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LGBTQ+ Advocates, Women Worry in Italy after Meloni's Win

LGBTQ+ Advocates, Women Worry in Italy after Meloni's Win

NEWS | By Frances D'Emilio and Trisha Thomas | Sep 28

Swept away by Italian elections that may see Giorgia Meloni soon form the nation's first far-right-led government since World War II were veterans of successful battles for civil rights, as well as lawmakers struggling for freedoms like same-sex marriage.

Virginia Students Protest Youngkin Transgender Policies

Virginia Students Protest Youngkin Transgender Policies

NEWS | By Sarah Rankin and Matthew Barakat | Sep 28

Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed changes to the state's guidance on transgender student policies, revisions that would roll back some accommodations.

Billy Eichner Made a Great Rom-com. Now it's Audiences' Turn

Billy Eichner Made a Great Rom-com. Now it's Audiences' Turn

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Sep 28

In the whistle-stop lead-up to the release of "Bros," Eichner has worked tirelessly to whip audiences into a frenzy for a film unlike any Hollywood has before produced.

Student who Sued Military over HIV Policy Settles Case

Student who Sued Military over HIV Policy Settles Case

NEWS | By Mark Pratt | Sep 28

A student at a military college who sued after he was deemed unfit for service because he tested positive for HIV has settled his lawsuit and plans to pursue his dream of becoming an Army officer.

Shakira to Face Trial for Tax Fraud in Spain

Shakira to Face Trial for Tax Fraud in Spain

NEWS | Sep 27

A Spanish judge on Tuesday approved a trial for Colombian pop singer Shakira on charges of tax fraud.

Watch: Minnesota Timberwolves Guard Anthony Edwards Apologizes for Homophobic Comments

Watch: Minnesota Timberwolves Guard Anthony Edwards Apologizes for Homophobic Comments

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 27

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards said he will do "whatever it takes to make it right" with the LGBTQ community and Minnesota Timberwolves fans.

'American Horror Story' Season 11 Title and Returning Cast Revealed

'American Horror Story' Season 11 Title and Returning Cast Revealed

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 27

The long running show reportedly plans to take on the Big Apple in its 11th season, premiering in Oct. 19.

Lea Michele's Out 'Glee' Castmate Kevin McHale: No Plans to See Lea in 'Funny Girl'

Lea Michele's Out 'Glee' Castmate Kevin McHale: No Plans to See Lea in 'Funny Girl'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 27

Lea Michele may be killing it in "Funny Girl," but her openly gay former "Glee" castmate Kevin McHale hasn't rushed out to buy a ticket. In fact, he said he has no plans to attend the show.

Transgender Deputy Suing Georgia County Goes to Trial
Provincetown, MA

Transgender Deputy Suing Georgia County Goes to Trial

NEWS | Sep 27

A sheriff's deputy returned to court Monday for a civil trial seeking monetary damages from the Georgia county that employs her after a federal judge ruled her bosses illegally denied the deputy health coverage for gender-confirmation surgery.

Review: Play Explores Batman's Creator
Provincetown, MA

Review: Play Explores Batman's Creator

NEWS | By Joe Siegel | Sep 26

Who created Batman? The play "Bill Finger: Rise of the Bat" suggests there was more than one creator.

News

LGBTQ+-Friendly Church OK with Getting Southern Baptist Boot

LGBTQ+-Friendly Church OK with Getting Southern Baptist Boot

NEWS | By Peter Smith | Sep 27

The College Park church found itself in the news last week when the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee voted to remove it from its rolls because of its "open affirmation, approval and endorsement of homosexual behavior."

Business

Starbucks Says It Wants Union Bargaining to Begin

Starbucks Says It Wants Union Bargaining to Begin

BUSINESS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Sep 27

Starbucks said Monday that it wants to start contract negotiations next month at hundreds of U.S. stores that have voted to unionize.

Technology

UK: TikTok May Face Big Fine over Children's Data Protection

UK: TikTok May Face Big Fine over Children's Data Protection

TECHNOLOGY | Sep 27

TikTok could face a 27 million-pound ($29 million) fine in the U.K. over a possible breach of U.K. data protection law by failing to protect children's privacy when they are using the video-sharing platform.

Finance

Fed Officials Call for More Rate Hikes to Fight Inflation

Fed Officials Call for More Rate Hikes to Fight Inflation

FINANCE | By Christopher Rugaber | Sep 27

The Federal Reserve will have to keep boosting its benchmark interest rate to a point that raises unemployment and gets inflation down from unusually high levels, two officials said in separate remarks Monday.

Cars

GM spending $760M to Convert Toledo Factory to Make EV Parts

GM spending $760M to Convert Toledo Factory to Make EV Parts

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Sep 26

General Motors says it will spend $760 million to renovate its transmission factory in Toledo, Ohio, so it can build drive lines for electric vehicles.

Style

Recreating Marilyn Monroe's Iconic Outfits in 'Blonde'

Recreating Marilyn Monroe's Iconic Outfits in 'Blonde'

STYLE | By Lindsey Bahr | Sep 27

Marilyn Monroe's on-screen costumes are almost as iconic as her. Think of the hot pink strapless gown she wore to sing "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." Or the white halter cocktail dress that billowed up over a subway grate in "The Seven Year Itch."

Health/Fitness

Teen Interest in Long-Lasting Birth Control Soars after Roe

Teen Interest in Long-Lasting Birth Control Soars after Roe

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Heather Hollingsworth | Sep 27

Experts say the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling appears to be accelerating a trend of increased birth control use among teens, including long-acting reversible forms like implants.

Travel

White House: New Rule will Show 'True Cost' of Plane Tickets

White House: New Rule will Show 'True Cost' of Plane Tickets

TRAVEL | By Seung Min Kim and David Koenig | Sep 27

President Joe Biden announced a new initiative Monday that would eventually allow consumers to see a more complete price on airline tickets — including baggage and change fees — before they buy.

Nightlife

Folsom Street Fair 2022

Folsom Street Fair 2022

NIGHTLIFE | By photo by Steven Underhill | Sep 26

Kink in all its glory hit the South of Market streets for the annual Folsom Street Fair on Sept. 25. Attendees dressed in leather, rubber, fetish gear, drag — and for some not dressed in much at all — enjoyed strutting their kinky garb.