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Biden to Name Pulse Nightclub a National Memorial

Biden to Name Pulse Nightclub a National Memorial

By Josh Boak | Jun 12, 2021

President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial.

5 Years After Pulse Shooting, the LGBTQ Gun Debate Grows in the Face of Escalating Threats, Bigotry

5 Years After Pulse Shooting, the LGBTQ Gun Debate Grows in the Face of Escalating Threats, Bigotry

By Finbarr Toesland | Jun 12, 2021

In the wake of recent mass shootings and the five-year anniversary of the Pulse massacre, one might think that Americans — especially LGBTQ Americans — have had enough. They have. But many in the queer community are beyond protests and petitions.

Look: This Year's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photos

Look: This Year's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photos

Jun 12, 2021

Associated Press photographers awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Friday had dodged tear gas to capture protests against racial injustice and patiently built trust with elderly people to empathetically document the toll of the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch: Dad's Support for Gay Son Goes Viral

Watch: Dad's Support for Gay Son Goes Viral

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 11, 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.

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 11, 2021

After a suspected arson destroyed the original tower, the community came together to put up a new symbol of Pride at Hermosa Beach.

Exhibit, Ceremony Mark 5th Anniversary of Pulse Massacre

Exhibit, Ceremony Mark 5th Anniversary of Pulse Massacre

Jun 11, 2021

The 49 victims who were massacred at a gay nightclub shooting in Florida are being honored this week with a community run, a museum exhibit, a mass yoga session, a gay chorus performance and a street dance party.

Senate Decrees Pulse Nightclub Site National Memorial in Unanimous Vote

Senate Decrees Pulse Nightclub Site National Memorial in Unanimous Vote

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 11, 2021

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill to decree the site of Pulse nightclub — the gay nightspot in Orlando, Florida, that was the scene of a mass shooting in 2016 — a national memorial.

Watch: Mormon Dad Reacts to Son Coming Out

Watch: Mormon Dad Reacts to Son Coming Out

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 10, 2021

Austin Swink was preparing to go on his first mission trip with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he told his dad the news.

Apple Clarifies New Rules Won't Affect Grindr, Other Dating Apps

Apple Clarifies New Rules Won't Affect Grindr, Other Dating Apps

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 10, 2021

Apple's new rules around dating apps won't affect popular platforms like Grindr and Scruff, but are intended to shut down "apps that used dating only as a cover for pornography, prostitution, or human trafficking."

Nearly 10% of Youth in One School District Identify as Gender-Diverse

Nearly 10% of Youth in One School District Identify as Gender-Diverse

Jun 10, 2021

It seems that more and more teens are identifying as transgender, gender-fluid or nonbinary. But because linguistic and cultural norms are always evolving, it's been challenging to pin down an exact number.

Historic Stonewall Inn Space at Risk Even as Pride Month Gets Underway

Historic Stonewall Inn Space at Risk Even as Pride Month Gets Underway

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 10, 2021

Stonewall Inn, the site of the famous 1969 uprising that energized the LGBTQ civil rights movement, is facing the prospect that part of the bar's original space will become another generic business.

President of Boston Pride Announces Resignation Amidst Boycott

President of Boston Pride Announces Resignation Amidst Boycott

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 10, 2021

CEO and President of Boston Pride Linda DeMarco has announced her resignation as the boycott against the organization led by community groups continues.

New Study Says 1 in 5 Young Adults Say They're Not Straight

New Study Says 1 in 5 Young Adults Say They're Not Straight

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 9, 2021

A global survey finds that around 1 in 5 young adults are not straight.

Trump Impersonator Defrauds Thousands From Supporters

Trump Impersonator Defrauds Thousands From Supporters

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 9, 2021

A 22-year-old man in Pennsylvania reportedly used a social media scam, including a fake organization called "Gay Voices for Trump," to solicit donations.

Watch: Homophobic 'Karen' Defaces Pride Flag Artwork, Says LGBTQ People Should 'Shut-Up'

Watch: Homophobic 'Karen' Defaces Pride Flag Artwork, Says LGBTQ People Should 'Shut-Up'

Jun 9, 2021

Meet the latest homophobic "Karen" who defaced a public art display of a Pride LGBTQ flag and was caught on video.

US Drops Trump Order Targeting TikTok, Plans its Own Review

US Drops Trump Order Targeting TikTok, Plans its Own Review

By Matt O'Brien, Eric Tucker and Tali Arbel | Jun 9, 2021

The White House dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China, officials said Wednesday.

Why Do Women Still Get Judged so Harshly for Having Casual Sex?

Why Do Women Still Get Judged so Harshly for Having Casual Sex?

Jun 9, 2021

Women might face backlash for exploring their post-vaccination sexuality. In a new study, researchers found that women — but not men — continue to be perceived negatively for having casual sex.

Watch: Young Conservative Gets Shaming History Lesson from Gay Elder

Watch: Young Conservative Gets Shaming History Lesson from Gay Elder

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 9, 2021

A young gay conservative on TikTok declared he doesn't know why Pride Month is "a thing." Well, a gay elder, who identifies as Black, has responded and his post has since gone viral on TikTok.

Unused J&J COVID Doses Are Piling Up as FDA Waits to See if Shelf Life Can Be Extended

Unused J&J COVID Doses Are Piling Up as FDA Waits to See if Shelf Life Can Be Extended

By Rachana Pradhan, Christina Jewett | Jun 9, 2021

State health officials have strenuously warned vaccine administrators against using expired doses. Now, though, the FDA appears optimistic that the Johnson & Johnson expiration dates could be extended.

Gay Couple Turns Home Into a Pride Flag

Gay Couple Turns Home Into a Pride Flag

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 9, 2021

After being told that flying their Pride flag violated homeowner association rules, the two husbands went bigger by taking advantage of a "funny loophole."

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