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Montana Bars Birth Certificate Changes, Even with Surgery

Montana Bars Birth Certificate Changes, Even with Surgery

NATIONAL | By Matthew Brown | May 24, 2022

Montana health officials say transgender people can't change their birth certificates even if they undergo gender-confirmation surgery, in defiance of a court order that had blocked the Republican-controlled state's bid to restrict transgender rights.

Explainer: What is Monkeypox and where is it Spreading?

Explainer: What is Monkeypox and where is it Spreading?

INTERNATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | May 24, 2022

Health authorities in Europe, North America, Israel and Australia have identified more than 100 cases of monkeypox in recent days.

Watch: Florida High School Student on Mentioning Gay Rights in Graduation Speech

Watch: Florida High School Student on Mentioning Gay Rights in Graduation Speech

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | May 24, 2022

After he says he was threatened with censorship by his school, senior Zander Moricz discussed how he creatively talked about gay rights in his graduation speech.

CDC Advises: Monkeypox Can Affect Anyone; It's Not an 'Exclusively Gay' Disease

CDC Advises: Monkeypox Can Affect Anyone; It's Not an 'Exclusively Gay' Disease

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | May 24, 2022

The CDC advises that although a "notable fraction" of cases in the monkeypox outbreak affect men who have sex with men, the disease is "by no means" limited to "the gay and bisexual community."

Louisiana Gov Faces Decision on Transgender Athlete Bill

Louisiana Gov Faces Decision on Transgender Athlete Bill

SPORTS | By Kevin McGill | May 24, 2022

A bill to keep transgender women and girls in Louisiana from competing on college and K-12 women's and girls' athletic teams won final legislative passage Monday in the state Senate.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Seat, 2 Democratic Primaries Among Top US House Races

Marjorie Taylor Greene Seat, 2 Democratic Primaries Among Top US House Races

POLITICS | By Brian Slodysko | May 24, 2022

Primary elections that will be held Tuesday in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Minnesota and Texas will offer a glimpse of what the next Congress could look like.

Indiana Lawmakers Set to Override Veto of Trans Sports Ban

Indiana Lawmakers Set to Override Veto of Trans Sports Ban

NATIONAL | By Casey Smith | May 24, 2022

The Republican-dominated Indiana Legislature is poised on Tuesday to override the GOP governor's veto of a bill banning transgender students from competing in girls sports.

Lee University Considers Limiting Student Speech on Gender

Lee University Considers Limiting Student Speech on Gender

NATIONAL | May 24, 2022

A private Christian university is considering strictly limiting the free speech rights of its students when it comes to sexuality and gender, including what they can say on campus or even online.

Florida High Schooler Fighting 'Don't Say Gay' Among PEN America Honorees

Florida High Schooler Fighting 'Don't Say Gay' Among PEN America Honorees

NATIONAL | By Hillel Italie | May 24, 2022

From an imprisoned Ukranian journalist to a high school activist fighting 'Don't Say Gay' in Florida, PEN America paid tribute Monday night to democracy and free expression.

Report: Top Southern Baptists Stonewalled Sex Abuse Victims

Report: Top Southern Baptists Stonewalled Sex Abuse Victims

RELIGION | By Deepa Bharath, Holly Meyer and David Crary | May 23, 2022

A scathing investigative report says top Southern Baptist Convention leaders stonewalled and denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse over two decades while seeking to protect their own reputations.

Monkeypox Isn't Like HIV, but Gay and Bisexual Men Are at Risk of Unfair Stigma

Monkeypox Isn't Like HIV, but Gay and Bisexual Men Are at Risk of Unfair Stigma

NATIONAL | May 23, 2022

The monkeypox outbreak could just as easily come about in a heterosexual friendship network, or a group of sports people, or occupational group, or other social groups.

Silent No More: Biden Admin Makes Moves to Free WNBA Star Brittney Griner

Silent No More: Biden Admin Makes Moves to Free WNBA Star Brittney Griner

INTERNATIONAL | May 23, 2022

Speculation on the reason for Griner's arrest centers on Russian President Vladimir Putin's alleged desire to use the out American basketball star as a geopolitical pawn.

Expert: Monkeypox Likely Spread by Sex at Two Raves in Europe

Expert: Monkeypox Likely Spread by Sex at Two Raves in Europe

NATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | May 23, 2022

A leading adviser to the World Health Organization said the unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox might be explained by risky sexual behavior at two recent mass events in Europe.

'Anonymous' No More: Qatari Doctor Comes Out, Country's First

'Anonymous' No More: Qatari Doctor Comes Out, Country's First

INTERNATIONAL | May 22, 2022

A Qatari-born doctor, living in the U.S. came out, making him the first openly gay citizen from the country that punishes homosexuality.

Montana Not Following Transgender Birth Certificate Ruling

Montana Not Following Transgender Birth Certificate Ruling

NATIONAL | By Amy Beth Hanson | May 22, 2022

It's been a month since a Montana judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a state law requiring trans people to undergo surgery before they could change their gender on their birth certificate and the state still isn't in compliance with the court order.

Consumers Defy Inflation To Support Economy. For How Long?

Consumers Defy Inflation To Support Economy. For How Long?

NATIONAL | By Christopher Rugaber and Anne D'Innocenzio | May 22, 2022

With prices across the economy — from food, gas and rent to cars, airfares and hotel rooms — soaring at their fastest pace in decades, you might think Americans would tap the brakes on spending. Not so far.

Taliban Enforcing Face-Cover Order for Female TV Anchors

Taliban Enforcing Face-Cover Order for Female TV Anchors

INTERNATIONAL | By Rahim Faiez | May 22, 2022

Afghanistan's Taliban rulers on Sunday began enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air. The move is part of a hard-line shift drawing condemnation from rights activists.

Gloves Off! Madison Cawthorn Urges It's Time for Dark MAGA

Gloves Off! Madison Cawthorn Urges It's Time for Dark MAGA

POLITICS | May 22, 2022

Defeated North Carolina congressman Madison Cawthorn wants Republicans to unleash Dark MAGA.

Out to Debunk 'False Narratives,' Ron DeSantis' Press Secretary Gets Fooled by a 'Homophobic' Dog

Out to Debunk 'False Narratives,' Ron DeSantis' Press Secretary Gets Fooled by a 'Homophobic' Dog

POLITICS | May 22, 2022

She says she out to "debunk false narratives," but Florida governor Ron DeSantis's press secretary Christina Pushaw fell for one recently about a supposed homophobic dog.

Despite Progress, 'Gay And Trans Panic' Defense Continues To Victimize LGBTQ People

Despite Progress, 'Gay And Trans Panic' Defense Continues To Victimize LGBTQ People

NATIONAL | By Alex Terrono | May 22, 2022

While LGBTQ rights have been on the rise in Western nations, one disturbing trend is the ongoing use of "gay and trans panic" as a defense in capital crimes.

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