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After a 50-Year Wait, 'Stonewall' Opera was Written in Weeks

After a 50-Year Wait, 'Stonewall' Opera was Written in Weeks

By Ronald Blum | Jun 20
The Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Mark Campbell received a note in late February 2018 from the general director of the New York City Opera: "I may have a project for you, but you have to write quickly."

Animated Videos: Boy Scouts' New Tactic to Fight Sex Abuse

Animated Videos: Boy Scouts' New Tactic to Fight Sex Abuse

By David Crary | Jun 20
Under financial pressure from sex-abuse litigation, the Boy Scouts are seeking to bolster their abuse-prevention efforts with a new awareness program featuring cartoon videos that will be provided to more than 1.2 million Cub Scouts across the nation.

Watch: Ala. Republican Won't Apologize for 'Freaking Queers' Facebook Comment

Watch: Ala. Republican Won't Apologize for 'Freaking Queers' Facebook Comment

Jun 19
The Republican treasurer for Mobile County, Alabama is coming under fire for a now-deleted Facebook comment in which he said "freaking queers have gotten too much sympathy" — a remark he's refusing to apologize over.

House Votes to Block Military Transgender Ban

House Votes to Block Military Transgender Ban

By Andrew Taylor | Jun 19
The Democratic-controlled House voted Tuesday night to block President Donald Trump's move to restrict transgender men and women from military service.

Biden Visits Stonewall Ahead of 50th Anniversary of Uprising

Biden Visits Stonewall Ahead of 50th Anniversary of Uprising

Jun 19
Joe Biden paid a visit Tuesday to the Stonewall Inn ahead of the 50th anniversary of an uprising that helped spark the gay rights movement.

After Shooting, Buttigieg Says Police Must Activate Cameras

After Shooting, Buttigieg Says Police Must Activate Cameras

Jun 19
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is telling officers after a fatal police shooting that they must activate their body cameras during any interaction with civilians.

YouTuber Buys, Renames Small Town Gay Hell in Honor of Pride

YouTuber Buys, Renames Small Town Gay Hell in Honor of Pride

By Sam Cronin | Jun 18
YouTuber Elijah Daniel is new mayor of Hell. His first act? Renaming the town Gay Hell in honor of Pride month.

Alabama Mayor Walks Out of Meeting with No Talk of Comments

Alabama Mayor Walks Out of Meeting with No Talk of Comments

Jun 18
An Alabama mayor and city leaders refused to acknowledge questions on the mayor's statements about "killing out" gay and transgender people at a city council meeting.

Trump Threatens to Deport Millions Beginning Next Week

Trump Threatens to Deport Millions Beginning Next Week

By Jill Colvin | Jun 18
President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the country illegally on the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid.

Trump Protesters Rally at Gay Bar Blocks from Arena Speech

Trump Protesters Rally at Gay Bar Blocks from Arena Speech

By Mike Scheider | Jun 18
Opponents of President Donald Trump's reelection announcement in Florida on Tuesday are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen will perform in what they say is a juxtaposition of the president's policies.

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