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Gay senator slams removal of Missouri gay history exhibit

Sep. 15, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A gay Missouri lawmaker on Wednesday decried the removal of an LGBTQ history exhibit from the state Capitol. The exhibit on the gay rights movement in Kansas City was only up for four days before it was removed from the Missouri State Museum...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 15, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Sept 13, 2021. Editorial: Jan. 6 justice begins It’s a dubious distinction to be the first Triad resident convicted of a misdemeanor in relation to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol. It’s not something, we...

Chesapeake school board updates nondiscrimination policy

Sep. 14, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — The Chesapeake School Board has changed its nondiscrimination policy, adding protections to ensure students and faculty are treated equally regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. The board voted unanimously Monday to approve...

Kentucky reaches settlement over placement of foster kids

Sep. 13, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials have reached an agreement over how the state will oversee treatment of foster children placed with private agencies. The settlement came from a two decades-old federal lawsuit alleging religious coercion of children and...

LGBTQ rights group president fired over ties to Cuomo

Sep. 07, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ rights organization, fired its president, Alphonso David, because of developments related to the sexual harassment case that prompted Andrew Cuomo’s resignation as governor of New York. ...

California lawmakers vote to limit secret settlements

Aug. 30, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature on Monday voted to guarantee people can call out their bosses publicly in most harassment and discrimination cases. When companies settle complaints filed by their employees, the agreements often include a provision...

20 states sue over Biden admin school, work LGBT protections

Aug. 30, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys general from 20 states sued President Joe Biden's administration Monday seeking to halt directives that extend federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ people, ranging from transgender girls participating in school sports to the use of school and...

Longtime Indiana Senate member won't seek 2022 reelection

Aug. 27, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — A Republican who’s been one of the Indiana Legislature’s most conservative members announced Friday he won’t seek re-election next year, ending more than three decades as a lawmaker. State Sen. Dennis Kruse of Auburn said his years of service...

Israel eases restrictions on blood donations by gay men

Aug. 19, 2021 06:31 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has lifted restrictions on blood donations by gay men, saying the longstanding limitation was discriminatory and denigrating, Israel’s health minister said Thursday. Earlier this year the U.K. eased restrictions on blood donations from gay and...

Bucharest gay pride march resumes after coronavirus pause

Aug. 14, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Several thousand LGBT supporters took to the streets in the Romanian capital of Bucharest Saturday for a gay pride parade that resumed after a year’s pause due to the pandemic. Marchers young and old walked through the capital’s streets,...