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Federal Judge to Decide if Transgender Athlete Case is Moot

Federal Judge to Decide if Transgender Athlete Case is Moot

NEWS | By Rebecca Boone | Dec 8
An Idaho woman says her lawsuit challenging the state's ban on transgender athletes should continue moving through the court system because she's enrolled at Boise State University and plans to play soccer on the school's club team next spring.

Former Principal Alleges in Lawsuit Anti-LGBTQ+ Parents, Clergy Behind Her Ouster

Former Principal Alleges in Lawsuit Anti-LGBTQ+ Parents, Clergy Behind Her Ouster

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 8
A former middle school principal says she encountered hostility and retaliation for putting up a Pride flag in the school cafeteria as a gesture of inclusivity. Now she's filed suit.

Sondheim's 'Assassins' Lays Bare the Bizarre Role of Guns in American Culture

Sondheim's 'Assassins' Lays Bare the Bizarre Role of Guns in American Culture

Sondheim brilliantly deployed musical theater to explore America's curious fascination with firearms and the pivotal role of assassinations in U.S. history.

Twitter Reacts to Colton Underwood's Netflix Docuseries 'Coming Out Colton'

Twitter Reacts to Colton Underwood's Netflix Docuseries 'Coming Out Colton'

Twitter reacts to Colton Underwood's Netflix show "Coming Out Colton," which chronicles his coming out journey.

St. Anthony Shrine Displays AIDS Memorial Quilt as Part of LGBTQ Spirituality Ministry

St. Anthony Shrine Displays AIDS Memorial Quilt as Part of LGBTQ Spirituality Ministry

NEWS | Dec 8
Boston's St. Anthony Shrine starts a new tradition this December, displaying a portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

'Thanksliving' in Drag with Gus Kenworthy and Friends

'Thanksliving' in Drag with Gus Kenworthy and Friends

Gus Kenworthy held a Thanksgiving party with a difference — everyone had to come in drag. The Olympian invited more than a dozen friends to West Hollywood's famous Chateau Marmont to eat and party.

7 Tips to Avoid Going Over Budget on Kids' Holiday Gifts

7 Tips to Avoid Going Over Budget on Kids' Holiday Gifts

STYLE | By Amanda Barroso, NerdWallet | Dec 8
These holiday shopping tips from budgeting and parenting experts can help you find what works for your family.

Joining Drag Queens on HBO's 'We're Here' Costs Indiana Pastor His Job

Joining Drag Queens on HBO's 'We're Here' Costs Indiana Pastor His Job

NEWS | By David Crary | Dec 8
The Rev. Craig Duke has been a Methodist minister for three decades but his pastoral duties have now been terminated after appearing in drag alongside prominent drag queens in the HBO reality series "We're Here."

Closing Arguments Set in Actor Jussie Smollett's Trial

Closing Arguments Set in Actor Jussie Smollett's Trial

NEWS | By Don Babwin and Sara Burnett | Dec 8
Closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday morning in the case against former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.

Both Sides Rest in Josh Duggar Child Pornography Trial

Both Sides Rest in Josh Duggar Child Pornography Trial

NEWS | Dec 8
The defense rested Tuesday in the Arkansas federal trial of former reality TV star Josh Duggar after a prosecutor sharply questioned a computer expert during the state's cross-examination.


Business

'Big Tobacco' Companies Leave Legacy of High LGBTQ Smoking Rates

'Big Tobacco' Companies Leave Legacy of High LGBTQ Smoking Rates

NATIONAL | By Finbarr Toesland | Dec 7
The LGBTQ+ community has one of the highest smoking rates among disparity populations. Decades of target marketing by 'Big Tobacco' companies is a major contributing factor.


Finance

'Buy Now, Pay Later' Catches On Just in Time For Holidays

'Buy Now, Pay Later' Catches On Just in Time For Holidays

HOME | By Ken Sweet | Dec 2
As Americans shop for the holidays, they will likely see a swarm of offers to get their gifts now but pay for them later in fixed monthly installments.


Cars

Edmunds: Ford Bronco Versus Jeep Wrangler

Edmunds: Ford Bronco Versus Jeep Wrangler

AUTO NEWS | By Miles Branman, Edmunds | Dec 5
The new 2021 Bronco SUV pays homage to its predecessors and serves as an intriguing alternative to a well-known off-roading icon: The Jeep Wrangler.


Health/Fitness

Pfizer Says COVID Booster Offers Protection Against Omicron

Pfizer Says COVID Booster Offers Protection Against Omicron

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Dec 8
Pfizer said Wednesday that a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine may protect against the new omicron variant even though the initial two doses appear significantly less effective.


Nightlife

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar Chicago :: December 4, 2021

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar Chicago :: December 4, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 5
Sidetrack the Video Bar hosted their 10th Santa Speedo Run to benefit Center on Halsted, the LGBTQ+ community center. Registration began at noon and after a singalong of "Jingle Balls" participants ran a mile through Lakeview East.