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2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 25

2020 was the deadliest year for murderous anti-trans violence, claiming 44 victims. 2021 is on the verge of equalling — or surpassing — that grim total.

Casting Call — Same-Sex Actors in Queer Love Stories

Casting Call — Same-Sex Actors in Queer Love Stories

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Oct 25

What same-sex actors would you like to see in gay love stories?

Jason Sudeikis Finds New Role in SNL Sketch 'Mellen,' Parodying Ellen DeGeneres

Jason Sudeikis Finds New Role in SNL Sketch 'Mellen,' Parodying Ellen DeGeneres

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 25

Ever wondered what "Ellen" would be like with a dose of testosterone? Jason Sudeikis offered a glimpse with his "Saturday Night Live" sketch in which he starred as "Mellen - the Male Ellen!"

Watch: 'Riverdale' Star K.J. Apa Wants to Unleash Drag Persona 'Fifi' on 'Drag Race'

Watch: 'Riverdale' Star K.J. Apa Wants to Unleash Drag Persona 'Fifi' on 'Drag Race'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 25

Will fans of "RuPaul's Drag Race" be tuning in someday to see "Fifi" — the feminine alter-ego of "Riverdale" star K.J. Apa — strutting her stuff? The Kiwi actor says he'd love to be on the show.

Russia President Vladimir Putin Calls Gender Fluidity 'Monstrous'

Russia President Vladimir Putin Calls Gender Fluidity 'Monstrous'

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 25

Russia's leader Vladimir Putin recently compared teaching gender fluidity to a "crime against humanity" during the Valdai International Discussion Club think tank.

Twitter Suspends Indiana Rep. Jim Banks' Account for Misgendering Trans Official

Twitter Suspends Indiana Rep. Jim Banks' Account for Misgendering Trans Official

NEWS | Oct 25

Twitter suspended an Indiana congressman's official account after removing a post about a transgender Biden administration official over a violation of the social media company's rules.

Mel Groves is 41st Known Victim of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence in 2021

Mel Groves is 41st Known Victim of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence in 2021

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 25

Mel Groves, 25, a Black transgender man, died of gunshot wounds in Jackson, Mississippi on Oct. 11. He is the 41st trans or gender-nonconforming victim of lethal violence this year.

First Steps Made in Congress to Honor Pop Superstar Prince

First Steps Made in Congress to Honor Pop Superstar Prince

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Oct 25

Minnesota's Congressional delegation on Monday is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to pop superstar Prince, citing his "indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture."

James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther on 'Friends,' Dies

James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther on 'Friends,' Dies

NEWS | Oct 25

James Michael Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on "Friends," has died. He was 59.

What Makes a Great LGBTQ+ Travel Destination?

What Makes a Great LGBTQ+ Travel Destination?

TRAVEL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 25

As a demographic, LGBTQ+ people like to travel — that's a fact. But what's less objective, and more subject to debate and individual circumstance and preference, is where we like to go, and why.

News

Florida's Top Doctor Refuses Mask, is Told to Leave Building

Florida's Top Doctor Refuses Mask, is Told to Leave Building

NEWS | By Adriana Gomez Licon | Oct 25

Florida's surgeon general was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed.

Entertainment

Review: Ben Whishaw Gives a Tour de Force Performance in Director Aneil Karia's Stylish Thriller 'Surge'

Review: Ben Whishaw Gives a Tour de Force Performance in Director Aneil Karia's Stylish Thriller 'Surge'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lewis Whittington | Oct 25

Aneil Karia uses cinema verite elements to make this debut feature a sweaty, claustrophobic character study. Ben Whishaw's intense performance, is simultaneously revealing and enigmatic.

Business

Vaccine Mandates Create Conflict with Defiant Workers

Vaccine Mandates Create Conflict with Defiant Workers

BUSINESS | By David Sharp, Mike Catalini, and Stefanie Dazio | Oct 24

A small but significant number of American workers are deciding whether to quit their jobs and careers in defiance of what they consider intrusive edicts that affect their freedoms.

Technology

What the Metaverse is and How It Will Work

What the Metaverse is and How It Will Work

TECHNOLOGY | By Kelvin Chan and Matt O'Brien | Oct 24

The term "metaverse" seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-term visions. But what is it?

Finance

PPP is Gone, but Government Help for Small Businesses Isn't

PPP is Gone, but Government Help for Small Businesses Isn't

FINANCE | By Randa Kriss | Oct 21

Here are some of the government funding options that are still available to help small businesses in the time of COVID — and how to get them.

Cars

Edmunds: Volkswagen Taos vs. Chevrolet Trailblazer

Edmunds: Volkswagen Taos vs. Chevrolet Trailblazer

CARS | Oct 23

These entry-level crossovers provide lots of utility in a relatively small package and offer many features found in larger SUVs. Cutting back on size doesn't mean cutting back on convenience.

Style

Aromatherapy Spray Linked to U.S. Deaths Faces Recall

Aromatherapy Spray Linked to U.S. Deaths Faces Recall

STYLE | By Mike Stobbe | Oct 24

U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease even though none had traveled internationally.

Health/Fitness

Watch: Texas Removed LGBTQ Youth Webpage after Governor Candidate Called them 'Offensive'

Watch: Texas Removed LGBTQ Youth Webpage after Governor Candidate Called them 'Offensive'

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 23

The state of Texas removed two LGBTQ resource pages from the Department of Family and Protective Services' website after Republican governor candidate Don Huffines called them "offensive."

Travel

Boo! Thousands Crowd New Orleans Streets for 1st Parade

Boo! Thousands Crowd New Orleans Streets for 1st Parade

TRAVEL | By Rebecca Santana | Oct 24

High school bands played, costumed marching groups danced, and float riders threw beads to the thousands of people who turned out for New Orleans' first big parade since COVID pandemic hit.