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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.

Doctor Says Trump Won't Transmit Virus, Stays Mum on Tests

Doctor Says Trump Won't Transmit Virus, Stays Mum on Tests

By Jonathan Lemire and Aamer Madhani | Oct 11, 2020

The White House doctor said that President Trump was no longer at risk of transmitting the coronavirus but did not say explicitly whether Trump had tested negative for it.

Men Accused in Plot on Michigan Governor Attended Protests

Men Accused in Plot on Michigan Governor Attended Protests

By David Eggert | Oct 10, 2020

Among the armed protesters who rallied at the Michigan Capitol against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's coronavirus lockdown this past spring were some of the men now accused in stunning plots to kidnap her, storm the Capitol and start a "civil war."

Ex-NJ Governor Chris Christie Says He's Out of the Hospital

Ex-NJ Governor Chris Christie Says He's Out of the Hospital

Oct 10, 2020

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday he has been discharged from a New Jersey hospital where he spent a week, following his announcement that he had contracted the coronavirus.

Heart Health Report Aims to Bolster Research, Boost Care for LGBTQ Patients

Heart Health Report Aims to Bolster Research, Boost Care for LGBTQ Patients

By American Heart Association News | Oct 10, 2020

LGBTQ adults face distinct threats to their heart health — and health care providers can do more to identify and thwart those risks, says a new report that aims to point the way toward better research and care.

5 Health Tips for National Coming Out Day

5 Health Tips for National Coming Out Day

Oct 10, 2020

While many people consider how expressing their authentic sexual orientation and/or gender identity may affect their relationships when coming out, it's equally important to take ownership of your medical needs.

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