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Gay physician named to federal CDC HIV post

Gay physician named to federal CDC HIV post

  • by Sari Staver
  • Nov 18, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced this week that a gay physician has been named director of the agency's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.

Analysis: US Supreme Court ponders a 'radical rewrite'

Analysis: US Supreme Court ponders a 'radical rewrite'

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 16, 2020

An important oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court this month went largely overlooked because of the nation's nearly complete fixation on the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

LGBTQ Agenda: Repeal of Obamacare would have 'huge implications' for HIV survivors, Lambda Legal says

LGBTQ Agenda: Repeal of Obamacare would have 'huge implications' for HIV survivors, Lambda Legal says

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 13, 2020

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is warning that throwing out the entire Affordable Care Act could cause discrimination against LGBTQ people and people living with HIV.

Updated: COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective, clinical trial shows

Updated: COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective, clinical trial shows

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Nov 13, 2020

Two coronavirus vaccine candidates have shown they are more than 90% effective after phase 3 clinical trials.

Celebrations over, Biden releases plan to curb COVID cases

Celebrations over, Biden releases plan to curb COVID cases

  • by Liz Highleyman
  • Nov 11, 2020

While street parties celebrating President-elect Joe Biden's win have ended and Donald Trump's refusing to concede the November 3 election, the incoming team has hit the ground running, releasing a plan to combat the nation's burgeoning COVID-19 epidemic.

VA data gathering lacks LGBTQ vets' info, report says

VA data gathering lacks LGBTQ vets' info, report says

  • by Heather Cassell
  • Nov 11, 2020

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration has not been accurately and systematically documenting LGBTQ veterans' health care, which impacts an understanding of their health outcomes, a new report found.

Biden wins presidential race

Biden wins presidential race

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 7, 2020

Joe Biden has been declared the victor of the presidential race, with multiple media outlets projecting him the winner Saturday morning.

Biden pulls ahead as exit polls show more LGBTQ voters went for Trump than 4 years ago

Biden pulls ahead as exit polls show more LGBTQ voters went for Trump than 4 years ago

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 6, 2020

Early data from exit polls conducted with voters November 3 indicate that two-thirds of the LGBTQ vote went to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who appears to be poised Friday morning to easily win enough electoral votes to secure victory.

Vote counting goes on in presidential race

Vote counting goes on in presidential race

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Nov 4, 2020

President Donald Trump made a shaky pitch early Wednesday morning that he should be declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election and that he would be "going to the U.S. Supreme Court" to make it so.

US House: Pelosi, Takano retain seats; Gómez loses

US House: Pelosi, Takano retain seats; Gómez loses

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Nov 4, 2020

It looks like Georgette Gómez has lost her race to become the first openly queer Latina elected to the U.S. Congress.

PGN Exclusive: Biden pledges support to LGBTQ community

PGN Exclusive: Biden pledges support to LGBTQ community

  • by Mark Segal, Philadelphia Gay News
  • Oct 28, 2020

Philadelphia Gay News hears from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on the Equality Act, anti-trans violence, and more.

State Department no longer challenging gay couples' children's US citizenship

State Department no longer challenging gay couples' children's US citizenship

  • by Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade
  • Oct 28, 2020

The State Department will no longer challenge court rulings that recognize the U.S. citizenship of two gay couples' children who were born abroad via surrogates.

What to watch for on election night

What to watch for on election night

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Oct 27, 2020

With one week remaining until Election Day, polls are tightening and candidates are making their closing arguments to voters in races across the country.

Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Oct 26, 2020

Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court Monday night, following her confirmation vote in the Senate, which was mostly along party lines.