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Bus driver to 11-year-old girls: ‘You’re gay and will burn in hell for it’

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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The incident reportedly happened on Friday morning as the fifth grader was riding the bus to Pathway Academy, a Kansas City charter school. [...]

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Jurors recommend 30-year prison term for man convicted of infecting another with HIV

Friday, May 15, 2015
Michael L. Johnson
A jury in Missouri deliberated about two hours before recommending the prison term for former Lindenwood University student Michael L. Johnson. [...]

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Missouri anti-gay lawmaker busted in sexting scandal resigns

Thursday, May 14, 2015
John Diehl
John Diehl, who once championed the Religious Right’s anti-gay agenda in the state House, and in turn praised by conservative groups for his “moral leadership,” resigned Thursday amid a sexting scandal with a female legislative intern. [...]

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Anti-gay Missouri lawmaker praised for his ‘moral leadership’ busted sexting with intern

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
John Diehl
Missouri House Speaker, Republican John Diehl, who is married, has championed the Religious Right’s anti-gay agenda in the state house, and has in turn been praised by state conservative groups for his “moral leadership.” [...]

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Man on trial in HIV exposure case previously tested positive, say prosecutors

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Michael L. Johnson
The former wrestler at Lindenwood University in St. Charles is accused of infecting two of his sex partners and endangering four others. He has pleaded not guilty to six felony charges. [...]

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Missouri man accused of ‘recklessly infecting’ two with HIV on trial

Monday, May 11, 2015
Michael L. Johnson
Prosecutors accuse Michael L. Johnson of "recklessly infecting" two male sex partners with HIV and knowingly exposing four others over nearly 10 months after being diagnosed as HIV positive in January 2013. [...]

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Teacher suspended for showing 1959 anti-gay film as part of history lesson

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Ken Simon
The film, titled "Boys Beware," was produced in 1959 and warns students to avoid strangers "because they might be homosexual." [...]

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Missourians lobby for LGBT protections ahead of crucial votes

Saturday, April 25, 2015
LGBT rights advocates gather at the Missori state capitol on April 22 for Equality Day.
Equality supporters met with and urged elected lawmakers to support legislation protecting Missourians from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation, and grant local school districts the authority to develop their own anti-bullying policies. [...]

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Springfield, Mo., voters repeal LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Springfield, Mo.
With more than 97 percent of the votes tallied, 51.4 percent of voters opted to repeal the ordinance, while 48.5 percent voted to retain the measure. [...]

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Springfield, Mo., to vote on measure to repeal LGBT non-discrimination ordinance

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Springfield, Mo.
Opponents of a recently passed LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in Missouri's third largest city are asking voters to repeal the law on April 7. [...]

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