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US Offers Extra Monkeypox Vaccine Doses for Gay Pride Events

US Offers Extra Monkeypox Vaccine Doses for Gay Pride Events

NEWS | By Mike Stobbe | Aug 18

The U.S. is setting aside an extra 50,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine for places with upcoming gay pride events, health officials said Thursday.

Trio of Suits Target Florida 'Woke' Law Pushed by DeSantis

Trio of Suits Target Florida 'Woke' Law Pushed by DeSantis

NEWS | Aug 18

A trio of lawsuits target a Florida law championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that restricts race-based conversation and analysis in business and education, the latest filed Thursday by college professors and students claiming it is blatantly unconst

Watch: Over Madison Cawthorn, GOP Candidate Bo Hines Talks Banana Republics

Watch: Over Madison Cawthorn, GOP Candidate Bo Hines Talks Banana Republics

NEWS | Aug 18

Madison Cawthorn may have lost his congressional seat, but Bo Hines, a new GOP candidate, is vying for his spot as the dimmest bulb in Congress.

'9-1-1: Lone Star' Actor Ronen Rubinstein Gets Nixed from IG for Sexy Thirst Trap

'9-1-1: Lone Star' Actor Ronen Rubinstein Gets Nixed from IG for Sexy Thirst Trap

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 18

Ronen Rubinstein, one-half of "9-1-1: Lone Star" couple "Tarlos," posted a sexy thirst trap on Instagram only to see the social media giant take it down. Fortunately, it is still on Twitter.

Queering Cinema: The Conflicted Talent of Vincente Minnelli

Queering Cinema: The Conflicted Talent of Vincente Minnelli

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Aug 18

Vincente Minnelli was one of Hollywood's great queer talents, despite spending most of his filmmaking career in the closet.

LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow to Host MTV Awards

LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow to Host MTV Awards

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Aug 18

The MTV Awards later this month will have not one host but three, with rap stars LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow all set to anchor the ceremony.

Randy Rainbow, Master Satirist, Vies with Goliaths for Emmy

Randy Rainbow, Master Satirist, Vies with Goliaths for Emmy

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber | Aug 18

If Randy Rainbow is adored by the legendary Carol Burnett, and he is, what flimsy excuse could TV academy voters have to deny him an Emmy for his fourth nomination?

JVN Points to Institutional Homophobia for Monkeypox Spread

JVN Points to Institutional Homophobia for Monkeypox Spread

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 18

"Queer Eye" star Jonathan Van Ness slammed the sluggish response from government as the monkeypox outbreak grew, citing "homophobia and transphobia" as factors.

HBO Max Yanks LGBTQ+ Teen Dramedy 'Genera+ion' from Platform

HBO Max Yanks LGBTQ+ Teen Dramedy 'Genera+ion' from Platform

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 18

Fans of the HBO Max series "Genera+ion" were disappointed when the streaming platform announced there would be no Season 2 of the show. Now the show is disappearing from HBO Max altogether.

Netflix is Rebooting 2000s Reality Show 'The Mole' — will Anderson Cooper Return to Host?

Netflix is Rebooting 2000s Reality Show 'The Mole' — will Anderson Cooper Return to Host?

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 18

After adding the early 2000s reality show "The Mole" to its library last year, Netflix is rebooting the series that was once hosted by Anderson Cooper.

News

Free Concert Held at Southern Decadence Canceled over Monkeypox Concerns

Free Concert Held at Southern Decadence Canceled over Monkeypox Concerns

NEWS | Aug 18

The Bourbon Street Extravaganza, a free concert held in New Orleans amid Southern Decadence — one of the nation's largest LGBTQ events — has been canceled over monkeypox concerns, organizers said Wednesday.

Entertainment

Out Actor Lee Pace Confirms He's Married to Matthew Foley

Out Actor Lee Pace Confirms He's Married to Matthew Foley

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 18

Rumors have circulated for nearly a year that out actor Lee Pace had married his boyfriend, Matthew Foley. Now Pace, 43, has confirmed that yes, the two have wed.

Business

Planned Parenthood to Spend Record $50M in Midterm Elections

Planned Parenthood to Spend Record $50M in Midterm Elections

BUSINESS | By Brian Slodysko | Aug 17

Planned Parenthood plans to spend a record $50 million ahead of November's midterm elections, pouring money into contests where access to abortion will be on the ballot.

Technology

Giant Sharks Once Roamed the Seas, Feasting on Huge Meals

Giant Sharks Once Roamed the Seas, Feasting on Huge Meals

TECHNOLOGY | By Maddie Burakoff | Aug 18

A giant shark that roamed the oceans millions of years ago could have devoured a creature the size of a killer whale in just five bites, new research suggests.

Finance

Millennial Money: A Scarcity Money Mindset Can Cost You

Millennial Money: A Scarcity Money Mindset Can Cost You

FINANCE | By Sara Rathner | Aug 16

If the current situation has you avoiding any long-term planning or fearing spending any money, even on things you need, you're experiencing a scarcity mindset.

Cars

Gas-powered Muscle Cars Drive into the Sunset, Turn Electric

Gas-powered Muscle Cars Drive into the Sunset, Turn Electric

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 18

Thundering gas-powered muscle cars will be closing in on their final Saturday-night cruises in the coming years as automakers begin replacing them with super-fast cars that run on batteries.

Style

Bad Bunny Wears a Dress on Harper's Bazaar Cover

Bad Bunny Wears a Dress on Harper's Bazaar Cover

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 17

As one of the biggest stars on the planet right now, it's only fitting that fashion icon Bad Bunny should grace the cover of a major magazine's September issue.

Health/Fitness

Youth Mental Health is in Crisis. Are Schools Doing Enough?

Youth Mental Health is in Crisis. Are Schools Doing Enough?

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Jocelyn Gecker and Dylan Lovan | Aug 17

Many of the pandemic's longer-lasting impacts remain a troubling reality for schools. Among them: The harmful effects of isolation and remote learning on children's emotional well-being.

Travel

Elvis Death Anniversary Increases Tourism at His Birthplace

Elvis Death Anniversary Increases Tourism at His Birthplace

TRAVEL | Aug 17

The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo, Mississippi, has welcomed an increasing number of visitors as fans commemorate the 45th anniversary of Presley's death.

Nightlife

Black & Blue Festival is Back and Bold, Oct. 6 - 10

Black & Blue Festival is Back and Bold, Oct. 6 - 10

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 17

The 31st edition of the internationally acclaimed Black & Blue LGBTQ+ Festival will be held during the weekend of Canadian Thanksgiving and American Columbus Day, from October 6 to 10.