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Watch: Mayim Bialik Memorializes Co-Star Leslie Jordan in TikTok Video

Watch: Mayim Bialik Memorializes Co-Star Leslie Jordan in TikTok Video

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 5

"Call Me Kat" star Mayim Bialik took to TikTok after the sitcom's Dec. 1 episode to memorialize co-star Leslie Jordan. The episode was the last one the out comedian completed before his death on Oct. 24.

LGBTQ+ Students Wrestle with Tensions at Christian Colleges

LGBTQ+ Students Wrestle with Tensions at Christian Colleges

NEWS | By Giovanna Dell'orto and Yonat Shimron | Dec 5

As monks chanted prayers in Saint John's University church, members of the student LGBTQ organization, QPLUS, were meeting in their lounge at the Minnesota institution's sister Benedictine college, a few miles away.

Supreme Court Taking Up Clash of Religion and Gay Rights

Supreme Court Taking Up Clash of Religion and Gay Rights

NEWS | By Jessica Gresko | Dec 5

The Supreme Court is hearing the case Monday of a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for gay couples, a dispute that's the latest clash of religion and gay rights to land at the highest court.

Kit Connor's TV Mom Olivia Colman Speaks Up for Him

Kit Connor's TV Mom Olivia Colman Speaks Up for Him

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 5

On the hit Netflix series "Heartstopper," Olivia Colman plays the mother of star Kit Connor's character. The esteemed actor is speaking out on behalf of her TV son after Connor was harassed online.

Ho Ho Ho: 10 Sexy Gifts for the Men on Your Naughty List

Ho Ho Ho: 10 Sexy Gifts for the Men on Your Naughty List

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Dec 5

Whether you've got one guy on your naughty list or have a few in rotation, everyone deserves a little ho ho ho this holiday season.

Did Drag Show Prompt Attack on North Carolina Power Supply?

Did Drag Show Prompt Attack on North Carolina Power Supply?

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 5

Armed protestors have terrorized recent drag-themed events. Did a drag show in North Carolina prompt "intentional" and "malicious" damage, caused by gunfire, that plunged thousands into darkness?

Watch: Chasten Buttigieg: Anti-Marriage Conservatives 'Wildly Out of Step'

Watch: Chasten Buttigieg: Anti-Marriage Conservatives 'Wildly Out of Step'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 5

Chasten Buttigieg took to MSNBC after writing a moving op-ed about the joys of his marriage. During his appearance, Chasten took note of how "wildly out of step" the anti-equality right remains.

Explainer: Congress is Acting on Gay, Interracial Marriage

Explainer: Congress is Acting on Gay, Interracial Marriage

NEWS | By Sara Burnett | Dec 5

Legislation ensuring same-sex and interracial marriages are recognized as legal unions appears headed for final approval and President Biden's signature, a bipartisan agreement reflecting a wider acceptance of gay rights in both Congress and the country.

Sam Smith Shows Off Sexy Figure and New Tattoos While Enjoying Cheetos

Sam Smith Shows Off Sexy Figure and New Tattoos While Enjoying Cheetos

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Dec 4

With an album "Gloria" on the way, and a hit song with Kim Petras taking over TikTok, Sam Smith seems to be loving the skin they are in.

Jack Repetti, Owner of Boston's Eagle, Passed Away

Jack Repetti, Owner of Boston's Eagle, Passed Away

NEWS | Dec 4

Jack Repetti, the owner of Boston's Eagle from 1981 to 2020, passed away on Thursday, December 1. Repetti also was the chief bartender at the South End bar and was famous for his sharp-witted retorts to customers that made him a local icon.

News

With Passage of Respect for Marriage Act, Searches Surge for 'Gay Superheroes'

With Passage of Respect for Marriage Act, Searches Surge for 'Gay Superheroes'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 4

The internet lit up after the Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which provides protections for same-sex and interracial couples. People were searching for information on... gay superheroes?

Entertainment

Twitter Reacts to Netflix Hiding Tweets Suggesting 'Wednesday' is Gay

Twitter Reacts to Netflix Hiding Tweets Suggesting 'Wednesday' is Gay

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 4

Netflix reportedly hid tweets suggesting that Wednesday Addams — the title character in the streamer's "Addams Family" spinoff "Wednesday" — is LGBTQ+, prompting Twitter backlash.

Business

Russia Rejects $60-a-barrel Cap on Its Oil, Warns of Cutoffs

Russia Rejects $60-a-barrel Cap on Its Oil, Warns of Cutoffs

BUSINESS | By Jamey Keaten | Dec 4

Russian authorities rejected a price cap on the country's oil set by Ukraine's Western supporters and threatened Saturday to stop supplying the nations that endorsed it.

Technology

As Musk is Learning, Content Moderation is a Messy Job

As Musk is Learning, Content Moderation is a Messy Job

TECHNOLOGY | By David Klepper and Matt O'Brien | Dec 4

Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin, the founder of an infamous neo-Nazi website, was reinstated to Twitter Thursday; the following day, recording artist Ye was banished for posting a swastika.

Finance

6 Ways to Boost your Credit Card Rewards this Holiday Season

6 Ways to Boost your Credit Card Rewards this Holiday Season

FINANCE | By Craig Joseph | Dec 3

Get your wallet ready — it's that time again with the holidays right around the corner. And for most people, celebration means spending.

Cars

Edmunds: Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. Hyundai Tucson Plug-in

Edmunds: Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. Hyundai Tucson Plug-in

CARS | By Alex Nishimoto, Edmunds | Dec 3

The Toyota RAV4 Prime has served as a benchmark for what a small SUV with a plug-in hybrid powertrain can be. But now SUV shoppers have another choice to consider: The Hyundai Tucson PHEV.

Style

Fans' Wild World Cup Fashion Draws Praise, Scorn in Qatar

Fans' Wild World Cup Fashion Draws Praise, Scorn in Qatar

STYLE | By Isabel Debre | Dec 4

The World Cup in Qatar has become a political lightning rod, so it comes as no surprise that soccer fans' sartorial style has sparked controversy.

Health/Fitness

FDA Change Ushers in Cheaper, Easier-to-get Hearing Aids

FDA Change Ushers in Cheaper, Easier-to-get Hearing Aids

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Tom Murphy | Dec 4

Over-the-counter, or OTC, hearing aids started hitting the market in October at prices that can be thousands of dollars lower than prescription hearing aids.

Travel

Hawaii Eruption Brings Tourism Boon During Slow Season

Hawaii Eruption Brings Tourism Boon During Slow Season

TRAVEL | By Andrew Selsky, Audrey McAvoy, and Haven Daley | Dec 2

The spectacle of incandescent lava spewing from Hawaii's Mauna Loa has drawn thousands of visitors and is turning into a tourism boon for this Big Island town near the world's largest volcano.

Nightlife

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar, Chicago :: December 3, 2022

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar, Chicago :: December 3, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Dec 4

Santa Speedo Run returned to Sidetrack the Video Bar. This Year's proceeds went to Center on Halsted's youth housing project. The event, where participants run around the neighborhood in festive attire, has raised over $600,000 since beginning in 2011.