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Neil Patrick Harris Apologizes Again for Old Joke about Amy Winehouse's Death

Neil Patrick Harris Apologizes Again for Old Joke about Amy Winehouse's Death

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | May 19

In yet another example of how comments made online are forever, openly gay actor Neil Patrick Harris is apologizing once more for a joke from 2011 about the death of beloved singer Amy Winehouse.

'Queen of the Universe' Winner Grag Queen Releases New Song Ahead of US Tour

'Queen of the Universe' Winner Grag Queen Releases New Song Ahead of US Tour

ENTERTAINMENT | May 19

There's a new Queen in town named Grag Queen and she's recently released her first-ever English language song with, "You Betta" along with announcing tour dates in the United States.

Maine Removes LGBTQ+ Teaching Video Assailed in Republican Ad

Maine Removes LGBTQ+ Teaching Video Assailed in Republican Ad

NEWS | May 19

The Maine Department of Education removed from its website a video containing an LGBTQ lesson plan for kindergarten students that was the subject of a Republican ad targeting Democratic Gov. Janet Mills.

Spain Confirms 7 Monkeypox Cases as European Outbreak Grows

Spain Confirms 7 Monkeypox Cases as European Outbreak Grows

NEWS | 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.

Theo James on His Nude Landings on 'The Time Traveler's Wife'

Theo James on His Nude Landings on 'The Time Traveler's Wife'

ENTERTAINMENT | May 19

On the new HBO series "The Time Traveler's Wife," Theo James plays a man who travels through time. Complicating matters is that when he time-travels, he arrives naked. James talked about being naked and alone on camera.

Gay Twitter's 42 Best Tweets This Week

Gay Twitter's 42 Best Tweets This Week

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | May 19

This week's edition of Gay Twitter includes hilarious reactions to Cara Delevingne, Gia Gunn's DragCon tweet, Madison Cawthorn and more!

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

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

ENTERTAINMENT | 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."

Out Film Star Rupert Everett: Straight Actors Should Play Gay...Except Maybe not Colin Firth

Out Film Star Rupert Everett: Straight Actors Should Play Gay...Except Maybe not Colin Firth

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | May 19

In an interview on Piers Morgan's talk show, out film star Rupert Everett opened up about his opinions regarding LGBTQ+ actors and who should play what sorts of roles.

'Downton Abbey: A New Era' -— Hit Brit Sequel Not so New, but Not so Bad
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'Downton Abbey: A New Era' -— Hit Brit Sequel Not so New, but Not so Bad

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brian Bromberger | May 17

'Downton Abbey' never pretends to be anything more than what it is: A romanticized, frothy soap opera fantasy with expensive china that will warm you like a well-worn angora sweater.

Lady Zen: Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist at Oasis
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Lady Zen: Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist at Oasis

ENTERTAINMENT | By Laura Moreno | May 17

Lady Zen is one of the best singers you may never have heard of. With operatic training and a natural feel for jazz, country music, and the fusion of all three, she has been called a "shockingly good" singer.

News

State Rep Brian Sims, LGBTQ Candidates Lose Bids for Office in Pennsylvania

State Rep Brian Sims, LGBTQ Candidates Lose Bids for Office in Pennsylvania

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | May 19

LGBTQ+ candidates running for in the state of the U.S. Senate, lieutenant governor, and a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Philadelphia's "gayborhood" each lost their races in the Keystone State's May 17 Democratic primary.

Entertainment

Review: The Woman, The Myth, The Miniseries: 'Angelyne' Unveils the '80s Sensation

Review: The Woman, The Myth, The Miniseries: 'Angelyne' Unveils the '80s Sensation

ENTERTAINMENT | By JC Alvarez | May 19

Before the internet or social networking, one individual became one of the most famous people on the planet, just for a billboard! Emmy Rossum stars as "Angelyne" in the Peacock series.

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

With Roe in Doubt, Some Fear Tech Surveillance of Pregnancy

With Roe in Doubt, Some Fear Tech Surveillance of Pregnancy

TECHNOLOGY | By Maryclaire Dale | May 19

Online searches. Period apps. Fitness trackers. Advice helplines. GPS. The often obscure companies collecting our health history and geolocation data may know more about us than we know ourselves.

Cars

French Carmaker Renault to Sell Russian Operations to Moscow

French Carmaker Renault to Sell Russian Operations to Moscow

CARS | May 18

Russia will take control of French car manufacturer Renault's operations in the country and resurrect a Soviet-era auto brand, officials said Monday.

Health/Fitness

Jill Biden, Selena Gomez Lead Talk on Youth Mental Health

Jill Biden, Selena Gomez Lead Talk on Youth Mental Health

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Darlene Superville | May 19

Selena Gomez joined first lady Jill Biden and U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy at the White House on Wednesday for a conversation about youth mental health.

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.