Taiwan celebrates LGBT rights at Edinburgh Pride parade

TAIPEI -- (Taiwan News) The annual Edinburgh Pride parade featured a team from Taiwan this year in the Scottish capital on Saturday (June 22). The Taiwan team was celebrating its status as the firs...

Cuomo's legal counsel to head major LGBTQ-rights group

NEW YORK (AP) — Alphonso David, a civil rights lawyer who has been serving as chief counsel to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was named Tuesday as the new president of the Human Rights Campaign, the larg...

AP-NORC poll: Still some extra hurdles for LGBT candidates

NEW YORK (AP) — A sizable number of U.S. voters say they'd have some hesitancy about supporting an LGBT candidate for president, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Publi...

Japan’s Ibaraki to issue civil union pact to same-sex couples from July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The governor of Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城) in Japan announced on Monday (June 24) it will begin issuing civil union certificates to same-sex couples from July 1, reported Central ...

Stories of Stonewall: How the LGBTQ rebellion left a legacy

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Olenick was 19 and living a secret social life, letting loose with friends at a speakeasy-like bar with blacked-out windows and one of the few floors in town where men danced w...

Taiwan sees over 1,000 same-sex couples marry, 2 divorce since May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Since Taiwan became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage in Asia on May 24, 1,173 same-sex couples have wed, including 28 transnational couples, and two have already...

Taiwan government urged to foster gender equality in schools

A legislator and several civic groups called on the government Sunday work harder toward achieving gender equality in schools, at an event to mark the 15th anniversary of a law to raise gender awarene...

Roy Moore running for Senate despite discouragement from GOP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore, a former judge who defiantly opposed gay marriage and defended the public display of the Ten Commandments, has jumped into the race for a U.S. Sen...

The Latest: Roy Moore announces another run for US Senate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Roy Moore's decision on whether to run for U.S. Senate (all times local): 2 p.m. Alabama Republican Roy Moore has announced he...

Diocese: School with gay teacher cannot use Catholic name

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Archdiocese of Indianapolis says it no longer will recognize a Jesuit high school as Catholic because it refuses to fire a teacher who's in a same-sex marriage. ...

Alabama's Roy Moore to announce US Senate plans Thursday

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore will announce today if he's running for U.S. Senate in 2020. Moore has scheduled a Thursday afternoon announcement in Montgomery....

Taiwan sees first same-sex divorce less than 1 month since legalization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A couple in southern Taiwan had the dubious distinction of being the first in Taiwan and Asia to file for a same-sex divorce, a little over three weeks after same-sex marriage ...

50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

NEW YORK (AP) — They didn't set out to change history; they weren't the first LGBT Americans to mobilize against bias. Yet the June 1969 uprising by young gays, lesbians and transgen...

50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

NEW YORK (AP) — They didn't set out to change history; they weren't the first LGBT Americans to mobilize against bias. Yet the June 1969 uprising by young gays, lesbians and transgen...

Ecuador high court approves marriage for 2 gay couples

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's highest court on constitutional norms has granted two gay couples the right to marry in a landmark case seeking to expand LGBT rights in the small South American nation...