Several HIV/AIDS groups are warning that sequestration would result in automatic spending cuts of $659 million for HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis programs.
The cuts would occur on Jan. 2, 2013, unless Congress and the president reach some agreement on a different way to reduce the federal deficit.
LGBT celebrities come out for Barack Obama’s re-election in a new YouTube video that also features the president’s coming out for marriage equality.
The video features Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Billie Jean King, George Takai, Wanda Sykes, Zachary Quinto and Chaz Bono talking about casting a vote for Obama and standing up for equality.
Democrat Tammy Baldwin and Republican Tommy Thompson, who agreed to a total of three debates before the Nov. 6 general election, will next meet on Oct. 18. The third debate takes place Oct. 26.
Nearly a quarter of a million students cast their ballots in a national Scholastic Student Vote, with a majority supporting the re-election of President Barack Obama.
Obama had a six-point lead of Mitt Romney in the contest sponsored by Scholastic Classroom Magazines.
An anonymous poll of 62 professional athletes from different sports conducted by ESPN Magazine found that 59 percent support same-sex marriage. The poll questioned players with the NBA, NHL, NFL and Major League Baseball on a variety of social issues.
ESPN found that NHL players are the most supportive of equality, with 92 percent of those polled saying they support same-sex marriage. Sixty-one percent of NFL players, 46 percent of NBA players and 45 percent of Major League Baseball players agreed.
The activist who led the national campaign to change the rating for a film about bullying is now focusing on getting the presidential candidates to wear purple for Spirit Day, an annual observance celebrating LGBT youth and equality.
Spirit Day is Oct. 19.
A federal district court judge has denied a request by the ACLU of Wisconsin to end a ban on “I ♥ Boobies! (Keep A Breast)” bracelets at the Sauk Prairie Middle School in Wisconsin.
The court characterized the Keep A Breast foundation's slogan as a “vulgar and sexually provocative statement."
The student government association at Elon University has voted to oust a Chick-fil-A restaurant from its campus over the chain’s anti-gay policies.
The company’s president has boasted of Chick-fil-A’s opposition to marriage equality and the family-operated businesses side support of anti-gay organizations.
The son of U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson has apologized for telling voters this fall should send President Barack Obama back "to Kenya."
Jason Thompson, the son of the former governor, made the comments Sunday during a brunch hosted by the Kenosha County Republican Party.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama meet again on the debate stage tonight, Oct. 16.
The Oct. 16 presidential debate will be a town meeting focusing on foreign and domestic policy. The debate will take place at 9 p.m. EST at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., with CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley as the moderator.
Politics and religion have collided at a Burlington church after a pamphlet encouraging people to vote to remove an Iowa Supreme Court justice surfaced at a Sunday service.
A woman who attended the City Church service on Sept. 30 told the pastor it was illegal for the church to display the pamphlets.