Gays and lesbians

In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown. Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, for the murder of Walter Hinton in Jacksonville Beach in November 1994. (Florida Department of Corrections via AP)
August 22, 2019 - 10:37 pm
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A serial killer who preyed on older gay men during a rampage 25 years ago that left six dead on or near the U.S. East Coast is scheduled to be executed late Thursday. Gary Ray Bowles, 57, was set to receive a lethal injection at Florida State Prison in Starke. He drew the death...
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August 22, 2019 - 10:17 pm
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Supreme Court denies stay of execution for serial killer who preyed on older gay men, leaving six dead 25 years ago.
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In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown. Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, for the murder of Walter Hinton in Jacksonville Beach in November 1994. (Florida Department of Corrections via AP)
August 22, 2019 - 6:03 pm
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Execution-Serial Killer(all times local): 6 p.m. The scheduled execution of a Florida serial killer who targeted older gay men awaited a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on his final appeals. The high court was mulling a last-ditch appeal Thursday from 57-year-...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2019, file photo, people taking part in an anti-abortion march hold signs as they stand on the steps of the Legislative building at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. With a flurry of recent actions, Trump's administration is now winning the praise of conservative religious leaders for fulfilling many of their goals opposing abortion and reining in the LGBTQ-rights movement. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
August 20, 2019 - 4:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When Donald Trump assumed the presidency, conservative religious leaders drew up "wish lists" of steps they hoped he'd take to oppose abortion and rein in the LGBTQ-rights movement. With a flurry of recent actions, Trump's administration is now winning their praise for aggressively...
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August 20, 2019 - 7:40 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A United Methodist congregation in South Carolina has become the only church in the state to join a national Christian network pushing for the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in church ministry. The State reported Monday that the council of the Washington Street United...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Elizabeth Smart speaks during a news conference while her father Ed Smart looks on, in Salt Lake City. The father of Utah kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has come out as gay, saying his decision brings challenges but also "huge relief." Ed Smart said in a letter explaining his decision shared Friday, August 16, 2019, with NBC's "Today" show that he no longer feels comfortable being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which opposes same-sex relationships. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
August 16, 2019 - 7:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The father of Utah kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has come out as gay in a heartfelt letter that reveals he has struggled throughout his life with pain and guilt. "The decision to be honest and truthful about my orientation comes with its own set of challenges, but at the...
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In this Saturday, June 22, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., speaks at the South Carolina Democratic Party state convention in Columbia, S.C. Buttigieg is focusing his efforts this weekend on campaigning in South Carolina, where the majority of Democratic primary voters are black. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
August 16, 2019 - 3:24 pm
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Joe Darby, a South Carolina pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, pondered a sensitive question that he knew was on the mind of his congregation. Would black voters be able to reconcile their conservative religious doctrine with voting for a gay candidate for...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 file photo, demonstrators hold a banner reading "The Family" during a march to protest gay marriage in Paris. Single women and lesbians in France won't have to go abroad to have babies anymore under a proposed new law that would give them access to medically assisted reproduction for the first time. Yet many conservative, religious or far-right activists strongly oppose the change and are planning protests when parliament starts debating the bill next month. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
August 04, 2019 - 3:49 am
PARIS (AP) — Single women and lesbians in France won't have to go abroad to have babies anymore under a proposed new law that would give them access to medically assisted reproduction for the first time. French President Emmanuel Macron's government has presented a draft law on bioethics that...
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House leader Carlos Mendez Nunez speaks during a press conference regarding the nomination process for the next secretary of state, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Puerto Rican politics were in full-blown crisis Thursday as confirmation of the nominee to succeed departing Gov. Ricardo Rossello was delayed into next week, casting doubt over who will become governor when Rossello leaves office tomorrow. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
August 01, 2019 - 5:51 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Less than 24 hours before Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was expected to leave office, Puerto Ricans had no idea who would replace him as political chaos threatened to paralyze the island with a constitutional crisis. Rosselló has promised to step down at 5 p.m. Friday in...
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People gather to show support for the LGBT community and to show solidarity with the LGBT rights march that was attacked by far-right extremists last week in the city of Bialystok, in front of the Palace of Culture and Science, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Similar rallies of solidarity were held in other Polish cities. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
July 28, 2019 - 9:50 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's opposition left-wing parties have staged a rally against violence in the eastern city of Bialystok where a LGBT rights march was attacked last week by far-right groups. Hundreds attended the downtown rally Sunday, many carrying rainbow and European Union flags. Left-...
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