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

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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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.

Suit: U.S. Enabling LGBTQ Discrimination in Foster Program

Suit: U.S. Enabling LGBTQ Discrimination in Foster Program

FAMILY | By Kimberlee Kruesi | Oct 14, 2021

The federal government is funding organizations that illegally discriminate against LGBTQ candidates to become foster care parents for unaccompanied refugee children, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges.

NY Moving Women, Trans Inmates from Rikers to State Lockups

NY Moving Women, Trans Inmates from Rikers to State Lockups

NATIONAL | 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'

NATIONAL | 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.

Question in NFL is: Does Gruden Reflect Broader Culture?

Question in NFL is: Does Gruden Reflect Broader Culture?

SPORTS | By Howard Fendrich | Oct 14, 2021

Current and former players around the NFL have varying opinions about a key question that arose in light of the racist, homophobic and misogynistic thoughts expressed by Jon Gruden in emails.

Film TV Workers Union Says Strike to Start Next Week

Film TV Workers Union Says Strike to Start Next Week

WORKPLACE | By Andrew Dalton and Lindsey Bahr | Oct 13, 2021

The union representing film and television crews says its 60,000 members will begin a nationwide strike on Monday if it does not reach a deal that satisfies demands for fair and safe working conditions.

Critics Say Russian TV Drag Show Ignores LGBTQ Content

Critics Say Russian TV Drag Show Ignores LGBTQ Content

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 13, 2021

Even Russian TV is getting in on the drag boom in entertainment — but doing so in way that strips out the gay, critics charge.

First Out Pro Baseball Player Bryan Ruby Reflects on Acceptance, Announces Support Group

First Out Pro Baseball Player Bryan Ruby Reflects on Acceptance, Announces Support Group

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 13, 2021

Groundbreaking out pro baseball player Bryan Ruby says that he's never felt as much support, or played so well, since he shed the burden of the closet.

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

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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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.

'Squid Game' Strikes Nerve in Debt-Ridden South Korea

'Squid Game' Strikes Nerve in Debt-Ridden South Korea

INTERNATIONAL | By Kim Tong-Hyung | Oct 13, 2021

"Squid Game," a brutal Netflix survival drama about desperate adults competing in deadly children's games for a chance to escape severe debt, hit a little too close to home for Lee Chang-keun.

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

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

NATIONAL | 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.

40th Phoenix Pride Parade and Festival Just One Month Away

40th Phoenix Pride Parade and Festival Just One Month Away

PRIDE | Oct 13, 2021

Phoenix Pride is planning a triumphant return, an event that will continue to build on the growth and enhancements that have marked the Festival's recent years.

Pride Parade Returns to Palm Springs

Pride Parade Returns to Palm Springs

PRIDE | Oct 13, 2021

Known for its crystal blue skies and year-round sunshine, the city of Palm Springs and Palm Canyon Drive will come alive during the annual Pride celebration on Sunday, November 7.

WWE Ref Shawn Bennett Comes Out

WWE Ref Shawn Bennett Comes Out

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 12, 2021

WWE referee Shawn Bennett observed National Coming Out Day by doing just that.

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

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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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.

Jon Gruden Resigns as Raiders Coach Over Offensive Emails

Jon Gruden Resigns as Raiders Coach Over Offensive Emails

SPORTS | By Josh Dubow | Oct 12, 2021

Jon Gruden has resigned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after emails he sent before being hired in 2018 contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments.

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