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Globes Org Says It Will Recruit Black Members After Outcry

Globes Org Says It Will Recruit Black Members After Outcry

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 28

The organization hosting the Golden Globes says it is developing a plan to recruit Black members after falling under sharp criticism for lacking diverse members.

2nd Former Aide Accuses Cuomo of Sexual Harassment

2nd Former Aide Accuses Cuomo of Sexual Harassment

NEWS | Feb 28

A second former aide has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who responded with a statement Saturday saying he never made advances toward her and never intended to be inappropriate.

Fred Segal, LA Celebrity Fashion Retailer, Dead at 87

Fred Segal, LA Celebrity Fashion Retailer, Dead at 87

NEWS | Feb 28

Fred Segal, a notable Los Angeles-based celebrity fashion retailer, died Thursday. He was 87.

Watch: Olympic Gold Medalist Matthew Mitcham Opens Up About Drugs, Depression, and Olympic Glory

Watch: Olympic Gold Medalist Matthew Mitcham Opens Up About Drugs, Depression, and Olympic Glory

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 27

Openly gay Olympic Gold Medalist Matthew Mitcham opened up in a BBC sport video produced for LGBTQ History Month

Borsalino Looks Ahead with Cool Bucket Hats, Baseball Caps

Borsalino Looks Ahead with Cool Bucket Hats, Baseball Caps

STYLE | By Colleen Barry | Feb 27

The new collection displayed during Milan Fashion Week takes inspiration from the Arts & Crafts design movement in mid-19th century Britain

Plunging Demand for COVID-19 Tests May Leave US Exposed

Plunging Demand for COVID-19 Tests May Leave US Exposed

NEWS | By Matthew Perrone | Feb 27

After a year of struggling to boost testing, communities across the country are seeing plummeting demand, shuttering testing sites or even trying to return supplies.

AP: Trooper Kicked, Dragged Black Man Who Died in Custody

AP: Trooper Kicked, Dragged Black Man Who Died in Custody

NEWS | By Jim Mustian | Feb 27

A Louisiana State Police trooper has been suspended without pay for kicking and dragging a handcuffed Black man whose in-custody death remains unexplained.

Out Actor Nathaniel Curtis Expresses Separation Anxiety from 'It's a Sin' Cast

Out Actor Nathaniel Curtis Expresses Separation Anxiety from 'It's a Sin' Cast

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 27

Out actor Nathaniel Curtis expressed separation anxiety about his cast mates from "It's a Sin."

Lady Gaga's Dogs Recovered Safely After Theft, Shooting

Lady Gaga's Dogs Recovered Safely After Theft, Shooting

NEWS | By Stefanie Dazio | Feb 27

Lady Gaga's two French bulldogs, which were stolen by thieves who shot and wounded the dog walker, were recovered unharmed Friday, Los Angeles police said.

French Military Man-Turned-Escort-Turned Tattoo Artist Clément Grobotek's Revealing Book to be Filmed

French Military Man-Turned-Escort-Turned Tattoo Artist Clément Grobotek's Revealing Book to be Filmed

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 27

Last summer tattoo artist Clément Grobotek turned heads in France with the publication of "Moi, j'embrasse" ("Me, I Embrace"), his account of his escort days. It looks like it will soon be a six-part television series.

News

Watch: Mexican Police Arrest Gay Couple for Kiss: 'Children are Present'

Watch: Mexican Police Arrest Gay Couple for Kiss: 'Children are Present'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 27

Police arrested a same-sex couple for sharing a kiss on a public beach, declaring that the reason the men were being handcuffed was that the display of affection took place where "children are present."

Entertainment

Vaccination 'Passports' May Open Society, But Inequity Looms

Vaccination 'Passports' May Open Society, But Inequity Looms

ENTERTAINMENT | By Laurie Kellman | Feb 27

Israel is experimenting with vaccine passports for public gatherings, but it also raises the prospect of further dividing the world along the lines of wealth and vaccine access, creating ethical and logistical issues.

Business

Highlights of the COVID-19 Relief Bill Advancing in Congress

Highlights of the COVID-19 Relief Bill Advancing in Congress

BUSINESS | By Kevin Freking | Feb 27

The House passed a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package early Saturday, 219-212, that includes $1,400 checks for most Americans and billions of dollars for schools, state and local governments and businesses.

Technology

US Advisers Endorse Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine from J&J

US Advisers Endorse Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine from J&J

TECHNOLOGY | By Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone | Feb 27

U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.

Finance

What NY Prosecutors Could Learn from Trump's Tax Records

What NY Prosecutors Could Learn from Trump's Tax Records

FINANCE | By Jim Mustian and David B. Caruso | Feb 23

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trump's tax records.

Cars

Edmunds: Three Smart Ways to Get Out of Your Car Lease

Edmunds: Three Smart Ways to Get Out of Your Car Lease

CARS | By Brent Romans, Edmunds | Feb 20

On the surface, getting out of a car lease isn't difficult. It's the potential financial penalties for doing so that are the issue. Minimizing this financial fallout is key.

Style

Is the Fashion Industry Capitalizing on 'Gender Neutral'?

Is the Fashion Industry Capitalizing on 'Gender Neutral'?

STYLE | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 27

As fashion brands like Girlfriend Collective, Entireworld, and PANGAIA release gender-neutral collections, questions arise as to whether designers and companies are missing a larger point when gendered clothing categories still exist.

Health/Fitness

Why Experts Say a Good Mood Can Lead to Good Health

Why Experts Say a Good Mood Can Lead to Good Health

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Laura Williamson, American Heart Association News | Feb 27

It doesn't take a scientist to understand that laughter feels good, while anger feels awful. But it does take one to explain why one of these feelings can boost the immune system.

Travel

Fort Lauderdale's Expanding Vision for LGBTQ Travel

Fort Lauderdale's Expanding Vision for LGBTQ Travel

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | Feb 26

If you think you know Fort Lauderdale, think again. A new campaign rolls out an all-inclusive welcome mat for the LGBTQ community as Florida's holiday hot spot.

Nightlife

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

NIGHTLIFE | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 26

Virgil's Sea Room, a queer bar that opened in 2013 in the Mission District of San Francisco, is permanently closing.