Citing concerns about religious liberty, the Mormon Church announced its opposition to a Utah Department of Commerce proposal that would ban the practice on minors in the state. Comment
Out gay congressional candidate Ritchie Torres of the Bronx beat all of his competitors with a $335,089 fundraising haul during the most recent filing period in the packed race to replace outgoing Congressmember Jose Serrano in the 15th Congressional District. Comment
After rallying support for their cause in the State Legislature earlier this year, some members of a coalition dedicated to decriminalizing sex work in New York have brought their sex-positive campaign to local communities while others have looked globally to learn takeaways about the sex trade abroad. Comment

Barr Escalates Attacks on LGBTQ Inclusion in Schools

Weeks after the Department of Justice (DOJ) defended the firing of an out gay Catholic schoolteacher, US Attorney General William Barr stood in front of law students and railed against states requiring LGBTQ education in schools. Comment
Former Vice President Joe Biden talked about gay bathhouses, Senator Kamala Harris of California shared her preferred personal pronouns, and out gay South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg opened up about his own coming out experience during an eventful, nationally televised CNN town hall dedicated to LGBTQ issues on October 10. Comment
Out gay South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California rolled out new LGBTQ plans hours before participating in an October 10 CNN town hall dedicated to queer issues. Comment
Pete Buttigieg, who has served as mayor of South Bend, Indiana since 2012, came out as a gay man in a self-penned essay published by the South Bend Tribune just weeks before he faced voters for reelection three years later. Comment
The Audre Lorde Project, a New York City-based organization dedicated to achieving justice for LGBTQ people of color, is entering a nine-month “restoration period” during which the team will shutter one of its two offices and staff members will re-evaluate the operation. Comment
Google has been prioritizing some of the web’s fringiest alt-right, anti-gay news websites in search results related to LGBTQ news content, a Gay City News analysis has found. Sites such as Church Militant, which has harassed out gay Catholics, and televangelist Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network were routinely among the top search results in a recent analysis. Comment


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