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Lawmaker: Louisiana Domestic Abuse Laws Risk Nullification

Lawmaker: Louisiana Domestic Abuse Laws Risk Nullification

By R.J. Rico | May 25
A Louisiana lawmaker fears women and children could lose crucial domestic violence protections if his colleagues refuse to join 48 states that have widened the safeguards to include same-sex couples.

GLAAD Reports Slim Increase in LGBTQ Representation in Film

GLAAD Reports Slim Increase in LGBTQ Representation in Film

May 25
The advocacy group GLAAD says the representation of LGBTQ characters in major Hollywood films increased nearly 1 percent in 2016, but the group says many of the portrayals weren't positive.

Trumpcare Bill: 23 Million More Uninsured; Sick Risk Higher Costs

Trumpcare Bill: 23 Million More Uninsured; Sick Risk Higher Costs

By Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | May 25
Congress' official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill.

Wine and Wee? Some Oregon Vineyards Try Hand at Marijuana Farming

Wine and Wee? Some Oregon Vineyards Try Hand at Marijuana Farming

By Gillian Flaccus | May 25
Bill and Barbara Steele moved to this sleepy corner of Oregon to start their own winery after successful, high-powered business careers.

NYC to Honor Late Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker on Flag Day

NYC to Honor Late Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker on Flag Day

May 24
June 14 is Flag Day. And to commemorate it this year, NYC's LGBT Activist Community will march and rally in honor of Gilbert Baker, the world-renowned artist who created The Rainbow Flag.

With an Adorable Pic, Reddit User Proposes to BF on Splash Mountain

With an Adorable Pic, Reddit User Proposes to BF on Splash Mountain

May 24
A man's proposal story to his boyfriend is going viral this week after posting a photo on Reddit.

Texas Senate Revives Full Bathroom Bill with Late-Night Move

Texas Senate Revives Full Bathroom Bill with Late-Night Move

May 24
A Texas Republican-controlled Legislature is tying itself in knots over a transgender "bathroom bill."

Louisiana Same-Sex Couples Denied Domestic Abuse Protections

Louisiana Same-Sex Couples Denied Domestic Abuse Protections

May 24
Lawmakers have voted to have Louisiana remain one of only two states that bar same-sex couples from receiving domestic abuse protections.

Trump Health Care Budget Cuts Program Funding But Leaves Big Pharma Alone

Trump Health Care Budget Cuts Program Funding But Leaves Big Pharma Alone

By Ricardo Alonso Zalidivar | May 24
Candidate Donald Trump promised to improve health care, but as president his first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular insurance programs. And it omits any proposal for negotiating prescription drug prices, a Trump talking point.

Washed Up Gay White Supremacist Blames Manchester Attack on 'Pro-Islam' Ariana Grande

Washed Up Gay White Supremacist Blames Manchester Attack on 'Pro-Islam' Ariana Grande

May 23
Gay white supremacist and disgraced former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos just gave the world a whole new reason to hate him.

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