Officials: Southern Decadence Could Be Monkeypox Superspreader + More News

Health officials fear this year's Southern Decadence event in New Orleans - which draws between 100,00 and 300,000 participants - could become a monkeypox superspreader event.
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Louisiana Illuminator: Southern Decadence, advertised as the largest LGBTQ+ festival held annually in the Deep South, is scheduled for Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1-5) in New Orleans. It typically attracts 100,000 to 300,000 participants. Health officials fear it could become a monkeypox superspreader event. Continue reading “Officials: Southern Decadence Could Be Monkeypox Superspreader + More News”

Keegan Hirst Comes Out Of Retirement To Combat Homophobia + More News

Keegan Hirst, who became the first British professional rugby league footballer to come out as gay in 2015, and retired in 2020 has announced he will return to the sport, joining the Batley Bulldogs to increase visibility of gay players and combat homophobia in the sport.
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Back2Stonewall: Keegan Hirst, who became the first professional rugby league footballer in England to come out as gay in 2015, and retired in 2020 has announced he will return to the sport, joining the Batley Bulldogs to increase visibility of gay players and combat homophobia in the sport. Continue reading “Keegan Hirst Comes Out Of Retirement To Combat Homophobia + More News”

NYC & DC Go To Single Monkeypox Vaccine Doses + More

New York City and Washington, D.C. health officials have decided to administer only one shot of the recommended two doses of the Jynneos vaccine to help give at least some protection to more folks in the highest risk groups.
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As the monkeypox outbreak in the U.S. has now surpassed 5,000+ cases, New York City and Washington, D.C. health officials have decided to administer only one shot of the recommended two doses of the Jynneos vaccine to help give at least some protection to more folks in the highest risk groups. Continue reading “NYC & DC Go To Single Monkeypox Vaccine Doses + More”