Gays and lesbians

Pope Francis is silhouetted as he spreads incense on the altar during a Pentecost Mass in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, June 9, 2019. The Pentecost Mass is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
June 10, 2019 - 11:19 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican issued an official document Monday rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders and insisting on the sexual "complementarity" of men and women to make babies. The document, published during LGBT Pride Month, was immediately denounced by LGBT...
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Police keep watch at Dupont Circle at the conclusion of the Capitol Pride Parade in Washington, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Officials in Washington say several people were injured after a panic at the LGBTQ pride parade sent people running through the streets of the nation's capital. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 09, 2019 - 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man threatened another person with a BB gun during an LGBTQ pride parade in the nation's capital and set off a panic that sent hundreds of people, who mistakenly believed gunshots were fired, running in fear, police said Sunday. Aftabjit Singh, 38, was arrested on weapons...
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June 08, 2019 - 2:29 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to join Central and Eastern Europe's largest gay pride parade in Warsaw at a time when Poland is divided over the demand for LGBT rights. U.S., Canadian and other Western diplomats will continue a recent tradition of joining the colorful...
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during a house party, Friday, June 7, 2019, in Winterset, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 07, 2019 - 11:24 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told an audience in Iowa on Friday that coming out as gay has empowered him in a way he did not anticipate, and he called on others to harness their differences into social activism. "I'm going to make the case that anyone who...
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A rainbow flag observing Pride Month is displayed over the east wing of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis., Friday, June 7, 2019. The display, endorsed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, drew backlash from conservative Republican lawmakers who said it was divisive, while Democrats hailed it as a sign of inclusivity. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 5:58 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Flying a gay pride rainbow flag over the Wisconsin state Capitol for the first time Friday drew backlash from conservatives, including a pair of state lawmakers, who said it was divisive, while Democrats hailed it as a sign of inclusivity. The flag flap erupted after Democratic...
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June 07, 2019 - 2:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — Police have arrested four teenagers on suspicion of attacking two women on a London bus because they were lesbians. Authorities didn't identify the victims in the attack, which took place at about 2:30 a.m. on May 30. But Melania Geymonat posted an image on her Facebook page showing...
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This undated booking photo released by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office shows Devon Robinson. Authorities say the man charged with fatally shooting three people and wounding two others at a Detroit home had targeted them because they were gay or transgender. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 18-year-old Devon Robinson of Detroit faces three counts of first-degree murder and other charges in the May 25 shooting. (Wayne County Prosecutor's Office via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 1:27 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A man charged with fatally shooting three people and wounding two others at a Detroit home had targeted them because they were gay or transgender, prosecutors said Friday. Devon Robinson, 18, of Detroit, was charged Thursday with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of...
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FILE- In this June 12, 2016 file photo, a couple embraces outside the Stonewall Inn in New York. On Thursday, June 6, 2019, Commissioner James O'Neill apologized for the 1969 police raid at the Stonewall Inn, which catalyzed the modern LGBT rights movement. O'Neill said Thursday that "the actions taken by the NYPD were wrong" at the gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village. He called the actions and laws of the time discriminatory and said, "For that, I apologize." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
June 06, 2019 - 8:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 50 years after a police raid at the Stonewall Inn catalyzed the modern LGBT rights movement, New York's police commissioner apologized Tuesday for what his department did. "The actions taken by the NYPD were wrong, plain and simple," Commissioner James O'Neill said during a...
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Participants hold flags during the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem, Thursday, June 6, 2019. Thousands of people are marching through the streets of Jerusalem in the city's annual gay pride parade, a festival that exposes deep divisions between Israel's secular and Jewish ultra-Orthodox camps. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
June 06, 2019 - 2:23 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of people marched through the streets of Jerusalem on Thursday in the city's annual gay pride parade, a festival that exposes deep divisions between Israel's secular and Jewish ultra-Orthodox camps. Some 10,000 revelers waving rainbow flags joined the carnival-like...
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June 06, 2019 - 3:59 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal said Thursday the government cannot deny spousal employment benefits to same-sex couples, in a ruling hailed as a major step forward for same-sex equality in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The court overturned an earlier judgment, saying...
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