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School Board Bans All Political Signs

Next, members will look at rewriting anti-racism policy

(Newser) - On a 4-3 vote, members of an Oregon school board decided to prohibit signs, flags, and clothing with political messages on district property. The Newberg board members didn't specify what they consider "political," but community members who spoke at the meeting brought up pride flags and Black...

Pride Flag Replaced With Confederate Flag on Campus

Police investigating what Virginia Tech's Wesley religious center calls a 'hate crime'

(Newser) - A gay pride flag has been stolen from a religious center at Virginia Tech for the third time in two weeks, and this time a Confederate flag was erected in its place. Police in Blacksburg, Va., are investigating the vandalism at the Wesley center, which campus minister Bret Gresham spotted...

Sesame Street Introduces Gay Dads and Their Daughter

Nina's brother and his family showed up for family day

(Newser) - There’s a new family on Sesame Street. Nina, a regular character, introduces her brother Dave on family day. Dave, his husband, Frank, and their daughter, Mia, all come to a party. It’s a very natural introduction, providing only the information a kid needs. Kids “just need to...

Cops: Parade Crash Caused by Senior Driver's Mistake

Man driving truck was 77, accidentally accelerated

(Newser) - The driver who allegedly ran into marchers at a Pride parade in Florida Saturday, killing one and seriously injuring another, was himself a participant in the event, authorities say. The 77-year-old is a member of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, as were both men who were hit, and...

City Official: Fatal Crash at Pride Parade Looks Accidental

1 killed, 1 injured when pickup truck slams into crowd in Florida

(Newser) - A gay pride parade near Fort Lauderdale was brought to a tragic halt just as it began on Saturday when a pickup truck fatally struck one person and injured another, reports the Miami Herald . Though initial reports suggested otherwise, it looks "increasingly probable" that the incident at the Stonewall...

Supporters Rally to Small Bakery's Cause After Backlash

Texas shop drew anger because it made rainbow treats for Pride month

(Newser) - For two days in a row, a cookie shop in East Texas had no cookies to sell. In fact, Confections in Lufkin—a bakery specializing in cookies, cupcakes, and sandwiches—had zero inventory at all, per CBS News . For the owners, sisters Dawn Cooley and Miranda Dolder, it was a...

Burger King Takes Dig at Chick-Fil-A With Donations

Chain gives part of chicken sandwich proceeds to LGBTQ group, 'even on Sundays'

(Newser) - There’s a new battle underway in the chicken sandwich war . Burger King will donate part of the price of each Ch’King sandwich to an LGBTQ civil rights organization throughout June—Pride month, reports USA Today . And because the restaurant tweeted that they’ll make the donations to...

Andrew Cuomo's Daughter Has a Big Message for Pride Month

Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo: 'Today, I stand in my queer identity with pride'

(Newser) - One of the New York governor's daughters shared a celebratory message to the LGBTQ community this week, wishing a "#HappyPrideMonth to the whole spectrum of sexualities!" There was more, however, to Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo's Thursday Instagram post , which was accompanied by a photo of her sporting a...

Greene Mocks Colleague's Trans Flag With 'Gender' Sign

Congresswoman goes after House neighbor Marie Newman, whose daughter is transgender

(Newser) - Rep. Marie Newman, a freshman Democratic congresswoman from Illinois, has been going to bat to get an LGBTQ rights bill known as the Equality Act passed. Newman has shared that her daughter, "the strongest, bravest person I know," identifies as transgender. So Newman wasn't pleased when Georgia...

Very Few Big Events Are Happening. Here, a Huge March

LGBT rally takes place in Taipei, Taiwan, where COVID has been kept at bay

(Newser) - A huge and festive crowd marched in Taiwan's capital on Saturday in an annual LGBT Pride event. Turnout was down from last year, but organizers said it still topped 100,000 on a mostly sunny day in Taipei. Many participants didn't wear protective masks, but others did, some...

Tweet May Finally Settle SpongeBob's Sexuality

Nickelodeon tweets about the character for Pride month

(Newser) - Nickelodeon rekindled the question of SpongeBob Squarepants' sexuality Saturday with a tweet celebrating Pride month, USA Today reports. "Celebrating #Pride with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies this month and every month," the tweet reads along with images of Spongebob, Michael Cohen from Henry Danger, and Avatar Korra...

Man Gets 15-Plus Years for Burning Pride Flag

Adolfo Martinez said it was his 'honor' to set LGBT banner on fire in Ames, Iowa

(Newser) - An Iowa man will have a lot of time to reflect on how burning an LGBTQ flag in June wasn't the right move. The AP reports that Adolfo Martinez, 30, was convicted last month, and Wednesday he was sentenced to at least 15 years behind bars for an arson...

Parades in NYC, Other Big Cities All Commemorate This 1969 Event

It's the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which sparked modern gay-rights movement

(Newser) - As Pride Month comes to a close, New York threw a massive LGBTQ Pride March, as other cities, including San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle, also hosted parades commemorating the 50th anniversary of the clash between police and gay bar patrons that sparked the modern gay-rights movement. New York's Pride...

VP on Pride Flag at Embassies: 'One American Flag Flies'

Mike Pence says keeping pride flag off of embassy flagpoles is 'right'

(Newser) - Mike Pence has no issue with the Trump administration's decision to keep pride flags off flagpoles at US embassies during Pride Month. "We're proud to be able to serve every American," but "when it comes to the American flagpole, and American embassies, and capitals around...

Chief Says Neo-Nazis Wanted Another Charlottesville

Officers prevented violence at Detroit gay pride event, Chief James Craig says

(Newser) - Detroit's police chief says officers prevented violence by a neo-Nazi group that wanted to spark "Charlottesville No. 2" during a gay pride festival over the weekend, the AP reports. Chief James Craig said Monday that five people among about 15 white supremacists were legally carrying firearms while they...

What Really Happened During Gay Pride Panic

Police say a man threatened someone with a BB gun

(Newser) - A man threatened another person with a BB gun during an LGBTQ pride parade in the nation's capital and set off a panic that sent hundreds of people, who mistakenly believed gunshots were fired, running in fear, police said Sunday, per the AP . Aftabjit Singh, 38, was arrested on...

Paraders Thought They Heard Gunshots, Panicked

Man is taken into custody after melee, but no shots fired at DC Capitol Pride Parade

(Newser) - A panic caused by a mistaken belief that a gun had been fired during a pride parade in the nation's capital sent people running through the city's streets, reports the AP . Police said some who fled had minor injuries and seven were taken to hospitals. "As the...

US Embassies Denied by the Trump Administration

Longstanding policy of flying rainbow flag in June is scuttled

(Newser) - US embassies wanting to fly rainbow flags have received a stark rebuke from the Trump administration, NBC News reports. Embassies in Latvia, Brazil, Israel, Germany, and other nations sought permission to fly the pride flag in June—LGBTQ Pride Month—and were denied by the State Department, diplomats say. That...

'Straight Pride' Parade Idea Not Going Over Well

Would-be organizer says he'd consider merging it with Boston's annual pride parade

(Newser) - Boston's annual Pride parade happens Saturday, and if one man has his way, it will be followed up in a couple months with a Straight Pride parade. John Hugo, president of a group called Super Happy Fun America, says "We want people to be aware that there is...

Bishop Tells Catholics to Avoid 'Pride Month' Events

Thomas Tobin faces backlash after tweet

(Newser) - Rhode Island's Roman Catholic bishop on Sunday defended a tweet urging Catholics to not support or attend LGBTQ Pride Month events, saying it was his obligation to teach the faith "clearly and compassionately, even on very difficult and sensitive issues." Diocese of Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin sparked...

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