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New Studies Show LGBTQ+ Mental Health Has Suffered in the Trump Era

New Studies Show LGBTQ+ Mental Health Has Suffered in the Trump Era

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 26, 2021

If you feel that your mental health has suffered during the last six years, coinciding with the candidacy — and then the presidency — of Donald Trump, new studies confirm you aren't imagining it.

Watch: Is This the Gayest Commercial of 2021?

Watch: Is This the Gayest Commercial of 2021?

NATIONAL | Oct 26, 2021

Is this Car Gurus ad the gayest 2021 commercial?

Ohio High School Kills Play Production Over Gay Content

Ohio High School Kills Play Production Over Gay Content

NATIONAL | Oct 26, 2021

An Ohio high school canceled an upcoming play because it suggested a character was a lesbian.

Facebook Yanks Bolsonaro Video Claiming Vaccines Cause AIDS

Facebook Yanks Bolsonaro Video Claiming Vaccines Cause AIDS

INTERNATIONAL | By David Biller | Oct 25, 2021

Facebook and Instagram have removed a live broadcast that Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro delivered that claims UK vaccine recipients are developing AIDS.

Watch: Dancer Corey O'Brien Reflects On 9 Years Of Sobriety In 'Freedom'

Watch: Dancer Corey O'Brien Reflects On 9 Years Of Sobriety In 'Freedom'

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 25, 2021

Last week, O'Brien unveiled the short film "Freedom," which was produced in collaboration with the Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 25, 2021

2020 was the deadliest year for murderous anti-trans violence, claiming 44 victims. 2021 is on the verge of equalling — or surpassing — that grim total.

Russia President Vladimir Putin Calls Gender Fluidity 'Monstrous'

Russia President Vladimir Putin Calls Gender Fluidity 'Monstrous'

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 25, 2021

Russia's leader Vladimir Putin recently compared teaching gender fluidity to a "crime against humanity" during the Valdai International Discussion Club think tank.

Twitter Suspends Indiana Rep. Jim Banks' Account for Misgendering Trans Official

Twitter Suspends Indiana Rep. Jim Banks' Account for Misgendering Trans Official

NATIONAL | Oct 25, 2021

Twitter suspended an Indiana congressman's official account after removing a post about a transgender Biden administration official over a violation of the social media company's rules.

Florida's Top Doctor Refuses Mask, is Told to Leave Building

Florida's Top Doctor Refuses Mask, is Told to Leave Building

POLITICS | By Adriana Gomez Licon | Oct 25, 2021

Florida's surgeon general was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed.

Mel Groves is 41st Known Victim of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence in 2021

Mel Groves is 41st Known Victim of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence in 2021

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 25, 2021

Mel Groves, 25, a Black transgender man, died of gunshot wounds in Jackson, Mississippi on Oct. 11. He is the 41st trans or gender-nonconforming victim of lethal violence this year.

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

POLITICS | By Patrick Whittle | Oct 25, 2021

"We want to protect people's ability to grow gardens, grow and raise their own food," says Republican Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham.

James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther on 'Friends,' Dies

James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther on 'Friends,' Dies

OBITUARIES | Oct 25, 2021

James Michael Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on "Friends," has died. He was 59.

Why Is Gay Ally David Beckham Promoting Homophobic Qatar?

Why Is Gay Ally David Beckham Promoting Homophobic Qatar?

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 24, 2021

David Beckham has agreed to be the spokesperson for the 2022 World Cup after accepting a deal from host nation Qatar.

Meet (and Vote for) the Mr. Gay World Contestants

Meet (and Vote for) the Mr. Gay World Contestants

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 24, 2021

Voting has opened for this year's Mr. Gay World Contest.

Race-Blind Redistricting? Democrats Incredulous at GOP Maps

Race-Blind Redistricting? Democrats Incredulous at GOP Maps

POLITICS | By Bryan Anderson | Oct 24, 2021

North Carolina is one of at least three states where Republicans say they are drawing maps without looking at racial and party data. But those maps still happen to strongly favor the GOP.

Industry Insider Tells Tales in 'Bathhouse Babylon'

Industry Insider Tells Tales in 'Bathhouse Babylon'

NATIONAL | Oct 24, 2021

In his book "Bathhouse Babylon," industry insider Jameson Farn spills the tea about working in a sex establishment.

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NATIONAL | Oct 24, 2021

None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts.

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

POLITICS | By Patrick Whittle | Oct 24, 2021

Depending on whom you ask, Maine's proposed "right to food" constitutional amendment would simply put people in charge of how and what they eat — or would endanger animals and food supplies.

GOP Uses Voters to Push Election Reforms in Unlikely States

GOP Uses Voters to Push Election Reforms in Unlikely States

POLITICS | By Marc Levy | Oct 23, 2021

Republicans have succeeded this year in passing a range of voting restrictions in states they control politically, from Georgia to Iowa to Texas. They're not stopping there.

Erdogan Orders Removal of 10 Ambassadors, Including U.S. Envoy

Erdogan Orders Removal of 10 Ambassadors, Including U.S. Envoy

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 23, 2021

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that he had ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona non grata.

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