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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...

Pakistani police arrests cleric over threats to kill Malala

Jun. 10, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police have arrested a cleric after a video of him went viral on social media, in which he threatens Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai over her recent comments about marriage, officials said Thursday. The cleric, Mufti Sardar Ali...

Mormon sex therapist's ouster stirs worries of shame culture

Jun. 09, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sex therapist Lisa Butterworth has long been willing to delve into sensitive sexuality questions with clients who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They seek her out to have open and frank conversations about the faith’s strict rules. ...

Rhode Island governor signs bill banning child marriage

Jun. 07, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor on Monday signed into law a bill meant to ban child marriage in the state. Democratic Gov. Daniel McKee said the legislation eliminates language in state law allowing youths under the age of 18 to obtain a marriage license...

A journey back through the Kardashians as their TV show ends

Jun. 06, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's almost time for all those famous Kardashians to shuffle off to Hulu and new projects as their 20-season reality TV mainstay comes to an end. But before they do, here's a journey back through the tears, tantrums and togetherness that propelled the...

More than 100 LGBTQ candidates compete in Mexican election

Jun. 02, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For years, transgender activist Roshell Terranova protested in the streets and knocked on the doors of Mexico’s Congress to make the demands of the country's LGBTQ community known. Now thanks to her efforts and an electoral rule change, Terranova is running for Congress...

Warsaw university aims to shape future conservative lawyers

May. 28, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An increasingly influential Polish Catholic legal institute on Friday inaugurated a university in Warsaw that aims to educate a new generation of conservative lawyers in central Europe who it hopes will also shape wider European culture. The...

Rights group urges Japan to update law on changing gender

May. 25, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An international rights group on Tuesday urged Japan to change a law that it says puts “abusive and outdated” burdens on transgender people seeking to have their gender change legally recognized, including sterilization surgery and a psychiatric diagnosis. ...

Nebraska inmates' fight to wed ends after one of them dies

May. 24, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man and a woman convicted in separate murders who fought the state of Nebraska for years for the right to marry each other will never have that chance after one of them died earlier this year. The death of 40-year-old Nicole Wetherell in February...

Nebraska inmates' fight to wed ends after one of them dies

May. 23, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two convicted murderers who fought Nebraska officials in court for years for the right to marry each other will never have the chance to wed after one of their deaths earlier this year. The death of 40-year-old Nicole Wetherell in February also...