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Michael Phelps: Controversy Around Trans Swim Champ Lia Thomas 'Complicated'

Michael Phelps: Controversy Around Trans Swim Champ Lia Thomas 'Complicated'

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 20, 2022

Olympic swimming champ Michael Phelps weighed in on the controversy around Lia Thomas, saying it's "complicated" but calling for an "even playing field" he admits he can't define.

Recently Married Lesbian Couple Murdered, Dismembered in Juárez

Recently Married Lesbian Couple Murdered, Dismembered in Juárez

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 20, 2022

The bodies of a recently-married lesbian couple from El Paso were found dismembered and stuffed into trash bags in the border town of Ciudad Juárez.

NCAA Adopts New Policy for Transgender Athletes

NCAA Adopts New Policy for Transgender Athletes

SPORTS | Jan 20, 2022

The NCAA has adopted a sport-by-sport approach for transgender athletes, bringing the organization in line with the U.S. and International Olympic Committees.

Trans Athlete Ban Pushed by Noem Clears South Dakota Senate

Trans Athlete Ban Pushed by Noem Clears South Dakota Senate

SPORTS | By Stephen Groves | Jan 20, 2022

The South Dakota Senate on Wednesday passed a bill proposed by Republican Gov. Kristi Noem that would ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports leagues that match their gender identity.

Report on Sexual Abuse in German Diocese Faults Retired Pope

Report on Sexual Abuse in German Diocese Faults Retired Pope

RELIGION | By Geir Moulson | Jan 20, 2022

A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany's Munich diocese on Thursday faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI's handling of four cases when he was archbishop in the 1970s and 1980s.

Spears Case Drives California Bid to Limit Conservatorships

Spears Case Drives California Bid to Limit Conservatorships

NATIONAL | 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.

Yvette Mimieux, '60s Starlet of 'Time Machine,' Dies at 80

Yvette Mimieux, '60s Starlet of 'Time Machine,' Dies at 80

OBITUARIES | By Jake Coyle | Jan 20, 2022

Yvette Mimieux, the blond and blue-eyed 1960s film star of "Where the Boys Are," "The Time Machine" and "Light in the Piazza," has died. She was 80.

Biden Approval Hits New Low at One-Year Mark, Says AP Poll

Biden Approval Hits New Low at One-Year Mark, Says AP Poll

POLITICS | By Aamer Madhani and Hannah Fingerhut | Jan 20, 2022

President Joe Biden ends his first year in the White House with a clear majority of Americans for the first time disapproving of his handling of the presidency in the face of an unrelenting pandemic and roaring inflation.

More Than 2 Dozen Drugmakers to Make Merck's COVID-19 Pill

More Than 2 Dozen Drugmakers to Make Merck's COVID-19 Pill

INTERNATIONAL | Jan 20, 2022

A U.N.-backed organization announced that it has signed agreements with more than two dozen generic drug makers to produce versions of Merck's COVID-19 pill to supply 105 developing countries.

UCLA Researchers Come One Step Closer to a Cure for AIDS

UCLA Researchers Come One Step Closer to a Cure for AIDS

AIDS | Jan 20, 2022

UCLA researchers have reported preliminary success in a revised strategy eliminating HIV-infected cells.

GLAAD Media Award Nominations Announced

GLAAD Media Award Nominations Announced

NATIONAL | 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.

Olympics' Trans Athlete Guidelines Critiqued as 'Unfair'

Olympics' Trans Athlete Guidelines Critiqued as 'Unfair'

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 19, 2022

A statement from "38 medical experts and leading sports health professionals" decries the IOC's guidelines regarding trans athletes, claiming them not to be "scientific or medically based".

French Actor Gaspard Ulliel Dies After Ski Accident

French Actor Gaspard Ulliel Dies After Ski Accident

OBITUARIES | By Nicolas Vaux-Montagny | Jan 19, 2022

French actor Gaspard Ulliel, known for appearing in Chanel perfume ads as well as film and television roles, died Wednesday after a skiing accident in the Alps, according to his agent's office. He was 37.

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

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

NATIONAL | 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.

Accusers: New U of Michigan Leader Must Change Abuse Culture

Accusers: New U of Michigan Leader Must Change Abuse Culture

NATIONAL | By Corey Williams | Jan 19, 2022

Two men who say they were sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor at the University of Michigan are hoping that a change in leadership with the weekend firing of President Mark Schlissel will allow the school be more accountable toward abuse victims.

Grammy Awards Move Ceremony to Las Vegas Site in Early April

Grammy Awards Move Ceremony to Las Vegas Site in Early April

NATIONAL | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Jan 19, 2022

The 2022 Grammy Awards will shift to an April show in Las Vegas after recently postponing the ceremony due to rising COVID-19 cases because the omicron variant.

Jim Obergefell, Face of Gay Marriage, to Run for Ohio House

Jim Obergefell, Face of Gay Marriage, to Run for Ohio House

NATIONAL | By John Seewer | Jan 18, 2022

Gay rights advocate Jim Obergefell, whose name was atop the U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, announced Tuesday that he's running for a seat in the Ohio legislature.

Out Athlete to Rep U.S. in Skeleton Sledding at Winter Olympics

Out Athlete to Rep U.S. in Skeleton Sledding at Winter Olympics

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 18, 2022

Out athlete Andrew Blaser will represent the U.S. at the Winter Olympics in Beijing next month in the sport of skeleton sledding. He's the first openly gay man to do so.

Soccer Official Vows Five-Year Ban as Punishment for Homophobic Chants

Soccer Official Vows Five-Year Ban as Punishment for Homophobic Chants

SPORTS | Jan 18, 2022

Soccer fans in Mexico who utter anti-LGBTQ+ chants will be banned from attending games for five years, the head of the Mexican Football Federation vowed.

Biden Year One Takeaways: Grand Ambitions, Humbling Defeats

Biden Year One Takeaways: Grand Ambitions, Humbling Defeats

POLITICS | Jan 18, 2022

Joe Biden's long arc in public life has always had one final ambition: to sit behind the Resolute Desk of the Oval Office.

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