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Survey Says 'Dad Bod' Confidence Is on the Rise

Survey Says 'Dad Bod' Confidence Is on the Rise

Jun 16, 2021

Results from Planet Fitness' fifth annual survey reveals how Americans feel about the body type known as the "dad bod."

Report: Companies Wave the Rainbow Flag for Pride, Fund Anti-LGBTQ Politicians

Report: Companies Wave the Rainbow Flag for Pride, Fund Anti-LGBTQ Politicians

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 16, 2021

An investigative report has uncovered more than two dozen companies that wave the rainbow flag during Pride Month, but contribute to anti-LGTBQ politicians.

Being Vaccinated Doesn't Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here's Why.

Being Vaccinated Doesn't Mean You Must Go Maskless. Here's Why.

By Bernard J. Wolfson | Jun 16, 2021

Even if you are vaccinated, though, you don't need to change your behavior one iota if doing so makes you uncomfortable.

After Years of Harassment, Gay Couple Finds Out Neighbor is Responsible

After Years of Harassment, Gay Couple Finds Out Neighbor is Responsible

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 16, 2021

A married gay couple in Milton, Massachusetts, recently discovered that their neighbor was behind years of homophobic harassment.

ACLU Asks Judge to Block Arkansas Trans Youth Treatment Ban

ACLU Asks Judge to Block Arkansas Trans Youth Treatment Ban

By Andrew DeMillo | Jun 16, 2021

The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday asked a federal judge to prevent Arkansas from enforcing its ban on gender confirming treatments for transgender youth while a lawsuit challenging the prohibition proceeds.

Watch: Pride Flags Keep Being Stolen in Louisville, Colorado

Watch: Pride Flags Keep Being Stolen in Louisville, Colorado

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 15, 2021

The mayor is determined to keep flying Pride flags around the city despite them being stolen twice.

Noodles & Company Stands Firm With Gender-Neutral Restrooms After GOP Lawmaker's Facebook Attack

Noodles & Company Stands Firm With Gender-Neutral Restrooms After GOP Lawmaker's Facebook Attack

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 15, 2021

Fast-food chain Noodles & Company is standing by its policy of gender-neutral restrooms after a Republican state lawmaker in Pennsylvania inveighed against the company in a Facebook post.

Watch: Viral Video Of Security Dragging Black Woman by Hair Sparks Protest at DC Gay Bar

Watch: Viral Video Of Security Dragging Black Woman by Hair Sparks Protest at DC Gay Bar

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 15, 2021

Protestors gathered outside a gay bar in Washington, D.C., after a video showing a Black woman being dragged down the establishment's stairs by the hair went viral on social media.

Watch: Arby's Employee Fired After Gay Couple Finds Slur on Their Receipt

Watch: Arby's Employee Fired After Gay Couple Finds Slur on Their Receipt

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 14, 2021

Longtime gay couple Craig Gray and John Burns were shocked to find an anti-LGTBQ slur written on their order receipt following a visit to an Arby's restaurant in Indiana. The employee was promptly fired.

Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese Wins Westminster Dog Show

Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese Wins Westminster Dog Show

By Jennifer Peltz | Jun 14, 2021

The flavor of the year at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: Wasabi.

Watch: Dad's Support for Gay Son Goes Viral

Watch: Dad's Support for Gay Son Goes Viral

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 13, 2021

Just outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a stongly conservative community, one dad is going viral for showing his gay son support with a flag.

Trans Kids in the US Were Seeking Treatment Decades Before Today's Political Battles

Trans Kids in the US Were Seeking Treatment Decades Before Today's Political Battles

Jun 13, 2021

One researcher says doctors tended to see transgender youth as canvases for experimentation — to see how their growing bodies responded to various surgeries or hormonal cocktails.

Travel Rebound: 2 Million People Go Through US Airports

Travel Rebound: 2 Million People Go Through US Airports

By David Koenig | Jun 13, 2021

The airline industry's recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020.

Victims of Pulse Nightclub Massacre Remembered 5 Years Later

Victims of Pulse Nightclub Massacre Remembered 5 Years Later

Jun 13, 2021

The 49 people killed in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Florida were honored in Orlando and around the world on Saturday, the fifth anniversary of the attack.

Biden to Name Pulse Nightclub a National Memorial

Biden to Name Pulse Nightclub a National Memorial

By Josh Boak | Jun 12, 2021

President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial.

5 Years After Pulse Shooting, the LGBTQ Gun Debate Grows in the Face of Escalating Threats, Bigotry

5 Years After Pulse Shooting, the LGBTQ Gun Debate Grows in the Face of Escalating Threats, Bigotry

By Finbarr Toesland | Jun 12, 2021

In the wake of recent mass shootings and the five-year anniversary of the Pulse massacre, one might think that Americans — especially LGBTQ Americans — have had enough. They have. But many in the queer community are beyond protests and petitions.

Look: This Year's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photos

Look: This Year's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photos

Jun 12, 2021

Associated Press photographers awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Friday had dodged tear gas to capture protests against racial injustice and patiently built trust with elderly people to empathetically document the toll of the coronavirus pandemic.

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 11, 2021

After a suspected arson destroyed the original tower, the community came together to put up a new symbol of Pride at Hermosa Beach.

Exhibit, Ceremony Mark 5th Anniversary of Pulse Massacre

Exhibit, Ceremony Mark 5th Anniversary of Pulse Massacre

Jun 11, 2021

The 49 victims who were massacred at a gay nightclub shooting in Florida are being honored this week with a community run, a museum exhibit, a mass yoga session, a gay chorus performance and a street dance party.

Senate Decrees Pulse Nightclub Site National Memorial in Unanimous Vote

Senate Decrees Pulse Nightclub Site National Memorial in Unanimous Vote

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 11, 2021

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill to decree the site of Pulse nightclub — the gay nightspot in Orlando, Florida, that was the scene of a mass shooting in 2016 — a national memorial.

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