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Dan Levy Is Joining 'Sex Education' Season 4

Dan Levy Is Joining 'Sex Education' Season 4

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 19

In a reoccurring role, the "Schitt's Creek" star Dan Levy will play Thomas, a tutor at an Ivy League School in season 4 of "Sex Education."

Reports: Dustin Lance Black Called Cops after Media Personality Gave Him 'A Tap on the Head' at London Club

Reports: Dustin Lance Black Called Cops after Media Personality Gave Him 'A Tap on the Head' at London Club

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 19

Dustin Lance Black found himself at the center of a controversy over an altercation that took place early Thursday morning at a London club.

WWII Hero and LGBTQ+ Equality Advocate Celebrates 100th Birthday

WWII Hero and LGBTQ+ Equality Advocate Celebrates 100th Birthday

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 19

He helped fend off fascism and keep the world safe for democracy in World War II, winning a Bronze Star for his heroism. He kept up the fight for freedom here at home, as an advocate for LGTBQ+ equality.

Stans Go Wild Over Andrew Garfield's Shirtless Thirst Trap

Stans Go Wild Over Andrew Garfield's Shirtless Thirst Trap

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 19

Andrew Garfield dropped a thirst trap on Thursday and his fans went wild. In the pic, the buff and scruffy 38-year-old actor is seen shirtless in a pair of gym shorts with his arm around an unseen companion.

EU Regulator OKs Plan to Increase Monkeypox Vaccine Supplies

EU Regulator OKs Plan to Increase Monkeypox Vaccine Supplies

NEWS | Aug 19

A smaller dose of the monkeypox vaccine appears to still be effective and can be used to stretch the current supply by five times, the European Medicines Agency said Friday, echoing a recommendation made earlier this month by the U.S. Food and Drug Admini

For 1st Month Ever, Streamers Rule Broadcast, Cable Networks

For 1st Month Ever, Streamers Rule Broadcast, Cable Networks

ENTERTAINMENT | By David Bauder | Aug 19

This summer has been a breakthrough for streaming, with the time viewers spent watching services like Netflix and Hulu outpacing broadcast and cable television networks in July for the first month ever.

Watch: R&B Star Tevin Campbell Comes Out

Watch: R&B Star Tevin Campbell Comes Out

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 19

Tevin Campbell has been a recording star in the R&B world since the age of 12. Now, at 45, he's decided it's time to leave the closet behind and come out publicly.

Gay Twitter's 49 Funniest Tweets This Week

Gay Twitter's 49 Funniest Tweets This Week

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 19

This week's Gay Twitter includes hilarious reactions to "Drag Race," Andrew Garfield, Ross Lynch, Lady Gaga's Chromatica Ball, Grindr screenshots and more!

Out 'Bodies Bodies Bodies' Actor Responds after Backlash to Her Note to Critic

Out 'Bodies Bodies Bodies' Actor Responds after Backlash to Her Note to Critic

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 19

Out actor Amandla Stenberg sent a teasing message to a movie critic and the note went viral. Stenberg has responded to the backlash her missive sparked.

Review: 'House of the Dragon' More Ice than Fire

Review: 'House of the Dragon' More Ice than Fire

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 19

HBO Max's 'Game of Thrones' prequel drills down into the politics, sexual entanglements, and political scheming of its intricately built fantasy realm, but forsakes the sprawl of the original.

News

Utah Officials Secretly Looked into Female Athlete's Gender

Utah Officials Secretly Looked into Female Athlete's Gender

NEWS | Aug 19

A Utah high school athletics association secretly investigated a female athlete — without telling her or her parents — after the parents of two girls she defeated in competition questioned if she was transgender.

Entertainment

'Game of Thrones' Prequel Keeps Dragons, Adds Diversity

'Game of Thrones' Prequel Keeps Dragons, Adds Diversity

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brooke Lefferts and Mike Cidoni Lennox | Aug 19

The prequel to "Game of Thrones'' is set to forge its own storytelling path, with a new set of characters and a more diverse team behind the scenes.

Business

Google Workers Demand Abortion Protections, Data Privacy

Google Workers Demand Abortion Protections, Data Privacy

BUSINESS | Aug 19

Hundreds of Google employees are petitioning the company to extend its abortion healthcare benefits to contract workers and to strengthen privacy protections for users searching for abortion information.

Technology

Backyard Mosquito Spraying Booms, but May be too Deadly

Backyard Mosquito Spraying Booms, but May be too Deadly

TECHNOLOGY | By John Flesher | Aug 19

Chemical bombardment to keep mosquitoes in check is beginning to worry scientists who fear over-use of pesticides is harming pollinators and worsening a growing threat to birds that eat insects.

Finance

Biden Bill to Help Millions Escape Higher Health Care Costs

Biden Bill to Help Millions Escape Higher Health Care Costs

FINANCE | By Amanda Seitz | Aug 19

Millions of people will be spared increases in health care costs next year after President Joe Biden signed legislation extending subsidies for those who buy plans through federal and state marketplaces.

Cars

Gas-powered Muscle Cars Drive into the Sunset, Turn Electric

Gas-powered Muscle Cars Drive into the Sunset, Turn Electric

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 18

Thundering gas-powered muscle cars will be closing in on their final Saturday-night cruises in the coming years as automakers begin replacing them with super-fast cars that run on batteries.

Style

Armani, Others Flee Wildfire on Sicilian Island Retreat

Armani, Others Flee Wildfire on Sicilian Island Retreat

STYLE | Aug 19

Fashion designer Giorgio Armani and dozens of others were forced to flee from their vacation villas overnight as firefighters worked to extinguish the remnants of two wildfires.

Health/Fitness

JVN Points to Institutional Homophobia for Monkeypox Spread

JVN Points to Institutional Homophobia for Monkeypox Spread

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 18

"Queer Eye" star Jonathan Van Ness slammed the sluggish response from government as the monkeypox outbreak grew, citing "homophobia and transphobia" as factors.

Travel

Unions Push Airlines to Promise They'll Avoid Stock Buybacks

Unions Push Airlines to Promise They'll Avoid Stock Buybacks

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Aug 19

Labor unions are pressuring U.S. airlines not to buy back their own stock but instead spend the money on hiring more workers and fixing problems that caused widespread flight delays and cancellations.

Nightlife

Black & Blue Festival is Back and Bold, Oct. 6 - 10

Black & Blue Festival is Back and Bold, Oct. 6 - 10

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 17

The 31st edition of the internationally acclaimed Black & Blue LGBTQ+ Festival will be held during the weekend of Canadian Thanksgiving and American Columbus Day, from October 6 to 10.