LGBTQ News and More

Out to Debunk 'False Narratives,' Ron DeSantis' Press Secretary Gets Fooled by a 'Homophobic' Dog

Out to Debunk 'False Narratives,' Ron DeSantis' Press Secretary Gets Fooled by a 'Homophobic' Dog

NEWS | May 21

She says she out to "debunk false narratives," but Florida governor Ron DeSantis's press secretary Christina Pushaw fell for one recently about a supposed homophobic dog.

Montana Not Following Transgender Birth Certificate Ruling

Montana Not Following Transgender Birth Certificate Ruling

NEWS | By Amy Beth Hanson | May 21

It's been a month since a Montana judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a state law requiring trans people to undergo surgery before they could change their gender on their birth certificate and the state still isn't in compliance with the court order.

New York City Resident Tests Positive for Monkeypox Virus

New York City Resident Tests Positive for Monkeypox Virus

NEWS | May 21

A New York City resident has tested positive for the virus that causes monkeypox, state health officials announced late Friday.

Teacher Defends LGBTQ Lesson Plan that was Spiked by State

Teacher Defends LGBTQ Lesson Plan that was Spiked by State

NEWS | May 21

A teacher whose LGBTQ lesson plan for kindergartners was removed from a state website said Friday that the governor and education department succumbed to outside pressure.

UK Gay Couple Allegedly Attacked By Teens

UK Gay Couple Allegedly Attacked By Teens

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | May 20

A UK gay couple says they were attacked by a group of teens for holding hands and waiting for a taxi after going out.

Watch: Elliot Page Returns to Acting in New 'Umbrella Academy'

Watch: Elliot Page Returns to Acting in New 'Umbrella Academy'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | May 20

Elliot Page is back with the "Umbrella Academy" gang after a very public transition, and his character Vanya is reportedly also set to go through a transition into Viktor.

Cinespia Returns With Pride!

Cinespia Returns With Pride!

ENTERTAINMENT | May 20

LA's most popular and longest-running Outdoor Screening Series "Cinespia" returns to two famous Hollywood locations this summer: the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and LA Historic Park. And in June celebrates Pride.

Turkish Police Break Up Student LGBTQ Event, Arrest Dozens

Turkish Police Break Up Student LGBTQ Event, Arrest Dozens

NEWS | May 20

Police in Turkey broke up an LGBTQ pride parade at one the country's top public universities and detained all of the participants Friday.

Gloves Off! Madison Cawthorn Urges It's Time for Dark MAGA

Gloves Off! Madison Cawthorn Urges It's Time for Dark MAGA

NEWS | May 20

Defeated North Carolina congressman Madison Cawthorn wants Republicans to unleash Dark MAGA.

Just in Time for Pride, Fathom Events Returns with 'The Golden Girls'

Just in Time for Pride, Fathom Events Returns with 'The Golden Girls'

ENTERTAINMENT | May 20

Fathom Events is proud to announce the return of the Emmy Award-winning television sitcom, "The Golden Girls," to select theaters nationwide for the second consecutive year.

News

From Mickey to the MCU and 'Star Wars,' Disney Offers Pride-Themed Merch

From Mickey to the MCU and 'Star Wars,' Disney Offers Pride-Themed Merch

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | May 20

Unbowed by the punitive actions of anti-LGBTQ+ Florida lawmakers, Disney has introduced a Pride-themed line of merchandise that spans the Magic Kingdom's entertainment empire.

Entertainment

Review: 'Julia Scotti: Funny That Way' - Elder Trans Comic Gets Last Laugh

Review: 'Julia Scotti: Funny That Way' - Elder Trans Comic Gets Last Laugh

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | May 20

"Julia Scotti: Funny That Way" is a triumph not only for the comedian herself, but for audiences who need to hear from trans people about their own lived experiences... and who, not incidentally, need a good laugh.

Business

Consumers Shift Again, Flummoxing Big Retailers Like Target

Consumers Shift Again, Flummoxing Big Retailers Like Target

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | May 19

The pandemic vastly changed the way Americans spend money and now as they return to pre-pandemic behavior, they're tripping up retailers again.

Technology

Boeing Crew Capsule Launches to Space Station on Test Redo

Boeing Crew Capsule Launches to Space Station on Test Redo

TECHNOLOGY | By Marcia Dunn | May 20

Boeing's crew capsule rocketed into orbit Thursday on a repeat test flight without astronauts, after years of being grounded by flaws that could have doomed the spacecraft.

Finance

'Twitter Philanthropy' Reveals Chasms in Social Safety Net

'Twitter Philanthropy' Reveals Chasms in Social Safety Net

FINANCE | By R.J. Rico | May 20

Millionaire Bill Pulte practices what he calls "Twitter philanthropy," providing financial relief to people who reach out to him for help via social media. But he can only help a fraction of those who ask.

Cars

What to Know Before Getting Your Car Wrapped

What to Know Before Getting Your Car Wrapped

CARS | By Ronald Montoya, Edmunds | May 21

Wrapping a vehicle in vinyl to alter its look was once the domain of show cars, luxury and exotics but has now gone mainstream as part of a growing multibillion-dollar industry.

Style

Something Old, Something New — the Costumes of 'Downton Abbey'

Something Old, Something New — the Costumes of 'Downton Abbey'

STYLE | By Hilary Fox | May 19

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue — all these elements went into the costuming of "Downton Abbey: A New Era."

Health/Fitness

Spain Confirms 7 Monkeypox Cases as European Outbreak Grows

Spain Confirms 7 Monkeypox Cases as European Outbreak Grows

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Ashifa Kassam and Barry Hatton | May 19

Health officials in Spain reported seven cases of monkeypox and Portugal updated its number of confirmed cases to 14 Thursday as an outbreak of a viral disease typically limited to Africa expanded in Europe.

Travel

2022 is the Year of All-Inclusive Travel, and Here's Why

2022 is the Year of All-Inclusive Travel, and Here's Why

TRAVEL | By Sally French, NerdWallet | May 19

The image of all-inclusive travel is changing, as hotel companies expand their offerings, while redefining what all-inclusive means.