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Gay Texas Teen Prevails over School's Nail Polish Policy

Gay Texas Teen Prevails over School's Nail Polish Policy

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 21, 2021

Out Texas teen Trevor Wilkinson was suspended late last year for wearing nail polish to school in violating of the dress code. With community support...he's helped to overturn that policy.

Nigerian Pastor's YouTube Channel Yanked after Footage of Assaults, 'Gay Cure' Claims

Nigerian Pastor's YouTube Channel Yanked after Footage of Assaults, 'Gay Cure' Claims

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 21, 2021

YouTube shut down a Nigerian pastor's channel following complaints about videos that showed congregants being assaulted in the name of driving out "demons" that supposedly made them gay.

Was Your Loan Denied? Here's What To Do

Was Your Loan Denied? Here's What To Do

NATIONAL | By Jerry Brown | Apr 21, 2021

It can be a painful experience when a lender rejects your loan application. Although you might not know what to do, you can take steps to increase your approval odds for future applications.

Watch: Spanish Water Polo Star Víctor Gutiérrez Pushes Back After Being Called Gay Slur at Match

Watch: Spanish Water Polo Star Víctor Gutiérrez Pushes Back After Being Called Gay Slur at Match

SPORTS | Apr 21, 2021

Spanish water polo star Víctor Gutiérrez has said enough to homophobic insults after being called one by an opponent this past weekend.

Montana Blocks Bill to Ban Gender Affirming Surgery in Youth

Montana Blocks Bill to Ban Gender Affirming Surgery in Youth

NATIONAL | By Amy Beth Hanson and Iris Samuels | Apr 21, 2021

The Montana Senate voted Tuesday to indefinitely postpone a bill that would have banned gender affirming surgery for transgender minors, effectively killing the proposal.

North Carolina Won't Pass Bill to Ban Youth Trans Procedures

North Carolina Won't Pass Bill to Ban Youth Trans Procedures

NATIONAL | By Bryan Anderson | Apr 21, 2021

The office of North Carolina's Republican Senate leader said on Tuesday the chamber won't advance a controversial bill put forward this month by three GOP members that sought to limit medical treatments for transgender people under 21.

Biden to America after Floyd Verdict: 'We Can't Stop Here'

Biden to America after Floyd Verdict: 'We Can't Stop Here'

NATIONAL | By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller and Michael Balsamo | Apr 21, 2021

President Joe Biden said the conviction of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd "can be a giant step forward" for the nation in the fight against systemic racism. But he declared that "it's not enough."

New Study Finds That One Third of Gay Youth Have Attempted Suicide

New Study Finds That One Third of Gay Youth Have Attempted Suicide

NATIONAL | By Brendan Walker | Apr 21, 2021

A new report from the Williams Institute found that that a staggering 30 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual young adults attempted suicide at least once.

Families, Doctors Urge Alabama to Reject Trans Treatment Ban

Families, Doctors Urge Alabama to Reject Trans Treatment Ban

NATIONAL | By Kim Chandler | Apr 21, 2021

Transgender youth, parents and advocates on Tuesday urged the Alabama House of Representatives, as well as the state's governor, to reject legislation that would ban the use of puberty-blockers or hormones to treat transgender minors.

Arizona Governor Vetoes Strict Sex Education Legislation

Arizona Governor Vetoes Strict Sex Education Legislation

NATIONAL | By Bob Christie | Apr 21, 2021

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have made the state's sex education laws some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to teaching about LGBTQ issues.

Disney's New 'Gender-Inclusive' Policies Modernize the Family-Friendly Theme Parks

Disney's New 'Gender-Inclusive' Policies Modernize the Family-Friendly Theme Parks

NATIONAL | By Matthew Wexler | Apr 21, 2021

Mickey's high-waisted red shorts and Minnie's polka-dot flared skirt with a sensible yellow heel won't be changing any time soon, but for Disney Park "cast members" (aka employees), new policies indicate that times are changing.

Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Guilty of Murder and Manslaughter in Floyd Case

Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin Guilty of Murder and Manslaughter in Floyd Case

NATIONAL | By Amy Forliti, Stephen Groves and Tammy Webber | Apr 20, 2021

Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man's neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests.

The Shock and Reality of Catching Covid After Being Vaccinated

The Shock and Reality of Catching Covid After Being Vaccinated

NATIONAL | By Steven Findlay | Apr 20, 2021

As more Americans every day are inoculated, a tiny but growing number are contending with the disturbing experience of getting covid despite having had one shot, or even two.

Watch: Volunteers Flock in Force to Paint Australian Man's House in Rainbow Colors after Homophobic Death Threats

Watch: Volunteers Flock in Force to Paint Australian Man's House in Rainbow Colors after Homophobic Death Threats

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 20, 2021

Volunteers came from far and near to help a gay Australian man paint his house in the colors of the rainbow - inside and out - after local homophobes made death threats against him.

Watch: Namibian Court Rejects Same-Sex Couple's Plea to Bring Their Daughters Home

Watch: Namibian Court Rejects Same-Sex Couple's Plea to Bring Their Daughters Home

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 20, 2021

A Namibian court turned away an appeal from a gay father who is stranded in South Africa with his five-week-old twin daughters. Namibia has said it will refuse to issue documents to the infants without "genetic proof."

Out Weatherman Sues Former Employer; Claims Anti-Gay, Religious Discrimination

Out Weatherman Sues Former Employer; Claims Anti-Gay, Religious Discrimination

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Apr 20, 2021

Sven Sundgaard, out former weatherman for Minneapolis TV station KARE 11, is suing the station, saying his firing last year was due to his sexual orientation and Jewish faith.

How To Get A Small-Dollar Mortgage

How To Get A Small-Dollar Mortgage

NATIONAL | By Bob Musinski | Apr 20, 2021

While these loans are a small share of the overall number of mortgages issued each year, they are vital to low- and middle-income families who are trying to buy a home.

Tennessee House OKs New Transgender 'Bathroom Bill'

Tennessee House OKs New Transgender 'Bathroom Bill'

NATIONAL | By Jonathan Mattise | Apr 20, 2021

Tennessee House lawmakers on Monday passed a bill that would put public schools and districts at risk of civil lawsuits if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that don't reflect their gender at birth.

'No Place For You': Indian Hospitals Buckle Under Virus Surge

'No Place For You': Indian Hospitals Buckle Under Virus Surge

INTERNATIONAL | By Aniruddha Ghosal, Neha Mehrotra | Apr 20, 2021

India is in crisis: Tests are delayed. Medical oxygen is scarce. Hospitals are understaffed and overflowing. Intensive care units are full. Nearly all ventilators are in use, and the dead are piling up at crematoriums and graveyards.

French President Foresees Some Summer Tourists in Paris

French President Foresees Some Summer Tourists in Paris

INTERNATIONAL | Apr 20, 2021

French President Emmanuel Macron says he foresees at least some tourists returning to Paris this summer if they have gotten vaccinated or have proof of testing negative for the coronavirus as France moves to progressively lift infection-control restrictio

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