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Actress Marlee Matlin Honored with Morton E. Ruderman Award for Lifelong Activism for People with Disabilities

Actress Marlee Matlin Honored with Morton E. Ruderman Award for Lifelong Activism for People with Disabilities

Thirty years after Marlee Matlin was first deaf actor to win a major Oscar, Boston's Ruderman Family Foundation honors her with annual award of $100,000.

Only In Florida: Woman Alleges Critique in Bedroom Got Her Dildo-Whipped

Only In Florida: Woman Alleges Critique in Bedroom Got Her Dildo-Whipped

NEWS | Feb 23
Call it a case of assault with a deadly dildo.

Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes City's LGBT Protections

Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes City's LGBT Protections

NEWS | By Andrew DeMillo | Feb 23
The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional.

Civil and Human Rights Community Condemns Trump's Anti-Trans Policy

Civil and Human Rights Community Condemns Trump's Anti-Trans Policy

NEWS | Feb 23
Numerous LGBTQ and Civil Rights groups issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's rescission of Title IX guidance, which clarifies protections for transgender students under the law:

Reports: DeVos Originally Opposed Trump Admin's Move to Rescind Transgender Students Rights

Reports: DeVos Originally Opposed Trump Admin's Move to Rescind Transgender Students Rights

NEWS | Feb 23
Sources told both CNN and The New York Times that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos initially took issue with a draft of the Trump administration's plan to rescind President Barack Obama's guidelines that protect transgender students in public schools.

GLSEN Blasts Trump Admin's Attack on Transgender Rights

GLSEN Blasts Trump Admin's Attack on Transgender Rights

NEWS | Feb 23
GLSEN issued a statement on Reversal of Title IX Guidance on Accommodating Transgender Students

What Anti-Trans Move? Log Cabin Republicans Silent on Trump's New Bathroom Policy

What Anti-Trans Move? Log Cabin Republicans Silent on Trump's New Bathroom Policy

NEWS | Feb 23
Is LGBT conservative group Log Cabin Republicans too busy getting ready to dance for the right wing at this weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference to issue a statement on the Trump administration's recent assault on transgender rights?

Oscars Look to 'La La Land,' Host Kimmel for Ratings Boost

Oscars Look to 'La La Land,' Host Kimmel for Ratings Boost

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber | Feb 23
If the Oscars had doubled down on nominating films with actors named Ryan, the ceremony's chances for a ratings bounce might be as likely as host Jimmy Kimmel's Trump jokes.

David Bowie Honors, George Michael Tribute Top Brit Awards

David Bowie Honors, George Michael Tribute Top Brit Awards

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jill Lawless | Feb 23
The Brit Awards recognized big international stars including Drake and Beyonce and a cross-section of home-grown talent Wednesday - but the ceremony was overshadowed by the much-missed David Bowie and George Michael.

Watch: Male Models Help Save Teens Who Fell Through Frozen Pond

Watch: Male Models Help Save Teens Who Fell Through Frozen Pond

NEWS | Feb 23
A pair of unbelievably good-looking male models became heroes this week when they helped rescue seven teenagers who fell through a frozen pond in Central Park.


News

Praise, Criticism Follow Transgender Bathroom Decision

Praise, Criticism Follow Transgender Bathroom Decision

NATIONAL | Feb 23
Comments about the Trump administration decision to rescind federal guidelines allowing transgender students to use public school bathrooms matching their chosen gender identity.


Entertainment

Damien Chazelle on 'La La Land'

Damien Chazelle on 'La La Land'

MOVIES | Feb 23
Hollywood is singing the praises of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in the hit movie "La La Land," which has received 14 Oscar nominations. One of the nominations is for 32-year-old Damien Chazelle as Best Director.


Business

High Court Ruling Limits International Reach of Patent Laws

High Court Ruling Limits International Reach of Patent Laws

LEGAL | Feb 23
The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California-based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws.


Technology

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

PERSONAL TECH | By Tafi Mukunyadzi | Feb 23
Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker, saying authorities haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights.


Finance

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

Famed Hamptons Home Grey Gardens for Sale for $19.95 Million

NATIONAL | Feb 9
Grey Gardens, the Hamptons home once owned by eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is for sale. It was featured in a documentary, HBO movie and Broadway musical.


Cars

China's Thriving SUV-Only Automaker Looks to Global Growth

China's Thriving SUV-Only Automaker Looks to Global Growth

AUTO NEWS | By Joe McDonald | Feb 23
Great Wall is part of a cadre of small but ambitious independent Chinese automakers that grew in the shadow of state-owned giants such as Shanghai Automotive Industries Corp., which assembles vehicles for General Motors Co. and Volkswagen.


Style

Don't Miss: Underground Fort Lauderdale Fashion Weekend

Don't Miss: Underground Fort Lauderdale Fashion Weekend

FASHION | By EDGE | Feb 23
The debut Underground Lauderdale Fashion Weekend will bring together fashion influencers and consumer enthusiasts from all over the country for an unforgettable fashion program with a touch of New York-inspired nightlife.


Health/Fitness

'Menopause The Musical' Partners with Natl. Breast Cancer Coalition

'Menopause The Musical' Partners with Natl. Breast Cancer Coalition

HEALTH | Feb 22
GFour Productions has proudly joined forces with The National Breast Cancer Coalition by donating 100 percent of proceeds from Hot Flash Fans sales of "Menopause The Musical."


Nightlife

Gay Bars Across the Country to Show Preview of "Feud: Bette and Joan" This Week

Gay Bars Across the Country to Show Preview of "Feud: Bette and Joan" This Week

TELEVISION | Feb 21
This week, FX will treat fans in the LGBTQ community in gay bars around the country to a special glimpse into one of the most famous feuds in Hollywood history. "FEUD: Bette and Joan," the first installment of the new FX anthology series.