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Slovenia Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage And Adoptions

Total Slovenia News reports: The Constitutional Court legalised same-sex marriage and adoptions with immediate effect after finding a law under which only heterosexual partners can marry and same-sex couples cannot adopt children to be in contravention of the constitutional ban on discrimination. Announcing the news on Friday, the court gave the National Assembly six months to amend the law accordingly, …

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NYC Exhausts New Monkeypox Vax Supply On First Day

New York City’s ABC affiliate reports: Thousands of doses of Monkeypox vaccines have arrived in New York City, and appointments were immediately filled. The city’s contractor opened the vaccine website prematurely Wednesday and the appointments filled up, then they released more, and those appointments quickly booked up as well. The pop up site is opening up inside the Central Harlem …

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Federal Court Axes Trump-Era HHS Anti-LGBTQ Rule

Law & Crime reports: Days before the end of Donald Trump’s tenure, the departing president’s administration imposed a rule that gutted the “non-discrimination” provisions for the receipt of the roughly $500 billion in funds administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A federal judge has rescinded that Trump-era rule, restoring the regulations that existed in the wake …

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Over One Million Attend London’s 50th Pride March

Reuters reports: More than a million people flocked to central London on Saturday for a record-breaking 50th-anniversary Pride parade. The three-hour-long parade, headed by veterans of the LGBT movement who took part in Britain’s first Pride march, retraced part of the original route of 1972. Organisers said there had been 30,000 participants. The first Pride had seen a few hundred …

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White House Encourages “Don’t Say Gay” Complaints

From White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre: Today, some of Florida’s most vulnerable students and families are more fearful and less free. As the state’s shameful “Don’t Say Gay” law takes effect, state officials who claim to champion liberty are limiting the freedom of their fellow Americans simply to be themselves. Already, there have been reports that “Safe Space” stickers …

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Same-Sex Marriages Begin In Switzerland [VIDEO]

Euronews reports: Geneva natives Laure and Aline have been waiting for this day ever since they met 21 years ago. “We sent out the invitations at the last minute,” Laure told Euronews. “People sometimes have trouble making themselves available on a Friday at 11 am.” Switzerland is one of the last countries in western Europe to allow same-sex marriage. Hundreds …

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Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law Goes Into Effect Today

NBC News reports: As Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law — or what critics have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” law — goes into effect Friday, some of the state’s public school districts have begun rolling out new policies to limit LGBTQ issues and identities from being discussed in the classroom. Critics and legal experts have said the broad language …

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Florida Moves To Dismiss Challenge To “Don’t Say Gay” Law As Showing No “Animus Against LGBTQ Individuals”

CBS News reports: Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office is asking a federal judge to toss out a challenge to a controversial new law that restricts instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation in Florida public schools. Lawyers for the state filed a 60-page motion Monday arguing that U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor should dismiss the case filed by the LGBTQ-advocacy …

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Hannity Backs Thomas On Reviewing Sodomy Ruling

Media Matters has the transcript: Clarence Thomas wrote that striking down Roe should open up the high court to review other precedents that may be deemed demonstrably erroneous. Now he’s talking about a constitutional principle here and that is enumerated rights or the Ninth and Tenth Amendment. What is the role of the state? In future cases, we should consider …

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POLL: Majority Fear Obergefell Will Be Overturned

NPR reports: Following the decision, President Joe Biden asserted that Roe will be on the ballot in November. 61% of Americans agree, saying the Court’s decision will make them more likely to vote in this year’s midterm elections, and, by a double-digit margin (15 points), they think the decision will motivate them to vote for a congressional candidate who will …

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False Gunfire Report Sparks Panic At SF Pride [Video]

San Francisco’s ABC affiliate reports: San Francisco’s Pride Festival was temporarily interrupted Sunday when a fight broke out near Civic Center, ensuing panic as the crowd ran from what they thought was an active shooting. Police say they were unable to locate any victims or witnesses, adding that there is no evidence of a shooting that took place during Sunday’s …

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LIVE VIDEO: New York City’s 2022 LGBTQ Pride March

New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports: The theme for this year’s event is ‘Unapologetically Us’ and it will kick off amid new fears about the potential erosion of freedoms won through decades of activism. The annual march takes place just two days after one conservative justice on the Supreme Court signaled, in a ruling striking down the right to …

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Oklahoma Movie Theater Posts Sign Claiming It Will “Fast-Forward” Though Gay Kiss In Disney’s “Lightyear”

Variety reports: The 89er Theatre in Kingfisher, Oklahoma has come under fire after posting a warning about a brief gay kiss featured in Pixar’s “Lightyear.” A sign was posted on the window of the theater during the movie’s opening weekend warning moviegoers about the gay kiss and claiming the theater would “do all we can to fast-forward” through the scene. …

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Kentucky Teacher Of Year Resigns Over Homophobia

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Kentucky’s 2022 Teacher of the Year, who is gay, says he is leaving the K-12 classroom “to make the most difference, and the discrimination and lack of support prevent me from making that difference.” After 17 years being a public school teacher, Willie Carver Jr. said he decided to leave the classroom and take a position …

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Gay Men Swarm Surprise NYC Monkeypox Vax Clinic

New York City’s NBC News affiliate reports: New York City will begin offering vaccination against monkeypox to at-risk groups on Thursday, as authorities scramble to contain a global outbreak. Some 28 people have tested positive for the virus in the city since early May, almost all of them men who have sex with men. The Health Department on Thursday announced …

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Biden Admin Proposes Protections For LGBTQ Students

The Associated Press reports: The Biden administration proposed a dramatic overhaul of campus sexual assault rules on Thursday, acting to expand protections for LGBTQ students, bolster the rights of victims and widen colleges’ responsibilities in addressing sexual misconduct. The proposal, announced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women’s rights law, is intended to replace a set of controversial …

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CDC: Seven Gay Men Dead In FL Meningitis Outbreak

CBS News reports: Health officials on Wednesday recommended that men in Florida who have sex with other men get a meningococcal vaccine following what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called “one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history.” The CDC said in a statement that there have been at least …

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Grindr To Combat Illegal Posts With AI Moderation

Axios reports: Grindr is partnering with Spectrum Labs, tapping the startup’s AI-based system to help filter postings on the LGBTQ dating service. For years, Grindr has chosen not to implement an AI system for content moderation, not because it didn’t want to augment its keyword-based filtering system, but because it was concerned that the models weren’t sensitive enough to keep …

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Rick Scott Criticizes Texas GOP’s Anti-Gay Platform

The Associated Press reports: Florida Sen. Rick Scott, chair of the GOP’s Senate elections committee, on Wednesday criticized the Texas Republican Party’s new platform for not being “inclusive” when it described homosexuality as “an abnormal lifestyle choice.” Scott spoke to reporters at a breakfast just days after GOP delegates in the country’s largest red state approved the new platform, which …

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57 LGBTQ Candidates Are Running For Congress

Axios reports: A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for all levels of office this year, motivated in part by red states passing scores of laws targeting LGBTQ people. LGBTQ voters are among the fastest-growing parts of the electorate, and also have higher turnout than other voters. Yet there are only 11 out LGBTQ lawmakers serving in Congress. At …

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