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Gay Florida Teacher, Single Dad Fired by Christian School

Gay Florida Teacher, Single Dad Fired by Christian School

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 21, 2020

Steven Arauz, a teacher at a Seventh Day Adventist school, was fired when a publication about gay parenting identified him as gay.

Pope Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions in New Documentary Film

Pope Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions in New Documentary Film

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 21, 2020

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary "Francesco," which had its premiere at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday.

Palm Springs Pride 2020 To Celebrate Under the Theme  Exist. Resist. Persist.

Palm Springs Pride 2020 To Celebrate Under the Theme Exist. Resist. Persist.

PRIDE | Oct 21, 2020

Pride Week is November 6-8 in Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Pride organization is encouraging the community to come together in solidarity under the theme Exist. Resist. Persist.

After Twitter Drags Chris Pratt, Wife & Celebs Rush to His Defense

After Twitter Drags Chris Pratt, Wife & Celebs Rush to His Defense

POLITICS | Oct 21, 2020

Twitter declared Chris Pratt "the worst" Chris in Hollywood, sparking his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger and fellow celebs to rush to his defense.

Watch: Mike Pompeo Addresses Group Supportive of 'Conversion Therapy'

Watch: Mike Pompeo Addresses Group Supportive of 'Conversion Therapy'

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 21, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a speech to a group that promotes so-called "conversion therapy." Reports say his own staff were "appalled."

Barrett was Trustee at Private School with Anti-Gay Policies

Barrett was Trustee at Private School with Anti-Gay Policies

NATIONAL | 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.

Worsening Opioid Crisis Overshadowed in Presidential Race

Worsening Opioid Crisis Overshadowed in Presidential Race

POLITICS | Oct 21, 2020

"I just think that Trump doesn't understand addiction," said Diane Urban, 53, a Republican from Delphos, Ohio, who voted for the president in 2016 and whose son died from an overdose in 2019.

Polish Academics Protest 'Fundamentalist' Education Minister

Polish Academics Protest 'Fundamentalist' Education Minister

INTERNATIONAL | By Vanessa Gera | Oct 21, 2020

Activists dressed as security guards climbed onto a balcony of a Polish Education Ministry building and hung a banner protesting the appointment of a new minister whom they consider to be a religious fundamentalist and a danger to the nation's youth.

'Gimme Some Lovin' Rock Star Spencer Davis Dead at 81

'Gimme Some Lovin' Rock Star Spencer Davis Dead at 81

OBITUARIES | Oct 21, 2020

Spencer Davis, a British guitarist and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "I'm a Man," has died. He was 81.

'So Much Work to Do': How Biden is Planning for Transition

'So Much Work to Do': How Biden is Planning for Transition

POLITICS | By Alexandra Jaffe | Oct 21, 2020

If Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump next month, he'll quickly face a new challenge: standing up a new administration to lead a divided nation through a series of historic crises.

Pope Reverts to Mask-less Old Ways Amid Growing Criticism

Pope Reverts to Mask-less Old Ways Amid Growing Criticism

RELIGION | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 21, 2020

A day after donning a face mask for the first time during a liturgical service, Pope Francis was back to his mask-less old ways despite surging coronavirus infections across Europe and growing criticism of his behavior and the example he is setting.

Trump Tends to His Electoral Map, Biden Prepping for Debate

Trump Tends to His Electoral Map, Biden Prepping for Debate

POLITICS | By Zeke Miller, Will Weissert and Jonathan Lemire | Oct 21, 2020

President Donald Trump is hopping from one must-win stop on the electoral map to the next in the leadup to a final presidential debate that may be his last, best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign.

Watch: 'Somebody Can Marry a Cow,' Pastor Claims if Trump Loses

Watch: 'Somebody Can Marry a Cow,' Pastor Claims if Trump Loses

RELIGION | Oct 20, 2020

A Trump-supporting pastor predicts a God-decreed change in Donald Trump's election chances; if not, people will be able to marry cows.

Thirst-Trapping, Self-Described 'Typical Alpha Male Footballer' Matt Morton Comes Out at 30

Thirst-Trapping, Self-Described 'Typical Alpha Male Footballer' Matt Morton Comes Out at 30

SPORTS | Oct 20, 2020

British footballer Matt Morton discussed his coming out process in an interview with the British site Sky Sport after he realized he was gay two years ago.

Watch: Petition to Remove High School Teacher after Homophobic Tweet Continues

Watch: Petition to Remove High School Teacher after Homophobic Tweet Continues

NATIONAL | 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.

Watch: (T)iffany (T)rump drops 'T' from Queer Acronym. Is it Time to Drop the 'T' from her Name?

Watch: (T)iffany (T)rump drops 'T' from Queer Acronym. Is it Time to Drop the 'T' from her Name?

POLITICS | Oct 20, 2020

President Trump's youngest daughter Tiffany Trump spoke at his Pride event in Florida this week and used the acronym LGBQIIA+ to describe the queer community, leaving the out the usual "T," which represents the trans community.

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

NATIONAL | 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

NATIONAL | 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.

Billy Porter Helps Examine Origins of Gay Rights Movement

Billy Porter Helps Examine Origins of Gay Rights Movement

NATIONAL | By Jocelyn Noveck | Oct 20, 2020

Billy Porter narrates "EQUAL," a new docuseries on HBO Max that traces the history of the LGBTQ movement through the Stonewall uprising in 1969.

'Running Angry': Trump Attacks Dr. Fauci, Press and Polls

'Running Angry': Trump Attacks Dr. Fauci, Press and Polls

NATIONAL | By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin | Oct 20, 2020

An angry President Donald Trump has come out swinging against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden in key battleground states in a disjointed closing message two weeks before Election Day.

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