Gays and lesbians

September 12, 2019 - 6:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City law banning so-called gay conversion therapy would be repealed under legislation introduced Thursday over concerns that a pending federal lawsuit could lead to a decision unfavorable to the LGBTQ community if the case were to make it to the Supreme Court. Council...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 Brenda Scurlock is shown in her home in Lumber Bridge, N.C. holding a newspaper clipping about her son's murder. Scurlock's son Avery Scurlock, who used the name Chanel when dressing as a woman in social settings and hoped to have sex reassignment surgery, was found shot to death in June. This death of a transgender person in North Carolina is one of 18 so far this year, and 17 of the victims have been black women. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
September 12, 2019 - 1:32 am
LUMBER BRIDGE, N.C. (AP) — "Okay, Mommy. I love you." That was Brenda Scurlock's last text from her son, Avery, before he was shot eight times, his body abandoned in a field in eastern North Carolina. Scurlock had always worried about Avery's safety. He was young and black in a society where those...
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White House lawyer Steven Menashi, President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, appears for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Menashi's guarded responses were frustrating at times to both Democrats and Republicans on the Judiciary panel. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 11, 2019 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators from both parties criticized a nominee for a federal appeals court for declining to answer questions Wednesday about his work in the Trump White House and Education Department. Steven Menashi, an associate White House counsel, has been nominated by President Donald Trump...
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This image released by The CW shows, from left, KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, and Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, in a scene from "Riverdale." The cast and creators of “Riverdale” will receive an award from a gay rights education group for the show’s portrayal of LGBTQ relationships in a high school setting. (Diyah Pera/The CW via AP)
September 09, 2019 - 2:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cast and creators of "Riverdale" will receive an award from a gay rights education group for the show's portrayal of LGBTQ relationships in a high school setting. The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network announced Monday that "Riverdale" will be honored with its...
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Dereje Negash from the Orthodox Church's Mahibere Weyniye Abune Teklehaimanot group speaks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. The group affiliated with Ethiopia's Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government's silence on homosexuality in the country and urged authorities to enact strong laws against same-sex relations. (AP Photo Mulugeta Ayene)
September 08, 2019 - 11:24 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A group affiliated with Ethiopia's Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government's silence on homosexuality in the country. Speaking at a conference Sunday in Addis Ababa, the capital, Dereje Negash of the Orthodox Church group dedicated to an Ethiopian...
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Holding banners and balloons, participants march in what they said was a gathering designed to promote traditional family values in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Several hundred people have marched in Bosnia's capital Sarajevo to express their disapproval of the Balkan country's first ever LGBT pride parade scheduled for Sunday. (AP Photo/Eldar Emric)
September 07, 2019 - 2:59 pm
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Several hundred people marched in Bosnia's capital Saturday to show their disapproval of a weekend LGBT pride parade that will be the country's first. A pride parade is scheduled for Sunday in Sarajevo, the only capital city in the Balkans that hasn't hosted one...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a pass during the first half of the team's preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 06, 2019 - 12:21 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he's been unfairly and incorrectly portrayed as anti-gay after recording a video encouraging Christian students to take their bibles to school. The video was disseminated by an organization called Focus on the Family, which has...
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The HALZ collection is modeled during the dapperQ fashion show at the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)
September 06, 2019 - 11:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In celebration of gender-fluid fashion, the queer-style digital magazine dapperQ threw a runway party at the start of New York Fashion Week. The site filled the Beaux-Arts Court of the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday night with invited guests and nearly 2,000 members of the public. It...
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August 29, 2019 - 2:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay. The genome-wide research on DNA from nearly half a million U.S. and U.K. adults identified five...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, speaks during a candidates forum at the 110th NAACP National Convention in Detroit. As the U.S. economy flashes recession warning signs, Democratic presidential candidates are leveling pre-emptive blame on President Donald Trump. They argue that his aggressive and unpredictable tariff policies are to blame for gloomy economic forecasts. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
August 28, 2019 - 8:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Beto O'Rourke's presidential campaign said Wednesday that it ejected a Breitbart News reporter from an event at a South Carolina college because it wanted to ensure that students felt "comfortable and safe." The Texas Democrat's campaign found itself in a public confrontation with...
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