Stories tagged: lgbt
Sat., June 17, 2017, 2:45 p.m.
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, 8:43 a.m.
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, 12:28 p.m.
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, 4:30 p.m.
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, 11:23 p.m.
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, 10:35 p.m.
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, 10:08 a.m.
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, 4:45 p.m.
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, 3:29 p.m.
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, 11:54 a.m.
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, 10:12 a.m.
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, 4:52 a.m.
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, 7:38 p.m.
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, 7:07 p.m.
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, 1:06 p.m.
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, 9:52 p.m.
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, 6:49 p.m.
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, 8:27 p.m.
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, 10:58 p.m.
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, 11:25 a.m.
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, 6:54 p.m.
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, 8:40 a.m.
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, 3:45 p.m.
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, 9:27 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
The White House is embroiled in a debate over whether to reverse some key protections the Obama administration extended to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers, according to several people …
Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
When Chelsea Manning is released in May, she’ll re-enter a society bitterly divided over transgender rights.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 4:23 p.m.
A federal judge in Texas on Saturday ordered a halt to another Obama administration effort to strengthen transgender rights, this time over health rules that social conservatives say could force …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
North Carolina’s incoming governor says that legislators are planning to hold a special session to repeal a law limiting protections for LGBT people.