Gay News: The Latest

Simon Barnes, Who Played 'Teletubbies' Character Tinky Winky, Dies at 52

Simon Barnes, Who Played 'Teletubbies' Character Tinky Winky, Dies at 52

NEWS | Jan 23
London actor Simon Barnes, best known for playing the purple creature Tinky Winky on the popular late 90s kids show the "Teletubbies" has died. He was 52.

Trans Drama 'A Fantastic Woman' Up for Foreign Language Oscar

Trans Drama 'A Fantastic Woman' Up for Foreign Language Oscar

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jill Lawless | Jan 23
A drama about a dispute in divided Lebanon, a Chilean film with a transgender heroine and a Swedish art world satire were among the five contenders nominated Tuesday for the Academy Award for best foreign language film.

Watch: Fox News' Guy Benson's Vid About Being Gay, Christian & Conservative Goes Viral

Watch: Fox News' Guy Benson's Vid About Being Gay, Christian & Conservative Goes Viral

NEWS | Jan 23
Fox News contributor Guy Benson released a video Monday for the conservative digital media organization PragerU in which he complains about the unfair treatment he gets for being an openly gay Christian and conservative.

Mama Warrior Aids Children of Deported Migrants

Mama Warrior Aids Children of Deported Migrants

NEWS | Jan 23
In South Florida, Nora Sandigo helps children who's parents have been deported by using a legal tool that gives her power of attorney. The demand for her help is rising as immigration laws become stricter under the Trump administration.

'Honored Beyond Measure': Reactions to Oscar Nominations

'Honored Beyond Measure': Reactions to Oscar Nominations

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 23
A round up of reaction to the Oscar nominations announced Tuesday.

Rapper Ja Rule Goes on Homophobic Twitter Tirade Against 50 Cent, Calls Him a 'Power Bottom'

Rapper Ja Rule Goes on Homophobic Twitter Tirade Against 50 Cent, Calls Him a 'Power Bottom'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 23
Rapper Ja Rule reignited his decades-long feud with rapper 50 Cent Friday in a bizarre and homophobic Twitter rant in which he called the "In Da Club" rapper a "#POWERBOTTOM."

Eddie Redmayne - A 'Vicious' Soccer Player

Eddie Redmayne - A 'Vicious' Soccer Player

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 23
The cast and crew of soccer-themed family animation "Early Man" are not fans of the beautiful game.

Watch: Get Your First Look at 'The Boys in the Band' Revival with All-Star Gay Cast

Watch: Get Your First Look at 'The Boys in the Band' Revival with All-Star Gay Cast

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 23
The all-star cast for the 15-week Broadway revival of Mart Crowley's seminal 1968 play "The Boys in the Band" got together to discuss the importance of the groundbreaking play, which is notable for its portrayal of gay men.

Del Toro's 'Shape of Water' Lands a Leading 13 Oscar Nods

Del Toro's 'Shape of Water' Lands a Leading 13 Oscar Nods

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Jan 23
Guillermo del Toro's lavish monster romance "The Shape of Water" fished out a leading 13 nominations and Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director.

Police Probe Anti-Gay, Racist Banners Found Outside Indiana Church

Police Probe Anti-Gay, Racist Banners Found Outside Indiana Church

NEWS | Jan 23
Police are investigating after banners with racist and anti-gay messages were erected outside a northwest Indiana church known for its progressive stands on racial and social justice issues.


News

Alaska Hit by 7.9 Earthquake; Tsunami Warning Canceled

Alaska Hit by 7.9 Earthquake; Tsunami Warning Canceled

NATIONAL | By Mark Thiessen and Becky Bohrer | Jan 23
A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state's coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground.


Entertainment

 Review :: Jigsaw

Review :: Jigsaw

MOVIES | By Ken Tasho | Jan 23
Has it really been almost 15 years since the original "Saw" movie hit multiplexes and helped to usher in a horror genre known as torture porn?


Business

Head of Russian Outlet RT Says U.S. Foreign Agent Order Hurts

Head of Russian Outlet RT Says U.S. Foreign Agent Order Hurts

CORPORATE | By John Daniszewski | Jan 23
The head of Russian television channel RT says that having to register as a foreign agent in the United States is already hurting the Kremlin-funded outlet.


Technology

Beset by Traffic Via Navigation Apps, Town Restricts Access

Beset by Traffic Via Navigation Apps, Town Restricts Access

PERSONAL TECH | By David Porter | Jan 23
As a response to navigation apps that re-route some of the tens of thousands of vehicles headed to the bridge, Leonia is to start imposing fines Monday on non-residents who drive on residential streets during commuting hours.


Cars

14 Automakers List More Models in Takata Recall

14 Automakers List More Models in Takata Recall

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Jan 21
U.S. safety regulators have released models from 14 different automakers that are being recalled to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.


Style

Paris Fashion Week Finale: Lanvin, Kenzo & More

Paris Fashion Week Finale: Lanvin, Kenzo & More

FASHION | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 23
Lanvin and Paul Smith capped a masculine and utilitarian menswear season in Paris as Kenzo paid tribute to Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries, who died last week.


Health/Fitness

Indoor Velodrome Expected to Draw Cyclists to Detroit

Indoor Velodrome Expected to Draw Cyclists to Detroit

FITNESS | By Corey Williams | Jan 23
An indoor cycling track in Detroit is expected to draw bike riders from other cold-weather states and across the U.S. while giving inner-city youth the opportunity to participate for free in the fast-moving and growing sport.


Travel

Avalanche Prompts Italy Hotel Evacuation

Avalanche Prompts Italy Hotel Evacuation

By Colleen Barry | Jan 23
Four helicopters were evacuating some 100 tourists and hotel workers from a four-star mountainside hotel and a nearby guesthouse in northern Italy after an avalanche overnight.