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Dare We Hope? What LGBTQ People Really Expect from the Biden Presidency

Dare We Hope? What LGBTQ People Really Expect from the Biden Presidency

By Dan Allen | Jan 17, 2021

After a chaotic administration that's been disastrous for LGBTQ rights, uncertainty and realism are tempering expectations for Biden-Harris results.

JPMorgan Chase Donates $5 Million to LGBTQ Organizations Amid Pandemic

JPMorgan Chase Donates $5 Million to LGBTQ Organizations Amid Pandemic

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 17, 2021

JPMorgan Chase is donating $5 million to LGBTQ organizations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some in the GOP Far-Right Talk of a Coming Civil War

Some in the GOP Far-Right Talk of a Coming Civil War

By Jay Reeves, Julie Carr Smyth | Jan 16, 2021

War-like imagery has begun spreading in Republican circles after the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of President Trump's supporters, with some elected officials and party leaders rejecting pleas to tone down rhetoric calling for a second civil war.

Vaccines to Stimulus Checks: Here's What's in Biden's Plan

Vaccines to Stimulus Checks: Here's What's in Biden's Plan

Jan 16, 2021

The plan, which would require congressional approval, is packed with proposals on health care, education, labor and cybersecurity.

Judge: Alabama Transgender License Policy Unconstitutional

Judge: Alabama Transgender License Policy Unconstitutional

By Kim Chandler | Jan 16, 2021

Alabama's policy requiring a transgender person to undergo full gender reassignment surgery before they can change the sex on their driver's license is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Montana, North Dakota Bills Target Transgender Athletes

Montana, North Dakota Bills Target Transgender Athletes

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 15, 2021

Lawmakers in North Dakota and Montana are considering bills that specifically target transgender student athletes.

Trump to Leave Washington on Morning of Biden's Inauguration

Trump to Leave Washington on Morning of Biden's Inauguration

By Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville | Jan 15, 2021

President Donald Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning, just before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, to begin his post-presidential life in Florida.

'QAnon Shaman' Left Threatening Note to Mike Pence, Demands a Presidential Pardon

'QAnon Shaman' Left Threatening Note to Mike Pence, Demands a Presidential Pardon

Jan 15, 2021

Jacob Chansley (a.k.a. "QAnon Shaman") was said to have left a threatening note to Mike Pence during the Capitol insurrection last week. He is also seeking a presidential pardon.

Feds: Capitol Mob Aimed to 'Assassinate' Elected Officials

Feds: Capitol Mob Aimed to 'Assassinate' Elected Officials

By Alanna Durkin Richer and Jacques Billeaud | Jan 15, 2021

The pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to "capture and assassinate elected officials," federal prosecutors said in court documents.

Chick-fil-A in Castro Valley? Let the Battle Begin

Chick-fil-A in Castro Valley? Let the Battle Begin

Jan 15, 2021

Chick-fil-A hit a roadblock this week in an effort to open a new location in Castro Valley. But was it traffic concerns or the company's stance on LGBTQ issues that ruffled the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council's feathers?

In Parts of New York, Calling Someone Gay No Longer Cause for Defamation

In Parts of New York, Calling Someone Gay No Longer Cause for Defamation

Jan 15, 2021

Is calling someone gay cause for defamation? A New York state appeals court recently ruled that it isn't, breaking with decades-long legal rulings,

Watch: 'I'm Going to Make T-Shirts,' Cindy McCain Says to GOP Over Censure for Gay Marriage Support

Watch: 'I'm Going to Make T-Shirts,' Cindy McCain Says to GOP Over Censure for Gay Marriage Support

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15, 2021

Cindy McCain, the widow of longtime GOP Senator John McCain, was less than impressed with the prospect that the Arizona State Republican Party is poised to censure her for her support of marriage equality, as well as for President-elect Joe Biden.

Impeachment Complicates the Early Days of Biden's Presidency

Impeachment Complicates the Early Days of Biden's Presidency

By Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 15, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden already faces the daunting task of steering a newly announced $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill through a closely divided Congress as the pandemic and its economic fallout grow.

Michael Cohen Writes Foreword for Trump Impeachment Book

Michael Cohen Writes Foreword for Trump Impeachment Book

Jan 15, 2021

A bound edition of materials about President Donald Trump's second impeachment will feature a foreword from an estranged associate — former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.

Capitol Rioters Included Highly Trained Ex-Military and Cops

Capitol Rioters Included Highly Trained Ex-Military and Cops

By Michael Biesecker, Jake Bleiberg and James Laporta | Jan 15, 2021

As Trump's supporters massed outside the Capitol and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead.

Expanded US Vaccine Rollout Spawns a New Set of Problems

Expanded US Vaccine Rollout Spawns a New Set of Problems

By Janie Har, Jennifer Peltz, Allen G. Breed | Jan 15, 2021

The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.

In Coronavirus Vaccine Drive, Deep South Falls Behind

In Coronavirus Vaccine Drive, Deep South Falls Behind

By Sudhin Thanawala | Jan 15, 2021

The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but four states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates that have alarmed health experts and frustrated residents.

Swish Embassy T-Shirt Commemorates COVID-Unsafe 'Gay Party Boat' Disaster

Swish Embassy T-Shirt Commemorates COVID-Unsafe 'Gay Party Boat' Disaster

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 14, 2021

LGBTQ clothing company Swish Embassy's new T-shirt immortalizes the New Year's Eve fiasco in which a COVID-unsafe gay party boat sank off Puerto Vallarta, spilling a reported 60 revelers into the water.

Missouri Lawmaker Denounced for Alleged Sex with Intern

Missouri Lawmaker Denounced for Alleged Sex with Intern

By Summer Ballentine | Jan 14, 2021

A Missouri state lawmaker allegedly had sex with an intern and then threatened a staffer to keep quiet about it, according to a House Ethics Committee report released Wednesday.

Lawmaker Wants Dolly Parton Statue at Tennessee Capitol

Lawmaker Wants Dolly Parton Statue at Tennessee Capitol

Jan 14, 2021

A statue of country music icon Dolly Parton could be added to the Capitol grounds in Nashville, Tennessee, if one state lawmaker gets his way.

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