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US Catholic official resigns over 'improper behavior' claim

Jul. 20, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Citing allegations of “possible improper behavior,” the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday announced the resignation of its top administrative official, Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill, ahead of a media report that probed his private romantic life. ...

How Mississippi’s oldest gay bar survived the COVID pandemic

Jul. 10, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Last March, after Lynn Koval watched COVID-19 cases spread across the United States, she bought several thousand dollars worth of beer and liquor before closing the doors at Just Us Lounge, the oldest gay bar still operating in Mississippi. The...

With virtual and in-person events, NYC commemorates Pride

Jun. 27, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's annual LGBTQ Pride parade was held virtually for the second year in a row Sunday due to the pandemic, but that didn't stop thousands from marching, celebrating and making their presence felt at a series of events around the city. The main...

Biden celebrates Pride Month, highlighting LGBTQ rights

Jun. 25, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden celebrated Pride Month at the White House on Friday, a reflection of the growing stature of the LGBTQ community at the highest level of government. “Pride Month represents so much,” Biden said. “It stands for courage. The...

Political donations lead Stonewall Inn to ban some beers

Jun. 21, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Stonewall Inn's owners say they won't serve certain beers at the famous LGBT bar during Pride weekend to protest manufacturer Anheuser-Busch's political contributions to some politicians who have supported anti-LGBT legislation. Co-owners Stacy Lentz...

Pride returns to SC after COVID-19 canceled it last year

Jun. 20, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It’s almost impossible to go to Pride, a gay bar or really any queer space without hearing Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” The song has long been one of those unofficial anthems of the LGBTQ+ community. A ballad about love...