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Brothers Skip Pride Jerseys; Panthers Lose to Maple Leafs

Brothers Skip Pride Jerseys; Panthers Lose to Maple Leafs

NEWS | By George Richards | Mar 25

Brothers Eric and Marc Staal of the Florida Panthers declined to wear special Pride-themed warmup jerseys ahead of the team's 6-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday.

U.S. Bishops' New Guidelines Aim to Limit Trans Health Care

U.S. Bishops' New Guidelines Aim to Limit Trans Health Care

NEWS | By Deepa Bharath | Mar 25

United States Catholic bishops have issued guidelines that seek to stop Catholic hospitals from providing gender transition care.

Drag Community Protests Nebraska Bill

Drag Community Protests Nebraska Bill

NEWS | By Margery A. Beck | Mar 25

Those opposed to the bill made sure the final hearing went out with a flash of glitter and sequins.

Parade Disinvites Hawaii Lawmaker after Pride Flag Comments

Parade Disinvites Hawaii Lawmaker after Pride Flag Comments

NEWS | By Audrey McAvoy | Mar 25

The chair of a parade honoring a Native Hawaiian leader and prince said Friday a state lawmaker won't be allowed to participate after he questioned a middle school principal's display of a pride flag.

Grindr Issues Warning to Users in Egypt

Grindr Issues Warning to Users in Egypt

NEWS | Mar 25

A popular gay social networking application said Friday that it is issuing a warning to its users in Egypt, as police impersonate community members to target LGBTQ+ individuals.

Will Utah's Social Media Law Harm LGBTQ+ Youth?

Will Utah's Social Media Law Harm LGBTQ+ Youth?

NEWS | By Barbara Ortutay | Mar 25

Utah's social media legislation attempts to shield children and teens from the ill effects of social media and empower parents. But can it be enforced — and will there be consequences for LGBTQ+ youth?

Darcelle, World's Oldest Working Drag Queen, Dies at 92

Darcelle, World's Oldest Working Drag Queen, Dies at 92

NEWS | By Claire Rush | Mar 25

Walter Cole, better known as the iconic drag queen who performed for decades as Darcelle XV and a fearless advocate for Portland's LGBTQ+ community, has died of natural causes at age 92.

Rep. George Santos Confesses to Fraud and Agrees to Pay Damages in Brazil Case

Rep. George Santos Confesses to Fraud and Agrees to Pay Damages in Brazil Case

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Mar 25

The case in which Rep. Santos was accused of defrauding a Rio de Janeiro clerk of $1,300 in clothes and shoes is about to be settled.

Watch: Al Franken Mocks 'Don't Say Gay' with Musical 'Loophole'

Watch: Al Franken Mocks 'Don't Say Gay' with Musical 'Loophole'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Mar 24

Comedian and former senator Al Franken marked the one-year anniversary of Florida's anti-LGTBQ+ law —¬†and a new push to expand it — with an on-air joke while guest hosting "The Daily Show."

Florida Parents Say Michelangelo's 'David' is Pornographic

Florida Parents Say Michelangelo's 'David' is Pornographic

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Mar 24

A Florida charter school principal was forced to resign this week after some parents complained that their sixth-grade students were shown images of Michelangelo's "David" statue in class.

News

Trump Rallying Supporters in Waco Ahead of Possible Charges

Trump Rallying Supporters in Waco Ahead of Possible Charges

NEWS | By Jill Colvin | Mar 25

A defiant Donald Trump is hoping to put on a show of force Saturday as he holds the first rally of his 2024 presidential campaign in a city made famous by deadly resistance against law enforcement.

Business

Disney World Reaches Union Deal with Minimum $18 Hourly Wage

Disney World Reaches Union Deal with Minimum $18 Hourly Wage

BUSINESS | By Mike Schneider | Mar 25

Unions for service workers at Walt Disney World reached a tentative deal with the company on Thursday that would raise the starting minimum wage from $15 to $18 an hour by the end of the year.

Technology

Trump Arrested? Putin Jailed? Fake AI Images Spread Online

Trump Arrested? Putin Jailed? Fake AI Images Spread Online

TECHNOLOGY | By Arijeta Lajka and Philip Marcelo | Mar 24

Former President Donald Trump getting gang-tackled by riot-gear-clad New York City police officers. Russian President Vladimir Putin in prison grays behind the bars of a dimly lit concrete cell.

Finance

Debt, Expenses Stress Lower Income Households: AP-NORC Poll

Debt, Expenses Stress Lower Income Households: AP-NORC Poll

FINANCE | By Cora Lewis and Hannah Fingerhut | Mar 25

Personal finances are a major source of stress for about half of the lower income households in the U.S., illustrating the toll of high inflation and economic uncertainty on those who can least afford it.

Style

Stylist Law Roach Working on his Health Post-retirement

Stylist Law Roach Working on his Health Post-retirement

STYLE | By Krysta Fauria | Mar 23

Celebrity stylist Law Roach, who helped reinvent Zendaya and turned Celine Dion into a fashion icon, shocked the industry last week when he announced his retirement from dressing the rich and famous.

Health/Fitness

Iowa Governor Signs Gender-Affirming Care Ban, Bathroom Law

Iowa Governor Signs Gender-Affirming Care Ban, Bathroom Law

HEALTH/FITNESS | Mar 24

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a pair of laws restricting the bathrooms transgender students can use and banning gender-affirming medical care amid a flood of legislation nationwide targeting the trans community.

Travel

Short on Planes, American will Suspend Some Flights to Spain

Short on Planes, American will Suspend Some Flights to Spain

TRAVEL | Mar 25

American Airlines said Friday that it will suspend flights between Philadelphia and Madrid for a few weeks this spring because of delays in receiving new Boeing jets.

Nightlife

Tinder Shows Love for Non-Monogamous People

Tinder Shows Love for Non-Monogamous People

NIGHTLIFE | By Emell Adolphus | Mar 18

The dating app announced this week that users can now add new relationship types and pronouns to their profiles.