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Louisiana Bill Limiting Trans Athletes Nears Governor's Desk

Louisiana Bill Limiting Trans Athletes Nears Governor's Desk

NEWS | By Kevin McGill | May 18

A bill that would keep transgender women and girls in Louisiana from competing on college and K-12 women's and girls' athletic teams was approved 72-21 by the state House, moving the bill closer to the desk of Gov. John Bel Edwards.

In Midwestern Schools, LGBTQ Teachers Face Discrimination, Hate and Their Own Fears

In Midwestern Schools, LGBTQ Teachers Face Discrimination, Hate and Their Own Fears

NEWS | May 18

Many schools in the Midwest are places where queer and trans educators cannot thrive and do their jobs without fear or hesitation.

Judge: Regulators Wrong to Ban Beer Label that Had Naked Man

Judge: Regulators Wrong to Ban Beer Label that Had Naked Man

STYLE | May 18

North Carolina regulators were wrong to reject a beer label that featured a silhouette of a naked man standing next to a campfire, a federal judge has ruled.

Controversies Sink Reelection Bid of GOP Rep. Cawthorn

Controversies Sink Reelection Bid of GOP Rep. Cawthorn

NEWS | May 18

U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn's unexpected 2020 win made him the youngest member of Congress and a rising Republican star. Then the scandals started to pile up.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Tennessee Bathroom Signage Law

Federal Judge Strikes Down Tennessee Bathroom Signage Law

NEWS | By Jonathan Mattise | May 18

A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Tennessee's first-of-its-kind law requiring businesses to post special signs if they allow transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice.

Out Candidate Tina Kotek Wins Oregon Gubernatorial Primary

Out Candidate Tina Kotek Wins Oregon Gubernatorial Primary

NEWS | By Sara Cline | May 18

Former Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek on Tuesday won the Democratic gubernatorial primary, beating state Treasurer Tobias Read in a victory for the party's progressive wing.

With New Clinical Data in Hand, the Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Mobile Wraps Up Tour

With New Clinical Data in Hand, the Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Mobile Wraps Up Tour

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | May 17

After coast-to-coast stops around the country, the Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Mobile is winding down its epic road trip.

Isaac Mizrahi Riffs on 'Peter and the Wolf' with New Collaboration 'Third Bird'

Isaac Mizrahi Riffs on 'Peter and the Wolf' with New Collaboration 'Third Bird'

ENTERTAINMENT | May 17

Isaac Mizrahi love of "Peter and the Wolf" has seen him narrate, then direct performances of the children's piece for decades. Next month he will premiere his take on the piece in a new collaborative effort.

Watch: Lindsay Lohan Narrates New Queer Dating Series on Amazon Prime

Watch: Lindsay Lohan Narrates New Queer Dating Series on Amazon Prime

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | May 17

Lindsay Lohan will narrate "Lovestruck High," an immersive experience that will see contestants fulfil their "teenage fantasies by entering the nostalgic picture-perfect world of an American High School."

Review: The Players Put It Together with Stylish Sondheim Revue

Review: The Players Put It Together with Stylish Sondheim Revue

ENTERTAINMENT | By Joe Siegel | May 17

The Players at Barker Playhouse are finishing their season with the highly stylish musical revue "Putting It Together," featuring the music of legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim.

News

South Carolina Governor Signs Transgender Sports Ban Bill

South Carolina Governor Signs Transgender Sports Ban Bill

NEWS | By Jeffrey Collins | May 17

South Carolina's governor has quietly signed into law a bill that would ban transgender students from playing girls' or women's sports in public schools and colleges.

Entertainment

Zelenskyy Opens Cannes Film Festival, Links War and Cinema

Zelenskyy Opens Cannes Film Festival, Links War and Cinema

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | May 18

The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia's war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Business

Starbucks to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Gender Confirmation, Abortion

Starbucks to Cover Travel Costs for Employees Seeking Gender Confirmation, Abortion

BUSINESS | By Michelle Chapman and Dee-Ann Durbin | May 17

Starbucks said Monday it will pay the travel expenses for U.S. employees to access abortion and gender-confirmation procedures if those services aren't available within 100 miles of a worker's home.

Technology

Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance?

Google Gets More Multilingual, but Will It Get the Nuance?

TECHNOLOGY | By Franklin Briceno and Matt O'Brien | May 16

The internet giant says new artificial intelligence technology is enabling it to vastly expand Google Translate's repertoire of the world's languages.

Cars

French Carmaker Renault to Sell Russian Operations to Moscow

French Carmaker Renault to Sell Russian Operations to Moscow

CARS | May 18

Russia will take control of French car manufacturer Renault's operations in the country and resurrect a Soviet-era auto brand, officials said Monday.

Health/Fitness

UK Officials: 4 Men Infected With 'Rare' Monkeypox in London

UK Officials: 4 Men Infected With 'Rare' Monkeypox in London

HEALTH/FITNESS | May 16

British health authorities say they identified four "rare and unusual" cases of the disease monkeypox among men who appear to have been infected in London and had no history of travel to the African countries where the smallpox-like disease is endemic.

Travel

White House Moves to Loosen Remittance, Flight Rules on Cuba

White House Moves to Loosen Remittance, Flight Rules on Cuba

TRAVEL | By Zeke Miller, Andrea Rodriguez, and Aamer Madhani | May 17

The Biden administration says it will expand flights to Cuba, take steps to loosen restrictions on U.S. travelers to the island, and lift Trump-era restrictions on remittances.