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Trans Lawmaker Danica Roem Wows SF LGBT Crowd

Trans Lawmaker Danica Roem Wows SF LGBT Crowd

By Cynthia Laird | Dec 17
Danica Roem, the transgender woman who made history last month when she defeated an anti-LGBT state lawmaker in her race for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, received an exuberant welcome.

A CDC Ban on 'Fetus' and 'Transgender?' Experts Alarmed

A CDC Ban on 'Fetus' and 'Transgender?' Experts Alarmed

By Mike Stobbe | Dec 17
Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including "fetus," ?transgender" and "science-based."

Special Counsel Obtains Thousands of Trump Transition Emails

Special Counsel Obtains Thousands of Trump Transition Emails

By Stephen Braun & Chad Day | Dec 17
Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump's campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration

Openly Gay Florida State Rep Running for Congress

Openly Gay Florida State Rep Running for Congress

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

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.

Out Pol Mark Leno to Run for SF Mayor in June

Out Pol Mark Leno to Run for SF Mayor in June

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

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

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.

Moore Tells Supporters 'Battle is not Over' in Senate Race

Moore Tells Supporters 'Battle is not Over' in Senate Race

Dec 16
Alabama Republican Roy Moore on Friday told supporters that the "battle is not over" in Alabama's Senate race even though President Donald Trump and others have called on him to concede.

Jones Says He Knew He had a 'Path' to Victory

Jones Says He Knew He had a 'Path' to Victory

By Kim Chandler | Dec 15
For years Doug Jones would tell friends - trying to persuade them to run for political office - that the notion that a Democrat could not win in deeply conservative Alabama would remain a self-fulfilling prophecy unless somebody tried.

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