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Biden to name Pulse Nightclub a national memorial

President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial. The ...

AMA doctors meet amid vocal backlash over racial equity plan

The nation’s largest, most influential doctors’ group is holding its annual policymaking meeting amid backlash over its most ambitious plan ever — to help dismantle centuries-old racism and bias in al...

In US, Pride Month festivities muted by political setbacks

It’s Pride Month, and gay Americans should have a lot to celebrate: A new president who has pledged to advocate for LGBTQ people, an easing of a pandemic that has disrupted their communal activism, an...

Hungary: Bill would ban 'promoting' homosexuality to minors

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s governing conservative party has prepared new legislation that bans showing pornographic material and any content portraying or promoting sex reassignment or homosex...

Kashmir: LGBT+ demand health care access during COVID pandemic

In the congested Basant Bagh locality in India-administered Kashmir's Srinagar city, Shabnum Subhan, 45, who identifies herself as a transwoman, received a call from a friend in May 2020. The frie...

Congress OKs bill to fight hate crimes vs. Asian Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved legislation Tuesday intended to curtail a striking rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, sending President Joe Biden a bipartisan...

Pakistan: How has COVID impacted the LGBT community?

The COVID-19 pandemic has made being LGBT in Pakistan significantly more difficult, in a country where the community already faces numerous challenges including systemic oppression and social stigma, ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2021. There are 232 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 13...

Jenner's claim she didn't vote at odds with LA county record

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner wants to be governor of California but she took a pass on voting on some of the state's most critical issues last year, from worker rights to taxes and afforda...

Vetoed Arizona sex education bill coming back with changes

PHOENIX (AP) — A contentious sex education bill that was vetoed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey last month is being revived, with the sponsor keeping what she called “the heart” of the proposal, increased ...

Reversing Trump, US restores transgender health protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care, the Biden administration announced Monday, reversing a Trump-era policy that sought to nar...

US to protect gay and transgender people from sex discrimination in health care, breaking with Trump policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — US to protect gay and transgender people from sex discrimination in health care, breaking with Trump policy.

Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Controlling Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, Democrats were hopeful that this would be the year they finally secured civil rights protections for LGBTQ Am...

White House releases Jan. logs of visitors to Biden, aides

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday began voluntarily identifying people who visited with President Joe Biden or his aides, reinstating a practice put in place by Democrat Barack Obama but lat...

NJ school: We've addressed educator's trans-rant beer toss

NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school district says it has responded in a “swift and serious” way to the case of a vice principal who threw beer on people who were videotaping his wife's extended r...