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In Milan, Gucci, Sunnei, Missoni focus on transformation

Sep. 23, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Milan runway was all about transformation on Friday, the third day of Milan Fashion Week mostly womenswear previews for next spring and summer. Sometimes it was about inner transformation, like at Gucci, sometimes about upgrading your style game, like at Sunnei,...

Tutu's daughter barred from funeral role over gay marriage

Sep. 23, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been barred from officiating at a funeral in a church in England because she is married to a woman, the BBC reported Friday. Mpho Tutu van Furth, who is an ordained Episcopal priest in the U.S., had been asked to oversee the...

Turkey: Anti-LGBTQ display reflects nation's political shift

Sep. 23, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The 25-year-old translator by day and trans drag performer by night felt overwhelming panic and anxiety when several thousand demonstrators gathered and marched Sunday in Turkey to demand a ban on what they consider gay propaganda and to outlaw LGBTQ organizations. ...

Maine OKs 1st religious school for tuition reimbursement

Sep. 22, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is ready to fund tuition for some religious school students for the first time since a Supreme Court ruling in June ordered the state to treat those schools the same as other private schools regarding tuition reimbursement. Cheverus High School, a...

GOP hits Kansas governor hard on trans athletes, her new ad

Sep. 21, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Democratic governor launched a new television ad on Wednesday in which she says men don't belong in women's sports. It's a move seeking to blunt Republican attacks on her for vetoing two proposals to ban transgender athletes from girls' and women's school and college...

Social media posts spark calls to investigate Tenn.'s VUMC

Sep. 21, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has called for an investigation into a pediatric transgender health clinic after videos surfaced on social media of a doctor touting that gender-affirming procedures are “huge money makers” for hospitals and a staffer saying anyone with a...

World Cup captains want to wear rainbow armbands in Qatar

Sep. 21, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA came under pressure Wednesday from several European soccer federations who want their captains to wear an armband with a rainbow heart design during World Cup games in Qatar to campaign against discrimination. France and Germany, the last two World Cup champions,...

Qatari ambassador faces LGBT-rights appeal before World Cup

Sep. 20, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Qatar’s ambassador to Germany was urged Monday to abolish his country’s penalties for homosexuality at a human rights congress hosted by the German soccer federation two months before the Middle East country stages the World Cup. Fan representative Dario Minden...

Belgian bishops propose prayer for gay couples, not marriage

Sep. 20, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Belgian bishops on Tuesday published a proposed text for a prayer liturgy for same-sex couples that includes prayers, Scriptural readings and expressions of commitment, despite a 2021 Vatican directive barring church blessings for gay couples. The Flemish-speaking...

Thousands march in Turkey to demand ban on LGBTQ groups

Sep. 18, 2022 13:52 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — An anti-LGBTQ group marched Sunday in Istanbul, demanding that LGBTQ associations be shuttered and their activities banned, in the largest demonstration of its kind in Turkey. Several thousand people joined the demonstration dubbed “The Big Family Gathering.”...