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GOP Leaders Decry North Carolina Governor's LGBT Rights Deal

GOP Leaders Decry North Carolina Governor's LGBT Rights Deal

By Jonathan Drew | Oct 20
North Carolina's Republican leaders said Thursday that a federal court should reject a deal by the Democratic governor that would affirm the rights of transgender people to use restrooms corresponding to their gender identity.

ACLU of Montana Joins Ten Montanans in Lawsuit Challenging Anti-LGBTQ Ballot Initiative

ACLU of Montana Joins Ten Montanans in Lawsuit Challenging Anti-LGBTQ Ballot Initiative

Oct 19
The ballot initiative seeks to prevent transgender and gender-nonconforming Montanans from using public facilities that correspond with their gender identity by restricting access to public facilities in public spaces.

HRC Files Freedom of Information Act Request Regarding Anti-Gay Violence in Chechnya

HRC Files Freedom of Information Act Request Regarding Anti-Gay Violence in Chechnya

Oct 19
"The very fact that we are required to compel the State Department to release this letter speaks volumes about the Trump-Pence administration's lack of leadership on this life-or-death situation in Chechnya," said Ty Cobb, Director of HRC Global.

Following Trump Vid Controversy, Kathy Griffin Says She's 'Blacklisted' From Hollywood

Following Trump Vid Controversy, Kathy Griffin Says She's 'Blacklisted' From Hollywood

Oct 19
Kathy Griffin recently took to Facebook to tell her fans she's "blacklisted" from Hollywood following the controversial video of herself holding a severed head that resembled President Trump.

Hotel Guard Describes Getting Shot Before Las Vegas Massacre

Hotel Guard Describes Getting Shot Before Las Vegas Massacre

By Ken Ritter | Oct 19
In his only public recounting of the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and wounded more than 500, guard Jesus Campos told Ellen DeGeneres.

Tatum Won't Develop Sexual Abuse Drama with Weinstein Co.

Tatum Won't Develop Sexual Abuse Drama with Weinstein Co.

Oct 19
Channing Tatum is no longer developing a film with The Weinstein Co. that dealt with a boy dealing with the aftermath of sexual abuse.

Trump Kicks Issues to Congress, is Erratic Trading Partner

Trump Kicks Issues to Congress, is Erratic Trading Partner

By Catherine Lucey | Oct 19
President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic trading partner as he kicks thorny policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants.

North Carolina Deal Would Expand Transgender Protections

North Carolina Deal Would Expand Transgender Protections

By Jonathan Drew and Gary D. Robertson | Oct 19
North Carolina's governor launched a two-part strategy Wednesday that could end protracted litigation over the state's so-called bathroom bill and its replacement, while expanding LGBT protections lawmakers aren't inclined to endorse.

New York's Highest Court Gets Its First Openly Gay Jurist

New York's Highest Court Gets Its First Openly Gay Jurist

Oct 18
The first openly gay member of New York state's highest court is being sworn in.

Fact-Checking Fake News on Facebook Works - Just Too Slowly

Fact-Checking Fake News on Facebook Works - Just Too Slowly

Oct 18
Facebook's effort to limit the spread of fake news using outside fact-checkers appears to be having an effect - though that finding comes with a major caveat.

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