LGBTQ

Israel's Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Doctors Reject Netanyahu Allies' Anti-LGBTQ Remarks

Allies of Benjamin Netanyahu are calling for a law to allow discrimination against LGBTQ people in hospitals and businesses.

 | AP

Anderson Lee Aldrich surrenders to police at a home.

Judge Warned In 2021 Of Gay Bar Attack Suspect's Shooting Plans

A judge regarded the suspect in the Club Q shooting as potentially dangerous but dismissed a kidnapping case against them.

 | AP

Michael Anderson, survivor of the Club Q shooting, testifies before a House Oversight Committee hearing

Club Q Survivors Testify Before Congress, Press Lawmakers To Do More

Club Q shooting survivors testified to Congress about constant threats and violence against members of the LGBTQ community.

 | Alexandra Miller

President Biden

Pres. Biden Signs Gay Marriage Law, Calls It 'A Blow Against Hate'

The new law is intended to safeguard gay marriages if the U.S. Supreme Court ever reverses Obergefell v. Hodges.

 | AP

President Joe Biden

President Biden To Sign Same-Sex, Interracial Marriage Bill

The White House promised musical performances to celebrate bipartisan legislation that reflects growing acceptance of same-sex unions.

 | AP

Holiday lights near the U.S. Capitol

Bill Protecting Same-Sex, Interracial Unions Passes House

The legislation passage to protect same-sex and interracial marriages is a monumental step in a decadeslong battle for nationwide recognition.

 | AP

Photographs of victims of a mass shooting at Club Q are shown.

Affidavit: Club Q Shooting Suspect Opened Fire Upon Entering The Venue

The new information on the attack comes amid fresh reports that law enforcement knew how risky the suspect might have been.

 | James Packard

A memorial set up outside Club Q.

Colorado Gay Club Shooting Suspect Charged With Hate Crimes

Of the 48 hate crime charges, 27 counts involve injuries and 21 involve people fearing injury or property damage.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

People protesting for gay rights outside the Supreme Court.

Gay Rights And Religion Clash At The Supreme Court

A Colorado web designer is at the center of a controversial case for refusing to design websites for gay couples because of her Christian beliefs.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Mourners gather outside Club Q to visit a memorial.

Colorado Gay Club Shooting Suspect Set To Return To Court

The suspect will learn what charges prosecutors will pursue in the attack, including possible hate crime counts.

 | AP

Supreme Court Hearing Cases On Same-Sex Couples, State Lawmaker Rights

Two significant cases will be heard at the Supreme Court this week that could have major implications nationally.

 | Joe St. George

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Bill Wins Senate Passage

The bill, which would ensure that same-sex and interracial marriages are enshrined in federal law, was approved 61-36 on Tuesday.

 | AP

In Real Life: We Say Gay

In Real Life: We Say Gay

This year, Florida passed the Parental Rights In Education bill, also known as the "Don't Say Gay" law.

 | Cody LaGrow and Lauren Knapp

Law enforcement investigators exit Club Q.

Defense: Colorado Gay Club Shooting Suspect Is Nonbinary

The motive in the shooting is still under investigation, but authorities said the suspect faces possible murder and hate crime charges.

 | AP

A row of books is shown.

Michigan Town's Only Library May Close After Battle Over LGBTQ+ Books

Many residents of Jamestown, Michigan depend on the town's library to homeschool children, but that resource is set to run out of money.

 | Meg Hilling

In this image from video provided UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, Club Q shooting survivor Ed Sanders talks

Witnesses Recount Horrifying 6 Minutes Of Club Q Shooting

Just before midnight, witnesses say the gunman entered the Colorado Springs nightclub wearing a military-style jacket and carrying two guns.

 | Briana Koeneman

England's Harry Kane wears a black armband with a sign "No discrimination."

FIFA, Qatar Spark World Cup Controversy Over Arm Band Restrictions

Some World Cup players planned to wear arm bands in support of LGBTQ rights, but Qatar and FIFA quashed them.

 | Ben Schamisso

Newsy's Adi Guajardo talks with Xavier Kraus.

Former Neighbor Recalls Colorado Suspect's Comments On Gay People

A former neighbor of the man suspected of killing five and injured more at a Colorado Springs gay bar discusses his experiences with the suspect.

 | Adi Guajardo

A makeshift display of bouquets of flowers are on display in Colorado Springs.

LGBTQ Groups Link Colorado Shooting To Rising Anti-Gay Politics

Groups like GLAAD and Equality Texas say there's a connection between the rise in anti-LGBTQ legislation and a rise in violence against the community.

 | Jamal Andress

Police tape blocks off Club Q, the site of a mass shooting, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Club Q Suspect Now Facing Hate Charges For Colorado Nightclub Shooting

Investigators have filed murder and hate crime charges in connection with the mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs.

 | Axel Turcios

A Colorado Springs Community Service vehicle is parked near the gay nightclub in Colorado Springs where people were killed..

Colorado Springs Mass Shooting Suspect May Have Been Known To Police

Club Q is already calling this a "hate attack," but by Sunday night there were new questions about the suspect’s previous interactions with police.

 | Clayton Sandell

Flowers and a sign reading "love over hate" lay near a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022.

Colorado Patrons Stop Gunman Who Killed At Least 5 At LGBTQ+ Nightclub

While the motive is under investigation, the attack on Club Q happened during Transgender Awareness Week, raising questions about hate crimes.

 | Adi Guajardo

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Clears Key Senate Hurdle

Senate Democrats are quickly moving to pass the bill while the party still controls the House.

 | AP and Stephanie Liebergen

Dylan Brandt speaks at a news conference outside the federal courthouse in Little Rock, Arkansas

Landmark Trial Begins Over Arkansas' Ban On Transgender Youth Care

The temporarily blocked law prohibits doctors from providing gender-confirming hormone treatment, puberty blockers or surgery to anyone under 18.

 | AP

Baker Jack Phillips.

Colorado Baker Challenges Ruling Over Gender Transition Cake

Jack Phillips is challenging a ruling that he violated state discrimination law for refusing to make a gender transition cake for a transgender woman.

 | AP

Jude Smith playing her guitar

Finding Hope Through A Different Approach To Mental Health Care

Charlie Health provides virtual intensive outpatient treatments for people struggling with mental health.

 | Axel Turcios

A rainbow Pride flag waves in the sky

LGBTQ+ Individuals Face Heightened Safety Risks In Prison

LGBTQ+ inmates often face bias, discrimination and unsafe circumstances in prison.

 | Cat Sandoval

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Senate Majority Leader Schumer Seeks 10 GOP Votes On Marriage Equality

Earlier this summer, the House passed the Respect for Marriage Act by a vote of 267 to 157.

 | AP

Southern Decadence festival in New Orleans.

White House Sends Monkeypox Vaccines To Labor Day Weekend Pride Events

Louisiana got 1,500 additional vaccine vials for the Southern Decadence festival in New Orleans.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Judge Puts Utah Ban On Transgender Kids In Sports On Hold

Similar cases are underway in states such as Idaho, West Virginia and Indiana.

 | AP