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GOP ENDS OPPOSITION TO MARRIAGE EQUALITY: Bigwigs cave on marriage, Trans rights still an issue
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GOP ENDS OPPOSITION TO MARRIAGE EQUALITY: Bigwigs cave on marriage, Trans rights still an issue

Among Republican operatives, former Trump administration officials, and conservative leaders, there is a widespread acceptance that marriage equality is a settled issue. Now Transgender issues are the dividing line.

UN climate report: Human activity is driving climate change. Where does that leave Washington?
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UN climate report: Human activity is driving climate change. Where does that leave Washington?

Climate scientists at Washington's Department of Ecology predict that by the 2040s, 1.1 million acres of land will succumb to wildfires.

Poetry = Life
OP ED

Poetry = Life

This column will bring you the voices of some fellow humans — living now or from the recent or far past — who have strong feelings about who they are, how they feel, and who or what they love.

FDA authorizes COVID-19 vaccine boosters for immunocompromised Americans — with a few catches
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FDA authorizes COVID-19 vaccine boosters for immunocompromised Americans — with a few catches

On August 12, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized a third dose of the mRNA vaccines against the coronavirus for those who are immunocompromised.

The Stainless Banner carries the stain of Southern hate
OP ED

The Stainless Banner carries the stain of Southern hate

Over the last two weeks, Pride flags have been stolen from the Wesley at Virginia Tech three times. However, after the latest incident, the vandals responsible left a calling card: two Confederate flags ominously floating in the wind.

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Rebecca Hall is a fiery powerhouse residing inside a grief-filled Night House

Rebecca Hall is a fiery powerhouse residing inside a grief-filled Night House

Rebecca Hall stars in this ghost story revolving around a woman mourning the sudden loss of her husband. But once the doors to The Night House open, a labyrinthine puzzle begins to take shape.

National

Truth wins out: The continuing fight against conversion therapy

Truth wins out: The continuing fight against conversion therapy

Despite the years of work Wayne Besen and others have put in with organizations dedicated to helping expose the lies of the religious right, conversion therapy is still a reality in many parts of the country.

International

International News Highlights — August 20, 2021

International News Highlights — August 20, 2021

Weekly international news highlights for the week ending August 20, 2021.

Op-Ed

Shoe Gummi by Shantel Jackson: Relieving foot pain and bringing high heels out the closet

Shoe Gummi by Shantel Jackson: Relieving foot pain and bringing high heels out the closet

A young woman created one of the most innovative products the fashion industry has ever seen: Shoe Gummi, the world's first outer sole made specifically for combating the pain and discomfort high heels are infamous for.