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Lori Lightfoot Sworn In As Chicago’s First Black Woman And First Openly Gay Mayor

The Chicago Tribune reports that as Lori Lightfoot completed her ascension Monday from a long-shot candidate to Chicago’s first black woman and openly gay mayor, the former federal prosecutor stood in front of thousands at […]

‘Arthur’ Episode About Same-Sex Wedding Banned In Alabama

The New York Post reports that Alabama Public Television pulled the Season 22 premiere of the long-running animated series because the episode, titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” revolved around the same-sex wedding of […]

North Macedonia To Hold First Gay Pride Parade Next Month

Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty reports that the North Macedonian capital of Skopje is set to host on June 29 what activists have described as the Balkan country’s first gay-pride parade. Read the full story […]

Transgender Woman Beaten By Mob Last Month Is Found Shot To Death’

The Huffington Post reports that a transgender woman in Texas who was brutally beaten by a mob last month in a possible hate crime was found shot to death over the weekend, Dallas police said. […]

Thousands Rally In Northern Ireland In Support Of Gay Marriage

NBC News reports that thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal […]

Dutee Chand Becomes India’s First Openly Gay Athlete

Aljazeera reports that Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has revealed she is in a same-sex relationship, becoming the first openly gay athlete in the socially conservative country. Read the full story at Aljazeera 

House Extends Civil Rights Protections To Gay And Transgender People

The New York Times reports that the House passed sweeping legislation on Friday that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Read the full story at The New York Times

Gay High School Couple Kicked Out Of Restaurant For Hugging

NewNowNext reports that a gay couple in Chicago says they were discriminated against by a restaurant across from their high school, and now students are calling for a boycott. Read the full story at NewNowNext 

Taiwan’s Parliament Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage, A First In Asia

NPR reports that Taiwan’s parliament approved a bill on Friday that legalizes same-sex marriage, making it the first place in Asia to do so as hundreds of supporters who gathered outside parliament cheered and embraced […]

BigGayNews for Thursday, May 16, 2019

Today’s Top Headlines Mr. Ratburn Came Out As Gay And Got Married In The ‘Arthur’ Season Premiere Andy Brennan Is Australia’s First Openly Gay Male Soccer Player Anti-LGBT Attacks In France Hit Record High In […]

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