LGBT

In this May 16, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
May 17, 2019 - 1:29 pm
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to...
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Same-sex marriage supporters hug outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, May 17, 2019, after Taiwan's legislature has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia.
Chiang Ying-ying/AP Photo
May 17, 2019 - 7:18 am
By Ralph Jennings, Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's legislature voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades. Lawmakers pressured by LGBT groups as well as by church organizations...
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Swarthmore College sit-in
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Tim Jimenez
May 01, 2019 - 11:25 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two Swarthmore College fraternities are shutting down following the leak of documents that portray prior frat brothers as being involved in rape and sexual misconduct, and using racist, homophobic and misogynistic language. The controversy surrounding the two...
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Swarthmore College students
AP Photo
April 30, 2019 - 12:09 pm
(Associated Press/KYW Newsradio ) — Student protesters at Swarthmore College occupied an on-campus fraternity house Monday following the leak of documents purportedly describing some members' derogatory comments and sexual assault jokes. The demonstration is aimed at shutting down the Phi Psi...
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Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Poland's conservative ruling party, takes part in a Polish tradition of taking a basket to church for a blessing in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, April 20, 2019.
Czarek Sokolowski/AP Photo
April 25, 2019 - 7:15 am
By Vanessa Gera, Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The chairman of Poland's conservative ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has called the LGBT rights movement a foreign import that threatens the Polish nation. Kaczynski, Poland's most important politician, also said "everyone must accept...
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U.S. Supreme Court
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
April 22, 2019 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the main federal civil rights law that prohibits employment discrimination applies to LGBT people. The justices say Monday they will hear cases involving people who claim they were fired because of their sexual orientation. Another case...
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Mark Bingham and Alice Hoagland
CNN
April 10, 2019 - 7:35 am
By Eoghan Macguire (CNN) -- Alice Hoagland recalls the last time she spoke with her son, Mark Bingham. It was September 11, 2001, and Bingham was on board the hijacked United Flight 93. "He just called and said, 'Mom, I want to tell you that I love you. I'm on a flight from Newark to San Francisco...
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Ellen DeGeneres at the Pink Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony held in front of Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, CA on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
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April 04, 2019 - 8:47 am
By Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN (CNN) -- More celebrities are calling for a boycott of hotels owned by the kingdom of Brunei after it enacted new Islamic laws that make gay sex and adultery punishable by stoning to death. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres and tennis star Billie Jean King are just the latest to...
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Lori Lightfoot celebrates at her election night rally at the Hilton Chicago after defeating Toni Preckwinkle in the Chicago mayoral election, Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP
April 03, 2019 - 9:48 am
By Sara Burnett and Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot's resounding victory was a clear call for change at City Hall and a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider politics that have long defined the nation's third-largest city. Lightfoot, a...
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The deadline has arrived for actor Jussie Smollett to pay the $130,106.15 bill sent to him by the city of Chicago to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim he was the victim of a possible hate crime.
Nuccio Dinuzzo/Getty Images via CNN
March 28, 2019 - 6:53 pm
By Holly Yan, Madeline Holcombe and Marlena Baldacci, CNN (CNN) -- The city of Chicago wants $130,106.15 in the next seven days from actor Jussie Smollett, to cover the cost of the investigation into claims he was attacked in what he described to police investigators as a possible hate crime. In a...
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