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Anti-Gay Hungarian MEP Resigns After Gay Orgy Arrest, Lockdown Violation

Anti-Gay Hungarian MEP Resigns After Gay Orgy Arrest, Lockdown Violation

INTERNATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 1, 2020

József Szájer has resigned from his position as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in Brussels, representing Hungary, after being caught attending a gay orgy.

Dan Levy Clarifies Comedy Central India's Censorship of 'Schitt's Creek' Gay Kiss

Dan Levy Clarifies Comedy Central India's Censorship of 'Schitt's Creek' Gay Kiss

PRIDE | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 1, 2020

Dan Levy has clarified the controversy over a censored "Schitt's Creek" gay kiss.

SAGE Amplifies the Intersection of Aging and HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day

SAGE Amplifies the Intersection of Aging and HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day

AIDS | Dec 1, 2020

SAGE, the world's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ elders, is commemorating World AIDS Day by elevating the experiencing older people living with HIV and remembering those that the community has lost to AIDS.

UK Court Rules Against Clinic in Puberty Blocking Drugs Case

UK Court Rules Against Clinic in Puberty Blocking Drugs Case

INTERNATIONAL | Dec 1, 2020

Britain's High Court ruled Tuesday that children under 16 years old who are considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to medical treatment involving drugs that delay puberty.

Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Rule on Board Diversity for Companies

Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Rule on Board Diversity for Companies

NATIONAL | By Michelle Chapman | Dec 1, 2020

The Nasdaq stock exchange is seeking U.S. authority to require more diversity in the boardrooms of Nasdaq-listed companies, or for those companies to explain why they can not.

Equality Advocates Act as Part of NC 'Bathroom Bill' Expires

Equality Advocates Act as Part of NC 'Bathroom Bill' Expires

NATIONAL | Dec 1, 2020

Part of North Carolina's so-called "Bathroom Bills" - the notorious HB2 and HB142, which replaced it - expired today, Dec. 1, and the state's equality advocates are already at work to press for progress in the state.

Funeral Home Settles Lawsuit that Led to Major LGBTQ Ruling

Funeral Home Settles Lawsuit that Led to Major LGBTQ Ruling

NATIONAL | Dec 1, 2020

A Detroit-area funeral home has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit that led to a groundbreaking decision that protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment.

Battles Won — and Lost — Against AIDS Hold Valuable Lessons for COVID-19

Battles Won — and Lost — Against AIDS Hold Valuable Lessons for COVID-19

AIDS | Dec 1, 2020

Not since the HIV/AIDS pandemic of the 1990s have countries faced such a common health threat. This explains why UNAIDS has selected the theme "Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility" for this year's World AIDS Day.

Trump Headed to Georgia as Turnout Driver, but Also a Threat

Trump Headed to Georgia as Turnout Driver, but Also a Threat

POLITICS | By Bill Barrow and Alan Fram | Dec 1, 2020

Some establishment Republicans are sounding alarms that President Donald Trump's conspiratorial denials of his own defeat could threaten the party's ability to win a Senate majority and counter President-elect Joe Biden's administration.

On World AIDS Day, South Africa Finds Hope in New Treatment

On World AIDS Day, South Africa Finds Hope in New Treatment

AIDS | By Mogomotsi Magome | Dec 1, 2020

Health officials are hoping that new, long-acting drugs to help prevent HIV infection will be a turning point for the fight against a global health threat that's been eclipsed by the coronavirus pandemic.

First Look: AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition

First Look: AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition

AIDS | Dec 1, 2020

The National AIDS Memorial has launched the first-ever 50-state virtual AIDS Quilt display. The curated exhibition includes digital images from thousands of hand-sewn quilt panels, each telling the story of loved ones lost to AIDS.

Elisa Crespo Could Become First Trans NYC Council Member

Elisa Crespo Could Become First Trans NYC Council Member

LOCAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 30, 2020

Elisa Crespo is running to become the first trans woman on the New York City Council.

Austin Police Officer Suspended Over 'Gay' Comment on Body Cam

Austin Police Officer Suspended Over 'Gay' Comment on Body Cam

LOCAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 30, 2020

Austin police officer Ryan Seweryn has been suspended for ten days for referring to a protester as "that gay dude."

Out Sports Stars Who Are Flying the Queer Flag High

Out Sports Stars Who Are Flying the Queer Flag High

SPORTS | Nov 30, 2020

There is a real sea of change in the world of sports at the moment, with women breaking through on so many levels across many varied sports. Here's a look at some major LGBTQ sports stars.

Awkward Question for Poland: Was Chopin Gay?

Awkward Question for Poland: Was Chopin Gay?

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 30, 2020

New scholarship has raised an awkward question for Poland, which is one of the most homophobic nations in the European Union: Was that country's celebrated composer, Frédéric Chopin, gay?

Watch: Transphobic Attack Targets Laverne Cox, Friend

Watch: Transphobic Attack Targets Laverne Cox, Friend

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 30, 2020

A man targeted Laverne Cox and her friend with anti-trans hostility and violence in a Los Angeles park, Cox revealed on social media.

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

NATIONAL | By John Schmidt | Nov 30, 2020

More than 3 million LGBT Americans are currently over 50, and that number is estimated to more than double over the next decade as Baby Boomers ride in on a rainbow-hued silver wave. And retirement presents many special issues for them.

Study: Half of LGBTQ Americans are Religious

Study: Half of LGBTQ Americans are Religious

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 30, 2020

A new study looking at faith across America's demographics has found that half of the LGBTQ community are religious.

Beware of COVID-19 Scams as Vaccine Approaches FDA Approval

Beware of COVID-19 Scams as Vaccine Approaches FDA Approval

CRIME | By Colleen Long | Nov 30, 2020

The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, ready to use that desperation to their advantage, federal investigators say.

Dictionary.com Picks 'Pandemic' as its 2020 Word of the Year

Dictionary.com Picks 'Pandemic' as its 2020 Word of the Year

NATIONAL | By Leanne Italie | Nov 30, 2020

Dictionary.com on Monday declared "pandemic" its 2020 word of the year.

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