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Honoring Our Past — While Fortifying Our Future

Honoring Our Past — While Fortifying Our Future

By Dr. William Kapfer | Jun 29, 2022

Last week, history was made with the groundbreaking of the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center in New York City. Dr. William Kapfer, who participated in the event, writes about its importance.

US Officials Announce More Steps Against Monkeypox Outbreak

US Officials Announce More Steps Against Monkeypox Outbreak

By Mike Stobbe | Jun 28, 2022

Reacting to a surprising and growing monkeypox outbreak, U.S. health officials on Tuesday expanded the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus.

This Straight Physiotherapist Had His Pics Stolen by a Grindr Catfish

This Straight Physiotherapist Had His Pics Stolen by a Grindr Catfish

Jun 28, 2022

A scammer took pics from a physiotherapist's social media pages and catfished him for profit.

Did Joe Biden Help Set the Stage for the Roe v Wade Decision?

Did Joe Biden Help Set the Stage for the Roe v Wade Decision?

Jun 26, 2022

Clarence Thomas's hearings to become a Supreme Court justice were presided over by now-President Joe Biden, who chose not to pursue allegations by Anita Hill against the nominee.

Abortion Ruling Thrusts Companies Into Divisive Arena

Abortion Ruling Thrusts Companies Into Divisive Arena

By Anne D'Innocenzio and Haleluya Hadero | Jun 25, 2022

The Supreme Court's decision to end the nation's constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted businesses of all types into the most divisive corner of politics.

Biden Signs Landmark Gun Measure, Says 'Lives Will Be Saved'

Biden Signs Landmark Gun Measure, Says 'Lives Will Be Saved'

By Will Weissert | Jun 25, 2022

President Joe Biden on Saturday signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers in Texas.

US Boosts Monkeypox Testing, 142 Cases Confirmed

US Boosts Monkeypox Testing, 142 Cases Confirmed

By Zeke Miller | Jun 24, 2022

The Biden administration has started shipping monkeypox tests to commercial laboratories, in a bid to speed diagnoses for suspected infections for the virus that has already infected at least 142 people in the U.S.

Hostess Introduces $TWINKcoins (Seriously)

Hostess Introduces $TWINKcoins (Seriously)

Jun 24, 2022

This week the sweets giant Hostess "unveiled a new fluffy treat that's a nod to the most prominent cryptocurrencies out there."

With Roe Dead, Some Fear Rollback of LGBTQ+ and Other Rights

With Roe Dead, Some Fear Rollback of LGBTQ+ and Other Rights

By John Hanna | Jun 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing states to ban abortion immediately stirred alarm Friday among LGBTQ+ advocates, who feared that the ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for gay relationships and access to contraception.

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States can Ban Abortion

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States can Ban Abortion

By Mark Sherman | Jun 24, 2022

The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday's outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states

Gay Kentucky Teacher of the Year Quitting after Too Much 'Discrimination, Heartache'

Gay Kentucky Teacher of the Year Quitting after Too Much 'Discrimination, Heartache'

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 24, 2022

An openly gay Kentucky teacher who was lauded as 2022's "Teacher of the Year" is departing his job instructing students at the K-12 levels saying he's faced too much anti-LGBTQ+ hate and discrimination.

Trans People can Correct Sex on North Carolina Birth Records

Trans People can Correct Sex on North Carolina Birth Records

By Tom Foreman Jr. | Jun 24, 2022

Transgender people born in North Carolina may now correct the sex designation on their birth certificate without undergoing surgery after a consent judgment issued by a federal court, attorneys for the plaintiffs said Thursday.

Watch: Monkeypox Vaccine Distribution Halted in New York City on First Day Due to Demand

Watch: Monkeypox Vaccine Distribution Halted in New York City on First Day Due to Demand

Jun 23, 2022

New York City initiated a monkeypox vaccine on Thursday and needed to halt appointments due the high demand.

Chelsea Manning Memoir to be Published in October

Chelsea Manning Memoir to be Published in October

Jun 23, 2022

A memoir by Chelsea Manning will come out this fall. The book is titled "README.txt," and it's scheduled for release on Oct. 18.

Biden Administration Moves to Expand Title IX Protections to LGBTQ+ Students

Biden Administration Moves to Expand Title IX Protections to LGBTQ+ Students

By Collin Binkley | Jun 23, 2022

The Biden administration proposed a dramatic overhaul of campus sexual assault rules on Thursday, acting to expand protections for LGBTQ students, bolster the rights of victims and widen colleges' responsibilities in addressing sexual misconduct.

CDC Reports Alarming Meningococcal Disease Outbreak Amongst Gay and Bisexual Men in Florida

CDC Reports Alarming Meningococcal Disease Outbreak Amongst Gay and Bisexual Men in Florida

Jun 23, 2022

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Florida Department of Health are investigating "one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history."

Stonewall Visitor Center will be Dedicated to LGBTQ+ History

Stonewall Visitor Center will be Dedicated to LGBTQ+ History

By Karen Matthews | Jun 22, 2022

A visitor center dedicated to telling the story of the LGBTQ rights movement will open next door to the Stonewall Inn, according to an announcement Tuesday by the nonprofit that will manage the center in partnership with the National Park Service.

George Chauncey Wins $500,000 Library of Congress Award

George Chauncey Wins $500,000 Library of Congress Award

Jun 22, 2022

Historian George Chauncey has received a $500,000 lifetime achievement award from the Library of Congress, the John W. Kluge Prize, the first time the honor has gone to a scholar in LGBTQ studies.

Elon Musk's Transgender Daughter Seeks Name Change, Wants to Break Family Ties

Elon Musk's Transgender Daughter Seeks Name Change, Wants to Break Family Ties

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 21, 2022

Elon Musk's transgender daughter filed for a name change to reflect her gender identity and said, "I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form."

Are You a Side? Grindr Now Acknowledges New Sexual Definition

Are You a Side? Grindr Now Acknowledges New Sexual Definition

Jun 20, 2022

In the hook-up world, users on such apps as Grindr or Scruff are given three choices as to their sexual practices: Top, bottom, or versatile. But what of those who feel they don't fit into these categories? Grindr has come up with a solution.

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