After the cancellation of hundreds of Pride parades this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, national Pride networks have come together for a new digital Global Pride day Saturday to unite people worldwide in celebration and support.
Demonstrators turned out in Warsaw and other Polish cities Saturday to protest anti-LGBT movement. These views are being promoted by the government as well as the detention of pro-LGBT protesters. “You will not lock all of us up!” people chanted at a protest in Warsaw that drew thousands. Most wore masks for the coronavirus pandemic as well, according to reports at HuffPost. Similar protests took place in Krakow, Lublin, Wroclaw and other places.
The Hallmark Channel is making it's annual holiday movie celebration more inclusive this year. According to CNN, "Countdown to Christmas" and "Miracles of Christmas" lineups will include LGBTQ narratives. The announcement came days after the channel was called out online for not including LGBTQ movies in their lineup. The network responded to upset viewers by assuring them that new content will include better LGBTQ representation.
Holiday movies on the Hallmark Channel are about to get more inclusive. Producers are currently negotiating the inclusion of LGBTQ centered films in the networks annual “Countdown to Christmas”. Producers are also hoping to get the movies included in the channel's “Miracles of Christmas” lineup. The move towards inclusion came after the channel was hit with online criticism aimed at their 40 new Christmas movies. According to HuffPost, none of the 40 movies announced were LGBTQ-inclusive.
George Ball, now CEO of Sanders Morris Harris, says Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies could soon become sought after as a safe-haven asset. He tells Fred Katayama why he thinks many wealthy investors or traders will consider buying them after Labor Day.
U.S. retail sales in July increased less than expected as consumers cut back on purchases of motor vehicles. As Fred Katayama reports, it could slow further in the months ahead amid spiraling new COVID-19 infections and a reduction in unemployment benefit checks.
The S&P 500 ended slightly lower Thursday after briefly trading above its record closing high level for a second day, and the Dow also fell in the wake of a disappointing forecast from Cisco Systems. Fred Katayama reports.