LGBTQ

Virginia bans conversion therapy for minors

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Gov. Ralph Northam signed the measure into law Tuesday. It bans licensed therapists and counselors from subjecting minors to the practice.Read more

Idaho House passes bill that would ban transgender female athletes

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House Bill 500 would prevent transgender women from competing in Idaho high school and college sports.Read more

Disney introduces its first official gay character

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Disney and Pixar's "Onward" director confirms the animated movie will introduce the first self-identifying LGBTQ character into the Pixar world.Read more


Tenn. governor signs bill allowing agencies to deny adoptions on moral grounds

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Tennessee state senators voted 20 to 6 to pass a bill that would allow private agencies to deny adoptions on moral and religious grounds, including denying same-sex...Read more

Merriam-Webster declares 'they' its 2019 word of the year

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A common but increasingly mighty and very busy little word, “they,” has an accolade all its own.Read more

Buttigieg turns to black pastor to discuss racism, poverty

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As he tries to win over black voters in his presidential bid, Pete Buttigieg spent Sunday in a Carolina church discussing topics including health care and climate change.Read more

Michigan changes transgender policy for driver’s licenses

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Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says her department is making it easier for transgender people to get a driver’s license or state ID card.Read more

Kansas City bans gay conversion therapy

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Conversion therapy for LGBTQ young people will not be allowed in Kansas City.Read more

Jury awards $19 million to St. Louis police sergeant who says he was told to tone down his 'gayness'

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Sgt. Keith Wildhaber filed a discrimination lawsuit against the St. Louis County Police Department, claiming the department repeatedly passed him over for promotions...Read more


Kellogg's partners with LGBTQ advocacy group to create new cereal

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"All Together Cereal" is a limited-edition cereal box that features smaller boxes of six popular cereals inside.Read more

2020 Democratic candidates pledge support to LGBTQ community

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Addressing an LGBTQ community that has seen gains in equality slipping, Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday promised an aggressive agenda to end workplace...Read more