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How a diversity prom allows LGBTQ students to be their authentic selves

It’s a Friday afternoon in late May and in a few hours, the doors to the Central United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee will open and LGBTQ students from high schools all over the South will pour into the church to celebrate prom. Inside the fellowship hall, adult volunteers are putting the final touches on…MORE

70 people were arrested at a climate protest outside The New York Times offices

Seventy people were arrested outside of The New York Times building in Manhattan on Saturday, according to a New York Police Department spokesman, during a protest to call attention to the way news outlets cover the climate crisis. Charges against the protesters are pending, an NYPD spokesman told CNN. The protesters were affiliated with a…MORE

University of Michigan investigating after noose found at employee’s desk

University of Michigan police are investigating after a noose was found on an employee’s desk at a university hospital. The university has “taken immediate action” to investigate the incident that occurred Thursday as an act of discrimination and criminal ethnic intimidation, said Dr. Marschall S. Runge, the dean of the University of Michigan Medical School.…MORE

Couple says ‘I do’ minutes before their baby’s delivery

A New Jersey couple expecting their first baby had plans to get married in a small civil ceremony two weeks before their child arrived. Their baby, however, had other plans. Michael Gallardo said he and his fiancee, Marie Margaritondo, were in the middle of moving into a new home when Margaritondo went into labor on…MORE

Santa Anita Park kicks out trainer after a fourth horse of his dies

Horse trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned Saturday from Santa Anita Park hours after another horse death. American Currency, a 4-year-old gelding, died after an accident on the training track, Mike Marten with the California Horse Racing Board said. Hollendorfer was American Currency’s trainer. This is the 30th horse death at Santa Anita since this racing…MORE