Stories tagged: lgbt
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017
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
When Chelsea Manning is released in May, she’ll re-enter a society bitterly divided over transgender rights.
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016
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
North Carolina’s incoming governor says that legislators are planning to hold a special session to repeal a law limiting protections for LGBT people.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sixty-eight companies have signed onto a legal brief opposing a North Carolina law that limits protections for LGBT people.
Sun., June 19, 2016
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
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
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
Idaho officials say they can’t display rainbow lights on the Capitol building for upcoming LGBT pride observances in Boise.
Tue., June 14, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools.
Sat., May 21, 2016
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
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.