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WHO: Monkeypox Cases in Europe have Tripled in Last 2 Weeks

WHO: Monkeypox Cases in Europe have Tripled in Last 2 Weeks

INTERNATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | Jul 1, 2022

The World Health Organization's Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent.

Honoring Our Past — While Fortifying Our Future

Honoring Our Past — While Fortifying Our Future

PRIDE | By Dr. William Kapfer | Jul 1, 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.

Same-Sex Couples Updating Legal Status after Abortion Ruling

Same-Sex Couples Updating Legal Status after Abortion Ruling

FAMILY | By Jay Reeves | Jul 1, 2022

The Supreme Court's overturning of one of women's key reproductive rights is a warning shot for families headed by same-sex parents who fear their rights could evaporate next.

Watch: Man Nearly Sets Himself on Fire Burning Pride Flag

Watch: Man Nearly Sets Himself on Fire Burning Pride Flag

CRIME | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 30, 2022

Lansing, MI police are seeking a man in connection to a series of Pride flag vandalisms that have hit the city of Lansing. He recently attempted to set a Pride flag on fire, nearly igniting himself in the process.

Watch: Texas AG Signals Support for Criminalizing Homosexuality

Watch: Texas AG Signals Support for Criminalizing Homosexuality

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 30, 2022

In a Friday interview with NewsNation anchor Leland Vittert, Texas Attorney General Republican Ken Paxton said he would be "comfortable" enforcing a ban on sodomy or gay marriage.

Alabama Cites Abortion Ruling in Transgender Medication Case

Alabama Cites Abortion Ruling in Transgender Medication Case

NATIONAL | By Kim Chandler | Jun 30, 2022

Days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can prohibit abortion, Alabama has seized on the decision to argue that the state should also be able to ban gender-affirming medical treatments for transgender youth.

Jackson Sworn in, Becomes 1st Black Woman on Supreme Court

Jackson Sworn in, Becomes 1st Black Woman on Supreme Court

NATIONAL | By Mark Sherman | Jun 30, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in to the Supreme Court, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation's highest court.

Germany Plans to Ease Rules for Formal Changes of Gender

Germany Plans to Ease Rules for Formal Changes of Gender

INTERNATIONAL | By Geir Moulson | Jun 30, 2022

The German government on Thursday presented plans to make it easier for transgender people to formally change their name and gender, ending decades-old rules that require them to get expert assessments and a court's authorization.

Buttigieg Launches $1B Pilot to Build Racial Equity in Roads

Buttigieg Launches $1B Pilot to Build Racial Equity in Roads

NATIONAL | By Hope Yen | Jun 30, 2022

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a Lot to Celebrate

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a Lot to Celebrate

NATIONAL | By Jessica Gresko | Jun 30, 2022

Last week, as he marked his 74th birthday, Clarence Thomas achieved two long-sought goals: expanding gun rights and overturning Roe v. Wade 's nationwide protection for abortion.

'Cheer Live' Star James Thomas — Living His Truth with Plenty of Back-Flips

'Cheer Live' Star James Thomas — Living His Truth with Plenty of Back-Flips

SPORTS | By Steve Duffy | Jun 29, 2022

Cheerleading is having a moment thanks to Monica Aldama's Netflix docuseries "Cheer" Now the show is coming to a venue near you. EDGE spoke to cast member James Thomas about living his truth while doing backflips.

Denver Zoo's Same-Sex Love Birds Break Up

Denver Zoo's Same-Sex Love Birds Break Up

FAMILY | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 29, 2022

It's bad news for Pride month: Freddie Mercury and Lance Bass have broken up. Not THE Freddie Mercury and Lance Bass, of course, but their flamingo namesakes at the Denver Zoo.

Norway: Pride Attack Suspect Still Won't Talk to Police

Norway: Pride Attack Suspect Still Won't Talk to Police

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 29, 2022

A man held over a suspected Islamist deadly weekend shooting ahead of an LGBTQ festival in Oslo is still refusing to talk to police, making it hard to establish whether he had any accomplices, Norwegian authorities said Wednesday.

Olympic Swimming Champ Dan Jervis Comes Out, Looks Forward to Being Role Model

Olympic Swimming Champ Dan Jervis Comes Out, Looks Forward to Being Role Model

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 29, 2022

Welsh Olympic swimming champ Dan Jervis has come out as gay, recounting that, "For so long, I hated who I was" — but now he's found self-acceptance and happiness in himself.

Anti-Black, Gay, Asian Bias Fuel California Hate Crime Surge

Anti-Black, Gay, Asian Bias Fuel California Hate Crime Surge

CRIME | Jun 29, 2022

Hate crimes driven by homophobia and racism resulted in a 33% surge in reported incidents in California last year.

US Officials Announce More Steps Against Monkeypox Outbreak

US Officials Announce More Steps Against Monkeypox Outbreak

NATIONAL | 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.

Watch: Man Arrested After Flashing Gun Outside of Florida Gay Bar

Watch: Man Arrested After Flashing Gun Outside of Florida Gay Bar

CRIME | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 28, 2022

A man arrested after flashing gun outside of Florida gay bar. According to a police report, the man flashed a fully loaded firearm with one round in the chamber outside of Gym Bar in Florida's Wilton Manors neighborhood.

EU Regulator Considers Clearing Smallpox Shot for Monkeypox

EU Regulator Considers Clearing Smallpox Shot for Monkeypox

INTERNATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | Jun 28, 2022

The European Medicines Agency says it will begin reviewing data to decide if a smallpox vaccine made by the pharmaceutical company Bavarian Nordic might also be authorized for monkeypox.

This Straight Physiotherapist Had His Pics Stolen by a Grindr Catfish

This Straight Physiotherapist Had His Pics Stolen by a Grindr Catfish

NATIONAL | Jun 28, 2022

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

Watch: San Francisco Pride Disrupted with Mace, Scuffles

Watch: San Francisco Pride Disrupted with Mace, Scuffles

PRIDE | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 28, 2022

Pride celebrations in San Francisco came to an early end after an unidentified person sprayed mace into the crowd from a stage, sparking a panic, and scuffles erupted.

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