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Want to Put a (Cock) Ring On It? Frank Ocean Has One for $25,570

Want to Put a (Cock) Ring On It? Frank Ocean Has One for $25,570

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 8

Singer Frank Ocean is one of the few Black artists to address his queerness openly, and what better way than with a $25,570 cock ring he is selling on his website?

Review: 'They/Them' a Well-Intentioned, Yet Disappointing, Queer Horror Film

Review: 'They/Them' a Well-Intentioned, Yet Disappointing, Queer Horror Film

ENTERTAINMENT | By Megan Kearns | Aug 8

Written and directed by out filmmaker John Logan, and starring a mostly LGBTQ+ cast, the queer slasher film is well-intentioned but disappoints due to lackluster writing and tedious pacing.

Watch: Christina Aguilera Takes on 'Don't Say Gay' at Pride Concert

Watch: Christina Aguilera Takes on 'Don't Say Gay' at Pride Concert

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 8

Hitmaker Christina Aguilera invited her LA Pride audience to say gay —¬†and they did, as her rousing set included a montage raking the anti-LGBTQ+ Florida law.

Spain Leads Europe in Monkeypox, Struggles to Check Spread

Spain Leads Europe in Monkeypox, Struggles to Check Spread

NEWS | By Joseph Wilson and Renata Brito | Aug 8

Spain has had 4,942 confirmed cases in the three months since the start of the outbreak, which has been linked to two raves in Europe, where experts say the virus was likely spread through sex.

Queer Country Star Brooke Eden Talks About Learning to Love Herself

Queer Country Star Brooke Eden Talks About Learning to Love Herself

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kristin M. Hall | Aug 8

The soon-to-be-married country singer talked about her decision to publicly come out as queer, escaping toxic situations, and having a viral moment with country star Trisha Yearwood.

Authorities in Uganda Suspend Prominent LGBTQ Rights Group

Authorities in Uganda Suspend Prominent LGBTQ Rights Group

NEWS | By Rodney Muhumuza | Aug 8

Ugandan authorities have suspended the work of a prominent LGBTQ rights group, calling it an illegal entity.

Search Renewed for Remains of 4 Victims of 1973 Gay Bar Fire

Search Renewed for Remains of 4 Victims of 1973 Gay Bar Fire

NEWS | By Janet McConnaughey | Aug 8

Nearly a half-century after arson killed 32 people in a New Orleans gay bar, the City Council has renewed the search for the remains of four victims, including three who were never identified.

Brad Pitt's 'Bullet Train' Pulls Into Station with $30.1M

Brad Pitt's 'Bullet Train' Pulls Into Station with $30.1M

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Aug 7

The stylized action romp "Bullet Train," starring Brad Pitt, arrived with a $30.1 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, as the last big movie of Hollywood's summer recovery landed in theaters.

Senate Democrats Approve Big Biden Deal; House to Vote Next

Senate Democrats Approve Big Biden Deal; House to Vote Next

NEWS | By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro | Aug 7

Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, a hard-fought compromise less ambitious than President Joe Biden's original domestic vision.

Biden Steps Out of the Room and Finds Legacy-Defining Wins

Biden Steps Out of the Room and Finds Legacy-Defining Wins

NEWS | By Seung Min Kim and Zeke Miller | Aug 7

Over five decades in Washington, Joe Biden knew that the way to influence was to be in the room where it happens. But in the second year of his presidency, some of Biden's most striking, legacy-defining legislative victories came about by staying away.

Entertainment

Review: Netflix's 'The Sandman' Brims with LGBTQ+ Representation

Review: Netflix's 'The Sandman' Brims with LGBTQ+ Representation

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 8

The Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman's iconic DC comic "The Sandman" preserves, and even amplifies, the source material's LGBTQ+ representation.

Business

Musk Says Twitter Deal Could Move Ahead with 'Bot' Info

Musk Says Twitter Deal Could Move Ahead with 'Bot' Info

BUSINESS | Aug 8

Elon Musk said his planned $44 billion takeover of Twitter should move forward if the company can confirm some details about how it measures whether user accounts are 'spam bots' or real people.

Technology

From Mecca to the Vatican, Exploring Sacred Sites with VR

From Mecca to the Vatican, Exploring Sacred Sites with VR

TECHNOLOGY | By Luis Andres Henao | Aug 8

Click and gape at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel ceiling up close. Click again and join thousands of pilgrims at Islam's most sacred site. Or strap on a headset and enter the holy city of Jerusalem.

Finance

Tougher IRS Enforcement Central to Dem Economic Package

Tougher IRS Enforcement Central to Dem Economic Package

FINANCE | By Kevin Freking | Aug 5

After more than a decade of mostly losing out, the Internal Revenue Service may finally get the cash infusion it's long wanted in the economic package that Democrats are working on.

Cars

U.A. Agency Probes Tesla Crashes that Killed 2 Motorcyclists

U.A. Agency Probes Tesla Crashes that Killed 2 Motorcyclists

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 8

Two crashes involving Teslas apparently running on Autopilot are drawing scrutiny from federal regulators and point to a potential new hazard on U.S. freeways.

Style

How Vincenzo Spinnato Bottled Judy Garland

How Vincenzo Spinnato Bottled Judy Garland

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 6

In celebration of the 100th birthday of Judy Garland, her children — Lorna, Liza, and Joey — enlisted the help of "certified nose" Vincenzo Spinnato to create an exclusive fragrance commemorating their mother's life, legacy, and — of course — her scent.

Nightlife

Northalsted Market Days :: August 6-7, 2022

Northalsted Market Days :: August 6-7, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 7

The 40th Northalsted Market Days street festival ran in the Lakeview area of Chicago. The Bud Light Selzer Stage lit up with talents such as Ada Vox, The Aces and Fleece.