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ADDED ON: 03/29/2020

Quarantine Chronicles: Returning Home as a Gay Person

For as long as I felt possible, I put off making the decision to leave behind my life in San Diego and return to my hometown to quarantine myself. For about a…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2020

First NYC Nurse Reported to Die of COVID-19 Is a Gay Man

Kious Kelly has died after a battle with COVID-19. The 48-year-old assistant nurse manager at Manhattan's Mount Sinai West is the first nurse reported to have died of the virus in New…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2020

Teen with lesbian moms forced to listen to anti-LGBTQ “sermons” before school basketball practice

In a lawsuit filed earlier this month, two mothers in Tennessee allege that their son’s middle school basketball coach forced kids to attend his sermons in order to stay on the team.…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2020

Trump Cabinet’s Bible teacher says gays cause ‘God’s wrath’ in COVID-19 blog post

In a blog post titled “Is God Judging America Today?” a pastor who leads a weekly bible study group for members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet appeared to blame the coronavirus pandemic…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2020

Petition urges repeal of restrictions on gay donors amid blood shortage

LGBTQ advocates are calling on the U.S. government to allow gay and bisexual men to give lifesaving blood without restriction to address donation shortages amid the global outbreak of COVID-19, the disease…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2020

LGBT+ homeless fear violence, illness as coronavirus shuts U.S. shelters

The coronavirus is causing the closure of homeless centers across the United States, putting LGBT+ people without housing at increased risk of suicide, health complications or hate crimes, according to homelessness experts.…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2020

These South Korean women went abroad to get married. Then one spoke out at home, and the backlash began.

Kim Kyu-jin doesn't describe herself as an activist. That's a label that tends to scare people in South Korea's conformist society. She sees herself as just a working woman who wanted to…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2020

AS PEOPLE SOCIALLY DISTANCE, AN EMOTIONAL SUPPORT APP SEES A BOOST IN LISTENERS

Adam Lippin is the founder of a peer emotional support app called HearMe. Lippin was inspired to create this app because of his own experience dealing with addiction and loneliness. He remembers…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2020

‘Unresolved grief’: coronavirus presents eerie parallels for many Aids advocates

Because of the coronavirus, the 7 million people who live in the San Francisco Bay Area have been one step shy of a full lockdown since Tuesday. Amid all the canceled plans,…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2020

Ryan Murphy donates medical supplies left over from Pose to coronavirus effort

Ryan Murphy has donated medical supplies used during filming for Pose to a hospital treating coronavirus victims in the US. The screenwriter, 54, shared a photo of medical supplies used during hospital…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2020

Coronavirus Leaves Migrants along Mexico-U.S. Border even More Vulnerable

Jaime Antonio Marin Rocha and his mother, Yolanda Rocha, run Jardín de las Mariposas, a shelter for LGBT migrants in the Mexican border city of Tijuana. Marin told the Washington Blade on…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2020

Seeking truth in the war on the coronavirus

Jewel Thais-Williams said she’d call back. She was on the other line and had been inundated with calls asking how she was doing after eye surgery. Three hours later, the almost 81-year-old…

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