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'Still Dancing,' Rev. Steve Pieters Relives his Iconic Tammy Faye Interview

'Still Dancing,' Rev. Steve Pieters Relives his Iconic Tammy Faye Interview

AIDS | By Steve Duffy | Sep 20, 2021

When the filmmakers of "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" included an interview with Rev. Steve Pieters in the film, they never reached out to him, assuming he was dead. Instead, the long-time AIDS survivor reached out to them.

Watch: After Christian Author Comes Out as Gay, he Thanks Wife for Support

Watch: After Christian Author Comes Out as Gay, he Thanks Wife for Support

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 20, 2021

Last summer, Matthew Paul Turner, a New York Times best-selling Christian children's book author, announced he was gay and ending his 15-year marriage.

Watch: Viral Video Shows 'Horrifying' Hate Speech from Florida High Schoolers

Watch: Viral Video Shows 'Horrifying' Hate Speech from Florida High Schoolers

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 20, 2021

A viral video shows a group of high schoolers hurling anti-LGTBQ+ slurs during a rally against the school's GSA. Witnesses described the moment as "shocking" and "horrifying."

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works in Kids Ages 5-11

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works in Kids Ages 5-11

FAMILY | By Lauran Neergaard | Sep 20, 2021

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon -- a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.

Thousands March in Ukraine for LGBTQ+ Rights

Thousands March in Ukraine for LGBTQ+ Rights

INTERNATIONAL | Sep 19, 2021

Some 7,000 people gathered in Ukrainian capital on Sunday for the annual March for Equality to support the rights of the country's LGBTQ+ community.

Move Over, Shang-Chi: 9 Real-Life LGBTQ+ Asian American Superheroes

Move Over, Shang-Chi: 9 Real-Life LGBTQ+ Asian American Superheroes

NATIONAL | By Matthew Wexler | Sep 19, 2021

Palm strikes and ax kicks aren't necessary for these nine LGBTQ+ Asian Americans, whose real-life presence offers representation and inspiration for the next generation of queer youth.

As Global Tourism Rebounds, Who Controls the Narrative for LGBTQ+ Travel?

As Global Tourism Rebounds, Who Controls the Narrative for LGBTQ+ Travel?

INTERNATIONAL | By Kelsy Chauvin | Sep 19, 2021

As one of the largest Pride events in the world descends upon Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmo, Sweden, experts reveal why and how certain destinations emerge as LGBTQ+ hotspots.

Former Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Opens Up about Being the 'Token Gay'

Former Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Opens Up about Being the 'Token Gay'

WORKPLACE | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 19, 2021

CNBC anchor Shepard Smith gave a few pointers for how LGTBQ+ professionals can deal with being "tokenized" at work. Rule #1: Use calm, concise, face to face communication.

Watch: Fired Gay Volleyball Coach Proves Need for Equality Act

Watch: Fired Gay Volleyball Coach Proves Need for Equality Act

PRIDE | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 19, 2021

Inoke Tonga was fired from Valor Christian High School after the school's campus pastor and athletic director told him said his openness about his sexuality "was a danger to be in front of the kids."

Democrats Push to Retool Health Care Programs for Millions

Democrats Push to Retool Health Care Programs for Millions

POLITICS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Lisa Mascaro | Sep 19, 2021

The $3.5 trillion "Build Back Better" domestic agenda bill touches almost all aspects of American life, from taxes to climate change, but the health care components are a cornerstone for Democrats.

One Stunning Afternoon: Setbacks Imperil Biden's Reset

One Stunning Afternoon: Setbacks Imperil Biden's Reset

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller | Sep 18, 2021

Already, Biden has seen public approval numbers trend downward as the pandemic has deepened and Americans cast blame for the flawed U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Despite Warnings, Mexican Football Fans Again Disrupt Game with Homophobic Chants

Despite Warnings, Mexican Football Fans Again Disrupt Game with Homophobic Chants

SPORTS | Sep 18, 2021

The homophobic behavior by Mexican football fans continued in a dramatic way this past Thursday night in the Concacaf Champions League semi-final second leg in Mexico City.

7 Facts to Consider for HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

7 Facts to Consider for HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

AIDS | Sep 18, 2021

September 18 marks HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. Recent data suggests that despite great progress in curbing the transmission of HIV, our older population is still at risk, both for infection and death.

Families Recount Trauma at Sentencing for School Shooter

Families Recount Trauma at Sentencing for School Shooter

CRIME | By James Anderson | Sep 18, 2021

A judge on Friday sentenced a former student to life in prison without parole for a 2019 shooting inside a suburban Denver high school that killed one teenager and injured eight others.

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 18, 2021

2020 was the deadliest year since the Human Rights Campaign began tracking murderous anti-trans violence in 2013, claiming 44 victims. 2021 is well on track to equal or surpass that grim total.

Maskless San Francisco Mayor Bucks Health Order at Nightclub

Maskless San Francisco Mayor Bucks Health Order at Nightclub

LOCAL | Sep 18, 2021

San Francisco's mayor was spotted dancing and singing without a mask at an indoor nightclub, despite a strict order by her public health department that requires wearing masks at indoor establishments unless someone is actively eating or drinking.

US Panel Backs Boosters Only for Elderly and High-Risk

US Panel Backs Boosters Only for Elderly and High-Risk

NATIONAL | By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard | Sep 17, 2021

Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board.

Ex-House Speaker Settles Child Sexual Abuse Payments Suit

Ex-House Speaker Settles Child Sexual Abuse Payments Suit

NATIONAL | By Michael Tarm | Sep 17, 2021

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert's refusal to pay the man $1.8 million

Watch: Trans Woman of Color D'isaya Monaee Smith Murdered in Illinois

Watch: Trans Woman of Color D'isaya Monaee Smith Murdered in Illinois

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17, 2021

Violence has claimed another transgender woman's life, this time in Illinois, with the shooting death of D'isaya Monaee Smith. Her death marks the 36th known trans murder this year.

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

FAMILY | Sep 17, 2021

Aetna is being sued by a lesbian couple who allege discrimination because the company requires higher out-of-pocket expenditures before covering fertility treatment for non-heterosexuals.

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