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Reports: Out Mayor Dies by Apparent Suicide

Reports: Out Mayor Dies by Apparent Suicide

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 28, 2022

According to news reports, Kevin Ward, the openly gay mayor of Hyattsville, Maryland, died by an apparent suicide on Jan. 25.

Mississippi Mayor Withholds Library Funds Over LGBTQ+ Books

Mississippi Mayor Withholds Library Funds Over LGBTQ+ Books

Jan 27, 2022

The director of a Mississippi library system says a mayor is withholding $110,000 from his city's library because LGBTQ books are on the shelves.

Jussie Smollett to be Sentenced March 10 for Lying to Police

Jussie Smollett to be Sentenced March 10 for Lying to Police

By Don Babwin | Jan 27, 2022

Jussie Smollett, who was convicted last month of for lying to police about a racist, homophobic attack that authorities said he staged, will return to court for sentencing March 10, a judge said Thursday.

Buttigieg Vows Help as US Car Fatalities Keep Spiking Higher

Buttigieg Vows Help as US Car Fatalities Keep Spiking Higher

By Hope Yen | Jan 27, 2022

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is vowing to help stem rising traffic fatalities, releasing a broad-based strategy aimed at reducing speed, redesigning roads and boosting car safety features such as automatic emergency braking.

AP Sources: Justice Breyer to Retire; Biden to Fill Vacancy

AP Sources: Justice Breyer to Retire; Biden to Fill Vacancy

By Mark Sherman and Michael Balsamo | Jan 26, 2022

Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, giving President Joe Biden an opening he has pledged to fill by naming the first Black woman to the high court, two sources told The Associated Press Wednesday.

Michigan Settlement Lets Faith Agencies Deny LGBT Adoptions

Michigan Settlement Lets Faith Agencies Deny LGBT Adoptions

By David Eggert | Jan 26, 2022

Faith-based adoption agencies that contract with the state of Michigan can refuse to place children with same-sex couples under a proposed settlement filed in federal court.

Out Conservative Brandon Straka Sentenced For Role in January 6 Capitol Attack

Out Conservative Brandon Straka Sentenced For Role in January 6 Capitol Attack

Jan 25, 2022

Brandon Straka, the out, pro-Trump organizer and social media influencer who spoke at a Washington, DC, rally the day before the US Capitol attack was sentenced to three years of probation on Monday.

Palin COVID-19 Tests Delay Libel Trial Against NY Times

Palin COVID-19 Tests Delay Libel Trial Against NY Times

By Tom Hays | Jan 24, 2022

An unvaccinated Sarah Palin tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, forcing a postponement of the start of a trial in her libel lawsuit against The New York Times

Chasten Buttigieg: Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law will 'Kill Kids'

Chasten Buttigieg: Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law will 'Kill Kids'

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 24, 2022

Chasten Buttigieg critiqued a Florida measure that would force teachers to out LGBTQ+ students and ban classroom discussion around sexual and gender identity.

Inclusive M&Ms Characters Are On the Way

Inclusive M&Ms Characters Are On the Way

By Emell Adolphus | Jan 23, 2022

The new M&Ms characters will reportedly have more "nuanced personalities" that give a "sense of belonging" for more people.

Ex-athlete Vows To Maintain U. of Michigan Sex Abuse Protest

Ex-athlete Vows To Maintain U. of Michigan Sex Abuse Protest

By Corey Williams and Mike Householder | Jan 23, 2022

Jon Vaughn's small blue-and-white camper has been parked outside the home of the University of Michigan's president since early October, and he says it won't be moving anytime soon.

Don't Approach Lab Monkey Missing After Crash, People Told

Don't Approach Lab Monkey Missing After Crash, People Told

Jan 23, 2022

Residents of a Pennsylvania county were warned Saturday not to approach a monkey that was missing after a crash involving a pickup that was towing a trailer taking about 100 of the animals to a lab.

Video Shows Struggle that Preceded Restrained Teen's Death

Video Shows Struggle that Preceded Restrained Teen's Death

Jan 23, 2022

Surveillance video shows a Black 17-year-old struggling with staff at a Wichita juvenile center last fall before he died after he was restrained facedown for more than 30 minutes.

Young Officer Slain in Harlem Joined to Help 'Chaotic City'

Young Officer Slain in Harlem Joined to Help 'Chaotic City'

By Bobby Caina Calvan and Michael R. Sisak | Jan 23, 2022

NYC police officers Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora were shot Friday night while answering a call about an argument between a woman and her adult son. Mora, 27, suffered a serious head wound, police said.

Death Reported on Atlantis 30th Anniversary Cruise

Death Reported on Atlantis 30th Anniversary Cruise

Jan 22, 2022

It is reported that there has been a death onboard the Atlantis Events' 30th Anniversary Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas, but such deaths are not out of the ordinary.

Consumer Group Backtracks on Tinder LGBTQ+ Discrimination Accusation

Consumer Group Backtracks on Tinder LGBTQ+ Discrimination Accusation

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21, 2022

A consumer group claimed to have found that Tinder is charging gay and lesbian users more — by as much as nearly 50% — but has since retracted that accusation.

LGBTQ Dating Ban at BYU Probed in Federal Investigation

LGBTQ Dating Ban at BYU Probed in Federal Investigation

Jan 21, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education has opened a civil-rights investigation into how LGBTQ students are disciplined at Brigham Young University, a private religious school.

Spears Case Drives California Bid to Limit Conservatorships

Spears Case Drives California Bid to Limit Conservatorships

By Don Thompson | Jan 20, 2022

Disability rights activists and advocates for Britney Spears backed a California proposal Wednesday to provide more protections for those under court-ordered conservatorships, while promoting less-restrictive alternatives.

GLAAD Media Award Nominations Announced

GLAAD Media Award Nominations Announced

Jan 19, 2022

GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Biden 'Committed to' Fact-Based - Not Stigma-Based - Blood Donation Policy

Biden 'Committed to' Fact-Based - Not Stigma-Based - Blood Donation Policy

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 19, 2022

The White House expressed a commitment to "science, not fiction or stigma" as a basis for determining blood donor eligibility.

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