2020 Dems hit early voting states; Weld explores GOP bid

Several Democratic presidential candidates are spending the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, while a Republican has announced he's creating an exploratory committee for a possible 2020 run....

10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few w...

New state Capitol exhibit highlights New York's diversity

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Four years after Englishman Henry Hudson and his Dutch crew sailed the ship Half Moon up a North American river that would later bear his name, a Portuguese-African sailor born in ...

Japanese same-sex couples sue for equal marital rights

TOKYO (AP) — Ken Kozumi and Kenji Aiba have held onto a marriage certificate they signed at their wedding party in 2013, anticipating that Japan would emulate other advanced nations and legalize same-...

South Dakota House OKs limits on teaching gender dysphoria

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota representatives approved a bill Tuesday that would prohibit public school instruction about gender dysphoria through seventh grade. The House voted 3...

NY City Council speaker wants apology for homophobic remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council speaker is demanding an apology from a council member who said the legislative body is "controlled by the homosexual community." A spokesman...

Exhibit spotlights 50 years of fab fashion from FIT archives

NEW YORK (AP) — A brilliant green gown in sculptured silk satin by Charles James, the late American master couturier, gleams like a just-polished emerald as you enter the archives of the Museum at the...

Trump launching campaign to end HIV epidemic in US by 2030

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to...

Text of Democratic response to State of the Union address

Text of the Democratic response to the State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery by Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams and provided by the office of the House speaker: ___ ...

Trump plan to stop HIV epidemic relies on fresh insights

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to...

Madonna to be honored at GLAAD Media Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna will be honored at the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards for a lifetime of accelerating acceptance of the LGBTQ community. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgende...

'Empire' actor defends himself in 1st comments since attack

CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is disputing rumors circulating on social media that he has been less than cooperative with the investigation into a racially-charged attack in which he s...

Former landscaper pleads guilty to 8 murders in Canada

TORONTO (AP) — A former landscaper charged with killing eight men with ties to Toronto's Gay Village district pleaded guilty on Tuesday to eight counts of first-degree murder. Bruce ...

Jamie Lee Curtis working to get stand-in LGBTQ mom onscreen

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is trying to tell the story of an Oklahoma woman whose pledge to stand in as a mom at same-sex weddings went viral. In a statement Frida...

GLAAD announces nominees for 30th annual media awards

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — GLAAD is honoring video games for the first time during its 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocacy group Fr...