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Suspect in Arson of Gay Bar's Pride Flag Sentenced to Time Served

Suspect in Arson of Gay Bar's Pride Flag Sentenced to Time Served

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 4

The suspect in a 2019 arson case involving a Pride flag belonging to a Des Moines gay bar has been set free.

Krysten Sinema in Purple Wig Steals Show at Senate Swearing-In

Krysten Sinema in Purple Wig Steals Show at Senate Swearing-In

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 4

Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.), resplendent in a purple wig and zebra striped shawl, stole the show at the swearing-in of new Democratic colleague Sen. Mark Kelly on Wednesday.

Former Reds Sportscaster 'Embarrassed' by On-Air Homophobic Slur

Former Reds Sportscaster 'Embarrassed' by On-Air Homophobic Slur

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 4

Sportscaster Thom Brennaman is "embarrassed" at having used a gay slur on-air during an August 19 game between Cincinnati and Kansas City.

Adult Star Billy Santoro Booted from Sydney Apartment Complex

Adult Star Billy Santoro Booted from Sydney Apartment Complex

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 4

A removal van was spotted outside the Monument, the exclusive apartment complex in Sydney, Australia in what could be the final chapter in gay male star Billy Santoro's ongoing dispute with management of complex's Horizon tower.

Pelosi Optimistic, Says Momentum Growing for COVID-19 Relief

Pelosi Optimistic, Says Momentum Growing for COVID-19 Relief

NEWS | By Andrew Taylor | Dec 4

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave an optimistic assessment of the prospects for a mid-sized COVID-19 relief bill and a separate $1.4 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Friday.

With Red Carpets Rolled Up, the Oscar Race Goes Virtual

With Red Carpets Rolled Up, the Oscar Race Goes Virtual

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Dec 4

This is the time of year when Hollywood's awards-season-industrial complex usually shifts into high gear.

Election Heartthrob Steve Kornacki Joins Football Night in America

Election Heartthrob Steve Kornacki Joins Football Night in America

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 4

The 2020 MSNBC election correspondent and popular crush Steve Kornacki will join Football Night in America, starting this Sunday.

Dolly Parton on 54 Year Marriage in New Podcast Interview

Dolly Parton on 54 Year Marriage in New Podcast Interview

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 4

Dolly Parton spoke of her 54-year marriage to Carl Thomas Dean in an interview with Jessie Ware for the "Table Manners" podcast.

Biden May Have Won Election Due to LGBTQ Voters, New Report Says

Biden May Have Won Election Due to LGBTQ Voters, New Report Says

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 4

A new report published by the Washington Post suggests that President-elect Joe Biden may have won the 2020 election because of higher LGBTQ voter turnout.

Homing's In: Online Events Dec. 4-12
San Francisco, CA

Homing's In: Online Events Dec. 4-12

NIGHTLIFE | By Jim Provenzano | Dec 4

While it's not exactly 'the most wonderful time of the year,' you can still get a bit of holiday cheer with online arts, nightlife and community events.

News

House Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level

House Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level

NEWS | By Matthew Daly | Dec 4

The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize & tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters called a failed policy of criminalization of pot use & taking steps to address racial disparities in enforcement.

Business

Orbitz and IGLTA Foundation Partner For Equality in Travel Industry

Orbitz and IGLTA Foundation Partner For Equality in Travel Industry

BUSINESS | Dec 4

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) Foundation is receiving much-needed support this week courtesy of an Orbitz campaign advocating for equality in the travel industry.

Technology

Our Favorite LGBTQ Virtual Experiences to Gift This Holiday Season

Our Favorite LGBTQ Virtual Experiences to Gift This Holiday Season

TECHNOLOGY | By Kelsy Chauvin | Dec 4

Digital experiences are turning our computer screens into portals for all sorts of holiday reunions, group workshops, live entertainment and delightful tours. Here's a rundown of a few faves tilted toward LGBTQ interests.

Finance

During ACA Open Enrollment, Picking a Plan Invites New COVID Complications

During ACA Open Enrollment, Picking a Plan Invites New COVID Complications

FINANCE | By Julie Appleby | Dec 3

People buying their own health insurance have even more to think about this year, particularly those post-COVID-19 patients with lingering health concerns, the "long haulers," who join the club of Americans with preexisting conditions.

Cars

Hyundai, Kia Fined for Delaying U.S. Engine Failure Recalls

Hyundai, Kia Fined for Delaying U.S. Engine Failure Recalls

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Dec 1

Hyundai and Kia must pay $137 million in fines and safety improvements because they moved too slowly to recall over 1 million vehicles with engines that can fail.

Health/Fitness

NYC Hospital Workers, Knowing How Bad It Can Get, Brace for COVID 2nd Wave

NYC Hospital Workers, Knowing How Bad It Can Get, Brace for COVID 2nd Wave

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Fred Mogul, WNYC | Dec 4

Many front-line workers are nervous about hospital preparedness, and many observers are less bullish about the effectiveness of the coronavirus testing and tracing infrastructure.

Travel

Police: Couple Flew to Hawaii Despite Positive Virus Tests

Police: Couple Flew to Hawaii Despite Positive Virus Tests

TRAVEL | By Caleb Jones | Dec 4

A couple were arrested at a Hawaii airport after traveling from the U.S. mainland despite knowing they were infected with COVID-19, authorities said.Kauai Police Department via AP

Nightlife

COVID Rules Dish Up McDonald's at London Gay Club, Patrons Mock Online

COVID Rules Dish Up McDonald's at London Gay Club, Patrons Mock Online

NIGHTLIFE | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 29

Saturdays at London's Heaven Nightclub are getting a little happier - at least, the meals are. New COVID rules say bars must serve "substantial meals" with drinks, and McDonald's is partnering with the club.