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A Daily Pill to Treat Covid Could Be Just Months Away, Scientists Say

A Daily Pill to Treat Covid Could Be Just Months Away, Scientists Say

By JoNel Aleccia | Sep 24, 2021

A short-term regimen of daily pills that can fight the virus early after diagnosis and conceivably prevent symptoms from developing after exposure is in development.

CDC Endorses COVID Booster for Millions of Older Americans

CDC Endorses COVID Booster for Millions of Older Americans

By Lauran Neergaard, Mike Stobbe | Sep 24, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19.

The Unicorn Is Real: Defying the Myth of Bisexuality

The Unicorn Is Real: Defying the Myth of Bisexuality

By Lauren Emily Whalen | Sep 23, 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.

Watch: 12-Year-Old Calls Out Fellow Gamer's Homophobia

Watch: 12-Year-Old Calls Out Fellow Gamer's Homophobia

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 22, 2021

A 12-year-old is going viral for taking a stand against homophobia in gaming and being an example of LGBTQ allyship we all need.

Trump Sues Niece, NY Times Over Records Behind '18 Tax Story

Trump Sues Niece, NY Times Over Records Behind '18 Tax Story

Sep 22, 2021

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued his estranged niece and The New York Times over a 2018 story about his family's wealth and tax practices that was partly based on confidential documents she provided to the newspaper's reporters.

'Soul-Crushing': US COVID Deaths are Topping 1,900 a Day

'Soul-Crushing': US COVID Deaths are Topping 1,900 a Day

By Heather Hollingsworth | Sep 22, 2021

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans.

Gabby Petito Story Boosted by Social Media, True-Crime Craze

Gabby Petito Story Boosted by Social Media, True-Crime Craze

By Adriana Gomez Licon and Lindsay Whitehurst | Sep 21, 2021

The disappearance and almost-certain death of Gabby Petito and the police hunt for her boyfriend have generated a whirlwind online, with a several armchair detectives and others sharing tips and theories by via TikTok, Instagram and YouTube.

Celebrating National Dog Week with Insta's Sexiest Men and Their Dogs

Celebrating National Dog Week with Insta's Sexiest Men and Their Dogs

Sep 21, 2021

Gus Kenworthy made headlines last month for his partnership with Autotrader and Adopt-a-Pet.com. But you don't need to be a former Olympic athlete to show off your four-legged friend for National Dog Week.

President Biden Honors the 10th Anniversary of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

President Biden Honors the 10th Anniversary of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 20, 2021

The president made a plea for the country to honor LGBTQ service members discharged under the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy by passing the Equality Act.

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 20, 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.

Watch: Viral Video Shows 'Horrifying' Hate Speech from Florida High Schoolers

Watch: Viral Video Shows 'Horrifying' Hate Speech from Florida High Schoolers

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 20, 2021

A viral video shows a group of high schoolers hurling anti-LGTBQ+ slurs during a rally against the school's GSA. Witnesses described the moment as "shocking" and "horrifying."

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 19, 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.

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.

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