FILE - This Oct. 4, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court at sunset in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
July 02, 2019 - 1:08 pm
By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — More than 200 corporations, including many of America's best-known companies, are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The corporations...
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, lower front center, joins people participating in the LBGTQ Pride march Sunday, June 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
July 01, 2019 - 11:51 am
By SABRINA CASERTA and REBECCA GIBIAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Exuberant crowds carrying rainbow colors filled New York City streets Sunday for one of the largest pride parades in the history of the gay-rights movement, a dazzling celebration of the 50th anniversary of the infamous police...
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Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, reacts to receiving a gift bag from trust chief executive officer Tim Sigsworth, during a visit to the Albert Kennedy Trust. (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)
(Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)
June 26, 2019 - 12:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William says it would be "absolutely fine" if one of his children came out as gay though he'd worry about how the public would respond. William made the comment on Wednesday while visiting a London nonprofit group that works with young LGBT people who are homeless or...
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June 17, 2019 - 1:16 pm
By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court decided Monday against a high-stakes, election-year case about the competing rights of gay and lesbian couples and merchants who refuse to provide services for same-sex weddings. The justices handed bakers in the Portland, Oregon...
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 Floridians and others around the world are remembering the three-year anniversary of a massacre at a gay nightclub on Latin night that left 49 people dead. ( iStock / Getty Images Plus/kdshutterman)
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June 12, 2019 - 1:41 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Floridians and others around the world are remembering the three-year anniversary of a massacre at a gay nightclub on Latin night that left 49 people dead. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation for Wednesday ordering state flags to be lowered to half-staff and asking...
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, right, runs the Capital City Pride Fest Fun Run 5K with his wife Amy, left, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 12, 2019 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto (BET'-oh) O'Rourke has unveiled a plan to protect LGBTQ rights on the morning he led a Pride Run through a New York City park. The former Texas congressman promises to use executive orders to overturn the Trump administration's transgender...
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June 11, 2019 - 3:21 pm
So the people who are always crying out for inclusion and equality are now spear-heading an effort to keep Jewish people out of its group. The D.C. Dyke March recently banned the Jewish pride flag from being flown at its event held Friday in Washington. D.C. Hen Mazzig, an Israeli Mizrahi writer...
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Jeff Katz
June 05, 2019 - 11:34 am
U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell (an openly gay man) launched an international campaign earlier this year to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide, focusing on countries like Iran, where the act carries the death penalty. President Trump recently publicized the initiative on Twitter. So...
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January 05, 2019 - 9:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A newly elected Virginia congresswoman is displaying a transgender pride flag outside her Washington office. Rep. Jennifer Wexton is a Democrat from the 10th District in northern Virginia who was sworn in Thursday. The pink-, blue- and white-striped flag is displayed at the door...
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October 22, 2018 - 2:05 pm
By DAVID CRARY and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT leaders across the U.S. reacted with fury Monday to a report that the Trump administration is considering adoption of a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights...
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