News

Melania Wanted to Light White House in Rainbow Colors, President's Staff Overruled

Melania Wanted to Light White House in Rainbow Colors, President's Staff Overruled

PRIDE | Nov 25, 2020

Melania Trump wanted to light the White House in rainbow colors this past June to honor Pride month as it had been during the Obama administration; but the WH staff saw to it that it didn't happen.

Biden's Diverse Staff Picks Include Out Social Secretary

Biden's Diverse Staff Picks Include Out Social Secretary

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 25, 2020

Among the diverse staff picks made so far by President-elect Joe Biden is Carlos Elizondo, whom Biden has chosen for the role of White House social secretary.

Transgender Pakistanis Find Solace in a Church of Their Own

Transgender Pakistanis Find Solace in a Church of Their Own

INTERNATIONAL | By Kathy Gannon | Nov 25, 2020

Pakistan's Christian transgender people, often mocked, abused and bullied, say they have found peace and solace in a church of their own.

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

Judge: California Can't Ban Offensive License Plates

NATIONAL | Nov 25, 2020

California can't enforce a ban vanity license plates it considers "offensive to good taste and decency" because that violates freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Duchess of Sussex Reveals She had Miscarriage in the Summer

Duchess of Sussex Reveals She had Miscarriage in the Summer

INTERNATIONAL | By Jill Lawless | Nov 25, 2020

The Duchess of Sussex has revealed that she had a miscarriage in July, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others.

'America is Back': Biden Pushes Past Trump Era with Nominees

'America is Back': Biden Pushes Past Trump Era with Nominees

POLITICS | By Alexandra Jaffe, Matthew Lee and Aamer Madhani | Nov 25, 2020

Declaring "America is back," President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team, his first substantive offering of how he'll shift from Trump-era "America First" policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment.

Keep the Mask: A Vaccine Won't End the US Crisis Right Away

Keep the Mask: A Vaccine Won't End the US Crisis Right Away

NATIONAL | By Candice Choi | Nov 25, 2020

Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S.

Restaurant Workers Out of Work Again as Virus Surges

Restaurant Workers Out of Work Again as Virus Surges

WORKPLACE | By Tammy Webber, Daniella Peters, Brian Melley | Nov 25, 2020

Waiters and bartenders are being thrown out of work — again — as governors and local officials shut down indoor dining and drinking establishments to combat the nationwide surge in coronavirus infections.

Watch: British Soccer Player Banned for Grabbing Opposing Player's Crotch

Watch: British Soccer Player Banned for Grabbing Opposing Player's Crotch

SPORTS | Nov 24, 2020

A British soccer player was banned from playing the sport after being seen grabbing an opponent player's crotch.

Mysterious Shiny Monolith Found in Otherworldly Utah Desert

Mysterious Shiny Monolith Found in Otherworldly Utah Desert

NATIONAL | By Lindsay Whitehurst | Nov 24, 2020

Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah's red-rock desert lies a mystery: A gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state.

Biden Transition OK'd to Start as Trump Runs Out of Options

Biden Transition OK'd to Start as Trump Runs Out of Options

POLITICS | By Zeke Miller, David Eggert and Colleen Long | Nov 24, 2020

The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy.

Lambda Legal Sues on Behalf of Teen Over Trans Exclusion in Health Benefits

Lambda Legal Sues on Behalf of Teen Over Trans Exclusion in Health Benefits

FAMILY | Nov 24, 2020

"This denial ... sends a message to my son and all transgender people, that their health care needs aren't real or they're not worthy of care. I won't accept that," says the teen's mom Patti Pritchard.

Suspected Anti-LGBTQ Arsonist Seeks Asylum in Russia

Suspected Anti-LGBTQ Arsonist Seeks Asylum in Russia

INTERNATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 24, 2020

A Brazilian man accused of violently attacking a movie company that depicted Jesus Christ as gay is seeking asylum in Russia his September arrest in Moscow.

Gay Penguin Couple Sphen and Magic Become Parents Again

Gay Penguin Couple Sphen and Magic Become Parents Again

INTERNATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 24, 2020

Internationally famous gay penguins Sphen and Magic are now proud parents for the second time to a new baby chick.

Elton John, TikTok Team Up to Educate About AIDS Epidemic

Elton John, TikTok Team Up to Educate About AIDS Epidemic

AIDS | Nov 24, 2020

The Elton John AIDS Foundation and TikTok are teaming up to raise awareness about the disease through a campaign and live event for World AIDS Day.

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 24, 2020

A moving letter from a young boy named Will asked Santa if God still loves him even though he's gay. The letter is pulling heartstrings all across the internet.

The Lack of LGBTQ Representation in Professional Sports May Not Be Why You Think

The Lack of LGBTQ Representation in Professional Sports May Not Be Why You Think

SPORTS | Nov 24, 2020

Why aren't there more out professional sports players? A new report suggests the reason isn't just homophobia.

NYC's First African American Mayor, David Dinkins, has Died

NYC's First African American Mayor, David Dinkins, has Died

OBITUARIES | By Deepti Hajela | Nov 24, 2020

David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City's first African American mayor, but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. He was 93.

Thanksgiving Could be Make-or-Break in US Virus Response

Thanksgiving Could be Make-or-Break in US Virus Response

NATIONAL | By Michael Rubinkam | Nov 24, 2020

In Pennsylvania, if you're having friends over to socialize, you're supposed to wear a mask — and so are your friends. That's the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it.

US Agency Ascertains Biden as Winner, Lets Transition Begin

US Agency Ascertains Biden as Winner, Lets Transition Begin

NATIONAL | By Matthew Daly, Zeke Miller and Mary Clare Jalonick | Nov 23, 2020

The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Trump's administration.

11 - 30 of 62983 Stories