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Louisiana Bill Limiting Trans Athletes Nears Governor's Desk

Louisiana Bill Limiting Trans Athletes Nears Governor's Desk

SPORTS | By Kevin McGill | May 18, 2022

A bill that would keep transgender women and girls in Louisiana from competing on college and K-12 women's and girls' athletic teams was approved 72-21 by the state House, moving the bill closer to the desk of Gov. John Bel Edwards.

In Midwestern Schools, LGBTQ Teachers Face Discrimination, Hate and Their Own Fears

In Midwestern Schools, LGBTQ Teachers Face Discrimination, Hate and Their Own Fears

NATIONAL | May 18, 2022

Many schools in the Midwest are places where queer and trans educators cannot thrive and do their jobs without fear or hesitation.

Controversies Sink Reelection Bid of GOP Rep. Cawthorn

Controversies Sink Reelection Bid of GOP Rep. Cawthorn

POLITICS | May 18, 2022

U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn's unexpected 2020 win made him the youngest member of Congress and a rising Republican star. Then the scandals started to pile up.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Tennessee Bathroom Signage Law

Federal Judge Strikes Down Tennessee Bathroom Signage Law

NATIONAL | By Jonathan Mattise | May 18, 2022

A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Tennessee's first-of-its-kind law requiring businesses to post special signs if they allow transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice.

Out Candidate Tina Kotek Wins Oregon Gubernatorial Primary

Out Candidate Tina Kotek Wins Oregon Gubernatorial Primary

POLITICS | By Sara Cline | May 18, 2022

Former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek on Tuesday won the Democratic gubernatorial primary, beating state Treasurer Tobias Read in a victory for the party's progressive wing.

South Carolina Governor Signs Transgender Sports Ban Bill

South Carolina Governor Signs Transgender Sports Ban Bill

SPORTS | By Jeffrey Collins | May 17, 2022

South Carolina's governor has quietly signed into law a bill that would ban transgender students from playing girls' or women's sports in public schools and colleges.

PSG Player Criticized for Missing Anti-Homophobia Day Game

PSG Player Criticized for Missing Anti-Homophobia Day Game

SPORTS | By Samuel Petrequin | May 17, 2022

A group fighting homophobia in soccer has called on the French league and Paris Saint-Germain to ask player Idrissa Gueye for an explanation missing a game amid reports that he refused to play because he didn't want to wear a rainbow numb on his jersey.

Prince William Hopes Gay Players Encouraged by Jake Daniels

Prince William Hopes Gay Players Encouraged by Jake Daniels

INTERNATIONAL | May 17, 2022

Prince William expressed hope Tuesday that more soccer players will have the confidence to be open about their sexuality after Jake Daniels became the first active player in the English men's professional game to announce he is gay.

Out Aussie Soccer Star Josh Cavallo 'Proud' He Inspired Newly Out Jake Daniels

Out Aussie Soccer Star Josh Cavallo 'Proud' He Inspired Newly Out Jake Daniels

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | May 17, 2022

Openly gay Australian soccer star Josh Cavallo praised Jake Daniels' "courage" in coming out and expressed pride in being a role model.

Watch: Drag Queen Crowned Prom King at Indiana High School

Watch: Drag Queen Crowned Prom King at Indiana High School

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | May 17, 2022

An Indiana high school class crowned a student in drag as prom king, and the results couldn't have been more fierce.

Ky. Middle School Asks Kids to Explain Why Being Gay is 'Wrong' in Homework Assignment

Ky. Middle School Asks Kids to Explain Why Being Gay is 'Wrong' in Homework Assignment

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | May 17, 2022

A homework assignment at the Christian Academy of Louisville in Kentucky reportedly asked students to tell an imaginary friend why "homosexuality will not bring them satisfaction."

Press Secretary Hopes Her Rise Helps Kids 'Dream Bigger'

Press Secretary Hopes Her Rise Helps Kids 'Dream Bigger'

NATIONAL | By Darlene Superville | May 17, 2022

Karine Jean-Pierre, the new White House press secretary, hopes she can inspire young people to "dream big and dream bigger" now that she has broken a barrier by becoming the first Black and gay woman to be chief spokesperson for the president of the U.S.

Candidate in Hospital, Others Scrambling Before Pa. Primary

Candidate in Hospital, Others Scrambling Before Pa. Primary

POLITICS | By Marc Levy and Michael Rubinkam | May 17, 2022

The last full day of campaigning in Pennsylvania's hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate began Monday.

Watch: Wyoming Senator Booed for Sex Identity Remarks at Graduation

Watch: Wyoming Senator Booed for Sex Identity Remarks at Graduation

NATIONAL | By Mead Gruver | May 17, 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.

Starbucks to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Gender Confirmation, Abortion

Starbucks to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Gender Confirmation, Abortion

NATIONAL | By Michelle Chapman and Dee-Ann Durbin | May 17, 2022

Starbucks said Monday it will pay the travel expenses for U.S. employees to access abortion and gender-confirmation procedures if those services aren't available within 100 miles of a worker's home.

UK Officials: 4 Men Infected With 'Rare' Monkeypox in London

UK Officials: 4 Men Infected With 'Rare' Monkeypox in London

INTERNATIONAL | May 16, 2022

British health authorities say they identified four "rare and unusual" cases of the disease monkeypox among men who appear to have been infected in London and had no history of travel to the African countries where the smallpox-like disease is endemic.

English Soccer Player Jake Daniels Says He is Gay

English Soccer Player Jake Daniels Says He is Gay

SPORTS | By Rob Harris | May 16, 2022

English soccer player Jake Daniels said he is gay on Monday in a trailblazing moment for the European men's game.

'Wagatha Christie' Offers Her Side in Whodunnit Libel Case

'Wagatha Christie' Offers Her Side in Whodunnit Libel Case

INTERNATIONAL | By Danica Kirka | May 16, 2022

The woman dubbed Wagatha Christie by British tabloids testified about the sleuthing techniques that led to her nickname, saying she posted fake news about herself on social media as a ruse to discover who was leaking stories about her family to the press.

US Deaths from COVID Hit 1 Million, Less than 2 1/2 Years in

US Deaths from COVID Hit 1 Million, Less than 2 1/2 Years in

NATIONAL | By Carla K. Johnson | May 16, 2022

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and frustration.

Florida Lawmaker Won't Seek Reelection Amid Harassment Claim

Florida Lawmaker Won't Seek Reelection Amid Harassment Claim

POLITICS | May 16, 2022

Florida Rep. Ramon Alexander, the incoming leader of the House Democrats, says he will not seek reelection following allegations that he sexually harassed a former male employee of Florida A&M.

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