LGBTQ News and More

Colorado Baker Loses Appeal over Transgender Birthday Cake

Colorado Baker Loses Appeal over Transgender Birthday Cake

NEWS | By Colleen Slevin | Jan 27

The Colorado baker who won a partial Supreme Court victory after refusing to make a gay couple's wedding cake because of his Christian faith lost his latest appeal, involving his rejection to make birthday cake celebrating a gender transition.

Elton John Concert Canceled Due to Wild New Zealand Weather

Elton John Concert Canceled Due to Wild New Zealand Weather

NEWS | By Nick Perry | Jan 27

Torrential rain and wild weather in Auckland on Friday caused disruptions throughout the city and an Elton John concert to be canceled just before it was due to start.

45-Year Sentence Given for 2020 Attack on Gay Louisiana Man

45-Year Sentence Given for 2020 Attack on Gay Louisiana Man

NEWS | Jan 27

A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the kidnapping and grisly knife attack on a teen in 2020 — part of what federal authorities said was a scheme to kidnap and murder gay men.

Reports Claim George Santos Competed and Lost as Miss Gay Rio de Janeiro

Reports Claim George Santos Competed and Lost as Miss Gay Rio de Janeiro

NEWS | Jan 26

It appears that George Santos' drag career was more than a one-off: He is said to have competed as Miss Rio De Janeiro in 2008.

Sam Smith Kicked Off Tinder and Hinge for Mistaken Identity

Sam Smith Kicked Off Tinder and Hinge for Mistaken Identity

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jan 26

Tinder and Hinger service managers apparently didn't believe Sam Smith was actually Sam Smith and kicked them off.

EDGE Rewind: 'QAF' Star Johnny Sibilly Teases Fans with Underwear Pic on IG

EDGE Rewind: 'QAF' Star Johnny Sibilly Teases Fans with Underwear Pic on IG

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 26

When did Johnny Sibilly become Hollywood's leading out actor?

14 'Drag Race' Stars Who Define Trade

14 'Drag Race' Stars Who Define Trade

ENTERTAINMENT | By Timothy Rawles | Jan 26

Pit Crew, beware! We are looking at some "RuPaul's Drag Race" stars who define trade.

Who Is the Handsomest Man in the World?

Who Is the Handsomest Man in the World?

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 26

A British doctor has applied Ancient Greek math theories to determine who the handsomest men in the world are. Here are his top 10.

'Real Friends of WeHo' Bombs in Ratings. People Tune Out After 'RPDR'

'Real Friends of WeHo' Bombs in Ratings. People Tune Out After 'RPDR'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jan 26

'RPDR" would seem to have been. a perfect lead-in for "Real Friends of WeHo." But many tuned out MTV's newest reality series.

Review: 'By the Queen' Brilliantly Brings Shakespeare's Queen Margaret to Life
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Review: 'By the Queen' Brilliantly Brings Shakespeare's Queen Margaret to Life

ENTERTAINMENT | By Will Demers | Jan 25

Once again Trinity Repertory Company examines Shakespeare; but this time is quite different. Taking a strong female character that appears in no less than four plays sounds like a daunting task. But they succeed brilliantly with "By the Queen."

News

Tony Dungy's Apologies for 'Litterboxes in School Restrooms' Claim Slammed

Tony Dungy's Apologies for 'Litterboxes in School Restrooms' Claim Slammed

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 26

NBC sports commentator Tony Dungy issued apologies after tweeting (then deleting) a claim about litter boxes in school restrooms for students who "identify" as cats, but his apologies fell short for many.

Entertainment

Review: 'Close' Shows the Dangers of Homophobia

Review: 'Close' Shows the Dangers of Homophobia

ENTERTAINMENT | By Megan Kearns | Jan 27

Gay director Lukas Dhont's restrained coming-of-age film examines the intimacy of friendship and dangerous ramifications of homophobia and toxic masculinity, causing a metamorphic rift between two friends.

Business

Elon Musk's Tweeting Style Seizes Spotlight in Tesla Trial

Elon Musk's Tweeting Style Seizes Spotlight in Tesla Trial

BUSINESS | By Michael Liedtke | Jan 26

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's impulsive and sometimes inflammatory usage of Twitter took center stage Wednesday in a trial focused on whether he misled investors with 2018 tweets.

Technology

AI Wildfire Detection Bill Gets Initial Approval in Colorado

AI Wildfire Detection Bill Gets Initial Approval in Colorado

TECHNOLOGY | By Jesse Bedayn | Jan 27

Colorado lawmakers are considering joining other Western states by adopting artificial intelligence in the hopes of detecting blazes before they burn out of control.

Finance

Goldman Sachs Signals Partial Retreat from Consumer Banking

Goldman Sachs Signals Partial Retreat from Consumer Banking

FINANCE | By Ken Sweet | Jan 26

Goldman has signaled a partial retreat by scrapping plans for a checking account broadly available to the public and mothballing its personal loan business.

Cars

Tesla Says Its 4Q Profit Rose 59%, Expects Strong Demand

Tesla Says Its 4Q Profit Rose 59%, Expects Strong Demand

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Jan 26

Tesla on Wednesday posted record net income in the fourth quarter of last year, and the company predicted that additional software-related profits will keep its margins higher than any other automaker.

Style

Couture Season Ends with Clubbing, Celebrity, and Glamour

Couture Season Ends with Clubbing, Celebrity, and Glamour

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 27

The experimentalism and audacity of 1980s club kids inspired Valentino, one of the last high-octane shows of this Paris Fashion Week couture season.

Health/Fitness

FDA's Advisers Back Plan to Simplify COVID-19 Vaccinations

FDA's Advisers Back Plan to Simplify COVID-19 Vaccinations

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Lauran Neergaard | Jan 27

The U.S. is poised to make COVID-19 vaccinations more like a yearly flu shot, a major shift in strategy despite a long list of questions about how to best protect against a still rapidly mutating virus.

Travel

U.S. Investigating December Flight Cancellations at Southwest

U.S. Investigating December Flight Cancellations at Southwest

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jan 26

The U.S. Transportation Department is investigating whether Southwest Airlines deceived customers by knowingly scheduling more flights in late December than it realistically could handle.