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

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

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'

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.

Trans People can Correct Sex on North Carolina Birth Records

Trans People can Correct Sex on North Carolina Birth Records

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.

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

Jun 23, 2022

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

Chelsea Manning Memoir to be Published in October

Chelsea Manning Memoir to be Published in October

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

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.

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

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."

Stonewall Visitor Center will be Dedicated to LGBTQ+ History

Stonewall Visitor Center will be Dedicated to LGBTQ+ History

By Karen Matthews | Jun 22, 2022

A visitor center dedicated to telling the story of the LGBTQ rights movement will open next door to the Stonewall Inn, according to an announcement Tuesday by the nonprofit that will manage the center in partnership with the National Park Service.

George Chauncey Wins $500,000 Library of Congress Award

George Chauncey Wins $500,000 Library of Congress Award

Jun 22, 2022

Historian George Chauncey has received a $500,000 lifetime achievement award from the Library of Congress, the John W. Kluge Prize, the first time the honor has gone to a scholar in LGBTQ studies.

Elon Musk's Transgender Daughter Seeks Name Change, Wants to Break Family Ties

Elon Musk's Transgender Daughter Seeks Name Change, Wants to Break Family Ties

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 21, 2022

Elon Musk's transgender daughter filed for a name change to reflect her gender identity and said, "I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form."

Are You a Side? Grindr Now Acknowledges New Sexual Definition

Are You a Side? Grindr Now Acknowledges New Sexual Definition

Jun 20, 2022

In the hook-up world, users on such apps as Grindr or Scruff are given three choices as to their sexual practices: Top, bottom, or versatile. But what of those who feel they don't fit into these categories? Grindr has come up with a solution.

US Opens COVID Vaccine To Little Kids; Shots Begin This Week

US Opens COVID Vaccine To Little Kids; Shots Begin This Week

By Mike Stobbe | Jun 19, 2022

The U.S. on Saturday opened COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Black Americans Living Abroad Reflect on Juneteenth

Black Americans Living Abroad Reflect on Juneteenth

By Annika Wolters | Jun 19, 2022

As the United States marks only the second federally recognized Juneteenth, Black Americans living overseas have embraced the holiday as a day of reflection and an opportunity to educate people in their host countries on Black history.

Yellowstone National Park to Partly Reopen after Floods

Yellowstone National Park to Partly Reopen after Floods

Jun 19, 2022

Yellowstone National Park will partially reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, after catastrophic flooding destroyed bridges and roads and drove out thousands of tourists.

'Freedom Rider' Convictions from 1947 Vacated for Gay Icon Bayard Rustin, Others

'Freedom Rider' Convictions from 1947 Vacated for Gay Icon Bayard Rustin, Others

By Tom Foreman | Jun 17, 2022

Legendary civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and three others who were sentenced to work on a chain gang after they launched the first of the "freedom rides" will have their sentences posthumously vacated.

Alabama Church Shooting Kills 2, Wounds 1; Suspect Held

Alabama Church Shooting Kills 2, Wounds 1; Suspect Held

Jun 17, 2022

A single gunman opened fire inside a suburban Alabama church Thursday evening, killing two people and wounding a third at a small group meeting before being taken into custody, authorities said.

Monkeypox Cases Linked to International Mr. Leather Gay Conference in Chicago

Monkeypox Cases Linked to International Mr. Leather Gay Conference in Chicago

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 16, 2022

Monkeypox cases linked to International Mr. Leather Gay conference in Chicago held at the end of May. Public health officials have reportedly have confirmed five new monkeypox cases with a few linked to the popular gay event.

Disney Delaying Florida Campus but Not because of Tensions

Disney Delaying Florida Campus but Not because of Tensions

Jun 16, 2022

The Walt Disney Co. is delaying by more than three years the opening of a campus in central Florida to which 2,000 workers were being relocated from Southern California to work in digital technology, finance and product development.

Gay Chef 'Shocked' at Similarities Between His TikTok Bottoms' Menus and Postmates'

Gay Chef 'Shocked' at Similarities Between His TikTok Bottoms' Menus and Postmates'

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 16, 2022

A gay chef says he was "shocked" at the similarities between the menu items he's been posting for a year and Postmates' newly-released food recommendations for bottoms.

Legal Fights Ongoing over Trans Students' Pronouns

Legal Fights Ongoing over Trans Students' Pronouns

Jun 16, 2022

In many ways, the legal attacks are coordinated. The Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian legal group, is behind much of the anti-trans legislation in the U.S.

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