3 out of 4 Americans support LGBTQ ad campaigns, GLAAD survey finds
More than half of people polled said seeing LGBTQ people in ads makes them "more comfortable with people who are different than themselves."
Uganda president signs tough anti-gay bill into law with death penalty in some cases
The new law prescribes the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality," which is defined as cases of sexual relations involving people infected with HIV as well as with minors and other categories of vulnerable people.
Here are the restrictions on transgender people proceeding in US statehouses
Missouri and Nebraska proposals are poised for action and could add to the list of at least 17 states that have enacted laws restricting or banning gender affirming care for minors.
FDA finalizes blood-donation rules to allow more gay, bisexual men
The updated FDA guidelines do away with a requirement that men who have sex with men abstain from sex for three months prior to giving blood.
Oregon mom sues state for denying adoption over her gender beliefs
The mom of five alleges her religious beliefs on gender prevented her from adopting a pair of siblings in Oregon.
Kansas approves bill to end gender-affirming care for transgender youth
The bill requires the state’s medical board to revoke the licenses of doctors who provide gender-affirming care to minors, even though professionals who deal with transgender youth see such care as vital to helping their mental health and preventing suicides.
'Doctor Who' adds Seattle-based 'Drag Race' winner for 'major role'
Award-winning performer and Seattle-based drag queen Jinkx Monsoon has landed a ‘major role’ in the long-running BBC series, Doctor Who.
Auburn family's home vandalized with swastikas, targeted with explosives because of pride flags
An Auburn family said they are looking for answers after dealing with months of harassment, vandalism and explosives being tossed into their yard because of the LGBTQ+ pride flags they have up.
Darcelle, world's oldest working drag queen, dies at 92
Walter Cole, better known as the iconic drag queen who performed for decades as Darcelle XV and a fearless advocate for Portland's LGBTQ+ community, has died of natural causes in Portland, Oregon. He was 92.
UN rights chief calls Uganda anti-LGBTQ bill 'deeply troubling'
The anti-LGBTQ bill in Uganda prescribes harsh penalties for some homosexual offenses, including death and life imprisonment.
Capitol Hill Queer/Pride Festival returns this summer
The three-day Queer/Pride Festival is returning once again this summer to Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, and tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 8.
'It has nothing to do with our religion'; SPU students await lawsuit decision
The fight continues as Seattle Pacific University students try to hold the school's leadership accountable for what they say are anti-LGBTQ+ hiring policies.
Pope Francis says homosexuality is a ‘sin,’ but ‘not a crime’
Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust” and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.
Church of England refuses to preside over same-sex marriages
"Blessings" from the Church of England for same-sex marriage are allowed, but same-sex couples are still not allowed to marry in its churches.
States target transgender health care in first bills of 2023
More than two dozen bills seeking to restrict transgender health care access have been introduced across 11 states for the legislative sessions beginning in early 2023.
Biden signs gay marriage bill at White House ceremony
President Joe Biden signed gay marriage legislation into law Tuesday before a crowd of thousands, a ceremony that reflected growing acceptance of same-sex unions.
Renton brewery hosting 'Drag Queen Story Time' shot at, police investigating it as a hate crime
Renton Police are investigating a shooting at Brewmaster's Taproom as a hate crime. Thankfully, the only damage sustained was a shattered window, but the owner and several patrons believe the shooting was tied to the brewery hosting a "Drag Queen Story Time."
House passes bill protecting same-sex, interracial marriages, sends to Biden
The House has given final approval to protections for same-sex marriages.
Putin signs law expanding Russia's rules against LGBT 'propaganda'
Russia’s new law outlaws advertising, media and online resources, books, films and theater productions deemed to contain such LGBT “propaganda.”
Supreme Court justices spar in latest clash of religion and gay rights
The Supreme Court on Monday heard the case of a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for gay couples.