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

Sunday, November 10, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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.

Transgender veteran uses experience to reach out to others

Sunday, September 8, 2013
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 male in 2008. Today, he’s worked at UNL’s LGBTQA resource center for a year and a half. [ Read more → ]
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Neb. school official fired for performing in community play with gay themes

Saturday, August 10, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Lincoln, Neb., anti-discrimination ordinance sits on books, unenforced

Sunday, July 14, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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
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Nebraska woman sentenced for falsely reporting anti-gay hate crime

Thursday, April 18, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Charlie RogersBooking photo.

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

Monday, December 10, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
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Woman accused of faking ‘hate crime’ attack slams investigators

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
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Nebraska lesbian who allegedly faked hate crime headed to trial

Thursday, September 27, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
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Lincoln, Neb., LGBT ‘fairness ordinance’ unlikely to appear on ballot

Thursday, August 16, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
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Victim in Nebraska hate crime comes forward, speaks out publicly

Friday, July 27, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- In her first appearance since suffering an alleged attack in a home invasion last week that police officials are investigating as a possible hate crime, Charlie Rogers of Lincoln, Neb., said, “I’m not hiding from this anymore.” [ Read more → ]
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Police: No evidence of hate crime, no evidence of hoax either in brutal attack on lesbian

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. — Investigators looking into an attack against an openly lesbian woman this past weekend are not ruling out the possibility that the alleged hate crime may have been a hoax. [ Read more → ]
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More than 500 gather for vigil for lesbian brutalized in home invasion

Sunday, July 22, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Over 500 people gathered on the steps of the Nebraska State Capitol Sunday night to hold a vigil for a lesbian woman brutalized early Sunday morning in what local LGBT activists are calling a hate crime. [ Read more → ]
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Anti-gay groups collect signatures to force vote on discrimination ordinance

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Opponents of a new city ordinance that would prohibit prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations, said Tuesday they had collected enough signatures of registered voters to force the city council to either repeal the measure or place it on the November ballot for a city-wide referendum. [ Read more → ]
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Nebraska governor calls for popular vote on LGBT protections ordinances

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska's Republican Governor Dave Heineman said Tuesday that voters should have a voice on the recently enacted city ordinances that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people. [ Read more → ]
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Lincoln, Neb., city council adds LGBT protections to civil rights ordinance

Monday, May 14, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Lincoln, Neb., City Council on Monday evening approved expanding the city’s civil rights protections to include its LGBT citizens. The partisan vote was approved by the five Democrats on the council; the two Republicans abstained, saying they had a conflict of interest. [ Read more → ]
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Nebraska woman rails against gays during public hearing

Friday, May 11, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Video surfaced Friday of Lincoln, Neb., resident Jane Skrovota and her graphic anti-gay diatribe, which she delivered during a public hearing before the Lincoln city council earlier this week on a proposed ordinance to ban discrimination against gays and transgender citizens in employment, housing and public accommodations. [ Read more → ]
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Lincoln, Neb., moves forward with proposed expansion of city’s civil rights ordinance

Monday, May 7, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Lincoln, Neb., city council has indicated will continue its efforts to pass an expansion of the city's civil rights ordinance to cover gay and transgender people, despite an opinion by the state's Attorney General Jon Bruning, that the council does not have that power. [ Read more → ]
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Lincoln, Neb., lawmakers support Fairness Ordinance for LGBT citizens

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- City council member Carl Eskridge on Monday introduced the Lincoln, Neb., "Fairness Ordinance," a measure that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s non-discrimination law. [ Read more → ]
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Nebraska’s capital city to consider LGBT fairness ordinance

Friday, April 20, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The city council in Lincoln, Neb., is expected to consider a "fairness ordinance" that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city's non-discrimination law. [ Read more → ]
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Nebraska football coach under fire for opposing non-discrimination ordinance

Saturday, March 31, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska's only openly gay elected official is calling for the termination of University of Nebraska assistant football coach Ron Brown after he testified against Omaha's proposed ordinance to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. [ Read more → ]
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