Column: Let's hope gay Olympians spark even greater change

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — They are the stars of the Winter Games, and not for what they've done on the ice and slopes. Gay athletes have made their presence felt like never befor...

What to watch from the Pyeongchang Olympics on Day 7

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Happy New Year! South Korea is celebrating its biggest holiday Friday with fireworks, cultural events and more curling. There will be lots of other Olympic feats of gre...

Opponents of gay marriage in Taiwan push back against Constitutional Court ruling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Feb. 13, the Alliance of Taiwan Religious Groups for the Protection of the Family filed a motion with the Taiwan High Court Administration to call for the Consitiutiona...

Romney's Senate bid to mark latest campaign over 2 decades

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney's announcement Thursday of a run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah is his latest bid for public office since he first jumped into politics more than 20 years ago. ...

Tom Daley, Dustin Lance Black announce impending fatherhood

LONDON (AP) — British diver Tom Daley and screenwriter husband Dustin Lance Black have announced that they are to become parents. The couple is pictured in an Instagram photo Wednesd...

Column: A medalist now too, Rippon embraces role at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — He's 28, which is awfully old for a figure skater in the Olympics. That might have been the storyline on Adam Rippon at this Olympics, and it's not a ...

US skater Rippon wants Pence spat to take backseat to games

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Adam Rippon doesn't want his monthlong dispute with Mike Pence over the vice president's record on gay rights to overshadow his long-awaited Olympic performance. ...

Publix reverses, will cover HIV prevention drug for workers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Southeast's largest supermarket chain says it is changing its employee prescription plan to cover a drug that helps prevent HIV infections, resolving an omission that ...

Russia registers its 1st same-sex marriage _ by mistake

MOSCOW (AP) — Two men have been able to register their marriage in Russia, a first for the country that the Interior Ministry attributes to a bureaucratic error. Russia doesn't recog...

Gay rights coalition launches campaign for legalizing same-sex marriage in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A gay rights coalition set up a billboard advertisement right across from the Executive Yuan offices, calling for legalizing same-sex marriage in Taiwan. The count...

Blood donation rules for gay men in Taiwan to be relaxed in May 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Gay men in Taiwan will be permitted to donate blood under new rules set to be implemented in May by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW). According to the MOH...

Iowa lawsuit pits gay rights against religious freedom

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with a conservative Christian student group that denied a leadership position to a student who is gay. Th...

Justices won't step into Mississippi gay rights legal fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to intervene in a legal fight over a Mississippi law that lets government workers and private business people cite their own religious beliefs to deny s...

India's top court to re-examine gay rights

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court says it will re-examine its earlier decision upholding a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison. India'...

Activists to copy Illinois 'gay panic defense' ban elsewhere

CHICAGO (AP) — Starting in January, Illinois is outlawing a rare criminal defense argument allowing the use of a victim's sexual orientation as justification for violent crime. It's a ban that gay rig...