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Hungary Fans Bemused by Rainbow-Flag Reception in Munich

Hungary Fans Bemused by Rainbow-Flag Reception in Munich

INTERNATIONAL | By Ciarán Fahey | Jun 23, 2021

Rainbow flags outnumbered German flags when soccer fans arrived for a European Championship game in Munich on Wednesday.

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

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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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: Police Arrest Iowa Man Demanding Residents 'Burn That Gay Flag'

Watch: Police Arrest Iowa Man Demanding Residents 'Burn That Gay Flag'

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 23, 2021

A man in Boone, Iowa, has been arrested for trespass and harassment after leaving homophobic notes at the homes of people who displayed support for the LGTBQ community.

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

NATIONAL | 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.

Column: Nassib's Video Shatters Decades-Old Sports Barrier

Column: Nassib's Video Shatters Decades-Old Sports Barrier

SPORTS | Jun 23, 2021

In a 59-second video, Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib became the first active player in the NFL's 101-year history to publicly declare he is gay and in the bargain, burst through a barrier that went unchallenged for decades.

Thousands of Young Children Lost Parents to Covid. Where's Help for Them?

Thousands of Young Children Lost Parents to Covid. Where's Help for Them?

FAMILY | By JoNel Aleccia | Jun 23, 2021

In a nation where researchers calculate that more than 46,000 children have lost one or both parents to COVID since February 2020, finding basic services has been difficult, if not impossible.

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

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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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.

Italy Welcomes Tourists From US, Canada, Japan

Italy Welcomes Tourists From US, Canada, Japan

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 23, 2021

Italy's leader is pitching for tourists to start coming from the United States, Canada and Japan to give a vitally needed boost to Italian hotel and restaurant businesses.

Louisiana Governor Vetoes Transgender Sports Ban Proposal

Louisiana Governor Vetoes Transgender Sports Ban Proposal

SPORTS | By Melinda Deslatte | Jun 23, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday struck down a bill prohibiting transgender athletes from competing on girls' sports teams in Louisiana schools, pushing back against legislation that has passed several Southern states.

EU Says UEFA has No 'Excuse' for Blocking Rainbow Protest

EU Says UEFA has No 'Excuse' for Blocking Rainbow Protest

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 23, 2021

A top European Union official said he can't find "any reasonable excuse" for UEFA to reject host city Munich's plans to display rainbow colors during a match between Germany and Hungary at the European Championship.

Hungary's PM Uses Soccer to Push Vision of Right-Wing Europe

Hungary's PM Uses Soccer to Push Vision of Right-Wing Europe

INTERNATIONAL | By Justin Spike | Jun 23, 2021

Hungary's populist prime minister has used soccer to advance his right-wing politics, and now widespread international criticism of a new law seen as targeting the LGBTQ community turned the European Championship into a stage to challenge liberal values.

As Passengers Return to Air Travel, Bad Behavior Skyrockets

As Passengers Return to Air Travel, Bad Behavior Skyrockets

NATIONAL | 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.

Japanese Soccer Player Yokoyama Comes Out as Transgender

Japanese Soccer Player Yokoyama Comes Out as Transgender

SPORTS | By Mari Yamaguchi | Jun 23, 2021

Japanese soccer player Kumi Yokoyama said they are transgender — a revelation praised in the U.S. where they play in the National Women's Soccer League but an identity not legally recognized in Japan.

Uber Eats Tackles App Profile Issue that Outs Trans Drivers

Uber Eats Tackles App Profile Issue that Outs Trans Drivers

NATIONAL | 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.

Juanita MORE!'s Pride Party Returns

Juanita MORE!'s Pride Party Returns

PRIDE | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 22, 2021

One of the more exciting pieces of news regarding the state's reopening is the return of Empress Juanita MORE!'s annual Pride Party at 620 Jones on June 27, Pride Sunday.

Watch: Gay Florida Couple, Facing Daily Fines, Refuses to Take Down Pride Flag

Watch: Gay Florida Couple, Facing Daily Fines, Refuses to Take Down Pride Flag

PRIDE | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 22, 2021

A South Florida gay couple is facing fines of $50 per day for flying the rainbow flag during Pride Month, but they refuse to take the banner down, saying: "We're not going to back down on this one."

State Department Will Fly This Special Flag for Pride Month

State Department Will Fly This Special Flag for Pride Month

PRIDE | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 22, 2021

A "Progress" flag will fly at the State Department in honor of Pride Month.

How Wells Fargo Embodies LGBTQ Pride Beyond Flags and Festivals

How Wells Fargo Embodies LGBTQ Pride Beyond Flags and Festivals

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 22, 2021

From the early days of the AIDS crisis to financial planning for same-sex couples and diversity within its workforce, Wells Fargo continues to be at the forefront of advocating for and supporting the queer community.

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