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Despite Progress, 'Gay And Trans Panic' Defense Continues To Victimize LGBTQ People

Despite Progress, 'Gay And Trans Panic' Defense Continues To Victimize LGBTQ People

NEWS | By Alex Terrono | May 20

While LGBTQ rights have been on the rise in Western nations, one disturbing trend is the ongoing use of "gay and trans panic" as a defense in capital crimes.

Ellen DeGeneres: Proud of What She, Daytime TV Show Achieved

Ellen DeGeneres: Proud of What She, Daytime TV Show Achieved

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber | May 20

DeGeneres spoke recently with The Associated Press about why her Daytime Emmy-winning show worked, and she reflected on her influence.

Watch: Amazon Lands Queer Comedy 'My Fake Boyfriend'

Watch: Amazon Lands Queer Comedy 'My Fake Boyfriend'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | May 19

Amazon acquires queer comedy "My Fake Boyfriend." The streamer acquired the film from BuzzFeed Studios and Lionsgate for distribution beginning this summer.

Neil Patrick Harris Apologizes Again for Old Joke about Amy Winehouse's Death

Neil Patrick Harris Apologizes Again for Old Joke about Amy Winehouse's Death

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | May 19

In yet another example of how comments made online are forever, openly gay actor Neil Patrick Harris is apologizing once more for a joke from 2011 about the death of beloved singer Amy Winehouse.

Outrage As Netflix Lays Off Queer, Diverse Staff in 150 Employee Cut

Outrage As Netflix Lays Off Queer, Diverse Staff in 150 Employee Cut

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | May 19

Social media was not kind to the streaming giant after learning that employee cuts included entire diversity departments for programming.

'Queen of the Universe' Winner Grag Queen Releases New Song Ahead of US Tour

'Queen of the Universe' Winner Grag Queen Releases New Song Ahead of US Tour

ENTERTAINMENT | May 19

There's a new Queen in town named Grag Queen and she's recently released her first-ever English language song with, "You Betta" along with announcing tour dates in the United States.

Maine Removes LGBTQ+ Teaching Video Assailed in Republican Ad

Maine Removes LGBTQ+ Teaching Video Assailed in Republican Ad

NEWS | May 19

The Maine Department of Education removed from its website a video containing an LGBTQ lesson plan for kindergarten students that was the subject of a Republican ad targeting Democratic Gov. Janet Mills.

Spain Confirms 7 Monkeypox Cases as European Outbreak Grows

Spain Confirms 7 Monkeypox Cases as European Outbreak Grows

NEWS | By Ashifa Kassam and Barry Hatton | May 19

Health officials in Spain reported seven cases of monkeypox and Portugal updated its number of confirmed cases to 14 Thursday as an outbreak of a viral disease typically limited to Africa expanded in Europe.

Theo James on His Nude Landings on 'The Time Traveler's Wife'

Theo James on His Nude Landings on 'The Time Traveler's Wife'

ENTERTAINMENT | May 19

On the new HBO series "The Time Traveler's Wife," Theo James plays a man who travels through time. Complicating matters is that when he time-travels, he arrives naked. James talked about being naked and alone on camera.

Gay Twitter's 42 Best Tweets This Week

Gay Twitter's 42 Best Tweets This Week

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | May 19

This week's edition of Gay Twitter includes hilarious reactions to Cara Delevingne, Gia Gunn's DragCon tweet, Madison Cawthorn and more!

News

State Rep Brian Sims, LGBTQ Candidates Lose Bids for Office in Pennsylvania

State Rep Brian Sims, LGBTQ Candidates Lose Bids for Office in Pennsylvania

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | May 19

LGBTQ+ candidates running for in the state of the U.S. Senate, lieutenant governor, and a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Philadelphia's "gayborhood" each lost their races in the Keystone State's May 17 Democratic primary.

Business

Consumers Shift Again, Flummoxing Big Retailers Like Target

Consumers Shift Again, Flummoxing Big Retailers Like Target

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | May 19

The pandemic vastly changed the way Americans spend money and now as they return to pre-pandemic behavior, they're tripping up retailers again.

Technology

With Roe in Doubt, Some Fear Tech Surveillance of Pregnancy

With Roe in Doubt, Some Fear Tech Surveillance of Pregnancy

TECHNOLOGY | By Maryclaire Dale | May 19

Online searches. Period apps. Fitness trackers. Advice helplines. GPS. The often obscure companies collecting our health history and geolocation data may know more about us than we know ourselves.

Finance

'Twitter Philanthropy' Reveals Chasms in Social Safety Net

'Twitter Philanthropy' Reveals Chasms in Social Safety Net

FINANCE | By R.J. Rico | May 20

Millionaire Bill Pulte practices what he calls "Twitter philanthropy," providing financial relief to people who reach out to him for help via social media. But he can only help a fraction of those who ask.

Cars

French Carmaker Renault to Sell Russian Operations to Moscow

French Carmaker Renault to Sell Russian Operations to Moscow

CARS | May 18

Russia will take control of French car manufacturer Renault's operations in the country and resurrect a Soviet-era auto brand, officials said Monday.

Health/Fitness

Jill Biden, Selena Gomez Lead Talk on Youth Mental Health

Jill Biden, Selena Gomez Lead Talk on Youth Mental Health

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Darlene Superville | May 19

Selena Gomez joined first lady Jill Biden and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at the White House on Wednesday for a conversation about youth mental health.

Travel

2022 is the Year of All-Inclusive Travel, and Here's Why

2022 is the Year of All-Inclusive Travel, and Here's Why

TRAVEL | By Sally French, NerdWallet | May 19

The image of all-inclusive travel is changing, as hotel companies expand their offerings, while redefining what all-inclusive means.