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S Korean Military to Appeal Ruling on Transgender Soldier

S Korean Military to Appeal Ruling on Transgender Soldier

INTERNATIONAL | By Hyung-Jin Kim | Oct 21, 2021

South Korea's military said it will appeal a landmark court ruling that struck down its decision to discharge the country's first known transgender soldier before she was found dead earlier this year.

$26M Suit Filed in Case of Gay Black Man Shot 10 Times by Deputy

$26M Suit Filed in Case of Gay Black Man Shot 10 Times by Deputy

NATIONAL | Oct 21, 2021

A law firm representing Isiah Brown, a gay Black man who was shot ten times by a sheriff's deputy in Virginia earlier this year, has filed suit against both the county sheriff and the deputy.

Schlomer Haus Art Gallery Opens in the Castro

Schlomer Haus Art Gallery Opens in the Castro

LOCAL | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 20, 2021

A new art gallery kicks off its opening on October 26 with the work of six different artists. The gay couple who own Schlomer Haus Gallery, located in the Castro/Duboce district, hopes to draw art fans from all over.

Across Africa, Major Churches Strongly Oppose LGBTQ+ Rights

Across Africa, Major Churches Strongly Oppose LGBTQ+ Rights

INTERNATIONAL | By Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu, Chinedu Asadu, Rodney Muhumuza and Mogomotsi Magome | Oct 20, 2021

Ghana, considered more respectful of human rights than most African countries, faces scrutiny due to a bill in Parliament that would impose prison sentences ranging from three to 10 years for people identifying as LGBTQ or supporting the community.

Judge Refuses to Suppress Video Evidence in Josh Duggar Case

Judge Refuses to Suppress Video Evidence in Josh Duggar Case

CRIME | Oct 20, 2021

A federal judge has denied motions to suppress video evidence found on electronic devices that were seized from former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who is facing child pornography charges.

Rachel Levine, Highest Ranking Trans Gov't Official, Sworn in as Four-Star Officer

Rachel Levine, Highest Ranking Trans Gov't Official, Sworn in as Four-Star Officer

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 20, 2021

Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine — already the nation's highest-ranking openly transgender official — won a further distinction when she was promoted to the rank of Admiral on Oct. 14.

In Cuba, Divisions Over Law to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

In Cuba, Divisions Over Law to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | By Andrea Rodríguez | Oct 19, 2021

Cuba's socialist government recently published a draft Family Law and asked for public comment ahead of a referendum, creating an unusually public clash over policy on the island where Pentecostal churches have been growing.

Activist Shawn Lang, Former Leader at AIDS Connecticut, Dies

Activist Shawn Lang, Former Leader at AIDS Connecticut, Dies

OBITUARIES | Oct 19, 2021

Shawn Lang, a longtime Connecticut activist for people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as those impacted by opioid addiction and domestic abuse, has died. She was 65.

Russian Court Outlaws Racist, Anti-LGBTQ Extremist Group

Russian Court Outlaws Racist, Anti-LGBTQ Extremist Group

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 19, 2021

A Russian court on Monday outlawed a radical online group that has become infamous for its racist and sexist views.

UK Faces Calls for 'Plan B' with Virus Cases High and Rising

UK Faces Calls for 'Plan B' with Virus Cases High and Rising

INTERNATIONAL | By Jill Lawless | Oct 19, 2021

Life has returned to normal for millions in Britain since coronavirus restrictions were lifted over the summer. But while the rules have vanished, the virus hasn't.

District Attorneys Refuse to Prosecute Some GOP-Led Laws

District Attorneys Refuse to Prosecute Some GOP-Led Laws

NATIONAL | By Jonathan Mattise | Oct 19, 2021

Progressive prosecutors around the country are increasingly declaring they just won't enforce some GOP-backed state laws, a strategy at work in response to some of the most controversial new changes in recent years.

Jan. 6 Panel Plans Contempt Vote as Trump Sues Over Probe

Jan. 6 Panel Plans Contempt Vote as Trump Sues Over Probe

NATIONAL | By Mary Clare Jalonick, Jill Colvin and Colleen Long | Oct 19, 2021

A House committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is moving swiftly Tuesday to hold at least one of Donald Trump's allies in contempt as the former president is pushing back on the probe in a new lawsuit.

MTV: Europe Music Awards to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Laws

MTV: Europe Music Awards to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Laws

INTERNATIONAL | By Lindsey Bahr | Oct 19, 2021

The MTV Europe Music Awards will be held Nov. 14 in Hungary, the network said Tuesday, reaffirming and defending the location despite the country's recent passage of legislation widely condemned as anti-LGBTQ.

A Spooktacular Providence Pride

A Spooktacular Providence Pride

PRIDE | By Matthew Wexler | Oct 18, 2021

Rhode Island Pride returns with a schedule of events that includes the 20th anniversary of the illuminated Pride Parade.

Texas Passes New Limits on Transgender High School Athletes

Texas Passes New Limits on Transgender High School Athletes

SPORTS | Oct 18, 2021

Texas is poised to become the latest and most populous state to tighten restrictions on transgender athletes in public high school sports.

UK Premier League Soccer Player Terrified to Come Out, Seeks Therapy

UK Premier League Soccer Player Terrified to Come Out, Seeks Therapy

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 18, 2021

An unidentified gay Premier League soccer player in the UK has revealed that he is so afraid of being attacked by fans that he's staying in the closet — and seeking therapy for his fear.

Covid Testing, Turnaround Times Are Still Uneven This Far Into Pandemic

Covid Testing, Turnaround Times Are Still Uneven This Far Into Pandemic

NATIONAL | By Rae Ellen Bichell | Oct 18, 2021

The ability to get a COVID test — and timely results — can vary widely nationwide.

Report: Gay Couple Beaten, Stomped as Gang of 5 Hurl Anti-Gay Epithets

Report: Gay Couple Beaten, Stomped as Gang of 5 Hurl Anti-Gay Epithets

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 18, 2021

A gay couple in the town of Basildon, in Essex, England, say they were attacked by a gang of five assailants in the early morning hours of Oct. 10, just after leaving an LGBTQ+ night spot called Colors.

Crunch Time: Biden Faces Critical Next 2 Weeks for Agenda

Crunch Time: Biden Faces Critical Next 2 Weeks for Agenda

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller | Oct 18, 2021

President Joe Biden is entering a crucial two weeks for his ambitious agenda, racing to conclude contentious congressional negotiations ahead of both domestic deadlines and a chance to showcase his administration's accomplishments on a global stage.

Vaccines, Masks? Japan Puzzling Over Sudden Virus Success

Vaccines, Masks? Japan Puzzling Over Sudden Virus Success

INTERNATIONAL | By Mari Yamaguchi | Oct 18, 2021

Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story.

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