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Transgender athletes fight Florida’s new ban

Jun. 12, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — They’ve spent months in limbo, anxiously waiting to figure out how they would be able to celebrate Pride Month 2021. They could emerge from more than a year of isolation to celebrate their identities with the rest of their community, free...

First city in South Mississippi recognizes Pride Month

Jun. 12, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — For the first time, the City of Ocean Springs has issued a proclamation recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. For LGBTQ people in Ocean Springs who remember the backlash to a pride march back in 1993, which organizers said was...

Acadiana Roller Derby provides safe LGBTQ space in Louisiana

Jun. 12, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Sue Plex — the roller derby name of Jamie Wright — started as an alter-ego. “What’s really cool is I use Sue Plex as inspiration of who I want to be as an individual,” Wright said. “Some people do that where their derby name personifies...

In US, Pride Month festivities muted by political setbacks

Jun. 11, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

It’s Pride Month, and gay Americans should have a lot to celebrate: A new president who has pledged to advocate for LGBTQ people, an easing of a pandemic that has disrupted their communal activism, and increasing public acceptance of their basic rights, including record-high support for...

Schools to appeal teacher's return after transgender remark

Jun. 11, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia school system plans to appeal a judge's order to reinstate a suspended gym teacher who spoke at a school board meeting against a proposal requiring that transgender students be addressed by their preferred pronouns. WTOP-FM...

Hungary: Bill would ban 'promoting' homosexuality to minors

Jun. 11, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s governing conservative party has prepared new legislation that bans showing pornographic material and any content portraying or promoting sex reassignment or homosexuality to anyone under 18. Fidesz, the party of Prime Minister...

Walton family sets up $1M fund for LGBT groups in Arkansas

Jun. 10, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Family members of Walmart founder Sam Walton on Thursday launched a $1 million fund for groups assisting LGBT people in the retail giant's home state of Arkansas, which has enacted measures restricting transgender people's rights. The new fund...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jun. 09, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

(McComb) The Enterprise-Journal. June 5,2021. Editorial: NCAA was wise to back away The NCAA was right to back off its threat to not allow any of its baseball and softball tournament games to be played in states that have enacted...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jun. 09, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. June 3, 2021. Editorial: Editorial: Stop creating laws for problems that don’t exist It is when lawmakers give imagination preference over reality that we get nonsensical laws such as one sponsored by Rep. Tim Rudd of...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jun. 09, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. June 4, 2021. Editorial: Our kids’ education should be based on fact, not propaganda ' Editorial It’s either chutzpah or hypocrisy, maybe both, that leads Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran and the Florida Board...