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Ahead of New Album 'Blue Banisters,' We Rank Lana Del Rey's Discography

Ahead of New Album 'Blue Banisters,' We Rank Lana Del Rey's Discography

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 20

We're ranking Lana Del Rey's albums ahead of her new album "Blue Banisters," which arrives Friday.

US Gov't Targeted Canadian WWE Hall of Famer for Deportation, Fearing He Might be Gay

US Gov't Targeted Canadian WWE Hall of Famer for Deportation, Fearing He Might be Gay

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 20

The United States government had WWE great Pat Patterson in its sights for deportation in the 1960s because, newly uncovered documents indicate, there were fears that he might be gay.

'THTH' star Harry Jowsey Apologizes for Homophobic Slur Against James Charles

'THTH' star Harry Jowsey Apologizes for Homophobic Slur Against James Charles

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 20

"Too Hot to Handle" star Harry Jowsey apologized for a homophobic comment he made about popular YouTube personality James Charles.

Superman's Not the First Bisexual Hero, But He'll Bring Hope to LGBTQ+ Fans

Superman's Not the First Bisexual Hero, But He'll Bring Hope to LGBTQ+ Fans

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 20

The new Superman storyline allows bisexual teens to see themselves reflected in a world-famous character.

Our 12 Favorite Thirst-Trapping Fashion Models

Our 12 Favorite Thirst-Trapping Fashion Models

STYLE | By Andrew Villagomez | Oct 20

This year's fashion shows revealed a roster of eye-catching models that celebrate diversity and beauty in all its forms.

'Handmaid's Tale' Novelist Margaret Atwood Sparks Twitter Firestorm with 'Transphobic' Share

'Handmaid's Tale' Novelist Margaret Atwood Sparks Twitter Firestorm with 'Transphobic' Share

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 20

Margaret Atwood, whose 1985 novel "The Handmaid's Tale" is the basis for the dystopian Hulu drama, sparked a Twitter uproar when she shared an op-ed piece about gender-neutral language.

Across Africa, Major Churches Strongly Oppose LGBTQ+ Rights

Across Africa, Major Churches Strongly Oppose LGBTQ+ Rights

NEWS | By Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu, Chinedu Asadu, Rodney Muhumuza and Mogomotsi Magome | Oct 20

Ghana, considered more respectful of human rights than most African countries, faces scrutiny due to a bill in Parliament that would impose prison sentences ranging from three to 10 years for people identifying as LGBTQ or supporting the community.

Judge Refuses to Suppress Video Evidence in Josh Duggar Case

Judge Refuses to Suppress Video Evidence in Josh Duggar Case

NEWS | Oct 20

A federal judge has denied motions to suppress video evidence found on electronic devices that were seized from former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who is facing child pornography charges.

Rachel Levine, Highest Ranking Trans Gov't Official, Sworn in as Four-Star Officer

Rachel Levine, Highest Ranking Trans Gov't Official, Sworn in as Four-Star Officer

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 20

Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine — already the nation's highest-ranking openly transgender official — won a further distinction when she was promoted to the rank of Admiral on Oct. 14.

Netflix Co-CEO Reed Hastings Won't Talk About Dave Chappelle Controversy

Netflix Co-CEO Reed Hastings Won't Talk About Dave Chappelle Controversy

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 20

Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings does not want to talk about the company's ongoing controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle's comedy special "The Closer."

News

In Cuba, Divisions Over Law to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

In Cuba, Divisions Over Law to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

NEWS | By Andrea Rodríguez | Oct 19

Cuba's socialist government recently published a draft Family Law and asked for public comment ahead of a referendum, creating an unusually public clash over policy on the island where Pentecostal churches have been growing.

Entertainment

Review: 'Dune' a Mesmerizing, Absorbing Spectacle

Review: 'Dune' a Mesmerizing, Absorbing Spectacle

ENTERTAINMENT | By Megan Kearns | Oct 20

Denis Villeneuve's mesmerizing, gorgeous adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel stars a great cast. Ambitious and absorbing, it explores politics, colonialism, oppression, and power dynamics.

Business

MTV: Europe Music Awards to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Laws

MTV: Europe Music Awards to Counter Hungary's Anti-Gay Laws

BUSINESS | By Lindsey Bahr | Oct 19

The MTV Europe Music Awards will be held Nov. 14 in Hungary, the network said Tuesday, reaffirming and defending the location despite the country's recent passage of legislation widely condemned as anti-LGBTQ.

Technology

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

'As Seen on TikTok' is the New 'As Seen on TV'

TECHNOLOGY | By Joseph Pisani | Oct 14

Near the Twizzlers and Sour Patch Kids at It'Sugar are random items — fidget toys, fruit-shaped soft jelly candies — that earned a spot on the candy store's shelves because they went viral on TikTok.

Finance

How to Crush Medical Debt: 5 Tips for Using Hospital Charity Care

How to Crush Medical Debt: 5 Tips for Using Hospital Charity Care

FINANCE | By Emily Pisacreta | Oct 20

The Affordable Care Act requires nonprofit hospitals to make financial assistance available to low-income patients and post those policies online.

Cars

Edmunds: The Five to Drive in 2022 are Worth the Wait

Edmunds: The Five to Drive in 2022 are Worth the Wait

CARS | By Ryan ZumMallen, Edmunds | Oct 16

There are a number of new models on the horizon that promise big improvements. Here are five of them coming out in the next three to six months that Edmunds' experts believe will be worth the wait.

Travel

Hawaii's Governor Welcomes Travelers as COVID Counts Drop

Hawaii's Governor Welcomes Travelers as COVID Counts Drop

TRAVEL | By Audrey McAvoy | Oct 20

Hawaii's COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations have declined to the point where the islands are ready to welcome travelers once again, the governor said Tuesday.

Nightlife

Treat Yourself to a Pleasure Trip with Tracy's Dog® Turboo

Treat Yourself to a Pleasure Trip with Tracy's Dog® Turboo

NIGHTLIFE | Oct 18

Just because you are in the middle of staying healthy and safe during the pandemic does not mean you have to forget about your sex life; you are your safest sex partner, and this toy can help you become your best partner, too.