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Trans Woman Legally Changes 'Harry Potter' Birth Name

Trans Woman Legally Changes 'Harry Potter' Birth Name

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 1, 2020

Trans woman Ellen Potter just legally changed her name from the one given to her at birth: Harry.

Equity Illinois Launches #VoteNaked Campaign

Equity Illinois Launches #VoteNaked Campaign

Oct 1, 2020

Equity Illinois has launched an eye-catching campaign to encourage its state's residents to vote by mail.

Tossed from Music Group, Gay Teen Gets Support on Social Media

Tossed from Music Group, Gay Teen Gets Support on Social Media

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 1, 2020

An Omaha teenager shared how he was summarily booted from his church's music group for being gay, only to them find himself swamped with messages of love and support.

Lawsuits Challenge Virginia's Sexual Orientation Protections

Lawsuits Challenge Virginia's Sexual Orientation Protections

By Matthew Barakat | Oct 1, 2020

A conservative legal group has filed lawsuits challenging a new Virginia law that bars discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Trump Proud Boys Remark Echoes Charlottesville

Trump Proud Boys Remark Echoes Charlottesville

By Jonathan Lemire, Michael Kunzelman and Mary Clare Jalonick | Oct 1, 2020

President Trump tried to walk back his refusal to outright condemn a far right fascist group during the debate but the inflammatory moment was far from the first time the president has failed to denounce white supremacists or has advanced racist ideas.

Trump to Far-Right Extremists: 'Stand Back and Stand By'

Trump to Far-Right Extremists: 'Stand Back and Stand By'

By Kathleen Ronayne and Michael Kunzelman | Sep 30, 2020

President Donald Trump on Tuesday didn't condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer, branding it solely a "left-wing" problem and telling one far-right extremist group to "stand back and stand by."

Slightly Used News :: September 29, 2020

Slightly Used News :: September 29, 2020

Sep 29, 2020

Handmaids in the Supreme Court, YMCA, Presidential Debates, Noah Purvis, and Fran the Bi-Weather Girl takes a turn. It's this week's Slightly Used News!

Japan Airlines Retires Gender-Specific Language in On-Board Announcements

Japan Airlines Retires Gender-Specific Language in On-Board Announcements

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 29, 2020

In a step toward greater inclusivity, Japan Airlines has announced that it will cease the use of "ladies and gentlemen" during in-flight announcements.

Bronx Man Charged With Hacking Grindr Date to Death

Bronx Man Charged With Hacking Grindr Date to Death

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 29, 2020

A Bronx man is accused of hacking a man he met on Grindr with a machete.

Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano Likes his Bottom Slapped by 'Daddy,' Law Suit Claims

Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano Likes his Bottom Slapped by 'Daddy,' Law Suit Claims

Sep 29, 2020

Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano was hit with a $15 million lawsuit on Monday by a New Jersey man who claims "the legal analyst forced him to engage in a 'bizarre sex act' involving father-son role play in 2015."

Court: Private Locker Room Violated Transgender Boy's Rights

Court: Private Locker Room Violated Transgender Boy's Rights

By Amy Forliti | Sep 29, 2020

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that schools must allow students to use locker rooms that are consistent with their gender identity.

Sex Ed Mandate Sparks Bitter Washington State Ballot Fight

Sex Ed Mandate Sparks Bitter Washington State Ballot Fight

By Sandy Ho | Sep 29, 2020

Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex education requirement for public schools earlier this year.

Times' Tax Story is Talker, but Perceptions Mostly Hold

Times' Tax Story is Talker, but Perceptions Mostly Hold

By David Bauder | Sep 29, 2020

"Bombshell" was a word frequently employed on Monday; how it was used depended on whether you were in Trump-friendly or unfriendly media territory.

Time's 100 Most Influential People Includes a Roster of LGBTQ Names

Time's 100 Most Influential People Includes a Roster of LGBTQ Names

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 28, 2020

The 2020 edition of Time magazine's annual "TIME100 Most Influential People" includes several people from the LGBTQ community.

Watch: A Fifth West Hollywood Gay Bar Closes Due to COVID

Watch: A Fifth West Hollywood Gay Bar Closes Due to COVID

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 28, 2020

A fifth gay bar in West Hollywood, Calif. is closing for good after being hard hit by COVID.

Trump's Tax Revelation Could Tarnish Image that Fueled Rise

Trump's Tax Revelation Could Tarnish Image that Fueled Rise

By Jill Colvin | Sep 28, 2020

The bombshell revelations that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for office and paid no income taxes at all in many others threaten to undercut a pillar of his appeal among blue-collar voters.

Trump Ex-Campaign Boss Hospitalized Amid Threat to Harm Self

Trump Ex-Campaign Boss Hospitalized Amid Threat to Harm Self

By Jonathan Lemire and Terry Spencer | Sep 28, 2020

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale has been hospitalized after he threatened to harm himself, according to Florida police and campaign officials.

NY Times: Trump Paid $750 in US Income Taxes in 2016, 2017

NY Times: Trump Paid $750 in US Income Taxes in 2016, 2017

Sep 27, 2020

President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times.

TikTok Fate in the Balance as Judge Weighs App Store Ban

TikTok Fate in the Balance as Judge Weighs App Store Ban

By Anne D'Innocenzio and Matt O'Brien | Sep 27, 2020

Lawyers for TikTok pleaded with a U.S. federal judge on Sunday to delay the Trump Administration's ban of the popular video sharing program from app stores set to take effect at the end of the day.

Homespun BLM Products Include Cookie Kits, Garden Gnomes

Homespun BLM Products Include Cookie Kits, Garden Gnomes

By Terry Tang | Sep 27, 2020

A few weeks after nationwide protests erupted over the police killing of George Floyd, Julie Muller looked for something positive she could contribute to the movement from her Houston home.

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