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Pete Buttigieg Joins Joe Biden’s Transition Team

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden added several former Obama administration officials as well as former South Bend, Ind. mayor and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg to his transition team. According to multiple media outlets, former National Security advisor Susan Rice and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates are joining the transition team. New Mexico(…)

LGBTQ Biden Event Headlined By Cher Raises $2 Million

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: “So ask yourself, do you believe in life after Trump?” That was the question asked by Cher, paraphrasing the title of her iconic song, at the virtual LGBTQ fundraiser she headlined for Joe Biden on Monday evening, according to a pool report. “Hi, it’s me,” Cher said at she(…)

Anchorage Bans Ex-Gay Torture Of Minors, Haters Rage

It’s not a perfect ban, but for Alaska, it’s something. The Anchorage Daily News reports: The Anchorage Assembly on Wednesday passed a ban on “conversion therapy,” making illegal the practice of trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The practice has been widely condemned by medical professionals and counselors. The move drew criticism from(…)

GOP Orders Attacks On Dem Candidate’s Sexuality

The Huffington Post reports: The congressional GOP’s campaign arm is asking other Republican and conservative groups to attack Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democratic candidate for a key swing House seat in Texas, for being gay. A NRCC website outlining its preferred attacks on candidates instructs outside groups to include reminders of Jones’ sexual orientation in digital(…)