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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.

7 LGBTQ Chefs Cooking Up Pride From the Heartland

7 LGBTQ Chefs Cooking Up Pride From the Heartland

By Kelsy Chauvin | Jun 18, 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.

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.

Sigourney Weaver Applauds Conversion Therapy Ban in Michigan

Sigourney Weaver Applauds Conversion Therapy Ban in Michigan

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 18, 2021

Ahead of a June 20 encore presentation on Lifetime of her movie filmed in Michigan, "Prayers for Bobby," Sigourney Weaver shared why the topic of LGBTQ suicide prevention is "still as relevant as ever."

CDC: Delta Variant Expected to be Dominant in US

CDC: Delta Variant Expected to be Dominant in US

Jun 18, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky says she expects the delta variant will become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States. The delta variant, first detected in India, has become dominant in Britain.

GOP Needs New Health Care Target: 'Obamacare' Survives Again

GOP Needs New Health Care Target: 'Obamacare' Survives Again

By Alan Fram | Jun 18, 2021

The Supreme Court's latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle "Obamacare" signals anew that the GOP must look beyond repealing the law if it wants to hone the nation's health care problems into a winning political issue.

DOJ: 2 States' Transgender Restrictions Unconstitutional

DOJ: 2 States' Transgender Restrictions Unconstitutional

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.

Vaccine Effort Turns Into Slog as Infectious Variant Spreads

Vaccine Effort Turns Into Slog as Infectious Variant Spreads

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 16, 2021

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

ACLU Asks Judge to Block Arkansas Trans Youth Treatment Ban

ACLU Asks Judge to Block Arkansas Trans Youth Treatment Ban

By Andrew DeMillo | Jun 16, 2021

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday asked a federal judge to prevent Arkansas from enforcing its ban on gender confirming treatments for transgender youth while a lawsuit challenging the prohibition proceeds.

Watch: Pride Flags Keep Being Stolen in Louisville, Colorado

Watch: Pride Flags Keep Being Stolen in Louisville, Colorado

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 15, 2021

The mayor is determined to keep flying Pride flags around the city despite them being stolen twice.

Noodles & Company Stands Firm With Gender-Neutral Restrooms After GOP Lawmaker's Facebook Attack

Noodles & Company Stands Firm With Gender-Neutral Restrooms After GOP Lawmaker's Facebook Attack

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 15, 2021

Fast-food chain Noodles & Company is standing by its policy of gender-neutral restrooms after a Republican state lawmaker in Pennsylvania inveighed against the company in a Facebook post.

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