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In LA, Gay Bars, Restaurants Look to Crowdfunding to Survive

In LA, Gay Bars, Restaurants Look to Crowdfunding to Survive

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 26, 2021

LGBTQ bars and restaurants in greater Los Angeles are struggling to survive the second, and latest, COVID lockdown. Crowdfunding has proven to be a lifeline for many.

Thomas Keeps Citi Sponsorship with Money Donated to LGBTQ

Thomas Keeps Citi Sponsorship with Money Donated to LGBTQ

SPORTS | By Doug Ferguson | Jan 26, 2021

Investment bank Citi decided Monday to keep its sponsorship of Justin Thomas, condemning the anti-gay slur he muttered and requiring him to donate a "meaningful portion" of his deal as part of an active role in LGBTQ causes.

Pets are Back: Biden's 2 Dogs Settle in at White House

Pets are Back: Biden's 2 Dogs Settle in at White House

NATIONAL | By Darlene Superville | Jan 26, 2021

The patter of paws is being heard in the White House again following the arrival of President Joe Biden's dogs Champ and Major. The two German shepherds are the first pets to live at the executive mansion since the Obama administration.

Trump Impeachment Goes to Senate, Testing His Sway Over GOP

Trump Impeachment Goes to Senate, Testing His Sway Over GOP

POLITICS | By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | Jan 26, 2021

House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of him and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the Capotol.

California Reverses Stay-at-Home Order as Conditions Improve

California Reverses Stay-at-Home Order as Conditions Improve

LOCAL | By Kathleen Ronayne | Jan 26, 2021

Business owners hailed Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision to lift stay-at-home orders across California in response to improving coronavirus conditions, but local health officials expressed concern that it may cause residents to let down their guard.

COVID-19 Variant Brings New Dimension to Europe's Pandemic

COVID-19 Variant Brings New Dimension to Europe's Pandemic

INTERNATIONAL | By Barry Hatton | Jan 26, 2021

The pandemic's spread across Europe is increasingly being powered by an especially contagious virus mutation first detected last year in southeast England. The threat is prompting governments to introduce harsh new lockdowns and curfew.

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

POLITICS | By Iris Samuels | Jan 25, 2021

There are bills in more than a dozen states where lawmakers are proposing restrictions on athletics or gender-confirming health care for trans minors this year.

NYC Vaccination Megasites Stalled Without Supply

NYC Vaccination Megasites Stalled Without Supply

LOCAL | Jan 25, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City could administer 500,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses a week if it had enough supply, but instead has been forced to put off opening mass vaccination sites as it waits for vaccine production to speed up.

Biden Reversing Trump Ban on Transgender People in Military

Biden Reversing Trump Ban on Transgender People in Military

NATIONAL | By Lolita C. Baldor and | Jan 25, 2021

President Joe Biden is signing an order Monday reversing a Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from joining the military.

Liz Cheney to Matt Gaetz: Leave Your Beauty Bag at Home

Liz Cheney to Matt Gaetz: Leave Your Beauty Bag at Home

POLITICS | Jan 25, 2021

Republican Liz Cheney shot shade at her fellow Republican Matt Gaetz as he heads to Wyoming to speak at a rally seeking her resignation from Congress.

Dominion Voting Systems Sues Giuliani Over Election Claims

Dominion Voting Systems Sues Giuliani Over Election Claims

NATIONAL | By Colleen Long | Jan 25, 2021

Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president's efforts to spread baseless claims about the 2020 election.

Honduran Lawmakers on Track to Toughen Constitutional Ban on Marriage Equality

Honduran Lawmakers on Track to Toughen Constitutional Ban on Marriage Equality

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 25, 2021

Lawmakers in Honduras are on track to amend that nation's constitution in a way that will more deeply enshrine anti-LGBTQ bias in bedrock law.

Watch: Morning Show Caller Frets that Her Rabbit Might be a Lesbian

Watch: Morning Show Caller Frets that Her Rabbit Might be a Lesbian

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 25, 2021

Move over, Lady Bunny: It seems the notion of lesbian rabbits is causing a sensation on social media.

Loathed NYC Bus Terminal is Bound for an Upgrade

Loathed NYC Bus Terminal is Bound for an Upgrade

LOCAL | By David Porter | Jan 25, 2021

New York City's main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul.

Belgium Bans Leisure Travel for a Month to Combat Pandemic

Belgium Bans Leisure Travel for a Month to Combat Pandemic

INTERNATIONAL | By Raf Casert | Jan 25, 2021

Belgium is banning all leisure travel abroad for its citizens as of next week and until March, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and its virulent variants.

Budweiser Joins Coke, Pepsi Brands in Sitting Out Super Bowl

Budweiser Joins Coke, Pepsi Brands in Sitting Out Super Bowl

SPORTS | By Mae Anderson and Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 25, 2021

For the first time since 1983, when Anheuser-Busch used all of its ad time to introduce a beer called Bud Light, the beer giant isn't advertising its iconic Budweiser brand during the Super Bowl.

House Sending Trump Impeachment to Senate, GOP Opposes Trial

House Sending Trump Impeachment to Senate, GOP Opposes Trial

NATIONAL | By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Jan 25, 2021

As the House prepares to bring the impeachment charge against Donald Trump to the Senate for trial, a growing number of Republican senators say they are opposed to the proceeding.

AP Source: Biden to Drop Trump's Military Transgender Ban

AP Source: Biden to Drop Trump's Military Transgender Ban

POLITICS | By Lolita C. Baldor, Zeke Miller | Jan 25, 2021

President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military.

2 in 5 Americans Live Where COVID-19 Strains Hospital ICUs

2 in 5 Americans Live Where COVID-19 Strains Hospital ICUs

NATIONAL | By Carla K. Johnson, Nicky Forster | Jan 25, 2021

Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation's intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates.

Was the New York Times Tone-Deaf in Reporting Matthew Camp's Arson Attack?

Was the New York Times Tone-Deaf in Reporting Matthew Camp's Arson Attack?

NATIONAL | Jan 24, 2021

Was the New York Times tone-deaf in reporting the arson attack on adult male performer's home last week?

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