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Lee University considers limiting student speech on gender

May. 23, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — A private Christian university is considering strictly limiting the free speech rights of its students when it comes to sexuality and gender, from how they behave to what they wear and what they can say on campus or even online, according to published reports. ...

Teacher defends LGBTQ lesson plan that was spiked by state

May. 20, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A teacher whose LGBTQ lesson plan for kindergartners was removed from a state website said Friday that the governor and education department succumbed to outside pressure. The governor and department “caved to pressure instead of standing up for some of the...

Turkish police break up student LGBTQ event, arrest dozens

May. 20, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Police in Turkey broke up an LGBTQ pride parade at one the country’s top public universities and detained all of the participants Friday. Riot police entered Bogazici University and surrounded dozens of students who were waiving rainbow flags and calling for...

'Conversion therapy' ban falls short in Minnesota Senate

May. 19, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An effort to ban “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ youth won a majority in the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate on Thursday, but it didn’t get enough votes on a procedural maneuver to advance to a full debate on the bill's merits. With little advance...

Ellen DeGeneres: proud of what she, daytime TV show achieved

May. 19, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres relishes what her daytime show has given viewers in its nearly two-decade run, a blend of the silly, sometimes earnest and, particularly in the last few years, a respite from hard times. She's also acknowledges that who she is counts for a lot —...

Ivey, challengers race to right in Alabama GOP primary

May. 19, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

In a pair of campaign ads this GOP primary season, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey falsely declares the election was stolen from Donald Trump and accuses the federal government of “shipping illegal immigrants" to the state. “My message to Biden: No way, Jose," she says. ...

Maine removes LGBTQ teaching video assailed in Republican ad

May. 19, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Education removed from its website a video containing an LGBTQ lesson plan for kindergarten students that was the subject of a Republican ad targeting Democratic Gov. Janet Mills. The ad, which first aired Wednesday, accused the...

Conference of U.S. conservatives opens in Orban's Hungary

May. 19, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Dozens of prominent conservatives from Europe, the United States and elsewhere gathered Thursday in Hungary as the American Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, was held in Europe for the first time. The two-day conference reflects a deepening...

Gay student says school stopping run for student leadership

May. 18, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — A 17-year-old gay student who was suspended for leading protests at his high school against Florida's so-called Don't Say Gay legislation says school administrators are now stopping him from running for senior class president. Because of the disciplinary...

Prince William hopes gay players encouraged by Jake Daniels

May. 17, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William expressed hope Tuesday that more soccer players will have the confidence to be open about their sexuality after Jake Daniels became the first active player in the English men's professional game to announce he is gay. The 17-year-old forward is just...