Social Issues

Mourners gather outside Club Q to visit a memorial.

Colorado Gay Club Shooting Suspect Set To Return To Court

The suspect will learn what charges prosecutors will pursue in the attack, including possible hate crime counts.

 | By Associated Press

Supreme Court Hearing Cases On Same-Sex Couples, State Lawmaker Rights

Two significant cases will be heard at the Supreme Court this week that could have major implications nationally.

 | By Joe St. George

A prison in Illinois

The State Of Wrongful Convictions In The U.S.

A flawed case landed Shamel Capers in prison for a murder he did not commit.

 | By Axel Turcios

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Landmark Same-Sex Marriage Bill Wins Senate Passage

The bill, which would ensure that same-sex and interracial marriages are enshrined in federal law, was approved 61-36 on Tuesday.

 | By Associated Press

In Real Life: We Say Gay

In Real Life: We Say Gay

This year, Florida passed the Parental Rights In Education bill, also known as the "Don't Say Gay" law.

 | By Cody LaGrow and Lauren Knapp

Law enforcement investigators exit Club Q.

Defense: Colorado Gay Club Shooting Suspect Is Nonbinary

The motive in the shooting is still under investigation, but authorities said the suspect faces possible murder and hate crime charges.

 | By Associated Press

A row of books is shown.

Michigan Town's Only Library May Close After Battle Over LGBTQ+ Books

Many residents of Jamestown, Michigan depend on the town's library to homeschool children, but that resource is set to run out of money.

 | By Meg Hilling

In this image from video provided UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, Club Q shooting survivor Ed Sanders talks

Witnesses Recount Horrifying 6 Minutes Of Club Q Shooting

Just before midnight, witnesses say the gunman entered the Colorado Springs nightclub wearing a military-style jacket and carrying two guns.

 | By Briana Koeneman

England's Harry Kane wears a black armband with a sign "No discrimination."

FIFA, Qatar Spark World Cup Controversy Over Arm Band Restrictions

Some World Cup players planned to wear arm bands in support of LGBTQ rights, but Qatar and FIFA quashed them.

 | By Ben Schamisso

Army veteran Richard Fierro

'It's The Reflex': Veteran Helped Disarm Gunman At Colorado Nightclub

Army veteran Richard Fierro is one of two people police are crediting with saving lives by subduing a man armed with multiple firearms at the club.

 | By Associated Press

Newsy's Adi Guajardo talks with Xavier Kraus.

Former Neighbor Recalls Colorado Suspect's Comments On Gay People

A former neighbor of the man suspected of killing five and injured more at a Colorado Springs gay bar discusses his experiences with the suspect.

 | By Adi Guajardo

A makeshift display of bouquets of flowers are on display in Colorado Springs.

LGBTQ Groups Link Colorado Shooting To Rising Anti-Gay Politics

Groups like GLAAD and Equality Texas say there's a connection between the rise in anti-LGBTQ legislation and a rise in violence against the community.

 | By Jamal Andress

Police tape blocks off Club Q, the site of a mass shooting, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Club Q Suspect Now Facing Hate Charges For Colorado Nightclub Shooting

Investigators have filed murder and hate crime charges in connection with the mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs.

 | By Axel Turcios

Freight train cars and containers.

U.S. Supply Chain Under Threat As Unions, Railroads Clash

The head of the Association of American Railroads said a looming strike could cause a "$2 billion a day hit to our economy."

 | By Associated Press

The FBI and others investigate the scene of a shooting at Club Q.

Gay Club Shooting Suspect Evaded Colorado's Red Flag Gun Law

The law that allows guns to be removed from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others has seldom been used in Colorado.

 | By Associated Press

A Colorado Springs Community Service vehicle is parked near the gay nightclub in Colorado Springs where people were killed..

Colorado Springs Mass Shooting Suspect May Have Been Known To Police

Club Q is already calling this a "hate attack," but by Sunday night there were new questions about the suspect’s previous interactions with police.

 | By Clayton Sandell

Flowers and a sign reading "love over hate" lay near a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022.

Colorado Patrons Stop Gunman Who Killed At Least 5 At LGBTQ+ Nightclub

While the motive is under investigation, the attack on Club Q happened during Transgender Awareness Week, raising questions about hate crimes.

 | By Adi Guajardo

A help wanted sign.

Fewer Americans Filed For Jobless Benefits Last Week

Applications for jobless claims for the week ending Nov. 12 fell by 4,000 to 222,000 from 226,000 the previous week, the Labor Department reported.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Clears Key Senate Hurdle

Senate Democrats are quickly moving to pass the bill while the party still controls the House.

 | By Associated Press and Stephanie Liebergen

In Real Life: Homeless Hero

In Real Life: Homeless Hero

This film offers an in-depth look at the homelessness crisis on America’s streets, with valuable perspective from people experiencing homelessness.

 | By Sam Eaton and Luke Piotrowski and John Stish

Ben Stern Rally Against Hatred in Berkeley, CA.

101-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Still Working To Fight Antisemitism

Ben Stern lived through nine concentration camps and two death marches.

 | By Diana Zito

Dylan Brandt speaks at a news conference outside the federal courthouse in Little Rock, Arkansas

Landmark Trial Begins Over Arkansas' Ban On Transgender Youth Care

The temporarily blocked law prohibits doctors from providing gender-confirming hormone treatment, puberty blockers or surgery to anyone under 18.

 | By Associated Press

Woman shops at a grocery store.

U.S. Producer Inflation Rose To 8.5% In September

New economic data from the Labor Department will likely lead to another interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve in November.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Baker Jack Phillips.

Colorado Baker Challenges Ruling Over Gender Transition Cake

Jack Phillips is challenging a ruling that he violated state discrimination law for refusing to make a gender transition cake for a transgender woman.

 | By Associated Press

Jude Smith playing her guitar

Finding Hope Through A Different Approach To Mental Health Care

Charlie Health provides virtual intensive outpatient treatments for people struggling with mental health.

 | By Axel Turcios

Home for sale.

U.S. Long-Term Mortgage Rates Increase For 6th Straight Week

The average 30-year mortgage rate spiked to 6.70% from 6.29% last week according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac. One year ago, the rate was 3.01%.

 | By Associated Press

A counselor sits with a woman and her daughter

Swedish Program Aims To Fight High Youth Suicide Rate In Montana

In Montana, the youth suicide rate between 2011 and 2020 was more than double the national rate for the same age group.

 | By Maritsa Georgiou

Abortion rights supporters outside the West Virginia Senate chamber.

West Virginia Legislature Passes Abortion Ban With Few Exceptions

The legislation would allow victims of rape and incest to obtain abortions at up to eight weeks of pregnancy, if they report to law enforcement first.

 | By Associated Press

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Report: TikTok Search Results Riddled With Misinformation

The amount of misinformation — and the ease with which it can be found — is especially troubling given TikTok's popularity with young people.

 | By Associated Press

A rainbow Pride flag waves in the sky

LGBTQ+ Individuals Face Heightened Safety Risks In Prison

LGBTQ+ inmates often face bias, discrimination and unsafe circumstances in prison.

 | By Cat Sandoval