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Billy Porter Helps Examine Origins of Gay Rights Movement

Billy Porter Helps Examine Origins of Gay Rights Movement

By Jocelyn Noveck | Oct 20, 2020

Billy Porter narrates "EQUAL," a new docuseries on HBO Max that traces the history of the LGBTQ movement through the Stonewall uprising in 1969.

'Running Angry': Trump Attacks Dr. Fauci, Press and Polls

'Running Angry': Trump Attacks Dr. Fauci, Press and Polls

By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin | Oct 20, 2020

An angry President Donald Trump has come out swinging against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks before Election Day.

New Yorker Suspends Legal Reporter Jeffey Toobin for Exposing Himself during Zoom Call

New Yorker Suspends Legal Reporter Jeffey Toobin for Exposing Himself during Zoom Call

Oct 19, 2020

The New Yorker has suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin for exposing himself in Zoom call.

Watch: YouTuber Takes on the Mask Debate with Clever Parody

Watch: YouTuber Takes on the Mask Debate with Clever Parody

Oct 19, 2020

YouTuber Noah Lindquist takes on mask denial in a funny take-off of "Be My Guest" from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"

2020 Deadliest Year on Record for Trans Community

2020 Deadliest Year on Record for Trans Community

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 19, 2020

2020 is the deadliest year on record for the transgender community.

South Australia Moves to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

South Australia Moves to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 19, 2020

South Australia has moved forward with a bill to revoke "gay panic" as a defense in court for perpetrators of anti-LGBTQ crimes.

Trump Goes After Fauci, Tries to Buck Up His Campaign Team

Trump Goes After Fauci, Tries to Buck Up His Campaign Team

By Jill Colvin, Will Weissert and Zeke Miller | Oct 19, 2020

President Trump sought to buck up his campaign staffers two weeks from Election Day, dismissing the cautionary coronavirus advice of his scientific experts as well as polling showing him trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden across key battleground states.

One Million Moms Dunks on Oreo for Rainbow Cookies, Partnership with PFLAG

One Million Moms Dunks on Oreo for Rainbow Cookies, Partnership with PFLAG

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 19, 2020

The American Family Association-affiliated One Million Moms has taken aim at Oreo cookies for producing a rainbow-themed edition of their popular creme-filled cookies and partnering with PFLAG.

Anchorage, Alaska Chooses 1st Woman, Openly Gay Acting Mayor

Anchorage, Alaska Chooses 1st Woman, Openly Gay Acting Mayor

Oct 19, 2020

Austin Quinn-Davidson will serve as acting mayor of Anchorage starting next Friday after Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's resignation.

Election 2020: Mobilizing the LGBTQ Digital Generation

Election 2020: Mobilizing the LGBTQ Digital Generation

By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 19, 2020

If younger LGBTQ Americans transform their passions for issues like climate change, gun control, and racial and gender equality from social media likes into actual votes, voter-turnout records could be smashed in November.

First Lady: 'Self-Serving Adults' Push Rumors About Her

First Lady: 'Self-Serving Adults' Push Rumors About Her

By Darlene Superville | Oct 19, 2020

Melania Trump lashed out Friday at "self-serving adults" for focusing on her falling out with a friend and adviser, writing that the attention paid to "salacious claims" about the broken relationship comes at the expense of her work on behalf of children.

Statue of Former Governor Removed after Policies Criticized

Statue of Former Governor Removed after Policies Criticized

Oct 18, 2020

A statue of former California Gov. Pete Wilson was removed from a San Diego park after critics said the governor supported laws and policies that hurt immigrants and LGBTQ community members, a newspaper reported.

Rural Midwest Hospitals Struggling to Handle Virus Surge

Rural Midwest Hospitals Struggling to Handle Virus Surge

By Stephen Groves | Oct 18, 2020

Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn't see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August. But over the last two weeks, its rate of new cases per person soared to one of the highest in the nation.

Organizers Exhort Women to Vote for Change at US Rallies

Organizers Exhort Women to Vote for Change at US Rallies

By Anita Snow | Oct 18, 2020

Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nation's capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the Nov. 3 elections.

Conservatives Staging Free Speech Rally Attacked by Critics

Conservatives Staging Free Speech Rally Attacked by Critics

Oct 18, 2020

A free speech demonstration staged by conservative activists quickly fell apart in downtown San Francisco on Saturday after several hundred counterprotesters surged the area, outnumbering and attacking those gathered.

Watch: With Homophobic Tropes, Florida Sheriff Uses Park Sting Operation Against Gay Men for Political Gain

Watch: With Homophobic Tropes, Florida Sheriff Uses Park Sting Operation Against Gay Men for Political Gain

Oct 16, 2020

A Florida sheriff is using homophobic tropes to promote his political campaign after authorizing a sex sting operation that reads like a classic case of entrapment.

Autopsy: Transgender Blogger Monica Roberts Died of Pulmonary Embolism

Autopsy: Transgender Blogger Monica Roberts Died of Pulmonary Embolism

Oct 16, 2020

Monica Roberts, a prominent Houston transgender rights activist and blogger, died of complications of a pulmonary embolism, the Harris County medical examiner reported Thursday.

With a Hug, Feinstein Draws Liberal Critics at Court Hearing

With a Hug, Feinstein Draws Liberal Critics at Court Hearing

By Lisa Mascaro | Oct 16, 2020

It was the hug that may define — or doom — a long Senate career.

Gay Members Would Be Expelled by Amy Coney Barrett Religious Group

Gay Members Would Be Expelled by Amy Coney Barrett Religious Group

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 15, 2020

People of Praise, the religious organization Amy Coney Barrett served as a handmaid for, expels members who partake in gay sex, according to its current leader Craig Lent.

Merriam-Webster Updates 'Sexual Preference' Definition After Coney Barrett Comments

Merriam-Webster Updates 'Sexual Preference' Definition After Coney Barrett Comments

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 15, 2020

The Merriam-Webster dictionary updated its online entry for "sexual preference" to note its "offensive" connotations following the use of the term by Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

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