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Supreme Court lets stand Texas ruling on gay spouse benefits

AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Texas ruling that gay spouses may not be entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits – a potential victory for social...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

‘Trans 101’ answers questions about gender identity

About 50 people packed into a room at the Durango Public Library on Thursday evening to learn about the lives of transgender people and the issues they face day to day. “Trans 101” was organized by...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District to implement gender-neutral bathrooms

Durango School District 9-R has agreed to implement gender-neutral bathrooms in all of its schools beginning with Park Elementary at the start of the 2017-18 school year, but it is not clear who...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘I am transgender’: A US soldier shares personal journey

BERATZHAUSEN, Germany – The U.S. Army soldier took a deep breath before hitting the button that sent the email to more than 200 fellow troops. “All considered, I am, and have been, traversing what...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Durango, state LGBT advocacy groups and lawmakers respond to Trump’s tweets

DENVER – State and local LGBTQ advocacy groups as well as Colorado lawmakers responded harshly to President Donald Trump’s tweets announcing intentions to bar transgender people from the military....

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas ‘bathroom bill’ may shape 2018 GOP primary campaigns

AUSTIN, Texas – Though “bathroom bills” targeting transgender people fizzled in deep-red states across the U.S., the issue is still white hot in Texas, where the Legislature is heading into special...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance – and face some

NEW YORK – Gay pride parades Sunday in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights, while contending with the...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Flying a pride flag over America’s national parks

DENVER – In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt stood at the entrance of Yellowstone National Park and called access to America’s public lands an “essential democracy.” It provided an equality of...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Powerhouse to host fundraiser for LGBT youth

The 4 Corners Rainbow Youth Center will hold its annual spring benefit for LGBT youth 6 to 10 p.m. April 28 at Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio. The event is 21 and up, and will...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Subtle (very) ‘gay moment’ in new Disney film generates buzz

To be clear: “Brokeback Mountain,” this isn’t. The so-called “gay moment” in Disney’s new live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” is subtle – so subtle that one could easily miss it with an...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Photo: Flying the flags of Pride

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vigil for Orlando victims transcends race, sexual orientation

Tears, heartbroken embraces and the weight of silence pulsated Tuesday night throughout the hundreds of people who gathered in Durango to honor those killed and injured in the Orlando nightclub...

DATE: June 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News