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As Infections Rise, England Braces for Delay in Reopenings

As Infections Rise, England Braces for Delay in Reopenings

INTERNATIONAL | By Pan Pylas | Jun 14, 2021

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to disappoint many people across England later Monday by saying that restrictions on social contact will remain for a few more weeks because of rising infections.

Watch: Preacher Tony Spell Wants Manly Men with Grease on Their Hands. Really.

Watch: Preacher Tony Spell Wants Manly Men with Grease on Their Hands. Really.

RELIGION | Jun 14, 2021

Right Wing Watch reported that Louisiana preacher Tony Spell recently declared that "the world needs to see some manly preachers" like him, before alluding to manly men with grease on their hands and callouses on their knees.

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 13, 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.

Let's Celebrate Pride Month Together!

Let's Celebrate Pride Month Together!

PRIDE | Jun 13, 2021

Miami Beach Pride has announced two Pride Month events you won't want to miss: A deep dive on social justice issues and a Pride bar crawl featuring five bars for one price!

Watch: Knife Attack Against D.C. Trans Woman Caught on Video

Watch: Knife Attack Against D.C. Trans Woman Caught on Video

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 13, 2021

A Washington, D.C. trans woman described how a trio of attackers left her with knife wounds to the arm and head in a brutal June 6 attack at a laundromat that police are investigating as a hate crime.

Watch: Dad's Support for Gay Son Goes Viral

Watch: Dad's Support for Gay Son Goes Viral

PRIDE | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 13, 2021

Just outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a stongly conservative community, one dad is going viral for showing his gay son support with a flag.

Trans Kids in the US Were Seeking Treatment Decades Before Today's Political Battles

Trans Kids in the US Were Seeking Treatment Decades Before Today's Political Battles

NATIONAL | Jun 13, 2021

One researcher says doctors tended to see transgender youth as canvases for experimentation — to see how their growing bodies responded to various surgeries or hormonal cocktails.

As Virus Cases Wane, Governors Weigh Ending Emergency Orders

As Virus Cases Wane, Governors Weigh Ending Emergency Orders

POLITICS | By David E. Lieb | Jun 13, 2021

About half the states had emergency orders set to expire before the Fourth of July. And over a dozen additional states have open-ended emergency orders, which could be canceled at any time by governors.

French Open Defends 'Pragmatic' Stance in Osaka Dealings

French Open Defends 'Pragmatic' Stance in Osaka Dealings

SPORTS | By Samuel Petrequin | Jun 13, 2021

French Open organizers said they took a "pragmatic" approach in their dealings with four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka earlier in the tournament, insisting they tried to engage with her several times before she decided to withdraw.

Travel Rebound: 2 Million People Go Through US Airports

Travel Rebound: 2 Million People Go Through US Airports

NATIONAL | By David Koenig | Jun 13, 2021

The airline industry's recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020.

Victims of Pulse Nightclub Massacre Remembered 5 Years Later

Victims of Pulse Nightclub Massacre Remembered 5 Years Later

NATIONAL | Jun 13, 2021

The 49 people killed in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida were honored in Orlando and around the world on Saturday, the fifth anniversary of the attack.

The Most Fabulous, Over-the-Top Pride Shopping List EVER!

The Most Fabulous, Over-the-Top Pride Shopping List EVER!

PRIDE | By Andrew Villagomez | Jun 13, 2021

Who said, "less is more"? Nobody who's ever marched in a Pride parade, attended an LGBTQ festival or demanded equality at a social activism rally. June kicks off a season of celebration, and queer folk are ready for their rainbow wear!

See How These 20 Celebrities Are Celebrating Pride on Instagram - Part 1

See How These 20 Celebrities Are Celebrating Pride on Instagram - Part 1

PRIDE | Jun 12, 2021

Pride has never been more visible with more and more celebrities embracing LGBTQ culture. And with social media platforms like Instagram, they can express their solidarity or personal connection directly to their fans.

Biden to Name Pulse Nightclub a National Memorial

Biden to Name Pulse Nightclub a National Memorial

NATIONAL | By Josh Boak | Jun 12, 2021

President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial.

Rash of Mass Shootings Stirs US Fears Heading Into Summer

Rash of Mass Shootings Stirs US Fears Heading Into Summer

CRIME | By Kathleen Foody | Jun 12, 2021

Two people were killed and at least 30 others were wounded in overnight mass shootings in three states, authorities said Saturday, stoking concerns that a spike in U.S. gun violence during the coronavirus pandemic could continue as summer dawns.

Tire Tracks Mar Reno's Rainbow-Colored Sidewalk

Tire Tracks Mar Reno's Rainbow-Colored Sidewalk

LOCAL | Jun 12, 2021

City workers in Reno plan to keep repairing a rainbow-colored Pride Month crosswalk that was marred by tire tracks after it was painted this week under the Reno Arch, while police investigate the damage as a property destruction crime.

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Slams Jimmy Kimmel as Transphobic for Calling Her 'Trump in a Wig'

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Slams Jimmy Kimmel as Transphobic for Calling Her 'Trump in a Wig'

POLITICS | Jun 12, 2021

On Thursday California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner visited "The View," where she spoke positively of Donald Trump. That night Jimmy Kimmel called her "Trump in a wig."

5 Years After Pulse Shooting, the LGBTQ Gun Debate Grows in the Face of Escalating Threats, Bigotry

5 Years After Pulse Shooting, the LGBTQ Gun Debate Grows in the Face of Escalating Threats, Bigotry

NATIONAL | By Finbarr Toesland | Jun 12, 2021

In the wake of recent mass shootings and the five-year anniversary of the Pulse massacre, one might think that Americans — especially LGBTQ Americans — have had enough. They have. But many in the queer community are beyond protests and petitions.

White House Appoints Out, HIV+ Director for Office of National AIDS Policy

White House Appoints Out, HIV+ Director for Office of National AIDS Policy

AIDS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 12, 2021

The White House announced the appointment of an out gay man, Harold Phillips, as director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, or (ONAP). The June 5 announcement coincided with the 40th anniversary of the first report on AIDS.

Look: This Year's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photos

Look: This Year's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photos

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 12, 2021

Associated Press photographers awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Friday had dodged tear gas to capture protests against racial injustice and patiently built trust with elderly people to empathetically document the toll of the coronavirus pandemic.

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