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Anti-LGBT Laws Prompt California AG to Ban State Travel to Texas, 3 Other States

Anti-LGBT Laws Prompt California AG to Ban State Travel to Texas, 3 Other States

NEWS | By Kathleen Ronayne and Sophia Bollag | Jun 23
Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky to the list of places where state employee travel is restricted. North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are already on the list.

Happy Pride! Pence to Help Anti-LGBT Group Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Friday

Happy Pride! Pence to Help Anti-LGBT Group Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Friday

NEWS | By Nicholas Riccardi and Kristen Wyatt | Jun 23
Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump.

Toilet Charity Gets Indian Village to Take on Trump's Name

Toilet Charity Gets Indian Village to Take on Trump's Name

NEWS | By Vaishnavee Sharma | Jun 23
"I don't understand why they couldn't name it after our own prime minister," said construction worker Sajid Hussain.

Cindy Expected to Drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Cindy Expected to Drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

NEWS | By Erik Schelizig and Kevin McGill | Jun 23
Forecasters expect remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy to drench parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia Friday afternoon and evening, bringing heavy rainfall, possible flash flooding and higher river and lake levels through the weekend.

Trump Admits There Are No Comey Tapes

Trump Admits There Are No Comey Tapes

NEWS | By Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker | Jun 23
President Donald Trump declared he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey,

McConnell Faces Hunt for GOP Votes for Senate 'Favor the Rich' Health Bill

McConnell Faces Hunt for GOP Votes for Senate 'Favor the Rich' Health Bill

NEWS | By Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jun 23
The bill would cut and redesign the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people, and erase taxes on higher earners and the medical industry that helped pay for the roughly 20 million Americans covered by Obama's law.

Senate Obamacare Repeal Bill Condemned by LGBT Advocates

Senate Obamacare Repeal Bill Condemned by LGBT Advocates

NEWS | Jun 22
If passed, the bill would take away health insurance from millions of people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people.

Minneapolis Police Asked to Limit Presence at Pride Parade

Minneapolis Police Asked to Limit Presence at Pride Parade

NEWS | Jun 22
Minneapolis' first openly gay police chief responded sharply Thursday to a decision by organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade to ask her department to minimize its participation in Sunday's annual event

German Parliament Votes to Annul Gay Men's Convictions

German Parliament Votes to Annul Gay Men's Convictions

NEWS | By Geir Moulson | Jun 22
German lawmakers on Thursday approved a plan to annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was enforced enthusiastically in post-World War II West Germany.

Senate Republicans Release Bill to Cut Benefits to Poor, Alter Obamacare

Senate Republicans Release Bill to Cut Benefits to Poor, Alter Obamacare

NEWS | Jun 22
"We live in the wealthiest country on earth. Surely we can do better than what the Republican health care bill promises," said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.


News

Hate Group Label Has Hate Groups Hating Labels

Hate Group Label Has Hate Groups Hating Labels

NATIONAL | Jun 22
Outside of equal rights for LGBT citizens, there are few things a hate group hates more than the Southern Poverty Law Center and being called "hate group."


Entertainment

Seattle Men's Chorus Boldly Belts out Bette, Babs & Beyoncé for Pride Month
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Seattle Men's Chorus Boldly Belts out Bette, Babs & Beyoncé for Pride Month

NATIONAL | Jun 19
Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) proudly takes the McCaw Hall stage for Bette, Babs &Beyoncé, belting out many of the songs made famous by this beloved trio of divas: Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, and Beyoncé Knowles.

 Review :: Huey Lewis and the News. House of Blues. June 20, 2017.

Review :: Huey Lewis and the News. House of Blues. June 20, 2017.

MUSIC | By James Nadeau | Jun 22
I'll say this for Mr. Lewis and his News, they have stamina. Once one of the most popular mainstream pop/rock bands the band have pretty much faded from the public consciousness over the 30+ years since they were on top of the charts.


Business

A Look at Illinois' Budget Mess as Lawmakers Head to Capitol

A Look at Illinois' Budget Mess as Lawmakers Head to Capitol

FINANCE | By Sophia Tareen | Jun 22
Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on.


Technology

After Outcry, an LGBT Survey Question is Restored by HHS

After Outcry, an LGBT Survey Question is Restored by HHS

NATIONAL | By Matt Sedensky | Jun 22
A question on sexuality slated for deletion from a federal survey has been restored, officials said Thursday, responding to an outcry from LGBT advocates who said the Trump administration was trying to erase data on their community.


Finance

Summer Vacation? Lots of Americans Say They Can't Afford It

Summer Vacation? Lots of Americans Say They Can't Afford It

SAVING | By Beth J. Harpaz, Emily Swanson | Jun 20
Forget frequent flier miles, last-minute getaways and even road trips. Nearly half of Americans say they won't be taking a vacation this summer, mostly because they can't afford it.


Cars

Ford to Move Focus Production to China, Sees No U.S. Job Loss

Ford to Move Focus Production to China, Sees No U.S. Job Loss

AUTO NEWS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jun 22
Ford said Tuesday it plans to move production of its Ford Focus small car from the U.S. to China, where it already makes the Focus for Chinese buyers.


Health/Fitness

HIV-Positive Women with CMV Likelier to Pass AIDS Virus to Infants

HIV-Positive Women with CMV Likelier to Pass AIDS Virus to Infants

AIDS | Jun 22
HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus in their urine at the time of labor and delivery are more than five times likelier than HIV-positive women without CMV to transmit HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, to their infants, according to a UCLA-led study.


Travel

Visiting Peru's Machu Picchu? New Restrictions Await

Visiting Peru's Machu Picchu? New Restrictions Await

Jun 22
Travelers wanting a glimpse of Peru's famed Machu Picchu will be restricted to visiting during morning or afternoon tours in a move aimed at conserving the site's archaeological splendor.


Nightlife

Rhode Island Pride Festival Club Parties :: July 17, 2017

Rhode Island Pride Festival Club Parties :: July 17, 2017

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jun 22
After the parade ended the parties at the clubs got started. Here are some fun photos from the Providence Eagle, The Dark Lady/Alley Cat, The Stable, EGO and Mirabar.