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Man Charged with Doing 'Burnout' on LGBTQ Pride Crosswalk

Man Charged with Doing 'Burnout' on LGBTQ Pride Crosswalk

CRIME | Jun 18, 2021

A man was arrested Thursday for purposefully damaging a new LGBTQ pride crosswalk at a South Florida intersection, police said.

DOJ: 2 States' Transgender Restrictions Unconstitutional

DOJ: 2 States' Transgender Restrictions Unconstitutional

NATIONAL | Jun 18, 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday challenged bans involving transgender people that target athletes in West Virginia and children in Arkansas, slamming them as violations of federal law.

Court: If Bias Rules have Exceptions, Faith Groups Qualify

Court: If Bias Rules have Exceptions, Faith Groups Qualify

RELIGION | By Peter Smith | Jun 18, 2021

Governmental entities are on notice that if they want to ban discrimination against LGBTQ persons or anyone else, they must not allow for any exceptions, or else religious groups will have the right to ask for them and have a strong case for getting them.

Convention Circuit of Delusion Gives Forum for Election Lies

Convention Circuit of Delusion Gives Forum for Election Lies

POLITICS | Jun 18, 2021

For a few hours last weekend, thousands of Donald Trump's supporters came together in a field under the blazing Wisconsin sun to live in an alternate reality where the former president was still in office — or would soon return.

France Eases Masks Rules; Will End Nightly Virus Curfew

France Eases Masks Rules; Will End Nightly Virus Curfew

INTERNATIONAL | By Sylvie Corbet | Jun 17, 2021

France on Wednesday eased several COVID-19 restrictions, with authorities saying it's no longer always mandatory to wear masks outdoors and halting an 8-month nightly coronavirus curfew this weekend.

An LGBTQ-Friendly Fertility Clinic Rethinks the Path Parenthood, One Step at a Time

An LGBTQ-Friendly Fertility Clinic Rethinks the Path Parenthood, One Step at a Time

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 17, 2021

A recent study by Family Equality indicates that regardless of annual household income, 45 to 53% of LGBTQ millennials plan to become parents. But planning and actually having a baby are two different things. Enter Prelude Fertility.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1981: Cinema, Skinema

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1981: Cinema, Skinema

LOCAL | By Jim Provenzano | Jun 17, 2021

As Frameline celebrates its 45th anniversary, let's look back at coverage of their fifth anniversary in late June 1981, and the adult film advertised on the next page.

High Court Sides with Catholic Agency that Refused to Work with LGBTQ Families

High Court Sides with Catholic Agency that Refused to Work with LGBTQ Families

FAMILY | By Jessica Gresko | Jun 17, 2021

The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously sided with a Catholic foster care agency that says its religious views prevent it from working with same-sex couples as foster parents.

European Union Agrees to Lift Travel Restrictions on US Tourists

European Union Agrees to Lift Travel Restrictions on US Tourists

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 17, 2021

EU members agreed Wednesday to add the U.S. to the list of countries for which they should gradually remove restrictions on non-essential travel.

Vaccine Effort Turns Into Slog as Infectious Variant Spreads

Vaccine Effort Turns Into Slog as Infectious Variant Spreads

NATIONAL | By Michelle R. Smith | Jun 17, 2021

As cases tumble and states reopen, the potential final stage in the U.S. campaign to vanquish COVID-19 is turning into a slog, with a worrisome variant gaining a bigger foothold and lotteries and other prizes failing to persuade some Americans to get vacc

Utah State Attorney Sorry for Email Rant to LGBTQ Councilman

Utah State Attorney Sorry for Email Rant to LGBTQ Councilman

NATIONAL | Jun 17, 2021

A Utah state attorney angry about being awakened from a nap has apologized for sending an expletive-laden email to an LGBT politician campaigning to be the first Asian American person elected to the Salt Lake City council.

Biden to Sign Bill Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Biden to Sign Bill Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

NATIONAL | By Kevin Freking | Jun 17, 2021

The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery.

Baker Fined for Refusing to Make Transgender Transition Cake

Baker Fined for Refusing to Make Transgender Transition Cake

NATIONAL | By Colleen Slevin | Jun 17, 2021

A Colorado baker who won a partial victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple violated the state's anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a birthday cake for a transgender woman.

Watch: West Virginia Republican Delegate Comes Out as Gay

Watch: West Virginia Republican Delegate Comes Out as Gay

POLITICS | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 17, 2021

Joshua Higginbotham, a Republican delegate in Putnam County, West Virginia, came out as gay in a social media post over the weekend, but he isn't giving up his religious or political beliefs.

Biden Admin Extends Protections to Transgender Students

Biden Admin Extends Protections to Transgender Students

NATIONAL | Jun 16, 2021

The U.S. Education Department expanded its interpretation of federal sex protections to include transgender and gay students, a move that reverses Trump-era policy and stands against proposals in many states to bar transgender girls from school sports.

Survey Says 'Dad Bod' Confidence Is on the Rise

Survey Says 'Dad Bod' Confidence Is on the Rise

NATIONAL | Jun 16, 2021

Results from Planet Fitness' fifth annual survey reveals how Americans feel about the body type known as the "dad bod."

Report: Companies Wave the Rainbow Flag for Pride, Fund Anti-LGBTQ Politicians

Report: Companies Wave the Rainbow Flag for Pride, Fund Anti-LGBTQ Politicians

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 16, 2021

An investigative report has uncovered more than two dozen companies that wave the rainbow flag during Pride Month, but contribute to anti-LGTBQ politicians.

Being Vaccinated Doesn't Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here's Why.

Being Vaccinated Doesn't Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here's Why.

NATIONAL | By Bernard J. Wolfson | Jun 16, 2021

Even if you are vaccinated, though, you don't need to change your behavior one iota if doing so makes you uncomfortable.

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

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

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 16, 2021

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

Watch: The Queer City — How to Design More Inclusive Public Space

Watch: The Queer City — How to Design More Inclusive Public Space

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 16, 2021

Through interviews with over 120 academics, designers, activists and other respondents, researchers have studied how considering the design and planning needs of LGBTQ people might make the public realm more inclusive.

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