Is America ready for gay president? Iowa casts first votes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The nation's first gay presidential candidate to reach his party's top tier, Pete Buttigieg, is scheduled to be among 10 Democrats at a LGBTQ forum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Fr...

Congresswoman: Activist suspected in overdoses roamed free

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A black member of Congress on Wednesday called it "incomprehensible" that after the overdose deaths of two African American men at the apartment of wealthy and influential Los Angel...

Mormon leader reaffirms church's opposition to gay marriage

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed Tuesday the religion's opposition to gay marriage, saying God's law dictates that marriage is restricted to ...

The Latest: Mormon leader speaks about LGBT policies

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The Latest on a speech by the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The leader of The Church...

Emmy Predictions: Amid newcomers, will 'Thrones' slay again?

In the Way Too Much TV Era, it truly is an honor just to be nominated. Imagine that you're working on a television series, one of the many actors, writers and others who give daily t...

Biden's abortion shift tests the politics of his faith

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was one of the first stress tests of Joe Biden's presidential campaign: A sudden reversal of his decades-long support for restricting federal funding of abortions. ...

Biden's abortion shift tests the politics of his faith

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was one of the first stress tests of Joe Biden's presidential campaign: A sudden reversal of his decades-long support for restricting federal funding of abortions. ...

Sam Smith announces his pronouns are 'they' and 'them'

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Smith has declared his pronouns "they/them" on social media after coming out as non-binary in what the pop star called his "lifetime of being at war with my gender." ...

New York City looks to repeal 'gay conversion therapy' ban

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council is looking to repeal a law banning so-called gay conversion therapy over concerns a pending lawsuit could lead to a decision unfavorable to the LGBTQ communit...

Mexico trans women fight for justice as murders unpunished

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Months after Kenya Cuevas' friend was slain in front of her, a funeral wreath with Cuevas' name on it arrived at her doorstep. The implication was clear: Keep making noise about mur...

'Riverdale' to receive award from gay rights education group

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cast and creators of "Riverdale" will receive an award from a gay rights education group for the show's portrayal of LGBTQ relationships in a high school setting. ...

Taipei to host international film festival on women's issues in October

A total of 75 films will be screened at the 26th Women Make Waves International Film Festival in Taipei next month to raise awareness and focus on issues that affect women and society, the organizers ...

International artists inspired by minority communities in Taiwan

Taipei (CNA) Twelve international artists, who have been in Taipei for four weeks visiting local minority communities for inspiration, will showcase their works at Taipei Performing Arts Center, it wa...

Buttigieg ramps up outreach to Democratic superdelegates

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is ramping up his outreach to Democratic Party superdelegates with a phone call to them outlining the scope of his 2020 presidential campaign. ...

New Kansas governor brings sharp shift on LGBTQ foster kids

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' child welfare agency has drafted guidelines urging foster parents to allow LGBTQ kids in their care to "express themselves as they see themselves," riling conservatives a l...