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NC Republicans push ban on teaching LGBTQ issues for schools

NC Republicans push ban on teaching LGBTQ issues for schools

Following the lead of other Republican-led states, North Carolina lawmakers proposed a bill May 24 that would ban teaching about gender or sexuality in early elementary school grades, and could force school employees to out LGBTQ students to their parents.  Critics in other states have called similar bills “Don’t say gay” rules and accused their…

education

LGBTQ community, people of color in the crosshairs of banned book movement

LGBTQ community, people of color in the crosshairs of banned book movement

Students in one Pennsylvania school district were not allowed to read a biography of the first Black president, Barack Obama. In some Tennessee classrooms, a nonfiction comic book about the atrocities of the Holocaust is banned. And one school district in Wisconsin banned from libraries a picture book about a gay rights activist who was…

charlotte

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Ella Scarborough passes at 75

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Ella Scarborough passes at 75

Mecklenburg County Commissioner Ella Scarborough passed away Tuesday, May 24. She was 75.   Scarborough was a legendary Queen City figure for many reasons. In 1987 she was the first black woman to be elected to the Charlotte City Council, where she served until 1997. She later became the first black woman to run for…

news

An update: Oscar the gay dog

An update: Oscar the gay dog

The story originally broke on March 17. Local CW affiliate WCCB’s Morgan Fogarty reported that Stanley County Animal Protective Services (SCAPS) had posted on their Facebook page a dog had been dropped off at their shelter because his previous owners had complained he was gay. According to the report, the previous owners said they had…



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