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Priest Outed via Grindr App Highlights Rampant Data Tracking

Priest Outed via Grindr App Highlights Rampant Data Tracking

RELIGION | By Matt O'Brien and Frank Bajak | Jul 22, 2021

When a religious publication used smartphone app data to deduce the sexual orientation of a high-ranking Roman Catholic official, it exposed a problem that goes far beyond a debate over church doctrine and priestly celibacy.

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

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

NATIONAL | 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.

Reports: Trans Woman Brutally Beaten in Wyoming

Reports: Trans Woman Brutally Beaten in Wyoming

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 22, 2021

A transgender woman who was allegedly beaten and kicked repeatedly in the head by at least one boot-wearing assailant said she is convinced the assault was driven by anti-trans hatred.

Let the Fashion Policing Begin on Opening Day of Tokyo Games

Let the Fashion Policing Begin on Opening Day of Tokyo Games

SPORTS | By Leanne Italie | Jul 22, 2021

The Olympics in Tokyo open Friday, when the world's athletes will march behind their flag-bearers. And when they do, the peanut gallery on what they're wearing will be open, too.

Louisiana Veto Session Ends with No Bill Rejections Reversed

Louisiana Veto Session Ends with No Bill Rejections Reversed

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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.

4 Killed During Robbery at East Texas Home, 3 Arrested

4 Killed During Robbery at East Texas Home, 3 Arrested

CRIME | Jul 22, 2021

Three men were arrested on capital murder charges in the fatal shootings of four people at a home in East Texas, authorities said Wednesday.

Hungary Calls for Ballot to Defend LGBTQ Law Opposed by EU

Hungary Calls for Ballot to Defend LGBTQ Law Opposed by EU

INTERNATIONAL | By Justin Spike | Jul 22, 2021

Hungary's government wants to hold a national referendum in an effort to showcase public support for a new law that the European Union says discriminates against LGBT people.

France Requires COVID-19 Pass for Eiffel Tower, Other Sites

France Requires COVID-19 Pass for Eiffel Tower, Other Sites

INTERNATIONAL | By Alex Turnbull, Angela Charlton | Jul 22, 2021

Visitors now need a special COVID-19 pass to ride up the Eiffel Tower or visit French museums or movie theaters, the first step in a new campaign against what the government calls a "stratospheric" rise in delta variant infections.

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

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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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'

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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'

NATIONAL | 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

INTERNATIONAL | 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 British Olympian Tom Bosworth Calls on Closeted Athletes to Emerge

Out British Olympian Tom Bosworth Calls on Closeted Athletes to Emerge

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 21, 2021

Tom Bosworth is one of a record number of out athletes from around the world to compete in this summer's Olympics in Tokyo. Now, he's calling on other LGBTQ Olympians to come out.

US Catholic Official Resigns Over 'Improper Behavior' Claim

US Catholic Official Resigns Over 'Improper Behavior' Claim

RELIGION | By David Crary | Jul 21, 2021

Citing allegations of "possible improper behavior," the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday announced the resignation of its top administrative official, Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, ahead of a media report that probed his private romantic life.

Louisiana Senate Backs Transgender Sports Ban Veto Override

Louisiana Senate Backs Transgender Sports Ban Veto Override

SPORTS | By Melinda Deslatte | Jul 21, 2021

Louisiana's Republican state senators Tuesday narrowly voted to overturn Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' rejection of a bill prohibiting transgender students from participating in school sports.

Sweden Stuns US 3-0 in Women's Soccer at Olympics

Sweden Stuns US 3-0 in Women's Soccer at Olympics

SPORTS | By Anne M. Peterson | Jul 21, 2021

Sweden didn't have to bunker down on defense against the Americans this time.

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