LGBT

Supporters and members of the LGBT community celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Mumbai, India.
AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool
September 06, 2018 - 7:51 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights that one judge said would "pave the way for a better future." The 1861 law, a relic of Victorian England that hung on long...
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Samuel Woodward talks to his attorney Edward Munoz before being led out of a court hearing at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.
Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP, Pool
September 05, 2018 - 7:34 am
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — About six months before he was stabbed to death in what prosecutors call a hate crime, a gay University of Pennsylvania student graphically discussed hopes to have sex with the man now charged in his killing, an investigator said Tuesday. Blaze Bernstein texted a friend...
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Gov. Tom Wolf signs an executive order creating the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs on Aug. 6, 2018.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Shara Dae Howard
August 21, 2018 - 7:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new Pennsylvania commission formed by Gov. Tom Wolf has a focus on health, education and expanding protections for LGBTQ communities across the state — the first in the nation to do so. The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs is tasked with advising the...
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Entrepreneurs from all over the world came to Philadelphia for the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Business and Leadership Conference Thursday, where they honored a long-time supporter: Martha Stewart.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
August 16, 2018 - 8:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Entrepreneurs from all over the world came to Philadelphia for the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Business and Leadership Conference Thursday, where they honored a long-time supporter: Martha Stewart. Along with this year's theme of LGBT unity,...
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Sharice Davids
Luke Harbur/The Kansas City Star via AP
August 08, 2018 - 4:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Sharice Davids shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from ruby red Kansas on Wednesday, becoming the state's first Native American and gay nominee for Congress. The 38-year-old attorney and activist prevailed in a close six-candidate Democratic primary Tuesday...
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The number of suicides among youth in the Philadelphia area is growing.
Shara Dae Howard | KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
July 30, 2018 - 7:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The number of suicides among youth in the Philadelphia area is growing, and the city is working hard to lower that number by focusing on at-risk youth. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 percent of homeless youth are LGBT. Tito Valdes,...
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Marchers hold letters spelling out "PRIDE" in balloons during the 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade in Chicago, Ill. on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
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July 11, 2018 - 2:06 pm
By Mike TeSelle DIXON, Calif. ( KCRA ) -- Protesters are expected to converge outside Dixon's city hall for the first council meeting since the town's vice mayor made comments in a local newspaper describing gay and lesbian individuals as fairies. "I'm embarrassed and ashamed of him and hope our...
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In this Oct. 14, 2005, file photo, Hollywood icon Tab Hunter answers questions from the crowd during a book signing in New York for his memoir, "Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star."
AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File
July 09, 2018 - 11:21 am
By Shawn Marsh, Associated Press Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob for millions of teenage girls in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees!" and received new attention decades later when he revealed that he was gay, has died. He was 86. Producer and...
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In this picture taken Sunday, June 24, 2018, Andrei, who uses the stage name Star Vasha, applies make up before performing at a gay club during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda
June 29, 2018 - 10:53 am
By Angela Charlton, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — While World Cup fans pack the St. Petersburg Stadium fantasizing of soccer victory, Pyotr Voskresensky and fellow gay rights activists follow the matches in a quiet gallery across town decorated with beanbags and astroturf. They...
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ReeAnna Segin of Woodbine, New Jersey
Philadelphia Police Department
Molly Daly
June 11, 2018 - 1:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A young woman from New Jersey was arrested Sunday after police say she tried to set fire to a " thin blue line " American-style flag in the crowd at the Philadelphia Pride Parade. It happened just after noon on Sunday at 12th and Locust streets. Police identified...
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