Results tagged “AP” from Last Word

"Judging by comments made on social media, most Jamaicans think Dwayne Jones brought his death on himself for wearing a dress and dancing in a society that has made it abundantly clear that homosexuals are neither to be seen nor heard.” Annie Paul, a blogger in Jamaica, commenting on the July 22 mob murder of transgender teen Dwayne Jones. ... [Read]

 "It shows that we need to march until eggs aren't thrown anymore and people can march freely and without fear.” Giedre Purvaneckiene, a Lithuanian legislator, speaking after being hit by an anti-LGBT protester’s egg while leading Lithuania’s second pride parade today. Brigitta Ohlsson, Sweden’s European Union affairs minister, also at the head of the parade, was also hit with ... [Read]

“Regardless of sexual orientation, 'husband' or 'wife' is acceptable in all references to individuals in any legally recognized marriage. ‘Spouse’ or ‘partner’ may be used if requested.” Associated Press, announcing today that its AP Stylebook, used widely as a media guide, will include an inclusive entry for “husband, wife” in its next edition, which counters a recent AP memo ... [Read]

"We were asked how to report about same-sex couples who call themselves 'husband' and 'wife.' Our view is that such terms may be used in AP content if those involved have regularly used those terms ('Smith is survived by his husband, John Jones') or in quotes attributed to them. Generally AP uses couples or partners to describe people in ... [Read]