Stories tagged: lgbt
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
A judge has thrown out an executive order issued by Louisiana’s governor that was aimed at protecting the rights of LGBT people in state government.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 8 a.m.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. added insurance coverage for transgender workers this year, joining more than 500 companies taking a bigger role in advancing the rights of LGBT employees in a competitive …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
A federal trial on the legality of a North Carolina law limiting which restrooms transgender people can use in schools and government buildings has been pushed back until at least …
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016, 1:24 p.m.
The NCAA relocated its men’s basketball regional tournament to Greenville, South Carolina, on Friday after withdrawing the event from Greensboro, North Carolina, because of that state’s law restricting the rights …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
The Atlantic Coast Conference has followed the NCAA’s lead and is removing all its athletic championships from North Carolina over a state law limiting protections for LGBT people.
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 8:53 p.m.
The NCAA’s decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina ratchets up the pressure on this college sports-crazy state to repeal its law on bathroom use by transgender people.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 7:24 p.m.
New York’s highest court expanded the definition of parenthood Tuesday by ruling that former same-sex couples may seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren’t the biological or …
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
A school district in central Idaho has approved a new gender inclusion policy that allows students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas and 12 other states asked a federal judge on Friday to halt an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in U.S. public schools. …
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
The Seattle City Council has unanimously passed an ordinance to bar the practice of conversion therapy to try to make gay young people straight.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 9:06 p.m.
George Takei did not want “Star Trek Beyond’s” Sulu to be gay? Oh my. While news broke that “Star Trek Beyond” will feature an openly gay Hikaru Sulu in a …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Sixty-eight companies have signed onto a legal brief opposing a North Carolina law that limits protections for LGBT people.
Sun., June 19, 2016, 8:43 p.m.
People in wheelchairs, walking on stilts and riding rainbow-decorated motorcycles turned out for gay pride events over the weekend, including participants in a Denver parade who carried posters of the …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 3:51 p.m.
The FBI is investigating a Spokane resident who allegedly posted online threats about gay bars in Seattle and Tacoma, but does not believe the threats are credible. The person who …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
Dozens of Broadway stars horrified by the Orlando, Florida, nightclub shooting have lent their voices to recording a new version of the iconic 1965 song “What the World Needs Now …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Idaho officials say they can’t display rainbow lights on the Capitol building for upcoming LGBT pride observances in Boise.
Tue., June 14, 2016, 7:49 p.m.
Police found a loaded assault rifle with magazines rigged to allow 60 shots to be fired in quick succession, along with 15 pounds of chemicals mixed and ready to explode …
Sun., June 12, 2016, 8 a.m.
Idaho has a troubled history when it comes to the relationship law enforcement officers have with the LGBTQ community, dating at least back to Boise’s 1955 gay sex scandal.
Thu., June 9, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Pastor Jan Shannon knows many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are hungry for a faith community that welcomes them. This year, she decided to bring faith leaders together for …
Thu., June 2, 2016, noon
Matthew Shepard was beaten to death in Laramie, Wyoming. His shocking death lead to the acclaimed play “The Laramie Project.” A decade later, the legacy of Shepard’s murder was revisited …
Tue., May 31, 2016, 4:02 p.m.
The debate over whether transgender students should be able to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals …
Sat., May 28, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
Conservatives angered by the inclusion of LGBT protections in an otherwise routine spending bill scuttled the measure Thursday in a stark display of the potency of a civil rights issue …
UPDATED: Wed., May 25, 2016, 3:18 p.m.
Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, will be a guest speaker at Central Washington University during the school’s annual Pride Week.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
In progressive Seattle, a presidential order that public schools give transgender students access to the bathrooms matching their gender identity won’t require a shift.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 10:48 a.m.
Texas’ lieutenant governor said Friday that the state is prepared to forfeit billions of federal dollars in public school funding in defiance of an Obama administration directive requiring schools to …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 8:51 p.m.
Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
The Obama administration made clear Thursday it won’t withhold money for North Carolina while a legal fight plays out over the state’s law on bathroom use by transgender people.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
Former “Teen Wolf” star Colton Haynes says “terminal anxiety” is what prompted him to take a break from television.