Colombia set for combative runoff with divisions over peace

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's presidential election is heading into a divisive runoff between two ideological opposites as the conservative first-place finisher in Sunday's voting took a hard lin...

Lebanon LGBT scene empowered despite crackdown

BEIRUT (AP) — It took him more than two months to prepare, coming up with the concept, assembling his outfit and rehearsing. Then on the big night, a five-hour session putting on makeup. The very last...

At 79, Ian McKellen says he has no plans to give up acting

LONDON (AP) — Ian McKellen says he has no plans to retire from acting, but his upcoming performances as King Lear on a London stage may be his last time playing a major Shakespeare role. ...

A first for Georgia: Democrats pick black woman for governor

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats gave Atlanta lawyer Stacey Abrams a chance to become the first black female governor in American history on a primary night that ended well for several women seeking o...

American bishop brings human rights focus to royal wedding

He's the son of an American civil rights activist and the descendant of African slaves. He condemned last year's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville as fascist and he has outspokenly stood up f...

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Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 15, the 135th day of 2018. There are 230 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 15, 19...

Oklahoma governor angers gun and gay rights groups same day

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would have allowed adults to carry handguns without a permit and signed another that permits religious organizations ...

Oklahoma governor signs adoption law opposed by LGBT groups

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a law that gay rights advocates say will allow religious-based adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples, single people and n...

Raul Castro's daughter to push for gay marriage in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Mariela Castro, a Cuban lawmaker and daughter of Communist Party chief Raul Castro, says she will push for gay marriage to be included in a constitutional reform process expected to begi...

Jackie Chan’s estranged daughter blames homophobic parents for homelessness

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Superstar Jackie Chan’s (成龍) estranged daughter, Etta Ng (吳卓林), blames her “homophobic parents” for having to live under a bridge with her Canadian girlf...

Bakery appeals to UK Supreme Court in gay-rights cake case

LONDON (AP) — A bakery owned by a Christian family is asking Britain's Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that it discriminated against a gay customer for refusing to make a cake supporting same-sex m...

Kenya bans 1st Cannes-bound feature film over 'lesbianism'

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has banned the first Kenyan feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, saying it has "clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law." ...

LGBT advocates express opposition to Kansas adoption bill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gay rights advocates from across the country arrived at the Kansas Capitol to oppose an adoption bill that they see as a civil rights setback. The proposal would ...

MSNBC's Reid says homophobic posts were result of hack

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC's Joy Reid insists that homophobic language in one of her old blog posts is the work of a computer hacker and her security expert said Wednesday they have a strong suspicion of w...

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 25, the 115th day of 2018. There are 250 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April ...