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'I'll Silence You' Threatens Machete-wielding Teen in Possible Hate Crime

'I'll Silence You' Threatens Machete-wielding Teen in Possible Hate Crime

CRIME | Jun 15, 2021

As the DCPride celebration was taking place last Saturday, a juvenile waving a machete hurled homophobic slurs and threatened to stab a man dining outside at a restaurant.

Watch: Pride Flags Keep Being Stolen in Louisville, Colorado

Watch: Pride Flags Keep Being Stolen in Louisville, Colorado

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 15, 2021

The mayor is determined to keep flying Pride flags around the city despite them being stolen twice.

See How These 30 Celebrities Are Celebrating Pride on Instagram - Part 2

See How These 30 Celebrities Are Celebrating Pride on Instagram - Part 2

PRIDE | Jun 15, 2021

More and more celebrities are embracing Pride this year. From politicians to out musicians and actors, these celebs are marking the season on social media.

Noodles & Company Stands Firm With Gender-Neutral Restrooms After GOP Lawmaker's Facebook Attack

Noodles & Company Stands Firm With Gender-Neutral Restrooms After GOP Lawmaker's Facebook Attack

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 15, 2021

Fast-food chain Noodles & Company is standing by its policy of gender-neutral restrooms after a Republican state lawmaker in Pennsylvania inveighed against the company in a Facebook post.

Watch: Viral Video Of Security Dragging Black Woman by Hair Sparks Protest at DC Gay Bar

Watch: Viral Video Of Security Dragging Black Woman by Hair Sparks Protest at DC Gay Bar

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 15, 2021

Protestors gathered outside a gay bar in Washington, D.C., after a video showing a Black woman being dragged down the establishment's stairs by the hair went viral on social media.

Chella Man on Fashion, Authenticity and the True Meaning of Pride

Chella Man on Fashion, Authenticity and the True Meaning of Pride

PRIDE | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 15, 2021

Artist, author, and director Chella Man chats with EDGE about his fashion style, new book "Continuum," and advocating for greater accessibility and representation for the whole spectrum of LGBTQ creators.

Hungary: Lawmakers Pass Law Barring LGBTQ Content for Minors

Hungary: Lawmakers Pass Law Barring LGBTQ Content for Minors

INTERNATIONAL | By Balazs Pivarnyik and Bela Szandelszky | Jun 15, 2021

Lawmakers in Hungary passed legislation that prohibits sharing with minors any content portraying homosexuality or sex reassignment, something supporters said would help fight pedophilia but which human rights groups denounced as anti-LGBT discrimination.

Vaccinated Visitors Soon Can Take Off Masks at Disney World

Vaccinated Visitors Soon Can Take Off Masks at Disney World

FAMILY | Jun 15, 2021

Starting Tuesday, face masks will be optional for visitors to the theme park resort who are vaccinated, though Disney workers won't require proof of vaccination, the company said on its website.

California Reopens, Says Goodbye to Most COVID-19 Rules

California Reopens, Says Goodbye to Most COVID-19 Rules

LOCAL | Jun 15, 2021

California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic.

Thousands in Hungary Protest Anti-LGBTQ Bills on Eve of Vote

Thousands in Hungary Protest Anti-LGBTQ Bills on Eve of Vote

INTERNATIONAL | By Bela Szandelszky and Balazs Pivarnyik | Jun 15, 2021

Protesters and human rights officials urged lawmakers in Hungary on Monday to reject legislation banning any content portraying or promoting homosexuality or sex reassignment to anyone under 18.

Virus Left Transgender Kashmiris 'On Our Own'

Virus Left Transgender Kashmiris 'On Our Own'

INTERNATIONAL | By Dar Yasin | Jun 15, 2021

Prolonged coronavirus lockdowns, preceded by a strict security lockdown in the region in 2019 when India scrapped Kashmir's semi-autonomous status, left many in the transgender community with no work at all.

Southern Baptist Convention Faces Push from the Right

Southern Baptist Convention Faces Push from the Right

RELIGION | By Travis Loller | Jun 15, 2021

The Southern Baptist Convention is electing a new president Tuesday amid a push to wrest control of the denomination by ultraconservatives who say some current leaders are too liberal on issues that include race and the role of women in ministry.

Rep. Greene Apologizes for Comparing Safety Masks, Holocaust

Rep. Greene Apologizes for Comparing Safety Masks, Holocaust

POLITICS | By Alan Fram | Jun 15, 2021

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized Monday for affronting people with recent comments comparing the required wearing of safety masks in the House to the horrors of the Holocaust.

Watch: The Old Gays Are Here... Queer... And Promoting Milk Shakes

Watch: The Old Gays Are Here... Queer... And Promoting Milk Shakes

PRIDE | Jun 14, 2021

The Old Gays have more than 1.2 million TikTok followers and their videos of how they take to new experiences are staples on Grindr's YouTube account. But their latest pushes the line between heartfelt emotion and commercialism.

Guyana Plans to Rescind Old Law Against Cross-Dressing

Guyana Plans to Rescind Old Law Against Cross-Dressing

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 14, 2021

Guyana's main transgender group on Monday welcomed plans by the parliament to rescind a law against cross-dressing, saying it has been the source of decades of police and state harassment.

UK Approves New, Less Strict Rules Around Gay, Bi Men Donating Blood

UK Approves New, Less Strict Rules Around Gay, Bi Men Donating Blood

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 14, 2021

The U.K. has marked World Blood Donor Day (June 14) by relaxing what some have called overly strict rules around gay and bisexual men donating blood.

'Wear Your Pride': Luke Evans Rocks Pride Underwear in Shirtless Thirst Trap

'Wear Your Pride': Luke Evans Rocks Pride Underwear in Shirtless Thirst Trap

PRIDE | Jun 14, 2021

Pride Month got even hotter after Luke Evans posted a shirtless snap on Instagram of him wearing a pair of Pride-inspired Versace underwear.

Human Rights Officials Denounce Hungary's Anti-LGBTQ Bills

Human Rights Officials Denounce Hungary's Anti-LGBTQ Bills

INTERNATIONAL | By Bela Szandelszky and Balazs Pivarnyik | Jun 14, 2021

Leading human rights officials urged lawmakers in Hungary on Monday to reject legislation banning any content portraying or promoting homosexuality or sex reassignment to anyone under 18.

Watch: Arby's Employee Fired After Gay Couple Finds Slur on Their Receipt

Watch: Arby's Employee Fired After Gay Couple Finds Slur on Their Receipt

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 14, 2021

Longtime gay couple Craig Gray and John Burns were shocked to find an anti-LGTBQ slur written on their order receipt following a visit to an Arby's restaurant in Indiana. The employee was promptly fired.

How Reparations Can Rectify Past Persecutions of LGBTQ People

How Reparations Can Rectify Past Persecutions of LGBTQ People

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 14, 2021

A professor of human rights law says we need to understand and embrace the true meaning of the word, and start to have genuine conversations about reparations for LGBTQ people.

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