Gays and lesbians

August 21, 2018 - 10:36 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Scott Wagner's campaign is clarifying that he'd veto any bill that restricts marriage rights for same-sex couples after the gubernatorial candidate suggested that he'd consider signing legislation ending recognition of same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania. Wagner's...
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A few of the items donated to the Invisible Histories Project are shown in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. The nonprofit group has gathered volumes of information about gay life in Alabama, and it will expand in to Mississippi and Georgia this year. Organizers hope to cover the entire Southeast within a few years. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
August 20, 2018 - 12:16 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new project is documenting a once-hidden history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, with donors providing troves of information and items on gay life, systemic oppression and activism. Historian and archivist Joshua Burford said the goal of the Invisible Histories Project...
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August 13, 2018 - 12:54 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's right-wing defense minister has used the term "sodomites" to describe those who took part in a weekend LGBT pride parade. Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said Sunday on TV Trwam, a Catholic, pro-government station, that the march of 5,000 people the day before in...
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In this combination photo, Hilary Swank accepts the Oscar for best actress for her role in "Boys Don't Cry" during the 72nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles on March 26, 2000, left, and Jared Leto poses with his Oscar for best supporting actor for "Dallas Buyer Club" at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, Calif., on March 2, 2014. Swank and Leto portrayed transgender characters. (AP Photo)
August 07, 2018 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When actress Scarlett Johansson reversed course recently and canceled plans to play a transgender man in the film "Rub & Tug," transgender actors like Scott Turner Schofield were gratified — and pleasantly surprised. After years of watching non-trans stars win accolades —...
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August 07, 2018 - 11:22 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor is establishing a group to "help coordinate and drive statewide equality efforts" regarding sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order Monday creating the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ...
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Participants wave LGBT pride rainbow flags during annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
August 02, 2018 - 12:55 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Over 15,000 people marched in the Gay Pride Parade through Jerusalem on Thursday, partying in the shadow of a recently passed surrogacy law that excludes homosexual fathers and outraged the gay community. Waving rainbow flags emblazed with the Star of David and blasting music,...
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Tia Agnew, co-founder and CEO of New Day Craft, an Indianapolis-based producer of mead and cider, poses in the tasting room in Indianapolis, Monday, July 30, 2018. Agnew said she was excited to put up her "Open to All" window sticker, which she says matches her "personal and professional ethos." She's not worried that it will be a turn-off to some potential patrons. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
July 31, 2018 - 5:24 pm
Levi Strauss, Yelp and Lyft are leading a coalition of 1,200 businesses and cities that are pledging not to discriminate against employees or customers based on race, sexual orientation, or other characteristics. Normally, making a promise to serve every customer might seem like a no-brainer. But...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2012, file photo, a doctor holds Truvada pills at her office in San Francisco. New research shows more promise for using AIDS treatment drugs, such as Truvada, as a prevention tool, to help keep uninfected people from catching HIV during sex with a partner who has the virus. Truvada has been shown to help prevent infection when one partner has the virus and one does not, but the evidence so far has been strongest for male-female couples. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 24, 2018 - 3:25 am
New research shows more promise for using AIDS treatment drugs as a prevention tool, to help keep uninfected people from catching HIV during sex with a partner who has the virus. In one study, there were no infections among gay men who used a two-drug combo pill either daily or just before and...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018 file photo, Scarlett Johansson arrives at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" in Los Angeles. Johansson has pulled out of the film “Rub & Tug” after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 13, 2018 - 7:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson on Friday withdrew from the film "Rub & Tug" after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash. In a statement to Out.com on Friday, Johansson said she's pulling out from the project "in light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Taeko Bufford, left, and Diane Cervelli pose for a photo near Waikiki beach in Honolulu. A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated against a couple by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case. The Hawaii Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, rejected Phyllis Young’s appeal of a lower court ruling that ordered her to stop discriminating against same-sex couples. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
July 11, 2018 - 6:25 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case. Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young had argued she should be allowed to turn away...
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