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Florida Gov. DeSantis: Transgender swimmer's victory a fraud

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis jumped into the conversation about a transgender swimmer who won a collegiate title by declaring the runner-up as the real winner. ...

Venezuelan same-sex couples still wait for right to marry

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Ana Margarita Rojas and Elena Hernáiz have shared their lives for more than three decades and raised a son together. Their neighbors in Venezuela's capital recognize them as ...

Pride apologizes for not allowing display of 'Gay' banner

The Orlando Pride has apologized after a supporters' group was told it could not display a banner that said “Gay” at a match this weekend. The Black Swans' banner was in reference t...

Africa mostly quiet amid widespread condemnation of Russia

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni recently remarked that Russia's war on Ukraine should be seen in the context of Moscow being the “center of gravity” for Eastern Europe. ...

Disney workers plan walkout to protest 'Don't Say Gay' bill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney workers are planning walkouts during their breaks every day this week to protest CEO Bob Chapek’s slow response in publicly criticizing Florida legislation that critics hav...

Antoni Porowski to receive Champion Award from GLSEN

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network is designating Antoni Porowski as a champion. The organization known as the GLSEN announced Wednesday that it will...

Utah governor says he'll veto transgender youth sports ban

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said that he plans to veto legislation passed Friday that would ban transgender student-athletes from competing in girls sports. Without h...

Hong Kong film on pro-democracy protests creates buzz in Taiwan

For some Hong Kongers, the monthslong anti-extradition bill protests may already feel like something from a distant past. But Hong Kongers living in Taiwan were recently reminded of the emotions as...

Man pleads guilty to burning tire marks on LGBTQ streetscape

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man participating in a rally for former President Donald Trump pleaded guilty Tuesday to burning tire marks across a gay-pride streetscape in South Florida last sum...

'The brand is so toxic': Dems fear extinction in rural US

SMETHPORT, Pa. (AP) — Some Democrats here in rural Pennsylvania are afraid to tell you they’re Democrats. The party’s brand is so toxic in the small towns 100 miles northeast of Pitt...

EU can withhold funds from Hungary, Poland, top court rules

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a ruling hailed as a boost to democratic values, the European Union’s highest court said Wednesday that the 27-nation bloc can suspend support payments to member states if they brea...

Utah proposes panel to decide when transgender athletes play

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers advanced a proposal Monday to create a commission of political appointees to make decisions about transgender student-athletes participating in youth sports — divi...

Indiana transgender athlete ban draws increasing pushback

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Republican-backed bill that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity drew hours of testimony at the Indiana Stat...

Criticism mounts against Indiana transgender athlete ban

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Opponents are continuing to ramp up pressure against an Indiana bill that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identity...

Kansas governor vetoes redistricting plan targeting Democrat

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday vetoed a Republican redistricting plan that would make it harder for the lone Kansas Democrat in Congress to win reelection this year. ...