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MAGA Insurrectionist Identified by Daughter Fired by UMass Hospital

MAGA Insurrectionist Identified by Daughter Fired by UMass Hospital

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 20, 2021

Therese Duke, a far-right Trump supporter who took part in the January 6 insurrection, has been fired from her position at UMass Hospital.

FBI Raids Apartment of Far-Right Gay Trump Supporter

FBI Raids Apartment of Far-Right Gay Trump Supporter

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 20, 2021

The apartment of the "Adorable Deplorable" — far-right gay hairstylist and Trump supporter Kristopher Dreww — was raided and searched by the FBI on Monday

Biden Takes the Helm as President: 'Democracy has Prevailed'

Biden Takes the Helm as President: 'Democracy has Prevailed'

By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 20, 2021

Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that "democracy has prevailed" as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

Vice President Harris: A New Chapter Opens in US Politics

Vice President Harris: A New Chapter Opens in US Politics

By Kathleen Ronayne and Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 20, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation's second-highest office.

Kamala Harris Chooses Out Black Designer for Inauguration Day

Kamala Harris Chooses Out Black Designer for Inauguration Day

By Matthew Wexler | Jan 20, 2021

Vice president-elect Kamala Harris wears designs by Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson for Inauguration Day.

Jill Biden Catapults Fashion Designer Alexandra O'Neill Into National Spotlight

Jill Biden Catapults Fashion Designer Alexandra O'Neill Into National Spotlight

By Matthew Wexler | Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Jill Biden has chosen to wear Alexandra O'Neill's brand Markarian for inauguration day. But who is O'Neill, and what can we expect from Dr. Biden's fashion choices in the next administration?

Biden's Pick for Defense Secretary Voices Support for Scrapping Trans Military Ban

Biden's Pick for Defense Secretary Voices Support for Scrapping Trans Military Ban

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 20, 2021

Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Defense spoke unequivocally about scrapping Trump's ban on trans military members, saying those who are "fit and you're qualified to serve" should be allowed. Twitter approved.

Trump's Exit: President Leaves Office with Legacy of Chaos

Trump's Exit: President Leaves Office with Legacy of Chaos

By Jill Colvin | Jan 20, 2021

Donald Trump will walk out of the White House and board Marine One for the last time as president Wednesday morning, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult and a nation bitterly divided.

Trump Pardons Ex-Strategist Steve Bannon, Dozens of Others

Trump Pardons Ex-Strategist Steve Bannon, Dozens of Others

By Jonathan Lemire, Eric Tucker and Jill Colvin | Jan 20, 2021

President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of his White House term that benefited more than 140 people.

Advocates View Health Care as Key to Driving LGBTQ Rights Conversation

Advocates View Health Care as Key to Driving LGBTQ Rights Conversation

By Aneri Pattani | Jan 20, 2021

Surveys in North Carolina and across the nation show that about one-third of transgender people have been refused treatment or suffered verbal or physical abuse from a medical provider, but advocates are fighting for change.

Biden Picks Transgender Woman as Assistant Health Secretary

Biden Picks Transgender Woman as Assistant Health Secretary

By Will Weissert | Jan 19, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Lincoln Project's John Weaver Comes Out Amidst Charges of Inappropriate DMs

Lincoln Project's John Weaver Comes Out Amidst Charges of Inappropriate DMs

Jan 19, 2021

After rumors circulated for days that Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver had sent inappropriate DMs to young men, the Republican operative came out as gay.

Dare We Hope? What LGBTQ People Really Expect from the Biden Presidency

Dare We Hope? What LGBTQ People Really Expect from the Biden Presidency

By Dan Allen | Jan 19, 2021

After a chaotic administration that's been disastrous for LGBTQ rights, uncertainty and realism are tempering expectations for Biden-Harris results.

California Bill Would Ban Intersex Surgery for Young Kids

California Bill Would Ban Intersex Surgery for Young Kids

By Adam Beam | Jan 19, 2021

The legislation would ban specific types of surgeries on infants born with intersex characteristics. Advocates are pushing to delay these types of surgeries until the child is old enough to develop a gender identity.

Biden has Set Sky-High Expectations. Can He Meet Them?

Biden has Set Sky-High Expectations. Can He Meet Them?

By Will Weissert | Jan 19, 2021

Back when the election was tightening and just a week away, Joe Biden went big.

Trump Baby Protest Blimp Enters Museum of London Collection

Trump Baby Protest Blimp Enters Museum of London Collection

Jan 18, 2021

The Trump Baby Blimp will live on long after its namesake has left the White House.

Inside Alt-Right Poster Boy & Homophobe Nick Fuentes — Weird Bitcoin Transactions, Shaming Lady Maga & Dating a Catboy

Inside Alt-Right Poster Boy & Homophobe Nick Fuentes — Weird Bitcoin Transactions, Shaming Lady Maga & Dating a Catboy

Jan 18, 2021

Alt-right poster boy Nick Fuentes recently was made $250,000 richer in a weird Bitcoin transaction. He also expressed his distaste for homosexuality in an exchange with the drag queen Lady Maga, & dated a man in a cat suit.

Sen. Josh Hawley Has New Publisher for 'Big Tech' Book

Sen. Josh Hawley Has New Publisher for 'Big Tech' Book

Jan 18, 2021

Sen. Josh Hawley has found a new publisher after his book was dropped by Simon & Schuster in the wake of the siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

Biden Picks D.C.'s Out Dept. of Transportation Head for White House Post

Biden Picks D.C.'s Out Dept. of Transportation Head for White House Post

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 18, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen the openly gay head of the District of Columbia's Department of Transportation, Jeff Marootian, for a post on the incoming administration's climate team.

What Biden Can and Can't Get from an Evenly Divided Senate

What Biden Can and Can't Get from an Evenly Divided Senate

By Andrew Taylor | Jan 18, 2021

The unexpected new balance of power giving Democrats only the barest control of Congress has big consequences for the president-elect — easy confirmation of his Cabinet most importantly — but the road ahead remains complicated.

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