- Minnesota college system bars team travel to North Carolina Updated: May-04-16 2:26 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota state university system is prohibiting athletics teams from traveling to tournaments in North Carolina this spring after that state passed a law limiting LGBT protections.
- Government reports drop in overall crime in nation's schools Updated: May-04-16 12:06 am
WASHINGTON - The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.
- Obama to name Stonewall 1st national monument for gay rights Updated: May-03-16 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON - New York's iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Barack Obama is preparing to approve.
- Patron honored by university leaves controversial group Updated: May-03-16 12:08 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A philanthropist being honored by the University of Utah is stepping down from an organization that gay rights groups say has promoted anti-LGBT rhetoric and legislation.
- Recent Kansas Editorials Updated: May-03-16 10:20 am
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- San Rafael coffee shop named Small Business of the Year Updated: May-03-16 10:19 am
SAN RAFAEL, California - A San Rafael-based coffee shop has become the first LGBT company honored as the Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
- Education secretary calls for repeal of 2 transgender laws Updated: May-02-16 5:34 pm
BOSTON - Laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday.
- FDA effort aims to curb smoking in LGBT community Updated: May-02-16 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration's latest anti-smoking campaign takes aim at young adults in the LGBT community, who officials say are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as their peers.
- Country stars plan to continue playing in North Carolina Updated: May-02-16 1:00 pm
INGLEWOOD, California - Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Ringo Starr and other artists plan to skip North Carolina performances as part of a musicians' boycott over a new law that limits protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, but several stars at Sunday's American Country Countdown Awards said they plan to stand by their fans.
- LGBT inclusion in films static, diversity drops, study says Updated: May-02-16 6:36 am
LOS ANGELES - Hollywood films remained static in their inclusiveness of LGBT characters in 2015, but the racial diversity of those characters fell dramatically, according to the findings of GLAAD's annual study.
- LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi law Updated: May-01-16 9:14 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they're not giving up their fight.
- Boise's LGBT liaison officer works to help community Updated: May-01-16 3:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Boise Police Department says appointing an officer to serve as a LGBT liaison has helped rebuild trust inside the community.
- Bill would require colleges to reveal religious exemptions Updated: May-01-16 3:58 pm
BOSTON - Congresswoman Katherine Clark is pushing legislation she says will help members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community make more informed decisions about college.
- 3 leading candidates vie to replace retiring Rep. McDermott Updated: May-01-16 11:03 am
SEATTLE - The three leading candidates to replace U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott are pushing to distinguish themselves in Washington's deeply liberal 7th Congressional District.
- Vermont company to donate to NC gender law repeal Updated: May-01-16 10:15 am
WILLISTON, Vermont - AllEarth Renewables, a Vermont-based solar tracker manufacturer, has announced the company will donate a portion of every tracker sale in North Carolina to the repeal effort of state law HB 2, which it calls discriminatory.
- 3 detained in Bangladesh after stabbing death of Hindu man Updated: May-01-16 8:47 am
NEW DELHI - Police in Bangladesh detained three men Sunday, including the head of an Islamic school, in connection with the stabbing death of a Hindu tailor in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.
- Openly gay rock singer changing tune on Mormon religion Updated: Apr-30-16 10:07 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Two years after coming out as gay and praising the Mormon church for offering support, the lead singer of a popular rock band is denouncing his faith in his latest music video.
- Grammy museums director wants repeal of Mississippi LGBT law Updated: Apr-30-16 4:25 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - After opening the only Grammy Museum outside Los Angeles in the Mississippi Delta, the museums' director Bob Santelli had planned to bring his 28-year-old son to visit the high-tech facility honoring the cradle of the blues.
- Judge: California police targeted gays in sting operations Updated: Apr-30-16 3:35 pm
LONG BEACH, California - A judge who said police improperly targeted gay men in sting operations has dismissed charges of lewd conduct and indecent exposure against a man who was arrested in a public bathroom.
- Episcopal priest who helped church through split to leave Updated: Apr-30-16 2:58 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Rev. Jerry Smith, who helped St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church heal after a congregational split about a dozen years ago, is leaving the parish for a new post in Florida.
- The Latest: Kasich calls for balance on gay rights, religion Updated: Apr-29-16 7:40 pm
BURLINGAME, California - The Latest on the California Republican Party's convention, a stage for the GOP presidential candidates (all times local):
- North Carolina lawmaker defends law, acknowledges fallout Updated: Apr-29-16 4:20 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A top lawmaker has told business leaders he respects their right to speak out against a North Carolina law limiting protections for LGBT people - but that he's not changing his mind about it.
- Gordon college says lawsuit 'grossly misrepresents' facts Updated: Apr-29-16 8:57 am
WENHAM, Massachusetts - A Christian college in Massachusetts says it's "saddened and disappointed" about a lawsuit that alleges it disciplined a professor for opposing the school's stance on gay workers.
- Lawsuit says college disciplined professor over LGBT dispute Updated: Apr-28-16 5:49 pm
WENHAM, Massachusetts - A Christian college in Massachusetts is being sued over allegations that it disciplined a professor for opposing the school's stance on hiring gay workers.
- GOP senator blocks vote on Army secretary over Guantanamo Updated: Apr-28-16 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON - The nomination of President Barack Obama's choice to serve as Army secretary remains blocked by a Kansas senator over administration efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer detainees to the U.S.