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Lea Michele Comes Out of Quarantine... And Gets Slammed Again

Lea Michele Comes Out of Quarantine... And Gets Slammed Again

Lea Michele made her first public appearance in weeks this week, then was slammed by another former colleague, fitness guru Craig Ramsay, who called her "a despicable, horrible human being."

Old Hollywood Lives On: Dame Olivia de Havilland Turns 104

Old Hollywood Lives On: Dame Olivia de Havilland Turns 104

Two-time Oscar winner Dame Olivia de Havilland turned 104 in Paris on Tuesday.

Citing Racial Bias, San Francisco Will End Mug Shots Release

Citing Racial Bias, San Francisco Will End Mug Shots Release

NEWS | By Olga R. Rodriguez | Jul 1
San Francisco police will stop releasing the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city's police chief announced Wednesday.

Detroit Man Gets 3 Life Terms for LGBTQ Shooting Deaths

Detroit Man Gets 3 Life Terms for LGBTQ Shooting Deaths

NEWS | Jul 1
A 19-year-old Detroit man has been sentenced to three life terms in prison with no chance of parole for gunning down two gay men and a transgender woman who authorities believe were targeted because of their sexual orientation.

Luke Evans Celebrates Pride with Pic of Hunky Boyfriend

Luke Evans Celebrates Pride with Pic of Hunky Boyfriend

To celebrate Pride, out Hollywood actor Luke Evans shares pics of himself and his hunky boyfriend.

One Step at a Time: How Recovery Unplugged Reaches LGBTQ Addicts

One Step at a Time: How Recovery Unplugged Reaches LGBTQ Addicts

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Matthew Wexler | Jul 1
Recovery Unplugged harnesses the power of music to facilitate long-term sobriety from alcohol and substance abuse. They also understand the challenges facing the LGBTQ community. It only takes a phone call to begin.

Out Director Pedro Almodóvar to Reunite with Penelope Cruz for New Film

Out Director Pedro Almodóvar to Reunite with Penelope Cruz for New Film

Out Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar is set to work on a new feature film, teaming up with his longtime muse Penelope Cruz.

'High School Musical' Character Was Gay, Confirms Trilogy's Director

'High School Musical' Character Was Gay, Confirms Trilogy's Director

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 1
The director of all three "High School Musical" movies, Kenny Ortega, has confirmed what fans knew all along: The character of Ryan Evans, played by Lucas Grabeel, was conceptualized as being gay.

Fox News' Ed Henry Fired After Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Fox News' Ed Henry Fired After Sexual Misconduct Allegation

NEWS | Jul 1
Fox News on Wednesday fired daytime news anchor Ed Henry after an investigation of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

50th Atlanta Pride Celebration to Be Held Virtually

50th Atlanta Pride Celebration to Be Held Virtually

NEWS | Jul 1
The Atlanta Pride Committee has announced that the 2020 Pride Festival will not be held in person due to the ongoing pandemic. Instead, the festival will be held as a virtual event.


News

Watch: YouTube Demonetizes Out Vlogger Shane Dawson's 3 Channels Over Controversies

Watch: YouTube Demonetizes Out Vlogger Shane Dawson's 3 Channels Over Controversies

NATIONAL | Jul 1
YouTube will no longer allow out vlogger Shane Dawson to make money from his three channels, which have 34 million subscribers between them, following controversy that includes blackface and much more.


Entertainment

Queer 'Top Chef' Winner Melissa King on Representation in the Culinary World

Queer 'Top Chef' Winner Melissa King on Representation in the Culinary World

CELEBRITIES | By Matthew Wexler | Jul 1
"I wanted to represent all the things I happen to represent: being an Asian queer woman in a kitchen — so many people can relate to my story," says "Top Chef" winner Melissa King. Read more in our interview.


Business

Senate Extends Small Business Coronavirus Relief Program

Senate Extends Small Business Coronavirus Relief Program

FINANCE | By Andrew Taylor | Jul 1
Democrats drove a temporary extension of a popular subsidy program for small businesses through the GOP-controlled Senate late Tuesday.


Technology

Coronavirus' Spread in GOP Territory, Explained in 6 Charts

Coronavirus' Spread in GOP Territory, Explained in 6 Charts

SCIENCE | By Bill Barrow, Kevin Vineys, and Angeliki Kastanis | Jul 1
An Associated Press analysis of coronavirus case data shows the virus has moved — and is spreading quickly — into Republican areas, a new path with broad potential political ramifications.


Finance

If You've Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You've Got Options

If You've Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You've Got Options

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby | Jun 19
Some newly unemployed people are taking advantage of special enrollment periods to sign up for plans offered on the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces, while others find they qualify for Medicaid.


Style

What Shoes to Wear with Summer Shorts?

What Shoes to Wear with Summer Shorts?

FASHION | Jul 1
The temperatures are rising but that doesn't mean your fashion needs to suffer. YouTube influencer 40 Over Fashion offers tips on how to look sharp while still showing off some leg.


Health/Fitness

Hollowed Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus

Hollowed Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus

NATIONAL | By Lauren Weber, Laura Ungar, Michelle R. Smith, Hannah Recht, Anna Maria Barry-Jester | Jul 1
The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century.


Travel

Fauci, CDC Chief Raise Concerns About Full Airline Flights

Fauci, CDC Chief Raise Concerns About Full Airline Flights

By David Koenig, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 1
"Obviously that is something that is of concern. I'm not sure what went into that decision making," Dr. Anthony Fauci told a Senate panel. "I think in the confines of an airplane that becomes even more problematic."


Nightlife

San Francisco's People's March And Rally : Unite to Fight  :: June 28, 2020

San Francisco's People's March And Rally : Unite to Fight :: June 28, 2020

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jun 30
SF Pride may have been canceled but community leaders Juanita Moore! and Alex U. Inn planned a march along the original Pride route followed by a rally and a second march to the Castro to show support for the black and brown members of the LGBTQ Community