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Officials confirm monkeypox infection in King County man

May. 27, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials in Washington state say a case of the monkeypox virus has been confirmed in the Seattle area. On Friday the state Department of Health and Public Health — Seattle & King County confirmed the infection in a King County man who recently traveled...

Spanish LGBTQ groups wary of monkeypox stigma as Pride nears

May. 27, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — With one of Europe's largest gay pride celebrations right around the corner, Spain's LGBTQ community is worried that the outbreaks of monkeypox on the continent could lead to an increase in homophobic sentiment based on misunderstandings of the disease. Spanish health...

Ellen DeGeneres ends daytime show with plea for compassion

May. 26, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres brought her nearly two-decade daytime talk show to an end Thursday with a celebrity lovefest and a forceful assertion of her achievement as a gay woman daring to be herself. DeGeneres and guests Jennifer Aniston, Billie Eilish and Pink shared...

NC parents' bill that bars K-3 LGBTQ curriculum clears panel

May. 25, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican measure supporters say would empower North Carolina parents to better monitor their children's public school education — and also would bar K-3 class curriculum from addressing LGBTQ issues — received approval Wednesday from a state Senate committee. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

May. 25, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. May 23, 2022. Editorial: Mental Health And The LGBTQ Issue May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a designation that seeks to do just that: to make more people take a harder look at the issue of mental health in their world, their community...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 25, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. May 25, 2022. Editorial: North Carolina gets its own ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, and yes, it’s awful You would think, after the House Bill 2 backlash that occurred in 2016, North Carolina Republicans might think twice...

NC parents' rights bill includes LGBTQ curriculum ban in K-3

May. 24, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a wide-ranging proposal they say would help parents stay informed about what their children are being taught and how they're being treated by doctors. The measure also would tread into contentious LGBTQ matters that have...

Ricky Gervais' Netflix special blasted as 'anti-trans rants'

May. 24, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Following in Dave Chappelle's footsteps, Ricky Gervais ridicules transgender women in his new Netflix comedy special. As with Chappelle, the British stand-up quickly drew backlash for what a LGBTQ advocacy group called “anti-trans rants.” In...

New Italian church head faces demands for abuse inquiry

May. 24, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday named a bishop in his own image, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, as the new head of the Italian bishops conference, as the Italian Catholic Church comes under mounting pressure to confront its legacy of clerical sexual abuse with an independent inquiry. ...

Lee University considers limiting student speech on gender

May. 23, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — A private Christian university is considering strictly limiting the free speech rights of its students when it comes to sexuality and gender, from how they behave to what they wear and what they can say on campus or even online, according to published reports. ...