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At LGBTQ Pride, celebration but also worry over civil rights

Jun. 24, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LGBTQ Pride commemorations that sometimes have felt like victory parties for civil rights gains are now grappling with an environment of ramped-up legislative and rhetorical battles over sexual orientation and gender identity, and fears that a Supreme Court ruling on abortion...

With Roe over, some fear rollback of LGBTQ and other rights

Jun. 24, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing states to ban abortion stirred alarm Friday among LGBTQ advocates, who feared that the ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for gay relationships, including the right for same-sex couples to marry. ...

Monkeypox outbreak continuing to grow across Britain

Jun. 24, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British officials said the monkeypox outbreak in the U.K. is continuing to grow across the country, mainly among men who are gay or bisexual, or other men who have sex with men. They urged those with new or multiple sex partners to be vigilant for the symptoms of monkeypox. ...

LGBTQ youth of faith retell their stories to inspire others

Jun. 24, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

Sabrina Hodak grew up in a Modern Jewish Orthodox family but only truly embraced Judaism at age 16, around the same time she understood she was bisexual. It was an upsetting and confusing time, because the same religious mentors who helped her strengthen her beliefs kept saying her...

San Francisco police release photo of alleged subway shooter

Jun. 23, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police in San Francisco were searching Thursday for a man who shot and killed one person and wounded another inside a subway train and then fled when the train stopped in the Castro District, the city’s historically LGBTQ neighborhood. San Francisco police...

LGBTQ students would get new protections under Biden plan

Jun. 23, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday. The proposal, announced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women's rights law, is...

On Title IX's 50th, USOPC seeks accord on transgender policy

Jun. 23, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The biggest gathering of the year for U.S. Olympic policymakers fell on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of Title IX. Not surprisingly, one of the most urgent debates behind closed doors was what the future of the law might mean for transgender athletes in sports. ...

Democrat Chang-Díaz ends campaign for Massachusetts governor

Jun. 23, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz said Thursday that she is ending her campaign for governor of Massachusetts, leaving state Attorney General Maura Healey as the only viable Democrat still in the running. Chang-Díaz, in her announcement that came one year to the day after...

Biden administration proposes new Title IX sexual assault rules, expanding protection for LGBTQ students and for victims

Jun. 23, 2022 11:06 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden administration proposes new Title IX sexual assault rules, expanding protection for LGBTQ students and for victims.

San Francisco subway train shooting kills 1, wounds another

Jun. 22, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting on a San Francisco subway train Wednesday that ended in the city's historically LGBTQ neighborhood just days before Pride celebrations, police said. The shooting occurred shortly before 10 a.m. on a...