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Trump to Leave Washington on Morning of Biden's Inauguration

Trump to Leave Washington on Morning of Biden's Inauguration

NATIONAL | By Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville | Jan 15, 2021

President Donald Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning, just before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, to begin his post-presidential life in Florida.

'QAnon Shaman' Left Threatening Note to Mike Pence, Demands a Presidential Pardon

'QAnon Shaman' Left Threatening Note to Mike Pence, Demands a Presidential Pardon

NATIONAL | Jan 15, 2021

Jacob Chansley (a.k.a. "QAnon Shaman") was said to have left a threatening note to Mike Pence during the Capitol insurrection last week. He is also seeking a presidential pardon.

Feds: Capitol Mob Aimed to 'Assassinate' Elected Officials

Feds: Capitol Mob Aimed to 'Assassinate' Elected Officials

NATIONAL | By Alanna Durkin Richer and Jacques Billeaud | Jan 15, 2021

The pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to "capture and assassinate elected officials," federal prosecutors said in court documents.

Study: PrEP Use Rising, Still Low Among Gay, Bisexual Men

Study: PrEP Use Rising, Still Low Among Gay, Bisexual Men

AIDS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15, 2021

A scholarly paper based on surveys of gay and bisexual men finds that while PrEP use has increased, only a fraction of men who have sex with men have taken it up — and a third of those abandon PrEP over time.

Chick-fil-A in Castro Valley? Let the Battle Begin

Chick-fil-A in Castro Valley? Let the Battle Begin

NATIONAL | Jan 15, 2021

Chick-fil-A hit a roadblock this week in an effort to open a new location in Castro Valley. But was it traffic concerns or the company's stance on LGBTQ issues that ruffled the Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council's feathers?

Recently Out Coach Feels 'Happy,' Cites 'Newfound Confidence'

Recently Out Coach Feels 'Happy,' Cites 'Newfound Confidence'

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15, 2021

Out Division One basketball coach Matt Lynch gave an update about his life post-coming out after he embraced authenticity last April.

Watch: Model from Cadbury Creme Egg Ad Claps Back at Haters

Watch: Model from Cadbury Creme Egg Ad Claps Back at Haters

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15, 2021

It's no great surprise that haters took aim at the recent LGBQ-inclusive ad for Cadbury's creme eggs, but one of the models in the ad isn't putting up with what he notes is a double standard.

Watch: Doritos Ad Tells True Story of Father, Gay Son, and Acceptance

Watch: Doritos Ad Tells True Story of Father, Gay Son, and Acceptance

FAMILY | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15, 2021

A three-hankie ad from Doritos tells the true story of a single dad who gets advice online about how to talk to his gay son after realizing that the college friend the son has invited home is more than just a buddy.

A Different Kind of Lockdown: Hacker Attempts Chastity Cage Extortion

A Different Kind of Lockdown: Hacker Attempts Chastity Cage Extortion

CRIME | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 15, 2021

A hacker was able to take control over the internet-connected chastity cages in an attempted extortion of several victims, security researchers found.

In Parts of New York, Calling Someone Gay No Longer Cause for Defamation

In Parts of New York, Calling Someone Gay No Longer Cause for Defamation

NATIONAL | Jan 15, 2021

Is calling someone gay cause for defamation? A New York state appeals court recently ruled that it isn't, breaking with decades-long legal rulings,

Watch: 'I'm Going to Make T-Shirts,' Cindy McCain Says to GOP Over Censure for Gay Marriage Support

Watch: 'I'm Going to Make T-Shirts,' Cindy McCain Says to GOP Over Censure for Gay Marriage Support

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15, 2021

Cindy McCain, the widow of longtime GOP Senator John McCain, was less than impressed with the prospect that the Arizona State Republican Party is poised to censure her for her support of marriage equality, as well as for President-elect Joe Biden.

Reports: Equality Act in Biden's First 100 Days Might Not be Possible

Reports: Equality Act in Biden's First 100 Days Might Not be Possible

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15, 2021

LGBTQ equality advocates heard in a recent conference call that President-elect Joe Biden might not be able to keep a campaign promise: Passing the Equality Act in the incoming administration's first 100 days.

Impeachment Complicates the Early Days of Biden's Presidency

Impeachment Complicates the Early Days of Biden's Presidency

NATIONAL | By Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 15, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden already faces the daunting task of steering a newly announced $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill through a closely divided Congress as the pandemic and its economic fallout grow.

Pianist Joanne Rogers, Widow of TV's Mister Rogers, Dies at 92

Pianist Joanne Rogers, Widow of TV's Mister Rogers, Dies at 92

OBITUARIES | By Mark Kennedy | Jan 15, 2021

Joanne Rogers, an an accomplished concert pianist who celebrated and protected the legacy of her husband, the beloved children's TV host Mister Rogers, has died in Pittsburgh. She was 92.

Michael Cohen Writes Foreword for Trump Impeachment Book

Michael Cohen Writes Foreword for Trump Impeachment Book

NATIONAL | Jan 15, 2021

A bound edition of materials about President Donald Trump's second impeachment will feature a foreword from an estranged associate — former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.

Capitol Rioters Included Highly Trained Ex-Military and Cops

Capitol Rioters Included Highly Trained Ex-Military and Cops

NATIONAL | By Michael Biesecker, Jake Bleiberg and James Laporta | Jan 15, 2021

As Trump's supporters massed outside the Capitol and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each man holding the jacket collar of the one ahead.

Employers Offer Incentives to Get Workers Vaccinated

Employers Offer Incentives to Get Workers Vaccinated

WORKPLACE | By Alexandra Olson, Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 15, 2021

As vaccinations continue across the U.S., some companies are offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to get the shots.

Expanded US Vaccine Rollout Spawns a New Set of Problems

Expanded US Vaccine Rollout Spawns a New Set of Problems

NATIONAL | By Janie Har, Jennifer Peltz, Allen G. Breed | Jan 15, 2021

The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.

In Coronavirus Vaccine Drive, Deep South Falls Behind

In Coronavirus Vaccine Drive, Deep South Falls Behind

NATIONAL | By Sudhin Thanawala | Jan 15, 2021

The coronavirus vaccines have been rolled out unevenly across the U.S., but four states in the Deep South have had particularly dismal inoculation rates that have alarmed health experts and frustrated residents.

Trump Administration Takes Another Swipe at LGBTQ Health Protections on Way Out

Trump Administration Takes Another Swipe at LGBTQ Health Protections on Way Out

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 14, 2021

Even as Donald Trump has acknowledged his presidency is coming to an end, his administration isn't finished attacking LGBTQ Americans, as yet another reversal of federal non-discrimination protections shows.

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