Gay & Lesbian Issues

The Morning Buzz | Why White and Black Americans Are Divided on What Ferguson Means for the Country

[08.22.2014]

In today’s Buzz, why it’s so hard for white people to understand Ferguson, the Supreme Court moves closer to addressing same-sex marriage, Compton allows school police to carry semiautomatic rifles, racial gaps in health outcomes narrow but remain wide, and Christian conservatives believe they’re in a “Babylonian exile.”

The Morning Buzz | Summer Jobs Are Becoming a Thing of the Past

[08.15.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a reporter gets arrested in Ferguson, summer jobs might soon be a thing of the past, more gay people are leaving urban enclaves for the suburbs, evangelicals plan a solidarity trip to Israel, and David Gushee tries to turn down the temperature in evangelicals’ conversations about LGBT issues.

The Morning Buzz | Are the Culture Wars Moving South?

[08.13.2014]

In today’s Buzz, St. Louis erupts into riots, a leaked Senate campaign memo reveals our worst fears about politics, restaurant workers struggle for tips, the culture wars move into Latin America, and a HIV-positive college student writes about the stigma of HIV and AIDS.

The Morning Buzz | Target Endorses Same-Sex Marriage

[08.08.2014]

In today’s Buzz, why Target’s customers won’t object to the company’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, economic opportunity for kids, mapping drought across the country, and a look back over the four decades since Richard Nixon resigned the presidency.

Target’s Support for Same-sex Marriage Mirrors Customers’ Views

[08.07.2014]

Target’s endorsement of same-sex marriage won’t alienate customers, but Walmart could see more of a backlash from shoppers should the big-box store follow its competitor’s lead.

The Morning Buzz | Smaller Independent Restaurants Welcome Gun Owners

[08.06.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a Cleveland hospital cuts costs and improves care, some candidates see the downsides of SuperPACs, smaller independent restaurants welcome gun owners, and is there such a thing as medical LSD or ecstasy?

The Morning Buzz | Americans Abandon the Coasts in Search of Affordable Housing

[08.05.2014]

In today’s Buzz, more evidence appears in the Cameron Todd Willingham case, a Tea Party insurgent hopes to topple an incumbent in Kansas, Toledo’s water supply is contaminated, some religious leaders urge gay Christians to remain celibate, and Kentucky approves tax breaks for a Christian theme park.

The Morning Buzz | Do Children Have an Innate Belief in God?

[08.01.2014]

In today’s Buzz, religious leaders convene to ask for carbon pollution regulations, the House stalls on congratulating Pope Francis, Satanists demand a religious liberty exemption, and overwork may be affecting the gender pay gap.

The Morning Buzz | The Challenges of Counting the Transgender Population

[07.31.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a sociologist questions the existence of a government shutdown baby boom, demographers say it’s hard to count transgender people, Bill de Blasio is under fire for okaying the so-called “poor door” at a Manhattan high rise, delayed action on climate change could cost billions, and disgraced former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell goes on trial.

The Morning Buzz | Your Cat Pictures Could be Compromising Your Privacy

[07.24.2014]

In today’s Buzz, your cat pictures could be compromising your privacy, why Pope Francis is obsessed with the Mafia, a book designer creates a controversial new version of the Bible, appellate courts offer conflicting rulings about the Affordable Care Act, and LGBT groups begin to change Christian colleges.