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Adoptions Another Facet of Life Halted by War in Ukraine

Adoptions Another Facet of Life Halted by War in Ukraine

FAMILY | By Patrick Whittle | May 22, 2022

The ripple effects of Russia's invasion of Ukraine have been devastating for families of all kinds — including those who have seen their prospective adoptions put on hold.

Australian Labor Topples Conservatives; PM Faces Early Tests

Australian Labor Topples Conservatives; PM Faces Early Tests

INTERNATIONAL | By Rod McGuirk | May 22, 2022

Australia's center-left opposition party toppled the conservative government after almost a decade in power, and Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese in his Saturday election victory speech promised sharper reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

AP Source: Giuliani Interviewed for Hours by 1/6 Committee

AP Source: Giuliani Interviewed for Hours by 1/6 Committee

POLITICS | By Eric Tucker | May 22, 2022

Rudy Giuliani, who as a lawyer for then-President Donald Trump pushed bogus legal challenges to the 2020 election, met for hours with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

New York City Resident Tests Positive for Monkeypox Virus

New York City Resident Tests Positive for Monkeypox Virus

NATIONAL | May 21, 2022

A New York City resident has tested positive for the virus that causes monkeypox, state health officials announced late Friday.

Teacher Defends LGBTQ Lesson Plan that was Spiked by State

Teacher Defends LGBTQ Lesson Plan that was Spiked by State

NATIONAL | May 21, 2022

A teacher whose LGBTQ lesson plan for kindergartners was removed from a state website said Friday that the governor and education department succumbed to outside pressure.

UK Gay Couple Allegedly Attacked By Teens

UK Gay Couple Allegedly Attacked By Teens

INTERNATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | May 20, 2022

A UK gay couple says they were attacked by a group of teens for holding hands and waiting for a taxi after going out.

Turkish Police Break Up Student LGBTQ Event, Arrest Dozens

Turkish Police Break Up Student LGBTQ Event, Arrest Dozens

INTERNATIONAL | May 20, 2022

Police in Turkey broke up an LGBTQ pride parade at one the country's top public universities and detained all of the participants Friday.

From Mickey to the MCU and 'Star Wars,' Disney Offers Pride-Themed Merch

From Mickey to the MCU and 'Star Wars,' Disney Offers Pride-Themed Merch

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | May 20, 2022

Unbowed by the punitive actions of anti-LGBTQ+ Florida lawmakers, Disney has introduced a Pride-themed line of merchandise that spans the Magic Kingdom's entertainment empire.

Outrage Ensues as Netflix Lays Off Queer, Diverse Staff in 150 Employee Cut

Outrage Ensues as Netflix Lays Off Queer, Diverse Staff in 150 Employee Cut

WORKPLACE | By Emell Adolphus | May 20, 2022

Social media was not kind to the streaming giant after learning that employee cuts included entire diversity departments for programming.

Monkeypox Spreads in West, Baffling African Scientists

Monkeypox Spreads in West, Baffling African Scientists

INTERNATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | May 20, 2022

As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease's spread in the West.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Says She's Engaged to Longtime Partner

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Says She's Engaged to Longtime Partner

NATIONAL | May 20, 2022

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday she's engaged to her longtime partner Riley Roberts, a marketing professional she met over a decade ago while they were undergraduates at Boston University.

Maine Removes LGBTQ+ Teaching Video Assailed in Republican Ad

Maine Removes LGBTQ+ Teaching Video Assailed in Republican Ad

NATIONAL | May 19, 2022

The Maine Department of Education removed from its website a video containing an LGBTQ lesson plan for kindergarten students that was the subject of a Republican ad targeting Democratic Gov. Janet Mills.

Spain Confirms 7 Monkeypox Cases as European Outbreak Grows

Spain Confirms 7 Monkeypox Cases as European Outbreak Grows

INTERNATIONAL | By Ashifa Kassam and Barry Hatton | May 19, 2022

Health officials in Spain reported seven cases of monkeypox and Portugal updated its number of confirmed cases to 14 Thursday as an outbreak of a viral disease typically limited to Africa expanded in Europe.

State Rep Brian Sims, LGBTQ Candidates Lose Bids for Office in Pennsylvania

State Rep Brian Sims, LGBTQ Candidates Lose Bids for Office in Pennsylvania

POLITICS | By Emell Adolphus | May 19, 2022

LGBTQ+ candidates running for in the state of the U.S. Senate, lieutenant governor, and a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Philadelphia's "gayborhood" each lost their races in the Keystone State's May 17 Democratic primary.

State Dept Pushing to See Griner; NBA Commissioner Weighs In

State Dept Pushing to See Griner; NBA Commissioner Weighs In

INTERNATIONAL | By Tim Reynolds | May 19, 2022

The State Department said Tuesday that it still pushing to have regular contact with WNBA star Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury, who has been detained in Russia for nearly three months.

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli Freed from Prison for Halfway House

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli Freed from Prison for Halfway House

NATIONAL | By Larry Neumeister | May 19, 2022

Convicted pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli was freed Wednesday from prison after serving much of a seven-year prison sentence for lying to hedge fund investors and cheating investors in a drug company.

US Case of Monkeypox Reported in Massachusetts Man

US Case of Monkeypox Reported in Massachusetts Man

NATIONAL | By Mike Stobbe | May 18, 2022

Massachusetts on Wednesday reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada, and health officials are looking into whether it is connected to small outbreaks in Europe.

Gay Student Says School Stopping Run for Student Leadership

Gay Student Says School Stopping Run for Student Leadership

NATIONAL | May 18, 2022

A 17-year-old gay student who was suspended for leading protests at his high school against Florida's so-called Don't Say Gay legislation says school administrators are now stopping him from running for senior class president.

Exiled Russian Director Returns to Cannes, Decries War

Exiled Russian Director Returns to Cannes, Decries War

INTERNATIONAL | By Jake Coyle | May 18, 2022

The last two times the Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov had films playing at the Cannes Film Festival, he couldn't attend.

Portugal Finds 5 Monkeypox Cases in Men as Outbreak Spreads

Portugal Finds 5 Monkeypox Cases in Men as Outbreak Spreads

INTERNATIONAL | By Barry Hatton and Maria Cheng | May 18, 2022

Portuguese health authorities on Wednesday confirmed five cases of monkeypox in young men, marking an unusual outbreak in Europe of a disease typically limited to Africa.

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