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Report: Top Southern Baptists Stonewalled Sex Abuse Victims

Report: Top Southern Baptists Stonewalled Sex Abuse Victims

RELIGION | By Deepa Bharath, Holly Meyer and David Crary | May 23, 2022

A scathing investigative report says top Southern Baptist Convention leaders stonewalled and denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse over two decades while seeking to protect their own reputations.

Monkeypox Isn't Like HIV, but Gay and Bisexual Men Are at Risk of Unfair Stigma

Monkeypox Isn't Like HIV, but Gay and Bisexual Men Are at Risk of Unfair Stigma

NATIONAL | May 23, 2022

The monkeypox outbreak could just as easily come about in a heterosexual friendship network, or a group of sports people, or occupational group, or other social groups.

Silent No More: Biden Admin Makes Moves to Free WNBA Star Brittney Griner

Silent No More: Biden Admin Makes Moves to Free WNBA Star Brittney Griner

INTERNATIONAL | May 23, 2022

Speculation on the reason for Griner's arrest centers on Russian President Vladimir Putin's alleged desire to use the out American basketball star as a geopolitical pawn.

Expert: Monkeypox Likely Spread by Sex at Two Raves in Europe

Expert: Monkeypox Likely Spread by Sex at Two Raves in Europe

NATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | May 23, 2022

A leading adviser to the World Health Organization said the unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox might be explained by risky sexual behavior at two recent mass events in Europe.

'You're Not Safe.' Extremist Promises 'Hunting Expeditions' Targeting Phoenix Area LGBTQ Target Shoppers

'You're Not Safe.' Extremist Promises 'Hunting Expeditions' Targeting Phoenix Area LGBTQ Target Shoppers

NATIONAL | May 22, 2022

LGBTQ shoppers at Phoenix area Target stores are being victimized by a video threat from a 24-year old, ultra-right wing extremist.

'Anonymous' No More: Qatari Doctor Comes Out, Country's First

'Anonymous' No More: Qatari Doctor Comes Out, Country's First

INTERNATIONAL | May 22, 2022

A Qatari-born doctor, living in the U.S. came out, making him the first openly gay citizen from the country that punishes homosexuality.

Montana Not Following Transgender Birth Certificate Ruling

Montana Not Following Transgender Birth Certificate Ruling

NATIONAL | By Amy Beth Hanson | May 22, 2022

It's been a month since a Montana judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a state law requiring trans people to undergo surgery before they could change their gender on their birth certificate and the state still isn't in compliance with the court order.

Consumers Defy Inflation To Support Economy. For How Long?

Consumers Defy Inflation To Support Economy. For How Long?

NATIONAL | By Christopher Rugaber and Anne D'Innocenzio | May 22, 2022

With prices across the economy — from food, gas and rent to cars, airfares and hotel rooms — soaring at their fastest pace in decades, you might think Americans would tap the brakes on spending. Not so far.

Taliban Enforcing Face-Cover Order for Female TV Anchors

Taliban Enforcing Face-Cover Order for Female TV Anchors

INTERNATIONAL | By Rahim Faiez | May 22, 2022

Afghanistan's Taliban rulers on Sunday began enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air. The move is part of a hard-line shift drawing condemnation from rights activists.

Gloves Off! Madison Cawthorn Urges It's Time for Dark MAGA

Gloves Off! Madison Cawthorn Urges It's Time for Dark MAGA

POLITICS | May 22, 2022

Defeated North Carolina congressman Madison Cawthorn wants Republicans to unleash Dark MAGA.

Out to Debunk 'False Narratives,' Ron DeSantis' Press Secretary Gets Fooled by a 'Homophobic' Dog

Out to Debunk 'False Narratives,' Ron DeSantis' Press Secretary Gets Fooled by a 'Homophobic' Dog

POLITICS | May 22, 2022

She says she out to "debunk false narratives," but Florida governor Ron DeSantis's press secretary Christina Pushaw fell for one recently about a supposed homophobic dog.

Despite Progress, 'Gay And Trans Panic' Defense Continues To Victimize LGBTQ People

Despite Progress, 'Gay And Trans Panic' Defense Continues To Victimize LGBTQ People

NATIONAL | By Alex Terrono | May 22, 2022

While LGBTQ rights have been on the rise in Western nations, one disturbing trend is the ongoing use of "gay and trans panic" as a defense in capital crimes.

Report: Poppers Now Popular on the Straight Party Scene

Report: Poppers Now Popular on the Straight Party Scene

NATIONAL | May 22, 2022

According to The New York Times, poppers — long used by gay men — are growing increasingly popular in the straight party scene.

Watch: Wyoming Senator Booed for Sex Identity Remarks at Graduation

Watch: Wyoming Senator Booed for Sex Identity Remarks at Graduation

NATIONAL | By Mead Gruver | May 22, 2022

U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis apologized Monday after getting booed and heckled for remarks she made on sexual identity during a University of Wyoming graduation speech.

Oreo Partners with PFLAG for Pride Edition of Classic Cookies

Oreo Partners with PFLAG for Pride Edition of Classic Cookies

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | May 22, 2022

Longtime LGBTQ+ ally Oreo has partnered once again with PFLAG to produce a Pride edition of America's Favorite Cookie. The special edition cookies are stamped with the word "Proud."

Adoptions Another Facet of Life Halted by War in Ukraine

Adoptions Another Facet of Life Halted by War in Ukraine

FAMILY | By Patrick Whittle | May 22, 2022

The ripple effects of Russia's invasion of Ukraine have been devastating for families of all kinds — including those who have seen their prospective adoptions put on hold.

Australian Labor Topples Conservatives; PM Faces Early Tests

Australian Labor Topples Conservatives; PM Faces Early Tests

INTERNATIONAL | By Rod McGuirk | May 22, 2022

Australia's center-left opposition party toppled the conservative government after almost a decade in power, and Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese in his Saturday election victory speech promised sharper reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

AP Source: Giuliani Interviewed for Hours by 1/6 Committee

AP Source: Giuliani Interviewed for Hours by 1/6 Committee

POLITICS | By Eric Tucker | May 22, 2022

Rudy Giuliani, who as a lawyer for then-President Donald Trump pushed bogus legal challenges to the 2020 election, met for hours with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

New York City Resident Tests Positive for Monkeypox Virus

New York City Resident Tests Positive for Monkeypox Virus

NATIONAL | May 21, 2022

A New York City resident has tested positive for the virus that causes monkeypox, state health officials announced late Friday.

Teacher Defends LGBTQ Lesson Plan that was Spiked by State

Teacher Defends LGBTQ Lesson Plan that was Spiked by State

NATIONAL | May 21, 2022

A teacher whose LGBTQ lesson plan for kindergartners was removed from a state website said Friday that the governor and education department succumbed to outside pressure.

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