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A Black trans woman was killed. Her sisterhood asks why?

Apr. 17, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gray clouds, steeped with rain, swirled above Tuckaseegee Park when a short parade of cars pulled into the parking lot. One by one, the cars emptied, and dozens of women greeted each other, crying and laughing, having traveled from all over the...

Prosecutor: Man charged in Long Island hate crime spree

Apr. 16, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

MANORVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who authorities say went on a hate crime spree targeting people based on their religion and sexual orientation has been indicted on 36 criminal charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini announced Friday. Christopher...

Students lead US push for fuller Black history education

Apr. 16, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time to learn about Black history again. She was, by then, familiar with the curriculum: Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a discussion on slavery. Just like the year before, she...

Police investigate shooting death of Black transgender woman

Apr. 16, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE (AP) — Police in North Carolina are investigating the shooting death of a Black transgender woman who was found in a Charlotte hotel room. The Charlotte Observer reported Thursday that Jaida Peterson is the 14th transgender person killed nationwide since the...

Lee to sign bill letting students opt out of LGBTQ material

Apr. 16, 2021 05:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee plans to sign a bill requiring school districts to alert parents of any instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity and let them opt their student out. Casey Black, a spokesperson for the Republican, said Thursday...

Utah school district condemns video of torn down pride flag

Apr. 15, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Students and school district officials in Utah are outraged after a high school student ripped down a pride flag to the cheers of other students during “diversity week.” A rally was held the following day in response to show support for the LGBTQ...

Nashville mayor: Oracle to bring 8500 jobs, $1.2B investment

Apr. 14, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Oracle Corporation plans to bring 8,500 jobs and a $1.2 billion investment to fast-growing Nashville over the coming decade, a deal Mayor John Cooper's office announced Wednesday as unprecedented in the history of Tennessee economic development projects. ...

Conservatives propose revised sex ed rules in LGBTQ pushback

Apr. 14, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after Arizona lawmakers repealed a ban on any HIV/AIDS instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle" as they faced a lawsuit, they have approved revamping the state's sex education laws to make them some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to...

Utah State lights rainbow display to support students at BYU

Apr. 14, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Students at Utah State University illuminated the base of the campus' iconic Old Main building in Logan with rainbow lights on Tuesday in support of LGBTQ students at Brigham Young University in Provo. The colorful display mimicked the lighting on...

'The Bachelor' star Colton Underwood comes out as gay

Apr. 14, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Colton Underwood, the former football tight end who found fame on "The Bachelor,” has revealed that he is gay. “I’ve ran from myself for a long time. I’ve hated myself for a long time,” Underwood told “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. “And I’m gay....