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Netflix Employees Plan Walkout Over Fallout From Chappelle Special

Netflix Employees Plan Walkout Over Fallout From Chappelle Special

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 16, 2021

Netflix employees are planning a walkout on Oct. 20 after the company's handling of the fallout over comedian Dave Chappelle's latest special "The Closer" that angered much of the trans community.

AP Source: No One Else in NFL Cited With Email Violations

AP Source: No One Else in NFL Cited With Email Violations

By Barry Wilner | Oct 16, 2021

The NFL has found no other current team or league personnel to have sent emails containing racist, homophobic or misogynistic language similar to messages written by Jon Gruden.

More Than 90 Snakes Found Under Northern California Home

More Than 90 Snakes Found Under Northern California Home

By Olga R. Rodriguez | Oct 16, 2021

Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under houses but recently was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her Northern California house.

Biden Open to Shortening Length of Programs in Spending Bill

Biden Open to Shortening Length of Programs in Spending Bill

By Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Oct 16, 2021

President Joe Biden said Friday he would prefer to cut the duration of programs in his big social services and climate change package rather than eliminate some entirely.

Bill Clinton in Hospital for Non-COVID-Related Infection

Bill Clinton in Hospital for Non-COVID-Related Infection

By Lou Kesten | Oct 15, 2021

Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to a Southern California hospital Tuesday with an infection but he is "on the mend," his spokesman said.

Apple CEO, NBA's Dwyane Wade Help LGBTQ Group Build Homes

Apple CEO, NBA's Dwyane Wade Help LGBTQ Group Build Homes

By Sophia Eppolito | Oct 14, 2021

Apple CEO Tim Cook and retired NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade joined Utah leaders Wednesday to announce the completion of a local advocacy group's campaign to build new homes that provide services for LGBTQ youth in the U.S. West.

Governor: Lt. Governor's LGBTQ Comments Don't Speak for NC

Governor: Lt. Governor's LGBTQ Comments Don't Speak for NC

By Gary D. Robertson | Oct 14, 2021

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson "does not speak for North Carolina," a reference to comments that Robinson made about sex education in public schools that critics say plainly disparaged LGBTQ people.

NY Moving Women, Trans Inmates from Rikers to State Lockups

NY Moving Women, Trans Inmates from Rikers to State Lockups

Oct 14, 2021

Nearly all female and transgender inmates at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex will be temporarily transferred to state lockups.

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

By Joseph Pisani | Oct 14, 2021

Near the Twizzlers and Sour Patch Kids at It'Sugar are random items — fidget toys, fruit-shaped soft jelly candies — that earned a spot on the candy store's shelves because they went viral on TikTok.

Demi Lovato Says 'Aliens' is 'Derogatory' Word to Call Extraterrestrials

Demi Lovato Says 'Aliens' is 'Derogatory' Word to Call Extraterrestrials

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 13, 2021

Demi Lovato says extraterrestrials shouldn't be called "aliens" in an interview with CNN.

Lego to Remove Gender Stereotypes from Toys

Lego to Remove Gender Stereotypes from Toys

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 13, 2021

Lego announces plans to remove gender stereotypes from its toys.

Feds OK Colorado Plan to Cover Gender-Affirming Care

Feds OK Colorado Plan to Cover Gender-Affirming Care

By Patty Nieberg | Oct 13, 2021

Colorado will include gender confirmation care in its individual and small group health insurance plans, state and federal officials announced Tuesday.

Capt. Kirk's William Shatner on Cusp of Blasting into Space

Capt. Kirk's William Shatner on Cusp of Blasting into Space

By Marcia Dunn and Rick Taber | Oct 13, 2021

Actor William Shatner counted down Wednesday to his wildest role yet: riding a rocket into space, courtesy of "Star Trek" fan Jeff Bezos.

BTS Suits, Dolly Parton Dress to be Sold at Charity Auction

BTS Suits, Dolly Parton Dress to be Sold at Charity Auction

Oct 12, 2021

The custom suits BTS wore for their Grammy Awards performance earlier this year are among the items that will be sold at a charity auction.

Netflix Backs Chappelle Despite Criticism Over Trans Remarks

Netflix Backs Chappelle Despite Criticism Over Trans Remarks

By Lynn Elber | Oct 12, 2021

A top Netflix executive said Dave Chappelle's special "The Closer" doesn't cross "the line on hate" and will remain on the streaming service despite fallout over the comedian's remarks about the transgender community.

California Makes it Illegal to Remove Condom without Consent

California Makes it Illegal to Remove Condom without Consent

By Don Thompson | Oct 11, 2021

California became the first state to prohibit "stealthing," or removing a condom without permission during intercourse, after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law Thursday.

Watch: Gay Student Bullied, Ally Suspended, 100+ Students Walk Out

Watch: Gay Student Bullied, Ally Suspended, 100+ Students Walk Out

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 11, 2021

When openly gay Missouri high school student Danny Lillis and an ally were suspended following months of bullying, more than one hundred of his schoolmates walked out in protest.

Advocates, Lawmakers Push Hospitals To Help More With Bills

Advocates, Lawmakers Push Hospitals To Help More With Bills

By Tom Murphy | Oct 11, 2021

Swamped with medical bills? The hospital that treated you may be able to help.

Small Businesses Navigate Ever-Changing Covid-19 Reality

Small Businesses Navigate Ever-Changing Covid-19 Reality

Oct 11, 2021

For a brief moment this summer, it seemed like small businesses might be getting a break from the relentless onslaught of the pandemic

California Law Requires Gender-Neutral Area in Some Stores

California Law Requires Gender-Neutral Area in Some Stores

By Adam Bean | Oct 10, 2021

California became the first state to say large department stores must display products like toys in gender-neutral ways, a win for LGBT advocates who say pink and blue hues of marketing methods pressure children to conform to gender stereotypes.

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