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After nixing diversity symbols, school district fires leader

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A school board in Oregon that recently banned teachers from displaying symbols including those supporting gay pride and Black Lives Matter has abruptly fired the superintendent, dee...

NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson criticized over anti-LGBT views

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is facing calls to resign from elected officials and LGBTQ advocacy groups over comments he made criticizing sexual education and likening ga...

Oregon school board ban on anti-racist, LGBT signs draws ire

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon school board has banned educators from displaying Black Lives Matter and gay pride symbols, prompting a torrent of recriminations and threats to boycott the town and its...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

JUNE 26 - JULY 2, 2021 From celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing, to Gay Pride festivities in Panama City, to a farmworker reacting to the ...

With virtual and in-person events, NYC commemorates Pride

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's annual LGBTQ Pride parade was held virtually for the second year in a row Sunday due to the pandemic, but that didn't stop thousands from marching, celebrating and maki...

Big Pride parade in Paris; Turkish police stop marchers

ROME (AP) — Police in riot gear on Saturday blocked streets to try to thwart gay Pride marchers in Istanbul, while thousands turned out joyfully in Paris and elsewhere in Europe after pandemic privati...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 26, the 177th day of 2021. There are 188 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June ...

Vatican moves to tamp down spat with Italy over LGBT rights

MILAN (AP) — The Vatican’s Secretary of State attempted to tamp down controversy Thursday over a Vatican diplomatic communication to Italy, saying the Holy See was not trying to blo...

Activists: Vatican is 'meddling' in Italy's LGBT rights law

MILAN (AP) — The Vatican has formally opposed a proposed Italian law expanding anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community, a leading Italian newspaper reported Tuesday. Activists immediatel...

Warsaw gay pride parade back after backlash, pandemic

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The largest gay pride parade in central Europe took place again in Warsaw on Saturday for the first time in two years after a pandemic-induced break — and amid a backlash in Pola...

Mexico conservatives to sue over gay pride Twitter hacking

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A socially conservative Mexican political party is threatening legal action Friday after someone hacked the Solidarity Encounter Party’s Twitter account and posted the gay pride ban...

Taiwan LGBT movie to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese LGBT drama “MONEYBOYS” will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in July. On Thursday (June 3), the movie made it onto the list of the festival...

Fearsome cosplayers from Taiwan, 'most dangerous place on Earth'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The featured image is one of a number of memes that Taiwanese and foreign residents of Taiwan posted in response to The Economist's headline for its latest edition. ...

South Korea: Transgender soldier suicide brings LGBTQ discrimination to the fore

The death of Byun Hee-soo, a transgender soldier in the South Korean military, has caused an outcry and placed the spotlight on LGBTQ rights in the country. Byun was found dead in her home in Cheongju...

Turkey's LGBT+ endure brutal attacks amid Erdogan reign

When Miras Günes body was found a few days ago, her face was disfigured beyond recognition. The preliminary autopsy report revealed she was beaten to death with a hard object. Investigators are trying...