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Texas Rule Change Lets Social Workers Turn Away LGBTQs, People with Disabilities

Texas Rule Change Lets Social Workers Turn Away LGBTQs, People with Disabilities

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 15, 2020

A change to longstanding rules about who can be turned away by social workers in the Lone Star State now means that LGBTQ Texans and people with disabilities can legally be refused help.

Cuomo Warns Scofflaw Schools, Seeks Chainsmokers Gig Fine

Cuomo Warns Scofflaw Schools, Seeks Chainsmokers Gig Fine

By Marina Villeneuve | Oct 15, 2020

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that New York would seek $20,000 in fines against the promoters who organized a July concert by The Chainsmokers that saw widespread violations of social distancing rules.

Rosie O'Donnell Opens Up About Coming Out Post-9/11

Rosie O'Donnell Opens Up About Coming Out Post-9/11

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 14, 2020

Rosie O'Donnell talks about how she came out right after 9/11 on the Oct. 14 episode of "Red Table Talk: The Estefans" on FacebookWatch.

Gay Teen Denounced as 'Evil,' Expelled from Christian School, Still Speaking Out

Gay Teen Denounced as 'Evil,' Expelled from Christian School, Still Speaking Out

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 14, 2020

An openly gay teenager who was kicked out of his Christian school and denounced as being on an "evil path" continues to speak about the experience in support of other LGBTQ youth.

Effort to Bar LGBTQ Discrimination Moves Ahead in Michigan

Effort to Bar LGBTQ Discrimination Moves Ahead in Michigan

By David Eggert | Oct 14, 2020

A ballot drive has turned in more than 483,000 signatures for an initiative to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in Michigan by amending the state's civil rights law.

Barrett Back on Capitol Hill for Senators' Final Questions

Barrett Back on Capitol Hill for Senators' Final Questions

By Lisa Mascaro, Mark Sherman and Laurie Kellman | Oct 14, 2020

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett returns to Capitol Hill for a third day of confirmation hearings as senators dig deeper into the conservative judge's outlook on abortion, health care and a potentially disputed presidential election.

Amy Coney Barrett Apologizes for Using the Term 'Sexual Preference' After Grilling by Sen. Hirono

Amy Coney Barrett Apologizes for Using the Term 'Sexual Preference' After Grilling by Sen. Hirono

Oct 13, 2020

One of the more dramatic moments at the confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett came when Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) hit hard on Barrett's views on the LGBTQ community, first qustioning her on the use of the term "sexual preference."

Judging Amy: A Look at Barrett's Elusive Views on LGBTQ Issues

Judging Amy: A Look at Barrett's Elusive Views on LGBTQ Issues

Oct 13, 2020

Amy Coney Bryant used "sexual preference" to describe LGBTQ people during her Senate confirmation Tuesday, which advocates see as a dog whistle. She's also been elusive in the past with her views on LGBTQ discrimination.

SAGE's National LGBT Elder Housing Symposium Goes Virtual

SAGE's National LGBT Elder Housing Symposium Goes Virtual

Oct 13, 2020

The 2020 National LGBT Elder Housing Virtual Institute will offer workshops, engaging dialogue, and learning sessions to build the capacity for understanding and attending to the housing challenges LGBT elders face

Trump's Initiative to Decriminalize Homosexuality Worldwide Labeled 'Smoke and Mirrors'

Trump's Initiative to Decriminalize Homosexuality Worldwide Labeled 'Smoke and Mirrors'

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 13, 2020

Openly gay former diplomat and political adviser Richard Grenell's claim that President Trump helped legalize homosexuality internationally is provably false according to LGBTQ activists.

Watch: Matthew Shepard's Parents to Amy Coney Barrett: Don't Target LGBTQ Rights

Watch: Matthew Shepard's Parents to Amy Coney Barrett: Don't Target LGBTQ Rights

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 13, 2020

Interviewed the day before the 22nd anniversary of their son's death, Judy and Dennis Shepard expressed deep concern for the civil rights of LGBTQ Americans.

Suit Alleges Restaurant Owner Assaulted Gay Employee, Hurled Homophobic Slurs

Suit Alleges Restaurant Owner Assaulted Gay Employee, Hurled Homophobic Slurs

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 13, 2020

A lawsuit brought by two former employees, one gay and one female, alleges that the owner and staff of a Long Island pizzeria subjected them to harassment and abuse, with the owner knocking one of the gay plaintiff's teeth out.

Atlanta Man Dies After Attending Sunday Circuit Party at Gay Club

Atlanta Man Dies After Attending Sunday Circuit Party at Gay Club

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 13, 2020

An Atlanta man who lost consciousness at a gay club early Sunday morning has died.

Health Care Is Focus as Barrett Supreme Court Hearing Opens

Health Care Is Focus as Barrett Supreme Court Hearing Opens

By Mark Sherman, Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | Oct 12, 2020

Senate Democrats branded Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett a threat to Americans' health care during the coronavirus pandemic Monday at the start of a fast-tracked hearing that Republicans are confident will end with Barrett's confirmation.

How LGBTQ Voters and Candidates Could Change America's Landscape

How LGBTQ Voters and Candidates Could Change America's Landscape

By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 12, 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.

Facebook Bans Holocaust Denial, Distortion Posts

Facebook Bans Holocaust Denial, Distortion Posts

Oct 12, 2020

Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi genocide.

Supreme Court Nominee Barrett Faces Senate Despite Virus

Supreme Court Nominee Barrett Faces Senate Despite Virus

Oct 12, 2020

Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett are set to begin as a divided Senate charges ahead on President Donald Trump's pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and cement a conservative court majority.

Celebs & More Honor National Coming Out Day on Twitter

Celebs & More Honor National Coming Out Day on Twitter

Oct 12, 2020

Kacey Musgraves, Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden and more tweeted in support of National Coming Out Day, celebrated on Oct. 11.

Trump Claims He's Free of Virus, Ready for Campaign Trail

Trump Claims He's Free of Virus, Ready for Campaign Trail

By Jonathan Lemire and Hope Yen | Oct 11, 2020

President Donald Trump on Sunday declared he was ready to return to the campaign trail despite unanswered questions about his health on the eve of a Florida rally meant to kick off the stretch run before Election Day.

Precedent, Recusal, Roe: A Court Nomination Viewer's Guide

Precedent, Recusal, Roe: A Court Nomination Viewer's Guide

By Mark Sherman | Oct 11, 2020

Two weeks after her nomination, Judge Amy Coney Barrett goes before a Senate committee that's split along partisan lines over whether the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death should be filled now or after the election.

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