Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday spoke in support of an LGBT Pride Month event that the Justice Department will hold next week that will honor Gavin Grimm, the transgender teen at the heart of the transgender bathroom debate.
The U.S. Census Bureau has never asked Americans about sexual orientation and gender identity. Last year, though, requests for that data came from more than 75 members of Congress and multiple federal agencies.
Still, the Census Bureau concluded "there was no federal data need" to collect this information, the bureau's outgoing director, John Thompson, wrote in March.
A document obtained by NPR through a Freedom of Information Act request, however, reveals that the Department of Housing and Urban Development told the bureau that there indeed was a need.
Conservative activists are expressing disappointment that the Trump administration is continuing President Obama’s sexual revolution agenda for the military by, among other moves, hosting an LGBT pride celebration on Monday at the Pentagon.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday approved a generic version of Truvada, Gilead Sciences of Foster City, California's blockbuster drug for HIV treatment and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which, when taken as prescribed, lowers the chances of people at high risk for HIV from contracting the disease.