National Social Issues Reporter, Associated Press
New York-based reporter with The Associated Press, covering national social issues. Past postings include Nairobi, Johannesburg, Paris, Sarajevo, Toronto.
therepublic.com — NEW YORK - A spate of anti-gay attacks in New York City is prompting police to increase their presence in some gay-friend neighborhoods heading into what's usually a time for celebration. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said Monday that the NYPD has pledged to station command vehicles in Greenwich Village, Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen through the end of June, which is Gay Pride Month.
bigstory.ap.org — PRAGUE (AP) - The Czech Republic's controversy-courting new president is under fire for refusing to grant a university professorship to one of his critics and hinting that it is because the man is a gay rights activist.In what is normally a formality, Czech presidents appoint the country's professors after they are nominated for the top title by their universities, but left-leaning President Milos Zeman has stood firm by his decision not to let a prominent literary historian get the promotion.Though he has said that Martin C.
edmontonjournal.com — BOSTON - Cardinal Sean O'Malley skipped Boston College's commencement Monday because of the involvement of Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who supports of a bill in his country that would allow abortion. A few dozen protesters, some playing bagpipes, demonstrated at the college during the morning graduation ceremony.
miamiherald.com — More than 85,000 veterans were treated last year for injuries or illness stemming from sexual abuse in the military, and 4,000 sought disability benefits, underscoring the staggering long-term impact of a crisis that has roiled the Pentagon and been condemned by President Barack Obama as ""shameful and disgraceful."
vancouversun.com — BEIJING, China - Police in central China have detained the 18-year-old organizer of a gay pride march in a sign of the government's nervousness over a growing civil society movement and demands for stronger individual rights.
globalnews.ca — NEW YORK - A gunman used anti-gay slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a man's face on a Manhattan street alive with a weekend midnight crowd, a killing New York's police commissioner called a hate crime.
mercurynews.com — ATLANTA-When President Barack Obama addresses graduates at Morehouse College on Sunday, he'll also be speaking to the broader community of historically black colleges and universities-a proud corner of higher education that has struggled more than most during the last few years of economic distress.
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