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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 15, 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."

Madison Cawthorn Tries to Survive Primary as Slip-Ups Mount

Madison Cawthorn Tries to Survive Primary as Slip-Ups Mount

POLITICS | By Gary D. Robertson | May 15, 2022

U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn's prominent role as the youngest pro-Donald Trump agitator in Congress can rub people on the right and the left the wrong way in his North Carolina district.

Grand Marshals Announced for 2022 NYC Pride March

Grand Marshals Announced for 2022 NYC Pride March

PRIDE | May 15, 2022

Ts Madison, Punkie Johnson, Schuyler Bailar, Dominique Morgan, and Chase Strangio will head this year's celebration, with Angelica Ross returning for a second year as co-host.

Tom Daley Says Being a Gay Dad Means Having to Prove Himself

Tom Daley Says Being a Gay Dad Means Having to Prove Himself

FAMILY | By Kilian Melloy | May 15, 2022

Olympic judges awarded British diving champ Tom Daley a gold medal, but the out champ says that being a gay dad brings the real judgement, making him feel a need to prove himself constantly.

While AIDS Ravaged New York City, Mayor Ed Koch Stayed in the Closet

While AIDS Ravaged New York City, Mayor Ed Koch Stayed in the Closet

POLITICS | May 15, 2022

In an extensive report on the life and career of the late, former New York mayor Ed Koch, the New York Times reveals he was gay and chose to stay in the closet while AIDS ravaged in the city he governed.

Transgender Medication Law in Alabama Blocked by Judge

Transgender Medication Law in Alabama Blocked by Judge

NATIONAL | By Kim Chandler | May 15, 2022

A federal judge on Friday blocked part of an Alabama law that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors.

'Reprehensible': Oz Condemns GOP Opponent's Tweet on Islam

'Reprehensible': Oz Condemns GOP Opponent's Tweet on Islam

POLITICS | By Steve Peoples | May 15, 2022

Republican Senate hopeful Mehmet Oz is stepping up his criticism of far-right candidates in Pennsylvania who are gaining traction ahead of Tuesday's primary election.

Dr. Scott Jensen Wins GOP Endorsement for Minnesota Governor

Dr. Scott Jensen Wins GOP Endorsement for Minnesota Governor

POLITICS | By Steve Karnowski | May 15, 2022

Dr. Scott Jensen, a skeptic of the government's response to COVID-19, won the Minnesota GOP's endorsement after a wild ride on Saturday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election.

Ukrainian Band Kalush Orchestra Wins Eurovision Amid War

Ukrainian Band Kalush Orchestra Wins Eurovision Amid War

INTERNATIONAL | By Colleen Barry and Paolo Santalucia | May 15, 2022

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in the early hours of Sunday in a clear show of popular support for the war-ravaged nation that went beyond music.

Actor Fred Ward, of 'Tremors,' 'The Right Stuff' Fame, Dies

Actor Fred Ward, of 'Tremors,' 'The Right Stuff' Fame, Dies

OBITUARIES | By Mark Kennedy | May 14, 2022

Fred Ward, a veteran actor who brought a gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles in such films as "The Right Stuff," "The Player" and "Tremors," has died. He was 79.

Challenges for Finkenauer after Iowa Senate Ballot Woes

Challenges for Finkenauer after Iowa Senate Ballot Woes

POLITICS | By Thomas Beaumont | May 14, 2022

Abby Finkenauer 's bid to clinch the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa was not supposed to be so fraught.

Clarence Thomas Says Abortion Leak Has Changed Supreme Court

Clarence Thomas Says Abortion Leak Has Changed Supreme Court

NATIONAL | By Jessica Gresko | May 14, 2022

Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court has been changed by the shocking leak of a draft opinion earlier this month. The opinion suggests the court is poised to overturn the right to an abortion recognized nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade.

Storm Chasers Face Host of Dangers Beyond Severe Weather

Storm Chasers Face Host of Dangers Beyond Severe Weather

INTERNATIONAL | By Todd Richmond | May 14, 2022

The deaths of four storm chasers in car crashes over the last two weeks have underscored the dangers of pursuing severe weather events.

New York AG Lawyer: Evidence Could Support Action vs. Trump

New York AG Lawyer: Evidence Could Support Action vs. Trump

POLITICS | By Michael R. Sisak | May 14, 2022

As a federal judge weighs Donald Trump's lawsuit seeking to halt a civil investigation into his business practices, a lawyer for the New York attorney general's office said Friday that evidence found throughout the 3-year probe could support legal action.

Sandy Hook Lawsuits Against Alex Jones on Track to Resume

Sandy Hook Lawsuits Against Alex Jones on Track to Resume

NATIONAL | May 14, 2022

The Sandy Hook families' lawsuits against Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for calling the 2012 Newtown school shooting a hoax appear poised to resume soon.

Mixed Texas Ruling Allows Trans Youth Parent Investigations

Mixed Texas Ruling Allows Trans Youth Parent Investigations

NATIONAL | May 13, 2022

The Texas Supreme Court allowed the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse while also ruling in favor of one family that was among the first contacted by child welfare officials following an order by Republican Gov. Greg Abbot.

Surging GOP Candidate's Homophobic Views Have Some Worried She is Too Extreme

Surging GOP Candidate's Homophobic Views Have Some Worried She is Too Extreme

POLITICS | May 13, 2022

The surging campaign of Kathy Barnette in the Pennsylvania GOP senatorial primary has worried many, largely because of her extreme anti-gay and anti-Muslim views.

Detention of Out WNBA's Brittney Griner in Moscow Extended for 1 Month

Detention of Out WNBA's Brittney Griner in Moscow Extended for 1 Month

INTERNATIONAL | May 13, 2022

The lawyer for out WNBA star Brittney Griner said Friday her pre-trial detention in Russia has been extended by one month.

Ezra Miller Argues with Police in Newly Released Footage

Ezra Miller Argues with Police in Newly Released Footage

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | May 12, 2022

The video was taken during Miller's arrest March 2022.

Lawmakers in Louisiana Strive to Resurrect Florida-Style 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

Lawmakers in Louisiana Strive to Resurrect Florida-Style 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | May 12, 2022

A Louisiana bill modeled after Florida's "Don't Say Gay" law was too extreme for lawmakers, who shot it down — but the bill's sponsors are trying to resurrect the measure.

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