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Palin COVID-19 Tests Delay Libel Trial Against NY Times

Palin COVID-19 Tests Delay Libel Trial Against NY Times

NEWS | By Tom Hays | Jan 24
An unvaccinated Sarah Palin tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, forcing a postponement of the start of a trial in her libel lawsuit against The New York Times

Backlash, Praise for Gay Character in Arabic Netflix Movie

Backlash, Praise for Gay Character in Arabic Netflix Movie

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 24
With its Arabic remake of "Perfect Strangers," Netflix has sparked furious claims of "promoting homosexuality" and "perversion" from conservatives, while reaping critical plaudits.

JoJo Siwa Marks First Anniversary of Coming Out with Insta Post

JoJo Siwa Marks First Anniversary of Coming Out with Insta Post

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 24
Out celeb JoJo Siwa commemorated the first anniversary of her coming out with a post that shared, once again, the photo of Siwa in a "Best Gay Cousin Ever" T-shirt that got the internet chattering.

Chasten Buttigieg: Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law will 'Kill Kids'

Chasten Buttigieg: Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law will 'Kill Kids'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 24
Chasten Buttigieg critiqued a Florida measure that would force teachers to out LGBTQ+ students and ban classroom discussion around sexual and gender identity.

Broadway's 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Actor Fired

Broadway's 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Actor Fired

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 24
The actor playing Harry Potter has been fired from the Broadway production of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" following a complaint by a co-star about his conduct.

Mugler, French Fashion Icon Known for Sculpted Designs, Dies

Mugler, French Fashion Icon Known for Sculpted Designs, Dies

NEWS | By Yuri Kageyama | Jan 24
French fashion designer Manfred Thierry Mugler, whose dramatic designs were worn by celebrities like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B, has died. He was 73.

Miss Gay America @ Robinson Theatre, Little Rock, AK :: January 20, 2022

Miss Gay America @ Robinson Theatre, Little Rock, AK :: January 20, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Jan 23
Mad Angel Entertainment presented the 49th celebration of the Miss Gay America pageantry at the Robinson Theatre in Little Rock, Arkansas. Congratulations to Dextaci who was crowned Miss Gay America 2022.

Once Allies, Stormy Daniels and Avenatti Face Off at Trial

Once Allies, Stormy Daniels and Avenatti Face Off at Trial

NEWS | By Larry Neumeister | Jan 23
Stormy Daniels, the porn star who catapulted herself and Michael Avenatti to fame with lawsuits against former President Donald Trump, will have a starring role in court beginning Monday.

'Spider-Man' Comes Back Swinging, Takes No. 1 from 'Scream'

'Spider-Man' Comes Back Swinging, Takes No. 1 from 'Scream'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Jan 23
After spending one weekend in second place, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" proved it still had some fight left. Sony's superhero juggernaut swung back to first place in its sixth weekend in theaters.

Watch: When Did 'Real Time' Become 'The Five?' Maybe When Bill Maher Suggested Biden Should Marry Obama

Watch: When Did 'Real Time' Become 'The Five?' Maybe When Bill Maher Suggested Biden Should Marry Obama

NEWS | By Robert Nesti | Jan 23
Bill Maher returned for his 22nd season this past Friday and continued his move to the right. This past week he offered an absurd meme about President Joe Biden 'gay marrying' President Obama to stay in office.


Entertainment

Review: Thomas Vinterberg's 'The Celebration' Arrives on Blu-ray Courtesy of Criterion

Review: Thomas Vinterberg's 'The Celebration' Arrives on Blu-ray Courtesy of Criterion

MOVIES | By Sam Cohen | Jan 24
The Criterion Collection presents Thomas Vinterberg's 1998 Cannes stunner "The Celebration" on Blu-ray with a features-packed edition that makes this lo-fi work feel more magisterial than ever.


Business

Cruise Ship Changes Course After US Judge Orders Seizure

Cruise Ship Changes Course After US Judge Orders Seizure

By Adriana Gomez | Jan 24
A cruise ship that was supposed to dock in Miami has instead sailed to the Bahamas, after a U.S. judge granted an order to seize the vessel as part of a lawsuit.


Technology

Consumer Group Backtracks on Tinder LGBTQ+ Discrimination Accusation

Consumer Group Backtracks on Tinder LGBTQ+ Discrimination Accusation

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21
A consumer group claimed to have found that Tinder is charging gay and lesbian users more —┬áby as much as nearly 50% — but has since retracted that accusation.


Finance

Goodbye 'Godsend': Expiration of Child Tax Credits Hits Home

Goodbye 'Godsend': Expiration of Child Tax Credits Hits Home

By John Raby, Fatima Hussein, and Josh Boak | Jan 14
For the first time in half a year, families on Friday are going without a monthly deposit from the child tax credit.


Cars

Edmunds: The Hottest Cars to Look Out for in 2022

Edmunds: The Hottest Cars to Look Out for in 2022

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Cantu, Edmunds | Jan 22
The experts at Edmunds have compiled a list of the five hottest vehicles that will arrive at dealerships in the next six to nine months.


Style

Party-Hard Dubai Ponders New Workweek Debate: When's Brunch?

Party-Hard Dubai Ponders New Workweek Debate: When's Brunch?

FOOD/DRINK | By Isabel Debre | Jan 24
Starting this year, the UAE shifted its weekend to align with global markets and Western schedules. Now locals wonder when to have their hours-long affair of seafood, pizza, dessert and Veuve Clicquot.


Health/Fitness

CDC Study Shows Booster Shots Needed Against Omicron

CDC Study Shows Booster Shots Needed Against Omicron

HEALTH | By Mike Stobbe | Jan 21
Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots.


Travel

6 Favorite Domestic Destinations for a Romantic LGBTQ+ Getaway

6 Favorite Domestic Destinations for a Romantic LGBTQ+ Getaway

By Kelsy Chauvin | Jan 24
EDGE offers six of our favorite LGBTQ+-friendly Valentine's Day getaway ideas, even though any day is an excuse for a romantic weekend.


Nightlife

Flesh Queer Festival and 4 More Can't-Miss UK LGBTQ Events in 2022

Flesh Queer Festival and 4 More Can't-Miss UK LGBTQ Events in 2022

MUSIC | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 18
The Flesh Queer Festival featuring EDM and camping is among the UK's best LGBTQ+ events of 2022, which also includes anniversary Pride celebrations in Birmingham and London.