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Go Global Visiting These Multicultural US Neighborhoods with an LGBTQ Twist

Go Global Visiting These Multicultural US Neighborhoods with an LGBTQ Twist

By Kelsy Chauvin | Jul 23, 2021

Channel the spirit of international travel into a local trip. Here's how you can go global by eating, drinking and shopping local, along with LGBTQ travel tips to turn your next getaway into a rainbow-good time.

Should Vaccinated People Mask Up With COVID-19 Cases Rising?

Should Vaccinated People Mask Up With COVID-19 Cases Rising?

By Carla K. Johnson | Jul 23, 2021

It depends on your situation, but masking in public can provide another layer of protection and help prevent the virus from spreading to others who aren't protected.

The Unicorn Is Real: Defying the Myth of Bisexuality

The Unicorn Is Real: Defying the Myth of Bisexuality

By Lauren Emily Whalen | Jul 23, 2021

"I have dogs and cats, so maybe that sets me up for bisexuality very well," jokes Margaret Cho. Our attitudes about where the "B" fits in LGBTQ is a hot topic in the queer community and beyond.

Buttigieg Cheers Spaceflight, Says He'd Go 'in a Heartbeat'

Buttigieg Cheers Spaceflight, Says He'd Go 'in a Heartbeat'

By Hope Yen | Jul 23, 2021

Former mayor, one-time presidential candidate, transportation secretary — future space traveler?

Watch: Racist, Homophobic Harassment Caught on Video in San Francisco

Watch: Racist, Homophobic Harassment Caught on Video in San Francisco

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 22, 2021

A man was caught on cell phone video subjecting a male couple to a racist and anti-LGBTQ tirade in San Francisco.

Louisiana Veto Session Ends with No Bill Rejections Reversed

Louisiana Veto Session Ends with No Bill Rejections Reversed

By Melinda Deslatte | Jul 22, 2021

Louisiana lawmakers ended their historic veto session Wednesday after two days in which Republicans failed to overturn any of Gov. John Bel Edwards' bill rejections, a significant blow to GOP efforts to assert independence from the Democratic governor.

Federal Judges Block Transgender Restrictions in 2 States

Federal Judges Block Transgender Restrictions in 2 States

Jul 22, 2021

Federal judges temporarily blocked an Arkansas law banning gender confirming treatments for transgender youth and a West Virginia ban on trans athletes in women's sports, two major victories for LGBTQ advocates.

O'Reilly Accuser's Appearance on 'The View' Stopped by Order

O'Reilly Accuser's Appearance on 'The View' Stopped by Order

By David Bauder | Jul 22, 2021

"The View" canceled a planned appearance Wednesday by a woman who settled a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O'Reilly, after the former Fox News Channel personality sought and received a restraining order against her.

US Virus Cases Triple in Two Weeks Amid Misinformation

US Virus Cases Triple in Two Weeks Amid Misinformation

By Heather Hollingsworth, Jim Salter | Jul 22, 2021

COVID-19 cases nearly tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting doctors and pushing clergy into the fray.

Biden Says Getting COVID-19 Vaccine 'Gigantically Important'

Biden Says Getting COVID-19 Vaccine 'Gigantically Important'

By Alexandre Jaffe, Aamer Madhani | Jul 22, 2021

President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. and pleaded that it's "gigantically important" for Americans to step up and get inoculated against the virus as it surges once again.

Court: It's Free Speech for Nursing Homes to Deadname, Misgender Residents

Court: It's Free Speech for Nursing Homes to Deadname, Misgender Residents

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 21, 2021

A July 19 court ruling upheld the right of nursing home staff to use misgendering pronouns and to deadname residents, asserting that it's a matter of free speech.

Bette Midler, Berry Gordy Among New Kennedy Center Honorees

Bette Midler, Berry Gordy Among New Kennedy Center Honorees

By Ashraf Khalil | Jul 21, 2021

The Kennedy Center Honors will return in December with a class that includes Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels and actress-singer Bette Midler.

Gay Black Man Sues Liberty University for Discrimination: 'God Doesn't Hate His Children'

Gay Black Man Sues Liberty University for Discrimination: 'God Doesn't Hate His Children'

Jul 21, 2021

LeeQuan McLaurin, a gay Black man, is suing Jerry Falwell, Jr.'s Liberty University for discrimination, claiming he was subjected to prejudice by senior management for his race and sexuality.

J.K. Rowling Says She Received Bomb Threat Over Transphobic Comments

J.K. Rowling Says She Received Bomb Threat Over Transphobic Comments

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 21, 2021

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling said she is receiving bomb threats over her problematic views about transgender people.

Out Olympian Gymnast Dominic Clarke Calls for More Visibility

Out Olympian Gymnast Dominic Clarke Calls for More Visibility

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 19, 2021

After coming out as gay last month, the gymnast is stressing the importance of LGBTQ visibility in sports and athletes as role models.

Provincetown Sets New COVID Directives after Uptick in Cases

Provincetown Sets New COVID Directives after Uptick in Cases

Jul 19, 2021

After an uptick in COVID cases after the July 4 weekend, local officials in Provincetown have issued a new mask-wearing advisory.

Transgender Magician Cancels Wyoming Shows After Death Threats

Transgender Magician Cancels Wyoming Shows After Death Threats

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 19, 2021

After being outed as a transgender woman, magician Mikayla Oz canceled a series of planned shows at a public library in Gillette, Wyoming.

Watch: Sheriff's Deputy Indicted in Shooting of Unarmed Gay Black Man

Watch: Sheriff's Deputy Indicted in Shooting of Unarmed Gay Black Man

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 19, 2021

A Virginia sheriff's deputy has been indicted in the April shooting of an unarmed gay Black man.

Students Show Support for Fired Gay Coach

Students Show Support for Fired Gay Coach

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 19, 2021

A gay high school cheer coach who brought suit after abruptly being fired is finding support from students demanding his job be restored.

With Pandemic Worsening in U.S., Surgeon General Worried

With Pandemic Worsening in U.S., Surgeon General Worried

By Jay Reeves | Jul 18, 2021

The U.S. surgeon general said he's concerned about what lies ahead with cases of COVID-19 increasing in every state, millions still unvaccinated, and a highly contagious variant spreading.

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