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TikTok Star Responds to Anti-LGBTQ Diners With 'Life-Changing' Campaign for Out Server, Youth

TikTok Star Responds to Anti-LGBTQ Diners With 'Life-Changing' Campaign for Out Server, Youth

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 22, 2021

Stingy restaurant patrons who left church tracts instead of tips for an out server sparked a "life-changing" TikTok campaign for the server — and also raised thousands for LGBTQ youth.

US Hits Encouraging Milestones on Virus Deaths and Shots

US Hits Encouraging Milestones on Virus Deaths and Shots

By Michael Kunzelman | Jun 22, 2021

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have dipped below 300 a day for the first time since the early days of the disaster in March 2020, while the drive to put shots in arms hit another encouraging milestone Monday: 150 million Americans fully vaccinated.

What's Behind the Rising Profile of Transgender Kids? 3 Essential Reads

What's Behind the Rising Profile of Transgender Kids? 3 Essential Reads

Jun 21, 2021

Why are trans youth more visible these days? Is it due to more widespread acceptance, or more media coverage? Just how many trans kids are there?

Explainer: Calls to #FreeBritney and Court Conservatorships

Explainer: Calls to #FreeBritney and Court Conservatorships

By Andrew Dalton | Jun 21, 2021

When Britney Spears, who turns 40 this year, speaks to a L.A. judge at her own request, she'll do it 13 years into a court-enforced conservatorship that has exercised vast control of her life and money. But what is a conservatorship, exactly?

Political Donations Lead Stonewall Inn to Ban some Beers

Political Donations Lead Stonewall Inn to Ban some Beers

Jun 21, 2021

The Stonewall Inn's owners say they won't serve certain beers at the famous LGBT bar during Pride weekend to protest manufacturer Anheuser-Busch's political contributions to some politicians who have supported anti-LGBT legislation.

7 LGBTQ Chefs Cooking Up Pride From the Heartland

7 LGBTQ Chefs Cooking Up Pride From the Heartland

By Kelsy Chauvin | Jun 21, 2021

Chefs across the Midwest, Great Plains, and other heartland states are rocking the culinary arts in their hometowns and beyond. Here are seven stellar LGBTQ chefs who are making unforgettable food in non-coastal, ever-delicious cities.

Officials: Deadly Pride Parade Crash Appears Unintentional

Officials: Deadly Pride Parade Crash Appears Unintentional

By Kelli Kennedy | Jun 20, 2021

Wilton Manors Vice Mayor Paul Rolli and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said the early investigation of a vehicle's having slammed into Pride parade participants shows it was an accident.

Official: Crash, 'Likely' Due to Storm, Kills 10 in Alabama

Official: Crash, 'Likely' Due to Storm, Kills 10 in Alabama

By Jeff Amy | Jun 20, 2021

Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes.

Southwest U.S. States Bake, Wildfire Threatens Arizona Towns

Southwest U.S. States Bake, Wildfire Threatens Arizona Towns

By Ken Ritter | Jun 20, 2021

The Southwest U.S. continued to bake Saturday, and weather forecasters kept warnings in effect for excessive heat in Arizona, Nevada and desert areas, at least through the weekend.

Gay Days Heading Back to Magic Kingdom

Gay Days Heading Back to Magic Kingdom

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 20, 2021

Gay Days is headed back to Disneyland as the world opens up again. The event is slated for Sept. 17-19.

Driver Crashes into Crowd at Pride Parade in Florida; 1 Dead

Driver Crashes into Crowd at Pride Parade in Florida; 1 Dead

Jun 20, 2021

A driver slammed into spectators Saturday evening at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one man and seriously injuring another, authorities said.

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

By Alexandra Jaffe | Jun 20, 2021

The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando.

Juneteenth, Recalling End of Slavery, is Marked Across U.S.

Juneteenth, Recalling End of Slavery, is Marked Across U.S.

By Ed White | Jun 20, 2021

Parades, picnics and lessons in history were offered Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth in the U.S.

Bidens' Older Dog, Champ, Has Died; German Shepherd Was 13

Bidens' Older Dog, Champ, Has Died; German Shepherd Was 13

By Alexandra Jaffe | Jun 19, 2021

President Joe Biden announced Saturday that Champ, the older of the family's two dogs, had died "peacefully at home." The German shepherd was 13.

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 19, 2021

After a suspected arson destroyed the original tower, the community came together to put up a new symbol of Pride at Long Beach.

Amid Reform Movement, Some GOP States Give Police More Power

Amid Reform Movement, Some GOP States Give Police More Power

By Farnoush Amiri | Jun 19, 2021

After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction.

After Years of Harassment, Gay Couple Finds Out Neighbor is Responsible

After Years of Harassment, Gay Couple Finds Out Neighbor is Responsible

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 19, 2021

A married gay couple in Milton, Massachusetts, recently discovered that their neighbor was behind years of homophobic harassment.

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

By Beatrice Dupuy and Ari Swenson | Jun 19, 2021

None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts.

Kevin Spacey Dodges Sexual Assault Suit after Accuser Doesn't to Come Forward

Kevin Spacey Dodges Sexual Assault Suit after Accuser Doesn't to Come Forward

Jun 18, 2021

Kevin Spacey dodged an expensive legal charge when a civil lawsuit by a man accusing him of sexual assault when he was 14 was dropped after the accuser chose not to identify himself.

New Study Brings Mobile Clinics to Populations at High HIV Risk

New Study Brings Mobile Clinics to Populations at High HIV Risk

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 18, 2021

The NIH is putting the rubber to the road in a new study that will see mobile clinics deployed to test and treat opioid users who inject drugs intravenously.

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