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Virus Left Transgender Kashmiris 'On Our Own'

Virus Left Transgender Kashmiris 'On Our Own'

INTERNATIONAL | By Dar Yasin | Jun 15, 2021

Prolonged coronavirus lockdowns, preceded by a strict security lockdown in the region in 2019 when India scrapped Kashmir's semi-autonomous status, left many in the transgender community with no work at all.

Southern Baptist Convention Faces Push from the Right

Southern Baptist Convention Faces Push from the Right

RELIGION | By Travis Loller | Jun 15, 2021

The Southern Baptist Convention is electing a new president Tuesday amid a push to wrest control of the denomination by ultraconservatives who say some current leaders are too liberal on issues that include race and the role of women in ministry.

Rep. Greene Apologizes for Comparing Safety Masks, Holocaust

Rep. Greene Apologizes for Comparing Safety Masks, Holocaust

POLITICS | By Alan Fram | Jun 15, 2021

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized Monday for affronting people with recent comments comparing the required wearing of safety masks in the House to the horrors of the Holocaust.

Watch: The Old Gays Are Here... Queer... And Promoting Milk Shakes

Watch: The Old Gays Are Here... Queer... And Promoting Milk Shakes

PRIDE | Jun 14, 2021

The Old Gays have more than 1.2 million TikTok followers and their videos of how they take to new experiences are staples on Grindr's YouTube account. But their latest pushes the line between heartfelt emotion and commercialism.

Guyana Plans to Rescind Old Law Against Cross-Dressing

Guyana Plans to Rescind Old Law Against Cross-Dressing

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 14, 2021

Guyana's main transgender group on Monday welcomed plans by the parliament to rescind a law against cross-dressing, saying it has been the source of decades of police and state harassment.

UK Approves New, Less Strict Rules Around Gay, Bi Men Donating Blood

UK Approves New, Less Strict Rules Around Gay, Bi Men Donating Blood

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 14, 2021

The U.K. has marked World Blood Donor Day (June 14) by relaxing what some have called overly strict rules around gay and bisexual men donating blood.

'Wear Your Pride': Luke Evans Rocks Pride Underwear in Shirtless Thirst Trap

'Wear Your Pride': Luke Evans Rocks Pride Underwear in Shirtless Thirst Trap

PRIDE | Jun 14, 2021

Pride Month got even hotter after Luke Evans posted a shirtless snap on Instagram of him wearing a pair of Pride-inspired Versace underwear.

Human Rights Officials Denounce Hungary's Anti-LGBTQ Bills

Human Rights Officials Denounce Hungary's Anti-LGBTQ Bills

INTERNATIONAL | By Bela Szandelszky and Balazs Pivarnyik | Jun 14, 2021

Leading human rights officials urged lawmakers in Hungary on Monday to reject legislation banning any content portraying or promoting homosexuality or sex reassignment to anyone under 18.

Watch: Arby's Employee Fired After Gay Couple Finds Slur on Their Receipt

Watch: Arby's Employee Fired After Gay Couple Finds Slur on Their Receipt

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 14, 2021

Longtime gay couple Craig Gray and John Burns were shocked to find an anti-LGTBQ slur written on their order receipt following a visit to an Arby's restaurant in Indiana. The employee was promptly fired.

How Reparations Can Rectify Past Persecutions of LGBTQ People

How Reparations Can Rectify Past Persecutions of LGBTQ People

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 14, 2021

A professor of human rights law says we need to understand and embrace the true meaning of the word, and start to have genuine conversations about reparations for LGBTQ people.

Are Companies That Support Pride and Other Social Causes 'Wokewashing'?

Are Companies That Support Pride and Other Social Causes 'Wokewashing'?

PRIDE | Jun 14, 2021

A professor of brand responsibility investigates brands and their relationships with social issues, including the importance of both corporate allies and advocates.

Watch: Kamala Harris Becomes First Sitting VP to March at Pride

Watch: Kamala Harris Becomes First Sitting VP to March at Pride

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 14, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris surprised Pride goers in Washington, D.C., when she appeared alongside her husband, Doug Emhoff, in the June 12 walk to Freedom Plaza as part of the Capital Pride Parade.

Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese Wins Westminster Dog Show

Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese Wins Westminster Dog Show

NATIONAL | By Jennifer Peltz | Jun 14, 2021

The flavor of the year at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: Wasabi.

As Infections Rise, England Braces for Delay in Reopenings

As Infections Rise, England Braces for Delay in Reopenings

INTERNATIONAL | By Pan Pylas | Jun 14, 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to disappoint many people across England later Monday by saying that restrictions on social contact will remain for a few more weeks because of rising infections.

Watch: Preacher Tony Spell Wants Manly Men with Grease on Their Hands. Really.

Watch: Preacher Tony Spell Wants Manly Men with Grease on Their Hands. Really.

RELIGION | Jun 14, 2021

Right Wing Watch reported that Louisiana preacher Tony Spell recently declared that "the world needs to see some manly preachers" like him, before alluding to manly men with grease on their hands and callouses on their knees.

Let's Celebrate Pride Month Together!

Let's Celebrate Pride Month Together!

PRIDE | Jun 13, 2021

Miami Beach Pride has announced two Pride Month events you won't want to miss: A deep dive on social justice issues and a Pride bar crawl featuring five bars for one price!

Watch: Knife Attack Against D.C. Trans Woman Caught on Video

Watch: Knife Attack Against D.C. Trans Woman Caught on Video

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 13, 2021

A Washington, D.C. trans woman described how a trio of attackers left her with knife wounds to the arm and head in a brutal June 6 attack at a laundromat that police are investigating as a hate crime.

Watch: Dad's Support for Gay Son Goes Viral

Watch: Dad's Support for Gay Son Goes Viral

PRIDE | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 13, 2021

Just outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a stongly conservative community, one dad is going viral for showing his gay son support with a flag.

Trans Kids in the US Were Seeking Treatment Decades Before Today's Political Battles

Trans Kids in the US Were Seeking Treatment Decades Before Today's Political Battles

NATIONAL | Jun 13, 2021

One researcher says doctors tended to see transgender youth as canvases for experimentation — to see how their growing bodies responded to various surgeries or hormonal cocktails.

As Virus Cases Wane, Governors Weigh Ending Emergency Orders

As Virus Cases Wane, Governors Weigh Ending Emergency Orders

POLITICS | By David E. Lieb | Jun 13, 2021

About half the states had emergency orders set to expire before the Fourth of July. And over a dozen additional states have open-ended emergency orders, which could be canceled at any time by governors.

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