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Openly Gay Florida State Rep Running for Congress

Openly Gay Florida State Rep Running for Congress

NEWS | By Jose Cassola | Dec 16
Five years ago, David Richardson was the first openly gay state representative elected in Florida. Now the elected official is looking to become the first openly gay Congressman in the Southeast.

Religious Exemptions Hurting Children

Religious Exemptions Hurting Children

NEWS | By Christiana Lilly | Dec 16
The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2017, introduced in April by Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Penn., would allow agencies, such as adoption and foster childcare charities, to turn away people because they don't meet their religious standards.

LGBT Youth Facility Opens In Fort Lauderdale

LGBT Youth Facility Opens In Fort Lauderdale

NEWS | By John McDonald | Dec 16
Julian's Fountain of Youth cut its ribbon last week in Fort Lauderdale.

Broderick Ready to Tell 'A Christmas Story'

Broderick Ready to Tell 'A Christmas Story'

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 16
Actor Matthew Broderick prepares for Sunday's live telecast of musical adaptation of "A Christmas Story" in the U.S.

MS Supreme Court to Decide If Divorced Lesbian Couple Can Both Be Biological Parents

MS Supreme Court to Decide If Divorced Lesbian Couple Can Both Be Biological Parents

NEWS | By Ryan Lynch | Dec 16
The Mississippi Supreme Court will soon decide if a lesbian couple can both be labeled as the biological parent now that that they are divorced.

Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive at LA Union Station

Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive at LA Union Station

NEWS | Dec 16
The public is invited to share holiday cheer at free event on December 16 supporting Toys for Tots, featuring historic steam locomotive, rail car display, and visit from Santa Claus.

DOJ Appeals Decision to Allow Transgender Troops Next Year

DOJ Appeals Decision to Allow Transgender Troops Next Year

NEWS | By Ryan Lynch | Dec 16
After having its ban on transgender military service overturned twice, the Department of Justice is appealing a Jan. 1, 2018 deadline to allow those soldiers to serve.

Out Pol Mark Leno to Run for SF Mayor in June

Out Pol Mark Leno to Run for SF Mayor in June

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Dec 16
The sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee Tuesday in the middle of his second term scrambles the plans of those who were seeking to replace him, including the man seeking to become San Francisco's first LGBT mayor.

GOP Tax Bill Guts 'Obamacare' Insurance Mandate

GOP Tax Bill Guts 'Obamacare' Insurance Mandate

NEWS | By Ricard Alonso-Zaldivar | Dec 16
Republicans didn't get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its most unpopular provision, the requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Denies Knowing Women He Met

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Denies Knowing Women He Met

NEWS | By Calvin Woodward | Dec 16
Like Roy Moore before him, President Donald Trump has denied he knows or ever met women who have accused him of unwanted sexual advances. That denial is no more plausible than what people heard from the defeated Alabama Senate candidate.


Entertainment

Unique Premise Helps 'Search Party' Find its Following

Unique Premise Helps 'Search Party' Find its Following

TELEVISION | By Alicia Rancilio | Dec 15
Star Alia Shawkat, along with fellow executive producers Rogers, Lilly Burns and Sara-Violet Bliss chatted about "Search Party" to The Associated Press ahead of Sunday's season finale.


Business

Sports Unions Unveil Universal Declaration of Player Rights

Sports Unions Unveil Universal Declaration of Player Rights

CORPORATE | By Stephen Whyno | Dec 16
Among the 17 articles laid out in the declaration are rights to unionize and collectively bargain, express opinions freely and receive equal pay for equal work.


Technology

Analysis: Net Neutrality Fight is Not Over

Analysis: Net Neutrality Fight is Not Over

PERSONAL TECH | Dec 16
In a vote along party lines, the federal government lifted sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. Chris Lewis, of Public Knowledge which supports open internet, says the net neutrality fight isn't over.


Finance

SeniorAdvice.com Names Top Fifteen LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities in America

SeniorAdvice.com Names Top Fifteen LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities in America

REAL ESTATE | Dec 7
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) senior community is currently a very important part of the American population, and the struggle for resources and housing can sometimes be difficult.


Cars

Edmunds: Best Year-End Car Deals for 2017

Edmunds: Best Year-End Car Deals for 2017

AUTO NEWS | By Matt Jones and Ronald Montoya | Dec 15
Every December, carmakers and dealerships scramble to hit end-of-year goals and sell off vehicles from the outgoing model year. But this December might be one for the record books.


Style

Gifts That Give

Gifts That Give

HOME | By Joel Martens | Dec 16
Looking for that special something to give that special someone? Never fear, our Gift Guides are here! You can double holiday cheer by purchasing a gift and having a portion of the price donated to some of your favorite LGBT causes.


Travel

More Than 200 People Sickened Onboard Ovation of the Seas Cruise

More Than 200 People Sickened Onboard Ovation of the Seas Cruise

By Beth J. Harpaz | Dec 15
More than 200 people became sick and five were hospitalized in Australia after an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness aboard a cruise ship earlier this month.


Nightlife

Sleigh Toys For Tots @ Valanni Restaurant Philly

Sleigh Toys For Tots @ Valanni Restaurant Philly

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 14
Valanni held their annual Toys for Tots event that was super-sized to include Bravo's Teresa Giudice from the RHONJ and friends from PhiladelphiaStyle! The host and Emcee was Brittany Lynn and featured Iris Spectre, Aloe Vera and Lady Geisha.