Latest Sexual orientation discrimination News

Both sides see high stakes in gay rights Supreme Court case

Dec. 03, 2022 10:52 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is being warned about the potentially dire consequences of a case next week involving a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for same-sex couples. Rule for the designer and the justices will expose not only same-sex...

Influential Iraqi cleric launches anti-LGBTQ campaign

Dec. 02, 2022 13:40 PM EST

An influential Iraqi cleric who announced his withdrawal from politics four months ago has broken a period of relative silence to launch an anti-LGBTQ campaign. Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr posted a statement on Twitter Wednesday calling for “believing men and women (to) unite all...

Anti-transgender legislation resonates on Day of Remembrance

Nov. 20, 2022 20:26 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Persistent efforts by North Carolina's legislature to restrict transgender lives cast a shadow over Callum Bradford as he grew up in Chapel Hill, following him through his journey of self-discovery, coming out and obtaining the gender-affirming health care the 16-year-old...

Mothers of LGBTQ children join forces in Latin America

Nov. 20, 2022 09:56 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Fabu Olmedo is so nervous about clubs and restaurants in Paraguay that before a night out she often contacts one to make sure that she'll be let in and won't be attacked or harassed. Olmedo doesn't know if she can go out in public safely becauses...

District to revive student newspaper axed after LGBTQ issue

Nov. 14, 2022 15:31 PM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska public school district that shuttered a student newspaper following an LGBTQ-focused edition has agreed to bring it back next year in digital form, according to the teacher who advised the publication. That's not good enough, according to a...

Dubbed torture, ID policies leave transgender people sterile

Nov. 11, 2022 00:09 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — She was the only woman soldier working in the guard room, surrounded by men who harassed and frightened her after she said she was transgender. She tried to ignore them as they opened up their shirts and pretended to rape each other, while beckoning her to join them. ...

Some LGBTQ fans skip Qatar World Cup, fearing hostility

Nov. 09, 2022 07:07 AM EST

At first, Saskia Niño de Rivera was excited about going to Qatar for a World Cup that would mark a significant professional event for her partner, a sports agent for Mexico soccer players. She even contemplated privately proposing there during a game, and posting photos once they left the country....

Designer ready for high court fight on excluding gay couples

Nov. 08, 2022 00:55 AM EST

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Christian web designer who contends her religious beliefs prevent her from making wedding websites for gay couples said Monday that her legal battle in the U.S. Supreme Court next month is about protecting everyone’s right to free speech. Lorie Smith...

Man who won gay rights case at SCOTUS agrees to settlement

Nov. 04, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia county has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a man whose case was one of three that led to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment. The Clayton County Board of...

US appeals court: Beauty pageant can bar trans contestants

Nov. 03, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal appellate court on Wednesday said a national beauty pageant has a First Amendment right to exclude a transgender woman from competing because including her could interfere with the message the pageant has said it wants to send about "what it means to be a woman.” ...