LBGTQ News and More

Pam Ann Is Back in the Air with New Show 'Pamdemic'

Pam Ann Is Back in the Air with New Show 'Pamdemic'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Jan 26

Performer Pam Ann has built her unique comedy on air travel, but with the restrictions and anxiety brought on by the pandemic, she has not been able to travel or perform. That comes to end on Jan. 28 when she brings her newest show "Pamdemic" to Florida.

Despite JK Rowling Controversy, 'Harry Potter' TV Series Could Come to HBO Max

Despite JK Rowling Controversy, 'Harry Potter' TV Series Could Come to HBO Max

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 26

HBO Max is in the midst of "exploratory conversations" regarding a spinoff series set in the "Harry Potter" universe. Pushback has already begun.

Watch: After Coming Out, JoJo Siwa Says Her House was 'Swatted'

Watch: After Coming Out, JoJo Siwa Says Her House was 'Swatted'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 26

YouTube and social media sensation JoJo Siwa came out as a member of the LGBTQ community last week (she hasn't opened up about how she identifies), but the happy occasion was tainted, thanks to Internet trolls who "swatted" the 17-year-old star.

New Governor of Puerto Rico Declares State of Emergency Due to Anti-Trans, Misogynistic Violence

New Governor of Puerto Rico Declares State of Emergency Due to Anti-Trans, Misogynistic Violence

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 26

The newly-installed governor of Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency due intense anti-trans and misogynistic violence.

Jane Fonda to Receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

Jane Fonda to Receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Jan 26

Jane Fonda cemented herself into Hollywood allure as a chameleonlike actor and social activist, and now the Golden Globes will honor her illustrious career with its highest honor.

Report: After Workplace Controversy & Amid Low Ratings, the Future of 'Ellen' is Up in the Air

Report: After Workplace Controversy & Amid Low Ratings, the Future of 'Ellen' is Up in the Air

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 26

Months after Ellen DeGeneres was in the headlines for a toxic workplace controversy — and amid slipping ratings — Page Six is reporting that the future of her Emmy-winning daytime talkshow might be up in the air.

Twitter Permanently Bans My Pillow CEO

Twitter Permanently Bans My Pillow CEO

NEWS | By Zen Soo | Jan 26

Twitter has permanently banned My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell's account after he continued to perpetuate the baseless claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Pioneering AIDS Researcher Joseph Sonnabend Dies at 88

Pioneering AIDS Researcher Joseph Sonnabend Dies at 88

NEWS | Jan 26

Pioneering AIDS researcher and clinician Joseph Sonnabend, 88, died January 24, 2021, at the Wellington Hospital in London, after suffering a heart attack on January 3, 2021.

Watch: NYC Restaurant Fires Anti-LGBTQ Worker After Verbal Attack on Married Couple

Watch: NYC Restaurant Fires Anti-LGBTQ Worker After Verbal Attack on Married Couple

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 26

The New York restaurant where a same-sex married couple was told to leave by an anti-LGBTQ employee says that the worker in question has been let go, and that the couple has been invited to return as customers.

Norway Fines Grindr $11.7 Million Over Privacy Breach

Norway Fines Grindr $11.7 Million Over Privacy Breach

NEWS | Jan 26

Norway is fining gay dating app Grindr $11.7 million for failing to get consent from users before sharing their personal information with advertising companies, in breach of stringent European Union privacy rules.

News

Group of U.S. Catholic Bishops Urges Support for LGBT Youth

Group of U.S. Catholic Bishops Urges Support for LGBT Youth

NEWS | By David Crary | Jan 26

Declaring "God is on your side," a Roman Catholic cardinal, an archbishop, and six other U.S. bishops issued a statement of support for LGBT youth and denouncing the bullying often directed at them.

Entertainment

May the Force Be With Your Mail: 'Star Wars' Stamps Launch This Spring

May the Force Be With Your Mail: 'Star Wars' Stamps Launch This Spring

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 26

With 10 new character-inspired stamps, the Postal Service salutes beloved droids from the "Star Wars" galaxy and the imagination that brings these technological marvels to the screen.

Business

Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, United Airlines Launches Travel-Ready Center

Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions, United Airlines Launches Travel-Ready Center

BUSINESS | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 26

You may have a mask and hand sanitizer in hand, but if you're planning on traveling any time soon, you'll also have to navigate the maze of pandemic rulesl. United Airlines has launched a digital hub to help customers easily track what may be required.

Technology

Will a 'Vaccine Passport' Be More Valuable Than TSA Pre-Check for Future Travel?

Will a 'Vaccine Passport' Be More Valuable Than TSA Pre-Check for Future Travel?

TECHNOLOGY | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 25

A vaccine passport "could be the golden ticket to rebooting travel," but how long will it take to get the double dose, and what technology is being developed to prove it?

Cars

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

CARS | By Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher | Jan 21

The CEO of Stellantis, the carmaker created from the merger of PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, said Tuesday that the tie-up will help preserve jobs, factories and the 14 storied brands.

Style

Sarah Jessica Parker and the Cosmopolitan Was Not Love at First Sip

Sarah Jessica Parker and the Cosmopolitan Was Not Love at First Sip

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 26

"Sex and the City" catapulted the Cosmopolitan into the spotlight, but the show's star, Sarah Jessica Parker, wasn't a big fan at the onset according to a story she wrote for Grub Street.

Health/Fitness

California Reverses Stay-at-Home Order as Conditions Improve

California Reverses Stay-at-Home Order as Conditions Improve

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kathleen Ronayne | Jan 26

Business owners hailed Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision to lift stay-at-home orders across California in response to improving coronavirus conditions, but local health officials expressed concern that it may cause residents to let down their guard.

Travel

'Historic Snow' Blankets Parts of Midwest, Disrupts Travel

'Historic Snow' Blankets Parts of Midwest, Disrupts Travel

TRAVEL | By Josh Funk | Jan 26

A major winter storm blanketed parts of the middle of the country with snow that was forecast into late Tuesday in some areas, disrupting traffic and closing some coronavirus testing sites.

Nightlife

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

NIGHTLIFE | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 23

The owner of West Hollywood gay bar Faultline has confirmed an earlier report that the establishment has closed down its longtime location. The bar will hopefully reopen elsewhere in the future.