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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.

Soaring COVID-19 Cases Renew US Debate Over Mask Mandates

Soaring COVID-19 Cases Renew US Debate Over Mask Mandates

By Meg Kinnard | Jan 13, 2022

Officials across the U.S. are again weighing how and whether to impose mask mandates as COVID-19 infections soar.

Fact Checkers Say YouTube Lets its Platform be 'Weaponized'

Fact Checkers Say YouTube Lets its Platform be 'Weaponized'

Jan 13, 2022

More than 80 fact checking organizations are calling on YouTube to address what they say is rampant misinformation on the platform.

Study Indicates Cannabis Can be Used to Fight Covid

Study Indicates Cannabis Can be Used to Fight Covid

Jan 12, 2022

Can cannabis protect against Covid? Such is the contention of a study published this week by researchers affiliated with Oregon State University.

Tucker Carlson Devotes Segment to Viagra as Potential COVID Treatment

Tucker Carlson Devotes Segment to Viagra as Potential COVID Treatment

Jan 10, 2022

At best, Viagra as a COVID treatment is a novel theory, but apparently, it caught the eye of Tucker Carlson, who dedicated a segment on his Friday's show to promote the theory.

New Year Brings Fresh Spate of Anti-Trans Bills from State GOP Lawmakers

New Year Brings Fresh Spate of Anti-Trans Bills from State GOP Lawmakers

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 9, 2022

2021 set a record for anti-LGBTQ+ state legislation. Only a week into 2022, GOP lawmakers in seven states have introduced at least nine new bills aimed at their new favorite target: Transgender kids.

'Big Tobacco' Companies Leave Legacy of High LGBTQ Smoking Rates

'Big Tobacco' Companies Leave Legacy of High LGBTQ Smoking Rates

By Finbarr Toesland | Jan 9, 2022

The LGBTQ+ community has one of the highest smoking rates among disparity populations. Decades of target marketing by 'Big Tobacco' companies is a major contributing factor.

19 Dead, Including 9 Children, in NYC Apartment Fire

19 Dead, Including 9 Children, in NYC Apartment Fire

By Michael R. Sisak, Jennifer Pelz, and David Porter | Jan 9, 2022

At least 19 people, including nine children, died in a fire Sunday at a Bronx apartment building, the deadliest blaze in New York City in more than three decades.

Hate Crimes Trial in Arbery Killing will Put Racism Up Front

Hate Crimes Trial in Arbery Killing will Put Racism Up Front

By Russ Bynum | Jan 8, 2022

The three white men who killed Ahmaud Arbery will soon stand trial on federal hate crimes charges in which jurors will have to decide whether the slaying was motivated by racism.

Biden Decries Trump Backers' 'Dagger at Throat' of Democracy

Biden Decries Trump Backers' 'Dagger at Throat' of Democracy

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller | Jan 6, 2022

President Joe Biden accused Donald Trump and his supporters of holding a "dagger at the throat of democracy" in a forceful speech Thursday marking the anniversary of the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Biden and Congress Mark a Year Since Violent Insurrection

Biden and Congress Mark a Year Since Violent Insurrection

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller | Jan 6, 2022

President Joe Biden is preparing to mark the first anniversary of the U.S. Capitol insurrection, the violent attack by Trump supporters that has fundamentally changed the Congress and raised global concerns about the future of American democracy.

Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend Returns to Washington DC

Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend Returns to Washington DC

Jan 5, 2022

Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend, better known as MAL Weekend, an event that attracts thousands of weatherman, kinksters, fetish-lovers, and curious spectators from all over the world, returns to Washington, D.C in 2022.  

Police: Singer Derulo Involved in Vegas Resort Scuffle

Police: Singer Derulo Involved in Vegas Resort Scuffle

Jan 5, 2022

Pop and R&B entertainer Jason Derulo was involved in a scuffle with two people early Tuesday at a Las Vegas Strip resort, but the singer, dancer and TikTok star was not arrested or given a summons, police said.

Queering the Classics: How Artists are Reclaiming Iconic Works Through an LGBTQ Lens

Queering the Classics: How Artists are Reclaiming Iconic Works Through an LGBTQ Lens

By Naveen Kumar | Jan 4, 2022

LGBTQ interventions on canonical works can carry significant cultural weight, moving the dial on how audiences think about the world and queer people's lasting place in it.

Amy Schneider Addresses Transphobic Trolls; Gets Love from Fans

Amy Schneider Addresses Transphobic Trolls; Gets Love from Fans

Jan 3, 2022

The current "Jeopardy" champ Amy Schneider (23 wins and counting) addressed transphobic comments she has received on social media with sarcasm. And got much love from her fans in the process.

How Will Pandemic End? Omicron Clouds Forecasts for Endgame

How Will Pandemic End? Omicron Clouds Forecasts for Endgame

By Lauran Neergaard, Carla K. Johnson | Jan 3, 2022

Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of when this one will. But it won't be like flipping a light switch.

Fauci: CDC Mulling COVID Test Requirement for Asymptomatic

Fauci: CDC Mulling COVID Test Requirement for Asymptomatic

By Hope Yen and Aamer Madhani | Jan 2, 2022

As the COVID-19 omicron variant surges across the United States, top federal health officials are looking to add a negative test along with its five-day isolation restrictions for asymptomatic Americans who catch the coronavirus.

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