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Trial begins in accuser's defamation case against Roy Moore

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A jury was selected Monday in the defamation lawsuit filed by a woman who had accused failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of molesting her when she was 14. ...

Jim Obergefell, face of gay marriage, to run for Ohio House

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Gay rights advocate Jim Obergefell, whose name was atop the U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, announced Tuesday that he's running for a seat in the O...

Outgoing Virginia attorney general leaves progressive legacy

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Critics of outgoing Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring say he bent the law to suit his political goals. Herring, not surprisingly, sees it differently. “...

European court declines to take pro-gay marriage cake case

LONDON (AP) — A top European court declined Thursday to rule in a high-profile discrimination case centered on an activist's request to have a cake decorated with the “Sesame Street” characters Bert a...

Same-sex couple becomes 1st in Taiwan to legally adopt child

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A court recently ruled in favor of allowing a gay couple to adopt a little girl, marking the first time a same-sex couple has legally adopted an unrelated child in Taiwan....

From Bhutan to Botswana, LGBTQ rights advanced in unexpected places in 2021

Across the world, gay people have gained many protections with changes in laws and norms surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage, discrimination and equal rights. Global acceptance of the LGBTQ com...

1st U.S. gay bishop remembers Tutu's generosity, kindness

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In 2008, when the Right Rev. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire was excluded from a global Anglican gathering because of his sexuality, Desmond Tutu, who died Sunday, came to his defe...

Indian gay couple wed despite uncertainty over gay marriage

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — In a first for the southern Indian state of Telangana, two men celebrated their same-sex union with a wedding ceremony on Saturday. Abhay Dange and Supriya C...

Acclaimed Shakespearean actor Antony Sher dies at 72

LONDON (AP) — Antony Sher, one of the most acclaimed Shakespearean actors of his generation, has died aged 72, the Royal Shakespeare Company said Friday. Sher had been diagnosed wit...

Taiwan-Singapore couple win right to register same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high court on Thursday (Nov. 25) ruled that same-sex marriage between a Taiwanese citizen and a Singapore national should be recognized in Taiwan, marking the third cros...

EXCERPT: Jair Bolsonaro's polemical Brazil impeachment vote

The following excerpt is from the chapter, “If I Lose” in the book “Dilma’s Downfall: The Impeachment of Brazil’s First Woman President and the Pathway to Power for Jair Bolsonaro’s Far-Right,” writte...

Portugal's parliament approves euthanasia bill

The parliament in Portugal approved a rephrased euthanasia bill to allow doctor-assisted suicide for the terminally ill and severely injured Friday. The new version of the bill passed with a 138-84 v...

Spending $2,300, GOP newcomer Ed Durr beats top NJ lawmaker

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's longtime state Senate president, Democrat Steve Sweeney lost reelection, falling to a Republican newcomer who spent little money and underscoring Democratic woes in t...

Blank slate to best hope: Can Youngkin rescue the Va. GOP?

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Glenn Youngkin threw his hat and his cash into the Republican nominating contest for Virginia governor this year, he was a rich former private equity executive with no experi...

Blank slate to best hope: Can Youngkin rescue the Va. GOP?

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Glenn Youngkin threw his hat and his cash into the Republican nominating contest for Virginia governor this year, he was a rich former private equity executive with no exper...