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Uganda charges 67 people after raid of LGBT-friendly bar

Nov. 12, 2019 10:09 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Sixty-seven people arrested at a gay-friendly bar in Uganda were charged with "common nuisance" Tuesday in what activists called the latest attack on the LGBT community. They face a maximum sentence of a year, lawyer Patricia Kimera said. She described the charges as "petty," adding...

Klobuchar: Woman with Buttigieg's record would miss debate

Nov. 11, 2019 6:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign drew a record six female candidates to the field. But with just less than three months until voting starts, only one has risen to the top tier. Is it sexism or just politics? That's the debate that erupted Monday as one of those candidates,...

Scientific groups remove job posts over LGBTQ policy at BYU

Nov. 11, 2019 3:36 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two well-known scientific groups have dropped job postings from their websites from Brigham Young University because of the school's LGBTQ policies, igniting a debate on whether research organizations should take a stance on social issues. The Washington-based American Geophysical...

New social studies standards adopted for Nebraska students

Nov. 11, 2019 8:42 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Board of Education has approved new social studies standards aimed at encouraging students to look at history from multiple perspectives, including those of religious, racial and ethnic groups, women, LGBTQ people and Native American nations. The standards adopted...

Iowa man accused of tearing down, burning LGBTQ flag

Nov. 9, 2019 4:07 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man has been charged with a hate crime after police say he torn down and burned an LGBTQ flag hanging outside a Des Moines bar. WOI reports that 32-year-old Daniel Rosemark was arrested after the early Wednesday morning incident. Police say Rosemark torn down the pride flag...

US Latinos are no longer majority-Catholic, here's why

Nov. 8, 2019 2:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmanuel Perez was about 15 years old when he decided the Catholic faith was not for him. Perez's cousin had just died in a car crash and his mother drove from her Santa Ana home in Orange County to Tulare near Fresno to help prepare the body for the viewing. She wanted to "be there for...

Hundreds of students gather in protest at EWU

Nov. 8, 2019 11:17 AM EST

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Eastern Washington University students gathered to protest when three religious activists showed up with signs denouncing abortion and intolerant of LGBTQ people. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon on the university's Cheney campus. The Spokesman-Review says the...

Senate panel advances judicial nominee on party-line vote

Nov. 7, 2019 6:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed a top aide to President Donald Trump for a federal appeals court post Thursday, despite complaints from lawmakers about his refusal to answer questions about his record at the Education Department and the White House. Steven Menashi, an...

Kansas City council to consider conversion therapy ban

Nov. 7, 2019 2:07 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City would ban so-called gay conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors under an ordinance that is headed to the city council for consideration. KCUR reports that therapists who violate the ban could be fined up to $500 and spend as much as six months in jail under the ordinance...

Study finds LGBTQ characters hit record high on network TV

Nov. 7, 2019 11:05 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Pose" and "Batwoman" are among the shows contributing to a surge in LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD. The percentage of regularly seen LGBTQ characters on prime-time broadcast TV this season reached an all-time high of...