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Same-sex couples wary despite federal marriage rights bill

Dec. 05, 2022 13:27 PM EST

Mary and Sharon Bishop-Baldwin were jubilant after winning a decadelong fight for the right to wed in Oklahoma. But eight years after tying the knot — on the day they won their lawsuit challenging a state ban on gay marriage — and seven years after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed...

Site of Colorado gay bar shooting 'celebrated' LGBTQ people

Nov. 22, 2022 19:36 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Reese Congleton grew up in Colorado Springs feeling as if she had to keep her queer identity quiet, and because she hadn’t come out to many people, she was nervous to go to Club Q for the first time. But on Monday she recalled how the rainbow lights...

New Orleans cocktail book shows city's elegant drink side

Nov. 21, 2022 08:48 AM EST

If your idea of a New Orleans cocktail is a Kool-Aid colored, alcohol-heavy concoction served in a plastic hand grenade or a novelty glass resembling a hurricane lamp, stop thinking like a college freshman on his first trip to Bourbon Street and take a look at the new book from upscale bar owner...

LA Dodgers donate $1 million to Elton John AIDS Foundation

Nov. 20, 2022 17:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers announced a $1 million donation to the Elton John AIDS Foundation during one of the star's weekend performances at Dodger Stadium, the last North American stop on his final tour. The team's principal owner, Mark Walter, and Dodgers...

EXPLAINER: Islam's ban on alcohol and how it's applied

Nov. 20, 2022 13:06 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Just two days before the World Cup opener, host nation Qatar banned the sale of beer at stadiums in a sudden U-turn that was criticized by some and welcomed by others. Qatari officials have long said they were eager to welcome soccer fans from around the world to...

Where to get a beer? Bars packed amid Qatar's alcohol limits

Nov. 20, 2022 11:09 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Chris, a British fan in Qatar for the World Cup, tried to order a beer with his dinner at a kebab joint on Sunday. He was quickly rebuffed. He sighed and settled for a lemonade instead. “If I were a few years younger, I wouldn't have even come to this World...

Portuguese artist shows fight in creating big installations

Nov. 18, 2022 02:26 AM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — As a former nightclub bouncer and black-belt karate instructor, Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos doesn’t shrink from the challenges thrown up by her latest lavish creation. The 51-year-old, renowned for her big, in-your-face installations, is now...

Qatar hoping to show its soccer passion as World Cup host

Nov. 11, 2022 18:13 PM EST

Qatar made a promise to fans 12 years ago when it started campaigning to host the World Cup: We love soccer just like you, so come and enjoy it with us. The message acknowledged there would be skeptics that a tiny emirate whose team had never been to a World Cup — never played a...