Gay & Lesbian Issues

Morning Buzz | D.C. Council Unanimously Bans Gay-Conversion Therapy For Minors

[12.04.2014]

In today’s buzz, race may impact a person’s concern about climate change, SCOTUS may be becoming wary of the death penalty, and your opinions may not be based on facts.

Morning Buzz | States Urge for a SCOTUS Decision on Same-Sex Marriage

[09.09.2014]

In today’s buzz, states rally for a final answer on the same-sex marriage debate, a new documentary explores drug abuse and faith communities, and a prominent atheist admits spirituality can help reveal truths.

The Morning Buzz | Just How Bad is the Prosperity Gospel?

[09.04.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a gay teacher is fired over her “non-traditional pregnancy,” the Boston Globe launches a new site for Catholic news, a movement aims to mandate paid sick leave, and a new map shows which counties prohibit any sort of happy hour.

The Morning Buzz | A “Megadrought” Could Be Coming for the Southwest

[09.02.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a “megadrought” seems likely to grip the Southwest, legislators discuss reimbursing doctors for end-of-life care, some suggest that the federal government would run better with more employees, and the same-sex marriage debate becomes a campaign issue in Florida.

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?