News » National

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.

Watch: School District's Proposed LGBTQ Proclamation Draws Parental Support, Objections

Watch: School District's Proposed LGBTQ Proclamation Draws Parental Support, Objections

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 23, 2020

Parents showed up by the dozen to weigh in on a Florida school district's proposed LGBTQ proclamation. Unsurprisingly, the proposal proved to be controversial.

Canadian Teens Protest HS Dress Code by Wearing Skirts to School

Canadian Teens Protest HS Dress Code by Wearing Skirts to School

Oct 23, 2020

16-year-old Zachary Paulin decided to make a statement about the dress code at the school he attends, Collège Nouvelles Frontières in Gatineau, Quebec, which he saw as discriminatory.

Lawsuit of Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Accuser Dismissed

Lawsuit of Michael Jackson Sexual Abuse Accuser Dismissed

Oct 22, 2020

A judge has dismissed the lawsuit of one of two men who alleged that Michael Jackson abused them as boys in the HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland."

Watch: Trump Posts Unedited '60 Minutes' Interview Before it Airs

Watch: Trump Posts Unedited '60 Minutes' Interview Before it Airs

By Jill Colvin | Oct 22, 2020

President Donald Trump posted his full, unedited interview with "60 Minutes" on Facebook before the show's scheduled Sunday broadcast.

Stars to Honor Students at GLSEN's Reimagined 30th Awards

Stars to Honor Students at GLSEN's Reimagined 30th Awards

Oct 22, 2020

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network will honor six students through celebrity-directed stories at its 30th annual reimagined ceremony.

Students, Alumni of Mass. Catholic College Decry Anti-LGBTQ Message

Students, Alumni of Mass. Catholic College Decry Anti-LGBTQ Message

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 22, 2020

A Catholic university in Massachusetts sent students a pre-Election Day message comparing marriage equality to abortion and war crimes. Alumni responded with a letter to the administration calling them out for it.

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.

1 - 24 of 34112 Stories