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Gay WH Staffer Said President Biden Gave Him Courage to Come Out

Gay WH Staffer Said President Biden Gave Him Courage to Come Out

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21, 2021

A gay Wisconsin man who said President Biden gave him the courage to come out will manage the President's social media accounts.

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Nominee, Vows to Protect LGBTQ Rights

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Nominee, Vows to Protect LGBTQ Rights

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21, 2021

Antony Blinken, President Biden's pick for Secretary of State, said on Tuesday he would immediately appoint an LGBTQI, allow U.S. embassies to fly the Pride flag, and make a formal repudiation of the "Commission on Unalienable Rights."

FBI Raids Apartment of Far-Right Gay Trump Supporter

FBI Raids Apartment of Far-Right Gay Trump Supporter

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21, 2021

The apartment of the "Adorable Deplorable" — far-right gay hairstylist and Trump supporter Kristopher Dreww — was raided and searched by the FBI on Monday

MAGA Insurrectionist Identified by Daughter Fired by UMass Hospital

MAGA Insurrectionist Identified by Daughter Fired by UMass Hospital

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21, 2021

Therese Duke, a far-right Trump supporter who took part in the January 6 insurrection, has been fired from her position at UMass Hospital.

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21, 2021

Within hours of President Joe Biden's inauguration, the White House website suddenly offered users the option of specifying their pronouns . Equality advocates hailed the sign as a hopeful early step.

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

By Hope Yen | Jan 21, 2021

"We need to build our economy back, better than ever, and the Department of Transportation can play a central role in this," the 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, intends to tell the Senate Commerce Committee.

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-List Turns Out for Biden-Harris

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-List Turns Out for Biden-Harris

By Jocelyn Noveck | Jan 21, 2021

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.

Biden Takes the Helm, Appeals for Unity to Take on Crises

Biden Takes the Helm, Appeals for Unity to Take on Crises

By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 21, 2021

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, declaring that "democracy has prevailed" and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation's historic confluence of crises.

'Just Move On': Republicans Grapple with Post-Trump Future

'Just Move On': Republicans Grapple with Post-Trump Future

By Steve Peoples | Jan 21, 2021

For the first time in more than a decade, Republicans are waking up to a Washington where Democrats control the White House and Congress, adjusting to an era of diminished power, deep uncertainty and internal feuding.

Inauguration Fashion: Purple, Pearls, American Designers

Inauguration Fashion: Purple, Pearls, American Designers

By Leanne Italie | Jan 20, 2021

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's suffrage, Shirley Chisholm and her beloved sorority in pearls and purple.

Biden Takes the Helm as President: 'Democracy has Prevailed'

Biden Takes the Helm as President: 'Democracy has Prevailed'

By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 20, 2021

Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that "democracy has prevailed" as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

Vice President Harris: A New Chapter Opens in US Politics

Vice President Harris: A New Chapter Opens in US Politics

By Kathleen Ronayne and Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 20, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation's second-highest office.

Kamala Harris Chooses Out Black Designer for Inauguration Day

Kamala Harris Chooses Out Black Designer for Inauguration Day

By Matthew Wexler | Jan 20, 2021

Vice president-elect Kamala Harris wears designs by Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson for Inauguration Day.

Jill Biden Catapults Fashion Designer Alexandra O'Neill Into National Spotlight

Jill Biden Catapults Fashion Designer Alexandra O'Neill Into National Spotlight

By Matthew Wexler | Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Jill Biden has chosen to wear Alexandra O'Neill's brand Markarian for inauguration day. But who is O'Neill, and what can we expect from Dr. Biden's fashion choices in the next administration?

Biden's Pick for Defense Secretary Voices Support for Scrapping Trans Military Ban

Biden's Pick for Defense Secretary Voices Support for Scrapping Trans Military Ban

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 20, 2021

Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Defense spoke unequivocally about scrapping Trump's ban on trans military members, saying those who are "fit and you're qualified to serve" should be allowed. Twitter approved.

Trump's Exit: President Leaves Office with Legacy of Chaos

Trump's Exit: President Leaves Office with Legacy of Chaos

By Jill Colvin | Jan 20, 2021

Donald Trump will walk out of the White House and board Marine One for the last time as president Wednesday morning, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult and a nation bitterly divided.

Trump Pardons Ex-Strategist Steve Bannon, Dozens of Others

Trump Pardons Ex-Strategist Steve Bannon, Dozens of Others

By Jonathan Lemire, Eric Tucker and Jill Colvin | Jan 20, 2021

President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of his White House term that benefited more than 140 people.

Advocates View Health Care as Key to Driving LGBTQ Rights Conversation

Advocates View Health Care as Key to Driving LGBTQ Rights Conversation

By Aneri Pattani | Jan 20, 2021

Surveys in North Carolina and across the nation show that about one-third of transgender people have been refused treatment or suffered verbal or physical abuse from a medical provider, but advocates are fighting for change.

Biden Picks Transgender Woman as Assistant Health Secretary

Biden Picks Transgender Woman as Assistant Health Secretary

By Will Weissert | Jan 19, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Lincoln Project's John Weaver Comes Out Amidst Charges of Inappropriate DMs

Lincoln Project's John Weaver Comes Out Amidst Charges of Inappropriate DMs

Jan 19, 2021

After rumors circulated for days that Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver had sent inappropriate DMs to young men, the Republican operative came out as gay.

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