Tag: Homosexuality and Bisexuality

2 Men Detained in Jussie Smollett Case Are Released by Police

The two brothers arrested in connection with the reported attack on the “Empire” star Jussie Smollett were released without being charged on Friday, a police spokesman said. They are no longer considered potential suspects. “Due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in […]

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The Vatican’s Gay Overlords

Marveling at the mysterious sanctum that his new book explores, the French journalist Frédéric Martel writes that “even in San Francisco’s Castro” there aren’t “quite as many gays.” He’s talking about the Vatican. And he’s delivering a bombshell. Although the book’s publishers have kept it under tight wraps, I obtained […]

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‘Homosexual Community’ Controls City Council, One Member Says. He’s Resisting Calls to Resign.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] As a New York State senator, Rubén Díaz Sr. once sued to stop a high school for gay and transgender students from opening. Several years later, in 2011, Mr. Díaz held a rally to […]

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Bruce McArthur, Toronto Killer of 8, Gets Life in Case That Terrorized Gay Men

OTTAWA — Bruce McArthur, who pleaded guilty to eight murders that brought fear to Toronto’s gay community, was sentenced Friday to life with no chance of parole for 25 years. But as his court case came to a close, the motivation of Mr. McArthur, a 67-year-old landscaper, remained unknown. In […]

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‘Everyone Was Taught to Be Accepting.’ Readers Share Stories of Their Christian Educations

In the polarized United States, where clashing religious and ideological views unfold daily on social media and television and radio talk shows, the Twitter hashtag #ExposeChristianSchools ignited a firestorm. Its creator, Chris Stroop, a former evangelical Christian, urged those who had attended Christian schools to use it and “tell how […]

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Harris Wofford, Ex-Senator Who Pushed Volunteerism, Dies at 92

Harris Wofford, a former United States senator from Pennsylvania whose passion for getting people involved helped create John F. Kennedy’s Peace Corps, Bill Clinton’s AmeriCorps and other service organizations and made him America’s volunteer in chief, died on Monday night in Washington. He was 92. His son Daniel said his […]

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Tulsi Gabbard, Democratic Presidential Candidate, Apologizes for Anti-Gay Past

Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who last week announced she was running for president, apologized Thursday for her history of anti-gay statements and her past work for an anti-gay advocacy group — issues that have emerged as an early obstacle as she pursues a long-shot bid for the Democratic Party’s […]

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Travel Tips: Finding Open-Minded Health Care Abroad

Lola Méndez is no stranger to new experiences. Ms. Méndez, 29, an American freelance travel writer, has explored 56 countries, documenting her adventures on her blog. She has visited ancient tombs in Vietnam and trekked across mountains in Chiang Mai, Thailand. While working as an English teacher in Spain in […]

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Ellen DeGeneres: Academy Should Reinstate Kevin Hart as Oscars Host

“I called the academy today because I really want you to host the Oscars,” DeGeneres told Hart. “I was so excited when I heard that they asked you. I thought it was an amazing thing. I knew how important it was and how it was a dream.” “So I called […]

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He Was a Gay Man on Staff at a Catholic Parish. Then the Threats Began Coming In.

SAN DIEGO — When Antonio Aaron Bianco arrived for work at his Roman Catholic church office on a recent Monday morning, he was rattled to discover that someone had broken into the conference room and spray-painted a message in large yellow letters on the wall. It said “No Fags.” For […]

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Police in Australia Offer Million-Dollar Reward in Gay Man’s 1988 Death

SYDNEY, Australia — Almost 30 years to the day after a gay mathematician from the United States was forced off a Sydney cliff in a hate crime, the police on Sunday announced a reward of 1 million Australian dollars for information leading to the perpetrators. The mathematician, Scott Johnson, was […]

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Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host After Criticism Over Homophobic Tweets

Days after it was announced that Kevin Hart would host the 2019 Academy Awards, backlash over some of his past comments prompted him to respond to his critics on Instagram. Then on Friday, he announced that he was not going to host the event. Mr. Hart was in trouble because […]

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‘He Did Not Lead on AIDS’: For Bush, Activists See a Mixed Legacy

The death of George Bush on the eve of World AIDS Day was a painful reminder of some of the most lethal days of the epidemic, when people — predominantly gay and bisexual — were struck down by an illness that few in the White House seemed to lose sleep […]

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Taiwan Asked Voters 10 Questions. It Got Some Unexpected Answers.

TAIPEI, Taiwan — When Taiwan passed legislation last year that made it easier to propose and pass referendum questions, President Tsai Ing-wen called it a “historic moment” in the self-ruling island’s evolution from a military dictatorship to an open democracy. She got more than she bargained for on Saturday, when […]

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Some Schools Allow Children to Register With a Gender Option Besides Girl or Boy

A new openness about gender identity is making its way into some of America’s public schools. First there were schools establishing all-gender restrooms. Now some districts are allowing children to be officially registered for school as a category other than male or female. Washington, D.C., schools are the latest, with […]

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The Man Who Took On the Pope: The Story Behind the Viganò Letter

ROME — At 9:30 a.m. last Wednesday, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò showed up at the Rome apartment of a conservative Vatican reporter with a simple clerical collar, a Rocky Mountains baseball cap and an explosive story to tell. Archbishop Viganò, the former chief Vatican diplomat in the United States, spent […]

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A ‘Rainbow Wave?’ 2018 Has More L.G.B.T. Candidates Than Ever

Advertisement A record number of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender candidates are running for office in November, as the Trump administration and state-level politicians have moved to roll back some legal protections. Sharice Davids, a leading Democrat in a top congressional primary in Kansas on Tuesday, is a lesbian and Native American who wants “L.G.B.T. […]

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Cuomo Opens Investigation Into Denial of Marriage License to Gay Couple

After a same-sex couple was denied a marriage license in New York, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has not only opened an investigation into the case, but he has also offered to officiate the couple’s wedding in Albany. Dylan Toften and Thomas Hurd sought the license in Root, N.Y., about 50 miles from Albany. But the […]

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