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Americans' Support for Same-Sex Marriage at All-Time High, Survey Finds

Americans' Support for Same-Sex Marriage at All-Time High, Survey Finds

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 21, 2020

A new survey found that seventy percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, the highest figure up to this point conducted by a major national polling organization.

TikTok Bans Anti-LGBTQ, Pro-Conversion Therapy Content

TikTok Bans Anti-LGBTQ, Pro-Conversion Therapy Content

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 21, 2020

Today, TikTok announced in a statement that the social media platform will ban anti-LGBTQ content, including that which promotes conversion therapy.

Judge Slams DeVos for Rejecting 94% of Loan Relief Claims

Judge Slams DeVos for Rejecting 94% of Loan Relief Claims

By Collin Binkley | Oct 21, 2020

Months after vowing to process a backlog of 160,000 requests for loan forgiveness from students who say they were defrauded by their schools, the U.S. Education Department has rejected 94% of claims it has reviewed.

Gay Penguin Pair Snatch Eggs from Lesbian Neighbors

Gay Penguin Pair Snatch Eggs from Lesbian Neighbors

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 21, 2020

A pair of gay male penguins in a Netherlands zoo have appropriated eggs belonging to a lesbian penguin couple. It's their latest caper in a quest to become dads.

Gay Florida Teacher, Single Dad Fired by Christian School

Gay Florida Teacher, Single Dad Fired by Christian School

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 21, 2020

Steven Arauz, a teacher at a Seventh Day Adventist school, was fired when a publication about LGBTQ parenting identified him as gay.

Barrett was Trustee at Private School with Anti-Gay Policies

Barrett was Trustee at Private School with Anti-Gay Policies

By Michelle R. Smith and Michael Biesecker | Oct 21, 2020

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren't welcome.

Watch: Petition to Remove High School Teacher after Homophobic Tweet Continues

Watch: Petition to Remove High School Teacher after Homophobic Tweet Continues

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 20, 2020

Calls for the firing of a high school faculty member in a Missouri town to be fired after a tweet many saw as homophobic are not dying down as the weeks go by.

In US & UK, Trans Youth Turn to TikTok to Fund Gender Confirmation Surgeries

In US & UK, Trans Youth Turn to TikTok to Fund Gender Confirmation Surgeries

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 20, 2020

Transgender youths in the United States and Britain are turning to TikTok to help raise the money they need for their gender transitions.

Watch: Albuquerque's LGBTQ Community Rally to Save Beloved Social Club

Watch: Albuquerque's LGBTQ Community Rally to Save Beloved Social Club

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 20, 2020

A longtime nexus for the LGBTQ community, the Albuquerque Social Club was hit so hard by the COVID-19 pandemic that its board decided to shutter the establishment. But the local community wouldn't hear of it.

Billy Porter Helps Examine Origins of Gay Rights Movement

Billy Porter Helps Examine Origins of Gay Rights Movement

By Jocelyn Noveck | Oct 20, 2020

Billy Porter narrates "EQUAL," a new docuseries on HBO Max that traces the history of the LGBTQ movement through the Stonewall uprising in 1969.

'Running Angry': Trump Attacks Dr. Fauci, Press and Polls

'Running Angry': Trump Attacks Dr. Fauci, Press and Polls

By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin | Oct 20, 2020

An angry President Donald Trump has come out swinging against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks before Election Day.

New Yorker Suspends Legal Reporter Jeffey Toobin for Exposing Himself during Zoom Call

New Yorker Suspends Legal Reporter Jeffey Toobin for Exposing Himself during Zoom Call

Oct 19, 2020

The New Yorker has suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin for exposing himself in Zoom call.

Watch: YouTuber Takes on the Mask Debate with Clever Parody

Watch: YouTuber Takes on the Mask Debate with Clever Parody

Oct 19, 2020

YouTuber Noah Lindquist takes on mask denial in a funny take-off of "Be My Guest" from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"

2020 Deadliest Year on Record for Trans Community

2020 Deadliest Year on Record for Trans Community

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 19, 2020

2020 is the deadliest year on record for the transgender community.

South Australia Moves to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

South Australia Moves to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 19, 2020

South Australia has moved forward with a bill to revoke "gay panic" as a defense in court for perpetrators of anti-LGBTQ crimes.

Trump Goes After Fauci, Tries to Buck Up His Campaign Team

Trump Goes After Fauci, Tries to Buck Up His Campaign Team

By Jill Colvin, Will Weissert and Zeke Miller | Oct 19, 2020

President Trump sought to buck up his campaign staffers two weeks from Election Day, dismissing the cautionary coronavirus advice of his scientific experts as well as polling showing him trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden across key battleground states.

One Million Moms Dunks on Oreo for Rainbow Cookies, Partnership with PFLAG

One Million Moms Dunks on Oreo for Rainbow Cookies, Partnership with PFLAG

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 19, 2020

The American Family Association-affiliated One Million Moms has taken aim at Oreo cookies for producing a rainbow-themed edition of their popular creme-filled cookies and partnering with PFLAG.

Anchorage, Alaska Chooses 1st Woman, Openly Gay Acting Mayor

Anchorage, Alaska Chooses 1st Woman, Openly Gay Acting Mayor

Oct 19, 2020

Austin Quinn-Davidson will serve as acting mayor of Anchorage starting next Friday after Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's resignation.

Election 2020: Mobilizing the LGBTQ Digital Generation

Election 2020: Mobilizing the LGBTQ Digital Generation

By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 19, 2020

If younger LGBTQ Americans transform their passions for issues like climate change, gun control, and racial and gender equality from social media likes into actual votes, voter-turnout records could be smashed in November.

First Lady: 'Self-Serving Adults' Push Rumors About Her

First Lady: 'Self-Serving Adults' Push Rumors About Her

By Darlene Superville | Oct 19, 2020

Melania Trump lashed out Friday at "self-serving adults" for focusing on her falling out with a friend and adviser, writing that the attention paid to "salacious claims" about the broken relationship comes at the expense of her work on behalf of children.

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