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Death Reported on Atlantis 30th Anniversary Cruise

Death Reported on Atlantis 30th Anniversary Cruise

Jan 22, 2022

It is reported that there has been a death onboard the Atlantis Events' 30th Anniversary Cruise on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas, but such deaths are not out of the ordinary.

Consumer Group Backtracks on Tinder LGBTQ+ Discrimination Accusation

Consumer Group Backtracks on Tinder LGBTQ+ Discrimination Accusation

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21, 2022

A consumer group claimed to have found that Tinder is charging gay and lesbian users more — by as much as nearly 50% — but has since retracted that accusation.

LGBTQ Dating Ban at BYU Probed in Federal Investigation

LGBTQ Dating Ban at BYU Probed in Federal Investigation

Jan 21, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education has opened a civil-rights investigation into how LGBTQ students are disciplined at Brigham Young University, a private religious school.

Inclusive M&Ms Characters Are On the Way

Inclusive M&Ms Characters Are On the Way

By Emell Adolphus | Jan 20, 2022

The new M&Ms characters will reportedly have more "nuanced personalities" that give a "sense of belonging" for more people.

Spears Case Drives California Bid to Limit Conservatorships

Spears Case Drives California Bid to Limit Conservatorships

By Don Thompson | Jan 20, 2022

Disability rights activists and advocates for Britney Spears backed a California proposal Wednesday to provide more protections for those under court-ordered conservatorships, while promoting less-restrictive alternatives.

GLAAD Media Award Nominations Announced

GLAAD Media Award Nominations Announced

Jan 19, 2022

GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Biden 'Committed to' Fact-Based - Not Stigma-Based - Blood Donation Policy

Biden 'Committed to' Fact-Based - Not Stigma-Based - Blood Donation Policy

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 19, 2022

The White House expressed a commitment to "science, not fiction or stigma" as a basis for determining blood donor eligibility.

Accusers: New U of Michigan Leader Must Change Abuse Culture

Accusers: New U of Michigan Leader Must Change Abuse Culture

By Corey Williams | Jan 19, 2022

Two men who say they were sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor at the University of Michigan are hoping that a change in leadership with the weekend firing of President Mark Schlissel will allow the school be more accountable toward abuse victims.

Grammy Awards Move Ceremony to Las Vegas Site in Early April

Grammy Awards Move Ceremony to Las Vegas Site in Early April

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Jan 19, 2022

The 2022 Grammy Awards will shift to an April show in Las Vegas after recently postponing the ceremony due to rising COVID-19 cases because the omicron variant.

Jim Obergefell, Face of Gay Marriage, to Run for Ohio House

Jim Obergefell, Face of Gay Marriage, to Run for Ohio House

By John Seewer | Jan 18, 2022

Gay rights advocate Jim Obergefell, whose name was atop the U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, announced Tuesday that he's running for a seat in the Ohio legislature.

On MLK Day, Yellen Says US Economy Is Unfair to Black People

On MLK Day, Yellen Says US Economy Is Unfair to Black People

Jan 17, 2022

The U.S. economy "has never worked fairly for Black Americans — or, really, for any American of color," Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a speech delivered Monday.

For Oath Keepers and Founder, Jan. 6 Was Weeks in the Making

For Oath Keepers and Founder, Jan. 6 Was Weeks in the Making

By Colleen Long | Jan 17, 2022

Two days after the election on Nov. 3, 2020, the Oath Keepers were already convinced that victory had been stolen from President Donald Trump and members of the far-right militia group were making plans to march on the U.S. Capitol.

Double Dealing: Legal, Illicit Blur in California Pot Market

Double Dealing: Legal, Illicit Blur in California Pot Market

By Michael R. Blood | Jan 17, 2022

In the five years since California voters approved a broad legal marketplace for marijuana, thousands of greenhouses have sprouted across the state. But these, under their plastic canopies, conceal a secret.

Bidens Pack Carrots, Apples into Boxes During Food Bank Stop

Bidens Pack Carrots, Apples into Boxes During Food Bank Stop

By Colleen Long | Jan 17, 2022

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden packed carrots and apples into food boxes for the hungry and chatted with volunteers Sunday at a food bank as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Did the New York Times Use a Homophobic Meme in Writing about Upcoming Gay Cruise?

Did the New York Times Use a Homophobic Meme in Writing about Upcoming Gay Cruise?

By Robert Nesti | Jan 16, 2022

Did the New York Times piece about an upcoming gay cruise perpetuate the stereotype of a party-hardy, libidinous gay male traveler?

Transgender Athlete Ban, Backed by Noem, Clears Committee

Transgender Athlete Ban, Backed by Noem, Clears Committee

By Stephen Groves | Jan 16, 2022

A South Dakota legislative committee approved a bill to ban transgender women and girls from participating in school sports leagues that match their gender identity.

Delta Air Lines Called 'Discriminatory' for Lack of Nonbinary Ticketing Option

Delta Air Lines Called 'Discriminatory' for Lack of Nonbinary Ticketing Option

Jan 16, 2022

Delta Airlines has been called out for lacking a nonbinary gender option despite its commitment to adding the option three years ago.

Hostages Safe and Captor Dead After Texas Synagogue Standoff

Hostages Safe and Captor Dead After Texas Synagogue Standoff

By Jake Bleiberg, Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo | Jan 16, 2022

A man held hostages for more than 10 hours Saturday at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting in a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist.

University of North Dakota Leader Defends Gender Inclusion Plan

University of North Dakota Leader Defends Gender Inclusion Plan

By James MacPherson | Jan 14, 2022

The president of the University of North Dakota on Friday defended a proposal that would allow students to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.

Democrats Asking FDA to Revisit Gay Blood Donation Ban Amid Shortage

Democrats Asking FDA to Revisit Gay Blood Donation Ban Amid Shortage

By Emell Adolphus | Jan 13, 2022

A group of House Democrats are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revisit a current policy that limits gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

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