Cops: Man threatened to rape NYC politician, kill gay police

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a man threatened to rape the New York City Council speaker, kill her family and kill all the city's gay police officers. Twenty-six-year-old Daniel Si...

'Bathroom bill' dies again in Texas as session abruptly ends

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people died again late Tuesday along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's summer demands as an already bruising legislative ses...

DeVos undeterred by critics even as agenda remains stalled

WASHINGTON (AP) — Among the paintings and photographs that decorate Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' sunlit, spacious office is the framed roll call from her Senate confirmation. It's a stark reminder...

After 6 months on job, education chief still highly divisive

WASHINGTON (AP) — Among the paintings and photographs that decorate Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' sunlit, spacious office is the framed roll call from her Senate confirmation. It's a stark reminder...

Lawsuit opposes Trump's ban on transgender military service

NEW YORK (AP) — Two LGBT-rights organizations filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump's tweets declaring he wants a ban on transgender people serving in the milit...

Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

A Kentucky man and his transgender wife sued Amazon on Wednesday, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at the mammoth online retailer's wareho...

Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

A Kentucky man and his transgender wife are suing Amazon, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at an Amazon warehouse in northern Kentucky. ...

Transgender day camp among first to include 4-year-olds

EL CERRITO, Calif. (AP) — In some ways, Rainbow Day Camp is very ordinary. Kids arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, play basketball, sing songs and get silly. But it is also extraor...

Fix New York's government? Some say key is new constitution

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Corruption and a rigged political system are battle cries of both sides in a debate over whether New Yorkers should vote this fall to rewrite the state constitution. ...

Idea of Democrats funding anti-abortion candidates draws ire

The proposal seemed modest in today's polarized political climate: The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group might help fund candidates who didn't share the party...

Democrats differ: Should party back anti-abortion candidates

The proposal seemed modest in today's polarized political climate: The head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggested his group might help fund candidates who didn't share the party...

Suspect in July 12 arson at Phoenix youth center arrested

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in an arson that damaged a Phoenix LGBT youth center has been arrested. Phoenix police say 26-year-old Darren Beach Jr. was booked into jail ...

Kerry Washington to receive 2017 GLSEN Inspiration Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kerry Washington is being recognized by a national education organization for integrating LGBT activism into her film and television career. GLSEN announced Thursd...

'Fired by tweet:' Troops, veterans react to transgender ban

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. naval combat-tested officer said she feels angry that President Donald Trump is saying transgender veterans like her should be considered unfit to serve. ...

Trump's military transgender ban prompts LGBT outrage

NEW YORK (AP) — Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump's campaign promises to be their friend. But with his move Wednesday to ban transgender people from military service, on top of ot...