In Egypt, transgender activist fights battle on many fronts

CAIRO (AP) — Malak el-Kashif left home on her birthday seven years ago. Walking into an uncertain future, she was underdressed for the weather and armed with little— except for some makeup, a few wome...

Fleeing Maduro, Venezuelans find nightmare in Trump's jails

MIAMI (AP) — When Jose Ramon Zambrano and his pregnant wife crossed the Rio Grande to apply for asylum in the U.S., they were looking for a fresh start far away from a certain arrest in his native Ven...

Virginia reshaped as Democrats put historic stamp on laws

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic legislators in Virginia have dramatically reshaped the state in two months, sweeping aside many of the state’s old business-friendly and socially conservative laws and ...

Mormon-owned BYU: Same-sex romantic behavior still banned

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Brigham Young University in Utah reiterated Wednesday that “same-sex romantic behavior” is not allowed on campus — dashing the hopes of LGTBTQ students who thought they could be ...

Virginia bans conversion therapy for minors

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is outlawing the discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children. Conversion therapy is a practice used to try to change sexual orientatio...

Buttigieg's White House bid ensures place in LGBTQ history

NEW YORK (AP) — A divisive debate over same-sex marriage animated the 2004 presidential election as voters across the country approved constitutional amendments banning such unions. Sixteen years late...

Pence's handling of 2015 HIV outbreak gets new scrutiny

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice of Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the nation's response to the new coronavirus threat is bringing renewed scrutiny to the former governor's ha...

Kentucky governor defends photo posing with drag queens

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear defended a photograph of him posing with drag queens at a gay rights rally and accused a Republican lawmaker of using homophobic tactics by displaying the photo at a recent ...

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...

LBGTQ groups: South Carolina law is putting students at risk

A South Carolina law banning sex education teachers from mentioning any relationships other than heterosexual ones — unless the talk involves sexually transmitted diseases — is fueling a climate of st...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 26 The Minnesota Star Tribune on the coronavirus: As f...

Virginia lawmakers send LGBTQ protections bill to governor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers gave final passage Wednesday to a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill that advocates said will make the state the first in the South to enact such protection...

Toffoli scores in overtime, Canucks beat Canadiens 4-3

MONTREAL (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored 1:35 into overtime and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on Tuesday night. Bo Horvat, Alexander Edler, and Jake Virtanen also...

Virginia Democrats poised to pass public bargaining measures

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Newly empowered Democratic lawmakers in Virginia appear poised to extend collective bargaining rights to at least some public workers, a historic change backed by labor unions and...

In SC, Buttigieg faces black voters wary of a gay candidate

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina state Sen. Gerald Malloy is fine with a gay presidential candidate like Pete Buttigieg. His older male relatives are not — and that may be the defining challenge of ...