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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.

Consumers Defy Inflation To Support Economy. For How Long?

Consumers Defy Inflation To Support Economy. For How Long?

By Christopher Rugaber and Anne D'Innocenzio | May 22, 2022

With prices across the economy — from food, gas and rent to cars, airfares and hotel rooms — soaring at their fastest pace in decades, you might think Americans would tap the brakes on spending. Not so far.

Despite Progress, 'Gay And Trans Panic' Defense Continues To Victimize LGBTQ People

Despite Progress, 'Gay And Trans Panic' Defense Continues To Victimize LGBTQ People

By Alex Terrono | May 22, 2022

While LGBTQ rights have been on the rise in Western nations, one disturbing trend is the ongoing use of "gay and trans panic" as a defense in capital crimes.

Report: Poppers Now Popular on the Straight Party Scene

Report: Poppers Now Popular on the Straight Party Scene

May 22, 2022

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

Watch: Wyoming Senator Booed for Sex Identity Remarks at Graduation

Watch: Wyoming Senator Booed for Sex Identity Remarks at Graduation

By Mead Gruver | May 22, 2022

U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis apologized Monday after getting booed and heckled for remarks she made on sexual identity during a University of Wyoming graduation speech.

Oreo Partners with PFLAG for Pride Edition of Classic Cookies

Oreo Partners with PFLAG for Pride Edition of Classic Cookies

By Kilian Melloy | May 22, 2022

Longtime LGBTQ+ ally Oreo has partnered once again with PFLAG to produce a Pride edition of America's Favorite Cookie. The special edition cookies are stamped with the word "Proud."

New York City Resident Tests Positive for Monkeypox Virus

New York City Resident Tests Positive for Monkeypox Virus

May 21, 2022

A New York City resident has tested positive for the virus that causes monkeypox, state health officials announced late Friday.

Teacher Defends LGBTQ Lesson Plan that was Spiked by State

Teacher Defends LGBTQ Lesson Plan that was Spiked by State

May 21, 2022

A teacher whose LGBTQ lesson plan for kindergartners was removed from a state website said Friday that the governor and education department succumbed to outside pressure.

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