Gays and lesbians

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Kevin Hart arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" in Los Angeles. Hart on Thursday night, Dec. 6, 2018, announced he was bowing out of hosting the 91st Academy Awards, after public outrage over old anti-gay tweets reached a tipping point. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 07, 2018 - 6:19 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "most thankless job in town" just got even more difficult. The Oscars have a longstanding host problem, but Kevin Hart's swift downfall over old anti-gay tweets has led to bigger questions about the gig and the liability of social media histories. It's just the latest...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Kevin Hart arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" in Los Angeles. Hart will host the 2019 Academy Awards, fulfilling a lifelong dream for the actor-comedian. Hart announced Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, his selection in an Instagram statement and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences followed up with a tweet that welcomed him "to the family." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 07, 2018 - 4:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Academy Awards (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Kevin Hart says he has stepped down as Oscars host following an outcry over previous anti-gay tweets by the comedian. Hart posted on Twitter early Friday an apology to the LGBTQ community for his past words. He said he...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Kevin Hart arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" in Los Angeles. Hart will host the 2019 Academy Awards, fulfilling a lifelong dream for the actor-comedian. Hart announced Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, his selection in an Instagram statement and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences followed up with a tweet that welcomed him "to the family." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 06, 2018 - 11:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Just two days after been named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart has stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping a swift fallout, Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Friday that he was withdrawing as Oscars host because he didn't...
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November 27, 2018 - 7:37 am
PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights issued a fresh rebuke to the Kremlin on Tuesday, ruling that Russia's continued ban on LGBT rallies is discriminatory and represents a violation of human rights. Judges at the court based in the eastern French city of Strasbourg called on Moscow to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2016, file photo, supporters of LGBT and human rights wave rainbow flags during a rally supporting a proposal to allow same-sex marriage in Taipei, Taiwan, on the World Human Rights Day. Voters in Taiwan passed on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
November 25, 2018 - 5:29 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits. The vote on Saturday, organized...
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In this Nov. 2, 2018 photo, Honduran transgender Alexa Amaya, who part of a group of 50 or so LGBTQ migrants traveling with the migrant caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, uses a compact to apply makeup while riding in the back of a flatbed truck to Sayula, Mexico. "I know it will be difficult to win asylum," said Alexa, a 24-year-old from Copan Honduras, "but we have to make the attempt." (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 12, 2018 - 11:03 pm
MATIAS ROMERO, Mexico (AP) — Dozens of transgender women and gay men in the caravan moving through Mexico with hopes of seeking asylum in the United States have banded together for protection — not from the uncertainty of a journey fraught with danger from the gangs who prey on migrants but from...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2018 file photo, Samuel Woodward leaves a court hearing at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, Calif. The Southern California man pleaded not guilty on Friday, Nov. 9, to the murder of a gay University of Pennsylvania student in a hate crime. Woodward, a 21-year-old from Newport Beach, Calif., entered the plea during a hearing in Orange County Superior Court. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register/SCNG via AP, Pool, File)
November 09, 2018 - 4:02 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man pleaded not guilty on Friday to the murder of a gay University of Pennsylvania student in a hate crime. Samuel Woodward, a 21-year-old from Newport Beach, California, entered the plea during a hearing in Orange County Superior Court. Bail was...
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November 09, 2018 - 8:32 am
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzanian authorities are carrying out physical examinations on 10 men suspected of homosexual activity in Zanzibar, according to police. A wave of arrests of gays in Tanzania is feared after a senior official urged the public to report suspected homosexuals to authorities...
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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters at a rally, Monday, Nov., 5, 2018, in Richmond Hill, Ga. Republican candidate Brian Kemp and Abrams are locked in a tight race that could head to a runoff if neither wins a majority Tuesday. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
November 06, 2018 - 6:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tweetstorms and a trade war. Kanye in the Oval Office. Kavanaugh in the hearing room. President Donald Trump's presidency has been a wild, turbulent, two-year ride. Now it's time for voters to weigh in how much they're enjoying it. Republicans' across-the-board control of Congress...
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A supporter of Jair Bolsonaro salutes during a celebration in front of his residence after he was declared the winner of the election runoff, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 . Bolsonaro, a brash far-right congressman who has waxed nostalgic for Brazil's old military dictatorship, won the presidency of Latin America's largest nation Sunday as voters looked past warnings that the former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of turmoil. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
October 29, 2018 - 5:33 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — In some of his first words to the nation as president-elect, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro promised to defend the constitution and unite a bitterly divided populace. His left-wing rival immediately vowed to mount a vigorous opposition, while rights groups warned against a...
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