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On the Road Again: Travelers Emerge in Time for Thanksgiving

On the Road Again: Travelers Emerge in Time for Thanksgiving

NATIONAL | By David Koenig | Nov 25, 2021

Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family.

Americans Are Spending but Inflation Casts Pall Over Economy

Americans Are Spending but Inflation Casts Pall Over Economy

NATIONAL | Nov 25, 2021

Americans are doing the main thing that drives the U.S. economy — spending — but accelerating inflation is casting a pall.

Justice Dept. to Prioritize Prosecuting Violence on Flights

Justice Dept. to Prioritize Prosecuting Violence on Flights

NATIONAL | By Michael Balsamo | Nov 25, 2021

Attorney General Merrick Garland directed U.S. attorneys across the country to swiftly prioritize prosecution of federal crimes that happen on commercial flights.

Collecting $26M Award Vs. White Nationalists May Be Tough

Collecting $26M Award Vs. White Nationalists May Be Tough

NATIONAL | Nov 25, 2021

Nine people who sued white nationalist leaders and organizations over the violence at a deadly rally in Charlottesville in 2017 won a $26 million judgment for the injuries and trauma they endured.

Performers Gear Up for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Performers Gear Up for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

NATIONAL | By Mark Kennedy | Nov 24, 2021

This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade — the 95th annual — will snap back to form after bowing to pandemic restrictions last year.

Will Russian Lawmakers Ban Same-Sex Scenes in Movies, TV?

Will Russian Lawmakers Ban Same-Sex Scenes in Movies, TV?

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 24, 2021

Lawmakers in Russia are poised to consider fresh restrictions on movies and television when it comes to suggestions of same-sex relationships, with one comparing such content to "pornography."

Holigay Events: Choral, Cabaret, Comedy and More for December Fun

Holigay Events: Choral, Cabaret, Comedy and More for December Fun

LOCAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Nov 24, 2021

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and now that the Bay Area has reopened, there's plenty to do in December. Here are several ways you can celebrate and have a joyous holiday.

Chile Congress Approves Same-Sex Marriage, Adoptions

Chile Congress Approves Same-Sex Marriage, Adoptions

INTERNATIONAL | By Eva Vergara | Nov 24, 2021

A measure to legalize marriage and adoption by same-sex couples was approved by the lower house of Chile's Congress on Tuesday, moving it close to final adoption. It had already passed the Senate.

Watch: Santa Is Gay and Crushing in Viral Norwegian Christmas Ad

Watch: Santa Is Gay and Crushing in Viral Norwegian Christmas Ad

INTERNATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Nov 23, 2021

For the third year, Posten (The Norwegian Postal Service) is subverting the classic Christmas tales with a bold statement.

Fatal Shooting of Angel Naira Marks 47th Known Anti-Trans Killing of 2021

Fatal Shooting of Angel Naira Marks 47th Known Anti-Trans Killing of 2021

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 23, 2021

The shooting death of Angel Naira, 36, a trans woman of color, marks the year's 47th known murder of a transgender or gender non-conforming person.

Judge: Iowa Medicaid Denial of Sex Change Surgery Unlawful

Judge: Iowa Medicaid Denial of Sex Change Surgery Unlawful

NATIONAL | By David Pitt | Nov 23, 2021

An Iowa law that prohibits Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgeries for transgender residents violates state law and the state constitution, a judge ruled in a decision made public Monday.

Gay Men and Bisexual Women May Have Higher Odds for High Blood Pressure

Gay Men and Bisexual Women May Have Higher Odds for High Blood Pressure

NATIONAL | Nov 23, 2021

Gay men and bisexual women may have higher rates of high blood pressure than their heterosexual counterparts, according to new research.

Conflict over Abortion Laws Won't Abate if Roe v. Wade Falls

Conflict over Abortion Laws Won't Abate if Roe v. Wade Falls

NATIONAL | By David Crary | Nov 23, 2021

No matter how the current conservative-dominated court handles pending high-profile abortion cases there will be no monolithic, nationwide change. Fractious state-by-state battles will continue.

A Call for Companies to Engage in Global LGBTQ Corporate Responsibility

A Call for Companies to Engage in Global LGBTQ Corporate Responsibility

INTERNATIONAL | Nov 23, 2021

Multinational corporations have a responsibility to advocate for LGBTQ human rights around the world, one researcher suggests.

WHO Europe Warns of Possible Surge in COVID Deaths

WHO Europe Warns of Possible Surge in COVID Deaths

INTERNATIONAL | Nov 23, 2021

WHO Europe's projections show the 53-country region could face another 700,000 COVID-related deaths by spring.

Trans Netflix Workers Drop Labor Complaint but One Resigns

Trans Netflix Workers Drop Labor Complaint but One Resigns

NATIONAL | Nov 23, 2021

Two former Netflix employees who criticized anti-transgender comments on Dave Chappelle's TV special are dropping labor complaints and one has resigned from the company.

Disney to Require COVID-19 Shots for Cruise Guests 5 and Up

Disney to Require COVID-19 Shots for Cruise Guests 5 and Up

FAMILY | Nov 22, 2021

Disney Cruise Line will require all guests ages 5 and up to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before setting sail starting early next year, the company announced.

Brit Awards Scrap Separate Male, Female Prize Categories

Brit Awards Scrap Separate Male, Female Prize Categories

INTERNATIONAL | Nov 22, 2021

The organizers of the Brit Awards announced Monday they are scrapping separate male and female artist categories in a shakeup designed to make the music prizes more inclusive.

College Student Still Uses Grindr after Hate Crime, Torture

College Student Still Uses Grindr after Hate Crime, Torture

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 22, 2021

An 18-year-old college student says he's more careful after a Grindr hookup led to a horrific assault, but he still uses hookup apps.

Watch: Marjorie Taylor-Greene Criticizes GOP Chair for LGBTQ Outreach

Watch: Marjorie Taylor-Greene Criticizes GOP Chair for LGBTQ Outreach

POLITICS | Nov 22, 2021

Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee, recently spearheaded an LGBT "Pride Coalition" and slammed by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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