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So far Lisa Keen has written 54 articles.

Victory in Georgia

By |2021-01-06T10:26:52-05:00January 6th, 2021|National, News|

A look at the numbers in Tuesday’s U.S. Senate races in Georgia indicate that Democrats have won control of the Senate – a development with enormous favorable consequences for the LGBT community and the nation. [...]

2020’s Top 10 National LGBTQ News Stories

By |2020-12-21T16:44:38-05:00December 21st, 2020|National, News|

In 2020, the nation faced two existential threats: an out-of-control novel coronavirus pandemic that killed more than 300,000 people in less than 12 months, and an erratic, self-obsessed Republican president whose administration withheld support from [...]

President Trump Pardons Susan B. Anthony

By |2020-08-19T08:00:21-04:00August 19th, 2020|National, News|

In the midst of a controversy over President Trump’s attempts to interfere with the right of citizens to vote by mail, President Trump made a surprise announcement Tuesday morning that he will sign a presidential [...]

Supreme Court Focuses in on Religion

By |2020-05-07T17:06:26-04:00May 7th, 2020|National, News|

While LGBTQ people nervously await the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions regarding two big employment discrimination cases, the court this month heard arguments in other cases that could have significant impact. On Wednesday, May 6, the [...]

Debate Shows Buttigieg Hanging On

By |2020-01-15T16:14:39-05:00January 15th, 2020|National, News|

Political observers gave U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren high marks in Tuesday night’s debate — the last debate before the first voting that will happen before the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses. She adeptly deflected a question [...]

Noteworthy LGBTQ Moments in 2019

By |2019-12-23T13:35:12-05:00December 18th, 2019|National, News|

One might argue that 2019 was a pretty good year for LGBTQ people. An openly gay man rose to the top tier of a large field of Democratic presidential candidates. A second openly LGBTQ person [...]

National LGBTQ Election Results

By |2019-11-07T14:53:12-05:00November 7th, 2019|National, News|

More than 75 percent of openly LGBTQ candidates running in Tuesday’s off-year elections won. The total, 112, 106 Democrats, one Republican, one independent and four with undeclared party affiliations. It was a happy night for [...]

Trump HHS Reverses Obama-Era Non-Discrimination Policy

By |2019-11-06T16:22:33-05:00November 6th, 2019|National, News|

The Department of Health and Human Services’ press release announcing a change in the administration of its grants had an innocuous-sounding title, one that said its purpose was to ensure that HHS regulations do not "impose specific public policy requirements beyond U.S. statutory requirements."

U.S. Rep. Katie Hill Resigns

By |2019-10-30T16:54:24-04:00October 30th, 2019|National, News|

Keen News Service U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, an early leader among first-term members of the U.S. House and the first openly bisexual person elected to the House, resigned Sunday night. In a letter posted at [...]

CNN LGBTQ Town Hall Overview

By |2019-10-14T17:14:27-04:00October 14th, 2019|National, News|

The bar had been set pretty high for CNN’s Oct. 10 town hall on LGBTQ issues for Democratic presidential candidates. It was the first national television broadcast by a major media outlet of an LGBTQ-specific [...]

Reports: Russians Targeted LGBTQ Community With Disinformation

By |2019-01-23T16:29:11-05:00January 23rd, 2019|National, News|

A Russian social media operation aimed at helping Republican nominee Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election included efforts to polarize voters around LGBTQ issues and, in some cases, pushed LGBTQ voters to support Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. The operation also posted a message aimed at lonely LGBTQ teenagers, an effort that is believed was intended to blackmail vulnerable youth.