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Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

POLITICS | By Iris Samuels | Jan 22, 2021

There are bills in more than a dozen states where lawmakers are proposing restrictions on athletics or gender-confirming health care for trans minors this year.

Alice Hoagland, Gay Rugby Icon's Mother and 9/11 Activist, Dies

Alice Hoagland, Gay Rugby Icon's Mother and 9/11 Activist, Dies

OBITUARIES | By Jeff McMillan | Jan 22, 2021

Alice Hoagland, a beloved figure of the gay rugby movement that her own son, Mark Bingham, helped set in motion shortly before he perished in the 2001 terrorist attacks as one of the heroes of Flight 93, has died at 71.

Biden Revokes Trump Order Banning Some Diversity Training

Biden Revokes Trump Order Banning Some Diversity Training

WORKPLACE | By Alexandra Olson | Jan 22, 2021

Civil rights groups on Thursday celebrated President Joe Biden's swift revocation of a Trump administration order that had banned federal agencies, contractors and recipients of federal funding from conducting certain diversity training.

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Nominee, Vows to Protect LGBTQ Rights

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Nominee, Vows to Protect LGBTQ Rights

INTERNATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22, 2021

Antony Blinken, President Biden's pick for Secretary of State, said on Tuesday he would immediately appoint an LGBTQI, allow U.S. embassies to fly the Pride flag, and make a formal repudiation of the "Commission on Unalienable Rights."

Two Organizers of Boston's 2019 Straight Pride Parade Arrested for Participating in Capitol Riot

Two Organizers of Boston's 2019 Straight Pride Parade Arrested for Participating in Capitol Riot

NATIONAL | Jan 22, 2021

Two members of the group behind Boston's 2019 Straight Pride Parade were arrested for participating in the Capitol insurrection.

CNN, MSNBC Viewers Flip for Biden; Fox Audience Slumps

CNN, MSNBC Viewers Flip for Biden; Fox Audience Slumps

POLITICS | By David Bauder | Jan 22, 2021

Nothing illustrates the political passions of a television network's audience quite like ratings for a presidential inaugural.

FDA Approves 1st Long-Acting HIV Drug Combo, Monthly Shots

FDA Approves 1st Long-Acting HIV Drug Combo, Monthly Shots

AIDS | By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 22, 2021

U.S. regulators have approved the first long-acting drug combo for HIV, monthly shots that can replace the daily pills now used to control infection with the AIDS virus.

'Your Land'? Some Native Americans Question Inaugural Song

'Your Land'? Some Native Americans Question Inaugural Song

NATIONAL | By Felicia Fonseca | Jan 22, 2021

On the first day of Joe Biden's presidency, Native Americans had reason to celebrate. Biden halted construction of the border wall that threatened to physically separate Indigenous people living on both sides.

Biden Ordering Stopgap Help as Talks Start on Big Aid Plan

Biden Ordering Stopgap Help as Talks Start on Big Aid Plan

NATIONAL | By Josh Boak | Jan 22, 2021

President Joe Biden plans to take executive action Friday to provide a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans while Congress begins to consider his much larger $1.9 trillion package to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Fauci Unleashed: Doc Takes 'Liberating' Turn at Center Stage

Fauci Unleashed: Doc Takes 'Liberating' Turn at Center Stage

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire | Jan 22, 2021

In truth, the nation's leading infectious-diseases expert never really went away. But after enduring nearly a year of darts and undermining comments from former President Donald Trump, Fauci now speaks with the authority of the White House again.

Move Over 'YMCA' — 22-Year Old Alt-Rock Hit Is Biden Family Anthem

Move Over 'YMCA' — 22-Year Old Alt-Rock Hit Is Biden Family Anthem

NATIONAL | Jan 21, 2021

One of the Inauguration surprises on Wednesday was the appearance of The New Radicals, the 1990s alt-rock group who flashed on the scene with the song "You Get What You Give," then disbanded.

In Protest, Oldest Amsterdam Gay Bar Adopts New Name - Ikea

In Protest, Oldest Amsterdam Gay Bar Adopts New Name - Ikea

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21, 2021

The new owners of Amsterdam's oldest gay bar have made a surprising change: The sign that used to read "Spijkerbar" now sports the name and logo of the furniture store Ikea.

The Story Behind Biden's Switch to Supporting Marriage Equality

The Story Behind Biden's Switch to Supporting Marriage Equality

FAMILY | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21, 2021

Biden's 2012 announcement of support of marriage rights for same-sex couples surprised everyone. It turns out there's a story behind his sudden advocacy: He sat down and talked with a gay family.

FBI Raids Apartment of Far-Right Gay Trump Supporter

FBI Raids Apartment of Far-Right Gay Trump Supporter

CRIME | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21, 2021

The apartment of the "Adorable Deplorable" — far-right gay hairstylist and Trump supporter Kristopher Dreww — was raided and searched by the FBI on Monday

MAGA Insurrectionist Identified by Daughter Fired by UMass Hospital

MAGA Insurrectionist Identified by Daughter Fired by UMass Hospital

CRIME | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21, 2021

Therese Duke, a far-right Trump supporter who took part in the January 6 insurrection, has been fired from her position at UMass Hospital.

One Million Moms Find Two Men Sharing a Creme Egg 'Disgusting' and 'Gross'

One Million Moms Find Two Men Sharing a Creme Egg 'Disgusting' and 'Gross'

FAMILY | Jan 21, 2021

It shouldn't surprise anyone that the cranky Christian group One Million Moms are not fond of the Cadbury Creme Egg ad campaign featuring two men sharing one of the seasonal treats.

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21, 2021

Within hours of President Joe Biden's inauguration, the White House website suddenly offered users the option of specifying their pronouns . Equality advocates hailed the sign as a hopeful early step.

'Tiger King' Star Joe Exotic Says He Didn't Get Trump Pardon Because He's 'Too Gay'

'Tiger King' Star Joe Exotic Says He Didn't Get Trump Pardon Because He's 'Too Gay'

NATIONAL | Jan 21, 2021

"Tiger King" star Joe Maldonado-Passage (a.k.a Joe Exotic) is reacting to news that he did not get a pardon from Donald Trump on his last day as the 45th president of the United States.

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

POLITICS | By Hope Yen | Jan 21, 2021

"We need to build our economy back, better than ever, and the Department of Transportation can play a central role in this," the 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, intends to tell the Senate Commerce Committee.

Biden Takes the Helm, Appeals for Unity to Take on Crises

Biden Takes the Helm, Appeals for Unity to Take on Crises

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 21, 2021

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, declaring that "democracy has prevailed" and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation's historic confluence of crises.

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