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'UK Drag Race's' Crystal Wants to Share What Makes Her Queer

'UK Drag Race's' Crystal Wants to Share What Makes Her Queer

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 26

Crystal, one of the contestants from the first season of "RuPaul's Drag Race UK," premiered a new podcast where she explores with her guests the things that make them queer.

South Dakota Lawmakers Revive Bill Decried by LGBTQ Groups

South Dakota Lawmakers Revive Bill Decried by LGBTQ Groups

NEWS | By Stephen Groves | Jan 26

South Dakota Republican lawmakers on Tuesday revived a proposed law that would ban people from changing the sex designation on their birth certificates, even after a House committee rejected the bill.

In Unusual Deal, 'Modern Family' to Stream on Both Hulu and Peacock Next Month

In Unusual Deal, 'Modern Family' to Stream on Both Hulu and Peacock Next Month

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 26

All eleven seasons of "Modern Family" will be available next month on both Disney's Hulu and NBCUniversal's Peacock in what appears to be a unique and unusual deal.

Jared Leto Recalls Entering Pandemic 'Zombie Apocalypse' on Tonight Show

Jared Leto Recalls Entering Pandemic 'Zombie Apocalypse' on Tonight Show

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 26

On Monday, the "Dallas Buyers Club" star recalled to Jimmy Fallon what it was like entering into the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Never Rarely' Tops Spirit Awards, 'Da 5 Bloods' Leads NBRs

'Never Rarely' Tops Spirit Awards, 'Da 5 Bloods' Leads NBRs

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Jan 26

The teen abortion drama "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" landed a leading seven nominations, Chadwick Boseman was posthumously nominated and women dominated the best director category in the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations announced Tuesday.

Elliot Page Files for Divorce from Wife After 3 Years of Marriage

Elliot Page Files for Divorce from Wife After 3 Years of Marriage

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 26

TMZ is reporting that Elliot Page has filed divorce from his wife Emma Portner after marrying three years ago.

Gay Trumper Brandon Straka Arrested for Participating in Capitol Insurrection

Gay Trumper Brandon Straka Arrested for Participating in Capitol Insurrection

NEWS | Jan 26

Gay Trump supporter Brandon Straka was arrested as part of the Capitol insurrection three weeks ago.

Pam Ann Is Back in the Air with New Show 'Pamdemic'

Pam Ann Is Back in the Air with New Show 'Pamdemic'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Jan 26

Performer Pam Ann has built her unique comedy on air travel, but with the restrictions and anxiety brought on by the pandemic, she has not been able to travel or perform. That comes to end on Jan. 28 when she brings her newest show "Pamdemic" to Florida.

Despite JK Rowling Controversy, 'Harry Potter' TV Series Could Come to HBO Max

Despite JK Rowling Controversy, 'Harry Potter' TV Series Could Come to HBO Max

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 26

HBO Max is in the midst of "exploratory conversations" regarding a spinoff series set in the "Harry Potter" universe. Pushback has already begun.

Watch: After Coming Out, JoJo Siwa Says Her House was 'Swatted'

Watch: After Coming Out, JoJo Siwa Says Her House was 'Swatted'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 26

YouTube and social media sensation JoJo Siwa came out as a member of the LGBTQ community last week (she hasn't opened up about how she identifies), but the happy occasion was tainted, thanks to Internet trolls who "swatted" the 17-year-old star.

News

Mossimo Giannulli Loses Bid to Finish Prison Term at Home

Mossimo Giannulli Loses Bid to Finish Prison Term at Home

NEWS | By Alanna Durkin Richer | Jan 26

Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli's request to serve the remaining three months of his prison term in the college admissions bribery scheme at home was denied Tuesday by a federal judge.

Entertainment

May the Force Be With Your Mail: 'Star Wars' Stamps Launch This Spring

May the Force Be With Your Mail: 'Star Wars' Stamps Launch This Spring

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 26

With 10 new character-inspired stamps, the Postal Service salutes beloved droids from the "Star Wars" galaxy and the imagination that brings these technological marvels to the screen.

Business

Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, United Airlines Launches Travel-Ready Center

Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, United Airlines Launches Travel-Ready Center

BUSINESS | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 26

You may have a mask and hand sanitizer in hand, but if you're planning on traveling any time soon, you'll also have to navigate the maze of pandemic rulesl. United Airlines has launched a digital hub to help customers easily track what may be required.

Technology

Will a 'Vaccine Passport' Be More Valuable Than TSA Pre-Check for Future Travel?

Will a 'Vaccine Passport' Be More Valuable Than TSA Pre-Check for Future Travel?

TECHNOLOGY | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 25

A vaccine passport "could be the golden ticket to rebooting travel," but how long will it take to get the double dose, and what technology is being developed to prove it?

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

Let Down Your Hair: New Army Rules for Ponytails, Nail Color

Let Down Your Hair: New Army Rules for Ponytails, Nail Color

STYLE | By Lolita C. Baldor | Jan 26

Female soldiers can let their hair down, and flash a little nail color under new rules being approved by the Army. But male soldiers will still have to shave.

Health/Fitness

Pioneering AIDS Researcher Joseph Sonnabend Dies at 88

Pioneering AIDS Researcher Joseph Sonnabend Dies at 88

HEALTH/FITNESS | Jan 26

Pioneering AIDS researcher and clinician Joseph Sonnabend, 88, died January 24, 2021, at the Wellington Hospital in London, after suffering a heart attack on January 3, 2021.

Travel

'Historic Snow' Blankets Parts of Midwest, Disrupts Travel

'Historic Snow' Blankets Parts of Midwest, Disrupts Travel

TRAVEL | By Josh Funk | Jan 26

A major winter storm blanketed parts of the middle of the country with snow that was forecast into late Tuesday in some areas, disrupting traffic and closing some coronavirus testing sites.

Nightlife

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

NIGHTLIFE | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 23

The owner of West Hollywood gay bar Faultline has confirmed an earlier report that the establishment has closed down its longtime location. The bar will hopefully reopen elsewhere in the future.