Gay News: The Latest

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 25
2020 was the deadliest year for murderous anti-trans violence, claiming 44 victims. 2021 is on the verge of equalling — or surpassing — that grim total.

Casting Call — Same-Sex Actors in Queer Love Stories

Casting Call — Same-Sex Actors in Queer Love Stories

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Oct 25
What same-sex actors would you like to see in gay love stories?

Jason Sudeikis Finds New Role in SNL Sketch 'Mellen,' Parodying Ellen DeGeneres

Jason Sudeikis Finds New Role in SNL Sketch 'Mellen,' Parodying Ellen DeGeneres

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 25
Ever wondered what "Ellen" would be like with a dose of testosterone? Jason Sudeikis offered a glimpse with his "Saturday Night Live" sketch in which he starred as "Mellen - the Male Ellen!"

Watch: 'Riverdale' Star K.J. Apa Wants to Unleash Drag Persona 'Fifi' on 'Drag Race'

Watch: 'Riverdale' Star K.J. Apa Wants to Unleash Drag Persona 'Fifi' on 'Drag Race'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 25
Will fans of "RuPaul's Drag Race" be tuning in someday to see "Fifi" — the feminine alter-ego of "Riverdale" star K.J. Apa — strutting her stuff? The Kiwi actor says he'd love to be on the show.

Twitter Suspends Indiana Rep. Jim Banks' Account for Misgendering Trans Official

Twitter Suspends Indiana Rep. Jim Banks' Account for Misgendering Trans Official

NEWS | Oct 25
Twitter suspended an Indiana congressman's official account after removing a post about a transgender Biden administration official over a violation of the social media company's rules.

Florida's Top Doctor Refuses Mask, is Told to Leave Building

Florida's Top Doctor Refuses Mask, is Told to Leave Building

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Adriana Gomez Licon | Oct 25
Florida's surgeon general was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed.

Mel Groves is 41st Known Victim of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence in 2021

Mel Groves is 41st Known Victim of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence in 2021

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 25
Mel Groves, 25, a Black transgender man, died of gunshot wounds in Jackson, Mississippi on Oct. 11. He is the 41st trans or gender-nonconforming victim of lethal violence this year.

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

Is There a Constitutional Right to Food? Mainers to Decide

STYLE | By Patrick Whittle | Oct 25
"We want to protect people's ability to grow gardens, grow and raise their own food," says Republican Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham.

First Steps Made in Congress to Honor Pop Superstar Prince

First Steps Made in Congress to Honor Pop Superstar Prince

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Oct 25
Minnesota's Congressional delegation on Monday is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to pop superstar Prince, citing his "indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture."

James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther on 'Friends,' Dies

James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther on 'Friends,' Dies

NEWS | Oct 25
James Michael Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on "Friends," has died. He was 59.


News

Russia President Vladimir Putin Calls Gender Fluidity 'Monstrous'

Russia President Vladimir Putin Calls Gender Fluidity 'Monstrous'

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 25
Russia's leader Vladimir Putin recently compared teaching gender fluidity to a "crime against humanity" during the Valdai International Discussion Club think tank.


Entertainment

Review: Ben Whishaw Gives a Tour de Force Performance in Director Aneil Karia's Stylish Thriller 'Surge'

Review: Ben Whishaw Gives a Tour de Force Performance in Director Aneil Karia's Stylish Thriller 'Surge'

MOVIES | By Lewis Whittington | Oct 25
Aneil Karia uses cinema verite elements to make this debut feature a sweaty, claustrophobic character study. Ben Whishaw's intense performance, is simultaneously revealing and enigmatic.


Business

Vaccine Mandates Create Conflict with Defiant Workers

Vaccine Mandates Create Conflict with Defiant Workers

By David Sharp, Mike Catalini, and Stefanie Dazio | Oct 24
A small but significant number of American workers are deciding whether to quit their jobs and careers in defiance of what they consider intrusive edicts that affect their freedoms.


Technology

What the Metaverse is and How It Will Work

What the Metaverse is and How It Will Work

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelvin Chan and Matt O'Brien | Oct 24
The term "metaverse" seems to be everywhere. Facebook is hiring thousands of engineers in Europe to work on it, while video game companies are outlining their long-term visions. But what is it?


Finance

PPP is Gone, but Government Help for Small Businesses Isn't

PPP is Gone, but Government Help for Small Businesses Isn't

By Randa Kriss | Oct 21
Here are some of the government funding options that are still available to help small businesses in the time of COVID — and how to get them.


Cars

Edmunds: Volkswagen Taos vs. Chevrolet Trailblazer

Edmunds: Volkswagen Taos vs. Chevrolet Trailblazer

AUTO NEWS | Oct 23
These entry-level crossovers provide lots of utility in a relatively small package and offer many features found in larger SUVs. Cutting back on size doesn't mean cutting back on convenience.


Style

Aromatherapy Spray Linked to U.S. Deaths Faces Recall

Aromatherapy Spray Linked to U.S. Deaths Faces Recall

HOME | By Mike Stobbe | Oct 24
U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease even though none had traveled internationally.


Health/Fitness

Can New Variants of the Coronavirus Keep Emerging?

Can New Variants of the Coronavirus Keep Emerging?

HEALTH | By Christina Larson | Oct 23
New variants can emerge as long as the virus that caused the pandemic keeps infecting people. But that doesn't mean new variants will keep emerging as regularly, or that they'll be more dangerous.


Travel

Boo! Thousands Crowd New Orleans Streets for 1st Parade

Boo! Thousands Crowd New Orleans Streets for 1st Parade

CULTURE | By Rebecca Santana | Oct 24
High school bands played, costumed marching groups danced, and float riders threw beads to the thousands of people who turned out for New Orleans' first big parade since COVID pandemic hit.


Nightlife

Treat Yourself to a Pleasure Trip with Tracy's DogĀ® Turboo

Treat Yourself to a Pleasure Trip with Tracy's DogĀ® Turboo

SEX | Oct 18
Just because you are in the middle of staying healthy and safe during the pandemic does not mean you have to forget about your sex life; you are your safest sex partner, and this toy can help you become your best partner, too.