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Louisiana Governor Vetoes Transgender Sports Ban Proposal

Louisiana Governor Vetoes Transgender Sports Ban Proposal

SPORTS | By Melinda Deslatte | Jun 23, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday struck down a bill prohibiting transgender athletes from competing on girls' sports teams in Louisiana schools, pushing back against legislation that has passed several Southern states.

EU Says UEFA has No 'Excuse' for Blocking Rainbow Protest

EU Says UEFA has No 'Excuse' for Blocking Rainbow Protest

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 23, 2021

A top European Union official said he can't find "any reasonable excuse" for UEFA to reject host city Munich's plans to display rainbow colors during a match between Germany and Hungary at the European Championship.

Hungary's PM Uses Soccer to Push Vision of Right-Wing Europe

Hungary's PM Uses Soccer to Push Vision of Right-Wing Europe

INTERNATIONAL | By Justin Spike | Jun 23, 2021

Hungary's populist prime minister has used soccer to advance his right-wing politics, and now widespread international criticism of a new law seen as targeting the LGBTQ community turned the European Championship into a stage to challenge liberal values.

As Passengers Return to Air Travel, Bad Behavior Skyrockets

As Passengers Return to Air Travel, Bad Behavior Skyrockets

NATIONAL | By David Koenig | Jun 23, 2021

Air travel can be difficult in the best of times, with cramped planes, screaming babies, flight delays and short tempers. Throw in a pandemic, and the anxiety level can rise quickly.

Japanese Soccer Player Yokoyama Comes Out as Transgender

Japanese Soccer Player Yokoyama Comes Out as Transgender

SPORTS | By Mari Yamaguchi | Jun 23, 2021

Japanese soccer player Kumi Yokoyama said they are transgender — a revelation praised in the U.S. where they play in the National Women's Soccer League but an identity not legally recognized in Japan.

Uber Eats Tackles App Profile Issue that Outs Trans Drivers

Uber Eats Tackles App Profile Issue that Outs Trans Drivers

NATIONAL | By Roxana Hegeman | Jun 23, 2021

A civil rights group warned Uber Eats that its app profiles place transgender drivers at risk of harassment and violence, prompting the company to apologize Tuesday.

Juanita MORE!'s Pride Party Returns

Juanita MORE!'s Pride Party Returns

PRIDE | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 22, 2021

One of the more exciting pieces of news regarding the state's reopening is the return of Empress Juanita MORE!'s annual Pride Party at 620 Jones on June 27, Pride Sunday.

Watch: Gay Florida Couple, Facing Daily Fines, Refuses to Take Down Pride Flag

Watch: Gay Florida Couple, Facing Daily Fines, Refuses to Take Down Pride Flag

PRIDE | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 22, 2021

A South Florida gay couple is facing fines of $50 per day for flying the rainbow flag during Pride Month, but they refuse to take the banner down, saying: "We're not going to back down on this one."

State Department Will Fly This Special Flag for Pride Month

State Department Will Fly This Special Flag for Pride Month

PRIDE | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 22, 2021

A "Progress" flag will fly at the State Department in honor of Pride Month.

How Wells Fargo Embodies LGBTQ Pride Beyond Flags and Festivals

How Wells Fargo Embodies LGBTQ Pride Beyond Flags and Festivals

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 22, 2021

From the early days of the AIDS crisis to financial planning for same-sex couples and diversity within its workforce, Wells Fargo continues to be at the forefront of advocating for and supporting the queer community.

Sports Figures, Celebrities Show Their Love for Carl Nassib

Sports Figures, Celebrities Show Their Love for Carl Nassib

PRIDE | Jun 22, 2021

Carl Nassib made history yesterday as the first active player in the NFL to come out as gay. Fellow NFL players and celebrities praised his disclosure.

Caitlyn Jenner Teams up With God to Woo California Voters

Caitlyn Jenner Teams up With God to Woo California Voters

POLITICS | Jun 22, 2021

Caitlyn Jenner, the high-profile candidate in the California recall election, took to the airwaves with a new campaign ad that tells voters what ails them: Too many regulations and not enough time worshipping God (as she does).

Pride Event in Seattle To Charge White Attendees a 'Reparations Fee'

Pride Event in Seattle To Charge White Attendees a 'Reparations Fee'

PRIDE | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 22, 2021

A Seattle Pride event will charge white attendees a "reparations fee" on a sliding scale between $10 and $50 — a move that has drawn both controversy and support.

How Hungary's Anti-LGBTQ Law Is a Political Tactic for Orbán

How Hungary's Anti-LGBTQ Law Is a Political Tactic for Orbán

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 22, 2021

Hungary's "pedophilia law" is really the latest political tool for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to consolidate support ahead of a major election.

TikTok Star Responds to Anti-LGBTQ Diners With 'Life-Changing' Campaign for Out Server, Youth

TikTok Star Responds to Anti-LGBTQ Diners With 'Life-Changing' Campaign for Out Server, Youth

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 22, 2021

Stingy restaurant patrons who left church tracts instead of tips for an out server sparked a "life-changing" TikTok campaign for the server — and also raised thousands for LGBTQ youth.

UEFA Declines Munich Application for Rainbow-Colored Stadium

UEFA Declines Munich Application for Rainbow-Colored Stadium

SPORTS | By Ciarán Fahey | Jun 22, 2021

UEFA has declined the Munich city council's application to have its stadium illuminated in rainbow colors for Germany's final European Championship group game against Hungary on Wednesday.

Activists: Vatican is 'Meddling' in Italy's LGBT Rights Law

Activists: Vatican is 'Meddling' in Italy's LGBT Rights Law

RELIGION | By Colleen Barry | Jun 22, 2021

The Vatican has formally opposed a proposed Italian law expanding anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community, a leading Italian newspaper reported Tuesday.

Hungary's Foreign Minister Defends Law Limiting LGBT Rights

Hungary's Foreign Minister Defends Law Limiting LGBT Rights

INTERNATIONAL | By Justin Spike | Jun 22, 2021

Hungary's foreign minister alleged Tuesday that a disinformation campaign was being used to rally international criticism of a recent Hungarian law widely seen as targeting LGBT people.

US Hits Encouraging Milestones on Virus Deaths and Shots

US Hits Encouraging Milestones on Virus Deaths and Shots

NATIONAL | By Michael Kunzelman | Jun 22, 2021

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have dipped below 300 a day for the first time since the early days of the disaster in March 2020, while the drive to put shots in arms hit another encouraging milestone Monday: 150 million Americans fully vaccinated.

Paid in Full? Biden, GOP Struggle over Infrastructure Costs

Paid in Full? Biden, GOP Struggle over Infrastructure Costs

POLITICS | By Kevin Freking and Lisa Mascaro | Jun 22, 2021

Congressional negotiators and the White House appear open to striking a roughly $1 trillion deal on infrastructure. But they are struggling with the hard part — how to pay for it.

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