A participants holds a rainbow flag during the gay and lesbian pride parade. (Photo by AFP/Getty/PEDRO ARMESTRE)

Kirkwood Changes Discrimination Law

The Kirkwood City Council voted unanimously for the change Thursday, joining about a dozen other local governments in Missouri to support legal rights for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender people.


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U. Of Iowa Becomes First Public University To Include Optional LGBT Question

The University of Iowa has become the nation’s first public university to include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on its application, a move hailed Wednesday by advocates hoping to improve the college experience for gays and lesbians.


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St. Louis Earns High Marks For LGBT Treatment

One of 11 cities to get perfect score


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Cops: Lesbian Fakes Attack In Which She Carved Anti-Gay Slurs Into Skin

A former University of Nebraska women’s basketball star faked an attack in which she allegedly carved anti-gay slurs into her skin because she felt it would spark change, police said Tuesday.


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Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.


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Woman Tells Police Attackers Carved Anti-Gay Slurs Into Skin

Police are investigating an attack on a Lincoln woman, who reported three men broke into her house, carved anti-gay slurs into her skin and tried to light her house on fire.


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Local LGBT Leader Reacts To Cam Janssen’s Homophobic Comments

Says Janssen should put actions behind his apology


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Musician Chely Wright To Open LGBT Center In Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When country musician Chely Wright came out as a lesbian, radio stations stopped playing her songs, record sales dropped and venues stopped booking her. Despite the challenges she’s faced over […]


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Illinois Tourism Courts Gay and Lesbian Community

A new portion of the state’s tourism website has collected information about gay-friendly lodging and attractions, as well as links to information about pride festivals.


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College Questions Sexual Orientation

“I thought from the recruitment standpoint we might be more proactive” in attracting gay and lesbian students.