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Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Rule on Board Diversity for Companies

Nasdaq Seeks Mandatory Rule on Board Diversity for Companies

By Michelle Chapman | Dec 1, 2020

The Nasdaq stock exchange is seeking U.S. authority to require more diversity in the boardrooms of Nasdaq-listed companies, or for those companies to explain why they can not.

Equality Advocates Act as Part of NC 'Bathroom Bill' Expires

Equality Advocates Act as Part of NC 'Bathroom Bill' Expires

Dec 1, 2020

Part of North Carolina's so-called "Bathroom Bills" - the notorious HB2 and HB142, which replaced it - expired today, Dec. 1, and the state's equality advocates are already at work to press for progress in the state.

Funeral Home Settles Lawsuit that Led to Major LGBTQ Ruling

Funeral Home Settles Lawsuit that Led to Major LGBTQ Ruling

Dec 1, 2020

A Detroit-area funeral home has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit that led to a groundbreaking decision that protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment.

Elisa Crespo Could Become First Trans NYC Council Member

Elisa Crespo Could Become First Trans NYC Council Member

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 30, 2020

Elisa Crespo is running to become the first trans woman on the New York City Council.

Austin Police Officer Suspended Over 'Gay' Comment on Body Cam

Austin Police Officer Suspended Over 'Gay' Comment on Body Cam

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 30, 2020

Austin police officer Ryan Seweryn has been suspended for ten days for referring to a protester as "that gay dude."

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

By John Schmidt | Nov 30, 2020

More than 3 million LGBT Americans are currently over 50, and that number is estimated to more than double over the next decade as Baby Boomers ride in on a rainbow-hued silver wave. And retirement presents many special issues for them.

Study: Half of LGBTQ Americans are Religious

Study: Half of LGBTQ Americans are Religious

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 30, 2020

A new study looking at faith across America's demographics has found that half of the LGBTQ community are religious.

Dictionary.com Picks 'Pandemic' as its 2020 Word of the Year

Dictionary.com Picks 'Pandemic' as its 2020 Word of the Year

By Leanne Italie | Nov 30, 2020

Dictionary.com on Monday declared "pandemic" its 2020 word of the year.

Fauci: US May See 'Surge Upon Surge' of Virus in Weeks Ahead

Fauci: US May See 'Surge Upon Surge' of Virus in Weeks Ahead

By Tamara Lush | Nov 29, 2020

The nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see "surge upon a surge" of the coronavirus over the coming weeks, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

Young Gay Boy Pens Emotional Letter to Santa, Internet Melts

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 28, 2020

A moving letter from a young boy named Will asked Santa if God still loves him even though he's gay. The letter is pulling heartstrings all across the internet.

Biden Plans Swift Moves to Protect and Advance LGBTQ Rights

Biden Plans Swift Moves to Protect and Advance LGBTQ Rights

By David Crary and Alana Schor | Nov 28, 2020

As president-elect, Biden is making sweeping promises to LGBTQ activists, proposing to carry out virtually every major proposal on their wish lists.

Watch: Denver Pastry Chef Chocolatina Delivers in Drag

Watch: Denver Pastry Chef Chocolatina Delivers in Drag

By Kilian Melloy | Nov 28, 2020

Professional pastry chef and drag performer Chocolatina, Queen of the Dessert, is helping Denver residents beat the COVID-19 blues with sweet treats and live serenades.

Black Firefighters in NC Allege Racism Amid Larger Reckoning

Black Firefighters in NC Allege Racism Amid Larger Reckoning

By Tom Foreman Jr. | Nov 28, 2020

Across the country, firefighters are confronting incidents of racism and discrimination as part of a burgeoning movement to call out and address racial injustice in America.

With No Action by Washington, States Race to Offer Virus Aid

With No Action by Washington, States Race to Offer Virus Aid

By Cedar Attanasio and Julie Carr Smyth | Nov 28, 2020

Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended.

Puppy Pipeline Runs from Georgia Northward to Adoptive Homes

Puppy Pipeline Runs from Georgia Northward to Adoptive Homes

Nov 28, 2020

A puppy pipeline brings some of Georgia's homeless pet population to the mid-Atlantic region, where demand is outrunning the number of dogs available for adoption.

AP Fact Check: Trump Distorts Military Role in Vaccines

AP Fact Check: Trump Distorts Military Role in Vaccines

By Robert Burns | Nov 28, 2020

From the get-go, President Donald Trump has miscast or exaggerated the military's role in his administration's crash program to accelerate the development, production and eventual distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Experts: Virus Numbers Could Be Erratic After Thanksgiving

Experts: Virus Numbers Could Be Erratic After Thanksgiving

By Daniella Peters | Nov 27, 2020

The coronavirus testing numbers that have guided much of the nation's response to the pandemic are likely to be erratic over the next week or so, experts said Friday, as fewer people get tested during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

US Appeals Court Rejects Trump Appeal Over Pennsylvania Race

US Appeals Court Rejects Trump Appeal Over Pennsylvania Race

By MaryClaire Dale | Nov 27, 2020

President Donald Trump's legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected its latest effort to challenge the state's election results.

Disney to Lay Off 4,000 More at California, Florida Parks

Disney to Lay Off 4,000 More at California, Florida Parks

Nov 27, 2020

The Walt Disney Co. announced plans to lay off 4,000 more workers in its theme parks division in California and Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the industry.

Many Turn to Real Christmas Trees as Bright Spot Amid Virus

Many Turn to Real Christmas Trees as Bright Spot Amid Virus

By Gillian Flaccus | Nov 27, 2020

The real Christmas tree industry, which has been battling increased interest in artificial trees, is glad to see that more Americans appear to be flocking to fresh-cut evergreens this season, seeking a bright spot amid the virus's worsening toll.

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