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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.

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.

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."

When Lesbians Led the Women's Suffrage Movement

When Lesbians Led the Women's Suffrage Movement

Jun 8, 2021

Research suggests that the personal lives of suffrage leaders shaped their political agendas. Rather than emphasizing differences of gender, race, ethnicity and class, they advanced equal rights for all Americans.

Watch: New Clinic in Cleveland Offers Gender-Affirming Surgeries

Watch: New Clinic in Cleveland Offers Gender-Affirming Surgeries

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 8, 2021

A newly-established clinic in Cleveland for LGBTQ patients offers gender affirmation care among its services, and its staff are meeting a high demand.

Global Glitch: Swaths of Internet Go Down after Cloud Outage

Global Glitch: Swaths of Internet Go Down after Cloud Outage

Jun 8, 2021

Multiple major websites went offline briefly Tuesday after an apparent outage at the cloud service company Fastly, and there were still reports of sporadic disruptions after the company patched the problem about an hour later.

Watch: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Slams 'Petty and Unfortunate' Removal of Pride Flag From State Capitol Building

Watch: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Slams 'Petty and Unfortunate' Removal of Pride Flag From State Capitol Building

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 7, 2021

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman spoke against the removal of a Pride flag from the state's Capitol building, calling it "petty and unfortunate."

Out Ex-House Member Who Resigned Amid Scandal Hit with $220K Fee

Out Ex-House Member Who Resigned Amid Scandal Hit with $220K Fee

Jun 7, 2021

Former California congresswoman Katie Hill has been ordered to pay about $220,000 in attorneys' fees to a British tabloid and two conservative journalists she had sued after the publication of intimate photos without her consent.

Pentagon: Pride Flag Not Permitted to Fly at Bases

Pentagon: Pride Flag Not Permitted to Fly at Bases

Jun 6, 2021

The Pentagon says it will maintain an existing policy that bars "unofficial flags" from being flown at U.S. military bases and will not make an exception for the rainbow-colored Pride flag that represents the LBGTQ community.

FDA Approves Obesity Drug that Helped People Cut Weight 15%

FDA Approves Obesity Drug that Helped People Cut Weight 15%

By Linda A. Johnson | Jun 6, 2021

Regulators on Friday said a new version of a popular diabetes medicine could be sold as a weight-loss drug in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration approved Wegovy, a higher-dose version of Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug semaglutide.

Instant Karma? Woman Harasses Boaters Flying LGBTQ Flags; Then Her Boat Blows Up

Instant Karma? Woman Harasses Boaters Flying LGBTQ Flags; Then Her Boat Blows Up

Jun 6, 2021

A TikTok video went viral on the first day of Pride month that some are calling "instant karma." It happened when a woman harassed boaters flying the LGBTQ flags only to have her boat blow up moments later.

73-Year-Old Man Comes Out; Neighbor, Internet Welcomes Him With Open Arms

73-Year-Old Man Comes Out; Neighbor, Internet Welcomes Him With Open Arms

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 6, 2021

A viral video about a 73-year-old man coming out and being celebrated by his neighbor has taken the internet by storm.

Judge Overturns California's 32-Year Ban on Assault Weapons

Judge Overturns California's 32-Year Ban on Assault Weapons

By Don Thompson | Jun 6, 2021

A federal judge has overturned California's three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, calling it a "failed experiment" that violates people's constitutional right to bear arms.

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