Drain became a member of the Church at the age of 15 when her father moved the family to Kansas to live in their compound. She’s now selling a memoir of the story (written with Lisa Pulitzer): Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church.
Read her NOH8 statement here.
- The family of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail cell in July three days after she was detained during a traffic stop, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court.
- Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean have exceeded 2,000, making 2015 the deadliest year for people trying to reach Europe, according to the International Organization for Migration.
- Fox News has announced the 10 Republican candidates who will participate in the first debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Thursday.