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Mena Suvari Explains Writing about Kevin Spacey in New Book

Mena Suvari Explains Writing about Kevin Spacey in New Book

ENTERTAINMENT | By Alicia Rancilio | Jul 29

Mena Suvari wants to explain her reasoning for writing about Kevin Spacey on the set of their 1999 film "American Beauty" in her new book "The Great Peace" (Hachette).

Italian Rockers Maneskin Enjoy Blurring Gender Stereotypes

Italian Rockers Maneskin Enjoy Blurring Gender Stereotypes

ENTERTAINMENT | By Paolo Santalucia | Jul 29

With their androgynous outfits, in-your-face videos and what their lead singer calls "cathartic anger," they're having a blast blurring stereotypes.

SyFy's 'Chucky' to Have Gay Main Character

SyFy's 'Chucky' to Have Gay Main Character

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 29

"The Legacy of Chucky" will reportedly follow a teenager struggling with his sexuality in a suburban town.

Watch: Peter Tatchell Recalls 50+ Years of LGBTQ Activism

Watch: Peter Tatchell Recalls 50+ Years of LGBTQ Activism

NEWS | By Matthew Wexler | Jul 29

Called "the most hated man in Britain," Peter Tatchell has stood up to everyone from Margaret Thatcher and the Catholic church to Russia's oppressive government. Tatchelll recalls the drive for activism in light of a new documentary about his life.

'Country Music Made Me Gay,' Confesses John Waters at Orville Peck Concert

'Country Music Made Me Gay,' Confesses John Waters at Orville Peck Concert

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 29

When John Waters appeared onstage at a recent Colorado Orville Peck concert, he made a confession: "I hate to say this because some of you might take this the wrong way," he told the crowd, "but country music made me gay."

Watch: Reading The Bible Is Fundamental For Born Again, Ex-Gay Milo Yiannopoulos

Watch: Reading The Bible Is Fundamental For Born Again, Ex-Gay Milo Yiannopoulos

NEWS | Jul 29

"The way of the fool is right in his own eyes," reads Milos Yiannopoulos from the book of Psalms in a video posted this week on his YouTube channel. It was the line that resonated in a one-minute video to promote his newest venture.

DaBaby Tweeted this Apology After Homophobic HIV Remarks

DaBaby Tweeted this Apology After Homophobic HIV Remarks

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 28

The rapper tweeted apology saying his comments about AIDS/HIV were "insensitive" after receiving massage fans and other music artists spoke out against him, including his "Levitating" collaborator Dua Lipa.

New Research Reveals Cognition Disparities Among Transgender and Non-Binary Adults

New Research Reveals Cognition Disparities Among Transgender and Non-Binary Adults

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 28

New research presented at this year's Alzheimer's Association International Conference suggests that trans and non-binary people suffer higher rates of subjective cognitive decline

Fish-Out-of-Water Chasten Finds DC 'Almost Unaffordable' & 'Inauthentic'

Fish-Out-of-Water Chasten Finds DC 'Almost Unaffordable' & 'Inauthentic'

NEWS | Jul 28

Chasten Buttigieg was a hit on the campaign trail, but now that he's landed in DC he is something of a fish out of water.

Anti-LGBTQ Hong Kong Lawmaker Attacks Gay Romantic Comedy TV Series

Anti-LGBTQ Hong Kong Lawmaker Attacks Gay Romantic Comedy TV Series

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 28

A pro-Beijing, anti-LGBTQ Hong Kong lawmaker described claims that a 15-episode TV comedy about a gay male triangle violates a draconian Chinese security law.

News

State Lawmakers Work to Strip Old 'Whites Only' Covenants

State Lawmakers Work to Strip Old 'Whites Only' Covenants

NEWS | By Susan Haigh | Jul 29

While the U.S. Supreme Court in 1948 ruled racially restrictive housing covenants unenforceable, many remain on paper today and can be difficult to remove.

Entertainment

'Arthur' to End on PBS Kids after 25-Season Stint

'Arthur' to End on PBS Kids after 25-Season Stint

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 29

PBS Kids plans to end the long-running children's series after 25 seasons, said an original developer of the show during a podcast released Wednesday. The final season will air in 2022.

Business

Delivery Apps Expand Reach to Meet Customer Demands

Delivery Apps Expand Reach to Meet Customer Demands

BUSINESS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 29

Spurred by skyrocketing consumer demand during the pandemic, restaurant delivery companies like DoorDash and Uber Eats are expanding their services.

Finance

When It Can be a Good Idea to Co-Sign for Your Young Adult

When It Can be a Good Idea to Co-Sign for Your Young Adult

FINANCE | By Ben O'Shea, Nerdwallet | Jul 29

If you're the parent of a young adult, you may be asked to co-sign for a car loan or an apartment lease. Before you agree, know what's at stake.

Cars

Tesla Reaches Milestone with First $1B Quarterly Profit

Tesla Reaches Milestone with First $1B Quarterly Profit

CARS | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 27

Tesla's quarterly profit has surpassed $1 billion for the first time thanks to the electric car pioneer's ability to navigate through a pandemic-driven computer chip shortage.

Health/Fitness

New CDC Guidelines Set off Rush to Reimpose Mask Mandates

New CDC Guidelines Set off Rush to Reimpose Mask Mandates

HEALTH/FITNESS | Jul 29

New guidance from the federal government set off mask rules across the nation Wednesday as cities, states, schools and businesses raced to restore mandates and others pushed back.

Travel

Provincetown COVID Update: New Indoor Mask Mandate Imposed

Provincetown COVID Update: New Indoor Mask Mandate Imposed

TRAVEL | Jul 27

With COVID-19 cases contracted in Provincetown — many of which described as "breakthrough" cases — town officials imposed stronger guidelines at an emergency meeting on Sunday.

Nightlife

Boston Club To Enforce COVID Vaccination Requirement for Entry

Boston Club To Enforce COVID Vaccination Requirement for Entry

NIGHTLIFE | Jul 27

In what may be the first move for LGBTQ businesses in Boston, Jacques' Cabaret — a popular nightclub that caters to drag performers — announced that it has made changes to its COVID-19 protocols, which requires proof of vaccination.