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Jim Bakker, his Church Settle Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Claims

Jim Bakker, his Church Settle Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Claims

By Jim Salter | Jun 24, 2021

Jim Bakker and his southwestern Missouri church will pay restitution of $156,000 to settle a lawsuit that accuses the TV pastor of falsely claiming a health supplement could cure COVID-19.

Watch: City Councilor in Oregon Town Slams Pride Month as 'Discriminatory'

Watch: City Councilor in Oregon Town Slams Pride Month as 'Discriminatory'

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 23, 2021

A recently-elected city councilor in the Oregon town of Newberg responded to a proclamation affirming Pride Month by calling the LGBTQ celebration "discriminatory."

Biden Comments on Athletes Carl Nassib & Kumi Yokoyama Coming Out

Biden Comments on Athletes Carl Nassib & Kumi Yokoyama Coming Out

Jun 23, 2021

President Joe Biden reacted to NFL star Carl Nassib coming out as gay as well as Japanese soccer player Kumi Yokoyama's coming out as transgender, saying he's "proud" of their courage to publicly share their identities.

Watch: Viral Video of Family Abusing 12-Year-Old Boy Prompts Out Advocate, Candidate to Act

Watch: Viral Video of Family Abusing 12-Year-Old Boy Prompts Out Advocate, Candidate to Act

Jun 23, 2021

A viral video showing a 12-year-old boy being struck and verbally abused prompted a local equality advocate and city council candidate to join with a trans advocate to take action.

Study: Despite Legal and Institutional Progress, LGB People Still Face Inequalities

Study: Despite Legal and Institutional Progress, LGB People Still Face Inequalities

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 23, 2021

A study comparing the mental and physical health of lesbian, gay and bisexual people to straight people finds inequalities still exist.

Biden Urges Shots for Young Adults as Variant Concern Grows

Biden Urges Shots for Young Adults as Variant Concern Grows

By Zeke Miller | Jun 23, 2021

The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 as the White House acknowledges the spread of a new variant that threatens to set the country back in the months ahead.

As Passengers Return to Air Travel, Bad Behavior Skyrockets

As Passengers Return to Air Travel, Bad Behavior Skyrockets

By David Koenig | Jun 23, 2021

Air travel can be difficult in the best of times, with cramped planes, screaming babies, flight delays and short tempers. Throw in a pandemic, and the anxiety level can rise quickly.

Uber Eats Tackles App Profile Issue that Outs Trans Drivers

Uber Eats Tackles App Profile Issue that Outs Trans Drivers

By Roxana Hegeman | Jun 23, 2021

A civil rights group warned Uber Eats that its app profiles place transgender drivers at risk of harassment and violence, prompting the company to apologize Tuesday.

TikTok Star Responds to Anti-LGBTQ Diners With 'Life-Changing' Campaign for Out Server, Youth

TikTok Star Responds to Anti-LGBTQ Diners With 'Life-Changing' Campaign for Out Server, Youth

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 22, 2021

Stingy restaurant patrons who left church tracts instead of tips for an out server sparked a "life-changing" TikTok campaign for the server — and also raised thousands for LGBTQ youth.

US Hits Encouraging Milestones on Virus Deaths and Shots

US Hits Encouraging Milestones on Virus Deaths and Shots

By Michael Kunzelman | Jun 22, 2021

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have dipped below 300 a day for the first time since the early days of the disaster in March 2020, while the drive to put shots in arms hit another encouraging milestone Monday: 150 million Americans fully vaccinated.

What's Behind the Rising Profile of Transgender Kids? 3 Essential Reads

What's Behind the Rising Profile of Transgender Kids? 3 Essential Reads

Jun 21, 2021

Why are trans youth more visible these days? Is it due to more widespread acceptance, or more media coverage? Just how many trans kids are there?

Explainer: Calls to #FreeBritney and Court Conservatorships

Explainer: Calls to #FreeBritney and Court Conservatorships

By Andrew Dalton | Jun 21, 2021

When Britney Spears, who turns 40 this year, speaks to a L.A. judge at her own request, she'll do it 13 years into a court-enforced conservatorship that has exercised vast control of her life and money. But what is a conservatorship, exactly?

Political Donations Lead Stonewall Inn to Ban some Beers

Political Donations Lead Stonewall Inn to Ban some Beers

Jun 21, 2021

The Stonewall Inn's owners say they won't serve certain beers at the famous LGBT bar during Pride weekend to protest manufacturer Anheuser-Busch's political contributions to some politicians who have supported anti-LGBT legislation.

7 LGBTQ Chefs Cooking Up Pride From the Heartland

7 LGBTQ Chefs Cooking Up Pride From the Heartland

By Kelsy Chauvin | Jun 21, 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.

Officials: Deadly Pride Parade Crash Appears Unintentional

Officials: Deadly Pride Parade Crash Appears Unintentional

By Kelli Kennedy | Jun 20, 2021

Wilton Manors Vice Mayor Paul Rolli and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said the early investigation of a vehicle's having slammed into Pride parade participants shows it was an accident.

Official: Crash, 'Likely' Due to Storm, Kills 10 in Alabama

Official: Crash, 'Likely' Due to Storm, Kills 10 in Alabama

By Jeff Amy | Jun 20, 2021

Tropical Depression Claudette claimed 12 lives in Alabama as the storm swept across the southeastern U.S., causing flash flooding and spurring tornadoes that destroyed dozens of homes.

Southwest U.S. States Bake, Wildfire Threatens Arizona Towns

Southwest U.S. States Bake, Wildfire Threatens Arizona Towns

By Ken Ritter | Jun 20, 2021

The Southwest U.S. continued to bake Saturday, and weather forecasters kept warnings in effect for excessive heat in Arizona, Nevada and desert areas, at least through the weekend.

Gay Days Heading Back to Magic Kingdom

Gay Days Heading Back to Magic Kingdom

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 20, 2021

Gay Days is headed back to Disneyland as the world opens up again. The event is slated for Sept. 17-19.

Driver Crashes into Crowd at Pride Parade in Florida; 1 Dead

Driver Crashes into Crowd at Pride Parade in Florida; 1 Dead

Jun 20, 2021

A driver slammed into spectators Saturday evening at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one man and seriously injuring another, authorities said.

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

By Alexandra Jaffe | Jun 20, 2021

The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando.

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