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WWII Hero and LGBTQ+ Equality Advocate Celebrates 100th Birthday

WWII Hero and LGBTQ+ Equality Advocate Celebrates 100th Birthday

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 19, 2022

He helped fend off fascism and keep the world safe for democracy in World War II, winning a Bronze Star for his heroism. He kept up the fight for freedom here at home, as an advocate for LGTBQ+ equality.

Watch: Men on the Street Explain What Makes Them Come (Seriously)

Watch: Men on the Street Explain What Makes Them Come (Seriously)

Aug 18, 2022

TikTok star Hannah Berner is not shy, as these videos of her speaking to men about their ejaculation habits attest.

Watch: 'Drag Race' Contestant Shannel Denies Stealing $700 from Audience Member

Watch: 'Drag Race' Contestant Shannel Denies Stealing $700 from Audience Member

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 18, 2022

"RuPaul's Drag Race" star Shannel is accused of stealing $700 from an audience member in a video making its rounds on social media but is denying the allegations.

Trio of Suits Target Florida 'Woke' Law Pushed by DeSantis

Trio of Suits Target Florida 'Woke' Law Pushed by DeSantis

Aug 18, 2022

A trio of lawsuits target a Florida law that restricts race-based conversation and analysis in business and education, The latest was filed Thursday by college professors and students.

Free Concert Held at Southern Decadence Canceled over Monkeypox Concerns

Free Concert Held at Southern Decadence Canceled over Monkeypox Concerns

Aug 18, 2022

The Bourbon Street Extravaganza, a free concert held in New Orleans amid Southern Decadence — one of the nation's largest LGBTQ events — has been canceled over monkeypox concerns, organizers said Wednesday.

Watch: 'Gay Animal Control?' Woman Reports Gay Neighbor to Gay Resource Center

Watch: 'Gay Animal Control?' Woman Reports Gay Neighbor to Gay Resource Center

Aug 17, 2022

Got a troublesome gay in your life? A woman found a unique solution when a gay neighbor got on her nerves: She called a gay resource center to report them.

Wisconsin School Board Votes in Favor of Pride Flag Ban

Wisconsin School Board Votes in Favor of Pride Flag Ban

Aug 17, 2022

A Wisconsin school board voted in favor of a policy that prohibits teachers and staff from displaying gay pride flags and other items that district officials consider political in nature.

Will Asymptomatic Monkeypox Infections Cause Wider Spread?

Will Asymptomatic Monkeypox Infections Cause Wider Spread?

Aug 17, 2022

Can monkeypox be spread asymptomatically? A French study released this week suggests that could be the case.

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?

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.

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

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

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.

Lawmaker, Florida School at Odds on Alleged Bathroom Attack

Lawmaker, Florida School at Odds on Alleged Bathroom Attack

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.

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

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

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.

Explainer: Can the Spread of Monkeypox be Stopped?

Explainer: Can the Spread of Monkeypox be Stopped?

By Maria Cheng | Aug 14, 2022

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

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

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

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.

Salman Rushdie 'On the Road to Recovery,' Agent Says

Salman Rushdie 'On the Road to Recovery,' Agent Says

By Hillel Italie and Carolyn Thompson | Aug 14, 2022

Salman Rushdie is "on the road to recovery," his agent confirmed Sunday, two days after the author of "The Satanic Verses" suffered serious injuries in a stabbing at a lecture in upstate New York.

Some Capitol Rioters Try to Profit from Their Jan. 6 Crimes

Some Capitol Rioters Try to Profit from Their Jan. 6 Crimes

By Michael Kunzelman | Aug 14, 2022

Facing prison time and dire personal consequences, some Jan. 6 defendants are trying to profit from their participation in the deadly riot, using it as a platform to drum up cash and boost social media profiles.

Mommie Dearest: 28-Year-Old Gay Man Discovers Homophobic Mom Seeking to Ban LGBTQ Books

Mommie Dearest: 28-Year-Old Gay Man Discovers Homophobic Mom Seeking to Ban LGBTQ Books

Aug 14, 2022

Twenty-eight-year-old San Diego resident Weston Brown felt his heart tighten as he looked at a Twitter post: it was his mother on video slamming LGBTQ+ books.

Residents Raise Thousands for Library Defunded over LGBTQ+ Books

Residents Raise Thousands for Library Defunded over LGBTQ+ Books

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14, 2022

Residents of a Michigan town rose to the defense of their local library, which was defunded in the wake of attacks over the inclusion of LGBTQ+ books on its shelves.

Developer Finds Human Remains Near Nashville Civil War Fort

Developer Finds Human Remains Near Nashville Civil War Fort

By Jonathan Matisse | Aug 14, 2022

A developer has unearthed human remains while digging to lay the foundation of a new Nashville project not far from a Civil War fort and a cemetery dating back to 1822.

Officials: Loud 'Boom' Heard in North Utah Likely a Meteor

Officials: Loud 'Boom' Heard in North Utah Likely a Meteor

Aug 14, 2022

A loud "boom" heard across areas of northern Utah was likely a meteor, officials said Saturday.

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