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LGBTQ Agenda: Voter engagement goal of new Equality Federation ED

LGBTQ Agenda: Voter engagement goal of new Equality Federation ED

Fran Hutchins, who helped lead the fight for marriage equality in Maine as the regional field director for Mainers United for Marriage, took on a new role as the executive director of the Equality Federation at the beginning of the year.

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By Roger Brigham | January 12, 2021

Transgender powerlifter JayCee Cooper of Minnesota has filed a discrimination lawsuit against USA Powerlifting and the association's state chapter, alleging its policies preventing transgender women from competition are contrary to state anti-bias law.

By John Ferrannini | January 8, 2021

A total of 40 LGBTQ organizations are calling for the "immediate removal of President Donald Trump" in the wake of the January 6 attack on the United States Capitol by pro-Trump domestic terrorists that resulted in five deaths.


By Michael K. Lavers, Washington Blade | January 6, 2021

Thousands of President Donald Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as lawmakers were beginning to certify the Electoral College results.

By Lisa Keen | January 6, 2021

A look at the numbers in Tuesday's U.S. Senate runoff races in Georgia indicate that Democrats have won control of the upper chamber of Congress — a development with potentially favorable consequences for the LGBTQ community and the nation.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 4, 2021

The country's attention will be riveted on Georgia this week where runoff races for the state's two U.S. Senate seats will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the chamber.

By Lisa Keen | December 29, 2020

In 2020, the nation faced two existential threats: an out-of-control coronavirus pandemic that killed more than 300,000 people in the United States in less than 12 months, and an erratic, self-obsessed Republican president.


By John Ferrannini | December 15, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden finally announced a gay cabinet secretary pick Tuesday.

By John Ferrannini | December 15, 2020

The Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is raising alarm about new Trump administration rules that weaken distinctions between religious and secular federal contractors in order to uphold the First Amendment's establishment clause.


By Matthew S. Bajko | December 9, 2020

Several Bay Area LGBTQ leaders are backing a straight Iraq War veteran to be the secretary of Veterans Affairs in the Biden administration.

By Sari Staver | November 30, 2020

Two prominent lesbians of color have been appointed to major roles in President-elect Joe Biden's communications department, the transition team announced in a news release November 29.


By John Ferrannini | November 20, 2020

Preliminary numbers show the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and its changes to daily life are having on LGBTQ people — and suggest lessons that can be learned from the fight against HIV/AIDS.

By Eric Jansen | November 20, 2020

What a stressful, frightening year: COVID-19, layoffs, police killing Black people, enormous protests, massive wildfires, hurricanes, a fraught national election and our soon-to-be-former President Donald Trump still won't concede.


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