Gender pay gap in US hasn’t changed much in two decades, report finds
New analysis from Pew Research finds that despite women earning more now than they did over 30 years ago, the disparity in pay for them compared to men has been stagnant.
UN rights chief calls Uganda anti-LGBTQ bill 'deeply troubling'
The anti-LGBTQ bill in Uganda prescribes harsh penalties for some homosexual offenses, including death and life imprisonment.
What’s the next step for Black reparations in San Francisco?
The state of California and the cities of Boston and San Francisco are among jurisdictions trying to atone not just for chattel slavery, but for decades of racist policies and laws that systemically denied Black Americans access to property, education and the ability to build generational wealth.
Winter Park commissioners to consider limiting use of city's street pole banner program
June in Winter Park will likely look a bit differently this year. The rainbow-colored banners that once hung from some of its street poles the past two years to celebrate pride month will no longer fly.
San Francisco board open to reparations with $5M payouts
Payments of $5 million to every eligible Black adult, the elimination of personal debt and tax burdens, guaranteed annual incomes of at least $97,000 for 250 years and homes in San Francisco for just $1 a family.
San Francisco lawmakers consider funding reparations for slavery: $5 million per Black person
San Francisco could become the first major U.S. city to fund reparations for slavery and systemic racism as the idea gains traction across the country.
West Virginia could ban transgender care
The Republican governor has not taken a public stance on the measure and it's unclear whether he will sign it into law.
Vandalism at 2 Orlando LGBTQ businesses 'not motivated by prejudice or hate,' police say
Orlando police detectives say acts of vandalism at two Orlando LGBTQ businesses earlier this year were not motivated by prejudice or hate.
Florida lawmakers propose targeting drag queen performances where children are present
Members of the Central Florida drag community are stepping into the spotlight to voice their opposition after state lawmakers file two bills targeting their performances.
Tennessee becomes first state to ban drag shows on public property
The legislation criminalizes an “adult cabaret performance” that takes place on public property or in a location where the performance could be viewed by a person who is not an adult.
LEGO pivots brand toward push for diversity and inclusion with revamped 'Friends' product line for all kids
Ten years after its debut, the LEGO Friends universe will include characters with anxiety, limb difference, neurodivergence.
Seattle becomes first city in U.S. to ban caste discrimination
The Seattle City Council has added caste to the city’s anti-discrimination laws, becoming the first U.S. city to specifically ban caste discrimination.
US forward Alex Morgan supports transgender kids in sports
Forward Alex Morgan says the U.S. national team should have internal discussions about playing games in states that restrict transgender kids from participating in sports.
‘Queen of salsa’ Celia Cruz to appear on US quarter
Celia Cruz is one of many women being featured on U.S. quarters as part of the American Women Quarters Program. Here are the other women honorees announced for next year’s coins.
Missouri lawmakers to take up more restrictive 'Don't Say Gay' bill
The Missouri proposal goes farther than the Florida law, which bars instruction on sexual orientation, gender identity and other lessons deemed not age appropriate in kindergarten through third grade.
Democratic-backed Connecticut bill would ban 'Latinx' term
A group of Hispanic lawmakers in Connecticut has proposed that the state follow Arkansas' lead and ban the term "Latinx" from official government documents, calling it offensive to Spanish speakers.
When will Harriet Tubman finally be on the $20 bill?
Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had selected Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president, on the $20 bill. But that was years ago.
Black Americans weigh in on what’s needed to overcome racial inequality
Many say key institutions would need to be rebuilt, and that voting is one of the most effective ways to bring about change.
DeSantis seeks to end spending on diversity programs in state colleges
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday rolled out a slate of higher-education proposals that included eliminating spending on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, a move the governor said would lead such programs to “wither on the vine.”
Pope Francis clarifies stance on homosexuality: 'Every sexual act outside of marriage is a sin'
His comments calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality were hailed by LGBTQ advocates as a milestone that would help end harassment and violence against LGBTQ persons.