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Sober Queer Spaces Gaining Ground

Sober Queer Spaces Gaining Ground

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 4, 2021

Creating a rainbow oasis of diversity and inclusion was, for decades, the role of the gay and lesbian bar. But what about those in recovery, or who just aren't attracted to the bar scene? Alternatives do exist.

Watch: Gay Youth's Friends Shunned Him, but the Community Gave Him a Birthday Bash

Watch: Gay Youth's Friends Shunned Him, but the Community Gave Him a Birthday Bash

Sep 4, 2021

After Brody Neville, of Calgary, Canada, came out as gay at the age of 11 this past spring, he quickly lost almost all of his friends. The boy was facing a lonely birthday when his town rallied.

Changing the Game: How Small Studios and Creators are Raising the Bar for LGBTQ Representation

Changing the Game: How Small Studios and Creators are Raising the Bar for LGBTQ Representation

By Kate Gray | Sep 4, 2021

The gaming industry is the latest big business to face a diversity reckoning, with independent creators and publishers advocating for LGBTQ inclusion.

 Apple Delays iPhone Photo-Scanning Plan Amid Fierce Backlash

Apple Delays iPhone Photo-Scanning Plan Amid Fierce Backlash

By Michael Liedtke And Matt O'Brien | Sep 4, 2021

Apple is indefinitely delaying plans to scan iPhones in the U.S. for images of child sexual abuse following an outcry from security and privacy experts who warned the technology could be exploited.

US Hiring Slows as Delta Variant Weakens Travel and Tourism

US Hiring Slows as Delta Variant Weakens Travel and Tourism

By Christopher Rugaber | Sep 4, 2021

America's employers added just 235,000 jobs in August, a surprisingly weak gain after two months of robust hiring.

Rocket 'Terminated' in Fiery Explosion Over Pacific Ocean

Rocket 'Terminated' in Fiery Explosion Over Pacific Ocean

Sep 4, 2021

A privately designed, unmanned rocket built to carry satellites was destroyed in an explosive fireball after suffering an "anomaly" off the California coast during its first attempt at reaching Earth's orbit.

Power to Be Restored to New Orleans by Middle of Next Week

Power to Be Restored to New Orleans by Middle of Next Week

By Rebecca Santana, Melinda Deslatte and Janet McConnaughey | Sep 4, 2021

Power should be restored to New Orleans by the middle of next week, utility officials said Friday.

NYPD Investigating Homophobic Attack on NYC Subway

NYPD Investigating Homophobic Attack on NYC Subway

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 3, 2021

A 23-year-old New York man was riding a Brooklyn-bound subway on Thursday, Aug. 26, when he was attacked by a man spouting gay slurs, the New York Post reported.

California Seeks Gender Neutral Displays in Large Stores

California Seeks Gender Neutral Displays in Large Stores

By Adam Bean | Sep 2, 2021

California could soon force large department stores to display some child products in gender neutral ways after the state Legislature passed a bill aimed at getting rid of traditional pink and blue marketing schemes for items like toys and toothbrushes.

Wedding Planner's Typo Leads to Controversy with Tennessee Gay Couple

Wedding Planner's Typo Leads to Controversy with Tennessee Gay Couple

Sep 1, 2021

A gay couple from Tennessee thought they found their wedding venue, especially since the owner put in an email: "We offer same-sex marriage ceremonies only." But that wasn't the case.

Lil Nas X Honored by Anti-Suicide Group The Trevor Project

Lil Nas X Honored by Anti-Suicide Group The Trevor Project

Sep 1, 2021

Lil Nas X has been awarded the inaugural Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year Award from the advocacy group The Trevor Project.

Tea Party 2.0? Conservatives Get Organized in School Battles

Tea Party 2.0? Conservatives Get Organized in School Battles

By Thomas Beaumont and Stephen Groves | Sep 1, 2021

A loose network of conservative groups with ties to major Republican donors and party-aligned think tanks is quietly lending firepower to local activists engaged in culture war fights in schools across the country.

'Ki Ya Yah Yippee Ki Yay!' Thirst-Trapping Gay Cowboys

'Ki Ya Yah Yippee Ki Yay!' Thirst-Trapping Gay Cowboys

Aug 31, 2021

Today there is no need to be in the closet if you are a cowboy — many are out and proud and showing their authentic selves on Instagram.

Ford Unveils 'Very Gay' Car in Response to Homophobia

Ford Unveils 'Very Gay' Car in Response to Homophobia

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 31, 2021

In reponse to homphobic comments about the color of the company's Raptor vehicle being "very gay," Ford's German branch responded with a rainbow.

20 States Sue Over Biden Admin School, Work LGBTQ+ Protections

20 States Sue Over Biden Admin School, Work LGBTQ+ Protections

Aug 31, 2021

Attorneys general from 20 states sued President Joe Biden's administration Monday seeking to halt directives that extend federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ+ people.

Even During the Pandemic, Gay Rodeos Survive

Even During the Pandemic, Gay Rodeos Survive

Aug 31, 2021

Where can you find a drag queen riding a bronco? Perhaps in a challenge on some future episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race;" but you could have last weekend during the Zia Regional Rodeo, the only annual LGBTQ rodeo event in New Mexico.

Virginia High Court Rules for Teacher in Transgender Debate

Virginia High Court Rules for Teacher in Transgender Debate

Aug 31, 2021

The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld a lower court ruling that ordered the reinstatement of a northern Virginia gym teacher who said he won't refer to transgender students by their preferred pronouns.

Man Testifies Against R. Kelly in Sex-Trafficking Trial

Man Testifies Against R. Kelly in Sex-Trafficking Trial

By Tom Hays | Aug 31, 2021

After days of testimony from women claiming they were groomed and sexually abused by R. Kelly, a man took the witness stand at Kelly's sex-trafficking trial in New York City to say the R&B star exploited him in the same way when he was in high school.

Cuomo Legal Woes Continue, could Cost Public at Least $9.5M

Cuomo Legal Woes Continue, could Cost Public at Least $9.5M

By Marina Villeneuve | Aug 31, 2021

Resigning from office probably didn't end former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's legal problems, and no matter what happens next, taxpayers are likely to wind up with a hefty bill.

California Teacher Under Fire for Suggesting Students Pledge Allegiance to LGBTQ+ Flag

California Teacher Under Fire for Suggesting Students Pledge Allegiance to LGBTQ+ Flag

Aug 31, 2021

A California teacher is under fire for suggesting her students pledge allegiance to a LGBTQ+ flag.

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