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Pope Stresses COVID Precautions, Doesn't Wear Mask at General Audience

Pope Stresses COVID Precautions, Doesn't Wear Mask at General Audience

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 28

Despite cautioning the Catholic faithful in attendance about the risks of COVID-19, Pope Francis and his aides did not wear masks at Wednesday's general audience.

Watch: New Documentary on Poland's Anti-LGBTQ Oppression

Watch: New Documentary on Poland's Anti-LGBTQ Oppression

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 28

i-D has just released a new, brief but stark documentary on discrimination and increased violence against LGBTQ people in Poland.

Sam Smith Credits Lady Gaga for Accepting Their Queerness

Sam Smith Credits Lady Gaga for Accepting Their Queerness

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 28

British pop star Sam Smith credits Lady Gaga for inspiring them to accept their queerness.

Social Media CEOs Get Earful on Bias, Warning of New Limits

Social Media CEOs Get Earful on Bias, Warning of New Limits

NEWS | By Marcy Gordon | Oct 28

With next week's election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies' social media platforms.

Mattel Introduces Elton John Barbie

Mattel Introduces Elton John Barbie

NEWS | Oct 28

Move over, Malibu Barbie, and make room for the Elton John-inspired edition, complete with '70s-style wardrobe, enormous rose-colored glasses, and an even more enormous hairdo.

Juan Melecio (aka Antonio Biaggi) Faces Uphill Fight in Political Race

Juan Melecio (aka Antonio Biaggi) Faces Uphill Fight in Political Race

NEWS | Oct 28

In this busy election year, why is a local contest in the Florida city of Wilton Manors getting renewed attention? The answer is the candidacy of Juan Melecio (aka adult male star Antonio Biaggi).

Love Blossoms Amid Pandemic, TikTok Turmoil for Two Creators

Love Blossoms Amid Pandemic, TikTok Turmoil for Two Creators

ENTERTAINMENT | By Leanne Italie | Oct 28

With love and pranks, Ian Paget and Chris Olsen are among millions of U.S. newbies looking to soak up social media stardom on TikTok.

Equality Advocates: Supreme Court Could Begin Dismantling LGBTQ Rights, Protections Next Week

Equality Advocates: Supreme Court Could Begin Dismantling LGBTQ Rights, Protections Next Week

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 28

Equality advocates fear that with the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, a rapid dismantling of the rights and protections of LGBTQ Americans could get underway as soon as next week.

Twitter's Latest Obsession? The Nike Jockstrap

Twitter's Latest Obsession? The Nike Jockstrap

STYLE | Oct 28

Has Lady Gaga's "Chromatica" jockstrap been replaced? According to Twitter, the latest undergarment to own is Nike's simple black jockstrap.

Twitter Drags Kim Kardashian West for 40th Birthday Celebration on Private Island During Pandemic

Twitter Drags Kim Kardashian West for 40th Birthday Celebration on Private Island During Pandemic

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 28

Kim Kardashian West has once again caused a commotion on Twitter.

News

How LGBTQ Women Have Become America's Progressive Engine

How LGBTQ Women Have Become America's Progressive Engine

NEWS | By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 28

"We have a community whose members are making a voting plan," says one expert. "LGBTQ and trans women are more likely to vote by mail than straight women, and more LGBTQ women plan to vote overall."

Business

Red State Retreat? LGBTQ Hosts Encourage Regional Travel

Red State Retreat? LGBTQ Hosts Encourage Regional Travel

BUSINESS | By Merryn Johns | Oct 27

How comfortable would you be taking a road trip to a destination with no LGBTQ anti-discrimination laws? It's a conundrum that many LGBTQ travelers face as they choose drivable destinations over long-haul flights.

Technology

Scientists Warn Americans Are Expecting Too Much From a Vaccine

Scientists Warn Americans Are Expecting Too Much From a Vaccine

TECHNOLOGY | By Liz Szabo | Oct 28

The White House and many Americans have pinned their hopes for defeating the COVID-19 pandemic on a vaccine being developed at "warp speed." But some scientific experts warn they're all expecting too much, too soon.

Cars

VW Recalls Jettas to Fix Fuel Leaks that Can Cause Fires

VW Recalls Jettas to Fix Fuel Leaks that Can Cause Fires

CARS | Oct 28

Volkswagen is recalling more than 218,000 Jetta sedans in the U.S. to fix a fuel leak problem that can cause fires. The recall covers certain cars from the 2016 through 2018 model years.

Style

Watch: Inside Kathy Griffin's $15.9 Million Bel Air Crest Mansion

Watch: Inside Kathy Griffin's $15.9 Million Bel Air Crest Mansion

STYLE | Oct 28

Bought in 2016 and built three years prior, the comedian's guarded and gated estate is 3,330 square feet and features all the bells and whistles you'd expect in Bel Air.

Travel

New York State of Mind: A Solo Gay Getaway

New York State of Mind: A Solo Gay Getaway

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | Oct 27

A solo trip to the Hudson Valley offers one writer the opportunity to ponder his queerness among cemeteries, towering sculptures and a stroll down Main Street.