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LGBT employees ask Education Secretary to keep protections

WASHINGTON (AP) — LGBT employees have asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to commit to safeguarding anti-discrimination regulations amid fears that the Trump administration may weaken those protections. In the email, obtained by The Associated Press on Friday, staffers at the Education Department urged the new secretary to issue a statement …

Deep divide stops effort to repeal North Carolina LGBT law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A supposedly bipartisan deal to repeal North Carolina’s anti-LGBT law collapsed when both sides balked and started blaming each other, likely meaning the state will remain a pariah shunned by corporations, entertainers and high-profile sporting events. After more than nine hours of backroom discussions and sporadic …

Gay rights activists march in annual New Delhi parade

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of gay rights activists marched in a parade in New Delhi on Sunday, highlighting the continuing discrimination India’s LGBT community faces and demanding the repeal of a law criminalizing homosexual acts. As they marched to the beat of drums, some participants in the annual gay …

Gay rights supporters win UN victory to keep UN LGBT expert

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Supporters of gay rights won a victory at the United Nations Monday when an African attempt to suspend the first U.N. independent expert charged with investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity failed. African nations had urged the General Assembly’s human rights …

African nations seek to get rid of 1st UN LGBT expert

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — African nations are seeking to initially suspend and then get rid of the first U.N. independent expert charged with investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Botswana’s U.N. Ambassador Charles Ntwaagae said Friday that African nations want the General Assembly to delay …