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'Grease' Star Olivia Newton-John Dies at 73

'Grease' Star Olivia Newton-John Dies at 73

NEWS | Aug 8

Olivia Newton-John, the pop star who rose to international stardom opposite John Travolta in "Grease," died on Monday morning.

Church's Unauthorized 'Hamilton' Production Compares Being Gay to Addiction

Church's Unauthorized 'Hamilton' Production Compares Being Gay to Addiction

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 8

The Door church in McAllen, Texas, has given the Broadway show a homophobic makeover and lawyers for the real show have issued an order to cease and desist.

'Euphoria' Star Jacob Elordi Reveals He Was Called Gay for Wanting to Act

'Euphoria' Star Jacob Elordi Reveals He Was Called Gay for Wanting to Act

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 8

In an interview with GQ, the "Euphoria" star opens up about what it's like to be a Get Z leading man and how he started "welcoming the femininity" of his characters.

NYC Gay Man Says Stabbing in Subway Attack Was a Hate Crime

NYC Gay Man Says Stabbing in Subway Attack Was a Hate Crime

NEWS | Aug 8

An NYC gay man is alleging he was targeted in a hate crime on Sunday, August 7.

The Best Albums of 2022 (So Far)

The Best Albums of 2022 (So Far)

ENTERTAINMENT | By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 8

2022 is slightly more than half over, and it's already been a hell of a year for new music.

Watch: Christina Aguilera Takes on 'Don't Say Gay' at Pride Concert

Watch: Christina Aguilera Takes on 'Don't Say Gay' at Pride Concert

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 8

Hitmaker Christina Aguilera invited her LA Pride audience to say gay —¬†and they did, as her rousing set included a montage raking the anti-LGBTQ+ Florida law.

Want to Put a (Cock) Ring On It? Frank Ocean Has One for $25,570

Want to Put a (Cock) Ring On It? Frank Ocean Has One for $25,570

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 8

Singer Frank Ocean is one of the few Black artists to address his queerness openly, and what better way than with a $25,570 cock ring he is selling on his website?

New Study Disproves Anti-Trans Right's Theory of 'Social Contagion'

New Study Disproves Anti-Trans Right's Theory of 'Social Contagion'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 8

A new study published in the prestigious medical journal Pediatrics disproves the claim from anti-LGBTQ+ pundits and politicians that youth identify as transgender out of peer pressure.

Brandon Straka Brings Bizarro Cabaret to CPAC (With a Little Help from Marjorie Taylor Greene)

Brandon Straka Brings Bizarro Cabaret to CPAC (With a Little Help from Marjorie Taylor Greene)

NEWS | Aug 8

Don[t cry for convicted insurrectionist Brandon Straka -- he did enough for himself in a piece of bizarro performance art at CPAC with a little help from Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Meet the Asian Canadian Gay Activist Whose Views on Sexuality Resonate Today

Meet the Asian Canadian Gay Activist Whose Views on Sexuality Resonate Today

NEWS | Aug 8

Historians are rediscovering one of the most important LGBTQ activists of the early 20th Century — an Asian Canadian named Li Shiu Tong.

Business

Musk Says Twitter Deal Could Move Ahead with 'Bot' Info

Musk Says Twitter Deal Could Move Ahead with 'Bot' Info

BUSINESS | Aug 8

Elon Musk said his planned $44 billion takeover of Twitter should move forward if the company can confirm some details about how it measures whether user accounts are 'spam bots' or real people.

Technology

From Mecca to the Vatican, Exploring Sacred Sites with VR

From Mecca to the Vatican, Exploring Sacred Sites with VR

TECHNOLOGY | By Luis Andres Henao | Aug 8

Click and gape at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel ceiling up close. Click again and join thousands of pilgrims at Islam's most sacred site. Or strap on a headset and enter the holy city of Jerusalem.

Finance

Tougher IRS Enforcement Central to Dem Economic Package

Tougher IRS Enforcement Central to Dem Economic Package

FINANCE | By Kevin Freking | Aug 5

After more than a decade of mostly losing out, the Internal Revenue Service may finally get the cash infusion it's long wanted in the economic package that Democrats are working on.

Cars

U.A. Agency Probes Tesla Crashes that Killed 2 Motorcyclists

U.A. Agency Probes Tesla Crashes that Killed 2 Motorcyclists

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 8

Two crashes involving Teslas apparently running on Autopilot are drawing scrutiny from federal regulators and point to a potential new hazard on U.S. freeways.

Style

How Vincenzo Spinnato Bottled Judy Garland

How Vincenzo Spinnato Bottled Judy Garland

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 6

In celebration of the 100th birthday of Judy Garland, her children — Lorna, Liza, and Joey — enlisted the help of "certified nose" Vincenzo Spinnato to create an exclusive fragrance commemorating their mother's life, legacy, and — of course — her scent.

Health/Fitness

Adult Film Star Greg Riley Shares his Monkeypox Experience

Adult Film Star Greg Riley Shares his Monkeypox Experience

The horror stories around monkeypox share the same dispiriting scenario: A frightening diagnosis followed by a painful outbreak, anxiety, isolation, and difficulty in receiving treatment. Adult film actor Greg Riley shared his monkeypox experience.

Nightlife

Anti Violence Project Pink Party In The Pines :: August 6, 2022

Anti Violence Project Pink Party In The Pines :: August 6, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 8

The Anti Violence Project threw The Pink Party, celebrating the lives and victories of the LGBTQ community in Fire Island Pines, complete with drag performances by Shequida, Egypt and Nutwater, and featuring DJ Matty Glitterati.