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'X Factor' Winner Dalton Harris Comes Out as Pansexual

'X Factor' Winner Dalton Harris Comes Out as Pansexual

PRIDE | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 19, 2020

Dalton Harris, winner of the U.K.'s "The X Factor" Season 15 in 2008, appears to have come out as pansexual over the weekend.

Watch: YouTuber Takes on the Mask Debate with Clever Parody

Watch: YouTuber Takes on the Mask Debate with Clever Parody

NATIONAL | Oct 19, 2020

YouTuber Noah Lindquist takes on mask denial in a funny take-off of "Be My Guest" from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"

2020 Deadliest Year on Record for Trans Community

2020 Deadliest Year on Record for Trans Community

NATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 19, 2020

2020 is the deadliest year on record for the transgender community.

South Australia Moves to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

South Australia Moves to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

INTERNATIONAL | 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 Goes After Fauci, Tries to Buck Up His Campaign Team

Trump Goes After Fauci, Tries to Buck Up His Campaign Team

NATIONAL | By Jill Colvin, Will Weissert and Zeke Miller | Oct 19, 2020

President Trump sought to buck up his campaign staffers two weeks from Election Day, dismissing the cautionary coronavirus advice of his scientific experts as well as polling showing him trailing Democratic rival Joe Biden across key battleground states.

One Million Moms Dunks on Oreo for Rainbow Cookies, Partnership with PFLAG

One Million Moms Dunks on Oreo for Rainbow Cookies, Partnership with PFLAG

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 19, 2020

The American Family Association-affiliated One Million Moms has taken aim at Oreo cookies for producing a rainbow-themed edition of their popular creme-filled cookies and partnering with PFLAG.

Anchorage, Alaska Chooses 1st Woman, Openly Gay Acting Mayor

Anchorage, Alaska Chooses 1st Woman, Openly Gay Acting Mayor

NATIONAL | Oct 19, 2020

Austin Quinn-Davidson will serve as acting mayor of Anchorage starting next Friday after Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's resignation.

First Lady: 'Self-Serving Adults' Push Rumors About Her

First Lady: 'Self-Serving Adults' Push Rumors About Her

NATIONAL | By Darlene Superville | Oct 19, 2020

Melania Trump lashed out Friday at "self-serving adults" for focusing on her falling out with a friend and adviser, writing that the attention paid to "salacious claims" about the broken relationship comes at the expense of her work on behalf of children.

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

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

POLITICS | 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.

Election 2020: Mobilizing the LGBTQ Digital Generation

Election 2020: Mobilizing the LGBTQ Digital Generation

NATIONAL | By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 19, 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.

Opinion: World Rugby's Proposed Ban on Trans is Wrong. Here's Why

Opinion: World Rugby's Proposed Ban on Trans is Wrong. Here's Why

SPORTS | Oct 19, 2020

An Australian transgender historian makes a case for the inclusion of trans athletes in World Rugby.

Vaccine Storage Demands Could Leave 3B People in Virus Cold

Vaccine Storage Demands Could Leave 3B People in Virus Cold

INTERNATIONAL | By Lori Hinnant, Sam Mednick | Oct 19, 2020

From factory to syringe, the world's most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates need nonstop sterile refrigeration to work.

World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

INTERNATIONAL | By Maria Cheng | Oct 19, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world.

Opinion: Next Debate Needs an LGBTQ Question

Opinion: Next Debate Needs an LGBTQ Question

POLITICS | 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

POLITICS | 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.

Statue of Former Governor Removed after Policies Criticized

Statue of Former Governor Removed after Policies Criticized

NATIONAL | Oct 18, 2020

A statue of former California Gov. Pete Wilson was removed from a San Diego park after critics said the governor supported laws and policies that hurt immigrants and LGBTQ community members, a newspaper reported.

Rural Midwest Hospitals Struggling to Handle Virus Surge

Rural Midwest Hospitals Struggling to Handle Virus Surge

NATIONAL | By Stephen Groves | Oct 18, 2020

Rural Jerauld County in South Dakota didn't see a single case of the coronavirus for more than two months stretching from June to August. But over the last two weeks, its rate of new cases per person soared to one of the highest in the nation.

Organizers Exhort Women to Vote for Change at US Rallies

Organizers Exhort Women to Vote for Change at US Rallies

NATIONAL | By Anita Snow | Oct 18, 2020

Thousands of mostly young women in masks rallied Saturday in the nation's capital and other U.S. cities, exhorting voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the Nov. 3 elections.

Trump Leans into Fear Tactics in Bid to Win Midwest States

Trump Leans into Fear Tactics in Bid to Win Midwest States

POLITICS | 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.

Conservatives Staging Free Speech Rally Attacked by Critics

Conservatives Staging Free Speech Rally Attacked by Critics

NATIONAL | Oct 18, 2020

A free speech demonstration staged by conservative activists quickly fell apart in downtown San Francisco on Saturday after several hundred counterprotesters surged the area, outnumbering and attacking those gathered.

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