Transgender Insurance Exclusions Lifted in Maryland

NEWS | By John Riley | Nov 28
The majority of Maryland's transgender residents will be able to have medically necessary health care treatments covered by insurance, following a groundbreaking announcement by FreeState Legal.

After Paris US Political Shift On Privacy Vs. Security

NEWS | By Erica Werner | Nov 28
The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race.

1 in 4 Gay or Bisexual Men Should Be On PrEP, CDC Says

NEWS | By John Riley | Nov 28
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday released a report that estimates about 1.2 million people in the United States should be on pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP.

Suspect in Custody After Planned Parenthood Shooting

NEWS | By Sadie Gurman | Nov 28
A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire, launching several gunbattles and an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover under furniture and inside locked rooms.

Trans Victims Recalled at Day of Remembrance

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Nov 28
A somber remembrance of transgender people who have been killed in the last year included some closure for one three-year old Oakland case as police announced that it had been solved.

Trans Employees Open Up About Workplace Issues

NEWS | By Sari Staver | Nov 28
Accomplished opera singer Breanna Sinclaire, recently honored by Out magazine as one of the top 100 LGBT advocates of the year, still worries when she applies for a job or meets new co-workers.

A Look at the Hot Toys for Holiday 2015

NEWS | Nov 28
Which toys will warm the hearts of parents and kids for the holiday 2015 shopping season?

Kansas City Cool: Everything Really Is Up To Date

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jill Gleeson | Nov 28
In the past 15 years, $9 billion - largely a mix of public and private funds - has poured into Kansas, sparking a Renaissance that just might outclass anything seen in any other American city. Here's part one of our insider's look at KC.

The DOMA Destroyer: Attorney Roberta Kaplan's New Book Tells Story Behind Legal Battle For Same-Sex Marriage

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 28
Edie Windsor's attorney, Roberta Kaplan, chronicles the struggle for marriage equality in her new book, "Then Comes Marriage: United States V. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA."

Denis O'Hare: Ubiquitous, Edgy, Out, and Grateful

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Nov 28
The word "ubiquitous" suits actor-author-activist Denis O'Hare. But he's not simply grabbing gigs to cash a paycheck -- the beguiling thespian has been a part of some of the most significant projects in recent years.


As Many African Americans See It, There Are Two Ben Carsons

POLITICS | By Jesse J. Holland | Nov 27
For many African-Americans, there are two Carsons: One is a genius doctor and inspirational speaker and writer who talks of limitless horizons; the other is a White House candidate who pushes conservative politics and wishes to "de-emphasize race."


Dumb-Ass Lists: Ugly Holiday Sweater Edition

CULTURE | Nov 28
Looking to turn heads around the egg nog bowl at the holiday party this year? There's no better way to do that than by donning your gay apparel --one of those hideous-chic holiday sweaters.


Nestle Confirms Labor Abuse Among Its Thai Seafood Suppliers

CORPORATE | By Martha Mendoza | Nov 28
Impoverished migrant workers in Thailand are sold or lured by false promises and forced to catch and process fish that ends up in global food giant Nestle SA's supply chains.


Why Government and Tech Can't Agree About Encryption

PERSONAL TECH | By Bree Fowler and Tami Abdollah | Nov 28
Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn't totally comfortable with that, because it's also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats.


New Estate and Financial Planning Opportunities for Same-Sex Couples

SAVING | By Stuart Furman, Esq. | Nov 28
After last summer's landmark marriage ruling, states must provide same-sex couples with the same marital benefits that were previously only awarded to heterosexual couples. So what does that include? You'll find out here!


Toyota Recalls Vehicles in Japan, Europe for Air Bag Defect

AUTO NEWS | By Yuri Kageyama | Nov 28
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 1.6 million vehicles for defective air bags supplied by embattled Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp.


UNICEF: AIDS Leading Cause of Death for African Teenagers

HIV/AIDS | Nov 27
The United Nations' agency for children says AIDS is now the leading cause of death for African teenagers and the second most common killer for adolescents across the globe.