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'Heartbreaking': Mississippi Gets 2nd Field Hospital in Days

'Heartbreaking': Mississippi Gets 2nd Field Hospital in Days

By Leah Willingham | Aug 18, 2021

Unlike earlier surges, this wave is predominately impacting younger, unvaccinated people, Mississippi's State Health Officer, Dr. Thoma Dobbs said. More children are hospitalized than ever, and one between the ages of 11 and 17 died just last week.

New Orleans Mayor: Good Times Can Roll — With Vaccines

New Orleans Mayor: Good Times Can Roll — With Vaccines

By Kevin McGill, Rebecca Santana | Aug 13, 2021

People who want to enter New Orleans bars, restaurants, music halls — or any other inside venue — will soon have to show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus or a recent negative test.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1989, Angels & AIDS

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1989, Angels & AIDS

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 12, 2021

In addition to the disastrous earthquake (see this week's News edition of this series), 1989 was full of AIDS: Protests, drug treatments, and the staged reading of a new play in progress about AIDS by Tony Kushner titled "Angels in America."

Watch: NH School Board Member Hurls Anti-Gay Slurs as Cops Arrest Her

Watch: NH School Board Member Hurls Anti-Gay Slurs as Cops Arrest Her

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 12, 2021

A Weare, N.H. school board member hurled anti-gay slurs as police placed her under arrest for interfering with them during a traffic stop. The moment was recorded and shared online.

Va. School Board OKs Revised Transgender Student Guidelines

Va. School Board OKs Revised Transgender Student Guidelines

Aug 12, 2021

A northern Virginia school board voted Wednesday to expand access for transgender students to school facilities and groups, a decision coming the day after hundreds of people for and against the changes converged for a public hearing.

In New York City, Impending Vaccination Rules Prompt Concern

In New York City, Impending Vaccination Rules Prompt Concern

By Bobby Caina Calvan | Aug 6, 2021

New York City City officials said details are still being worked out, including enforcement and consequences for businesses that refuse to comply.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1988's Joy Amid Loss

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1988's Joy Amid Loss

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 5, 2021

Can one page sum up an entire year? The late 1980s, while still in full-on Reaganomics hell, offered bits of resistance and joy amid the continuing oppression, epidemic deaths, and discrimination.

Provincetown Plans 'Safe and Celebratory' Annual Carnival

Provincetown Plans 'Safe and Celebratory' Annual Carnival

Aug 4, 2021

One of Provincetown's most anticipated theme weeks of the season returns August 15-21 as the Provincetown Business Guild (PBG) announces the schedule for the 42nd annual Carnival.

NYC Will Require Vaccination Proof for Indoor Dining, Gyms

NYC Will Require Vaccination Proof for Indoor Dining, Gyms

By Karen Matthews, Bobby Caina Calvan | Aug 3, 2021

New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym.

DeSantis Won't Move on Masks as Florida COVID Wards Swell

DeSantis Won't Move on Masks as Florida COVID Wards Swell

By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon, Kelli Kennedy | Aug 3, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday downplayed a spike in COVID-19 cases that's shattered state hospitalization records and strongly reiterated his vow not to impose a mask mandate or any business restrictions.

Ding! Ding! San Francisco's Cable Cars Are Running Again

Ding! Ding! San Francisco's Cable Cars Are Running Again

By Olga R. Rodgriguez | Aug 3, 2021

San Francisco's iconic cable cars were chiming their bells and rolling again on the city's hills Monday after being sidelined for 16 months by the pandemic.

Florida Breaks Record for COVID -19 Hospitalizations

Florida Breaks Record for COVID -19 Hospitalizations

By Mike Schneider | Aug 2, 2021

A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida on Sunday broke a previous record for current hospitalizations set more than a year ago before vaccines were available.

Phatima Rude Memorial to Be Held Aug. 1 at Public Works

Phatima Rude Memorial to Be Held Aug. 1 at Public Works

By Jim Provenzano | Jul 27, 2021

Known for outrageous and unique performances, the late local drag performer Phatima Rude (Leigh Pankonin) will be remembered at a gathering on August 1 at Public Works.

LGBTQ Advocates Celebrate Approval of Two Illinois Marriage Certificate Modernization Bills

LGBTQ Advocates Celebrate Approval of Two Illinois Marriage Certificate Modernization Bills

Jul 27, 2021

Trans and non-binary people who were married in Illinois will now be able to obtain marriage certificates that reflect their authentic selves, thanks to legislation signed by Gov. JB Pritzker.

Woman Removed From Flight During Homophobic Rant

Woman Removed From Flight During Homophobic Rant

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 22, 2021

On an American Airlines Dallas-bound flight, a woman and her travel companions were being removed for not following mask mandates when she launched into the bigotted rant.

Mask Mandate Back on in Los Angeles as Virus Cases Rise

Mask Mandate Back on in Los Angeles as Virus Cases Rise

By Christopher Weber, John Antczak | Jul 16, 2021

Los Angeles County residents will again be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, most of them the highly transmissible delta variant.

Red State, Blue State, Twin Outbreak: Behind Wyoming and Colorado's COVID Spikes

Red State, Blue State, Twin Outbreak: Behind Wyoming and Colorado's COVID Spikes

By Rae Ellen Bichell | Jul 15, 2021

"Small rises in cases in rural areas can have devastating consequences because, chances are, there's fewer health care resources in those places in order to save lives," says epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo.

Missouri Hospital Opens 6th Virus Ward as Variant Rages

Missouri Hospital Opens 6th Virus Ward as Variant Rages

Jul 13, 2021

A Springfield, Missouri, hospital has opened its sixth COVID-19 ward as the delta virus variant rages in the state's southwest region.

Inside Provincetown's Legacy of Transgender Representation

Inside Provincetown's Legacy of Transgender Representation

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 10, 2021

From the Portuguese immigrants of the 1860s and the varied artists of the 1900s to today's flourishing LGBTQ community, Provincetown continues to be a haven of acceptance.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1984 - Saluting Sylvester

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1984 - Saluting Sylvester

By Jim Provenzano | Jul 8, 2021

Our weekly search for the year's best item stopped still for a fascinating two-page interview with the late great Sylvester. The feature served as an advance to his now-legendary Feb. 4 One Night Only concert at The Castro Theatre.

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