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Watch: Is the Conservative-backed Grindr-like App 'The Right Stuff' All Wrong?

Watch: Is the Conservative-backed Grindr-like App 'The Right Stuff' All Wrong?

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 15, 2022

Backed by gay conservative tech billionaire Peter Thiel, an app called The Right Stuff app aims to bring together right-wing conservatives for love and political ideologies.

Ex-Mr. Gay World Hit With Gag Order Over Resignation

Ex-Mr. Gay World Hit With Gag Order Over Resignation

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 15, 2022

Former Mr. Gay World South Africa pageant winner Louw Breytenbach was slapped with a suit by the Mr. Gay World Foundation last week over a statement he made over his short tenure as a winner.

Ted Cruz Claims Elizabeth Warren 'Might Have a Penis'

Ted Cruz Claims Elizabeth Warren 'Might Have a Penis'

POLITICS | Aug 15, 2022

Senator Ted Cruz has joked fellow Senator Elizabeth Warren "might have a penis" because "in today's Democrat Party, how do we know she doesn't?"

So-Called 'Don't Say Gay' Law Confuses Some Florida Schools

So-Called 'Don't Say Gay' Law Confuses Some Florida Schools

NATIONAL | By Anthony Izaguirre and Adriana Gomez Licon | Aug 15, 2022

Some Florida schools have moved library books and debated changing textbooks in response to a law critics call "Don't Say Gay" — and some teachers have worried that family pictures on their desks could get them in trouble.

Britain Says Monkeypox Outbreak 'Shows Signs of Slowing'

Britain Says Monkeypox Outbreak 'Shows Signs of Slowing'

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 15, 2022

British health officials say the monkeypox outbreak across the country "shows signs of slowing" but that it's still too soon to know if the decline will be maintained.

Gay Black Students at Ole Miss 'Terrified' in Wake of Killing

Gay Black Students at Ole Miss 'Terrified' in Wake of Killing

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 15, 2022

More than a month after what prosecutors say was the July murder of out gay student Jimmie Lee and the arrest of a suspect, other gay Black students at the University of Mississippi remain "terrified" of returning to the school.

WNBA's Brittney Griner Appeals Her Russian Prison Sentence

WNBA's Brittney Griner Appeals Her Russian Prison Sentence

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Hentz | Aug 15, 2022

Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, Russian news agencies reported, in a case denounced by the United States that could lead to a high-profile prisoner swap.

WHO Plans to Rename Monkeypox over Stigmatization Concerns

WHO Plans to Rename Monkeypox over Stigmatization Concerns

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 15, 2022

The World Health Organization says it's holding an open forum to rename the disease monkeypox, after some critics raised concerns the name could be derogatory or have racist connotations.

Lawmaker, Florida School at Odds on Alleged Bathroom Attack

Lawmaker, Florida School at Odds on Alleged Bathroom Attack

NATIONAL | By Freida Frisaro | Aug 15, 2022

Police in Florida will investigate a lawmaker's allegation that a transgender student may have sexually assaulted a female student in a middle school bathroom over the summer — a rumored attack that school district officials say never occurred.

Anne Heche Dies of Crash Injuries after Life Support Removed

Anne Heche Dies of Crash Injuries after Life Support Removed

OBITUARIES | Aug 14, 2022

Anne Heche, the Emmy-winning film and television actor whose accomplished career contrasted with personal chapters of turmoil, died of injuries from a fiery car crash. She was 53.

Sarah Palin Gets Zoom-bombed with Penis Drawing

Sarah Palin Gets Zoom-bombed with Penis Drawing

POLITICS | Aug 14, 2022

Sarah Palin was zoom-bombed with a drawing of a penis at a streaming candidate's forum on August 11.

New Study Disproves Anti-Trans Right's Theory of 'Social Contagion'

New Study Disproves Anti-Trans Right's Theory of 'Social Contagion'

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14, 2022

A new study published in the prestigious medical journal Pediatrics disproves the claim from anti-LGBTQ+ pundits and politicians that youth identify as transgender out of peer pressure.

Watch: Christina Aguilera Takes on 'Don't Say Gay' at Pride Concert

Watch: Christina Aguilera Takes on 'Don't Say Gay' at Pride Concert

PRIDE | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14, 2022

Hitmaker Christina Aguilera invited her LA Pride audience to say gay — and they did, as her rousing set included a montage raking the anti-LGBTQ+ Florida law.

Norway Puts Down Freya the Walrus that Drew Oslo Crowds

Norway Puts Down Freya the Walrus that Drew Oslo Crowds

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 14, 2022

Authorities in Norway have euthanized a walrus that had drawn crowds of spectators in the Oslo Fjord after concluding that it posed a risk to humans.

1 Dead, 17 Hurt in Crash During Fundraiser for Fire Victims

1 Dead, 17 Hurt in Crash During Fundraiser for Fire Victims

CRIME | Aug 14, 2022

One person was killed and another 17 people injured when a vehicle struck a crowd gathered at a Pennsylvania bar for a fundraiser for victims of a house fire that killed 10 earlier this month.

Church's Unauthorized 'Hamilton' Production Compares Being Gay to Addiction

Church's Unauthorized 'Hamilton' Production Compares Being Gay to Addiction

RELIGION | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 14, 2022

The Door church in McAllen, Texas, has given the Broadway show a homophobic makeover and lawyers for the real show have issued an order to cease and desist.

Explainer: Can the Spread of Monkeypox be Stopped?

Explainer: Can the Spread of Monkeypox be Stopped?

NATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | Aug 14, 2022

Since May, nearly 90 countries have reported more than 31,000 cases of monkeypox.

Drag and Democracy: Alaska Voters Learn New System

Drag and Democracy: Alaska Voters Learn New System

POLITICS | By Becky Bohrer | Aug 14, 2022

Drag performers shimmied up and down a walkway between café tables, as enthusiastic patrons took photos and filled out ballots ranking the shows. This was a lesson in Alaska's new election system.

Police: Man Killed Himself after Ramming U.S. Capitol Barrier

Police: Man Killed Himself after Ramming U.S. Capitol Barrier

NATIONAL | By Michael Balsamo | Aug 14, 2022

A man drove his car into a barricade near the U.S. Capitol early Sunday and then began firing gunshots in the air before fatally shooting himself, police said.

More U.S. Lawmakers Visit Taiwan 12 Days after Pelosi Trip

More U.S. Lawmakers Visit Taiwan 12 Days after Pelosi Trip

POLITICS | By Johnson Lai and Ken Moritsugu | Aug 14, 2022

A delegation of American lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, just 12 days after a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prompted China to launch days of threatening military drills.

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