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Baker fined for refusing to make transgender transition cake

Jun. 16, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado baker who won a partial victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple violated the state’s anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a birthday cake for a transgender woman, a state judge has ruled. ...

Biden admin extends protections to transgender students

Jun. 16, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday expanded its interpretation of federal sex protections to include transgender and gay students, a move that reverses Trump-era policy and stands against proposals in many states to bar transgender girls from school sports. In a...

Hungary: Demonstrators gather anew to protest anti-LGBT law

Jun. 16, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Several hundred demonstrators gathered in Hungary's capital Wednesday urging the country's president to nullify a newly adopted law that human rights groups say stigmatizes LGBT people and limits their rights. The demonstration at the entrance...

ACLU asks judge to block Arkansas trans youth treatment ban

Jun. 15, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday asked a federal judge to prevent Arkansas from enforcing its ban on gender confirming treatments for transgender youth while a lawsuit challenging the prohibition proceeds. The ACLU requested a...

Hungary: Lawmakers pass law barring LGBT content for minors

Jun. 15, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lawmakers in Hungary approved legislation Tuesday that prohibits sharing with minors any content portraying homosexuality or sex reassignment, something supporters said would help fight pedophilia but which human rights groups denounced as anti-LGBT discrimination. ...

Thousands in Hungary protest anti-LGBT bills on eve of vote

Jun. 14, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Protesters and human rights officials urged lawmakers in Hungary on Monday to reject legislation banning any content portraying or promoting homosexuality or sex reassignment to anyone under 18. Thousands of LGBT activists and others...

Guyana plans to rescind old law against cross-dressing

Jun. 14, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana’s main transgender group on Monday welcomed plans by the parliament to rescind a law against cross-dressing, saying it has been the source of decades of police and state harassment. Lawmakers in the South American nation are in coming...

As police are banned from city Pride parade, suburbs beckon

Jun. 13, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police who have been banned from marching in New York City’s Pride parade are instead able to take part in festivities in the suburbs of Long Island. It’s a twist from a previous era when officers often felt more comfortable marching in the...

First city in South Mississippi recognizes Pride Month

Jun. 12, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — For the first time, the City of Ocean Springs has issued a proclamation recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. For LGBTQ people in Ocean Springs who remember the backlash to a pride march back in 1993, which organizers said was...

In US, Pride Month festivities muted by political setbacks

Jun. 11, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

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, and increasing public acceptance of their basic rights, including record-high support for...