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DeVos can't think of any instance to deny school federal funds

Betsy DeVos says parents are the best equppied to make choices for their kids schooling.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Wednesday that schools should have the right to turn away LGBT students and still recieve federal funding. 

Corporate renaming of Pittsburgh Pride fractures celebration

Corporations do sponsor Pride celebrations, but they don’t usually require that their name be front and center, un-nesting the word Pride in lieu of branding.

Organizers of Pittsburgh Pride have made some people angry in choosing to rename their celebration after a corporate sponsor which has had anti-LGBT political views in the past.

The Delta Foundation has organized Pittsburgh Pride for nearly a decade. This year, the celebration will undergo a name change from Pittsburgh Pride Parade to EQT Equality March.

Gay dads say Southwest denied them 'family boarding' courtesy

Grant Morse says his family was "profiled" by Southwest Airlines for being LGBT and denied family boarding.

Grant Morse is not happy with Southwest airlines today. He claims a boarding agent told him that he could not utilize the “family boarding” option with his husband, three children and 83-year-old mother in-law.

Chelsea Manning reveals her new look on Instagram

Chelsea Manning updates her Instagram with new look.

For those of you who think Chelsea Manning still looks like her stock black and white photo or the artist rendition that became the avatar of her plight in prison, you may want to look again.

Conversion therapy now illegal in Nevada

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed SB201 into law, which now prohibits such practices on youth in the state.

Nevada has joined the ranks of seven other states which ban “conversion” therapies otherwise known as ex-gay ministries and restorative therapies. 

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed SB201 into law, which now prohibits such practices on youth in the state.

Chelsea Manning released from prison

Someone in Hillcrest draped a rainbow flag beneath the iconic district sign in support of Manning.

Chelsea Manning was released from Leavenworth prison in Kansas today, thus ending what was supposed to be a 35 year sentence after being convicted of espionage.   

Mormons to withdraw up to 180,000 teens from Boy Scouts

The church covers the cost of troops for congregations, or wards, and kids are highly encouraged to participate.

The Mormon church will withdraw older teenagers from the Boy Scouts of American starting next year, according to a report from the Associated Press.

The religious organization said in a statement on Thursday that the extractions from the program are because they are developing their own youth program.

Reporter arrested in West Virginia for 'doing his job'

Heyman says he was using his phone as a recorder, trying to document Price’s answer to his query, but according to reports, got his phone too close and was arrested for “willful disruption of government process.”

A Public News Service reporter was arrested in West Virginia on Tuesday, after he pursued answers to a question he poised to  Health and Services Secretary Tom Price. 

Two charged in Baltimore dating app robberies

Matthew Austin Bauer, 21, and Paul William James Keve, 18, of Dundalk in Balitmore were charged on May 5.

The Baltimore police department is requesting further assistance from victims who succumbed to robberies and assault after responding to suspects using dating apps as bait.

Matthew Austin Bauer, 21, and Paul William James Keve, 18, of Dundalk in Baltimore were charged on May 5, but other suspects are still at large in connection with the thefts.