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Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Fuels Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Online

Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Fuels Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Online

By David Klepper | Aug 10, 2022

Research that analyzed social media posts finds that hateful references to gays, lesbians and other LGBTQ people surged online after Florida passed a law that bars instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.

US Will Stretch Monkeypox Vaccine Supply with Smaller Doses

US Will Stretch Monkeypox Vaccine Supply with Smaller Doses

By Matthew Perrone | Aug 9, 2022

U.S. health officials on Tuesday authorized a plan to stretch the nation's limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose, citing research suggesting that the reduced amount is about as effective.

MN School District Policy Bans Teaching 'Divisive Concepts'

MN School District Policy Bans Teaching 'Divisive Concepts'

Aug 9, 2022

A central Minnesota school district is clashing with the teachers union and LGBTQ allies over a proposed policy that opponents say would undermine equity and inclusion.

Trump Says FBI Conducted Search at his Mar-a-Lago Estate

Trump Says FBI Conducted Search at his Mar-a-Lago Estate

By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo | Aug 9, 2022

The FBI searched Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence.

New Study Disproves Anti-Trans Right's Theory of 'Social Contagion'

New Study Disproves Anti-Trans Right's Theory of 'Social Contagion'

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 8, 2022

A new study published in the prestigious medical journal Pediatrics disproves the claim from anti-LGBTQ+ pundits and politicians that youth identify as transgender out of peer pressure.

Violent History, Growing Influence of Anti-LGBTQ+ 'Christian Nationalist' Movement

Violent History, Growing Influence of Anti-LGBTQ+ 'Christian Nationalist' Movement

Aug 8, 2022

Christian Identity members believe in the death penalty for adultery and LBGTQ relationships in accordance with their reading of some biblical passages.

How Adult Film Industry Is Handling Monkeypox

How Adult Film Industry Is Handling Monkeypox

Aug 8, 2022

An advisory organization to the adult film industry has issued guidelines regarding monkeypox.

Adult Film Star Greg Riley Shares his Monkeypox Experience

Adult Film Star Greg Riley Shares his Monkeypox Experience

Aug 8, 2022

The horror stories around monkeypox share the same dispiriting scenario: A frightening diagnosis followed by a painful outbreak, anxiety, isolation, and difficulty in receiving treatment. Adult film actor Greg Riley shared his monkeypox experience.

Congress Asks Why Anti-LGBTQ+ Groups are Claiming Tax-Exempt Status as 'Churches'

Congress Asks Why Anti-LGBTQ+ Groups are Claiming Tax-Exempt Status as 'Churches'

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 8, 2022

Why are anti-LGTBQ+ groups like the Family Research Council getting away with paying nothing in taxes based on claims that they are churches? 40 members of Congress want to know.

Senate Democrats Approve Big Biden Deal; House to Vote Next

Senate Democrats Approve Big Biden Deal; House to Vote Next

By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro | Aug 7, 2022

Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden's original domestic vision.

Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $45.2M More Over Sandy Hook Lies

Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $45.2M More Over Sandy Hook Lies

By Jim Vertuno | Aug 6, 2022

A Texas jury on Friday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Watch: Lady Gaga Is Officially Harley Quinn in 'Joker 2: Folie à Deux'

Watch: Lady Gaga Is Officially Harley Quinn in 'Joker 2: Folie à Deux'

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 6, 2022

Lady Gaga Is officially Harley Quinn in 'Joker 2: Folie à Deux.' The teaser for the film is set to "Cheek to Cheek," a song that Gaga has previously covered with Tony Bennett.

Many Lab Techs Refuse to Draw Blood of Monkeypox Patients, Reports CNN

Many Lab Techs Refuse to Draw Blood of Monkeypox Patients, Reports CNN

Aug 6, 2022

As the spread of monkeypox grows, an unexpected obstacle has occurred in terms testing needs: Lab techs refusing to take blood of monkeypox patients.

Public Park Sex Plummeting in NYC?

Public Park Sex Plummeting in NYC?

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 6, 2022

The thrilling hookup that doesn't involve small talk, exchanging numbers, or the expense of a karaoke room may be fading into history as New York's randy denizens find alternatives to the parks.

Dems Change Some Tax Provisions As They Ready Economic Bill

Dems Change Some Tax Provisions As They Ready Economic Bill

By Alan Fram | Aug 6, 2022

Democrats pared part of their proposed minimum tax on huge corporations and made other changes in their giant economic bill, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Friday.

Watch: Netflix's 'Dated & Related' Finds Siblings Awkwardly Dating Side-By-Side

Watch: Netflix's 'Dated & Related' Finds Siblings Awkwardly Dating Side-By-Side

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 5, 2022

Netflix is once again bringing more twisted dating experiences that will find singles searching for love with their siblings.

Michigan Library's Future Uncertain over LGBTQ+ Material Flap

Michigan Library's Future Uncertain over LGBTQ+ Material Flap

Aug 5, 2022

A western Michigan library faced an uncertain future Thursday after a flap over LGBTQ material on its shelves led to the failure of the renewal of a property tax millage that funds most of its budget.

What Will it Take to Get Brittney Griner Home?

What Will it Take to Get Brittney Griner Home?

By Eric Tucker | Aug 5, 2022

Now that WNBA star Brittney Griner has been convicted of drug possession and sentenced to nine years in prison, attention turns to the prospect of a prisoner swap.

Transgender Child Sues over Tennessee School Bathroom Law

Transgender Child Sues over Tennessee School Bathroom Law

By Travis Loller | Aug 4, 2022

A transgender child and her parents sued the Tennessee Department of Education on Thursday over a law that prohibits transgender students and staff from using school bathrooms or locker rooms that match their gender identities.

Judge: Kevin Spacey Must Pay $30M to 'House of Cards' Makers

Judge: Kevin Spacey Must Pay $30M to 'House of Cards' Makers

By Andrew Dalton | Aug 4, 2022

A judge on Thursday ruled that Kevin Spacey and his production companies must pay the makers of "House of Cards" nearly $31 million because of losses brought on by his 2017 firing for the sexual harassment of crew members.

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