DeVos to make …
Tue., March 7, 2017
A North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” is nearing a first vote in Texas despite opposition from big-name companies including Facebook and the NFL warning that the Super Bowl won’t return to …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017
Attorneys for a transgender teen who sued his school board for barring him from the boys’ bathroom said Thursday that they plan to continue to press his case before the …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017
A legislative committee has tabled a bill that sought to extend civil rights protections to gays, lesbians and transgender people across the state.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
The Trump administration signaled Friday that it was changing course on the previous administration’s efforts to expand transgender rights, submitting a legal brief withdrawing the government’s objections to an injunction …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017
Texas knows how to throw a party, and for the Super Bowl in Houston, a new 29-story luxury hotel with a rooftop pool shaped like a meandering “lazy river” is …