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Polis, 1st openly gay governor elected, marries in Colorado

Sep. 16, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado's Jared Polis, who became the first openly gay man in the United States to be elected governor in 2018, has married his longtime partner and first gentleman Marlon Reis, a writer and animal welfare advocate. Polis, 46, and Reis, 40, were...

Gay senator slams removal of Missouri gay history exhibit

Sep. 15, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A gay Missouri lawmaker on Wednesday decried the removal of an LGBTQ history exhibit from the state Capitol. The exhibit on the gay rights movement in Kansas City was only up for four days before it was removed from the Missouri State Museum...

Review: Drag queen dreams in ‘Talking About Jamie’

Sep. 15, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” a predictable and glossy “Billy Elliot”-like musical of British working-class aspiration that’s nevertheless a joy, is the kind of movie that might have once been made about the trials of coming out as a young gay man. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 15, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Sept 13, 2021. Editorial: Jan. 6 justice begins It’s a dubious distinction to be the first Triad resident convicted of a misdemeanor in relation to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol. It’s not something, we...

Poll shows Swiss voters on track to back same-sex marriage

Sep. 15, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A poll released Wednesday suggests Swiss voters are on track to vote yes in a “marriage for all” referendum, which supporters see as a key step for equal rights, but opponents fear could erode traditional family values. The latest poll for public...

Emails reveal conflict over Missouri LGBTQ history exhibit

Sep. 14, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State Museum employees tried to defend an LGBTQ history exhibit to state officials before it was removed from the state Capitol after being displayed only four days, according to emails between museum and state officials. Museum Director...

Biden nominates first LGBT woman to federal circuit court

Sep. 14, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating a Vermont judge who played a critical role in paving the way for the legalization of same-sex marriage to become the first openly LGBT woman to serve on any federal circuit court. The White House announced Thursday...

Federal govt launches civil rights probe of Georgia prisons

Sep. 14, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced a statewide civil rights investigation into Georgia prisons, citing particular concern about violence. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke, who oversees the department's civil rights division, said...

Nassib's strip-sack helps Raiders in OT victory over Ravens

Sep. 14, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib described the electric atmosphere inside a frenzied Allegiant Stadium with one word: “Bananas.” But of the 61,756 rabid fans in attendance for “Monday Night Football,” one just happened to be a...

1st female LGBT federal appeals court nominee to get hearing

Sep. 14, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is considering President Joe Biden's nomination of a Vermont judge who played a role in the state’s passage of the first-in-the-nation civil unions law, a forerunner of same-sex marriage, to become the first openly LGBT woman to...