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Investigators trying to determine cause of fire that destroyed gay nightclub

Sunday, February 1, 2015
KOLN-TV
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
bullies
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

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 ...

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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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