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LGBTQ History Month: Gay raid in Waco mostly lost from LGBTQ history

LGBTQ History Month: Gay raid in Waco mostly lost from LGBTQ history

  • by Brandon Wolf
  • Sep 30, 2020

On Saturday, April 11, 1953, nearly 70 gay men packed into a small four-room house at 2117 South 19th Street in Waco, Texas, about 10 blocks from Baylor University.

LGBTQ History Month: Press A, be gay: LGBTQ representation in video games

LGBTQ History Month: Press A, be gay: LGBTQ representation in video games

  • by Jason Villemez
  • Sep 30, 2020

In the 2014 PlayStation 4 game "Dragon Age: Inquisition," Dorian is a powerful wizard who helps the main character save the world from a demon army.

Trump refuses to condemn white supremacy during 1st debate

Trump refuses to condemn white supremacy during 1st debate

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 29, 2020

More than halfway into the first general election debate Tuesday, President Donald Trump could not denounce white supremacy when explicitly asked by moderator Chris Wallace.

LGBTQ Agenda: Campus Pride's new board chair seeks to connect queer students in a time of social distancing

LGBTQ Agenda: Campus Pride's new board chair seeks to connect queer students in a time of social distancing

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 29, 2020

Tom Elliott, who was recently elected chair of the board of directors for Campus Pride, told the Bay Area Reporter that one of the challenges he and the organization face is connecting queer students now that many are away from their physical campuses.

Trump nominates Barrett for US Supreme Court

Trump nominates Barrett for US Supreme Court

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Sep 26, 2020

President Donald Trump announced Saturday (September 26) his nominee to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and, as expected, it is a jurist LGBTQ groups are expected to vehemently oppose.

Ginsburg lies in state at Capitol

Ginsburg lies in state at Capitol

  • by BAR staff
  • Sep 25, 2020

The flag-draped coffin of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrived at the U.S. Capitol Friday.

Editorial: For Joe Biden, push relentlessly until November 3

Editorial: For Joe Biden, push relentlessly until November 3

  • by by Paul Schindler, Gay City News, Courtesy National LGBT Media Association
  • Sep 23, 2020

In an unprecedented move, all 12 LGBTQ newspapers belonging to the National LGBT Media Association have endorsed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris ahead of the November 3 election.

LGBTQ Agenda: Vets groups blast anti-trans Defense Dept. instructions

LGBTQ Agenda: Vets groups blast anti-trans Defense Dept. instructions

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 22, 2020

LGBTQ veterans' groups are blasting new instructions from the United States Department of Defense regarding military service by transgender people.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday, September 18, that Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. She was 87.

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

Class action alleging Grindr sold user data may be forced into individual arbitration

Class action alleging Grindr sold user data may be forced into individual arbitration

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 18, 2020

A class action complaint against Grindr for alleged privacy violations may not be able to proceed in traditional court, an attorney for the complainant told the Bay Area Reporter September 17.

More same-sex couples are raising kids and out-earning straight couples

More same-sex couples are raising kids and out-earning straight couples

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 17, 2020

Same-sex couples are increasingly raising children and are out-earning straight couples, according to new data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. But poverty remains a key concern for many LGBTQ couples in America.

Andrew Gillum comes out as bisexual

Andrew Gillum comes out as bisexual

  • by Chris Johnson, Washington Blade
  • Sep 17, 2020

Andrew Gillum, a Florida Democrat who after a narrow loss in a 2018 gubernatorial run was engulfed in a scandal after being found in a hotel room with drugs and a male sex worker, has come out as bisexual.

2 federal appeals courts rule in trans bathroom cases

2 federal appeals courts rule in trans bathroom cases

  • by Lisa Keen
  • Aug 31, 2020

Two federal appeals court panels have ruled that a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people at work also applies to discrimination in schools.