Stories tagged: lgbt
Fri., May 13, 2016
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
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
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
Former “Teen Wolf” star Colton Haynes says “terminal anxiety” is what prompted him to take a break from television.
Thu., May 5, 2016
North Carolina’s Republican leaders are showing no signs of backing down from their new bathroom rules despite the U.S. Justice Department’s declaration that they violate federal civil rights laws and …
Wed., May 4, 2016
A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can’t be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that …
Thu., April 28, 2016
Caitlyn Jenner has taken up Donald Trump’s offer and used the women’s restroom at one of his luxury buildings.
Wed., April 27, 2016
People in an Alabama city who use public restrooms intended for a gender other than what is listed on their birth certificate will be punished under an ordinance officials passed …
Mon., April 25, 2016
A day of rallies at North Carolina’s statehouse began Monday with the delivery of petitions signed by 180,000 people seeking the repeal of a law that curtails protections for LGBT …
Thu., April 21, 2016
A North Carolina legislative leader said Wednesday he doesn’t see the need to repeal or revise a law that limits protections for the LGBT community.
Wed., April 20, 2016
ESPN announced that it has fired network analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling following his comments on Facebook about transgender people.
Mon., April 18, 2016
The rock group Boston is the latest act to cancel concerts in North Carolina because of the state’s new law on LGBT rights.
Tue., April 12, 2016
Responding to mounting criticism over North Carolina’s House Bill 2, Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday expanded anti-discrimination protection for state employees and affirmed the right of local governments to do …
Sun., April 10, 2016
Isn’t it interesting how reliably social division works as a distraction from things that ought to matter more?
Wed., April 6, 2016
South Carolina would ban transgender people from using public bathrooms, showers or changing rooms of their choice under a bill introduced in the state Senate on Wednesday.
Wed., April 6, 2016
Montana officials sought to capitalize on North Carolina’s loss and announced Wednesday that they would be courting PayPal to open an operations center.
Tue., April 5, 2016
PayPal says it’s canceling plans to bring 400 jobs to North Carolina after lawmakers passed a law that restricts protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Fri., April 1, 2016
The bathroom ban is a symptom of systemic, institutionalized discrimination against transgender people.
Wed., March 23, 2016
Legislators worked in a special session Wednesday and considered stopping any local government in North Carolina from passing an ordinance like the one Charlotte recently approved allowing transgender people to …
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016
Italy’s Senate voted Thursday to grant legal recognition to civil unions, as the last holdout in Western Europe took a compromise step to give some rights to gay couples after …
Tue., June 9, 2015
Thousands of members of Spokane’s LGBT community and their allies will march downtown Saturday in the 24th annual Pride Parade and Rainbow Festival.
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015
Spokane police are seeking help from the public to identify two men suspected of assaulting a transgender woman at Boots Bakery last week.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 2, 2015
A transgender woman who was assaulted at Boots Bakery last week says Spokane police need better training on treating transgender people with respect.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2013
The nation’s largest gay rights magazine has ranked Spokane as the third-gayest city in the nation. Two other Washington cities made the top five, including Seattle at No. 5 and …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2012
Inflammatory notes targeting a student’s sexual orientation found in a Whitworth University dormitory last month have prompted a re-evaluation of the school’s harassment policies. University spokeswoman Nancy Hines said more …