Texas Senate approves 'religious refusal' adoption measure

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill early Monday that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unma...

Supreme Court to decide on same-sex marriage Wednesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- The Supreme Court’s verdict on same-sex marriage will be released this Wednesday and groups with various opinions on the issue will gather outside of the Judicial Yuan fo...

Indonesia police arrests dozens in raid on Jakarta gay sauna

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they detained dozens of men in a raid on a gay sauna in the capital Jakarta. Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono said 141 men were de...

Romania: 1,000 in gay pride march amid moves to limit rights

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Some 1,000 people have joined a gay pride march in the Romanian capital of Bucharest, demanding greater rights amid government moves they say will curtail their human rights....

Bangladesh arrests 27 men on suspicion of being gay

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh say they've arrested 27 men on suspicion of being gay, a criminal offense in the Muslim-majority country. The commander of the Rapi...

Key dates in the case of WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning

Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the Army soldier who was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for giving classified materials to WikiLeaks, walked free Wednesday after seven years behind bars. Here's a ti...

Gay rights supporters demonstrate in Russia's St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — About 100 gay rights activists have held a flash-mob demonstration in the Russian city of St. Petersburg to observe International Day Against Homophobia and to call atten...

Canada to apologize for discrimination because of sexuality

TORONTO (AP) — Canada plans to apologize to Canadians who have faced injustice because of their sexuality. A special adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on LGBT issues said Wedn...

Black Harvard students holding a graduation of their own

BOSTON (AP) — Black students at Harvard University are organizing a graduation ceremony of their own this year to recognize the achievements of black students and faculty members some say have been ov...

Alaska lawmakers deny transgender man for human rights post

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature on Tuesday rejected the appointment of Drew Phoenix, a transgender man, to serve on the state's human rights commission. The vote came ne...

Campaigns for International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia take place today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Campaigns for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia take place today, including an exhibition in Huashan 1914 Creative Park and a parade for ma...

Transgender man who fought for male name dies at age 25

ATLANTA (AP) — A transgender man whose winning fight to get a male name made Georgia law is dead at age 25. The LGBT nonprofit Lambda Legal says Rowan Feldhaus died Tuesday after com...

UN, Microsoft announce $5M partnership on human rights

GENEVA (AP) — Microsoft announced Tuesday that it intends to contribute $5 million over five years to the United Nations human rights office, assistance the Geneva-based agency called a "landmark part...

Transgender library employee settles health care lawsuit

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio library employee has settled a lawsuit after the library's health insurance refused to pay for her gender confirmation surgery. The Cincinnati Enquirer (htt...

Study: Bullying persists in school, reports of sex crime up

WASHINGTON (AP) — One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over th...