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For the LGBTQ Community, Even Small Races Can Have Big Impact

For the LGBTQ Community, Even Small Races Can Have Big Impact

By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 29, 2020

Politics begin at the local level, where community organizers and volunteers are part of the foundation from which future state and national candidates sprout. San Diego provides a case study about the impact of LGBTQ politicians and voters.

Feds Issue Coverage Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatments

Feds Issue Coverage Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatments

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 29, 2020

Federal health officials Wednesday issued insurance coverage rules designed to deliver on the promise that every American will have access to free COVID-19 vaccines when they are approved.

Trump Paints Apocalyptic Portrait of Life in US Under Biden

Trump Paints Apocalyptic Portrait of Life in US Under Biden

By Darlene Superville | Oct 29, 2020

The suburbs wouldn't be the suburbs anymore, the economy would sink into its worst depression ever and police departments would cease to exist.

Trump, Biden to Appeal to Last-Minute Voters in Florida

Trump, Biden to Appeal to Last-Minute Voters in Florida

By Zeke Miller, Aamer Madhani and Tamara Lush | Oct 29, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day.

Watch: New Documentary on Poland's Anti-LGBTQ Oppression

Watch: New Documentary on Poland's Anti-LGBTQ Oppression

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 28, 2020

i-D has just released a new, brief but stark documentary on discrimination and increased violence against LGBTQ people in Poland.

Juan Melecio (aka Antonio Biaggi) Faces Uphill Fight in Political Race

Juan Melecio (aka Antonio Biaggi) Faces Uphill Fight in Political Race

Oct 28, 2020

In this busy election year, why is a local contest in the Florida city of Wilton Manors getting renewed attention? The answer is the candidacy of Juan Melecio (aka adult male star Antonio Biaggi).

How LGBTQ Women Have Become America's Progressive Engine

How LGBTQ Women Have Become America's Progressive Engine

By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 28, 2020

"We have a community whose members are making a voting plan," says one expert. "LGBTQ and trans women are more likely to vote by mail than straight women, and more LGBTQ women plan to vote overall."

Collins Votes Against Barrett, Heads Home to Save Senate Job

Collins Votes Against Barrett, Heads Home to Save Senate Job

By David Sharp | Oct 28, 2020

On Monday, Republican Sen. Susan Collins cast her vote against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick without any speech and quickly headed home to Maine to try to save her political career.

'We Need You': GOP Hunts for New Voters in Trump Territory

'We Need You': GOP Hunts for New Voters in Trump Territory

By Josh Boak | Oct 28, 2020

President Donald Trump's campaign has a bold theory for how he will win reelection: It can tap a universe of millions of supporters who did not vote for him in 2016 but will do so this time.

If Trump Wins, Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for That ACA Replacement Plan

If Trump Wins, Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for That ACA Replacement Plan

By Julie Rovner | Oct 27, 2020

If President Donald Trump wins reelection next week, it seems unlikely he will unveil the health plan he's been promising since before his election in 2016. Still, other aspects of health care could be featured in his second-term agenda.

Biden Goes on Offense in Georgia While Trump Targets Midwest

Biden Goes on Offense in Georgia While Trump Targets Midwest

By Will Weissert, Alexandra Jaffe and Kevin Freking | Oct 27, 2020

One week until Election Day, Joe Biden is going on offense, heading Tuesday to Georgia — which hasn't backed a Democrat for president since 1992 — and pushing into other territory where President Trump was once expected to easily repeat his wins from 2016

The Victory Fund Wants LGBTQ Candidates to Sweep This November

The Victory Fund Wants LGBTQ Candidates to Sweep This November

By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 27, 2020

"Now that it's October, people are even more attentive, and LGBTQ voters, in particular, should find motivation to vote in their own best interests," says Sean Meloy, senior political director at the LGBTQ Victory Fund.

How LGBTQ Voters and Candidates Could Change America's Landscape

How LGBTQ Voters and Candidates Could Change America's Landscape

By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 26, 2020

"When we're voting, it's easy to think it's just for a candidate or party we align with, but it's so much more than that," says Drag Out the Vote's Dylan Austin. "Everything is interconnected." EDGE takes a comprehensive look at election 2020.

GOP Gays and Real Housewives for Donald Trump Rally in WeHo Friday Night

GOP Gays and Real Housewives for Donald Trump Rally in WeHo Friday Night

Oct 26, 2020

About 70 LGBTQ Trump supporters and allied housewives marched for Donald Trump in heavily Democratic WEHO Friday night.

Biden, Trump Focus on Battleground States in 11th-Hour Pitch

Biden, Trump Focus on Battleground States in 11th-Hour Pitch

By Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Oct 26, 2020

President Donald Trump plans to intensify an already breakneck travel schedule in the final full week of the presidential campaign, overlooking a surge of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and a fresh outbreak in his own White House.

Early Vote Total Exceeds 2016; GOP Chips at Dems' Advantage

Early Vote Total Exceeds 2016; GOP Chips at Dems' Advantage

By Nicholas Riccardi and Angeliki Kastanis | Oct 25, 2020

With nine days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent days.

Pence to Keep Up Travel Despite Contact with Infected Aides

Pence to Keep Up Travel Despite Contact with Infected Aides

By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin | Oct 25, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence plans to maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week despite an apparent outbreak of the coronavirus among his senior aides, the White House said Saturday.

For Transgender Activists, Election Stokes Hopes and Fears

For Transgender Activists, Election Stokes Hopes and Fears

By David Crary | Oct 25, 2020

Among transgender-rights activists, there's a powerful mix of hope and fear heading toward the Nov. 3 election.

The Needle Goes Away as Probability Experts Assess 2020 Race

The Needle Goes Away as Probability Experts Assess 2020 Race

By David Bauder | Oct 24, 2020

The one thing most likely to conjure nightmares of the 2016 election night for opponents of President Donald Trump is the Needle.

Despite Rhetoric, GOP has Supported Packing State Courts

Despite Rhetoric, GOP has Supported Packing State Courts

By Andrew DeMillo | Oct 24, 2020

Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring.

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