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Investigators trying to determine cause of fire that destroyed gay nightclub

Sunday, February 1, 2015
The three alarm fire on Saturday destroyed the Karma Nightclub in Lincoln, Neb. The club's owner said the bar had been open just over a year. ...

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Lincoln, Neb., mayor approves benefits for city workers’ same-sex spouses

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Lincoln, Neb.
Lincoln mayor Chris Beutler has approved changes that will allow same-sex spouses of city employees to receive health insurance and other benefits. ...

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

Friday, April 18, 2014
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
Tuma Marks
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 ...

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

Saturday, August 10, 2013
Harold Scott
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
Lincoln, Neb.
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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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