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  • Activists seek probe of prosecutor's role in Ferguson case

    A Missouri judge gave strong indications Friday that he might toss a lawsuit by four activists seeking an independent investigation of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Michael Brown shooting case. St. Louis County Circuit Judge...
  • 5 things to know about transgender Americans

    5 things to know about transgender Americans
    These are pivotal times for transgender Americans, as they gain in visibility yet remain buffeted by bias and misunderstanding. Five things to know about this diverse community and the challenges it faces: ___ THE BASICS According to demographer...
  • Minority representation lacking in elected government offices, study finds

    Minority representation lacking in elected government offices, study finds
    In DuPage County, where 15 percent of the population is African-American and 16.5 percent of the population is Latino, the elected County Board is all-white. In Zion, where 33 percent of the population is African-American and 23 percent is Latino,...
  • Sexism both hindered and helped my career

    Sexism both hindered and helped my career
    I got my job as a reporter at the New York Times in 1977 partly because I was a woman. Some said that I lost my job at the paper almost 30 years later for the same reason, but, while I was certainly affected by sexism, my departure was another story...
  • Judge proposes Oregon bakery pay $135,000 to lesbian couple

    An administrative law judge proposed Friday that the owners of a suburban Portland bakery pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who were refused service more than two years ago. The judge, Alan McCullough, ruled in January that Sweet Cakes by Melissa...
  • It's jobs, stupid

    Even though she's worked at the Checkers in Lincoln Park for four years, Mya Hill is still only paid $8.15 an hour � Michigan's minimum wage. Her fiance, Jonathan, is paid the same amount at a nearby McDonald's. Between their two fast-food incomes,...
  • Soccer stadium, Interstate 4 and prejudice: Letters

    Soccer stadium, Interstate 4 and prejudice: Letters
    Rethink soccer stadium I'm a huge Orlando City Lions soccer fan. I've been a season-ticket holder for three years. I'm also a practical libertarian. This puts me at odds. Yes, I want to go to soccer games, but I don't want those games to be in a state-...
  • Bruce Jenner interview has transgender activists 'holding our breath'

    Bruce Jenner interview has transgender activists 'holding our breath'
    With Bruce Jenner’s highly anticipated interview hours away, many transgender advocates are waiting anxiously for what could be a milestone in how the media consider transgender people and issues. “We’re all holding our breath,”...
  • Looking Out: Equality Maryland joins call for justice in Freddie Gray case

    Looking Out: Equality Maryland joins call for justice in Freddie Gray case
    Maryland's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization on Friday voiced its solidarity with the growing coalition of civil rights groups calling for justice in the Freddie Gray case and systemic improvements to policing in...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder bids farewell after 6-year tenure

    Attorney General Eric Holder bids farewell after 6-year tenure
    Attorney General Eric Holder was bidding farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after six years as the nation's top law enforcement official. Holder was addressing employees at an afternoon ceremony one day after his chosen successor, Loretta...
  • Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage next week

    WASHINGTON Gregory Bourke met his husband-to-be at the University of Kentucky in 1982. Now, several social revolutions later, the 57-year-old Louisville, Ky., resident and father of two rides atop a cresting wave that's reached the Supreme Court. Soon,...