Bill in Vermont would decriminalize prostitution

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont lawmaker hopes to make prostitution safer and remove the stigma that often prevents sex workers from seeking police protection and health care. A b...

California pardons gay civil rights leader in new initiative

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor announced Wednesday that he is posthumously pardoning a gay civil rights leader while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated ...

South Florida businesses feeling benefit of Super Bowl

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Dena Lowell typically employs about 12 full-time people to work in her restaurant and catering company. That is, until Super Bowl week. She’s needed a lot ...

Buttigieg endorsed by major California, Nevada LGBTQ group

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has won the backing of Equality California, one of the nation's largest LGBTQ membership organizations, and its Nevada partner organization, an endorse...

Suit dismissed alleging WVa trans teen harassed in bathroom

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A judge in West Virginia has dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of a transgender male student who said an assistant principal harassed him when he tried to use the boys’ bath...

Ohio judge apologizes for writing homophobic letters in '90s

MAUMEE, Ohio (AP) — A judge in northwest Ohio deeply apologized Thursday for a pair of homophobic letters-to-the-editor he wrote to his college newspaper in the 1990s. Maumee Municip...

S Korean military decides to discharge transgender soldier

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military decided Wednesday to discharge a soldier who recently undertook gender reassignment surgery, a ruling expected to draw strong criticism from human righ...

Schilling the one to watch in next Hall of Fame vote

DETROIT (AP) — Derek Jeter's election to the Hall of Fame marked the seventh straight year with at least one first-ballot honoree. That streak is probably over in 2021. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2020. There are 344 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 22,...

'Out on Television' tracks evolution of LGBTQ portrayals

Actor Wilson Cruz says a new documentary on the evolution of LGBTQ depictions on television is a “love letter” to the medium’s power. It’s also a testament to how LGBTQ people and th...

LGBT activists say new bills target transgender youth

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At the urging of conservative advocacy groups, Republican legislators in more than a dozen states are promoting bills that focus on transgender young people. One batch of bills w...

Appeals court rules against convict over gender pronouns

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A transgender convict has lost a federal appeal to have her name changed in court records — and to have the appeals court refer to her with feminine pronouns. The ...

South Korea to decide fate of 1st transgender soldier

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In the first such case in South Korea, military officials will determine next week whether to discharge a solider who recently undertook gender reassessment surgery, official...

Muslim millennial's site dispels stereotypes for millions

NEW YORK (AP) — Today she travels the world, attends a red-carpet movie premiere and sits on panels with astronauts, former presidents and feminist icons. But in the years after 9/11...

Imam in Uganda is mocked for mistakenly marrying a man

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A gay rights activist in Uganda says criticism of a local imam who unknowingly married a man in a Muslim ceremony highlights intolerance in the East African country. ...