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The American Story, Splintered, and Those Vying to Tell it
5 LGBTQ and Black Organizations You Can Help Support During Pride Month
African-American Trans Woman Iyanna Dior Beaten by Crowd in Minneapolis

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5 LGBTQ and Black Organizations You Can Help Support During Pride Month

The American Story, Splintered, and Those Vying to Tell it

By Jason St. Amand |
A breakdown of organizations that aim to help Black queer and trans people that you can now donate to during LGBTQ Pride Month.

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Brees Says He 'Completely Missed the Mark' in Flag

Brees Says He 'Completely Missed the Mark' in Flag

Jun 4
Drew Brees apologized Thursday for comments that were "insensitive and completely missed the mark" when he reiterated his opposition to Colin Kaepernick's kneeling during the national anthem in 2016.

John Lewis Says Video of George Floyd's Killing Made Him Cry

John Lewis Says Video of George Floyd's Killing Made Him Cry

By Dino Hazell | Jun 4
Civil rights icon John Lewis said Thursday that the video of George Floyd's death at the hands of police in Minnesota "made me cry."

Reports: Colombian Paramedics 'Abandon' Trans Patient Alejandra Monocuco, Leave Her to Die

Reports: Colombian Paramedics 'Abandon' Trans Patient Alejandra Monocuco, Leave Her to Die

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 4
Paramedics in Bogotá, Colombia reportedly refused care to a transwoman living with HIV named Alejandra Monocuco, and left her to die.

Watch: Meghan Markle Speaks Out on Racial Divisions in US

Watch: Meghan Markle Speaks Out on Racial Divisions in US

By Danica Kirka | Jun 4
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has shared her sadness about racial divisions in the United States, telling students at her former high school that she felt moved to speak out because the life of George Floyd mattered.

Watch: Homophobic Russian Ad Targets Same-Sex Families with Lies and Stereotypes

Watch: Homophobic Russian Ad Targets Same-Sex Families with Lies and Stereotypes

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 4
An ad created by a pro-Putin group in Russia stages what looks at first to be a heartwarming scene, but swiftly turns into cliche-ridden anti-LGBTQ propaganda.

Gay Dating Apps Scruff and Jack'd Follow Grindr in Removing 'Ethnicity Filters'

Gay Dating Apps Scruff and Jack'd Follow Grindr in Removing 'Ethnicity Filters'

Jun 4
The company that owns the gay dating apps Scruff and Jack'd announced this week that it will be removing the "ethnicity filters" from both platforms in order to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Prosecutors: 3 Men Plotted to Terrorize Vegas Protests

Prosecutors: 3 Men Plotted to Terrorize Vegas Protests

By Michelle Price and Scott Sonner | Jun 4
Three men with ties to right-wing extremists have been arrested on terrorism-related charges of planning to spark violence at both reopen and George Floyd protests.

Ex-Defense Chief Mattis Rips Trump for Dividing Americans

Ex-Defense Chief Mattis Rips Trump for Dividing Americans

By Kevin Freking | Jun 4
In an extraordinary rebuke, former defense secretary Jim Mattis denounced Trump's heavy-handed use of military force to quell protests near the White House and said his former boss was setting up a "false conflict" between military and civil society.

Brooklyn Bishop Accused by 2nd Man of Sex Abuse in the 1970s

Brooklyn Bishop Accused by 2nd Man of Sex Abuse in the 1970s

By Michael Rezendes | Jun 4
The Roman Catholic bishop of Brooklyn, already under a church investigation for alleged sex abuse, has been accused by a second man of abuse in the 1970s, when the bishop was a parish priest in New Jersey.

Lin Miranda Doc Postponed Out of Solidarity with Protesters

Lin Miranda Doc Postponed Out of Solidarity with Protesters

Jun 4
Just two days before it was to begin streaming, "We Are Freestyle Love Supreme," a documentary about the hip-hop improv group with Lin-Manuel Miranda and friends, has postponed its release out of solidarity with protesters.

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