Gay rights

Watch Gay Student's Homecoming Proposal To Straight Best Friend

17-year-old Alexander asked his straight best friend, Erick, to be his homecoming date in a heartwarming way. The high school senior popped the question to his pal, who is on the football team. And even though he’s not gay -- he said yes to set an example that straight and gay men can be friends.
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Polish police use tear gas to protect gay rights march

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish police used tear gas and a water cannon Saturday against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland. More than 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists with rainbow-colored flags...
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Tens of thousands in Berlin protest racism, discrimination

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people protested racism and discrimination Saturday in Berlin, a demonstration that came amid rising concerns about Germany's increasingly confident far right. A wide range of groups, including pro-refugee, gay rights and Muslim organizations, backed the "...
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Matthew Shepard's murder still haunts Wyoming after 20 years

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S. and turned the sandy-haired college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for acceptance and equal rights. But two decades after Matthew...
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Mixed views on hate crime law bearing Matthew Shepard's name

NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty years after Matthew Shepard's death , the federal hate crimes law bearing his name is viewed with mixed feelings by LGBT and anti-violence organizations that lobbied over nearly a decade for its passage. President Barack Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr...
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Virgin Atlantic To Host First Transatlantic ‘Pride Flight’

Virgin Atlantic airlines will be taking Pride celebrations to new heights. For the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the first ever New York City Pride parade, Virgin will host a Pride flight from London to NYC.
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Taylor Swift makes politics personal with endorsement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift's first big jump into politics might have gained her some extra haters, but many observers don't think her endorsement in a competitive midterm U.S. Senate race will result in a massive backlash against the country-singer-turned-pop-star. President Trump and...
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Brazil leans toward unsparing vision of far-right Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The far-right former army captain who looks likely to become Brazil's next president promised nothing short of a complete overhaul of Latin America's largest nation, vowing Monday to combat the evils of corruption by gutting government ministries and privatizing state...
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Mormons to spend less time at church on Sundays, leaders say

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormons will start spending less time at church each Sunday — two hours instead of three — after a change announced Saturday aimed at making worship more manageable for members around the globe. The switch, which takes effect in January, is a significant one for Mormons, who...
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Zoo Says Gay Penguin Couple Wanting A Baby Kidnapped A Penguin Chick

Things got wild at a Denmark zoo when staff say a gay penguin couple kidnapped another penguin chick. Zookeepers say the couple wanted a child, and they may have thought the chick’s mom and dad were neglecting it, when they each walked away for their baths.
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