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Costa Rica Latest Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Slightly Used News :: May 25, 2020

By Javier Cordoba |
Costa Rica is expected to become the latest country to legalize same-sex marriage early Tuesday when a ruling from its supreme court goes into effect ending the country's ban.

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Activists, Celebs and More Pay Tribute to Larry Kramer on Social Media

Activists, Celebs and More Pay Tribute to Larry Kramer on Social Media

May 27
After it was announced that AIDS and LGBTQ activist Larry Kramer died Wednesday at 84, tributes from fellow activists, celebrities and others soon came pouring in on social media.

Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

By Kilian Melloy | May 27
When Mr. Gay World 2020 had to be put off to next year, the plan was for first runner-up from 2019 to serve an interim term. Then an ironic twist emerged - one with a heroic tinge.

Chechen Leader Resurfaces After COVID-19 Infection Reports

Chechen Leader Resurfaces After COVID-19 Infection Reports

May 27
The strongman leader of Russia's province of Chechnya went live on Instagram Wednesday to insist that he was feeling well, in an apparent attempt to dispel media reports about his hospitalization with COVID-19.

NASA Chief 'All In' for Tom Cruise to Film on Space Station

NASA Chief 'All In' for Tom Cruise to Film on Space Station

By Marcia Dunn | May 27
NASA is rolling out the International Space Station's red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit.

AIDS Activist, Playwright Larry Kramer Dies at 84

AIDS Activist, Playwright Larry Kramer Dies at 84

May 27
Larry Kramer, one of the most prominent activists to the AIDS crisis in the 80s and 90s, died Wednesday in Manhattan, according to The New York Times. He was 84.

Trump Threatens Social Media After Twitter Fact-Checks Him

Trump Threatens Social Media After Twitter Fact-Checks Him

By Zeke Miller | May 27
President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets.

Fallon Apologizes for Using Blackface in 20-Year-Old Skit

Fallon Apologizes for Using Blackface in 20-Year-Old Skit

May 27
NBC "Tonight" show host Jimmy Fallon has apologized for doing an impersonation of fellow comic Chris Rock while in blackface during a 2000 episode of "Saturday Night Live."

Zambian Gay Couple, Sentenced to 15 Years for Love, Pardoned by President

Zambian Gay Couple, Sentenced to 15 Years for Love, Pardoned by President

By Kilian Melloy | May 27
The president of Zambia has announced a pardon for a same-sex couple that had been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the crime of being in a loving relationship.

Kathy Griffin Charges Back into Controversy with 'Air-Filled Syringe' for Trump Joke

Kathy Griffin Charges Back into Controversy with 'Air-Filled Syringe' for Trump Joke

By Kilian Melloy | May 27
Kathy Griffin has charged back into controversy with a wisecrack about a "Syringe with nothing but air inside it" — seemingly, her prescription for the current president.

Virginia School Board Defends Transgender Bathroom Ban

Virginia School Board Defends Transgender Bathroom Ban

May 27
A Virginia school board defended its transgender bathroom ban before a federal appeals court, as a transgender man barred from using the boys bathroom in high school argued that the policy discriminated against him and violated his constitutional rights.

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