LGBTQ http://nwpr.org en Book News: Gay Bookstore Said To Be The Nation's Oldest Is Closing http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-gay-bookstore-said-be-nations-oldest-closing <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Philadelphia bookstore Giovanni's Room, thought to be the oldest gay bookstore in the country, will close on May 17, the Philadelphia Gay News<em> </em>reported last week. In the time since the announcement, Victoria A. Tue, 06 May 2014 11:52:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 45477 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Gay Bookstore Said To Be The Nation's Oldest Is Closing Portland Bar Ordered To Pay Up In Discrimination Case http://nwpr.org/post/portland-bar-ordered-pay-discrimination-case <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/08/083013CL_transgender_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The state of Oregon has ordered a Portland bar to pay up in a case that involved alleged discrimination against a group of cross-dressing men. Some in the transgender community say this type of treatment is far from unusual.<p>The case involved a Portland watering hole known as the P Club, which has since changed its name to the Twilight Annex. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 00:07:43 +0000 Chris Lehman 33449 at http://nwpr.org Portland Bar Ordered To Pay Up In Discrimination Case Coeur d'Alene Makes Waves With Gay, Lesbian Ordinance http://nwpr.org/post/coeur-dalene-makes-waves-gay-lesbian-ordinance <p>The reaction is split in Coeur d’Alene after the city council passed an ordinance banning gay and lesbian discrimination Tuesday night.</p><p>Paige Browning reports.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:03:24 +0000 Paige Browning 28832 at http://nwpr.org Pocatello Rejects Gay Rights Ordinance In Close Vote http://nwpr.org/post/pocatello-rejects-gay-rights-ordinance-close-vote <p>An ordinance to ban discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people failed in the city council of Pocatello, Idaho Thursday. The close vote was a setback for gay rights advocates, as Jessica Robinson reports.</p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:06:59 +0000 Jessica Robinson 26152 at http://nwpr.org Pocatello Rejects Gay Rights Ordinance In Close Vote Rosauers Supermarket In Idaho Bans Trans Woman From Store http://nwpr.org/post/rosauers-supermarket-idaho-bans-trans-woman-store <p></p><p></p><p>A supermarket in north Idaho has banned a transgendered woman from the store after she used the women's restroom. Police issued Ally Robledo a trespass notice that will make it a misdemeanor for her to enter the store for one year. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 01:01:12 +0000 Jessica Robinson 25762 at http://nwpr.org Rosauers Supermarket In Idaho Bans Trans Woman From Store Wash. Voters May Find Referendum Confusing http://nwpr.org/post/wash-voters-may-find-referendum-confusing <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; Over the next few months in Washington, someone may approach you with a petition. Opponents of same-sex marriage are trying to force a referendum vote on Washington&rsquo;s new marriage equality law. There&rsquo;s also a separate initiative to define marriage as between one man and one woman. Meanwhile, gay rights supporters are also collecting signatures for their own non-binding pledge. Confused? Azusa Uchikura has this voter&rsquo;s guide. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:30:15 +0000 Azusa Uchikura 4700 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Senator Says Tenor Of Gay Rights Debates Has Evolved http://nwpr.org/post/wash-senator-says-tenor-gay-rights-debates-has-evolved <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; Gay rights supporters will gather Monday in an ornate reception room in the Washington state capitol. They will witness history as Governor Chris Gregoire signs into law legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry. Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins looks at how the rhetoric that led to this controversial moment has changed. Sat, 11 Feb 2012 01:09:21 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2949 at http://nwpr.org Wash. Senator Says Tenor Of Gay Rights Debates Has Evolved Same-Sex Marriage Decision Personal for Lawmakers http://nwpr.org/post/same-sex-marriage-decision-personal-lawmakers <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; A bill to legalize same-sex marriage is in the hands of Governor Chris Gregoire. It passed the Washington House Wedesday with a 55-43 vote. During the three-hour debate, many lawmakers shared their own personal stories. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:08:41 +0000 Azusa Uchikura 2824 at http://nwpr.org Same-Sex Marriage Decision Personal for Lawmakers Anti-Gay Discrimination Hard To Prove In Foster Care Arena http://nwpr.org/post/anti-gay-discrimination-hard-prove-foster-care-arena <p>Wednesday, the Washington state House is expected to send a gay marriage bill to the governor. The final measure will likely contain some special language to address a concern raised by faith-based foster and adoption agencies. These state contractors don&rsquo;t want to be forced to place children with gay couples. But Washington law already prohibits them from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. So how does that work now? As Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins found out, it&rsquo;s &ldquo;don&rsquo;t ask, don&rsquo;t tell.&rdquo; Wed, 08 Feb 2012 13:48:27 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2742 at http://nwpr.org Anti-Gay Discrimination Hard To Prove In Foster Care Arena Same-Sex Marriage Clears House Committee http://nwpr.org/post/same-sex-marriage-clears-house-committee-0 <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. - One more vote by the full Washington House is all that remains before same-sex marriage goes to the governor&#39;s desk in Olympia. In a narrow vote Monday, a House committee moved the gay marriage bill forward. A floor vote could come as early as Wednesday night.</p><p>In testimony Monday, gay rights activist Charleen Strong introduced a panel of lawmakers to her newborn daughter.</p><p>&quot;And it is my hope that she will know that her moms have the right to be married and to be a family, just as many other Washington families have,&quot; Strong said.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 14:35:40 +0000 Colin Fogarty 2657 at http://nwpr.org Same-Sex Marriage Clears House Committee