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Advocates, Lawmakers Push Hospitals To Help More With Bills

Advocates, Lawmakers Push Hospitals To Help More With Bills

By Tom Murphy | Oct 11, 2021

Swamped with medical bills? The hospital that treated you may be able to help.

Small Businesses Navigate Ever-Changing Covid-19 Reality

Small Businesses Navigate Ever-Changing Covid-19 Reality

Oct 11, 2021

For a brief moment this summer, it seemed like small businesses might be getting a break from the relentless onslaught of the pandemic

California Law Requires Gender-Neutral Area in Some Stores

California Law Requires Gender-Neutral Area in Some Stores

By Adam Bean | Oct 10, 2021

California became the first state to say large department stores must display products like toys in gender-neutral ways, a win for LGBT advocates who say pink and blue hues of marketing methods pressure children to conform to gender stereotypes.

Senators Seek Mental Health Guidelines For Trans Youth

Senators Seek Mental Health Guidelines For Trans Youth

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 9, 2021

Democratic senators sent a letter to leaders at the HHS calling for an establishment of "best practices" guidelines with respect to the health of transgender and gender-nonconforming youth.

Biden is First President to Mark Indigenous Peoples' Day

Biden is First President to Mark Indigenous Peoples' Day

Oct 8, 2021

President Joe Biden issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples' Day, lending the most significant boost yet to efforts to refocus the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus toward an appreciation of native peoples.

Americans Agree Misinformation is a Problem, Poll Shows

Americans Agree Misinformation is a Problem, Poll Shows

By Amanda Seitz and Hannah Fingerhut | Oct 8, 2021

Nearly all Americans agree that the rampant spread of misinformation is a problem.

Gynaecologist Diagnoses Lesbian Woman with 'Homosexual Illness'

Gynaecologist Diagnoses Lesbian Woman with 'Homosexual Illness'

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 8, 2021

A 19-year-old Spanish woman's family is seeking an apology after a gynecologist visit gone wrong after she was diagnosed with homosexuality.

High-Profile Legal Experts Warn: The Courts May be Coming for Marriage Equality

High-Profile Legal Experts Warn: The Courts May be Coming for Marriage Equality

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 7, 2021

Two high profile lawyers who helped secure equal marriage rights warn that conservatives are coming for marriage equality, and the courts, including SCOTUS, could give them what they want.

Judge Orders Texas to Suspend New Law Banning Most Abortions

Judge Orders Texas to Suspend New Law Banning Most Abortions

By Paul J. Weber | Oct 7, 2021

A federal judge ordered Texas to suspend the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., calling it an "offensive deprivation" of a constitutional right.

NYC Celebrates LGBTQ History Month with a Curated Collection of Historic Sites

NYC Celebrates LGBTQ History Month with a Curated Collection of Historic Sites

Oct 5, 2021

New York City celebrates LGBT History Month with a collection of themes that highlight the city's vibrant, longstanding community.

NASA Sticks with James Webb Telescope Name, Despite Homophobic Legacy

NASA Sticks with James Webb Telescope Name, Despite Homophobic Legacy

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 5, 2021

NASA will not be reconsidering the name of the James Webb Telescope despite allegations of Webb's involvement in the Lavender Scare.

Lively Grindr Account Led to Ouster of Gay  White House Employee

Lively Grindr Account Led to Ouster of Gay White House Employee

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 5, 2021

A gay Trump staffer was summarily fired — and given an armed escort on his way out of the White House — when his "lively Grindr account" was discovered, a new memoir says.

Don't Miss: LGBTQ+ Wedding Planner Jason Mitchell Kahn Live Interview

Don't Miss: LGBTQ+ Wedding Planner Jason Mitchell Kahn Live Interview

Oct 4, 2021

EDGE gets insider tips from LGBTQ+ full-service wedding planner Jason Mitchell Kahn on platting your perfect day.

What's Old is New Again: Justices Back at Court for New Term

What's Old is New Again: Justices Back at Court for New Term

By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko | Oct 4, 2021

The Supreme Court is beginning a momentous new term with a return to familiar surroundings, the mahogany and marble courtroom that the justices abandoned more than 18 months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Major Oil Spill Off Southern California Fouls Beaches

Major Oil Spill Off Southern California Fouls Beaches

By Amy Taxin and Christopher Weber | Oct 3, 2021

One of the largest oil spills in recent Southern California history fouled popular beaches and killed wildlife.

Virus Surge Hits New England Despite High Vaccination Rates

Virus Surge Hits New England Despite High Vaccination Rates

By Wilson Ring | Oct 3, 2021

Despite having the highest vaccination rates in the country, there are constant reminders for most New England states of just how vicious the delta variant of COVID-19 is.

No Winner: Biggest Powerball Jackpot in Months Grows Larger

No Winner: Biggest Powerball Jackpot in Months Grows Larger

Oct 3, 2021

The biggest lottery prize in months grew larger after no ticket matched all five numbers and the Powerball drawn on Saturday night.

COVID-19 Deaths Eclipse 700,000 in US as Delta Variant Rages

COVID-19 Deaths Eclipse 700,000 in US as Delta Variant Rages

By Tammy Webber and Heather Hollingsworth | Oct 3, 2021

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 700,000 late Friday — a number greater than the population of Boston.

New Landmark Recognizes Chinese Contributions to Yosemite

New Landmark Recognizes Chinese Contributions to Yosemite

Oct 3, 2021

A century-old building originally used as a laundry by Chinese workers at Yosemite's iconic Wawona Hotel has been restored and turned into a visitor's attraction.

Trump Asks US Judge to Force Twitter to Restore his Account

Trump Asks US Judge to Force Twitter to Restore his Account

Oct 3, 2021

Former President Donald Trump has asked a federal judge in Florida to force Twitter to restore his account, which the company suspended in January following the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol.

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