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Study finds Germans increasingly hostile to asylum-seekers

Apr. 25, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A study has found that Germans are increasingly hostile toward asylum-seekers, whereas prejudices toward other minorities such as homeless or gay people have declined. The Friedrich Ebert Foundation, which commissioned the survey, said Thursday that 54.1% of respondents expressed negative...

Polish leader: LGBT rights an import that threatens nation

Apr. 25, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The chairman of Poland's conservative ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has called the LGBT rights movement a foreign import that threatens the Polish nation. Kaczynski, Poland's most important politician, also said "everyone must accept Christianity" and that questioning the powerful...

NAACP critical after LGBT bullying at Missouri school

Apr. 24, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The NAACP is weighing in after at least one student waved a Confederate battle flag while driving through a southwest high school's parking lot on a day focused on raising awareness about LGBT bullying. Two posters promoting the Day of Silence event also were ripped down at Kickapoo...

11 big firms say Tennessee bills discriminate against LGBTQ

Apr. 24, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Eleven large companies are urging Tennessee's Republican legislative leaders to oppose bills they say discriminate against LGBTQ people. The Human Rights Campaign announced Tuesday's letter from Hilton; IKEA North America Services; InterContinental Hotels Group; Lyft; Marriott...

Ex-police chief, openly gay woman elected Tampa's new mayor

Apr. 23, 2019 9:55 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In a historic election Tampa voters elected by a wide margin a former police chief and openly-gay woman to be their mayor. According to the Tampa Bay Times , 59-year-old Jane Castor trounced in the Tuesday runoff 76-year-old David Straz, a retired banker and philanthropist worth $426...

Transgender plaintiffs want birth certificate gender change

Apr. 23, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Jason Scott wanted to attend community college in Seattle, he needed a high school transcript, and he couldn't get that without a birth certificate. The only problem was that Scott is transgender and his Tennessee birth certificate lists him as female. The resulting confusion...

Dem donors swoon, and sometimes fight, over Pete Buttigieg

Apr. 23, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is suddenly the hottest ticket for Democratic donors in the 2020 presidential contest. Entertainment moguls are fighting over who will host Hollywood fundraisers for the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Democratic donors are showering him with praise. And he has...

Police: Rope connects 2 teens charged in a flagpole attack

Apr. 23, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

SPENCER, Ind. (AP) — A yellow-and-black rope left behind after vandals tried to tear down a flagpole outside a gay couple's southern Indiana home led police to charge two high school students in the attack, authorities said. The son of a Bloomington police officer admitted to trying to take down the...

CU presidential finalist fields diversity questions in forum

Apr. 23, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The lone finalist for president of the University of Colorado answered questions ranging from diversity to his congressional voting record during his first public forum event. The Daily Camera reports University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy fielded questions in Denver on...

LGBTQ-friendly Wichita church vandalized; not the first time

Apr. 23, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The pastor of a Wichita church that has been repeatedly vandalized says she believes her congregation is being targeted because it is welcoming of people who are gay, lesbian and transgender. KSNW-TV reports that Table of Hope Pastor Jackie Carter says she started crying Monday when...