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Facebook Rebrands as Meta to Emphasize 'Metaverse' Vision

Facebook Rebrands as Meta to Emphasize 'Metaverse' Vision

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 28, 2021

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself as Meta in an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future — what Zuckerberg calls the " metaverse."

'Pray the Gay Away?' UPenn Tells Milo Yiannopoulos to Stay Away

'Pray the Gay Away?' UPenn Tells Milo Yiannopoulos to Stay Away

Oct 28, 2021

'Pray the Gay Away?' UPenn Tells Milo Yiannopoulos to stay away after conservative group invites him to campus.

School Official Slammed for Student Field Trip to LGBTQ Bar

School Official Slammed for Student Field Trip to LGBTQ Bar

Oct 28, 2021

A Florida school board member is being slammed for having officiated a trip to a gay bar with elementary students.

School District Bans Large Pride Flags after Acts of Vandalism

School District Bans Large Pride Flags after Acts of Vandalism

Oct 27, 2021

The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District has banned large Pride flags in its classrooms after a group of students posted a TikTok showing themselves attempting to flush a flag and defecating on it.

Enforcement of Indoor Vaccine Mandate Proves Uneven in US

Enforcement of Indoor Vaccine Mandate Proves Uneven in US

By Caleb Jones, Olga Rodriguez | Oct 27, 2021

How rigorously vaccination requirements are being enforced varies from place to place, even within the same state or city.

Watch: Is This the Gayest Commercial of 2021?

Watch: Is This the Gayest Commercial of 2021?

Oct 26, 2021

Is this Car Gurus ad the gayest 2021 commercial?

Ohio High School Kills Play Production Over Gay Content

Ohio High School Kills Play Production Over Gay Content

Oct 26, 2021

An Ohio high school canceled an upcoming play because it suggested a character was a lesbian.

Watch: Dancer Corey O'Brien Reflects On 9 Years Of Sobriety In 'Freedom'

Watch: Dancer Corey O'Brien Reflects On 9 Years Of Sobriety In 'Freedom'

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 25, 2021

Last week, O'Brien unveiled the short film "Freedom," which was produced in collaboration with the Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Russia President Vladimir Putin Calls Gender Fluidity 'Monstrous'

Russia President Vladimir Putin Calls Gender Fluidity 'Monstrous'

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 25, 2021

Russia's leader Vladimir Putin recently compared teaching gender fluidity to a "crime against humanity" during the Valdai International Discussion Club think tank.

Twitter Suspends Indiana Rep. Jim Banks' Account for Misgendering Trans Official

Twitter Suspends Indiana Rep. Jim Banks' Account for Misgendering Trans Official

Oct 25, 2021

Twitter suspended an Indiana congressman's official account after removing a post about a transgender Biden administration official over a violation of the social media company's rules.

Mel Groves is 41st Known Victim of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence in 2021

Mel Groves is 41st Known Victim of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence in 2021

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 25, 2021

Mel Groves, 25, a Black transgender man, died of gunshot wounds in Jackson, Mississippi on Oct. 11. He is the 41st trans or gender-nonconforming victim of lethal violence this year.

Industry Insider Tells Tales in 'Bathhouse Babylon'

Industry Insider Tells Tales in 'Bathhouse Babylon'

Oct 24, 2021

In his book "Bathhouse Babylon," industry insider Jameson Farn spills the tea about working in a sex establishment.

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Oct 24, 2021

None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts.

Hail, Mary! High School's Halftime Show is a Drag Pageant

Hail, Mary! High School's Halftime Show is a Drag Pageant

By Kathy McCormack | Oct 23, 2021

A Vermont high school homecoming football game turned into a "drag ball" runway at halftime, with a mix of students and faculty members parading in gowns, wigs and makeup — and a big crowd in rainbow colors to cheer them on.

Watch: Texas Removed LGBTQ Youth Webpage after Governor Candidate Called them 'Offensive'

Watch: Texas Removed LGBTQ Youth Webpage after Governor Candidate Called them 'Offensive'

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 23, 2021

The state of Texas removed two LGBTQ resource pages from the Department of Family and Protective Services' website after Republican governor candidate Don Huffines called them "offensive."

Democrats Want U.S. Diplomats to Lobby For Marriage Equality Internationally

Democrats Want U.S. Diplomats to Lobby For Marriage Equality Internationally

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 23, 2021

More than 60 House Democrats urged the Secretary of State to lift the ban on U.S. diplomats lobbying for gay marriage.

Baldwin was Told Gun was 'Cold' before Movie Set Shooting

Baldwin was Told Gun was 'Cold' before Movie Set Shooting

By Morgan Lee, Susan Montoya Bryan, and Cedar Attanasio | Oct 23, 2021

Details of the shooting at the ranch on Bonanza Creek Road were included in a search warrant application filed by the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office.

Watch: Male, Non-Binary  Students Sue Texas School  District for Long Hair Suspensions

Watch: Male, Non-Binary Students Sue Texas School District for Long Hair Suspensions

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 22, 2021

Six male students, and one non-binary student, are suing after being suspended by a Texas school district for refusing to cut their hair short in conformity with a dress code they say is discriminatory.

Sheriff: Baldwin Fired Shot on Movie Set That Killed Woman

Sheriff: Baldwin Fired Shot on Movie Set That Killed Woman

Oct 21, 2021

Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed a woman at a Santa Fe movie set.

Man Fatally Shoots Stepfather After Argument Over Gay Guest

Man Fatally Shoots Stepfather After Argument Over Gay Guest

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 21, 2021

A man reportedly objected to a family member bringing a gay guest into the home and fatally shot his stepfather in an argument.

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