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Hungary's parliament approves referendum on LGBT issues

Nov. 30, 2021 08:22 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's parliament authorized the government Tuesday to call a national referendum on LGBT issues, the latest in a series of steps by the country's nationalist leaders that critics say are intended to limit minority rights. Lawmakers from the...

Trial set to start on charges Smollett faked racist attack

Nov. 28, 2021 09:41 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A popular actor steps out onto the street and is brutally reminded that, despite his fame and wealth, places still exist where the color of his skin and sexual orientation put him in danger. That was the story that ricocheted around the world after...

Court revives lawsuit of teacher fired for same-sex marriage

Nov. 24, 2021 16:17 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a teacher who was fired from his job at a Catholic high school in Indianapolis for being in a same-sex marriage can proceed, a state appeals court ruled. A panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Tuesday that a...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 24, 2021 11:55 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 21 The Chicago Tribune on the aftershocks of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict: What a seismic difference a trial has made to public and media perceptions of Kyle...

Honolulu LGBTQ nightclub files federal discrimination suit

Nov. 22, 2021 21:54 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Liquor Commission and the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is discriminating against a Honolulu LGBTQ nightclub and its community, according to a federal lawsuit. The owners of nightclub Scarlet Honolulu said in the lawsuit...

Missouri school returning LGBTQ books to shelves

Nov. 22, 2021 16:42 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City, Missouri school district will return two LGBTQ-themed books to high school shelves Monday following outcry. The North Kansas City School District said it's returning “All Boys Aren’t Blue” and “Fun Home,” according to a...

US Rhodes scholars for 2022 include record number of women

Nov. 21, 2021 16:53 PM EST

The class of U.S. Rhodes scholars for 2022 includes the largest number of women ever selected for the scholarship in one year, the Rhodes Trust announced Sunday. Of the 32 students chosen to study at the University of Oxford in England, 22 are women, the office of the...

What happened to America’s first LGBTQ retirement community?

Nov. 21, 2021 03:13 AM EST

PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — Fred Hodges can still remember the names and faces of neighbors who are long gone. There was Irving, who adopted his lifelong partner, Ron, so they could have some sort of legal recognition while same-sex marriage was still banned in Florida. ...

Lewis Hamilton wins pole for inaugural Qatar Grand Prix

Nov. 20, 2021 16:57 PM EST

LOSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes moved a bit closer to reclaiming control of the Formula One championship race by quickly figuring out the newest circuit on the calendar. Hamilton overcame a nagging stomachache Saturday to beat rival Max Verstappen for...

LGBTQ, sex ed books bring group, protests to Wyoming library

Nov. 20, 2021 10:13 AM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — For the last four months, people have been protesting the presence of sexual education and LGBTQ books in the children’s and teen sections of the Campbell County Public Library. It’s reflective of a larger national trend. Across the country,...