Correction: LT--Argentina-Transgender Newscaster story

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a story March 17 about Argentina's first transgender newscaster, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the newscaster, Diana Zurco, said that she asserted he...

Argentine television gets its first transgender news anchor

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diana Zurco did not attend her high school graduation because she refused to receive a diploma with her birth name. At 17 and considered a boy by school officials, she g...

Key UN body reaffirms 1995 plan to achieve gender equality

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The main U.N. body promoting women’s rights reaffirmed the 1995 road map to achieve gender equality on Monday and pledged to step up implementation amid warnings of rising gender...

Israeli top court rules against surrogacy law excluding gays

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court ruled against a surrogacy law Thursday that critics said discriminated against same-sex couples and which sparked uproar in the LGBT community when it was passe...

Outrage in Croatia after effigy burned of same-sex couple

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's president and government joined activists Monday in expressing outrage at the burning during a carnival of an effigy showing a same-sex couple with their child. ...

Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo

SAO PAULO (AP) — When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo's Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to her sinuous body, she fulfilled a dream of feminine beauty nearly three decades...

Germany admits there's a far-right problem, but what to do?

BERLIN (AP) — As Germany's president expressed his sympathy and shock during a candlelight vigil for nine people killed by an immigrant-hating gunman, a woman called out from the crowd, demanding acti...

McConnell-linked group funds ads helping N Carolina Democrat

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina's Democratic Senate primary...

Justices return for season of big decisions, amid campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a Supreme Court that says it has an allergy to politics, the next few months might require a lot of tissues. The court is poised to issue campaign-season decisi...

Polish mayor tries to make amends for other town's misstep

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish mayor is trying to make amends with a French community that broke formal ties with another Polish town because the latter adopted a declaration against “LGBT ideology.” ...

U.S. medical schools boost LGBTQ students, doctor training

Aliya Feroe recalls the flustered OB-GYN who referred her to another physician after learning she identified as queer. For Rhi Ledgerwood, who was designated female at birth, identifies as trans and d...

Nepal to count LGBT population in census for 1st time

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's upcoming national census will for the first time count the LGBT population in the Himalayan nation in order to better allocate government jobs and education set aside f...

Companies offer rebuke of Tennessee's anti-LGBT adoption law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Almost three dozen big companies and more than 100 small businesses in Tennessee on Wednesday predicted economic backlash from a newly enacted state adoption law and other prop...

California pardons gay civil rights leader in new initiative

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor announced Wednesday that he is posthumously pardoning a gay civil rights leader while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated ...

South Florida businesses feeling benefit of Super Bowl

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Dena Lowell typically employs about 12 full-time people to work in her restaurant and catering company. That is, until Super Bowl week. She’s needed a lot ...