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US Boosts Monkeypox Testing, 142 Cases Confirmed

US Boosts Monkeypox Testing, 142 Cases Confirmed

NATIONAL | By Zeke Miller | Jun 24, 2022

The Biden administration has started shipping monkeypox tests to commercial laboratories, in a bid to speed diagnoses for suspected infections for the virus that has already infected at least 142 people in the U.S.

Hostess Introduces $TWINKcoins (Seriously)

Hostess Introduces $TWINKcoins (Seriously)

NATIONAL | Jun 24, 2022

This week the sweets giant Hostess "unveiled a new fluffy treat that's a nod to the most prominent cryptocurrencies out there."

With Roe Dead, Some Fear Rollback of LGBTQ+ and Other Rights

With Roe Dead, Some Fear Rollback of LGBTQ+ and Other Rights

NATIONAL | By John Hanna | Jun 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing states to ban abortion immediately stirred alarm Friday among LGBTQ+ advocates, who feared that the ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for gay relationships and access to contraception.

LGBTQ+ Youth of Faith Retell their Stories to Inspire Others

LGBTQ+ Youth of Faith Retell their Stories to Inspire Others

RELIGION | By Luis Andres Henao | Jun 24, 2022

Across the U.S., circumstances vary widely for LGBTQ+ youth seeking religious engagement.

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States can Ban Abortion

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States can Ban Abortion

NATIONAL | By Mark Sherman | Jun 24, 2022

The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday's outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states

Gay Kentucky Teacher of the Year Quitting after Too Much 'Discrimination, Heartache'

Gay Kentucky Teacher of the Year Quitting after Too Much 'Discrimination, Heartache'

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 24, 2022

An openly gay Kentucky teacher who was lauded as 2022's "Teacher of the Year" is departing his job instructing students at the K-12 levels saying he's faced too much anti-LGBTQ+ hate and discrimination.

San Francisco Police Release Photo of Alleged Subway Shooter

San Francisco Police Release Photo of Alleged Subway Shooter

CRIME | By Olga R. Rodriguez | Jun 24, 2022

Police in San Francisco were searching Thursday for a man who shot and killed one person and wounded another inside a subway train and then fled when the train stopped in the Castro District, the city's historically LGBTQ neighborhood.

Trans People can Correct Sex on North Carolina Birth Records

Trans People can Correct Sex on North Carolina Birth Records

NATIONAL | By Tom Foreman Jr. | Jun 24, 2022

Transgender people born in North Carolina may now correct the sex designation on their birth certificate without undergoing surgery after a consent judgment issued by a federal court, attorneys for the plaintiffs said Thursday.

At Pride, Celebrations Amid a Darker National Environment

At Pride, Celebrations Amid a Darker National Environment

PRIDE | By Deepti Hajela | Jun 24, 2022

LGBTQ Pride commemorations are grappling this year with a national environment of ramped-up legislative and rhetorical battles over sexual orientation and gender identity.

Watch: Monkeypox Vaccine Distribution Halted in New York City on First Day Due to Demand

Watch: Monkeypox Vaccine Distribution Halted in New York City on First Day Due to Demand

NATIONAL | Jun 23, 2022

New York City initiated a monkeypox vaccine on Thursday and needed to halt appointments due the high demand.

Chasten Buttigieg Slams Lauren Boebert a Hypocrite Over her 'Shoutout' to America's Dads

Chasten Buttigieg Slams Lauren Boebert a Hypocrite Over her 'Shoutout' to America's Dads

POLITICS | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 23, 2022

Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg took a not-so-subtle swipe at Rep. Lauren Boebert on Twitter for attacking Pete's family time.

North Carolina Football Club Underscores Commitment as a Safe Place for Gay Fans, Allies and Players

North Carolina Football Club Underscores Commitment as a Safe Place for Gay Fans, Allies and Players

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 23, 2022

The North Carolina Football Club has long been a champion of inclusivity and acceptance, as evidenced by their commitment to providing a safe environment for gay fans, allies, and players.

Chelsea Manning Memoir to be Published in October

Chelsea Manning Memoir to be Published in October

NATIONAL | Jun 23, 2022

A memoir by Chelsea Manning will come out this fall. The book is titled "README.txt," and it's scheduled for release on Oct. 18.

Biden Administration Moves to Expand Title IX Protections to LGBTQ+ Students

Biden Administration Moves to Expand Title IX Protections to LGBTQ+ Students

NATIONAL | By Collin Binkley | Jun 23, 2022

The Biden administration proposed a dramatic overhaul of campus sexual assault rules on Thursday, acting to expand protections for LGBTQ students, bolster the rights of victims and widen colleges' responsibilities in addressing sexual misconduct.

MetaPride Land Brings Pride to the Metaverse

MetaPride Land Brings Pride to the Metaverse

PRIDE | Jun 23, 2022

MetaPride Land, a universally safe-space for the global LGBTQ+ community, will launch later this week in Decentraland, The Sandbox, and Voxels, three of the world's leading metaverse platforms.

Swimming's New Transgender Policy Could Impact Other Sports

Swimming's New Transgender Policy Could Impact Other Sports

SPORTS | By Eddie Pells | Jun 23, 2022

Bans on transgender women in international swimming and rugby this week opened the door for track and field to consider following suit in what could turn into a wave of policy changes in Olympic sports.

WHO Considers Declaring Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

WHO Considers Declaring Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

INTERNATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | Jun 23, 2022

WHO's decision to act only after the disease spilled into the West could entrench the grotesque inequities that arose between rich and poor countries during the coronavirus pandemic.

CDC Reports Alarming Meningococcal Disease Outbreak Amongst Gay and Bisexual Men in Florida

CDC Reports Alarming Meningococcal Disease Outbreak Amongst Gay and Bisexual Men in Florida

NATIONAL | Jun 23, 2022

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Florida Department of Health are investigating "one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history."

James Rado, who Co-Created Groundbreaking 'Hair,' Dies at 90

James Rado, who Co-Created Groundbreaking 'Hair,' Dies at 90

OBITUARIES | By Mark Kennedy | Jun 22, 2022

James Rado, co-creator of the groundbreaking hippie musical "Hair," which celebrated protest, pot and free love and paved the way for the sound of rock on Broadway, has died. He was 90.

Gay Mormon Dad Talks About Coming Out, Co-parenting

Gay Mormon Dad Talks About Coming Out, Co-parenting

FAMILY | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 22, 2022

In a Pride month-themed interview, a gay Mormon dad and his former wife discussed how he struggled with his faith and sexuality before eventually coming out and freeing them both to live a happier new life.

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