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'Freedom Rider' Convictions from 1947 Vacated for Gay Icon Bayard Rustin, Others

'Freedom Rider' Convictions from 1947 Vacated for Gay Icon Bayard Rustin, Others

By Tom Foreman | Jun 17, 2022

Legendary civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and three others who were sentenced to work on a chain gang after they launched the first of the "freedom rides" will have their sentences posthumously vacated.

Alabama Church Shooting Kills 2, Wounds 1; Suspect Held

Alabama Church Shooting Kills 2, Wounds 1; Suspect Held

Jun 17, 2022

A single gunman opened fire inside a suburban Alabama church Thursday evening, killing two people and wounding a third at a small group meeting before being taken into custody, authorities said.

Monkeypox Cases Linked to International Mr. Leather Gay Conference in Chicago

Monkeypox Cases Linked to International Mr. Leather Gay Conference in Chicago

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 16, 2022

Monkeypox cases linked to International Mr. Leather Gay conference in Chicago held at the end of May. Public health officials have reportedly have confirmed five new monkeypox cases with a few linked to the popular gay event.

Disney Delaying Florida Campus but Not because of Tensions

Disney Delaying Florida Campus but Not because of Tensions

Jun 16, 2022

The Walt Disney Co. is delaying by more than three years the opening of a campus in central Florida to which 2,000 workers were being relocated from Southern California to work in digital technology, finance and product development.

Gay Chef 'Shocked' at Similarities Between His TikTok Bottoms' Menus and Postmates'

Gay Chef 'Shocked' at Similarities Between His TikTok Bottoms' Menus and Postmates'

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 16, 2022

A gay chef says he was "shocked" at the similarities between the menu items he's been posting for a year and Postmates' newly-released food recommendations for bottoms.

Legal Fights Ongoing over Trans Students' Pronouns

Legal Fights Ongoing over Trans Students' Pronouns

Jun 16, 2022

In many ways, the legal attacks are coordinated. The Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian legal group, is behind much of the anti-trans legislation in the U.S.

Biden Seeks to Counter State Actions he Sees as Anti-LGBTQ+

Biden Seeks to Counter State Actions he Sees as Anti-LGBTQ+

By Will Weissert | Jun 15, 2022

President Joe Biden is issuing executive orders Wednesday to stymie what the White House says are discriminatory legislative attacks on the LGBTQ community by Republican-controlled states.

The Skittles Twitter Account Might Have Accidentally Liked an OnlyFans Model's Rainbow-Themed Dick Pic

The Skittles Twitter Account Might Have Accidentally Liked an OnlyFans Model's Rainbow-Themed Dick Pic

Jun 15, 2022

OnlyFans model Chris Stone posted a pic of his erect penis covered with rainbows to show his love of Skittles, and someone from the brand liked his pic.

Trans Kids' Treatment can Start Younger, New Guidelines Say

Trans Kids' Treatment can Start Younger, New Guidelines Say

By Lindsey Tanner | Jun 15, 2022

A leading transgender health association has lowered its recommended minimum age for starting gender transition treatment, including sex hormones and surgeries.

Democrats, GOP Take Contrasting Views on LGBTQ+ Survey Bill

Democrats, GOP Take Contrasting Views on LGBTQ+ Survey Bill

By Mike Scheider | Jun 15, 2022

Democrats and Republicans took starkly contrasting views Tuesday of proposed legislation that would put voluntary questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on federal demographic surveys.

Men, Women Split on Equity Gains Since Title IX, Poll Shows

Men, Women Split on Equity Gains Since Title IX, Poll Shows

By Collin Binkley | Jun 15, 2022

Ask a man about gender equality, and you're likely to hear the U.S. has made great strides in the 50 years since the landmark anti-discrimination law Title IX was passed. Ask a woman, and the answer probably will be quite different.

Nebraska's Capital City Rescinds LGBTQ+ Fairness Ordinance

Nebraska's Capital City Rescinds LGBTQ+ Fairness Ordinance

Jun 14, 2022

The City Council in Nebraska's capital city has rescinded an anti-discrimination measure that extended protections to sexual orientation and gender identity, just four months after unanimously approving it.

Experts: Anti-LGBTQ Rhetoric Could Galvanize Extremists

Experts: Anti-LGBTQ Rhetoric Could Galvanize Extremists

By Rebecca Boone | Jun 14, 2022

As hate speech targeting LGBTQ people increases among some far-right influencers and others online, experts are warning that extremist groups may see the rhetoric as a call to action.

Wonder Woman Lynda Carter Drags Anti-Gay Rep. Lauren Boebert for Drag Show Comments

Wonder Woman Lynda Carter Drags Anti-Gay Rep. Lauren Boebert for Drag Show Comments

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 13, 2022

Showing that she is still Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter drags anti-gay Rep. Lauren Boebert for saying parents should take their kids to church over drag shows.

Watch: Is Postmates' 'Bottom-Friendly' Pride Menu A Hit?

Watch: Is Postmates' 'Bottom-Friendly' Pride Menu A Hit?

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 11, 2022

Postmates is setting its Pride campaign apart with sexual innuendo.

Census Wants to Know How to Ask about Sexuality and Gender

Census Wants to Know How to Ask about Sexuality and Gender

By Mike Scheider | Jun 11, 2022

The 2020 census questionnaire drove Scout crazy. With no direct questions about sexual orientation and gender identity, it made him feel left out of the U.S. head count.

Judge: Georgia County Can't Deny Gender Surgery to Deputy

Judge: Georgia County Can't Deny Gender Surgery to Deputy

By Jeff Amy | Jun 11, 2022

A federal judge has found that a Georgia sheriff's office was illegally discriminating when it denied gender reassignment surgery to a deputy.

$5 Gas is Here: AAA Says Nationwide Average Hits New High

$5 Gas is Here: AAA Says Nationwide Average Hits New High

Jun 11, 2022

The nationwide average price for a gallon of gasoline has topped $5 for the first time ever.

Pennsylvania Pulls Gay Pioneer's Marker Over 1993 Interview

Pennsylvania Pulls Gay Pioneer's Marker Over 1993 Interview

By Mark Scolforo | Jun 10, 2022

A roadside historical marker installed less than a year ago to honor a gay rights pioneer was removed after a state senator raised concerns with Pennsylvania officials about his 30-year-old memories of an early sexual encounter with another boy.

A Harrowing American Moment, Repackaged for Prime Time

A Harrowing American Moment, Repackaged for Prime Time

By Ted Anthony | Jun 10, 2022

Presented in prime time and carefully calibrated for a TV-viewing audience (itself increasingly an anachronism), the debut of the Jan. 6 hearings was, in essence, a summer rerun.

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