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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.

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.

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.

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.

Watch: Fearing Reprisals, Lithuanian Pol Sort-of Apologizes for Homophobic Rant

Watch: Fearing Reprisals, Lithuanian Pol Sort-of Apologizes for Homophobic Rant

INTERNATIONAL | Jan 14, 2021

Earlier this week, Lithuanian Viktor Uspaskich, a member of the European parliament, made an openly LGBTQ-phobic Facebook video in which he criticizes "deviants" who "stick their dicks under skirts." He subsequently made half-hearted apology.

2021 Stock Market Outlook: Covid Vaccine, Political Gridlock, Possible Recovery

2021 Stock Market Outlook: Covid Vaccine, Political Gridlock, Possible Recovery

WORKPLACE | By Anna-Louise Jackson and Benjamin Curry | Jan 14, 2021

The year that brought so many surprises is shaping up to be a surprisingly good one for investors, and that's a timely reminder for 2021.

Swish Embassy T-Shirt Commemorates COVID-Unsafe 'Gay Party Boat' Disaster

Swish Embassy T-Shirt Commemorates COVID-Unsafe 'Gay Party Boat' Disaster

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 14, 2021

LGBTQ clothing company Swish Embassy's new T-shirt immortalizes the New Year's Eve fiasco in which a COVID-unsafe gay party boat sank off Puerto Vallarta, spilling a reported 60 revelers into the water.

New Identities in Familiar Spaces as Transgender Community Works From Home

New Identities in Familiar Spaces as Transgender Community Works From Home

WORKPLACE | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 14, 2021

Working remotely appears to be making it easier for transgender people to come out to their co-workers and colleagues.

Tyianna Alexander and Samuel Edmund Damián are 2021's First Victims of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence

Tyianna Alexander and Samuel Edmund Damián are 2021's First Victims of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 14, 2021

Only two weeks into 2021, the year's toll of trans murder victims is already mounting with murderous violence claiming a trans women in Chicago and a trans man in Puerto Rico.

Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy Dies

Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy Dies

OBITUARIES | By Paul Davenport | Jan 14, 2021

Siegfried Fischbacher, the surviving member of the magic duo Siegfried & Roy who entertained millions with illusions using rare animals, has died in Las Vegas, his publicist tells The Associated Press. He was 81.

Missouri Lawmaker Denounced for Alleged Sex with Intern

Missouri Lawmaker Denounced for Alleged Sex with Intern

NATIONAL | By Summer Ballentine | Jan 14, 2021

A Missouri state lawmaker allegedly had sex with an intern and then threatened a staffer to keep quiet about it, according to a House Ethics Committee report released Wednesday.

Desecration Trial Opens Over LGBTQ Rainbow Put on Polish Icon

Desecration Trial Opens Over LGBTQ Rainbow Put on Polish Icon

INTERNATIONAL | By Monika Scislowska and Czarek Sokolowski | Jan 14, 2021

Three human rights activists went on trial in Poland for alleged desecration and offending religious sentiment by adding the LGBT rights movement's rainbow symbol to posters of a revered Roman Catholic icon and publicly displaying the altered image.

Lawmaker Wants Dolly Parton Statue at Tennessee Capitol

Lawmaker Wants Dolly Parton Statue at Tennessee Capitol

NATIONAL | Jan 14, 2021

A statue of country music icon Dolly Parton could be added to the Capitol grounds in Nashville, Tennessee, if one state lawmaker gets his way.

Lady Gaga to Sing Anthem, J-Lo to Perform at Inauguration

Lady Gaga to Sing Anthem, J-Lo to Perform at Inauguration

NATIONAL | Jan 14, 2021

Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Joe Biden's inauguration and Jennifer Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol when Biden is sworn in as the nation's 46th president next Wednesday.

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