Gay Seattle: The Latest

Chelsea Manning: a Potent Symbol for Transgender Americans

| By David Crary | Jan 18
For most Americans, Chelsea Manning has been a hero or villain based on how they view her decision to leak classified material. For transgender people, she has another dimension - serving as a potent symbol of their struggles for acceptance.

Obama Defends Decision to Commute Chelsea Manning's Sentence

| By Julie Pace and Josh Lederman | Jan 18
President Obama defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's prison term, arguing in his final White House news conference that the former Army intelligence analyst had served a "tough prison sentence" already.

Orlando Gunman's Widow Pleads Not Guilty to Aiding Husband

| By Paul Elias | Jan 18
The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman pleaded not guilty to charges that she aided and abetted her husband's support of the Islamic State group and then hindered the investigation of the attack.

'Orange is the New Black' Actress Denies Quitting Show

| Jan 18
"Orange Is The New Black" star Taryn Manning and Netflix are shooting down a report that the actress quit the show.

Pence Calls Manning 'Traitor,' Clemency Mistake

| Jan 18
Vice President-elect Mike Pence says President Barack Obama's decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence was a "mistake," and is calling the convicted leaker a "traitor."

Former President George H.W. Bush, Wife Barbara Hospitalized

| By Michael Graczyk | Jan 18
Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to an intensive care unit on Wednesday, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution, according to his spokesman.

Texas House Speaker Pans Bathroom Bill, Exposes GOP Divide

| By Will Weissert | Jan 18
A powerful Texas Republican says a proposal barring transgender people from using public restrooms of their choice statewide is bad for business.

UNC President: Job Candidates Say No, Citing Bathroom Law

| By Emery P. Dalesio | Jan 18
Academics being recruited by North Carolina's public university system have ruled out moving to the state because of a law limiting legal protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people.

Trump 'Troubled' at Obama Clemency for Manning

| Jan 18
Donald Trump's incoming press secretary says Trump is "troubled" by President Barack Obama's decision to grant clemency to convicted leaker Chelsea Manning.

Latinx United to Celebrate Reproductive Justice

| By EDGE | Jan 18
On January 18 at El Cortez in Brooklyn, performers and drag queens will gather for the Happy Anniversary Roe V. Wade party. The event will bring together Latinxs to celebrate reproductive justice.


News

Intarcia Therapeutics Teams Up With Gates Foundation on Chronic Health Issues Like HIV

By EDGE | Jan 18
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committing up to $140M in grants and equity with the intent to develop the first once- or twice-yearly anti-HIV prophylactic therapy.


Business

As Robots Take Jobs, Europeans Mull Free Money for All

By John Leicester | Jan 18
The radical notion that governments should hand out free money to everyone - rich and poor, those who work and those who don't - is slowly but surely gaining ground in Europe.


Finance

Woodstock, VT, Fights to Save Its Charm, One Shutter At a Time

By Wilson Ring | Dec 31
Some property owners are questioning the community's requirement, arguing that the regulations are enforced irregularly, and that some buildings look better without shutters.


Cars

Auto Show Concepts: Would You Build Them or Forget Them?

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 17
Car companies don't just show current models at auto shows. They also unveil prototypes that could be built in the future.


Style

Coffee and a Slice? 7-Eleven Launches Breakfast Pizza

Jan 18
The convenience store chain says that it combines the convenience of eating leftover pizza for the first meal of the day with traditional breakfast foods.


Health/Fitness

HPV Infection Threatens the Entire LGBT Community

By EDGE | Jan 18
A recent article by The Advocate warns that the human papillomavirus (HPV) is a hidden threat to all members of the LGBT community -- and few people even realize what it is.


Travel

Tourists Flee Gambia As Violence Looms

By Abdoulie John | Jan 18
More than 1,000 mainly British and Dutch tourists began leaving the tiny West African nation on specially chartered flights. Hundreds were streaming into the airport, seeking information on departures.