Gays and lesbians

In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 Brenda Scurlock is shown in her home in Lumber Bridge, N.C. holding a newspaper clipping about her son's murder. Scurlock's son Avery Scurlock, who used the name Chanel when dressing as a woman in social settings and hoped to have sex reassignment surgery, was found shot to death in June. This death of a transgender person in North Carolina is one of 18 so far this year, and 17 of the victims have been black women. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
September 12, 2019 - 1:26 am
LUMBER BRIDGE, N.C. (AP) — A slaying in eastern North Carolina this summer left another victim in a deadly year for transgender people. The Human Rights Campaign says 23-year-old Avery Scurlock of Lumber Bridge was one of 18 transgender people killed in the U.S. so far this year. Seventeen were...
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White House lawyer Steven Menashi, President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, appears for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Menashi's guarded responses were frustrating at times to both Democrats and Republicans on the Judiciary panel. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 11, 2019 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators from both parties criticized a nominee for a federal appeals court for declining to answer questions Wednesday about his work in the Trump White House and Education Department. Steven Menashi, an associate White House counsel, has been nominated by President Donald Trump...
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Dereje Negash from the Orthodox Church's Mahibere Weyniye Abune Teklehaimanot group speaks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. The group affiliated with Ethiopia's Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government's silence on homosexuality in the country and urged authorities to enact strong laws against same-sex relations. (AP Photo Mulugeta Ayene)
September 08, 2019 - 11:24 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A group affiliated with Ethiopia's Orthodox Church is condemning what it calls the government's silence on homosexuality in the country. Speaking at a conference Sunday in Addis Ababa, the capital, Dereje Negash of the Orthodox Church group dedicated to an Ethiopian...
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Holding banners and balloons, participants march in what they said was a gathering designed to promote traditional family values in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Several hundred people have marched in Bosnia's capital Sarajevo to express their disapproval of the Balkan country's first ever LGBT pride parade scheduled for Sunday. (AP Photo/Eldar Emric)
September 07, 2019 - 2:59 pm
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Several hundred people marched in Bosnia's capital Saturday to show their disapproval of a weekend LGBT pride parade that will be the country's first. A pride parade is scheduled for Sunday in Sarajevo, the only capital city in the Balkans that hasn't hosted one...
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September 06, 2019 - 7:08 pm
Good evening! Here's a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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The HALZ collection is modeled during the dapperQ fashion show at the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)
September 06, 2019 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In celebration of gender-fluid fashion and inclusion of all kinds, the queer-style digital magazine dapperQ threw a runway party at the start of New York Fashion Week, filling the Beaux-Arts Court of the Brooklyn Museum with invited guests and nearly 2,000 members of the public. It...
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September 03, 2019 - 9:05 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who founded one of the nation's biggest conversion therapy ministries has something to say: he's gay. The Post and Courier reports Hope for Wholeness founder McKrae Game came out of the closet this summer, nearly two years after he was fired from the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 15, 2015 file photo, a lesbian couple holds hands in Salt Lake City. Released on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, the largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, echoing research that says there is no single “gay gene.” (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
August 29, 2019 - 2:22 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay. The genome-wide research on DNA from nearly half a million U.S. and U.K. adults identified five...
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MTV Moon Man arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
August 26, 2019 - 10:50 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the MTV Video Music Awards, being held Monday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Billie Eilish has won best new artist at the MTV VMAs, but the breakout artist's demanding touring schedule kept her from accepting the award...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett smiles and waves to supporters before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. An Illinois judge seems close to appointing a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against Smollett accusing him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself. A hearing Friday, Aug. 23 will be one of the first opportunities for Judge Michael Toomin to name someone since his surprise ruling in June that a special prosecutor was warranted. Among the options available to a special prosecutor would be to restore charges against Smollett. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
August 23, 2019 - 6:57 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge appointed a special prosecutor Friday to look into why the Chicago state's attorney's office abruptly dropped the case against Jussie Smollett, leaving open the possibility that the former "Empire" actor could yet face charges in what police say was a phony attack on himself...
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