Gays and lesbians

January 31, 2020 - 3:12 pm
The United States has sanctioned a Tanzanian official who sparked fear in the gay community by announcing plans to track and punish homosexuals in the East African nation. The U.S. statement Friday said Paul Christian Makonda, regional commissioner for Dar es Salaam, is accused of “targeting...
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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg greats members of the audience at a campaign stop at Chickasaw Event Center, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in New Hampton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 30, 2020 - 6:01 am
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has won the backing of Equality California, one of the nation's largest LGBTQ membership organizations, and its Nevada partner organization, an endorsement that could give him a boost in critical Western primaries. While Buttigieg is the only openly...
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Joseph Soares, chairman of the department of sociology at Wake Forest University, sits in his office on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Soares is disappointed that university leaders have yet to give a meaningful response after a series of anonymous and threatening emails were sent to his department last September. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)
January 25, 2020 - 10:21 am
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Three months after a set of anonymous, threatening, racist, antisemitic and homophobic emails sent a wave of fear through the sociology department at Wake Forest University, the department chairman says he's still waiting for university leaders to announce a meaningful...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is shown in Salt Lake City. The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 22, 2020 - 1:38 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it. Supporters navigated a winding path to passage and some dissent remains, but barring it in Utah could give a boost...
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Sen. Jeff Yarbro, D-Nashville, debates a proposal allowing faith-based adoption agencies to decline to place children with same-sex couples because of their religious belief without facing penalties on the first day of the 2020 legislative session Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 14, 2020 - 6:29 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that he'll sign into law a measure that would assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies even if they exclude LGBT families and others based on religious beliefs. The GOP-controlled Senate gave...
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Filmmaker Zach Meiners speaks at a rally on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Frankfort, Ky., in support of legislation aimed at effectively banning the practice of conversion therapy in Kentucky. Conversion therapy attempts to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)
January 14, 2020 - 6:23 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Twice a week for four years when he was in high school, gay student Zach Meiners underwent “conversion therapy,” a practice that attempts to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. Once the sessions ended, it took almost 10 years before he started “to heal and...
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Guatemala's President-elect Alejandro Giammattei gives a press conference at the National Theatre, the day before his inauguration in Guatemala City, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Giammattei will be sworn-in as the 51st president of Guatemala on Jan. 14. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
January 14, 2020 - 2:42 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala swears in Alejandro Giammattei, a conservative physician opposed to gay marriage and abortion, as its new president Tuesday while the country's outgoing leader exits amid swirling corruption accusations. The 63-year-old Giammattei won the presidency on his fourth...
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January 08, 2020 - 8:56 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian judge on Wednesday ordered Netflix to stop showing a Christmas special that some called blasphemous for depicting Jesus as a gay man and which prompted a gasoline bomb attack on the satirists behind the program. The ruling by Rio de Janeiro judge Benedicto Abicair...
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FILE - This Oct. 9, 2007 file photo shows "Ugly Betty" creator Silvio Horta at the Billboard magazine Hispanic Women in Entertainment breakfast in Los Angeles. Horta died in Miami on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2020. He was 45. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
January 08, 2020 - 3:42 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Award-winning producer Silvio Horta, who was acclaimed for creating the hit series “Ugly Betty,” has died. He was 45. Investigators believe Horta died by suicide at a Miami hotel on Tuesday, the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner said Wednesday. The Cuban-American producer and...
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This image released by Lionsgate shows Charlize Theron, from left, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie in a scene from "Bombshell." The film was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for outstanding wide release film on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Hilary B. Gayle/Lionsgate via AP)
January 08, 2020 - 2:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With 15 nominations, Netflix is the top contender at the 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards. The streaming juggernaut scored nominations for outstanding drama series (“The Politician”), outstanding realty program (“Queer Eye”) and outstanding limited series (“When They See Us,” “Tales...
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