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Editorial: More Evidence SOGI Data is Needed
San Francisco, CA

Editorial: More Evidence SOGI Data is Needed

NEWS | By BAR Editorial Board | May 27
The Williams Institute recently released new data revealing that more than 200,000 LGBT adults in the Golden State are at high risk for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

My Mother Died of the Coronavirus. It's Time She Was Counted

My Mother Died of the Coronavirus. It's Time She Was Counted

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Elisabeth Rosenthal | May 28
Counting COVID deaths and cases has been turned into a battle of semantics, chance, bureaucracy, politics and immediate circumstance, rather than science.

IKEA Manager Charged for Firing Pole Over Anti-Gay Remarks

IKEA Manager Charged for Firing Pole Over Anti-Gay Remarks

NEWS | By Vanessa Gera | May 28
A Polish prosecutor has charged an IKEA manager with violating the religious rights of an employee sacked for voicing strong objections, within the company, to a corporate event supporting tolerance for LGBT people last year.

Anti-GLTBQ Group One Million Moms Seized by Vapors Over Gay-Themed Pixar Short Film 'Out'

Anti-GLTBQ Group One Million Moms Seized by Vapors Over Gay-Themed Pixar Short Film 'Out'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | May 28
Someone grab the smelling salts! Anti-LGBTQ group One Million Moms has noticed that Pixar has made a gay-themed short film called "Out" that's streaming now at Disney+.

Larry Kramer Used Voice, Pen to Raise Consciousness on AIDS

Larry Kramer Used Voice, Pen to Raise Consciousness on AIDS

NEWS | By Mark Kennedy | May 28
Time never softened the urgency of Larry Kramer's demands.

Trump Preparing Order Targeting Social Media Protections

Trump Preparing Order Targeting Social Media Protections

NEWS | By Zeke Miller | May 28
President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order Thursday aimed at curbing liability protections for social media companies, two days after he lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets.

PopUps: Carly Rae Jepsen Reveals She Made a New Album in Quarantine

PopUps: Carly Rae Jepsen Reveals She Made a New Album in Quarantine

ENTERTAINMENT | May 28
Less than a week after releasing a B-sides completion of her 2019 album "Dedicated," Carly Rae Jepsen said she's already made another full-length album while in quarantine.

Ruby Rose Speaks Out on Her Decision to Leave 'Batwoman'

Ruby Rose Speaks Out on Her Decision to Leave 'Batwoman'

ENTERTAINMENT | May 28
Ruby Rose is finally speaking out on her surprising decision to leave the lead role in "Batwoman" after its first season ended.

Red Cross Reports 208 Covid-Related Attacks on Health Workers

Red Cross Reports 208 Covid-Related Attacks on Health Workers

NEWS | May 28
The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said it has recorded 208 COVID-19-related attacks against health workers and installations in 13 countries since March.

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Keeps Community Connected

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Keeps Community Connected

ENTERTAINMENT | May 28
Bars shuttered. Curfews enacted. But OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival goers are sipping cocktails and voguing in their living rooms.

For LGBTQ Immigrants, the Pandemic Threatens Lives Already in Dangerous Limbo

For LGBTQ Immigrants, the Pandemic Threatens Lives Already in Dangerous Limbo

NEWS | By Dan Allen | May 28
For LGBTQ immigrants already living tremendously marginalized and precarious lives, the deadly pandemic is adding even more layers of danger and uncertainty.


News

Dr. Anthony Fauci Recalls Complex, Close Friendship with Larry Kramer

Dr. Anthony Fauci Recalls Complex, Close Friendship with Larry Kramer

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | May 28
Dr. Anthony Fauci - of late the calm voice of reason in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic - has spoken out about his longtime friendship with the late firebrand Larry Kramer.


Technology

U.S. Death Toll from Coronavirus Surges Past 100,000 People

U.S. Death Toll from Coronavirus Surges Past 100,000 People

SCIENCE | By Carla K. Johnson, Susan Haigh, and Lisa Marie Pane | May 28
The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths. That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount.


Finance

Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should be Free, But Who's Paying?

Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should be Free, But Who's Paying?

HEALTH | By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio | May 26
Hospitals around the country are afraid to send out hundreds of thousands of bills related to COVID-19 testing. That's because Congress mandated there would be no copays and no out-of-pocket costs for patients. But who's paying?


Style

Levi's Launches Pride Collection and OutRight Action International Partnership

Levi's Launches Pride Collection and OutRight Action International Partnership

CORPORATE | By Matthew Wexler | May 28
Levi's has released its latest Pride collection, adopting "Use Your Voice!" as a rallying cry, stating that this year's collection is all about maximizing self-expression.


Health/Fitness

Why Do People Commit Suicide? Mental Illness Isn't the Only Cause

Why Do People Commit Suicide? Mental Illness Isn't the Only Cause

HEALTH | May 28
The U.S. suicide rate has been increasing for decades. In 1999, the rate was about 10 suicides per 100,000 people. In 2017, it was just over 14 per 100,000 — a rise of 40% in only 18 years.


Nightlife

Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | May 27
When Mr. Gay World 2020 had to be put off to next year, the plan was for first runner-up from 2019 to serve an interim term. Then an ironic twist emerged - one with a heroic tinge.