NBA All-Star Game pulled from Charlotte

Jul 22, 2016

NBA All-Star Game pulled from Charlotte

The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. The league had expressed its opposition to the law known as HB2 since it ...

Bilingual guidebook to help LGBT community in natural disasters

Jul 20, 2016

Bilingual guidebook to help LGBT community in natural disasters

A bilingual guideline designed for sexual minorities during times of natural disasters has been published in a bid to raise public awareness about problems they may face at emergency shelters. Titled “Rainbow Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Guide,” the leaflet, written in Japanese and ...

Naha starts system to certify same-sex marriages

Jul 8, 2016

Naha starts system to certify same-sex marriages

The city of Naha in Okinawa Prefecture launched a system of certifying same-sex marriages Friday, becoming the fifth municipality in the nation to introduce such a system. Couples of the same registered sex aged 20 or older residing in Naha will be eligible to ...

LGBT gun group membership spikes across U.S. after Florida shooting

Jul 3, 2016

LGBT gun group membership spikes across U.S. after Florida shooting

Memberships have more than doubled in a national LGBT pro-gun rights organization since a gunman opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida, killing 49 people. Pink Pistols Utah chapter President Matt Schlentz said Pink Pistols membership has grown from 1,500 to 4,000 since ...