LGBTQ

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.

 | By Associated Press

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.

 | By 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.

 | By Associated Press

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.

 | By 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.

 | By Associated Press

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.

 | By 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.

 | By 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.

 | By Ben Schamisso

Army veteran Richard Fierro

'It's The Reflex': Veteran Helped Disarm Gunman At Colorado Nightclub

Army veteran Richard Fierro is one of two people police are crediting with saving lives by subduing a man armed with multiple firearms at the club.

 | By Associated Press

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.

 | By 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.

 | By 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.

 | By Axel Turcios

The FBI and others investigate the scene of a shooting at Club Q.

Gay Club Shooting Suspect Evaded Colorado's Red Flag Gun Law

The law that allows guns to be removed from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others has seldom been used in Colorado.

 | By Associated Press

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.

 | By 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.

 | By 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.

 | By Associated Press 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.

 | By Associated Press

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.

 | By Associated Press

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.

 | By 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.

 | By 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.

 | By Associated Press

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.

 | By 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.

 | By Associated Press

Pope Francis waves to people.

The Meaning Behind Pope Francis' Meeting With Transgender People

Some say Pope Francis' meeting with transgender people may not translate into doctrinal change, but it could lead to cultural acceptance.

 | By Amber Strong

Vermont state Sen. Becca Balint

Sen. Becca Balint Wins Vermont's Democratic Primary For U.S. House

Balint defeated Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, a more centrist candidate who was supported by the state's Democratic establishment.

 | By Associated Press

Uprising Bakery and Cafe

Chicago Bakery Attacked For Drag Brunch Illustrates A Social Conflict

A Chicago bakery attacked for planning a drag brunch is now allowed to host the event, but the journey to get there wasn't easy.

 | By Meg Hilling

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Pressure On Senate GOP After Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passes House

The bill would repeal the Clinton-era law that defines marriage as a heterosexual union between a man and a woman.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

a person waves a rainbow flag as they participant in a rally in support of the LGBTQIA+ community

House Passes Bill Protecting Same-Sex Marriage Rights

The House introduced a bill named The Respect for Marriage Act that aims to protect same-sex marriages for LGBTQIA couples.

 | By Briana Koeneman

House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler

House To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage, Push Back Against Court

It's part of the legislative branch asserting its authority, pushing back against a court that appears intent on revisiting many settled U.S. laws.

 | By Associated Press

Supporters of LGBTQ rights stage a protest on the street in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington

U.S. Agencies Temporarily Barred From Enforcing LGBTQ Guidance

A district judge ruled for 20 state attorneys general who sued claiming President Biden's directives infringe on states' right to enact certain laws.

 | By Associated Press