Walt Disney World to host world’s largest LGBTQ+ conference amid criticism from DeSantis
The decision to hold the conference in Florida was made in 2019, according to a spokesperson for Out & Equal.
Doylestown plans for rainbow crosswalk in show of LGBTQ+ inclusion, but not all are in favor
In Doylestown, plans are in place to add a decorative rainbow crosswalk, in a show of support and safety for the LGBTQ+ community. Some residents, however, are in strong opposition to the crosswalk.
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.
Biden talks voting rights during trip to Selma: 'This fundamental right remains under assault'
The visit to Selma was a chance for Biden to speak directly to the current generation of civil rights activists. Many
‘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.
‘This is real’: Sesame Street’s first Black woman puppeteer fills ‘impactful’ role
Megan Piphus Peace never dreamed she'd be working on the same set she watched as a child — and inspiring young Black girls to pursue their passions.
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.
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.
Black History Month 2023 theme highlights Black resistance in America
Every year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) chooses the theme for Black History Month.
Flyers coach Tortorella defends Provorov's Pride boycott: 'Provy did nothing wrong'
Philadelphia Flyers coach John Tortorella is defending Ivan Provorov’s decision to cite his Russian Orthodox religious beliefs as his reason to boycott the team’s pregame Pride celebration.
NBA to celebrate MLK Day with games, events Monday
The NBA will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a full schedule of games to commemorate the national holiday.
What is King-Lee Day? History of the holiday still celebrated in 2 states
King-Lee Day was created to recognize two famed public figures: one, a civil rights leader and prolific orator and the other, a Confederate general.
MLK holiday weekend to feature tributes, commitments to race equity
Some notable events include a civil rights training summit for youth and adults, a statue unveiling in Boston, a symposium on police brutality in Ohio, and community service projects nationwide.
Emmett Till, mother posthumously awarded Congressional Gold Medal
The medal will be given to the National Museum of African American History where it will be displayed near the casket Till was buried in.
Gate of the Exonerated unveiled in Central Park
One of Central Park's entrances has a new name in honor of the men formerly known as the Central Park Five and now known as The Exonerated Five.
Grandpa wears makeup in viral J&B Whisky commercial with a message
Spoiler alert! Tissues may come in handy for this Christmas ad from J&B Whisky’s latest campaign, which features a makeup-wearing grandfather and an unexpected twist.
Biden signs gay marriage bill at White House ceremony
President Joe Biden signed gay marriage legislation into law Tuesday before a crowd of thousands, a ceremony that reflected growing acceptance of same-sex unions.
Senate passes landmark same-sex marriage bill
The Senate has passed landmark bipartisan legislation to protect same-sex marriages.
Russian Duma gives anti-LGBTQ 'propaganda' bill final approval
The bill would significantly expand restrictions on activities seen as promoting gay rights in Russia, another step in a years-long crackdown on the country's embattled LGBTQ community.
Colorado gay bar shooting suspect facing murder, hate crime charges
The man suspected of opening fire at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs was being held on murder and hate crime charges Monday, while hundreds of people gathered to honor the five people killed and 17 wounded in the attack on a venue that for decades was a sanctuary for the local LGBTQ community.