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LGBT: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons
LGBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. In use since the 1990s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB, which was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s. Activists believed that the term gay community did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred.


South Korea to decide on first transgender soldier amid debate

South Korea's military said on Thursday it will hold a meeting to discuss whether it will discharge the first soldier to have undergone gender reassignment surgery, which has sparked national debate..
Reuters - Published

LGBT armed forces ban: 'How far we've come'

Two decades after the ban on gay people serving in the armed forces ended, three people share their stories.
BBC News - Published

Videos for LGBT

Taylor Swift to receive honour at 2020 GLAAD Media Awards [Video]Taylor Swift to receive honour at 2020 GLAAD Media Awards

Taylor Swift is set to receive the Vanguard Award at the 2020 GLAAD Media Awards in April, for her continued efforts in promoting LGBTQ acceptance.

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Taylor Swift to receive GLAAD’s 2020 Vanguard Award [Video]Taylor Swift to receive GLAAD’s 2020 Vanguard Award

GLAAD recently announced their decision to honor Taylor Swift with the Vanguard Award for her LGBTQ allyship.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published

YG apologizes to the LGBTQ community for 'Ignorant' views [Video]YG apologizes to the LGBTQ community for 'Ignorant' views

The 'Stay Dangerous' emcee took to Twitter on New Year's Day offering an apology to the LGBTQ community.

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Biden Demonstrates Transparency With Fundraising Contributors [Video]Biden Demonstrates Transparency With Fundraising Contributors

Joe Biden released the names of more than 200 people and couples who raised money for his presidential campaign. Some of those names include Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg and LGTB rights..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

I'm the wrong person to ask - Klopp on Qatar politics [Video]I'm the wrong person to ask - Klopp on Qatar politics

Liverpool boss says he can't comment on whether Club World Cup should have gone to Doha

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:11Published

Hallmark reverses position on same-sex couple ads after public outcry [Video]Hallmark reverses position on same-sex couple ads after public outcry

The chief executive officer of Hallmark Cards apologized on Sunday night and said the company would reverse an earlier decision to pull television advertisements featuring same-sex couples from the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:48Published

Kim Petras: No Time For Westboro Baptist Church [Video]Kim Petras: No Time For Westboro Baptist Church

Kim Petras went full-on diva after learning that members of the Westboro Baptist Church, known for its vehement opposition to LGBTQ rights, were staging a protest this past weekend ahead of her concert..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published


India's LGBTQ community joins citizenship law protests

india's lgbtq community joins citizenship law protests
More than 1,000 members of India's LGBTQ community, rights groups and their supporters marched through the streets of the capital on Friday to protest a citizenship law that excludes Muslims. ......
WorldNews - Published

Campaigners call on government to compensate all LGBT+ military personnel it sacked unfairly

Exclusive: 'The Ministry of Defence has been far too slow to offer proper apologies and recompense,' Liberty says
Independent - Published

Man sentenced to 16 years in prison for burning stolen LGBT flag outside of a ...

man sentenced to 16 years in prison for burning stolen lgbt flag outside of a ...
A man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for setting fire to a church LGBTQ flag, after a jury found him guilty on several charges. Adolfo Martinez from Iowa was convicted in Ames last month on..
WorldNews - Published

Iowa man sentenced to 16 years for setting LGBTQ flag on fire

Police said Adolfo Martinez stole a pride banner hanging at Ames United Church of Christ and burned it outside the Dangerous Curves Gentleman's Club. - Published

Videos show homophobic attack on three LGBTQ Palestinians in the West Bank

People reacted in shock and outrage to a series of videos that appeared on social media in Israel and the Palestinian Territories in early December, showing an attack on a transgender woman and two..
France 24 - Published

'A licence to discriminate': Ian Thorpe blasts Religious Discrimination Bill

An LGBTQI+ advocacy group has released a video where a number of celebrities criticise the Religious Discrimination Bill.
SBS - Published

Tory candidate published homophobic Harry Potter spoof that conflated being gay with paedophilia

Mario Creatura, Tory candidate in Croydon Central, was subject of motion of condemnation from members LGBT group
Independent - Published

New religious freedom bill will 'immunise bigotry', LGBTQI+ advocates warn

The federal government’s second attempt at drafting religious freedom legislation has been criticised by LGBTQI+ advocates.
SBS - Published

Anger from LGBTIQ+ community after Israel Folau, Rugby saga ends with secret agreement

The legal dispute between Rugby Australia and Israel Folau has been settled with a confidentiality agreement and an apology from both parties.
SBS - Published

LGBT+ activist demands Israel Folau pay charity $100k, apologise for social media posts

A gay rights campaigner has lodged a complaint over Israel Folau's online posts and a video that he says vilify homosexuals, and can incite contempt or hatred.
SBS - Published

Hungary pulls out of Eurovision amid rise in anti-LGBT rhetoric

hungary pulls out of eurovision amid rise in anti-lgbt rhetoric
No reason given for withdrawal from show, called ‘homosexual flotilla’ by pro-Orbán journalist Hungary will not participate in next year’s Eurovision song contest, amid speculation that the..
WorldNews - Published

LGBT teaching row: School protests permanently banned

Demonstrations against LGBT inclusive education have been permanently banned outside a primary school.
BBC News - Published

Indonesia attorney general's office condemned for barring LGBT recruits

Indonesia's human rights commission condemned on Monday the attorney general's office for barring LGBT people from applying for posts it did not want people with what it called "sexual orientation..
Reuters - Published

LGBT refugees: Life in Kenya after fleeing Uganda

Mbazira Moses and his friends are trying to rebuild their lives after fleeing anti-gay discrimination.
BBC News - Published

Chick-fil-A to stop donating to anti-LGBTQ+ charities

Chick-fil-A is planning to change its charitable donations in the new year as the fast-food chain tries to avoid the spotlight that came with its history of financing evangelical groups that opposed..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •

LGBT teaching an abomination, Jewish judge says

An ultra-orthodox Jewish judge says Jews should "give up their lives" rather than teach LGBT issues.
BBC News - Published

This is what it's like to be an LGBTIQ+ asylum seeker in Australia

LGBTIQ+ people seeking asylum in Australia face a unique set of challenges and often find themselves isolated in a new country, say a support group working to change that.
SBS - Published

Far-right protests greet Georgia gay film premiere

The premiere of Georgia's first LGBTQ film has sparked protests and mixed social media reaction.
BBC News - Published

New rule could let adoption agencies refuse LGBTQ parents

A new rule could allow foster care and adoption agencies to deny their services to LGBTQ couples for religious reasons. Ilya Shapiro, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at..
CBS News - Published

Amid backlash over edited LGBTQ sex scenes, Delta to air unedited 'Booksmart,' 'Rocketman'

Delta Air Lines will now air versions of films "Booksmart" and "Rocketman" with LGBTQ sex scenes on flights. - Published

Rule would allow faith-based adoption groups to exclude LGBTQ couples

It would be a rollback of a 2016 action by the Obama administration
CBS News - Published

Florida teacher condemns ‘hypocrisy’ of school that fired her for being gay

florida teacher condemns ‘hypocrisy’ of school that fired her for being gay
A Florida teacher has attacked the “hypocrisy” of a private Christian school that fired her for being gay, then insisted she stick around to teach one more class after giving her a lecture about..
WorldNews - Published

Adoption Groups Could Turn Away L.G.B.T. Parents Under Proposed Rule

The Trump administration seeks to roll back an Obama-era rule that classified sexual orientation and gender identity as classes protected from discrimination. - Published

Bachelor in Paradise's first LGBTQ couple confirm breakup

The pair made history last summer as the first LGBTQ couple to ever appear in the Bachelor franchise
CBS News - Published

Trump judicial nominee cries at hearing during questioning on attitude toward LGBTQ people

Lawrence VanDyke, a Trump nominee for a federal appeals court, was given a "not qualified" rating from the American Bar Association. - Published

Matthew Shepard parents on exposing Trump era LGBTQ hypocrisy: Be indignant, but also calm

The type of courage the Shepards displayed on gay rights is crucial to democracy. Civility — making your point respectfully — is also fundamental. - Published

Always to drop female symbol from packaging to be more inclusive

Always is officially removing the Venus female symbol from the packing of its menstruation products. The announcement follows pleas from LGBTQ activists to make the labeling more inclusive of..
CBS News - Published

Labour mayoral hopeful accused of homophobia, escalating bitter row over selection

Labour parliamentarians' LGBT group demands removal of Salma Yaqoob from shortlist for West Midlands metro mayor candidacy
Independent - Published

First Chick-fil-A in U.K. to Close in 6 Months Amid Protests

A local L.G.B.T.Q. group called for a boycott of the restaurant soon after it opened at a mall in Reading, England. - Published

Reading LGBT protest held over Chick-fil-A outlet

More than 60 people join the protest outside Reading's The Oracle shopping centre.
BBC News - Published

LDS Church urges Utah not to bar "conversion therapy" for LGBTQ minors

The church's stand is opposed by LGBTQ rights advocates, and the American Psychiatry Association and AMA, among others, also want the therapy banned
CBS News - Published

'SNL' skewers LGBTQ town hall, Ellen DeGeneres with Billy Porter, Lin-Manuel Miranda cameos

CNN's LGBTQ town hall was prime fodder for laughs and cameo appearances from Billy Porter, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Woody Harrelson on "SNL." - Published

Biden on Impeachment, L.G.B.T.Q. Forum: This Week in the 2020 Race

Here are seven things that happened on the presidential campaign trail this week. - Published

Beto O'Rourke criticized by conservatives for comment about tax-exempt status and LGBTQ rights

O'Rourke was the target of pushback after he said that religious organizations opposed to same-sex marriage should not have tax-exempt status. - Published

Rainbow Railroad: The organization saving LGBT citizens from hostile governments

For individuals in nations where being a part of the LGBT community threatens their freedom, safety and, sometimes, their lives, the Rainbow Railroad provides a way out. Jon Wertheim reports.
CBS News - Published

Warren's joke during LGBTQ town hall goes viral

When asked how she would respond to a supporter who believes marriage is between one man and one woman, Warren responded with a joke
CBS News - Published

Transgender activist interrupts CNN town hall

Transgender activist Blossom Brown made her voice heard at a town hall event focusing on LGBTQ issues on CNN. 2020 Democratic presidential candidates took questions from the audience, but Brown accused..
CBS News - Published

Biden says he would withhold foreign aid if countries discriminate against LGBTQ people

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday he would withhold foreign aid from countries that persecute lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, as he joined eight other Democratic..
Reuters - Published

9 Democratic candidates participate in LGBTQ town hall

Nine Democrats will participate in a town hall focusing specifically on LGBTQ issues. GLAAD senior adviser Zeke Stokes joins CBSN to discuss some of the issues Democratic candidates for president will..
CBS News - Published

Second L.G.B.T.Q. Forum Will Feature Nine Democratic Candidates

In a sign of how essential gay rights have become to the party’s platform, Democratic presidential hopefuls will gather in Los Angeles to share their plans for advancing L.G.B.T.Q. rights. - Published

'Trump is a reaction to our great progress': LGBTQ voters looking for change in 2020

LGBTQ voters' voices will be key as Democrats look to energize their base and take back the White House next November. - Published

Supreme Court weighs first LGBTQ cases since Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement

BuzzFeed legal reporter Zoe Tillman joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss what we learned as Supreme Court justices heard arguments on whether federal civil rights law should apply to the LGBTQ..
CBS News - Published

Supreme Court appears split over LGBTQ rights

Today was a historic day at the Supreme Court in regards to whether federal civil rights law should apply to the LGBTQ community. Jan Crawford reports.
CBS News - Published

AP Top Stories October 8 P

Here are the top stories for Tuesday, October 8th: Trump administration blocks ambassador from testifying in impeachment probe; Turkey military build up at Syria border; Supreme Court considers LGBT.. - Published

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