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An indoor play area and a two-lane drive-thru are among the features at Chick-fil-A in Simi Valley. The restaurant will open on Feb. 21.
Lisa Mckinnon/ The Star via USA Today
March 23, 2019 - 10:54 am
By Kate Gibson Seven years after CEO Dan Cathy voiced support for "the biblical definition of the family unit," Chick-fil-A is again on the defensive against claims the fast-food chain has an anti-LGBTQ agenda. The chicken chain is not being allowed to open up shop in San Antonio International...
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Diane Cervelli, left, and Taeko Bufford, right, walk past Waikiki beach in Honolulu.
Eric Risberg/AP Photo, File
March 18, 2019 - 10:10 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place Hawaii court rulings that found a bed and breakfast owner violated the state's anti-discrimination law by refusing to rent a room to a lesbian couple. The justices rejected an appeal from Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young,...
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This May 19, 2018 file photo released by the National Park Service shows Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent, Christine Lehnertz at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz.
Michael Quinn/National Park Service via AP, File
March 14, 2019 - 1:32 pm
By Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park is resigning, less than three years after she took the helm of one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Christine Lehnertz notified the National Park Service on Thursday of...
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This combination photo shows musicians Kesha, left, and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons.
AP Photo
March 13, 2019 - 12:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kesha wants you to bring as much glitter as possible and sport the brightest colors of the rainbow when she visits Utah in June to headline the LOVELOUD Festival, the LGBTQ+ event founded by Imagine Dragons' frontman Dan Reynolds. And if you're "skeptical or don't understand the...
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Malaysia's Minister for Tourism, Art and Culture Mohamaddin Ketapi attends a welcome ceremony at a booth promoting his country during the International Tourism Trade Fair (ITB) in Berlin.
Tobias Scwarz/AFP/Getty Images via CNN
March 07, 2019 - 4:23 pm
By Euan McKirdy, CNN (CNN) -- Malaysia's tourism minister has denied the existence of gay people in the country, according to reports in German media. Ahead of attending the ITB Berlin travel fair, Tourism Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi told German reporters that he wasn't aware of gay people in the...
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In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Christina Aguilera attends the Harper's BAZAAR "ICONS by Carine Roitfeld" party at The Plaza in New York.
Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File
March 07, 2019 - 6:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization is honoring Christina Aguilera with its Ally for Equality award. The Human Rights Campaign announced Thursday the six-time Grammy-winning singer is a true "LGBTQ icon" who uses her platform to "share a message of hope and...
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Ariana Grande
Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file
February 26, 2019 - 1:48 pm
LONDON (AP) — Ariana Grande is returning to Manchester, two years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in the northwest England city. Organizers say Grande will be a headliner at the Manchester Pride Live event on Aug. 25. Chief executive Mark Fletcher said Monday that "we're...
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Jussie Smollett
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January 31, 2019 - 7:43 am
By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN (CNN) -- Chicago police have photos of people they'd like to talk to in the case involving "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who was the victim of what police are investigating as a possible hate crime. Investigators have located a surveillance camera that shows people who are...
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FILE - A Friday, April 28, 2017, file photo of Anzor, a gay man who spoke to the Associated Press on condition that he not be further identified out of fear for his safety and that of his family from Chechnya, the predominantly Muslim region in southern R
AP Photo/Nataliya Vasilyeva, File
January 14, 2019 - 3:43 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian republic of Chechnya has launched a new crackdown on gays in which at least two people have died and about 40 people have been detained, LGBT activists in Russia charged Monday. The new allegations come after reports in 2017 of more than 100 gay men arrested and subjected...
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Kevin Hart
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January 04, 2019 - 11:25 am
By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is campaigning hard for Kevin Hart to take back his spot hosting this year's Oscars. Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting last month after tweets from 2009-2011 resurfaced with derogatory language referring to gay people and...
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