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Biden Admin Extends Protections to Transgender Students

Biden Admin Extends Protections to Transgender Students

NATIONAL | Jun 16, 2021

The U.S. Education Department expanded its interpretation of federal sex protections to include transgender and gay students, a move that reverses Trump-era policy and stands against proposals in many states to bar transgender girls from school sports.

Survey Says 'Dad Bod' Confidence Is on the Rise

Survey Says 'Dad Bod' Confidence Is on the Rise

NATIONAL | Jun 16, 2021

Results from Planet Fitness' fifth annual survey reveals how Americans feel about the body type known as the "dad bod."

Report: Companies Wave the Rainbow Flag for Pride, Fund Anti-LGBTQ Politicians

Report: Companies Wave the Rainbow Flag for Pride, Fund Anti-LGBTQ Politicians

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 16, 2021

An investigative report has uncovered more than two dozen companies that wave the rainbow flag during Pride Month, but contribute to anti-LGTBQ politicians.

Being Vaccinated Doesn't Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here's Why.

Being Vaccinated Doesn't Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here's Why.

NATIONAL | By Bernard J. Wolfson | Jun 16, 2021

Even if you are vaccinated, though, you don't need to change your behavior one iota if doing so makes you uncomfortable.

After Years of Harassment, Gay Couple Finds Out Neighbor is Responsible

After Years of Harassment, Gay Couple Finds Out Neighbor is Responsible

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 16, 2021

A married gay couple in Milton, Massachusetts, recently discovered that their neighbor was behind years of homophobic harassment.

Watch: The Queer City — How to Design More Inclusive Public Space

Watch: The Queer City — How to Design More Inclusive Public Space

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 16, 2021

Through interviews with over 120 academics, designers, activists and other respondents, researchers have studied how considering the design and planning needs of LGBTQ people might make the public realm more inclusive.

NY Lifts More COVID-19 Rules as it Hits VaccinationMark

NY Lifts More COVID-19 Rules as it Hits VaccinationMark

LOCAL | By Marina Villeneuve | Jun 16, 2021

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules.

California Marks Reopening with Jackpots and Hollywood Flair

California Marks Reopening with Jackpots and Hollywood Flair

LOCAL | By Jocelyn Gecker, Stefanie Dazio | Jun 16, 2021

"California has turned the page. Let us all celebrate this remarkable milestone," an exuberant and mask-less governor Newsom declared from an outdoor stage at Universal Studios Hollywood.

ACLU Asks Judge to Block Arkansas Trans Youth Treatment Ban

ACLU Asks Judge to Block Arkansas Trans Youth Treatment Ban

NATIONAL | By Andrew DeMillo | Jun 16, 2021

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday asked a federal judge to prevent Arkansas from enforcing its ban on gender confirming treatments for transgender youth while a lawsuit challenging the prohibition proceeds.

'I'll Silence You' Threatens Machete-wielding Teen to Gay Man in Possible Hate Crime

'I'll Silence You' Threatens Machete-wielding Teen to Gay Man in Possible Hate Crime

CRIME | Jun 15, 2021

As the DCPride celebration was taking place last Saturday, a juvenile waving a machete hurled homophobic slurs and threatened to stab a man dining outside at a restaurant.

Watch: Pride Flags Keep Being Stolen in Louisville, Colorado

Watch: Pride Flags Keep Being Stolen in Louisville, Colorado

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 15, 2021

The mayor is determined to keep flying Pride flags around the city despite them being stolen twice.

See How These 30 Celebrities Are Celebrating Pride on Instagram - Part 2

See How These 30 Celebrities Are Celebrating Pride on Instagram - Part 2

PRIDE | Jun 15, 2021

More and more celebrities are embracing Pride this year. From politicians to out musicians and actors, these celebs are marking the season on social media.

Noodles & Company Stands Firm With Gender-Neutral Restrooms After GOP Lawmaker's Facebook Attack

Noodles & Company Stands Firm With Gender-Neutral Restrooms After GOP Lawmaker's Facebook Attack

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 15, 2021

Fast-food chain Noodles & Company is standing by its policy of gender-neutral restrooms after a Republican state lawmaker in Pennsylvania inveighed against the company in a Facebook post.

Watch: Viral Video Of Security Dragging Black Woman by Hair Sparks Protest at DC Gay Bar

Watch: Viral Video Of Security Dragging Black Woman by Hair Sparks Protest at DC Gay Bar

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 15, 2021

Protestors gathered outside a gay bar in Washington, D.C., after a video showing a Black woman being dragged down the establishment's stairs by the hair went viral on social media.

Chella Man on Fashion, Authenticity and the True Meaning of Pride

Chella Man on Fashion, Authenticity and the True Meaning of Pride

PRIDE | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 15, 2021

Artist, author, and director Chella Man chats with EDGE about his fashion style, new book "Continuum," and advocating for greater accessibility and representation for the whole spectrum of LGBTQ creators.

Hungary: Lawmakers Pass Law Barring LGBTQ Content for Minors

Hungary: Lawmakers Pass Law Barring LGBTQ Content for Minors

INTERNATIONAL | By Balazs Pivarnyik and Bela Szandelszky | Jun 15, 2021

Lawmakers in Hungary passed legislation that prohibits sharing with minors any content portraying homosexuality or sex reassignment, something supporters said would help fight pedophilia but which human rights groups denounced as anti-LGBT discrimination.

Vaccinated Visitors Soon Can Take Off Masks at Disney World

Vaccinated Visitors Soon Can Take Off Masks at Disney World

FAMILY | Jun 15, 2021

Starting Tuesday, face masks will be optional for visitors to the theme park resort who are vaccinated, though Disney workers won't require proof of vaccination, the company said on its website.

California Reopens, Says Goodbye to Most COVID-19 Rules

California Reopens, Says Goodbye to Most COVID-19 Rules

LOCAL | Jun 15, 2021

California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic.

Thousands in Hungary Protest Anti-LGBTQ Bills on Eve of Vote

Thousands in Hungary Protest Anti-LGBTQ Bills on Eve of Vote

INTERNATIONAL | By Bela Szandelszky and Balazs Pivarnyik | Jun 15, 2021

Protesters and human rights officials urged lawmakers in Hungary on Monday to reject legislation banning any content portraying or promoting homosexuality or sex reassignment to anyone under 18.

Virus Left Transgender Kashmiris 'On Our Own'

Virus Left Transgender Kashmiris 'On Our Own'

INTERNATIONAL | By Dar Yasin | Jun 15, 2021

Prolonged coronavirus lockdowns, preceded by a strict security lockdown in the region in 2019 when India scrapped Kashmir's semi-autonomous status, left many in the transgender community with no work at all.

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