LGBT

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.
Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA
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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Jussie Smollett
Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
March 28, 2019 - 10:14 am
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that the FBI and Department of Justice will review the "outrageous" case of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago, calling it an "embarrassment" to the country. Prosecutors offered little explanation and infuriated Chicago's police chief...
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A customer looks at a movie poster for the film "Bohemian Rhapsody" at a movie theater in Beijing, Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo
March 27, 2019 - 6:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — A huge fan of rock legends Queen, Peng Yanzi rushed to see "Bohemian Rhapsody," the biopic about the band's late lead singer, Freddie Mercury, while he was traveling in Britain last October. It was a touching film that made him cry hard, Peng says. He loved it enough to watch it a...
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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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