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Boston Director Joey Frangieh Wants You to Run this Sunday for 'The Gay Agenda'

Boston Director Joey Frangieh Wants You to Run this Sunday for 'The Gay Agenda'

SPORTS | By Steve Duffy | Oct 27, 2021

Boston Theater Company artistic director Joey Frangieh wants you to run on Sunday for 'The Gay Agenda'

School District Bans Large Pride Flags after Acts of Vandalism

School District Bans Large Pride Flags after Acts of Vandalism

NATIONAL | Oct 27, 2021

The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District has banned large Pride flags in its classrooms after a group of students posted a TikTok showing themselves attempting to flush a flag and defecating on it.

Watch: Beloved Catholic School Music Teacher Fired for Marrying His Partner

Watch: Beloved Catholic School Music Teacher Fired for Marrying His Partner

RELIGION | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 27, 2021

A beloved Catholic school music teacher in Queens, New York, has lost his job because he married his partner.

Blackhawks GM Resigns, Team Fined after Sexual Assault Probe

Blackhawks GM Resigns, Team Fined after Sexual Assault Probe

SPORTS | By Jay Cohen and Stephen Whyno | Oct 27, 2021

The Chicago Blackhawks mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team's Stanley Cup run in 2010, according to an investigation.

United States Issues its 1st Passport with 'X' Gender Marker

United States Issues its 1st Passport with 'X' Gender Marker

INTERNATIONAL | By Colleen Slevin | Oct 27, 2021

The United States has issued its first passport with an "X" gender designation — a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who don't identify as male or female.

Watch: Josh Cavallo Comes Out in a Big Statement Before A-League Season

Watch: Josh Cavallo Comes Out in a Big Statement Before A-League Season

SPORTS | By John Pye | Oct 27, 2021

Josh Cavallo recorded the statement that he'd been too concerned to talk about publicly for a very long time.

FDA Panel Backs Pfizer's Low-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

FDA Panel Backs Pfizer's Low-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

FAMILY | By Lauren Neergaard, Matthew Perrone | Oct 27, 2021

The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding COVID-19 vaccinations as government advisers endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's shots for 5- to 11-year-olds.

Enforcement of Indoor Vaccine Mandate Proves Uneven in US

Enforcement of Indoor Vaccine Mandate Proves Uneven in US

NATIONAL | By Caleb Jones, Olga Rodriguez | Oct 27, 2021

How rigorously vaccination requirements are being enforced varies from place to place, even within the same state or city.

New Studies Show LGBTQ+ Mental Health Has Suffered in the Trump Era

New Studies Show LGBTQ+ Mental Health Has Suffered in the Trump Era

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 26, 2021

If you feel that your mental health has suffered during the last six years, coinciding with the candidacy — and then the presidency — of Donald Trump, new studies confirm you aren't imagining it.

Watch: Is This the Gayest Commercial of 2021?

Watch: Is This the Gayest Commercial of 2021?

NATIONAL | Oct 26, 2021

Is this Car Gurus ad the gayest 2021 commercial?

Ohio High School Kills Play Production Over Gay Content

Ohio High School Kills Play Production Over Gay Content

NATIONAL | Oct 26, 2021

An Ohio high school canceled an upcoming play because it suggested a character was a lesbian.

Facebook Yanks Bolsonaro Video Claiming Vaccines Cause AIDS

Facebook Yanks Bolsonaro Video Claiming Vaccines Cause AIDS

INTERNATIONAL | By David Biller | Oct 25, 2021

Facebook and Instagram have removed a live broadcast that Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro delivered that claims UK vaccine recipients are developing AIDS.

Watch: Dancer Corey O'Brien Reflects On 9 Years Of Sobriety In 'Freedom'

Watch: Dancer Corey O'Brien Reflects On 9 Years Of Sobriety In 'Freedom'

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 25, 2021

Last week, O'Brien unveiled the short film "Freedom," which was produced in collaboration with the Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 25, 2021

2020 was the deadliest year for murderous anti-trans violence, claiming 44 victims. 2021 is on the verge of equalling — or surpassing — that grim total.

Russia President Vladimir Putin Calls Gender Fluidity 'Monstrous'

Russia President Vladimir Putin Calls Gender Fluidity 'Monstrous'

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 25, 2021

Russia's leader Vladimir Putin recently compared teaching gender fluidity to a "crime against humanity" during the Valdai International Discussion Club think tank.

Twitter Suspends Indiana Rep. Jim Banks' Account for Misgendering Trans Official

Twitter Suspends Indiana Rep. Jim Banks' Account for Misgendering Trans Official

NATIONAL | Oct 25, 2021

Twitter suspended an Indiana congressman's official account after removing a post about a transgender Biden administration official over a violation of the social media company's rules.

Florida's Top Doctor Refuses Mask, is Told to Leave Building

Florida's Top Doctor Refuses Mask, is Told to Leave Building

POLITICS | By Adriana Gomez Licon | Oct 25, 2021

Florida's surgeon general was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed.

Mel Groves is 41st Known Victim of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence in 2021

Mel Groves is 41st Known Victim of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence in 2021

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 25, 2021

Mel Groves, 25, a Black transgender man, died of gunshot wounds in Jackson, Mississippi on Oct. 11. He is the 41st trans or gender-nonconforming victim of lethal violence this year.

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

POLITICS | By Patrick Whittle | Oct 25, 2021

"We want to protect people's ability to grow gardens, grow and raise their own food," says Republican Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham.

James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther on 'Friends,' Dies

James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther on 'Friends,' Dies

OBITUARIES | Oct 25, 2021

James Michael Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on "Friends," has died. He was 59.

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