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Driver Crashes into Crowd at Pride Parade in Florida; 1 Dead

Driver Crashes into Crowd at Pride Parade in Florida; 1 Dead

NATIONAL | Jun 20, 2021

A driver slammed into spectators Saturday evening at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one man and seriously injuring another, authorities said.

As Brazil Tops 500,000 Deaths, Protests Against President

As Brazil Tops 500,000 Deaths, Protests Against President

INTERNATIONAL | By Marcelo Silva de Sousa | Jun 20, 2021

Anti-government protesters took to the streets in more than a score of cities across Brazil on Saturday as the nation's confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million.

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

NATIONAL | By Alexandra Jaffe | Jun 20, 2021

The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando.

Juneteenth, Recalling End of Slavery, is Marked Across U.S.

Juneteenth, Recalling End of Slavery, is Marked Across U.S.

NATIONAL | By Ed White | Jun 20, 2021

Parades, picnics and lessons in history were offered Saturday to commemorate Juneteenth in the U.S.

Bidens' Older Dog, Champ, Has Died; German Shepherd Was 13

Bidens' Older Dog, Champ, Has Died; German Shepherd Was 13

NATIONAL | By Alexandra Jaffe | Jun 19, 2021

President Joe Biden announced Saturday that Champ, the older of the family's two dogs, had died "peacefully at home." The German shepherd was 13.

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

LOCAL | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 19, 2021

After a suspected arson destroyed the original tower, the community came together to put up a new symbol of Pride at Long Beach.

Amid Reform Movement, Some GOP States Give Police More Power

Amid Reform Movement, Some GOP States Give Police More Power

NATIONAL | By Farnoush Amiri | Jun 19, 2021

After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction.

Warsaw Pride Parade Back after Pandemic Break and Backlash

Warsaw Pride Parade Back after Pandemic Break and Backlash

PRIDE | By Vanessa Gera | Jun 19, 2021

Warsaw is set to hold the largest gay pride parade in the region Saturday after a pandemic-induced break — and amid a backlash in Poland and Hungary against LGBT rights.

Senate Bill Seeks Apology for Anti-LGBTQ Persecution of Civil Servants, Soldiers

Senate Bill Seeks Apology for Anti-LGBTQ Persecution of Civil Servants, Soldiers

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 19, 2021

Sen. Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia, has introduced a bill that would acknowledge the harm caused by decades of anti-LGTBQ persecution targeting civil servants.

After Years of Harassment, Gay Couple Finds Out Neighbor is Responsible

After Years of Harassment, Gay Couple Finds Out Neighbor is Responsible

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 19, 2021

A married gay couple in Milton, Massachusetts, recently discovered that their neighbor was behind years of homophobic harassment.

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

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

NATIONAL | By Beatrice Dupuy and Ari Swenson | Jun 19, 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.

Voting Debate Roils Washington but Leaves Many Voters Cold

Voting Debate Roils Washington but Leaves Many Voters Cold

POLITICS | Jun 19, 2021

As politicians from Austin to Washington battle over the practical aspects of how to run elections, many voters are disconnected from the fight.

Fierce Capitol Attacks on Police in Newly Released Videos

Fierce Capitol Attacks on Police in Newly Released Videos

POLITICS | By Alanna Durkin Richer | Jun 19, 2021

Videos released under court order provide a chilling new look at the chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including body camera footage that shows a man charging at and tackling a police officer.

Kevin Spacey Dodges Sexual Assault Suit after Accuser Doesn't to Come Forward

Kevin Spacey Dodges Sexual Assault Suit after Accuser Doesn't to Come Forward

NATIONAL | Jun 18, 2021

Kevin Spacey dodged an expensive legal charge when a civil lawsuit by a man accusing him of sexual assault when he was 14 was dropped after the accuser chose not to identify himself.

Mexico Conservatives to Sue Over Gay Pride Twitter Hacking

Mexico Conservatives to Sue Over Gay Pride Twitter Hacking

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 18, 2021

A socially conservative Mexican political party is threatening legal action Friday after someone hacked the Solidarity Encounter Party's Twitter account and posted the gay pride banner and the slogan "Love is Love."

Demi Lovato Launches HENRY Mask Pride Month Collaboration

Demi Lovato Launches HENRY Mask Pride Month Collaboration

PRIDE | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 18, 2021

Demi Lovato has partnered with HENRY for a four-piece Pride Month mask collaboration, with 25% of proceeds donated to the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Watch: Gay Michigan Man Hospitalized After Brutal Hate Crime Assault

Watch: Gay Michigan Man Hospitalized After Brutal Hate Crime Assault

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 18, 2021

A gay man in Michigan remains hospitalized as his traumatized partner speaks out after they were attacked by an epithet-hurling assailant.

7 LGBTQ Chefs Cooking Up Pride From the Heartland

7 LGBTQ Chefs Cooking Up Pride From the Heartland

NATIONAL | By Kelsy Chauvin | Jun 18, 2021

Chefs across the Midwest, Great Plains, and other heartland states are rocking the culinary arts in their hometowns and beyond. Here are seven stellar LGBTQ chefs who are making unforgettable food in non-coastal, ever-delicious cities.

New Study Brings Mobile Clinics to Populations at High HIV Risk

New Study Brings Mobile Clinics to Populations at High HIV Risk

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 18, 2021

The NIH is putting the rubber to the road in a new study that will see mobile clinics deployed to test and treat opioid users who inject drugs intravenously.

Sigourney Weaver Applauds Conversion Therapy Ban in Michigan

Sigourney Weaver Applauds Conversion Therapy Ban in Michigan

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 18, 2021

Ahead of a June 20 encore presentation on Lifetime of her movie filmed in Michigan, "Prayers for Bobby," Sigourney Weaver shared why the topic of LGBTQ suicide prevention is "still as relevant as ever."

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