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Swiss approve same-sex marriage by wide margin in referendum

Sep. 26, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Cheers rang out, hugs were exchanged and rainbow-colored flags waved overhead across Switzerland as the Swiss resoundingly voted to allow same-sex couples to marry, final results of a nationwide referendum showed Sunday. Official results showed the...

Group documenting LGBTQ history in the South gets grant

Sep. 25, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A nonprofit organization that documents the history of LGBTQ people in the South has been awarded a $600,000 grant for work in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle. The Birmingham-based Invisible Histories Project, established...

'Marriage for all'? Swiss voters to decide same-sex marriage

Sep. 25, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Voters in Switzerland will decide Sunday whether to allow same-sex marriages in the rich Alpine country, one of the few in Western Europe where gay and lesbian couples do not already have the right to wed. Switzerland has authorized same-sex civil...

10 years after ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ cadets see progress

Sep. 25, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the...

Filmmaker revisits case that challenged her and her 2 moms

Sep. 24, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ry Russo-Young knew she had a story worth hearing, but it was one she was struggling to tell. As a youngster, Russo-Young was at the heart of a legal fight that drew headlines in 1990s America: The two mothers who raised her in New York, including one...

Column: Nassib coming out barely a blip for unbeaten Raiders

Sep. 24, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

There are all sorts of storylines swirling around the Las Vegas Raiders. They go into Sunday's game against Miami looking for their first 3-0 start in almost two decades. Quarterback Derek Carr is playing like an MVP. The defense is much improved. ...

Oregon school board ban on anti-racist, LGBT signs draws ire

Sep. 24, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon school board has banned educators from displaying Black Lives Matter and gay pride symbols, prompting a torrent of recriminations and threats to boycott the town and its businesses. Newberg, a town of 25,000 residents situated 25 miles (40...

Male tennis players surveyed on LGBTQ attitudes, environment

Sep. 24, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

About 60 players on the men’s professional tennis tour have taken part so far in an anonymous, online survey about LGBTQ issues that ATP CEO Massimo Calvelli calls part of a “broader initiative” to create “an environment for players and staff that is inclusive, that is diverse and...

The AP Interview: Hungary committed to contentious LGBT law

Sep. 24, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The right-wing populist government in Hungary is attracting conservative thinkers from the United States who admire its approaches to migration, LGBT issues and national sovereignty — all matters that have put the country at odds with its European partners, who see...

Hate crime against gay man from Cameroon case dismissed

Sep. 23, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A hate crime case in Seattle involving a gay man from Cameroon has been dismissed and the people charged say they were blindsided by the arrests. Police had said a man was attacked outside his apartment in November 2018 and that his mother was assaulted...