keith wildhaber
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Associated Press
December 13, 2019 - 9:15 am
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A gay St. Louis County police sergeant who was awarded nearly $20 million in a discrimination lawsuit has been promoted to lieutenant and picked as the leader of a newly created diversity and inclusion unit. Police Chief Jon Belmar said in a news release Thursday night...
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Kevin Killeen
November 07, 2019 - 9:16 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Conversion therapy for minors, attempting to switch their sexual orientation to heterosexual, would be banned in the city of St. Louis, under a bill being introduced in the board of aldermen. Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia says the practice is ineffective and psychologically...
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Ed Buck
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Caitlin Lally
September 18, 2019 - 11:10 am
Buck, who is prominent in the LGBTQ political scene, has a history of donating thousands of dollars to Democrats including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
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Associated Press
September 10, 2019 - 3:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — State officials are conducting a survey on crime against LGBTQ individuals that will help inform how to disperse funding and state and local policies. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority says research shows LGBTQ individuals experience crimes at a higher rate,...
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August 12, 2019 - 12:15 pm
(KMOX) — Historical contributions by members of the LGBTQ community will now be included in public school curriculum in Illinois. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill requiring the inclusion into law over the weekend. The new law ensures that students in Illinois public schools will learn about the...
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bathroom for all genders
AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File
July 23, 2019 - 4:20 pm
By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge approved a legal settlement Tuesday affirming transgender people's right to use restrooms matching their gender identity in many North Carolina public buildings. The consent decree between the state's Democratic governor and...
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Grand Pride Parade in downtown St. Louis on June 30, 2019
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June 30, 2019 - 5:33 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - St. Louis joined numerous other U.S. cities holding gay pride parades on Sunday. Rainbow colors filled Market Street to recognize 40 years of Pride STL work locally and the 50th anniversary of the infamous police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York. Around 300,000 people...
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February 27, 2019 - 12:05 pm
LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — The pastor of the largest Methodist congregation in the U.S. says he is deeply disappointed by a vote of the church's delegates that rejected easing the faith's ban on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy. Senior Pastor Adam Hamilton with the United Church of the...
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Ed Rowe, left, Rebecca Wilson, Robin Hager and Jill Zundel, react to the defeat of a proposal that would allow LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage within the United Methodist Church at the denomination’s 2019 Special Session of the General Conference in St.
(AP Photo/Sid Hastings)
February 26, 2019 - 5:44 pm
After several more hours of debate, the conservatives' proposal, called the Traditional Plan, was approved by a vote of 438-384.
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