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Falwell Sues Liberty, Saying School Damaged His Reputation

Falwell Sues Liberty, Saying School Damaged His Reputation

NATIONAL | By Sarah Rankin and Elana Schor | Oct 29, 2020

Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University, alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father damaged his reputation after he resigned as president and chancellor in August amid a series of scandals.

Thailand Protesters Take to Street to Mock Fashion Show

Thailand Protesters Take to Street to Mock Fashion Show

INTERNATIONAL | By Tassanee Vejpongsa | Oct 29, 2020

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand returned Thursday to the capital's business district, staging something akin to a street fair to bring attention to their contention that the country's monarchy holds too much power and influence.

Top Norwegian Soccer Ref Tom Harald Hagen Comes Out

Top Norwegian Soccer Ref Tom Harald Hagen Comes Out

SPORTS | Oct 29, 2020

Top Norwegian soccer referee Tom Harald Hagen came out in an interview following a game in which a player hurled an anti-LGBTQ epithet at the opposition's coach.

Reports: Two Dead in Shooting Outside Puerto Vallarta Gay Bar

Reports: Two Dead in Shooting Outside Puerto Vallarta Gay Bar

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 29, 2020

Two people were reported dead following a shooting outside a gay bar in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Pics: Olympic-Winning Gymnast Danell Leyva Explains His Sexuality: 'It's an Ever-Changing Fluid Thing'

Pics: Olympic-Winning Gymnast Danell Leyva Explains His Sexuality: 'It's an Ever-Changing Fluid Thing'

SPORTS | Oct 29, 2020

Olympic winner came out Danell Leyva explains why he came out as bi and pan. The Instagram-friendly gymnast writes, "It's an ever-changing fluid thing."

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 29, 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.

Feds Issue Coverage Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatments

Feds Issue Coverage Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatments

POLITICS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 29, 2020

Federal health officials Wednesday issued insurance coverage rules designed to deliver on the promise that every American will have access to free COVID-19 vaccines when they are approved.

Taiwan Marks 200 Days Without Domestic COVID-19 Infection

Taiwan Marks 200 Days Without Domestic COVID-19 Infection

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 29, 2020

Taiwan hit 200 days without any domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, highlighting the island's continued success at keeping the virus under control even as cases surge in other parts of the world.

Porn Star Ron Jeremy Pleads Not Guilty to New Rape Charges

Porn Star Ron Jeremy Pleads Not Guilty to New Rape Charges

CRIME | Oct 29, 2020

Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of rape and sexual assault involving six victims, including a teenage girl, prosecutors said.

Trump Paints Apocalyptic Portrait of Life in US Under Biden

Trump Paints Apocalyptic Portrait of Life in US Under Biden

POLITICS | By Darlene Superville | Oct 29, 2020

The suburbs wouldn't be the suburbs anymore, the economy would sink into its worst depression ever and police departments would cease to exist.

Trump, Biden to Appeal to Last-Minute Voters in Florida

Trump, Biden to Appeal to Last-Minute Voters in Florida

POLITICS | By Zeke Miller, Aamer Madhani and Tamara Lush | Oct 29, 2020

President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day.

Supreme Court Fears Spark Same-Sex Couples' Rush to the Altar

Supreme Court Fears Spark Same-Sex Couples' Rush to the Altar

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 29, 2020

With newest Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett having been confirmed in record time, same-sex couples are in a rush of their own: To get married while they still can.

Pope Stresses COVID Precautions, Doesn't Wear Mask at General Audience

Pope Stresses COVID Precautions, Doesn't Wear Mask at General Audience

INTERNATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 28, 2020

Despite cautioning the Catholic faithful in attendance about the risks of COVID-19, Pope Francis and his aides did not wear masks at Wednesday's general audience.

Watch: New Documentary on Poland's Anti-LGBTQ Oppression

Watch: New Documentary on Poland's Anti-LGBTQ Oppression

INTERNATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 28, 2020

i-D has just released a new, brief but stark documentary on discrimination and increased violence against LGBTQ people in Poland.

Social Media CEOs Get Earful on Bias, Warning of New Limits

Social Media CEOs Get Earful on Bias, Warning of New Limits

NATIONAL | By Marcy Gordon | Oct 28, 2020

With next week's election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies' social media platforms.

Mattel Introduces Elton John Barbie

Mattel Introduces Elton John Barbie

NATIONAL | Oct 28, 2020

Move over, Malibu Barbie, and make room for the Elton John-inspired edition, complete with '70s-style wardrobe, enormous rose-colored glasses, and an even more enormous hairdo.

Juan Melecio (aka Antonio Biaggi) Faces Uphill Fight in Political Race

Juan Melecio (aka Antonio Biaggi) Faces Uphill Fight in Political Race

POLITICS | Oct 28, 2020

In this busy election year, why is a local contest in the Florida city of Wilton Manors getting renewed attention? The answer is the candidacy of Juan Melecio (aka adult male star Antonio Biaggi).

Equality Advocates: Supreme Court Could Begin Dismantling LGBTQ Rights, Protections Next Week

Equality Advocates: Supreme Court Could Begin Dismantling LGBTQ Rights, Protections Next Week

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 28, 2020

Equality advocates fear that with the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, a rapid dismantling of the rights and protections of LGBTQ Americans could get underway as soon as next week.

How LGBTQ Women Have Become America's Progressive Engine

How LGBTQ Women Have Become America's Progressive Engine

NATIONAL | By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 28, 2020

"We have a community whose members are making a voting plan," says one expert. "LGBTQ and trans women are more likely to vote by mail than straight women, and more LGBTQ women plan to vote overall."

If Trump Wanted People to Avoid '60 Minutes,' it Didn't Work

If Trump Wanted People to Avoid '60 Minutes,' it Didn't Work

NATIONAL | By David Bauder | Oct 28, 2020

President Donald Trump can still be a potent television draw, although in the case of "60 Minutes" this past week, it probably wasn't what he intended.

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