PRIDE Radio News Minute - 5/11/23

Monkey Pox. Cells.  Microscope Slide

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The World Health Organization announced that mpox (also known as monkeypox) is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. This comes just a day after Chicago health authorities warned about a possible uptick of cases this summer, especially among the LGBTQ+ community, as a new cluster of 13 cases was reported. More than half of those were among fully vaccinated persons.

The head basketball coach of West Virginia University has agreed to a 3-game suspension and a $1 million salary reduction due to using a homophobic slur in an interview. He will also be required to attend sensitivity training.

This week’s episode of Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ directly addresses the elephant in the locker room when one of the Richmond players is outed as gay. The episode handles the sensitivities of being a gay man in sports and even tackles the potential of fan backlash. That episode is streaming now.

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