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Watch: Illinois Decriminalizes HIV Status, Introduces Other LGBTQ Protections

Watch: Illinois Decriminalizes HIV Status, Introduces Other LGBTQ Protections

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 3, 2021

The governor of Illinois has signed into law a slate of four bills that decriminalize the status of HIV positive people and extend protections to the LGBTQ community.

Tennessee Sued Over 'Bathroom Bill' for Public Schools

Tennessee Sued Over 'Bathroom Bill' for Public Schools

By Kimberlee Kruesi | Aug 3, 2021

Tennessee was hit Tuesday with a second legal challenge aimed at overturning a slate of bills targeting transgender people that Gov. Bill Lee signed into law earlier this year.

Gov. Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Probe Finds

Gov. Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Probe Finds

By Michael R. Sisak | Aug 3, 2021

An investigation into Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees, state Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday.

Sober Queer Spaces Gaining Ground

Sober Queer Spaces Gaining Ground

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 3, 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.

Graham 1st Vaccinated Senator to Test Positive for COVID-19

Graham 1st Vaccinated Senator to Test Positive for COVID-19

By Meg Kinnard | Aug 3, 2021

Sen. Lindsey Graham has become the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying Monday he is "very glad" he received the vaccine, without which his current symptoms would be "far worse."

US Hits 70% Vaccination Rate — a Month Late, Amid Surge

US Hits 70% Vaccination Rate — a Month Late, Amid Surge

By Mike Catalani | Aug 2, 2021

Despite finally reaching a 70% goal, cities and states have moved to reinstate precautions to counter a crisis blamed on the fast-spreading variant and stubborn resistance to getting the vaccine.

The Long But Hidden History of Queer Women in Sport

The Long But Hidden History of Queer Women in Sport

Aug 2, 2021

A queer athlete, sports enthusiast, and sociologist searches for stories about queer women who earned their livelihood playing sports.

NYC's Hell's Kitchen Nightlife Bounces Back With New Openings

NYC's Hell's Kitchen Nightlife Bounces Back With New Openings

By Ryan Leeds | Aug 2, 2021

The the Roarin' 20s have begun! New York City's queer hub — Hell's Kitchen — bursts back to life with a slate of new LGBTQ bar openings that promises to revitalize the neighborhood for locals and tourists alike.

Wu-Tang Clan Album Sale Pays Off Martin Shkreli's Court Debt

Wu-Tang Clan Album Sale Pays Off Martin Shkreli's Court Debt

By Larry Neumeister | Aug 2, 2021

An unreleased Wu-Tang Clan album forfeited by Martin Shkreli after his securities fraud conviction was sold last week for an undisclosed sum.

Watch: Queer People Are the Most Vicious at Cancel Culture, Says Joe Rogan

Watch: Queer People Are the Most Vicious at Cancel Culture, Says Joe Rogan

Aug 1, 2021

Ever wonder who cracked the cancel code? None other than Joe Rogan, who maintains that queer people are the worst practitioners of cancel culture out of revenge.

PTown Resident Andrew Sullivan Wonders, 'Do We Really Want to Get Back To Living?'

PTown Resident Andrew Sullivan Wonders, 'Do We Really Want to Get Back To Living?'

Aug 1, 2021

PTown resident Andrew Sullivan says the Covid outbreak in his hometown came from a perfect storm of events, though he his skeptical of further government intervention in controlling the virus spread.

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

By Naveen Kumar | Aug 1, 2021

The idea that sexual desire might be understood as mere preference — like a favorite ice cream flavor — is reductive. "Just a preference" is a familiar and reflexive shield for what experts call racialized sexual discrimination.

Fauci: More 'Pain And Suffering' Ahead as Covid Cases Rise

Fauci: More 'Pain And Suffering' Ahead as Covid Cases Rise

Aug 1, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that more "pain and suffering" is on the horizon as COVID-19 cases climb again and officials plead with unvaccinated Americans to get their shots.

Frustration as Biden, Congress Allow Eviction Ban To Expire

Frustration as Biden, Congress Allow Eviction Ban To Expire

By Lisa Mascaro, Josh Boak and Kevin Freking | Aug 1, 2021

Anger and frustration mounted as President Joe Biden showed no signs of reversing plans to allow a nationwide eviction moratorium to expire at midnight Saturday.

Provincetown Outbreak Just the Tip of the National Iceberg?

Provincetown Outbreak Just the Tip of the National Iceberg?

Jul 31, 2021

Provincetown is being called the canary down the coal mine in understanding how virulent the Covid Delta variant has become.

Study: Gay and Bi Men Earn Less, Lesbians Earn More, Than Straight Counterparts

Study: Gay and Bi Men Earn Less, Lesbians Earn More, Than Straight Counterparts

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 31, 2021

The tattered myth that gays are generally better off than their heterosexual peers took another hit with a new study that reconfirms gay and bisexual men earn less than straight men do.

Evictions Looming, Biden Fails to Get Congress to Extend Ban

Evictions Looming, Biden Fails to Get Congress to Extend Ban

By Lisa Mascaro, Michael Casey and Josh Boak | Jul 31, 2021

A nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire Saturday after President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress worked furiously but ultimately failed to align on a long-shot strategy to prevent millions of Americans from being forced from their homes.

Florida Coronavirus Cases Jump 50% as Surge Continues

Florida Coronavirus Cases Jump 50% as Surge Continues

By Terry Spencer and Adriana Gomez Licon | Jul 31, 2021

Florida's coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, the state Health Department reported Friday, continuing a six-week surge that has seen it responsible for 1 in 5 new infections nationally, becoming the outbreak's epicenter.

To Get Shots in Arms, Governments Turn to Money in Pockets

To Get Shots in Arms, Governments Turn to Money in Pockets

By Mike Catalini | Jul 31, 2021

Millions of people in the U.S. who haven't gotten the COVID-19 vaccine could soon have a new reason to roll up their sleeves: money in their pockets.

Study: Vaccinated People Can Carry as Much Virus as Others

Study: Vaccinated People Can Carry as Much Virus as Others

Jul 30, 2021

Scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots.

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