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US: Biden would withhold foreign aid for LGBT+ discrimination

US: Biden would withhold foreign aid for LGBT+ discrimination

(Reuters) – Former US Vice President, Joe Biden, said on Thursday he would withhold foreign aid from countries that persecute LGBT people, as he joined eight other Democratic presidential candidates at a forum on LGBTQ issues. The televised Los Angeles event was the second major presidential forum dedicated to LGBTQ issues during the Democratic nominating […]

US: Nine Democratic presidential hopefuls at LGBTQ forum

US: Nine Democratic presidential hopefuls at LGBTQ forum

(Reuters) – Nine US Democratic presidential candidates [appeared] at a televised town hall on Thursday focused on LGBT rights, though top contender, Bernie Sanders, [missed] the event as he recovers from a heart attack. The Los Angeles event is the second major presidential forum dedicated to LGBTQ issues during the Democratic nominating campaign, following an […]

US: PrEP use to transition from ‘Truvada’ to ‘Descovy’ within year

US: PrEP use to transition from ‘Truvada’ to ‘Descovy’ within year

(Reuters) The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Gilead Sciences Inc’s Descovy to reduce the risk of [HIV infection]. The approval does not include use of the drug by women to prevent HIV infection. Descovy, a combination drug, was approved in 2016 to treat people already infected with HIV. It contains a newer […]

US: LGBT+ rights in spotlight as US Supreme Court returns

US: LGBT+ rights in spotlight as US Supreme Court returns

(Reuters) – The US Supreme Court kicks off its new term this week, with a major dispute on tap over whether a landmark decades-old federal anti-discrimination law, that bars sex discrimination in the workplace, protects gay and transgender employees. The nine-month term opens on Monday, with three cases to be argued before the nine justices. […]

US: Biden’s LGBTQ record draws scrutiny at Iowa presidential forum

US: Biden’s LGBTQ record draws scrutiny at Iowa presidential forum

(Reuters) – Former Vice President Joe Biden’s decades-long record on LGBT issues was scrutinised on Friday in Iowa, at the first major forum focused on the topic during the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating contest. Biden was questioned at the multi-candidate event on Friday night, about his votes as a US senator from Delaware, on legislation […]

US: Credit union for LGBT+ set to open

US: Credit union for LGBT+ set to open

A unique US credit union, opening next year, will give priority to the needs of LGBT+ customers, amid controversy over a national effort to ensure financial institutions do not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Superbia Credit Union of Michigan will provide loans and other financial services that LGBT+ clients may not otherwise […]

Video: Rising Appalachia – Cuckoo

Video: Rising Appalachia – Cuckoo

America’s World-Folk music group, Rising Appalachia, sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith, have already had a career-defining year, and it’s not yet September. Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith have led the band to new heights in 2019; releasing their much-anticipated LP, Leylines which was met with high praise from fans and critics alike. The […]