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50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1994, Pedro Got Real

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1994, Pedro Got Real

LOCAL | By Jim Provenzano | Sep 16, 2021

1994 was a big year for LGBT arts. But perhaps the brightest — yet sadly briefest — star to shine was Pedro Zamora in Season 3 of MTV's "The Real World," set in San Francisco.

Diner Shot During Robbery at High-End NYC Restaurant

Diner Shot During Robbery at High-End NYC Restaurant

CRIME | Sep 16, 2021

A diner at a high-end Manhattan restaurant was shot in the leg during a stickup in the eatery's outdoor seating area, police said.

Polis, 1st Openly Gay Governor Elected, Marries in Colorado

Polis, 1st Openly Gay Governor Elected, Marries in Colorado

NATIONAL | Sep 16, 2021

Colorado's Jared Polis, who became the first openly gay man in the United States to be elected governor in 2018, has married his longtime partner and first gentleman Marlon Reis, a writer and animal welfare advocate.

Watch: After Losing Calif. Governor Bid, Caitlyn Jenner Says She 'Can't Believe' Results

Watch: After Losing Calif. Governor Bid, Caitlyn Jenner Says She 'Can't Believe' Results

POLITICS | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 16, 2021

Caitlyn Jenner earned just one percent of votes in California's recall election.

Former Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Opens Up about Being the 'Token Gay'

Former Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Opens Up about Being the 'Token Gay'

WORKPLACE | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 16, 2021

CNBC anchor Shepard Smith gave a few pointers for how LGTBQ+ professionals can deal with being "tokenized" at work. Rule #1: Use calm, concise, face to face communication.

Draft of Cuba's New Family Code Opens Door for Gay Marriage

Draft of Cuba's New Family Code Opens Door for Gay Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | Sep 16, 2021

The draft of a new family code for Cuba released Wednesday proposes allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as giving children greater participation in decisions that affect them.

As COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Rise, Religious Exemptions Grow

As COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Rise, Religious Exemptions Grow

RELIGION | By Colleen Long, Andrew Demillo | Sep 16, 2021

An estimated 2,600 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions.

Thirst-trapping — and Knitting — with Tom Daley

Thirst-trapping — and Knitting — with Tom Daley

SPORTS | Sep 15, 2021

Tom Daley loves to thirst-trap. He also loves to knit and has an IG page dedicated to his work.

Watch: 'Fierce Looks' Earn Australian Fly Species a RuPaul-Derived Name

Watch: 'Fierce Looks' Earn Australian Fly Species a RuPaul-Derived Name

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 15, 2021

An Australian entomologist has given the name Opaluma rupaul to a newly discovered species of soldier fly, a metallic-looking, rainbow insect he says earned the name for "serving fierce looks."

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Higher Among People Living with HIV

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Higher Among People Living with HIV

AIDS | Sep 15, 2021

Sudden cardiac death — which occurs minutes after the heart suddenly stops beating — is far more likely to strike people living with HIV, according to a national study of U.S. veterans.

Trump's Gay Fans Gathered in Nashville... And Nobody Cared

Trump's Gay Fans Gathered in Nashville... And Nobody Cared

POLITICS | Sep 15, 2021

Suppose Trump-supporting gays got together for a conference and the media, both liberal and conservative, didn't show up? Such appears to be the case for the "OutSpoken Pride" in Nashville, Tennessee this past weekend hosted by the Log Cabin Republicans.

Hong Kong Gay Games Pushed Back to 2023 Due to COVID

Hong Kong Gay Games Pushed Back to 2023 Due to COVID

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 15, 2021

The Gay Games that were slated for next year in Hong Kong have been pushed back to 2023 due to concerns around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch: After Christian Author Comes Out as Gay, he Thanks Wife for Support

Watch: After Christian Author Comes Out as Gay, he Thanks Wife for Support

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 15, 2021

Last summer, Matthew Paul Turner, a New York Times best-selling Christian children's book author, announced he was gay and ending his 15-year marriage.

These Rainbow Cocktails are Classic Pride, Any Time of Year

These Rainbow Cocktails are Classic Pride, Any Time of Year

PRIDE | Sep 15, 2021

In this article we'll look at some classic Pride Flag colored-cocktails, because when it comes to tasty sipping it's Pride all year long.

Oklahoma School Ordered to Reinstate Transgender Professor

Oklahoma School Ordered to Reinstate Transgender Professor

WORKPLACE | By Sean Murphy | Sep 15, 2021

A university in southeast Oklahoma that was found to have discriminated against a transgender English professor must reinstate the professor with tenure, a federal appeals court ruled.

Emails Reveal Conflict Over Missouri LGBTQ History Exhibit

Emails Reveal Conflict Over Missouri LGBTQ History Exhibit

NATIONAL | Sep 15, 2021

Missouri State Museum employees tried to defend an LGBTQ history exhibit to state officials before it was removed from the state Capitol after being displayed only four days, according to emails between museum and state officials.

Alaska's Largest Hospital Implements Crisis Care Standards

Alaska's Largest Hospital Implements Crisis Care Standards

LOCAL | By Mark Thiessen | Sep 15, 2021

Overwhelmed by a surge in COVID-19 patients, Alaska's largest hospital on Tuesday implemented crisis standards of care, prioritizing resources and treatments to those patients who have the potential to benefit the most.

California Gov. Newsom Crushes Republican-Led Recall Effort

California Gov. Newsom Crushes Republican-Led Recall Effort

POLITICS | By Kathleen Ronayne and Michael R. Blood | Sep 15, 2021

Despite warnings the race would be close, California Gov. Gavin Newsom decisively defeated efforts to kick him out of office, a win the Democrat cast as an endorsement of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his party's liberal values.

Circus Bella: Big Top Fun in Bay Area Parks

Circus Bella: Big Top Fun in Bay Area Parks

LOCAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 14, 2021

Circus Bella is now in the Bay Area offering the excitement of a circus in their new live shows taking place at various Bay Area parks. Two members of the company are out and proud members of the LGBTQ community.

After Years of Mocking AIDS Deaths, Conservative Talk Show Host Dies of Covid

After Years of Mocking AIDS Deaths, Conservative Talk Show Host Dies of Covid

NATIONAL | Sep 14, 2021

A conservative radio host and pastor in Colorado has become the latest vocal opponent of COVID-19 precautions to die of the virus. He also made a name for himself by mocking people who died of AIDS.

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