Gays and lesbians

In this Saturday, June 22, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., speaks at the South Carolina Democratic Party state convention in Columbia, S.C. Buttigieg is focusing his efforts this weekend on campaigning in South Carolina, where the majority of Democratic primary voters are black. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
August 16, 2019 - 12:09 am
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In South Carolina, many religious black voters are facing a conflict between a cultural openness for same-sex marriage and their deeply held biblical convictions that could impede support for the 2020 race's only gay candidate: Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj). The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, novelist Nicholas Sparks attends a special screening in Los Angeles. The trial is getting underway, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in a lawsuit that accuses Sparks of defaming the former headmaster of a private Christian school he founded in North Carolina. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 15, 2019 - 6:07 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The private Christian school that novelist Nicholas Sparks founded in his North Carolina hometown was gripped by one small crisis after another and demanding too much of his attention until the headmaster he initially championed was cut loose, the writer said Thursday. Sparks...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, file photo, Octavia Spencer arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Spencer will be honored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network with its Inspiration Award at a gala in October 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
August 13, 2019 - 10:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Octavia Spencer will be honored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network with its Inspiration Award at a gala later this year. The group known as GLSEN announced Tuesday that the star of "Hidden Figures and "The Help" will receive the honor at the group's Respect Awards...
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Rachel Skarsten, from left, Ruby Rose and Meagan Tandy participate in The CW "Batwoman" panel during the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
August 04, 2019 - 7:07 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ruby Rose suffered the slings and arrows from schoolmates about being different before the rise of social media. The 33-year-old gender-fluid actress — who came out as a lesbian at age 12 in her native Australia — hopes her title role on The CW's new series "Batwoman"...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 28, 2014 file photo a woman kisses a baby next to a man wearing a shirt reading "SOS Homophobia" during the annual Gay Pride march in Paris, France. Single women and lesbians in France won't have to go abroad to have babies anymore under a proposed new law that would give them access to medically assisted reproduction for the first time. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
August 04, 2019 - 5:13 pm
PARIS (AP) — Single women and lesbians in France no longer would have to go abroad to get pregnant with a doctor's help under a proposed law that would give them access to medically assisted reproduction at home for the first time. A bioethics law drafted by French President Emmanuel Macron's...
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People take part in the Amsterdam Pride Parade, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Tens of thousands of spectators are lining one of Amsterdam’s main canals to watch a flotilla of decorated boats make their way through the historic waterway as part of the Dutch capital’s nine-day pride festival. (AP Photo/Michael Corder)
August 03, 2019 - 10:10 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Tens of thousands of spectators are lining an Amsterdam canal to watch a parade of decorated boats during the Dutch capital's LGBT pride festival. Organizers said 80 boats officially took part in the canal parade on Saturday, including ones representing Dutch police, the military...
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House leader Carlos Mendez Nunez speaks during a press conference regarding the nomination process for the next secretary of state, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Puerto Rican politics were in full-blown crisis Thursday as confirmation of the nominee to succeed departing Gov. Ricardo Rossello was delayed into next week, casting doubt over who will become governor when Rossello leaves office tomorrow. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
August 01, 2019 - 5:51 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Less than 24 hours before Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was expected to leave office, Puerto Ricans had no idea who would replace him as political chaos threatened to paralyze the island with a constitutional crisis. Rosselló has promised to step down at 5 p.m. Friday in...
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August 01, 2019 - 7:41 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian investigators say they have arrested a suspect in the killing of an LGBT rights activist in St. Petersburg, and that the person initially detained for the crime is no longer a suspect. Yelena Grigorieva's body was found on a St. Petersburg street in July with eight stab wounds...
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People gather to show support for the LGBT community and to show solidarity with the LGBT rights march that was attacked by far-right extremists last week in the city of Bialystok, in front of the Palace of Culture and Science, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Similar rallies of solidarity were held in other Polish cities. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 28, 2019 - 9:50 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition left-wing parties have staged a rally against violence in the eastern city of Bialystok where a LGBT rights march was attacked last week by far-right groups. Hundreds attended the downtown rally Sunday, many carrying rainbow and European Union flags. Left-...
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July 27, 2019 - 12:07 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands have attended rallies across Poland calling for tolerance and showing support for the LGBT community, whose march last week in the city of Bialystok was attacked by right-wing radicals. In Warsaw, a crowd of several hundred gathered in a downtown square Saturday with...
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