Tanzania arrests 12 suspected of promoting homosexuality

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzanian police say they are holding 12 men, including two South Africans, for questioning over allegations of promoting homosexuality in this East African country. ...

In Brazil, art exhibits latest flashpoints in cultural war

SAO PAULO (AP) — A couple of modern art exhibits and a play have become leading battlegrounds in a growing culture war in Brazil, a nation whose fame for barely there bikinis masks a rising trend of c...

Russia: Formal complaint made over gay crackdown in Chechnya

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian man is accusing authorities in Chechnya of jailing and beating him as part of a broad crackdown on gay people. Maxim Lapunov said during a news conference on ...

Justice Dept. to help in Iowa case of slain transgender teen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is sending a federal hate crimes lawyer to Iowa to help prosecute a man charged with killing a transgender teenager last year. LGBT advocates...

In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But activists in recent years have stepped out of the shadows, empowered b...

Japanese singer-songwriter Misia to join Taiwan gay pride event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japanese singer-songwriter Misia announced this week she will be present at the 15th Taiwan LGBT Pride event on October 28. Following a ruling by the Council of Grand J...

Poland's president signs divisive bill on funding NGOs

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president has signed into law a divisive bill on funding for non-governmental organizations that critics say the conservative government may use to undercut groups it do...

House Intel Committee to meet with Facebook's Sandberg

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee are planning to meet with Facebook's chief operating officer amid the company's discovery of Russia-linked ads that ran before and aft...

US Supreme Court is asked to block Mississippi LGBT law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Advocates of same-sex marriage are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a new Mississippi law that lets government workers and business people cite their own religious ob...

LGBT allies ask U.S. Supreme Court to quash a Mississippi law that lets people refuse service to gay couples

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — LGBT allies ask U.S. Supreme Court to quash a Mississippi law that lets people refuse service to gay couples.

BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

Here's a look at stories The Associated Press plans to cover in Europe on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Questions about coverage plans can be directed to the Europe Desk at eurdesk@ap.org. SPAIN...

Chelsea Manning finds a sympathetic crowd in NY appearance

NEW YORK (AP) — She may have been disinvited by Harvard and turned away from Canada, but Chelsea Manning earned applause, laughter and even some tears of empathy on Sunday from a friendly crowd at the...

Indonesia police arrest 58 in raid on Jakarta gay sauna

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police say they arrested 58 men, including several foreigners, in a raid of a gay sauna in Indonesia's capital. Police spokesman Argo Yuwono says Friday's r...

Citing religious freedom, Trump backing off Obama-era rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing swe...

Trump's one-two punch hits birth control, LGBT rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a one-two punch elating religious conservatives, President Donald Trump's administration is allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers and issuing swe...