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In final debate, Biden delivers sophisticated performance, Trump gives untruths

In final debate, Biden delivers sophisticated performance, Trump gives untruths

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Oct 23, 2020

President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden squared off in the final presidential debate.

LGBTQ Agenda: Entrepreneurs innovate to help LGBTQ, minority youth online

LGBTQ Agenda: Entrepreneurs innovate to help LGBTQ, minority youth online

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 20, 2020

A San Francisco-based tech incubation project is now accepting applications for its Accelerator 2 project, which has a special emphasis on LGBTQs and other minority groups.

Election 2020: US Senate races worth careful attention as November nears

Election 2020: US Senate races worth careful attention as November nears

  • by analysis by Lisa Keen
  • Oct 19, 2020

Control of the U.S. Senate is almost as important to LGBTQ people this year as who wins the White House.

Biden pledges to mom of trans kid to protect LGBTQ rights: 'I will flat out change the law'

Biden pledges to mom of trans kid to protect LGBTQ rights: 'I will flat out change the law'

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Oct 16, 2020

Joe Biden, asked Thursday evening during a town hall on ABC News by the mother of a transgender child how he'd reverse anti-LGBTQ policy during the Trump administration, was direct about in his plan: "I will flat out change the law."

LGBTQ History Month: The US Supreme Court v. LGBTQ Americans

LGBTQ History Month: The US Supreme Court v. LGBTQ Americans

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Oct 14, 2020

June 30, 1986 was a broiling hot day in Washington, D.C. when the U.S. Supreme Court released the decision in Bowers v. Hardwick, a landmark sodomy decision.

2020 census will now end October 15

2020 census will now end October 15

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 14, 2020

The 2020 census will end Thursday, October 15, after the U.S. Supreme Court reversed several lower court rulings that had forbade federal officials from completing the decennial count of the country's population prior to October 31.

Barrett questioned on Obergefell case, apologizes for 'sexual preference' comment

Barrett questioned on Obergefell case, apologizes for 'sexual preference' comment

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Oct 14, 2020

LGBTQ issues were front and center during the second day of the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, with Democrats and even a few Republicans attempting to clarify how she might approach such issues on the high court.

Trans activist and journalist Monica Roberts dies

Trans activist and journalist Monica Roberts dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 8, 2020

Monica Roberts, a prominent transgender activist and journalist who shined a light on trans violence and other issues, has died.

VP debate: Pence blames China for coronavirus

VP debate: Pence blames China for coronavirus

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 7, 2020

Taking a cue from his boss, Vice President Mike Pence blamed China for the coronavirus during his only debate with Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee.

LGBTQ History Month: The US Naval Academy evolves with LGBTQ acceptance

LGBTQ History Month: The US Naval Academy evolves with LGBTQ acceptance

  • by Jeremy Rodriguez
  • Oct 7, 2020

Before graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1985, Paula Neira had difficulties accepting she was trans.

LGBTQ History Month: A 17-year saga for transparency in the Nizah Morris case

LGBTQ History Month: A 17-year saga for transparency in the Nizah Morris case

  • by analysis by Timothy Cwiek
  • Oct 7, 2020

This month marks the 65th birthday of Nizah Morris.

LGBTQ History Month: Archives aim to preserve Southern queer history

LGBTQ History Month: Archives aim to preserve Southern queer history

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 7, 2020

When Spectrum, the undergraduate LGBTQ student group at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, launched in 1983 it became a resource not just those on campus but for queer people living in that part of the South.

Thomas, Alito critical of '15 same-sex marriage ruling

Thomas, Alito critical of '15 same-sex marriage ruling

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Oct 6, 2020

Two U.S. Supreme Court associate justices used the first day of the new term Monday to lambaste the 2015 decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

Trump, first lady test positive for coronavirus

Trump, first lady test positive for coronavirus

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Oct 2, 2020

President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have both tested positive for the coronavirus.