LBGTQ News and More

Need to Quarantine? A Free Hotel May Be an Option

Need to Quarantine? A Free Hotel May Be an Option

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22

During the pandemic, hotels in many major cities have offered rooms for isolation and quarantine not just to frontline workers and the homeless, but also to those vulnerable because of their living conditions.

Original Big Gay Ice Cream Shop Shutters for Good

Original Big Gay Ice Cream Shop Shutters for Good

STYLE | Jan 22

There weren't enough unicorns and rainbow sprinkles to save Big Gay Ice Cream's original East Village location from shuttering its doors, the latest in a long list of COVID casualties.

Dad Inspired by Transgender Daughter to Design Clothing Line for Transgender Kids

Dad Inspired by Transgender Daughter to Design Clothing Line for Transgender Kids

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22

A Toronto father of a transgender daughter has created a new line of clothing for transgender kids.

New York to Repeal 'Walking While Trans' Law

New York to Repeal 'Walking While Trans' Law

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22

A New York loitering law that has been used to target transgender people is on track to be repealed.

Mr. Man Reveals the Decade's Most-Searched Celebrity Men

Mr. Man Reveals the Decade's Most-Searched Celebrity Men

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 22

In a release this week, Mr. Man, the popular celebrity male nudity site, revealed the site's top searched actors of every year since its inception in 2013.

Trump Impeachment to Go to Senate Monday, Launching Trial

Trump Impeachment to Go to Senate Monday, Launching Trial

NEWS | By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Jan 22

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, launching the start of the former president's trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly Capitol riot.

Was the New York Times Tone-deaf in Reporting Matthew Camp's Arson Attack?

Was the New York Times Tone-deaf in Reporting Matthew Camp's Arson Attack?

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 22

Was the New York Times tone-deaf in reporting the arson attack on adult male performer's home last week?

Watch: Lesbian Woman Faces Birthday Cake Rejection from Dairy Queen, Gets Apology

Watch: Lesbian Woman Faces Birthday Cake Rejection from Dairy Queen, Gets Apology

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 22

A young lesbian woman in Cochrane, Canada, faced rejection at a local Dairy Queen when her family's request for a birthday cake message was denied by the establishment's supervisor.

PopUps: Ricky Martin Turns Heads After Bleaching Beard Blond

PopUps: Ricky Martin Turns Heads After Bleaching Beard Blond

STYLE | Jan 22

Ricky Martin surprised fans this week when he debuted a new look on social media: A bleach blond beard.

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 22

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.

News

Canada Thinking of Quarantining Travelers in Hotels

Canada Thinking of Quarantining Travelers in Hotels

NEWS | By Rob Gillies | Jan 22

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Friday his government could impose stricter restrictions on travelers at any moment in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the coronavirus.

Entertainment

Welcome to the 'Doll' House: An Interview with Gay Writer-Filmmaker Jesús Canchola Sánchez

Welcome to the 'Doll' House: An Interview with Gay Writer-Filmmaker Jesús Canchola Sánchez

ENTERTAINMENT | By Gregg Shapiro | Jan 22

Author and filmmaker Jesús Canchola Sánchez's new bilingual children's book 'Pepito Has a Doll' challenges stereotypes about masculinity in teen boys.

Technology

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

TECHNOLOGY | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21

Within hours of President Joe Biden's inauguration, the White House website suddenly offered users the option of specifying their pronouns . Equality advocates hailed the sign as a hopeful early step.

Finance

Biden Ordering Stopgap Help as Talks Start on Big Aid Plan

Biden Ordering Stopgap Help as Talks Start on Big Aid Plan

FINANCE | By Josh Boak | Jan 22

President Joe Biden plans to take executive action Friday to provide a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans while Congress begins to consider his much larger $1.9 trillion package to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Health/Fitness

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Iris Samuels | Jan 22

There are bills in more than a dozen states where lawmakers are proposing restrictions on athletics or gender-confirming health care for trans minors this year.

Travel

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

TRAVEL | By Hope Yen | Jan 21

"We need to build our economy back, better than ever, and the Department of Transportation can play a central role in this," the 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, intends to tell the Senate Commerce Committee.

Nightlife

Homing's In Jan. 22-31, 2021

Homing's In Jan. 22-31, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Provenzano | Jan 21

Celebrate the winter of our new content; arts, nightlife and community events to amuse, perplex and enrich your days and nights.