• LGBT community braces for impact of new counseling law

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roddy Biggs was 13 and depressed, and had been seeing a therapist for six months before he revealed something he had denied even to himself: He was gay.

  • MnSCU drops North Carolina travel ban

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has lifted a ban on travel to North Carolina over that state’s law limiting the rights of LGBT people.

  • North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory makes remarks concerning House Bill 2 while speaking during a government affairs conference in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    North Carolina leaders denounce federal threat on LGBT law

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s prized public universities could be the biggest losers as state leaders defend a new law limiting the rights of LGBT people.

  • The Latest: NC universities taking Justice letter seriously

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Justice Department’s letter stating that Wednesday a North Carolina law that limits protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws (all times local):

  • North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory pauses while making comments concerning House Bill 2 during a government affairs conference in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can’t be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding.

  • Beyonce statement calls for equality in North Carolina

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Beyonce is supporting efforts to overturn a North Carolina law limiting legal protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

  • Minnesota college system bars team travel to North Carolina

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota state university system is prohibiting athletics teams from traveling to tournaments in North Carolina this spring after that state passed a law limiting LGBT protections.

  • Education secretary calls for repeal of 2 transgender laws

    BOSTON (AP) — Laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday.

  • CORRECTS WINNING CATEGORY TO GROUP/DUO - Tyler Hubbard, left, and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line pose award for group/duo in the press room at the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards at the Forum on Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

    Country stars plan to continue playing in North Carolina

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Ringo Starr and other artists plan to skip North Carolina performances as part of a musicians’ boycott over a new law that limits protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, but several stars at Sunday’s American Country Countdown Awards said they plan to stand by their fans.

  • Protestors march seeking repeal of a Mississippi law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to same-sex couples, transgender people and others. More than 300 people attended a March and rally Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo Jeff Amy)

    LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi law

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they’re not giving up their fight.