Thousands across Poland hold rallies for LGBT rights

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 rainbow flags. The “Warsaw against violence” rally […]

Thousands march for LGBT rights in Ukraine’s capital

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of supporters of LGBT rights have marched through the center of Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, under a heavy police presence to separate them from opponents. Police said Sunday that nine people were arrested on suspicion of preparing provocations against participants in the Kiev Pride event. Ukrainian news reports estimated the number […]

The Latest: High court appears split over LGBT rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over LGBT rights (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A seemingly divided Supreme Court is considering whether federal civil rights law protects LGBT people from job discrimination. Justice Neil Gorsuch said in arguments Wednesday that the case seems close, but he wonders whether the justices should consider […]

Abortion, immigrants, LGBT rights top high court’s new term

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights as well as protections for young immigrants and LGBT people top an election-year agenda for the Supreme Court. Its conservative majority will have ample opportunity to flex its muscle, testing Chief Justice John Roberts’ attempts to keep the court clear of Washington partisan politics. Guns could be part of a […]

Divided Supreme Court weighs LGBT people’s rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, with one conservative justice wondering if the court should take heed of “massive social upheaval” that could follow a ruling in their favor. With the court’s four liberal justices likely to […]

Trump’s military transgender ban prompts LGBT outrage

Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump’s campaign promises to be their friend. But with his move Wednesday to ban transgender people from military service, on top of other actions and appointments, they now see him as openly hostile.

Germany condemns killing of Russian LGBT activist

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is condemning the killing of a political activist in Russia and urging authorities to find out whether the crime was related to her advocacy of LGBT rights. Yelena Grigorieva’s body was found Saturday near her home with eight stab wounds and signs of strangling. Homosexuality is not criminalized in Russia, but […]

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