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Move Over, Shang-Chi: 9 Real-Life LGBTQ+ Asian American Superheroes

Move Over, Shang-Chi: 9 Real-Life LGBTQ+ Asian American Superheroes

By Matthew Wexler | Sep 18, 2021

Palm strikes and ax kicks aren't necessary for these nine LGBTQ+ Asian Americans, whose real-life presence offers representation and inspiration for the next generation of queer youth.

Watch: After Christian Author Comes Out as Gay, he Thanks Wife for Support

Watch: After Christian Author Comes Out as Gay, he Thanks Wife for Support

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 18, 2021

Last summer, Matthew Paul Turner, a New York Times best-selling Christian children's book author, announced he was gay and ending his 15-year marriage.

US Panel Backs Boosters Only for Elderly and High-Risk

US Panel Backs Boosters Only for Elderly and High-Risk

By Matthew Perrone, Lauran Neergaard | Sep 17, 2021

Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board.

Ex-House Speaker Settles Child Sexual Abuse Payments Suit

Ex-House Speaker Settles Child Sexual Abuse Payments Suit

By Michael Tarm | Sep 17, 2021

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse reached a tentative out-of-court settlement Wednesday over Hastert's refusal to pay the man $1.8 million

Justice Department Reviewing Policies on Transgender Inmates

Justice Department Reviewing Policies on Transgender Inmates

By Michael Balsamo and Mohamed Ibrahim | Sep 17, 2021

The Justice Department is reviewing its policies on housing transgender inmates in the federal prison system after protections for transgender prisoners were rolled back in the Trump administration, The Associated Press has learned.

Polis, 1st Openly Gay Governor Elected, Marries in Colorado

Polis, 1st Openly Gay Governor Elected, Marries in Colorado

Sep 16, 2021

Colorado's Jared Polis, who became the first openly gay man in the United States to be elected governor in 2018, has married his longtime partner and first gentleman Marlon Reis, a writer and animal welfare advocate.

Emails Reveal Conflict Over Missouri LGBTQ History Exhibit

Emails Reveal Conflict Over Missouri LGBTQ History Exhibit

Sep 15, 2021

Missouri State Museum employees tried to defend an LGBTQ history exhibit to state officials before it was removed from the state Capitol after being displayed only four days, according to emails between museum and state officials.

After Years of Mocking AIDS Deaths, Conservative Talk Show Host Dies of Covid

After Years of Mocking AIDS Deaths, Conservative Talk Show Host Dies of Covid

Sep 14, 2021

A conservative radio host and pastor in Colorado has become the latest vocal opponent of COVID-19 precautions to die of the virus. He also made a name for himself by mocking people who died of AIDS.

Federal Govt Launches Civil Rights Probe of Georgia Prisons

Federal Govt Launches Civil Rights Probe of Georgia Prisons

By Kate Brumback | Sep 14, 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced a statewide civil rights investigation into Georgia prisons.

Who's Covered by a Vaccine Mandate? A Quick Guide to America's Patchwork of Shot Requirements

Who's Covered by a Vaccine Mandate? A Quick Guide to America's Patchwork of Shot Requirements

Sep 14, 2021

A law professor examines the new vaccine requirements for more than 100 million U.S. workers.

Could Texas Abortion Ban Strategy be Double-Edged Sword?

Could Texas Abortion Ban Strategy be Double-Edged Sword?

By Lindsay Whitehurst | Sep 14, 2021

The unusual legal strategy used to ban most abortions in Texas is already increasingly being employed in Republican-led states to target pornography, LGBT rights and other hot-button cultural issues.

The Unicorn Is Real: Defying the Myth of Bisexuality

The Unicorn Is Real: Defying the Myth of Bisexuality

By Lauren Emily Whalen | Sep 12, 2021

"I have dogs and cats, so maybe that sets me up for bisexuality very well," jokes Margaret Cho. Our attitudes about where the "B" fits in LGBTQ is a hot topic in the queer community and beyond.

FBI Releases Newly Declassified Record on Sept. 11 Attacks

FBI Releases Newly Declassified Record on Sept. 11 Attacks

By Eric Tucker | Sep 12, 2021

A declassified FBI document details contacts the 9/11 attackers had with Saudi associates in the United States, but does not provide proof that senior kingdom officials were complicit.

Americans Less Positive about Civil Liberties: AP-NORC Poll

Americans Less Positive about Civil Liberties: AP-NORC Poll

By Meg Kinnard | Sep 11, 2021

Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, Americans were reasonably positive about the state of their rights and liberties. Today, after 20 years, not as much.

U.S. Marks 20 Years Since 9/11, in Shadow of Afghan War's End

U.S. Marks 20 Years Since 9/11, in Shadow of Afghan War's End

By Jennifer Peltz | Sep 11, 2021

Twenty years ago, the 11th of September dawned as just a date. By midnight, it was 9/11, the staggering starting point for a new era of terror, war, politics, patriotism and tragedy.

Biden Marks 9/11 Anniversary with Tribute, Call for Unity

Biden Marks 9/11 Anniversary with Tribute, Call for Unity

By Zeke Miller | Sep 11, 2021

President Joe Biden is making an appeal for the nation to reclaim the spirit of cooperation that sprang up in the days following the 9/11 terror attacks.

20 Years Later, Fallout From Toxic WTC Dust Cloud Grows

20 Years Later, Fallout From Toxic WTC Dust Cloud Grows

By David B. Caruso | Sep 10, 2021

Two decades after the twin towers' collapse, people are still coming forward to report illnesses that might be related to the attacks.

Students Stage Walkout to Protest Bi Teacher Being Placed on Leave

Students Stage Walkout to Protest Bi Teacher Being Placed on Leave

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 9, 2021

Lucas Kaufmann, a teacher in Winterset, Iowa, was placed on leave after coming out as bisexual. But the school's students aren't having it: They staged a walkout.

COVID-19 Surge in the U.S.: The Summer of Hope Ends in Gloom

COVID-19 Surge in the U.S.: The Summer of Hope Ends in Gloom

By Matthew Perrone, Dee-Ann Durbin | Sep 9, 2021

The summer that was supposed to mark America's independence from COVID-19 is instead drawing to a close with the U.S. more firmly under the tyranny of the virus, with deaths per day back up to where they were in March.

Missouri Teacher Resigns After School Says Remove Pride Flag, Don't Discuss Sexuality

Missouri Teacher Resigns After School Says Remove Pride Flag, Don't Discuss Sexuality

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 8, 2021

A Neosho teacher resigned last week after parents complained about a pride flag in his classroom and the district told him to take it down.

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