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State Department Will Fly This Special Flag for Pride Month

State Department Will Fly This Special Flag for Pride Month

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 22, 2021

A "Progress" flag will fly at the State Department in honor of Pride Month.

Caitlyn Jenner Teams up With God to Woo California Voters

Caitlyn Jenner Teams up With God to Woo California Voters

Jun 22, 2021

Caitlyn Jenner, the high-profile candidate in the California recall election, took to the airwaves with a new campaign ad that tells voters what ails them: Too many regulations and not enough time worshipping God (as she does).

Paid in Full? Biden, GOP Struggle over Infrastructure Costs

Paid in Full? Biden, GOP Struggle over Infrastructure Costs

By Kevin Freking and Lisa Mascaro | Jun 22, 2021

Congressional negotiators and the White House appear open to striking a roughly $1 trillion deal on infrastructure. But they are struggling with the hard part — how to pay for it.

After BDSM Video Surfaces, Manhattan City Council Candidate Takes Ownership

After BDSM Video Surfaces, Manhattan City Council Candidate Takes Ownership

Jun 21, 2021

A Manhattan City Council candidate got some unexpected attention last week, and wished he hadn't. "Zack Weiner, 26, a City Council candidate running in Manhattan, found a video of himself with a dominatrix on Twitter, but he owned it.

What Supreme Court Foster Ruling Means for LGBTQ Rights

What Supreme Court Foster Ruling Means for LGBTQ Rights

Jun 21, 2021

The Supreme Court's ruling in favor of a Catholic adoption agency that had been excluded from Philadelphia's foster programs for refusing to work with same-sex couples will be consequential.

Biden and Congress Face a Summer Grind to Create Legislation

Biden and Congress Face a Summer Grind to Create Legislation

By Lisa Mascaro | Jun 21, 2021

Until recently, the act of governing seemed to happen at the speed of presidential tweets. But now President Joe Biden is settling in for what appears will be a long, summer slog of legislating.

Senate Bill Seeks Apology for Anti-LGBTQ Persecution of Civil Servants, Soldiers

Senate Bill Seeks Apology for Anti-LGBTQ Persecution of Civil Servants, Soldiers

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 19, 2021

Sen. Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia, has introduced a bill that would acknowledge the harm caused by decades of anti-LGTBQ persecution targeting civil servants.

Voting Debate Roils Washington but Leaves Many Voters Cold

Voting Debate Roils Washington but Leaves Many Voters Cold

Jun 19, 2021

As politicians from Austin to Washington battle over the practical aspects of how to run elections, many voters are disconnected from the fight.

Fierce Capitol Attacks on Police in Newly Released Videos

Fierce Capitol Attacks on Police in Newly Released Videos

By Alanna Durkin Richer | Jun 19, 2021

Videos released under court order provide a chilling new look at the chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including body camera footage that shows a man charging at and tackling a police officer.

It's About to Get Tougher for Transgender People in Montana to Amend Birth Certificates

It's About to Get Tougher for Transgender People in Montana to Amend Birth Certificates

By Andrea Halland | Jun 18, 2021

This spring, the Republican-led Montana Legislature passed a bill signed by Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte that once again requires a court order to change a birth certificate.

Convention Circuit of Delusion Gives Forum for Election Lies

Convention Circuit of Delusion Gives Forum for Election Lies

Jun 18, 2021

For a few hours last weekend, thousands of Donald Trump's supporters came together in a field under the blazing Wisconsin sun to live in an alternate reality where the former president was still in office — or would soon return.

Watch: West Virginia Republican Delegate Comes Out as Gay

Watch: West Virginia Republican Delegate Comes Out as Gay

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 17, 2021

Joshua Higginbotham, a Republican delegate in Putnam County, West Virginia, came out as gay in a social media post over the weekend, but he isn't giving up his religious or political beliefs.

Rep. Greene Apologizes for Comparing Safety Masks, Holocaust

Rep. Greene Apologizes for Comparing Safety Masks, Holocaust

By Alan Fram | Jun 15, 2021

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized Monday for affronting people with recent comments comparing the required wearing of safety masks in the House to the horrors of the Holocaust.

Watch: Kamala Harris Becomes First Sitting VP to March at Pride

Watch: Kamala Harris Becomes First Sitting VP to March at Pride

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 14, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris surprised Pride goers in Washington, D.C., when she appeared alongside her husband, Doug Emhoff, in the June 12 walk to Freedom Plaza as part of the Capital Pride Parade.

As Virus Cases Wane, Governors Weigh Ending Emergency Orders

As Virus Cases Wane, Governors Weigh Ending Emergency Orders

By David E. Lieb | Jun 13, 2021

About half the states had emergency orders set to expire before the Fourth of July. And over a dozen additional states have open-ended emergency orders, which could be canceled at any time by governors.

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Slams Jimmy Kimmel as Transphobic for Calling Her 'Trump in a Wig'

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Slams Jimmy Kimmel as Transphobic for Calling Her 'Trump in a Wig'

Jun 12, 2021

On Thursday California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner visited "The View," where she spoke positively of Donald Trump. That night Jimmy Kimmel called her "Trump in a wig."

White House Appoints Out, HIV+ Director for Office of National AIDS Policy

White House Appoints Out, HIV+ Director for Office of National AIDS Policy

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 12, 2021

The White House announced the appointment of an out gay man, Harold Phillips, as director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, or (ONAP). The June 5 announcement coincided with the 40th anniversary of the first report on AIDS.

Seized House Records Show Just How Far Trump Admin Would Go

Seized House Records Show Just How Far Trump Admin Would Go

By Colleen Long | Jun 12, 2021

Former President Donald Trump has made no secret of his long list of political enemies. It just wasn't clear until now how far he would go to try to punish them.

Message in a Jacket: Jill Biden Offers 'Love' During UK Trip

Message in a Jacket: Jill Biden Offers 'Love' During UK Trip

By Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani | Jun 11, 2021

Jill Biden is sending a sartorial message of "love" as she accompanies her husband President Joe Biden overseas.

Mass. Republican Committee Woman Will Not Be 'Bullied into Resignation' for Anti-Gay Emails

Mass. Republican Committee Woman Will Not Be 'Bullied into Resignation' for Anti-Gay Emails

Jun 10, 2021

Deborah Martell, the Massachusetts Republican state committee member under fire for anti-gay emails, was adamant on Wednesday. "I do not intend to be bullied into resigning," she said according to multiple people in attendance at a closed-door meeting.

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