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LGBTQs Suffering More as Pandemic Sharpens Disparities

LGBTQs Suffering More as Pandemic Sharpens Disparities

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 30, 2020

From HIV testing to mental health services to LGTBQ youth having what they need to thrive, the COVID-19 pandemic may be having more serious effects on sexual minorities than on heterosexuals and cisgender people.

Orlando's Parliament House to Close, Reopen in New Location

Orlando's Parliament House to Close, Reopen in New Location

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 30, 2020

Parliament House, a popular gay nightclub and resort in Orlando, announced it is closing its current location next month and will reopen in a new location soon.

Election 2020: Mobilizing the LGBTQ Digital Generation

Election 2020: Mobilizing the LGBTQ Digital Generation

By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 30, 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.

Falwell Sues Liberty, Saying School Damaged His Reputation

Falwell Sues Liberty, Saying School Damaged His Reputation

By Sarah Rankin and Elana Schor | Oct 29, 2020

Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University, alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father damaged his reputation after he resigned as president and chancellor in August amid a series of scandals.

Supreme Court Fears Spark Same-Sex Couples' Rush to the Altar

Supreme Court Fears Spark Same-Sex Couples' Rush to the Altar

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 29, 2020

With newest Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett having been confirmed in record time, same-sex couples are in a rush of their own: To get married while they still can.

Social Media CEOs Get Earful on Bias, Warning of New Limits

Social Media CEOs Get Earful on Bias, Warning of New Limits

By Marcy Gordon | Oct 28, 2020

With next week's election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies' social media platforms.

Mattel Introduces Elton John Barbie

Mattel Introduces Elton John Barbie

Oct 28, 2020

Move over, Malibu Barbie, and make room for the Elton John-inspired edition, complete with '70s-style wardrobe, enormous rose-colored glasses, and an even more enormous hairdo.

Equality Advocates: Supreme Court Could Begin Dismantling LGBTQ Rights, Protections Next Week

Equality Advocates: Supreme Court Could Begin Dismantling LGBTQ Rights, Protections Next Week

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 28, 2020

Equality advocates fear that with the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, a rapid dismantling of the rights and protections of LGBTQ Americans could get underway as soon as next week.

How LGBTQ Women Have Become America's Progressive Engine

How LGBTQ Women Have Become America's Progressive Engine

By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 28, 2020

"We have a community whose members are making a voting plan," says one expert. "LGBTQ and trans women are more likely to vote by mail than straight women, and more LGBTQ women plan to vote overall."

If Trump Wanted People to Avoid '60 Minutes,' it Didn't Work

If Trump Wanted People to Avoid '60 Minutes,' it Didn't Work

By David Bauder | Oct 28, 2020

President Donald Trump can still be a potent television draw, although in the case of "60 Minutes" this past week, it probably wasn't what he intended.

Anxiety 2020: Voters Worry About Safety at the Polls

Anxiety 2020: Voters Worry About Safety at the Polls

By Laurie Kellman | Oct 28, 2020

Americans aren't accustomed to worrying about violence or safety ahead of an election. But after months filled with disease, disruption and unrest, Americans are worried that Election Day could become a flashpoint.

Slightly Used News :: October 27, 2020

Slightly Used News :: October 27, 2020

Oct 27, 2020

The Election is one week away, so we're pulling no punches on gay penguins and rainbow Oreos. Check out the latest episode of Slightly Used News!

Halloween in 2020: Some Fun with Death and Fear, Anyone?

Halloween in 2020: Some Fun with Death and Fear, Anyone?

By Ted Anthony | Oct 27, 2020

The setting: a rolling patch of Pennsylvania farmland, about 15 miles from the little town where "Night of the Living Dead" was filmed. The moment: Halloween season 2020, a moonlit Friday night.

Issues Important to Trump Await Barrett on Supreme Court

Issues Important to Trump Await Barrett on Supreme Court

By Mark Sherman | Oct 27, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett's first votes on the Supreme Court could include two big topics affecting the man who appointed her.

US Coronavirus Deaths Rise Again

US Coronavirus Deaths Rise Again

By Lisa Marie Pane, Mike Stobbe | Oct 27, 2020

Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in practically every state.

How LGBTQ Voters and Candidates Could Change America's Landscape

How LGBTQ Voters and Candidates Could Change America's Landscape

By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 26, 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.

Out New Mexico Legislator Flees Home After Threats Received

Out New Mexico Legislator Flees Home After Threats Received

Oct 26, 2020

A state senator says he received anonymous threatening telephone messages after publicly criticizing people for gathering without masks at a political demonstration outside the state Capitol, and that he fears for his safety.

Democrats Ask Pence to Skip Barrett Vote Over COVID-19 Risk

Democrats Ask Pence to Skip Barrett Vote Over COVID-19 Risk

By Lisa Mascaro | Oct 26, 2020

A deeply torn Senate is set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, but Democratic leaders are asking Vice President Pence to stay away from presiding over the session due to potential health risks after his aides tested positive for COVID-19.

Senate Votes to Advance Barrett; Confirmation Expected Mon

Senate Votes to Advance Barrett; Confirmation Expected Mon

By Lisa Mascaro | Oct 25, 2020

Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election.

Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

By Nicholas K. Geranios | Oct 23, 2020

Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said.

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