BTL COVID-19 Resource Guide

As the world continues to learn more about coronavirus and its spread, it's vital to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. However, it's also important to make sure that the information being distributed is from credible sources. To that end, Between The Lines has compiled, [...]

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About Lisa Keen


So far Lisa Keen has written 35 articles.

Supreme Court Focuses in on Religion

By | 2020-05-07T17:06:26-04:00 May 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 | 2020-01-15T16:14:39-05:00 January 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 | 2019-12-23T13:35:12-05:00 December 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 | 2019-11-07T14:53:12-05:00 November 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 | 2019-11-06T16:22:33-05:00 November 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 | 2019-10-30T16:54:24-04:00 October 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 | 2019-10-14T17:14:27-04:00 October 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 | 2019-01-23T16:29:11-05:00 January 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.

Supreme Court 2018-2019 Session Busy with LGBTQ Cases

By | 2018-10-03T15:10:53-04:00 October 3rd, 2018|National, News|

Cases before the U.S. Supreme Court seem almost like an afterthought after last week’s political slugfest over the confirmation process for President Trump’s second nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. But there are several cases before the high court that are of great importance to the LGBTQ community as the high court began its 2018-2019 session this week. In fact, this session could be one of the busiest in history for LGBTQ-related concerns.

Kavanaugh Hearings: No Comment, No Comfort

By | 2018-09-12T10:51:16-04:00 September 12th, 2018|National, News|

It was the third day of a four-day confirmation hearing for federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh to join the U.S. Supreme Court before a senator really pressed hard for him to account for his commitment to equal rights for LGBTQ people. U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) started off, trying to get Kavanaugh to agree that he wouldn’t fire somebody because of the color of that person’s skin or their gender. “Of course,” Kavanaugh agreed.

Chaos Over Kavanaugh Confirmation

By | 2018-09-05T15:27:11-04:00 September 5th, 2018|National, News|

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had a look of feigned nonchalance on his face as the first protester yelled out during the second day of his confirmation hearing. The nonchalance seemed increasingly strained as [...]