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People Magazine Reveals its '2020 People of the Year'

People Magazine Reveals its '2020 People of the Year'

NATIONAL | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Dec 2, 2020

People magazine has named George Clooney, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Selena Gomez and Regina King as the "2020 People of the Year."

'Very Dark Couple of Weeks': Morgues and Hospitals Overflow

'Very Dark Couple of Weeks': Morgues and Hospitals Overflow

NATIONAL | By Tammy Webber, Heather Hollingsworth | Dec 2, 2020

Amid the resurgence, states have begun reopening field hospitals to handle an influx of patients that is pushing health care systems — and their workers — to the breaking point.

2017 Ban on Local LGBT Ordinances Ends in North Carolina

2017 Ban on Local LGBT Ordinances Ends in North Carolina

NATIONAL | Dec 2, 2020

A 3 1/2-year ban on new local ordinances aimed at protecting LGBT rights in North Carolina expired Tuesday, prompting gay rights groups to urge the passage of such measures now.

Years After Coming Out, Gay Athletes Upset by Lack of Change

Years After Coming Out, Gay Athletes Upset by Lack of Change

SPORTS | By Dennis Passa | Dec 2, 2020

Two former pro athletes are united in their disappointment that a higher proportion of gay athletes haven't come out, and that homophobic language on the sporting fields is still rife.

UK Authorizes Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Emergency Use

UK Authorizes Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Emergency Use

INTERNATIONAL | By Lauran Neergaard, Danica Kirka | Dec 2, 2020

British officials authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Wednesday, greenlighting the world's first shot against the virus that's backed by rigorous science and taking a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic.

Anti-Gay Hungarian MEP Resigns After Gay Orgy Arrest, Lockdown Violation

Anti-Gay Hungarian MEP Resigns After Gay Orgy Arrest, Lockdown Violation

INTERNATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 1, 2020

József Szájer has resigned from his position as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in Brussels, representing Hungary, after being caught attending a gay orgy.

Dan Levy Clarifies Comedy Central India's Censorship of 'Schitt's Creek' Gay Kiss

Dan Levy Clarifies Comedy Central India's Censorship of 'Schitt's Creek' Gay Kiss

PRIDE | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 1, 2020

Dan Levy has clarified the controversy over a censored "Schitt's Creek" gay kiss.

SAGE Amplifies the Intersection of Aging and HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day

SAGE Amplifies the Intersection of Aging and HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day

AIDS | Dec 1, 2020

SAGE, the world's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ elders, is commemorating World AIDS Day by elevating the experiencing older people living with HIV and remembering those that the community has lost to AIDS.

UK Court Rules Against Clinic in Puberty Blocking Drugs Case

UK Court Rules Against Clinic in Puberty Blocking Drugs Case

INTERNATIONAL | Dec 1, 2020

Britain's High Court ruled Tuesday that children under 16 years old who are considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to medical treatment involving drugs that delay puberty.

Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Rule on Board Diversity for Companies

Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Rule on Board Diversity for Companies

NATIONAL | By Michelle Chapman | Dec 1, 2020

The Nasdaq stock exchange is seeking U.S. authority to require more diversity in the boardrooms of Nasdaq-listed companies, or for those companies to explain why they can not.

Equality Advocates Act as Part of NC 'Bathroom Bill' Expires

Equality Advocates Act as Part of NC 'Bathroom Bill' Expires

NATIONAL | Dec 1, 2020

Part of North Carolina's so-called "Bathroom Bills" - the notorious HB2 and HB142, which replaced it - expired today, Dec. 1, and the state's equality advocates are already at work to press for progress in the state.

Funeral Home Settles Lawsuit that Led to Major LGBTQ Ruling

Funeral Home Settles Lawsuit that Led to Major LGBTQ Ruling

NATIONAL | Dec 1, 2020

A Detroit-area funeral home has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit that led to a groundbreaking decision that protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment.

Battles Won — and Lost — Against AIDS Hold Valuable Lessons for COVID-19

Battles Won — and Lost — Against AIDS Hold Valuable Lessons for COVID-19

AIDS | Dec 1, 2020

Not since the HIV/AIDS pandemic of the 1990s have countries faced such a common health threat. This explains why UNAIDS has selected the theme "Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility" for this year's World AIDS Day.

Trump Headed to Georgia as Turnout Driver, but Also a Threat

Trump Headed to Georgia as Turnout Driver, but Also a Threat

POLITICS | By Bill Barrow and Alan Fram | Dec 1, 2020

Some establishment Republicans are sounding alarms that President Donald Trump's conspiratorial denials of his own defeat could threaten the party's ability to win a Senate majority and counter President-elect Joe Biden's administration.

On World AIDS Day, South Africa Finds Hope in New Treatment

On World AIDS Day, South Africa Finds Hope in New Treatment

AIDS | By Mogomotsi Magome | Dec 1, 2020

Health officials are hoping that new, long-acting drugs to help prevent HIV infection will be a turning point for the fight against a global health threat that's been eclipsed by the coronavirus pandemic.

First Look: AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition

First Look: AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition

AIDS | Dec 1, 2020

The National AIDS Memorial has launched the first-ever 50-state virtual AIDS Quilt display. The curated exhibition includes digital images from thousands of hand-sewn quilt panels, each telling the story of loved ones lost to AIDS.

Elisa Crespo Could Become First Trans NYC Council Member

Elisa Crespo Could Become First Trans NYC Council Member

LOCAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 30, 2020

Elisa Crespo is running to become the first trans woman on the New York City Council.

Austin Police Officer Suspended Over 'Gay' Comment on Body Cam

Austin Police Officer Suspended Over 'Gay' Comment on Body Cam

LOCAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 30, 2020

Austin police officer Ryan Seweryn has been suspended for ten days for referring to a protester as "that gay dude."

Out Sports Stars Who Are Flying the Queer Flag High

Out Sports Stars Who Are Flying the Queer Flag High

SPORTS | Nov 30, 2020

There is a real sea of change in the world of sports at the moment, with women breaking through on so many levels across many varied sports. Here's a look at some major LGBTQ sports stars.

Awkward Question for Poland: Was Chopin Gay?

Awkward Question for Poland: Was Chopin Gay?

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 30, 2020

New scholarship has raised an awkward question for Poland, which is one of the most homophobic nations in the European Union: Was that country's celebrated composer, Frédéric Chopin, gay?

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