Gays and lesbians

FILE - In this Saturday, May 20, 2017 file photo, a child holds a sign that reads "No to homosexual marriages and adoptions" during a counter march before of a gay pride parade in Bucharest, Romania. Religious protesters in Romania have disrupted the screening of two movies in Bucharest in Feb. 2018, saying they violate traditional values. The recent protests illustrate divided views about homosexuality, a provocative and difficult topic in the European Union member. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, file)
February 19, 2018 - 10:02 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Religious protesters in Romania have disrupted the screenings of two movies featuring gay themes, saying they violate traditional values. In response, a new screening of the Cannes award-winning movie "120 Beats Per Minute" is going to be held Tuesday in Bucharest. The...
Read More
Gus Kenworthy, of the United States, jumps during the men's slopestyle final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
February 18, 2018 - 3:22 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Forget about the bobbled runs, the broken thumb, the searing pain in his hip and, yes, even the unforgiving scoreboard that showed Gus Kenworthy finishing in last place at the Olympics. The day began with a kiss . For Kenworthy and his ever-growing legion of fans,...
Read More
Adam Rippon of the United States reacts following his performance in the men's free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
February 17, 2018 - 4:52 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Adam Rippon put his hands over his face and let the cheers wash over. He waved and smiled, and when the crowd kept clapping, he jumped where he stood and swung his arms to egg them on. Ever the showman, and with his trademark grace and flair, Rippon took his final...
Read More
Adam Rippon of the United States reacts after his performance in the men's single skating free skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 7:08 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — He's 28, which is awfully old for a figure skater in the Olympics. That might have been the storyline on Adam Rippon at this Olympics, and it's not a bad hook. The last time a figure skater so old made his Olympic debut was 1936, when NBC was just a radio network and...
Read More
A member of the Unidos da Tijuca samba school performs on a float during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 12, 2018 - 10:03 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's top samba schools danced and sang hard Monday as millions of other Brazilians did the same during nationwide Carnival celebrations that ridiculed local and world leaders, called for tolerance and pushed the boundaries of just about everything. Instead of the...
Read More
February 12, 2018 - 3:33 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor is urging the state's highest court to rule in favor of a company whose owner refused to print T-shirts for a gay rights festival because of his Christian beliefs. Attorneys for Gov. Matt Bevin have asked to file a brief with the Kentucky Supreme...
Read More
February 12, 2018 - 8:20 am
MIAMI (AP) — A gay schoolteacher has been fired by a Miami Catholic school after marrying her same-sex partner in an apparent violation of church rules, church officials said. Archdiocese of Miami officials confirmed to the Miami Herald that first-grade teacher Jocelyn Morffi lost her job at Saints...
Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, U.S. freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy poses for a portrait at the Team USA Winter Olympics media summit in Park City, Utah. Kenworthy already has an Olympic medal, from Sochi, and the chance for another at the games in Pyeongchang. But what gives the skier even greater satisfaction than winning is when his pioneering and still rare example as an openly gay athlete encourages others be open about themselves, too. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 11, 2018 - 3:42 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — At the Sochi Games, he was the medal-winning athlete who overshadowed that achievement by rescuing five stray dogs. In Pyeongchang, he's vacuuming up attention with his "We're here. We're queer. Get used to it" posts and photos of him kissing skater Adam Rippon, and...
Read More
February 08, 2018 - 4:39 pm
RIVERVIEW, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan church under fire over a workshop likened to conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth is now being accused by a former church member of praying over her transgender son to release the "demon" from him. Kim Tooley and her son Seth attended Metro City Church in Riverview...
Read More
FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2018, file photo, Adam Rippon performs during the men's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif. Rippon remains open to speaking with Mike Pence over the vice president’s conservative stance on gay rights after the Pyeongchang Olympics. The openly gay Rippon criticized the White House last month for choosing Pence to lead the official U.S. delegation for the Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, opening ceremony. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 08, 2018 - 3:43 pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Adam Rippon doesn't want his monthlong dispute with Mike Pence over the vice president's record on gay rights to overshadow his long-awaited Olympic performance. Or those of the rest of the American team. One of two openly gay U.S. athletes at the Pyeongchang Games,...
Read More

Pages