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US Agency Ascertains Biden as Winner, Lets Transition Begin

US Agency Ascertains Biden as Winner, Lets Transition Begin

NEWS | By Matthew Daly, Zeke Miller and Mary Clare Jalonick | Nov 23

The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the "apparent winner" of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Trump's administration.

Gay Penguin Couple Sphen and Magic Become Parents Again

Gay Penguin Couple Sphen and Magic Become Parents Again

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 23

Internationally famous gay penguins Sphen and Magic are now proud parents for the second time to a new baby chick.

Suspected Anti-LGBTQ Arsonist Seeks Asylum in Russia

Suspected Anti-LGBTQ Arsonist Seeks Asylum in Russia

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 23

A Brazilian man accused of violently attacking a movie company that depicted Jesus Christ as gay is seeking asylum in Russia his September arrest in Moscow.

Transgender Woman Sues Georgia Corrections Officials Again

Transgender Woman Sues Georgia Corrections Officials Again

NEWS | Nov 23

A Black transgender woman on Monday sued Georgia prison officials, saying they have failed to protect her from repeated sexual assaults behind bars and failed to provide her with adequate medical treatment.

Wentworth Miller Addresses Stepping Away from 'Prison Break,' Straight Roles

Wentworth Miller Addresses Stepping Away from 'Prison Break,' Straight Roles

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 23

On Saturday, Wentworth Miller spoke out on Instagram about his resistance to having his "Prison Break" character come out as gay in a potential reboot of the series.

Gun-Toting Congresswoman-Elect May Carry Glock at Capitol

Gun-Toting Congresswoman-Elect May Carry Glock at Capitol

NEWS | By Alan Fram | Nov 23

A firearms-toting congresswoman-elect who owns a gun-themed restaurant in Rifle, Colorado, has already asked Capitol Police about carrying her weapon on Capitol grounds, her office has acknowledged. If she does so, she apparently won't be alone.

Is Aussie Hunk Harry Jowsey To Hot Too Handle?

Is Aussie Hunk Harry Jowsey To Hot Too Handle?

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 23

Australian Harry Jowsey was the break-out star from Netflix's hit reality show "Too Hot Too Handle" this past summer. And a recent trip to California's Venice Beach showed as to why.

Court Puts Halt on Local Conversion Therapy Bans in Florida

Court Puts Halt on Local Conversion Therapy Bans in Florida

NEWS | By Brendan Farrington | Nov 23

A federal appeals court is blocking the enforcement of local ordinances in Florida that ban therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation of LGBTQ minors. The ruling issued Friday could put similar prohibitions at risk.

The Lack of LGBTQ Representation in Professional Sports May Not Be Why You Think

The Lack of LGBTQ Representation in Professional Sports May Not Be Why You Think

NEWS | Nov 23

Why aren't there more out professional sports players? A new report suggests the reason isn't just homophobia.

Aussie Firefighters Offer Thirst-Trapping 2021 Calendars... With or Without Pets

Aussie Firefighters Offer Thirst-Trapping 2021 Calendars... With or Without Pets

NEWS | Nov 23

Australian firefighters have outdone themselves this year with a set of 2021 calendars.

News

DC Comics Introduces Non-Binary Superhero 'Kid Quick'

DC Comics Introduces Non-Binary Superhero 'Kid Quick'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 23

DC Comics has announced a new non-binary superhero, Kid Quick, who will use "they/them" pronouns and become the new Flash in the forthcoming comic book title "Future Slate: Justice League."

Entertainment

Review: 'Milkwater' a Captivating Character Study

Review: 'Milkwater' a Captivating Character Study

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 23

Morgan Ingari's comedy is a stirring, poignant character study of a young woman caught in one of life's dead zones, where she's not making progress — and not even sure she's feeling a need to.

Business

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

Can the Gay Adult Film Industry Solve Its Race Problem?

BUSINESS | By Naveen Kumar | Nov 23

One former Black porn star says looking back after seven-plus years outside the industry, it's clear it was "a whole toxic environment of white supremacy and racism, completely all the time." Has anything changed?

Finance

Who Will Lead the Travel Industry Rebound in 2021?

Who Will Lead the Travel Industry Rebound in 2021?

FINANCE | Nov 18

With the breaking news this week that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine shows 95 percent efficacy, the idea of traveling again may be in the not-so-distant future. But who will lead the charge?

Cars

GM: New Batteries Cut Electric Car Costs, Increase Range

GM: New Batteries Cut Electric Car Costs, Increase Range

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Nov 22

General Motors says a pending breakthrough in battery chemistry will cut the price of its electric vehicles so they equal those powered by gasoline within five years.

Travel

Many Americans Flying for Holiday Despite CDC Pleas

Many Americans Flying for Holiday Despite CDC Pleas

TRAVEL | Nov 23

Millions of Americans bought tickets to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving before the nation's top public health agency pleaded with them not to travel for the holiday.