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School apologizes for advising bullying victims not to ‘tattle,’ or be a ‘sore loser’

Friday, April 18, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska school district is apologizing after sending fifth grade students home with a pamphlet titled “Turning bullies into buddies," advising bullying victims not to "tattle" on their attackers, and not to be a "sore loser." [...]

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Man arrested in hate crime attack on female relative because she is gay

Sunday, November 10, 2013
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LINCOLN, Neb. — Police in Lincoln, Neb., say a 20-year-old man attacked a relative with a crowbar because she's gay, and investigators are treating the attack as a hate crime. [...]

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Transgender veteran uses experience to reach out to others

Sunday, September 8, 2013
Nickolai Hammar, Daily NebraskanScott Schneider, 32, is a volunteer at the LGBTQA Resource Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was in the military before choosing to undergo female-to-male gender reassignment.
Scott Schneider’s mom still calls him Megan. His dad quit talking to him for eight years. After struggling with his identity for most of his life, Schneider — a military veteran – started going by Scott in 2007 and began the medical process of transitioning from a female to a [...]

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Neb. school official fired for performing in community play with gay themes

Saturday, August 10, 2013
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LINCOLN, Neb. — The superintendent of a Christian school in Lincoln says he lost his job because he performed in a community production of "The Producers," a Broadway musical with gay characters, Nazi jokes, some coarse dialogue and racy lyrics. [...]

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Lincoln, Neb., anti-discrimination ordinance sits on books, unenforced

Sunday, July 14, 2013
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LINCOLN, Neb. — As Lincoln's gay community celebrates its four-day Star City Pride festival, the city's stalled anti-discrimination ordinance meant to protect gay and transgender residents appears to be heading nowhere fast. [...]

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Nebraska woman sentenced for falsely reporting anti-gay hate crime

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Charlie Rogers, center, is escorted by supporters from the Lancaster County Court Justice and Law Enforcement Center on Thursday.Photo: Eric Gregory, The Journal-Star/AP
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Ex-Nebraska-star-sentenced-for-lying-about-attack-4445196.php#ixzz2QsyCHNW8
LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska judge has given jail time and probation to a Lincoln woman who falsely claimed she had been attacked by three men who carved anti-gay slurs into her body and tried to light her house on fire. [...]

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Lesbian who faked hate crime found guilty after pleading ‘no contest’

Monday, December 10, 2012
Charlie RogersBooking photo.
LINCOLN, Neb. -- In a Lancaster County courtroom Monday, Judge Gale Pokorny, found Charlie Rogers guilty of staging a fake anti-gay hate crime that shocked both the citizens of Lincoln, Neb., and the nation -- first for the brutality of the alleged crime, and then for lying about the crime. [...]

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Woman accused of faking ‘hate crime’ attack slams investigators

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Charlie RogersBooking photo.
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The woman accused of staging a "hate crime" and filing a false police report in a highly publicized incident earlier this year, continues to maintain that she is a victim and denies fabricating the incident. [...]

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Nebraska lesbian who allegedly faked hate crime headed to trial

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Charlie RogersBooking photo.
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Lancaster County, Neb., District Court Judge Gale Pokorny on Thursday continued until Nov. 19 the case against a Nebraska woman charged with providing false information to police in connection to an alleged anti-gay hate crime that investigators now say was an elaborate hoax. [...]

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Lincoln, Neb., LGBT ‘fairness ordinance’ unlikely to appear on ballot

Thursday, August 16, 2012
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- A proposed ordinance which would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations in Lincoln, Neb., will likely not appear on the November ballot. [...]

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