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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.

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."

A Third of Americans Have Lied to Their Significant Other About This

A Third of Americans Have Lied to Their Significant Other About This

NIGHTLIFE | Oct 28

A recent survey proves that many Americans still have a problem discussing issues of sexuality and intimacy.

Watch: Sam Smith Opens Up About Wanting Kids and Making Music

Watch: Sam Smith Opens Up About Wanting Kids and Making Music

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 28

Non-binary British pop singer Sam Smith opened up to Zane Lowe in an interview for Apple Music about their third album and their hopes to have children.

Luke Evans Shares Steamy New Selfie Amid Speculation Over Split with Boyfriend

Luke Evans Shares Steamy New Selfie Amid Speculation Over Split with Boyfriend

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 28

Fans are speculating if Luke Evans and his boyfriend Rafa Olarra have called it quits...but the "Beauty and the Beast" star is clearly living his best life, sharing a steamy shirtless selfie to Instagram Tuesday.

News

Collins Votes Against Barrett, Heads Home to Save Senate Job

Collins Votes Against Barrett, Heads Home to Save Senate Job

NEWS | By David Sharp | Oct 28

On Monday, Republican Sen. Susan Collins cast her vote against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick without any speech and quickly headed home to Maine to try to save her political career.

Entertainment

June Millington: Cofounder of Fanny, the Pioneering Women's Band, is Still Rockin'

June Millington: Cofounder of Fanny, the Pioneering Women's Band, is Still Rockin'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Gregg Shapiro | Oct 28

June Millington is the very definition of a living music legend. A founding member of celebrated '70s all-female rock band Fanny, Millington and her bandmates, including sister Jean, paved the way for everyone from the Runaways to the Go-Go's.

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

Why Most Americans Will Still Buy Candy This Halloween

Why Most Americans Will Still Buy Candy This Halloween

STYLE | Oct 28

The survey of 2,000 Americans — about half of whom were parents — looked at what Halloween will look like this year, and the precautions people are taking on the holiday.

Health/Fitness

If Trump Wins, Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for That ACA Replacement Plan

If Trump Wins, Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for That ACA Replacement Plan

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Julie Rovner | Oct 27

If President Donald Trump wins reelection next week, it seems unlikely he will unveil the health plan he's been promising since before his election in 2016. Still, other aspects of health care could be featured in his second-term agenda.

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.