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5 LGBTQ and Black Organizations You Can Help Support During Pride Month

The American Story, Splintered, and Those Vying to Tell it

By Jason St. Amand |
A breakdown of organizations that aim to help Black queer and trans people that you can now donate to during LGBTQ Pride Month.

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Adult Performer Detained for Manslaughter in Bizarre Ritual (Involving a Toad)

Adult Performer Detained for Manslaughter in Bizarre Ritual (Involving a Toad)

Jun 4
Adult performer Nacho Vidal (aka Jordá González) was detained last week in Spain's Valencia region in connection with the death of fashion photographer Jose Luis Abad in July 2019 at Vidal's home.

African-American Trans Woman Iyanna Dior Beaten by Crowd in Minneapolis

African-American Trans Woman Iyanna Dior Beaten by Crowd in Minneapolis

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 4
Iyanna Dior, an African-American transwoman, was attacked and beaten by a mob of more then thirty people after a minor traffic accident in Minneapolis on June 1, news sources reported.

Gay Dating Apps Scruff and Jack'd Follow Grindr in Removing 'Ethnicity Filters'

Gay Dating Apps Scruff and Jack'd Follow Grindr in Removing 'Ethnicity Filters'

Jun 4
The company that owns the gay dating apps Scruff and Jack'd announced this week that it will be removing the "ethnicity filters" from both platforms in order to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

As Trump and Pence Ignore Pride Month, MAGA 'Pride' Shirts Still Offered for Sale

As Trump and Pence Ignore Pride Month, MAGA 'Pride' Shirts Still Offered for Sale

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 4
Not that anyone expected recognition for Pride month from President Trump, but to some, the Trump campaign's continued selling of MAGA "pride" shirts is confounding.

Pentagon-Trump Clash Breaks Open Over Military and Protests

Pentagon-Trump Clash Breaks Open Over Military and Protests

By Zeke Miller and Robert Burns | Jun 4
President Donald Trump is not only drawing criticism from his usual political foes but also backtalk from his defense secretary, his former Pentagon chief and a growing number of Republicans.

Brees Says He 'Completely Missed the Mark' in Flag Comments

Brees Says He 'Completely Missed the Mark' in Flag Comments

Jun 4
Drew Brees apologized Thursday for comments that were "insensitive and completely missed the mark" when he reiterated his opposition to Colin Kaepernick's kneeling during the national anthem in 2016.

John Lewis Says Video of George Floyd's Killing Made Him Cry

John Lewis Says Video of George Floyd's Killing Made Him Cry

By Dino Hazell | Jun 4
Civil rights icon John Lewis said Thursday that the video of George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minnesota "made me cry."

NYC Pride Announces A Virtual Rally Hosted by Ashlee Marie Preston and Brian Michael Smith

NYC Pride Announces A Virtual Rally Hosted by Ashlee Marie Preston and Brian Michael Smith

Jun 4
The event will be hosted by Ashlee Marie Preston and Brian Michael Smith. Speakers include Ceyenne Doroshow, Annie Segarra, Edafe Okporo, Leandro E. Rodriguez Ramos and many more.

Reports: Colombian Paramedics 'Abandon' Trans Patient Alejandra Monocuco, Leave Her to Die

Reports: Colombian Paramedics 'Abandon' Trans Patient Alejandra Monocuco, Leave Her to Die

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 4
Paramedics in Bogotá, Colombia reportedly refused care to a transwoman living with HIV named Alejandra Monocuco, and left her to die.

Watch: Meghan Markle Speaks Out on Racial Divisions in US

Watch: Meghan Markle Speaks Out on Racial Divisions in US

By Danica Kirka | Jun 4
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has shared her sadness about racial divisions in the United States, telling students at her former high school that she felt moved to speak out because the life of George Floyd mattered.

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