LGBTQ

7 Stories

Dad of Elizabeth Smart: I'm Gay, Getting Divorced

Ed Smart also says he's not finding 'solace' anymore in LDS church

(Newser) - Ed Smart, father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart , posted a letter on Facebook Thursday that held some stunning revelations: He's gay, divorcing Elizabeth's mother, and "doesn't see a place for himself in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," per the Deseret News . Smart... More »

He Unnerved a Neighborhood in 2016. Now, an Unnerving Arrest

Feds say Conor Climo plotted to attack Jews, LGBT bar patrons in Las Vegas

(Newser) - Jews in synagogues and LGBT bar patrons were allegedly a Las Vegas man's targets—and he was working up a plan to attack them, the FBI says. NBC News reports 23-year-old Conor Climo was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of an unregistered firearm, which a Justice Department release... More »

Christian Who Wrote Anti-Dating Book: 'I Am Not a Christian'

Joshua Harris getting divorced, apologizing to LGBT community, saying dating actually is OK

(Newser) - More than 20 years ago, he wrote a popular Christian guide to relationships that said dating—including holding hands, kissing, and couples spending time alone together—was bad and a "training ground" for divorce. Now, after pointing out the "flaws" more than a year ago in his I ... More »

Lil Nas X May Have Come Out

Rapper issues a series of tweets on the matter

(Newser) - On the last day of Pride Month, rapper Lil Nas X, who shot to fame with the viral hit "Old Town Road," appears to have revealed that he is a member of the LGBT community. "some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t... More »

Parades in NYC, Other Big Cities All Commemorate This 1969 Event

It's the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which sparked modern gay-rights movement

(Newser) - As Pride Month comes to a close, New York threw a massive LGBTQ Pride March, as other cities, including San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle, also hosted parades commemorating the 50th anniversary of the clash between police and gay bar patrons that sparked the modern gay-rights movement. New York's Pride... More »

Author Apologizes for Opposing LGBTQ School Club

Emails show Nicholas Sparks didn't want a club at his school

(Newser) - Nicholas Sparks has apologized as part of an explanation for opposing the formation of an LGBTQ club at the Christian school he cofounded in North Carolina, per the Hollywood Reporter . After conceding the power of words, Sparks said, "I regret and apologize that mine have potentially hurt young people... More »

Detective-Pastor: We Must Arrest, Kill All Gay People

DA in Tennessee is now reviewing all pending cases involving Grayson Fritts

(Newser) - The pastor of a small Baptist church in Tennessee delivered a sermon earlier this month that likely would have made headlines under any circumstances. Grayson Fritts told his congregation that police should arrest gay people ("freaks" and "animals") so they can be tried and executed, reports the... More »

7 Stories

AROUND THE WEB