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Fla. sued over exclusion of transgender healthcare from Medicaid

An international law firm and a coalition of LGBTQ and healthcare advocacy groups filed a complaint Wednesday challenging a Florida rule that excludes transgender-related medical care from Medicaid reimbursements.  The lawsuit was filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida against the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration by Lambda Legal, Read More

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BREAKING: Texas judge says requiring employers to provide PrEP coverage violates their religious freedom

Judge Reed O’Connor U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor has ruled that requiring employers to provide insurance coverage for PrEP violates employers’ religious rights under the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The ruling came in a class action lawsuit filed in March 2020 by John Kelley and Joel Starnes, Kelley Orthodontics and Braidwood Management Inc. in Read More

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Iran court sentences two activists to death for ‘promoting homosexuality’

A court in Iran has sentenced two LGBTQ and intersex activists to death after their arrest for “promoting homosexuality.” Iran Human Rights, a Norway-based NGO that champions human rights in Iran, on Tuesday noted the Urmia Revolutionary Court in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province sentenced Zahra (Sareh) Sedighi, 31, and Elham Coobdar, 24, to death after it convicted Read More

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News is Out’s LGBTQ+ international roundup

The LGBTQ+ community stretches far and wide and it’s important to know what’s happening beyond our own borders. Here are some important developments happening with the international LGBTQ+ community. Singapore In Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently announced that the government would move to strike down Section 377A of the Penal Code which criminalizes sex […]

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Beyond the Pride Parade

Pride in Dallas joins the fight to preserve Oak Lawn’s LGBTQ history Community and history are two words frequently bandied about in many LGBTQ+ conversations. The rainbow of ages, ethnicities and backgrounds among the Pride in Dallas board members seems to have impressed a common belief in the sacredness of historic communities, and debate on Read More

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U.N. expert ‘alarmed’ over curtailment of LGBTQ, intersex rights in U.S.

The independent U.N. expert on LGBTQ and intersex issues has expressed concern over efforts to curtail the rights of LGBTQ and intersex people in states across the U.S. “I am deeply alarmed by a widespread, profoundly negative riptide created by deliberate actions to roll back the human rights of LGBT people at (the) state level,” Read More

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Serbia president announces EuroPride is cancelled

During a routine Saturday press conference Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced that the international EuroPride event scheduled to be held in the Serbian capital city of Belgrade from Sept. 12-18 was cancelled. In his remarks the Serbian leader told reporters that his government had come under intense pressure from far right-wing groups and the leadership of the Serbian Read More

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Singapore to decriminalize homosexuality

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday announced his country will decriminalize consensual same-sex sexual relations. Lee made the announcement during his speech at a rally that marked National Day, which commemorates Singapore’s independence from Malaysia. “Private sexual behavior between consenting adults does not raise any law and order issue. There is no justification Read More

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Killing Eve billboard seeks a better finale for LGBTQ+ characters

Months after the catastrophic Killing Eve series finale, Villanelle’s death continues to spark feelings of betrayal within the show’s international fanbase. Apart from showrunner Laura Neal’s decision to deviate from the source material’s storyline which (spoiler alert) sees Eve and Villianelle settle happily together in Russia, the finale also perpetuated the dangerous “bury your gays” Read More

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Anthony Fauci, leader in HIV/AIDS and COVID epidemics, confirms plan to retire

Anthony Fauci, who’s as leading epidemiologist advised seven presidents and had a major role in the HIV/AIDS and COVID epidemics, has confirmed his plan to step down for his role in the U.S. government. Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases and now chief medical adviser to President Biden, Read More