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Snap, Crackle, Fake: Right Wingers Swallow 'Transgender' Claims about Rice Krispies Mascot

Snap, Crackle, Fake: Right Wingers Swallow 'Transgender' Claims about Rice Krispies Mascot

By Kilian Melloy | May 28, 2022

Gullible anti-LGBTQ+ right-wingers with a taste for fake news gobbled up baseless claims that one of the three cartoon characters associated with Rice Krispies has been recast as a trans woman.

From Mickey to the MCU and 'Star Wars,' Disney Offers Pride-Themed Merch

From Mickey to the MCU and 'Star Wars,' Disney Offers Pride-Themed Merch

By Kilian Melloy | May 28, 2022

Unbowed by the punitive actions of anti-LGBTQ+ Florida lawmakers, Disney has introduced a Pride-themed line of merchandise that spans the Magic Kingdom's entertainment empire.

Watch: Drag Queen Crowned Prom King at Indiana High School

Watch: Drag Queen Crowned Prom King at Indiana High School

By Emell Adolphus | May 28, 2022

An Indiana high school class crowned a student in drag as prom king, and the results couldn't have been more fierce.

Report: Poppers Now Popular on the Straight Party Scene

Report: Poppers Now Popular on the Straight Party Scene

May 28, 2022

According to The New York Times, poppers — long used by gay men — are growing increasingly popular in the straight party scene.

Oklahoma Governor Signs Transgender Bathroom Bill

Oklahoma Governor Signs Transgender Bathroom Bill

May 26, 2022

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed a bill requiring public school students to use only the bathroom of the sex listed on their birth certificate.

A Laverne Cox Tribute Barbie is On the Way

A Laverne Cox Tribute Barbie is On the Way

By Kilian Melloy | May 26, 2022

Laverne Cox is about to hit the 50th birthday milestone, but it's her fans who are getting a gift. They'll want to keep a sharp lookout for a new Barbie doll that honors the openly trans actor and advocate.

The 'Old Gays' Blaze a Trail for LGBTQ+ Senior Living

The 'Old Gays' Blaze a Trail for LGBTQ+ Senior Living

By Kilian Melloy | May 26, 2022

The group of social media influencers who call themselves the "Old Gays" are among the American elders re-writing the script for life's later stages.

Fake Claims about 'Transgender,' 'Immigrant' Gunman Swirl Online after Texas School Shooting

Fake Claims about 'Transgender,' 'Immigrant' Gunman Swirl Online after Texas School Shooting

By David Klepper and Ali Swenson | May 26, 2022

Unfounded claims that the gunman was an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally, or transgender, quickly emerged on Twitter, Reddit and other social media platforms.

'You're Not Safe.' Extremist Promises 'Hunting Expeditions' Targeting Phoenix Area LGBTQ Target Shoppers

'You're Not Safe.' Extremist Promises 'Hunting Expeditions' Targeting Phoenix Area LGBTQ Target Shoppers

May 25, 2022

LGBTQ shoppers at Phoenix area Target stores are being victimized by a video threat from a 24-year old, ultra-right wing extremist.

Survey: Slight Majority Supports Keeping Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation Out of the Classroom

Survey: Slight Majority Supports Keeping Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation Out of the Classroom

By Kilian Melloy | May 25, 2022

A new survey indicates that a slight majority of Americans don't want issues of sexual orientation or gender identity to have a place in the classroom.

Grindr's 'Monkeypox Alert' Advises Users About Telltale Rash

Grindr's 'Monkeypox Alert' Advises Users About Telltale Rash

By Kilian Melloy | May 25, 2022

Grindr sent out a "Monkeypox Alert" that advised users to be on the lookout for the illness' telltale rash or other sores, and seek medical attention if they spot it.

Montana Bars Birth Certificate Changes, Even with Surgery

Montana Bars Birth Certificate Changes, Even with Surgery

By Matthew Brown | May 24, 2022

Montana health officials say transgender people can't change their birth certificates even if they undergo gender-confirmation surgery, in defiance of a court order that had blocked the Republican-controlled state's bid to restrict transgender rights.

Watch: Florida High School Student on Mentioning Gay Rights in Graduation Speech

Watch: Florida High School Student on Mentioning Gay Rights in Graduation Speech

By Emell Adolphus | May 24, 2022

After he says he was threatened with censorship by his school, senior Zander Moricz discussed how he creatively talked about gay rights in his graduation speech.

CDC Advises: Monkeypox Can Affect Anyone; It's Not an 'Exclusively Gay' Disease

CDC Advises: Monkeypox Can Affect Anyone; It's Not an 'Exclusively Gay' Disease

By Kilian Melloy | May 24, 2022

The CDC advises that although a "notable fraction" of cases in the monkeypox outbreak affect men who have sex with men, the disease is "by no means" limited to "the gay and bisexual community."

Indiana Lawmakers Set to Override Veto of Trans Sports Ban

Indiana Lawmakers Set to Override Veto of Trans Sports Ban

By Casey Smith | May 24, 2022

The Republican-dominated Indiana Legislature is poised on Tuesday to override the GOP governor's veto of a bill banning transgender students from competing in girls sports.

Lee University Considers Limiting Student Speech on Gender

Lee University Considers Limiting Student Speech on Gender

May 24, 2022

A private Christian university is considering strictly limiting the free speech rights of its students when it comes to sexuality and gender, including what they can say on campus or even online.

Florida High Schooler Fighting 'Don't Say Gay' Among PEN America Honorees

Florida High Schooler Fighting 'Don't Say Gay' Among PEN America Honorees

By Hillel Italie | May 24, 2022

From an imprisoned Ukranian journalist to a high school activist fighting 'Don't Say Gay' in Florida, PEN America paid tribute Monday night to democracy and free expression.

Monkeypox Isn't Like HIV, but Gay and Bisexual Men Are at Risk of Unfair Stigma

Monkeypox Isn't Like HIV, but Gay and Bisexual Men Are at Risk of Unfair Stigma

May 23, 2022

The monkeypox outbreak could just as easily come about in a heterosexual friendship network, or a group of sports people, or occupational group, or other social groups.

Expert: Monkeypox Likely Spread by Sex at Two Raves in Europe

Expert: Monkeypox Likely Spread by Sex at Two Raves in Europe

By Maria Cheng | May 23, 2022

A leading adviser to the World Health Organization said the unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox might be explained by risky sexual behavior at two recent mass events in Europe.

Montana Not Following Transgender Birth Certificate Ruling

Montana Not Following Transgender Birth Certificate Ruling

By Amy Beth Hanson | May 22, 2022

It's been a month since a Montana judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a state law requiring trans people to undergo surgery before they could change their gender on their birth certificate and the state still isn't in compliance with the court order.

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