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Gay WH Staffer Said President Biden Gave Him Courage to Come Out

Gay WH Staffer Said President Biden Gave Him Courage to Come Out

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22

A gay Wisconsin man who said President Biden gave him the courage to come out will manage the President's social media accounts.

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Iris Samuels | Jan 22

There are bills in more than a dozen states where lawmakers are proposing restrictions on athletics or gender-confirming health care for trans minors this year.

Alice Hoagland, Gay Rugby Icon's Mother and 9/11 Activist, Dies

Alice Hoagland, Gay Rugby Icon's Mother and 9/11 Activist, Dies

NEWS | By Jeff McMillan | Jan 22

Alice Hoagland, a beloved figure of the gay rugby movement that her own son, Mark Bingham, helped set in motion shortly before he perished in the 2001 terrorist attacks as one of the heroes of Flight 93, has died at 71.

Biden Revokes Trump Order Banning Some Diversity Training

Biden Revokes Trump Order Banning Some Diversity Training

NEWS | By Alexandra Olson | Jan 22

Civil rights groups on Thursday celebrated President Joe Biden's swift revocation of a Trump administration order that had banned federal agencies, contractors and recipients of federal funding from conducting certain diversity training.

Mr. Man Reveals the Decade's Most-Searched Celebrity Men

Mr. Man Reveals the Decade's Most-Searched Celebrity Men

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 22

In a release this week, Mr. Man, the popular celebrity male nudity site, revealed the site's top searched actors of every year since its inception in 2013.

Cayman Island Police Speak with Armie Hammer about Video with Red-bottomed Friend

Cayman Island Police Speak with Armie Hammer about Video with Red-bottomed Friend

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 22

Armie Hammer's very bad 2021 just got a little bit worse when it was revealed that Grand Cayman police spoke to Hammer, 34, last Friday over the inappropriate footage of a woman on his private account.

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Nominee, Vows to Protect LGBTQ Rights

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Nominee, Vows to Protect LGBTQ Rights

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22

Antony Blinken, President Biden's pick for Secretary of State, said on Tuesday he would immediately appoint an LGBTQI, allow U.S. embassies to fly the Pride flag, and make a formal repudiation of the "Commission on Unalienable Rights."

Two Organizers of Boston's 2019 Straight Pride Parade Arrested for Participating in Capitol Riot

Two Organizers of Boston's 2019 Straight Pride Parade Arrested for Participating in Capitol Riot

NEWS | Jan 22

Two members of the group behind Boston's 2019 Straight Pride Parade were arrested for participating in the Capitol insurrection.

Bond Film 'No Time to Die' Delayed Again because of Virus

Bond Film 'No Time to Die' Delayed Again because of Virus

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 22

It's still not time for "No Time to Die."

Dave Chappelle Tests Positive for COVID-19; Shows Canceled

Dave Chappelle Tests Positive for COVID-19; Shows Canceled

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 22

Dave Chappelle tested positive for the coronavirus just before his comedy show scheduled for Thursday, forcing his upcoming appearances to be canceled, a spokeswoman said.

News

CNN, MSNBC Viewers Flip for Biden; Fox Audience Slumps

CNN, MSNBC Viewers Flip for Biden; Fox Audience Slumps

NEWS | By David Bauder | Jan 22

Nothing illustrates the political passions of a television network's audience quite like ratings for a presidential inaugural.

Entertainment

Dustin Diamond Undergoing Chemotherapy Treatments for Cancer

Dustin Diamond Undergoing Chemotherapy Treatments for Cancer

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 22

Original "Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond has begun undergoing chemotherapy treatments after being diagnosed with cancer, according to his representative.

Technology

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

TECHNOLOGY | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21

Within hours of President Joe Biden's inauguration, the White House website suddenly offered users the option of specifying their pronouns . Equality advocates hailed the sign as a hopeful early step.

Cars

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

CARS | By Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher | Jan 21

The CEO of Stellantis, the carmaker created from the merger of PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, said Tuesday that the tie-up will help preserve jobs, factories and the 14 storied brands.

Style

Mixologist Fanny Chu on the Future of Queer Cocktail Culture

Mixologist Fanny Chu on the Future of Queer Cocktail Culture

STYLE | By Kelsy Chauvin | Jan 21

Award-winning and out mixologist Fanny Chu shares her thoughts on the future of queer spaces for craft cocktails, along with tips to elevate your home bar.

Health/Fitness

Lucky Few Hit COVID-19 Vaccine Jackpot for Rare Extra Doses

Lucky Few Hit COVID-19 Vaccine Jackpot for Rare Extra Doses

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Bernard Condon, Candice Choi, Matt Sedensky | Jan 22

With millions of Americans waiting for their chance to get the coronavirus vaccine, a lucky few are getting bumped to the front of the line as clinics scramble to get rid of extra, perishable doses at the end of the day.

Travel

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

TRAVEL | By Hope Yen | Jan 21

"We need to build our economy back, better than ever, and the Department of Transportation can play a central role in this," the 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, intends to tell the Senate Commerce Committee.

Nightlife

In Protest, Oldest Amsterdam Gay Bar Adopts New Name - Ikea

In Protest, Oldest Amsterdam Gay Bar Adopts New Name - Ikea

NIGHTLIFE | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21

The new owners of Amsterdam's oldest gay bar have made a surprising change: The sign that used to read "Spijkerbar" now sports the name and logo of the furniture store Ikea.