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7 LGBTQ Chefs Cooking Up Pride From the Heartland

7 LGBTQ Chefs Cooking Up Pride From the Heartland

By Kelsy Chauvin | Jun 21, 2021

Chefs across the Midwest, Great Plains, and other heartland states are rocking the culinary arts in their hometowns and beyond. Here are seven stellar LGBTQ chefs who are making unforgettable food in non-coastal, ever-delicious cities.

Officials: Deadly Pride Parade Crash Appears Unintentional

Officials: Deadly Pride Parade Crash Appears Unintentional

By Kelli Kennedy | Jun 20, 2021

Wilton Manors Vice Mayor Paul Rolli and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said the early investigation of a vehicle's having slammed into Pride parade participants shows it was an accident.

Official: Crash, 'Likely' Due to Storm, Kills 10 in Alabama

Official: Crash, 'Likely' Due to Storm, Kills 10 in Alabama

By Jeff Amy | Jun 20, 2021

Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes.

Southwest U.S. States Bake, Wildfire Threatens Arizona Towns

Southwest U.S. States Bake, Wildfire Threatens Arizona Towns

By Ken Ritter | Jun 20, 2021

The Southwest U.S. continued to bake Saturday, and weather forecasters kept warnings in effect for excessive heat in Arizona, Nevada and desert areas, at least through the weekend.

Gay Days Heading Back to Magic Kingdom

Gay Days Heading Back to Magic Kingdom

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 20, 2021

Gay Days is headed back to Disneyland as the world opens up again. The event is slated for Sept. 17-19.

Driver Crashes into Crowd at Pride Parade in Florida; 1 Dead

Driver Crashes into Crowd at Pride Parade in Florida; 1 Dead

Jun 20, 2021

A driver slammed into spectators Saturday evening at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one man and seriously injuring another, authorities said.

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

By Alexandra Jaffe | Jun 20, 2021

The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando.

Juneteenth, Recalling End of Slavery, is Marked Across U.S.

Juneteenth, Recalling End of Slavery, is Marked Across U.S.

By Ed White | Jun 20, 2021

Parades, picnics and lessons in history were offered Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth in the U.S.

Bidens' Older Dog, Champ, Has Died; German Shepherd Was 13

Bidens' Older Dog, Champ, Has Died; German Shepherd Was 13

By Alexandra Jaffe | Jun 19, 2021

President Joe Biden announced Saturday that Champ, the older of the family's two dogs, had died "peacefully at home." The German shepherd was 13.

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 19, 2021

After a suspected arson destroyed the original tower, the community came together to put up a new symbol of Pride at Long Beach.

Amid Reform Movement, Some GOP States Give Police More Power

Amid Reform Movement, Some GOP States Give Police More Power

By Farnoush Amiri | Jun 19, 2021

After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction.

After Years of Harassment, Gay Couple Finds Out Neighbor is Responsible

After Years of Harassment, Gay Couple Finds Out Neighbor is Responsible

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 19, 2021

A married gay couple in Milton, Massachusetts, recently discovered that their neighbor was behind years of homophobic harassment.

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

By Beatrice Dupuy and Ari Swenson | Jun 19, 2021

None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts.

Kevin Spacey Dodges Sexual Assault Suit after Accuser Doesn't to Come Forward

Kevin Spacey Dodges Sexual Assault Suit after Accuser Doesn't to Come Forward

Jun 18, 2021

Kevin Spacey dodged an expensive legal charge when a civil lawsuit by a man accusing him of sexual assault when he was 14 was dropped after the accuser chose not to identify himself.

New Study Brings Mobile Clinics to Populations at High HIV Risk

New Study Brings Mobile Clinics to Populations at High HIV Risk

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 18, 2021

The NIH is putting the rubber to the road in a new study that will see mobile clinics deployed to test and treat opioid users who inject drugs intravenously.

Sigourney Weaver Applauds Conversion Therapy Ban in Michigan

Sigourney Weaver Applauds Conversion Therapy Ban in Michigan

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 18, 2021

Ahead of a June 20 encore presentation on Lifetime of her movie filmed in Michigan, "Prayers for Bobby," Sigourney Weaver shared why the topic of LGBTQ suicide prevention is "still as relevant as ever."

CDC: Delta Variant Expected to be Dominant in US

CDC: Delta Variant Expected to be Dominant in US

Jun 18, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky says she expects the delta variant will become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States. The delta variant, first detected in India, has become dominant in Britain.

GOP Needs New Health Care Target: 'Obamacare' Survives Again

GOP Needs New Health Care Target: 'Obamacare' Survives Again

By Alan Fram | Jun 18, 2021

The Supreme Court's latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle "Obamacare" signals anew that the GOP must look beyond repealing the law if it wants to hone the nation's health care problems into a winning political issue.

DOJ: 2 States' Transgender Restrictions Unconstitutional

DOJ: 2 States' Transgender Restrictions Unconstitutional

Jun 18, 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday challenged bans involving transgender people that target athletes in West Virginia and children in Arkansas, slamming them as violations of federal law.

Vaccine Effort Turns Into Slog as Infectious Variant Spreads

Vaccine Effort Turns Into Slog as Infectious Variant Spreads

By Michelle R. Smith | Jun 17, 2021

As cases tumble and states reopen, the potential final stage in the U.S. campaign to vanquish COVID-19 is turning into a slog, with a worrisome variant gaining a bigger foothold and lotteries and other prizes failing to persuade some Americans to get vacc

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