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South Australia Moves to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

South Australia Moves to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 19, 2020

South Australia has moved forward with a bill to revoke "gay panic" as a defense in court for perpetrators of anti-LGBTQ crimes.

Trump, Biden Go on Offense in States They're Trying to Flip

Trump, Biden Go on Offense in States They're Trying to Flip

By Brian Slodysko, Jill Colvin and Will Weissert | Oct 19, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden went on offense over the weekend as both campaigned in states they are trying to flip during the Nov. 3 election, just over two weeks away.

Opinion: Next Debate Needs an LGBTQ Question

Opinion: Next Debate Needs an LGBTQ Question

By BAR Editorial Board | Oct 18, 2020

The final presidential debate set for October 22 must include at least one question about LGBTQ issues, especially since President Donald Trump has spent his entire term rolling back our rights and attempting to make us invisible.

For the LGBTQ Community, Even Small Races Can Have Big Impact

For the LGBTQ Community, Even Small Races Can Have Big Impact

By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 18, 2020

Politics begin at the local level, where community organizers and volunteers are part of the foundation from which future state and national candidates sprout. San Diego provides a case study about the impact of LGBTQ politicians and voters.

Trump Leans into Fear Tactics in Bid to Win Midwest States

Trump Leans into Fear Tactics in Bid to Win Midwest States

By Jill Colvin and Brian Slodysko | Oct 18, 2020

President Donald Trump leaned into fear tactics Saturday as he accused the left of trying to "destroy the American way of life" in a late reelection pitch to voters in Michigan and Wisconsin.

Majority of Voters Tilt Toward Biden as Health Issues Weigh Heavily

Majority of Voters Tilt Toward Biden as Health Issues Weigh Heavily

By Emmarie Huetteman | Oct 18, 2020

At least half of voters prefer former Vice President Joe Biden's approach to health care over President Donald Trump's, suggesting voter concern about lowering costs and managing the pandemic could sway the outcome of this election, a new poll shows.

Trump on Defense, Courting Voters in Two Must-Win States

Trump on Defense, Courting Voters in Two Must-Win States

By Steve Peoples, Darlene Superville and Bill Barrow | Oct 17, 2020

Backed into a corner and facing financial strains, President Donald Trump went after his opponent's family and defended his own struggle to contain the pandemic as he fought to energize his sagging reelection bid in the nation's Sun Belt.

For Grateful NBC, Savannah Guthrie Changes the Subject

For Grateful NBC, Savannah Guthrie Changes the Subject

By David Bauder | Oct 17, 2020

Savannah Guthrie did more than just display her journalistic chops at NBC News' town hall with President Donald Trump. She changed the subject for her bosses.

Watch: At Town Hall, Biden Vows to Protect LGBTQ Rights

Watch: At Town Hall, Biden Vows to Protect LGBTQ Rights

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 16, 2020

Joe Biden vowed to protect the rights of LGBTQ Americans during his Oct. 15 Town Hall on ABC, assuring the mother of a transgender daughter he would reverse Trump's anti-LGBTQ actions.

Twitter Changes Hacked Content Rules After Biden Story Furor

Twitter Changes Hacked Content Rules After Biden Story Furor

Oct 16, 2020

Twitter said late Thursday it was changing its policy on hacked content after an outcry about its handling of an unverified political story that prompted cries of censorship from the right.

Harris Suspends Travel After Staffer Tests COVID-19 Positive

Harris Suspends Travel After Staffer Tests COVID-19 Positive

By Bill Barrow | Oct 15, 2020

Joe Biden's presidential campaign said Thursday that vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will suspend in-person events until Monday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for coronavirus.

NM GOP Shames Out Candidate for Gay Adult Past, Dems Defend Him

NM GOP Shames Out Candidate for Gay Adult Past, Dems Defend Him

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 15, 2020

New Mexico's Democratic Party, and many voters, are looking beyond recent revelations that an out candidate for the state House of Representatives had roles in gay adult films in the 1980s.

NBC Faces Backlash After Agreeing to Trump Town Hall

NBC Faces Backlash After Agreeing to Trump Town Hall

By David Bauder | Oct 15, 2020

NBC News faced a sharp backlash to its decision to host President Donald Trump for a town hall Thursday in direct competition with ABC's event with Democrat Joe Biden, including a social media call to boycott the network.

After Independent Coronavirus Test, NBC Sets Trump Town Hall

After Independent Coronavirus Test, NBC Sets Trump Town Hall

By David Bauder | Oct 14, 2020

NBC News agreed to put President Donald Trump before voters in a town hall event on Thursday after the president submitted to an independent coronavirus test with the results reviewed by Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Fighting in Swing States, Trump Also Forced to Play Defense

Fighting in Swing States, Trump Also Forced to Play Defense

By Jonathan Lemire, Will Weissert, Kevin Freking and Bill Barrow | Oct 14, 2020

President Donald Trump is being forced to play Electoral College defense with a trip to Iowa, a state he won handily in 2016 but where Democrat Joe Biden is making a late push.

SCOTUS Declines to Review Court Ruling Ordering Medically Necessary Care for Transgender Prisoner

SCOTUS Declines to Review Court Ruling Ordering Medically Necessary Care for Transgender Prisoner

Oct 14, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a federal court decision ordering the Idaho Department of Corrections (IDOC) to provide medically necessary gender confirmation surgery to Adree Edmo, a transgender woman.

President's Campaign Sends Out an Invite to a Trump Pride Rally... But Forgets the LGBTQ

President's Campaign Sends Out an Invite to a Trump Pride Rally... But Forgets the LGBTQ

Oct 13, 2020

Did you get your invite to the Trump Pride event tonight?

'Pucker Up, Orange Man!' And Other #TrumpKiss Tweets

'Pucker Up, Orange Man!' And Other #TrumpKiss Tweets

Oct 13, 2020

Donald Trump wanted to kiss the men and some of the women at his Florida rally last night. Is John Waters running his campaign?

Trump's Initiative to Decriminalize Homosexuality Worldwide Labeled 'Smoke and Mirrors'

Trump's Initiative to Decriminalize Homosexuality Worldwide Labeled 'Smoke and Mirrors'

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 13, 2020

Openly gay former diplomat and political adviser Richard Grenell's claim that President Trump helped legalize homosexuality internationally is provably false according to LGBTQ activists.

Trump Intensifies Focus on Harris in Final Weeks of Campaign

Trump Intensifies Focus on Harris in Final Weeks of Campaign

By Kathleen Foody | Oct 13, 2020

Grasping for a comeback, President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are intensifying their focus not on Democratic nominee Joe Biden, but on his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris.

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