Pride Month June marks Pride Month, a time to celebrate LGBTQ people and to reflect on the global movement that pushes for full and equal rights for members of the community.
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Some sexuality educators are pushing for comprehensive sex education, which would include topics relevant to queer students. Aleksandr Zubkov / Getty Images hide caption

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Pride Week: How Organic Chemistry Helped With Embracing Identities

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Kyne is a drag queen math communicator who explains math concepts and riddles on TikTok. Justin Atkins hide caption

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Pride Week: TikTok Queen Brings Math To The Masses

Kyne is the stage name of Kyne Santos, a math communicator and a drag queen. The former Canada's Drag Race contestant posted her first video explaining a math riddle in full drag on TikTok during the pandemic. Since then, Kyne's videos, under the username @onlinekyne, have have attracted 1.3 million followers and generated 40.7 million likes. Kyne talks to host Emily Kwong about bringing STEM to the drag scene. (Encore)

Pride Week: TikTok Queen Brings Math To The Masses

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Kataluna Enriquez will be the first openly transgender Miss USA contestant after her historic win in the Miss Nevada USA pageant. Stephen Lenehan hide caption

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2021 Miss Nevada Will Be The First Openly Transgender Miss USA Contestant

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After years of feeling shame about their gender identity, Ian Morton says they turned to conceptual self-portraiture as a way to understand pride. Ian Morton for NPR hide caption

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Organic Chemistry Helped Me Embrace My Identities

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"Last summer my mom ran into my girlfriend and me. I was quite worried. Then later that night my mom popped into my room and out of nowhere, told me that she accepts me for who I am, as long as I'm happy and healthy." — Kai Nguyen (queer nonbinary) Kai Nguyen hide caption

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In a photo from March of last year, cars pass the illuminated Allianz Arena soccer stadium in Munich, Germany. UEFA has denied a request by the stadium to light up in rainbow colors Wednesday to protest a new Hungarian law seen as homophobic. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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In 1983, space shuttle Challenger and the STS-7 crew launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. With the launch, Mission Specialist Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. NASA hide caption

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An East Texas bakery initially faced backlash over its Pride Month-themed cookies, but is now selling out of its goods and gaining fans across the country. It's also receiving donations and passing them along to local charities. Jens Kalaene/dpa/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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4 Books To Broaden Your Pride Month Reading List

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Pride flags decorate the Stonewall National Monument at Christopher Park in front of the Stonewall Inn. Many Pride events this year are more subdued due to pandemic precautions. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images hide caption

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As Reopening Continues, Pride Celebrations Return Cautiously

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Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm and Department of Energy Chief of Staff Tarak Shah help raise the Progress Pride Flag outside the DOE in Washington on Wednesday. The Pentagon decided not to allow the flag to fly on military installations for Pride Month. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Various guns and flags adorn the wall leading up to the ranch house's second floor. Dan Boyce/CPR hide caption

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A Would-Be Trans And Queer Haven In Rural Colorado Just Wants To Be Left Alone

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"Pronouns are basically how we identify ourselves apart from our name. It's how someone refers to you in conversation," says Mary Emily O'Hara, a communications officer at GLAAD. "And when you're speaking to people, it's a really simple way to affirm their identity." Kaz Fantone for NPR hide caption

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Sex Education Often Leaves Out Queer People. Here's What To Know

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On June 14, an estimated 15,000 people gathered in Brooklyn to rally for Black trans lives in the Brooklyn Liberation march. Imara Jones/Courtesy Imara Jones hide caption

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What Happened For Black Transgender People When Police Protests And Pride Converged

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The 1970 New York City Pride Parade commemorated an uprising at the The Stonewall Inn the year before. Roger Gaess/Getty Images/Lonely Planet Image hide caption

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New York City Celebrates 50 Years Of Pride Parades

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