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Don Ames
June 20, 2019 - 9:24 pm
A new study ranks the best cities for gay dating (both men and women) in the United States. The study analyzed seven different factors in the 49 largest cities, including the LGBT population, percent of married couples, equality for the LGBT community, and more. The study was conducted by Bespoke...
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January 17, 2019 - 9:36 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans school board member withdrew from consideration for the board presidency Thursday night amid a flurry of criticism over her record of resistance to protections for LGBT students, but that didn't stop a torrent of vehement criticism that nearly led to her losing her...
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January 08, 2019 - 2:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Police Department is inviting members of the city's LGBTQ community to take part in an anonymous online survey. In a Monday news release, the department says the survey seeks feedback "as a means to better engage with the community and to assess police activities...
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October 21, 2018 - 11:13 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ A new program aims to welcome LGBT travelers to New Orleans. Under the new program by the New Orleans LGBT Hospitality Alliance, participating businesses will get an informational packet that includes a ``welcome'' sticker to display inside their business. The packet also...
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October 21, 2018 - 9:15 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic bishops are entering their final week of debate over hot-button issues facing young Catholics, including how the church should welcome gays and respond to the clerical sex abuse scandal that has discredited many in the church hierarchy. The monthlong synod of bishops...
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Danica Roem, center, a Democrat who ran for Virginia's House of Delegates against GOP incumbent Robert Marshall, is greeted by supporters as she prepares to give her victory speech Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Manassas, Va. Roem, a former journalist, is set to make history as the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature in the United States. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 5:55 pm
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — The transgender woman who unseated one of Virginia's longest-serving and most socially conservative lawmakers for a spot in history is a former journalist with a reputation for producing hard-hitting but fair stories. Danica Roem is also known for her unwavering, almost...
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May 15, 2017 - 5:27 pm
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man received a 49-year prison sentence Monday for the first-ever conviction on federal hate crime charges arising from the killing of a transgender woman. In a case watched by the LGBT community nationwide, U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. sentenced Joshua...
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May 11, 2017 - 2:14 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The path for Texas to enact its version of a North Carolina-style bathroom bill is poised to get far tougher as the Republican-controlled state House closes in on a key midnight Thursday deadline to approve legislation. A proposal mandating transgender Texans to use public...
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April 04, 2017 - 9:02 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The NCAA says it will consider North Carolina as a host for championship events again after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people. In a statement Tuesday, the governing body said its Board of Governors had reviewed moves to repeal repealed the...
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Jim Hanzo
March 29, 2017 - 10:10 am
AP Reporting The U.S. Census Bureau did not include a separate count of LGBTQ Americans in its proposal for the 2020 Census. The category had been sought by gay rights advocates. The bureau counts Americans according to race, gender and other characteristics. Its proposal submitted to Congress this...
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