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Africa CDC Says Gay Sex 'Not Relevant' in Monkeypox There

Africa CDC Says Gay Sex 'Not Relevant' in Monkeypox There

INTERNATIONAL | By Cara Anna | Aug 4, 2022

Africa's public health agency says it doesn't know how many of the continent's reported monkeypox cases this year are in men who have sex with men, and it warned against "any stigmatization" that might delay case reporting and affect the outbreak response

Russian Judge Convicts Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner, Gives 9-Year Sentence

Russian Judge Convicts Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner, Gives 9-Year Sentence

INTERNATIONAL | By Jim Hentz | Aug 4, 2022

A judge in Russia convicted American basketball star Brittney Griner of drug possession and smuggling Thursday and sentenced her to nine years in prison for drug possession and smuggling.

Utah Police Investigating Attack on Gay Couple as Hate Crime

Utah Police Investigating Attack on Gay Couple as Hate Crime

CRIME | Aug 4, 2022

Police said on Wednesday that an attack against a gay couple in suburban Salt Lake City is being investigated as a hate crime.

French PM Announces the Creation of New LGBTQ+ Ambassador Job

French PM Announces the Creation of New LGBTQ+ Ambassador Job

INTERNATIONAL | Aug 4, 2022

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne on Thursday announced the creation of a new position of ambassador for LGBTQ rights in efforts to fight discrimination across the world.

Judge: West Virginia Medicaid Must Cover Transgender Care

Judge: West Virginia Medicaid Must Cover Transgender Care

NATIONAL | By John Raby | Aug 4, 2022

West Virginia's Medicaid program must provide coverage for gender-confirming care for transgender residents, a federal judge ruled.

Closing Arguments in Brittney Griner's Drug Case in Russia

Closing Arguments in Brittney Griner's Drug Case in Russia

SPORTS | By Jim Heintz | Aug 4, 2022

Closing arguments in Brittney Griner's cannabis possession case in Russia are set for Thursday, nearly six months after the American basketball star was arrested at a Moscow airport.

NY Man Who Sent Threats to LGBTQ Groups Gets 30 Months

NY Man Who Sent Threats to LGBTQ Groups Gets 30 Months

CRIME | Aug 4, 2022

A 74-year-old retired schoolteacher from a New York City suburb was sentenced to 30 months in prison Wednesday for mailing dozens of violent threats to LGBTQ affiliated individuals, groups and businesses.

Wisconsin District Bans Pride Flags from Classrooms, Sparks Pushback

Wisconsin District Bans Pride Flags from Classrooms, Sparks Pushback

NATIONAL | Aug 4, 2022

A Wisconsin school district's decision to tell bar employees from displaying gay pride flags in classrooms or from putting their preferred pronouns in email signatures prompted pushback.

LA Gay Sex Clubs, Bathhouses Host Monkeypox Vaccination Clinics

LA Gay Sex Clubs, Bathhouses Host Monkeypox Vaccination Clinics

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 3, 2022

As California declares State of Emergency over monkeypox outbreak, local health centers hope to get the vaccines to gay men at risk.

Volodymyr Zelensky Responds to Legalizing Same-Sex Marriages in Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelensky Responds to Legalizing Same-Sex Marriages in Ukraine

INTERNATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 3, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky considers legalizing same-sex marriages in Ukraine. He vowed that the government will take up the issue as part of "establishing and ensuring human rights and freedoms."

Gay MAGA Influencer Brandon Straka Provides Feds 'Significant Information' on Jan. 6 Rioters

Gay MAGA Influencer Brandon Straka Provides Feds 'Significant Information' on Jan. 6 Rioters

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 3, 2022

Brandon Straka, a former hairstylist who became a MAGA influencer by creating the "Walk Away" campaign, provided federal authorities with "significant information" about Jan. 6 rioters, reports said.

'Monkeypox is No Joke,' Says Adult Performer Silver Steele. Wouldn't Wish on 'Worst Enemy'

'Monkeypox is No Joke,' Says Adult Performer Silver Steele. Wouldn't Wish on 'Worst Enemy'

NATIONAL | Aug 3, 2022

When adult actor Silver Steele discovered he had monkeypox, he chose to share his journey on social media to make others aware of his progress.

Even Some GOP Lawmakers Now Support Marriage Equality — How Did the Shift Happen?

Even Some GOP Lawmakers Now Support Marriage Equality — How Did the Shift Happen?

FAMILY | Aug 3, 2022

Congress is considering making same-sex marriage federal law — with bipartisan support. A political scientist explains how this issue became less polarized over time.

Monkeypox: an Expert Explains What Gay And Bisexual Men Need To Know

Monkeypox: an Expert Explains What Gay And Bisexual Men Need To Know

NATIONAL | Aug 2, 2022

Since early May, more than 23,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported worldwide. This is the largest ever global outbreak of the disease. Read what you need to know about it.

Biden Names FEMA, CDC Officials to Head Monkeypox Response

Biden Names FEMA, CDC Officials to Head Monkeypox Response

NATIONAL | By Zeke Miller | Aug 2, 2022

President Joe Biden is set to name top officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to serve as the White House coordinators to combat the growing monkeypox outbreak.

Watch: Out Aussie Pol Stands Up for LGBTQ+ Youth in Emotional Speech

Watch: Out Aussie Pol Stands Up for LGBTQ+ Youth in Emotional Speech

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 2, 2022

Ads on Grindr helped him win his campaign; now Stephen Bates is speaking up about his traumatic years as a gay youth, and vowing to be the role model he once wished for.

California Governor Declares Monkeypox State of Emergency

California Governor Declares Monkeypox State of Emergency

NATIONAL | By Don Thompson | Aug 2, 2022

California's governor on Monday declared a state of emergency to speed efforts to combat the monkeypox outbreak, becoming the second state in three days to take the step.

Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiff Obergefell Runs for Ohio Office

Same-Sex Marriage Plaintiff Obergefell Runs for Ohio Office

POLITICS | By Julie Carr Smyth | Aug 2, 2022

Jim Obergefell, whose landmark case before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationally, is hoping he and fellow Democrats can make gains in the Ohio Statehouse this year with a message grounded in equality.

Watch: NZ Cricket Star Heath Davis Comes Out

Watch: NZ Cricket Star Heath Davis Comes Out

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 2, 2022

More than two decades after retiring from cricket, Heath Davis — legendary for the speed at which he threw balls — has come out, making him the first male New Zealand player in the sport to do so.

Watch: Colombians Kiss in Park in Protest After Gay Couple Accosted

Watch: Colombians Kiss in Park in Protest After Gay Couple Accosted

INTERNATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 1, 2022

After a group of women accosted a gay couple for kissing in a park in Bogotá, Colombia, other same-sex couples came out to stage a kiss-a-thon in the same park in protest.

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