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South Carolina Governor Signs Transgender Sports Ban Bill

South Carolina Governor Signs Transgender Sports Ban Bill

NEWS | By Jeffrey Collins | May 17

South Carolina's governor has quietly signed into law a bill that would ban transgender students from playing girls' or women's sports in public schools and colleges.

PSG Player Criticized for Missing Anti-Homophobia Day Game

PSG Player Criticized for Missing Anti-Homophobia Day Game

NEWS | By Samuel Petrequin | May 17

A group fighting homophobia in soccer has called on the French league and Paris Saint-Germain to ask player Idrissa Gueye for an explanation missing a game amid reports that he refused to play because he didn't want to wear a rainbow numb on his jersey.

Prince William Hopes Gay Players Encouraged by Jake Daniels

Prince William Hopes Gay Players Encouraged by Jake Daniels

NEWS | May 17

Prince William expressed hope Tuesday that more soccer players will have the confidence to be open about their sexuality after Jake Daniels became the first active player in the English men's professional game to announce he is gay.

Actors Respond to Tarlos' Surprise Moment on '9-1-1: Lone Star'

Actors Respond to Tarlos' Surprise Moment on '9-1-1: Lone Star'

ENTERTAINMENT | May 17

The Tarlos moment fans have been waiting for dropped on the latest episode of "9-1-1: Lone Star."

Out Aussie Soccer Star Josh Cavallo 'Proud' He Inspired Newly Out Jake Daniels

Out Aussie Soccer Star Josh Cavallo 'Proud' He Inspired Newly Out Jake Daniels

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | May 17

Openly gay Australian soccer star Josh Cavallo praised Jake Daniels' "courage" in coming out and expressed pride in being a role model.

New Video Shows Ezra Miller Misgendered During Arrest: 'I'm Not a Sir'

New Video Shows Ezra Miller Misgendered During Arrest: 'I'm Not a Sir'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | May 17

Police video shows actor Ezra Miller telling officers in Hawaii that addressing them as "sir" constitutes a federal hate crime.

Watch: Drag Queen Crowned Prom King at Indiana High School

Watch: Drag Queen Crowned Prom King at Indiana High School

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | May 17

An Indiana high school class crowned a student in drag as prom king, and the results couldn't have been more fierce.

Ky. Middle School Asks Kids to Explain Why Being Gay is 'Wrong' in Homework Assignment

Ky. Middle School Asks Kids to Explain Why Being Gay is 'Wrong' in Homework Assignment

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | May 17

A homework assignment at the Christian Academy of Louisville in Kentucky reportedly asked students to tell an imaginary friend why "homosexuality will not bring them satisfaction."

'Take Me Out' Producers Take Added Security Measure to Prevent More Nude Leaks

'Take Me Out' Producers Take Added Security Measure to Prevent More Nude Leaks

ENTERTAINMENT | May 17

The producers of "Take Me Out" on Broadway thought they had instituted measures to keep audience members from taking photos of its naked cast members — that was, until someone leaked a naked pic of Jesse Williams.

Press Secretary Hopes Her Rise Helps Kids 'Dream Bigger'

Press Secretary Hopes Her Rise Helps Kids 'Dream Bigger'

NEWS | By Darlene Superville | May 17

Karine Jean-Pierre, the new White House press secretary, hopes she can inspire young people to "dream big and dream bigger" now that she has broken a barrier by becoming the first Black and gay woman to be chief spokesperson for the president of the U.S.

Business

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

As Musk Buyout Looms, Twitter Searches for its Soul

BUSINESS | By Barbara Ortutay | May 15

For Elon Musk, its ultimate troll and perhaps most prolific user whose buyout of the company is on increasingly shaky ground, Twitter is a "de facto town square" in dire need of a libertarian makeover.

Technology

Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance?

Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance?

TECHNOLOGY | By Franklin Briceno and Matt O'Brien | May 16

The internet giant says new artificial intelligence technology is enabling it to vastly expand Google Translate's repertoire of the world's languages.

Cars

New Zealand to Help Pay for Cleaner Cars to Reduce Emissions

New Zealand to Help Pay for Cleaner Cars to Reduce Emissions

CARS | By Nick Perry | May 16

New Zealand's government said Monday it will help pay for lower-income families to scrap their old gas guzzlers and replace them with cleaner hybrid or electric cars.

Style

Sun's Out, Thighs Out: 5 Shorts for Every Style

Sun's Out, Thighs Out: 5 Shorts for Every Style

STYLE | By Andrew Villagomez | May 15

As summer approaches and temperatures rise, it's time to let our legs breathe by breaking out the shorts. But where to start looking? Here are some answers.

Health/Fitness

US Deaths from COVID Hit 1 Million, Less than 2 1/2 Years in

US Deaths from COVID Hit 1 Million, Less than 2 1/2 Years in

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Carla K. Johnson | May 16

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million on Monday, a once-unimaginable figure that only hints at the multitudes of loved ones and friends staggered by grief and frustration.

Travel

White House Moves to Loosen Remittance, Flight Rules on Cuba

White House Moves to Loosen Remittance, Flight Rules on Cuba

TRAVEL | By Zeke Miller, Andrea Rodriguez, and Aamer Madhani | May 17

The Biden administration says it will expand flights to Cuba, take steps to loosen restrictions on U.S. travelers to the island, and lift Trump-era restrictions on remittances.