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Aide no longer works for Horsford after old tweets surface

Jul. 6, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A press secretary for U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford of Nevada is no longer working for the Democratic congressman after a conservative website published an article detailing old tweets in which she used racial and anti-gay slurs. An article posted by The National Pulse last week identified...

Young demonstrators dance at the start of the annual Gay Pride march in Paris, France, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Benjamin Girette)

At Pride march in Paris, activists demand racial justice too

Jul. 4, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Grassroots LGBTQ groups marched through Paris led by activists of color Saturday as part of Global Pride observances, protesting police violence and demanding more political actions on behalf of migrants, sex workers and other marginalized members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and...

Louisville bookstore owner champions underrepresented voices

Jul. 4, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — About a year ago, the upstairs space above Nanny Goat Bookstore, nestled inside a rehabbed church on Clay Street, was packed with people standing shoulder to shoulder for a first-of-its-kind “Queer poetry slam.” After all the registered speakers had completed their...

Students, alums see racist culture at Chicago private school

Jul. 4, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As an eighth-grader in 2017, South Chicago resident Randy Pierre boasted the grades and test scores to get into some of Chicago’s top high schools. His first choice was Whitney Young High School, a public school on the Near West Side where two in three students are people of color....

FILE - Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie speaks as he holds the American flag during a news conference on June 14, 2018, in Provo, Utah. Ivie, a Republican voted out of office in a primary after coming out as gay in conservative Utah says a backlash during campaign season has him questioning whether his party has a place for him. Ivie made national headlines more than a year ago when he publicly announced his orientation while serving as a county commissioner in deep-red Utah County. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Republican who came out as gay in Utah ousted in primary

Jul. 3, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican voted out of office in a primary after coming out as gay in conservative Utah says a backlash during the campaign has him questioning whether his party has a place for him. Rancher Nathan Ivie announced his orientation last year while serving as a county commissioner in...

German pastor charged with incitement for anti-gay comment

Jul. 2, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in the northern German city of Bremen have charged a Protestant pastor with incitement for comments he made about homosexuality, authorities said Thursday. The comments from the pastor, whose name was not released, were made at a seminar in October on the subject of marriage when...

FILE - Yisroel Goldstein, Rabbi of Chabad of Poway, holds a yellow rose as he speaks at the funeral for Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who is pictured at left, in Poway, Calif., Monday, April 29, 2019. Anti-Semitic hate crimes in California rose nearly 12% in 2019 even as hate crimes overall declined statewide by 4.8%, according to a state report released Wednesday. Gilbert-Kaye was killed last year in the state's first hate crime homicide since 2017 during a San Diego-area shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Report: Anti-Semitic crimes rose in California in 2019

Jul. 1, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anti-Semitic hate crimes in California rose nearly 12% in 2019, including a fatal shooting at a Southern California synagogue, even as hate crimes overall declined statewide by 4.8%, according to a state report released Wednesday. Hate crimes are historically under-reported and the 2019...

Montenegro backs same-sex partnership as it seeks EU entry

Jul. 1, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Lawmakers in the small Balkan country of Montenegro on Wednesday approved same-sex partnership as part of efforts to push on with joining the European Union. They backed the change, which gives same sex couples equal legal rights as heterosexual ones except over child...

Detroit man gets 3 life terms for LGBTQ shooting deaths

Jul. 1, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 19-year-old Detroit man has been sentenced to three life terms in prison with no chance of parole for gunning down two gay men and a transgender woman who authorities believe were targeted because of their sexual orientation. A Wayne County jury convicted Devon Kareem Robinson of first...

FILE - In this Monday, June 1, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump holds a Bible during a visit outside St. John's Church across Lafayette Park from the White House in Washington. Polling released by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 finds that Trump's strong approval among white evangelicals -- a cornerstone of his political base -- remains intact in the wake of the previous month's photo op at the church, which sparked criticism from some religious leaders, and the Supreme Court's ruling to protect LGBT people from employment discrimination. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Poll: About 7 in 10 white evangelicals approve of Trump

Jul. 1, 2020 7:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — About 7 in 10 white evangelical Protestants approve of President Donald Trump’s handling of his job, according to a new survey -- support from a cornerstone of his political base that has remained strong following a polarizing church visit and a Supreme Court ruling on LGBT...