LGBTQ News and More

Explainer: Congress is Acting on Gay, Interracial Marriage

Explainer: Congress is Acting on Gay, Interracial Marriage

NEWS | By Sara Burnett | Dec 5

Legislation ensuring same-sex and interracial marriages are recognized as legal unions appears headed for final approval and President Biden's signature, a bipartisan agreement reflecting a wider acceptance of gay rights in both Congress and the country.

When David Archuleta Addressed Gay Journey, Some in Audience Walked Out

When David Archuleta Addressed Gay Journey, Some in Audience Walked Out

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 4

Out singer David Archuleta addressed audience members who walked out of his show as he gave an emotional speech about his coming out.

Sam Smith Shows Off Sexy Figure and New Tattoos While Enjoying Cheetos

Sam Smith Shows Off Sexy Figure and New Tattoos While Enjoying Cheetos

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Dec 4

With an album "Gloria" on the way, and a hit song with Kim Petras taking over TikTok, Sam Smith seems to be loving the skin they are in.

No More 'Los Espookys.' HBO Cancels Paranormal Comedy

No More 'Los Espookys.' HBO Cancels Paranormal Comedy

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 4

Fans of the quirky, very funny HBO comedy "Los Espookys" are likely disappointed by the cancellation of the mostly Spanish-language series.

Jack Repetti, Owner of Boston's Eagle, Passed Away

Jack Repetti, Owner of Boston's Eagle, Passed Away

NEWS | Dec 4

Jack Repetti, the owner of Boston's Eagle from 1981 to 2020, passed away on Thursday, December 1. Repetti also was the chief bartender at the South End bar and was famous for his sharp-witted retorts to customers that made him a local icon.

With Passage of Respect for Marriage Act, Searches Surge for 'Gay Superheroes'

With Passage of Respect for Marriage Act, Searches Surge for 'Gay Superheroes'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 4

The internet lit up after the Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which provides protections for same-sex and interracial couples. People were searching for information on... gay superheroes?

Twitter Reacts to Netflix Hiding Tweets Suggesting 'Wednesday' is Gay

Twitter Reacts to Netflix Hiding Tweets Suggesting 'Wednesday' is Gay

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 4

Netflix reportedly hid tweets suggesting that Wednesday Addams — the title character in the streamer's "Addams Family" spinoff "Wednesday" — is LGBTQ+, prompting Twitter backlash.

Both Sides See High Stakes in Gay Rights Supreme Court Case

Both Sides See High Stakes in Gay Rights Supreme Court Case

NEWS | By Jessica Gresko | Dec 4

The Supreme Court is being warned about the potentially dire consequences of a case next week involving a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for same-sex couples.

Singer Omar Apollo Puts Queerbaiting Speculation to Rest with Hilarious Tweet

Singer Omar Apollo Puts Queerbaiting Speculation to Rest with Hilarious Tweet

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 4

Singer Omar Apollo took on speculation that he was queerbaiting with a humorous tweet that left nothing to the imagination.

Gay GOP Former Congressman Jim Kolbe Dies at 80

Gay GOP Former Congressman Jim Kolbe Dies at 80

NEWS | Dec 4

Jim Kolbe, an openly gay Republican congressman who represented a heavily Democratic region of Arizona for more than two decades, has died. He was 80.

News

Gay Adult Film Star Tyler Roberts Passed Away

Gay Adult Film Star Tyler Roberts Passed Away

NEWS | Dec 4

Gay adult film star Tyler Roberts lost his fight for life on Dec. 3. Roberts had been hospitalized in intensive care in Palm Springs after suffering organ failure last month.

Entertainment

9 Actors We'd Love to See Cast on 'The White Lotus' Season 3

9 Actors We'd Love to See Cast on 'The White Lotus' Season 3

ENTERTAINMENT | By Matthew Creith | Dec 4

With "The White Lotus" confirmed to have a third season, we wanted to get a head start on out creator Mike White and cast who we'd love to see check into the luxury hotel franchise.

Business

Russia Rejects $60-a-barrel Cap on Its Oil, Warns of Cutoffs

Russia Rejects $60-a-barrel Cap on Its Oil, Warns of Cutoffs

BUSINESS | By Jamey Keaten | Dec 4

Russian authorities rejected a price cap on the country's oil set by Ukraine's Western supporters and threatened Saturday to stop supplying the nations that endorsed it.

Technology

As Musk is Learning, Content Moderation is a Messy Job

As Musk is Learning, Content Moderation is a Messy Job

TECHNOLOGY | By David Klepper and Matt O'Brien | Dec 4

Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin, the founder of an infamous neo-Nazi website, was reinstated to Twitter Thursday; the following day, recording artist Ye was banished for posting a swastika.

Finance

6 Ways to Boost your Credit Card Rewards this Holiday Season

6 Ways to Boost your Credit Card Rewards this Holiday Season

FINANCE | By Craig Joseph | Dec 3

Get your wallet ready — it's that time again with the holidays right around the corner. And for most people, celebration means spending.

Cars

Edmunds: Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. Hyundai Tucson Plug-in

Edmunds: Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. Hyundai Tucson Plug-in

CARS | By Alex Nishimoto, Edmunds | Dec 3

The Toyota RAV4 Prime has served as a benchmark for what a small SUV with a plug-in hybrid powertrain can be. But now SUV shoppers have another choice to consider: The Hyundai Tucson PHEV.

Style

Fans' Wild World Cup Fashion Draws Praise, Scorn in Qatar

Fans' Wild World Cup Fashion Draws Praise, Scorn in Qatar

STYLE | By Isabel Debre | Dec 4

The World Cup in Qatar has become a political lightning rod, so it comes as no surprise that soccer fans' sartorial style has sparked controversy.

Health/Fitness

FDA Change Ushers in Cheaper, Easier-to-get Hearing Aids

FDA Change Ushers in Cheaper, Easier-to-get Hearing Aids

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Tom Murphy | Dec 4

Over-the-counter, or OTC, hearing aids started hitting the market in October at prices that can be thousands of dollars lower than prescription hearing aids.

Travel

Hawaii Eruption Brings Tourism Boon During Slow Season

Hawaii Eruption Brings Tourism Boon During Slow Season

TRAVEL | By Andrew Selsky, Audrey McAvoy, and Haven Daley | Dec 2

The spectacle of incandescent lava spewing from Hawaii's Mauna Loa has drawn thousands of visitors and is turning into a tourism boon for this Big Island town near the world's largest volcano.

Nightlife

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar, Chicago :: December 3, 2022

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar, Chicago :: December 3, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Dec 4

Santa Speedo Run returned to Sidetrack the Video Bar. This Year's proceeds went to Center on Halsted's youth housing project. The event, where participants run around the neighborhood in festive attire, has raised over $600,000 since beginning in 2011.