LGBTQ News and More

Ethan Coen on his Jerry Lee Lewis Doc and Filmmaking Return

Ethan Coen on his Jerry Lee Lewis Doc and Filmmaking Return

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | May 22

Most in the film industry thought Ethan Coen was done with making movies. Ethan did, too.

Adoptions Another Facet of Life Halted by War in Ukraine

Adoptions Another Facet of Life Halted by War in Ukraine

NEWS | By Patrick Whittle | May 22

The ripple effects of Russia's invasion of Ukraine have been devastating for families of all kinds — including those who have seen their prospective adoptions put on hold.

Australian Labor Topples Conservatives; PM Faces Early Tests

Australian Labor Topples Conservatives; PM Faces Early Tests

NEWS | By Rod McGuirk | May 22

Australia's center-left opposition party toppled the conservative government after almost a decade in power, and Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese in his Saturday election victory speech promised sharper reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Veering from Mad Max, George Miller debuts '3,000 Years'

Veering from Mad Max, George Miller debuts '3,000 Years'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | May 22

It's taken a lot of time and a good deal of yearning for Australian director George Miller to make "Three Thousand Years of Longing, " his long-awaited follow-up to "Mad Max: Fury Road."

Kardashians Take Portofino for Kourtney-Travis Wedding

Kardashians Take Portofino for Kourtney-Travis Wedding

ENTERTAINMENT | By Leanne Italie | May 22

The Kravis wedding train has rolled into Italy.

AP Source: Giuliani Interviewed for Hours by 1/6 Committee

AP Source: Giuliani Interviewed for Hours by 1/6 Committee

NEWS | By Eric Tucker | May 22

Rudy Giuliani, who as a lawyer for then-President Donald Trump pushed bogus legal challenges to the 2020 election, met for hours with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Out to Debunk 'False Narratives,' Ron DeSantis' Press Secretary Gets Fooled by a 'Homophobic' Dog

Out to Debunk 'False Narratives,' Ron DeSantis' Press Secretary Gets Fooled by a 'Homophobic' Dog

NEWS | May 21

She says she out to "debunk false narratives," but Florida governor Ron DeSantis's press secretary Christina Pushaw fell for one recently about a supposed homophobic dog.

Montana Not Following Transgender Birth Certificate Ruling

Montana Not Following Transgender Birth Certificate Ruling

NEWS | By Amy Beth Hanson | May 21

It's been a month since a Montana judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a state law requiring trans people to undergo surgery before they could change their gender on their birth certificate and the state still isn't in compliance with the court order.

New York City Resident Tests Positive for Monkeypox Virus

New York City Resident Tests Positive for Monkeypox Virus

NEWS | May 21

A New York City resident has tested positive for the virus that causes monkeypox, state health officials announced late Friday.

Teacher Defends LGBTQ Lesson Plan that was Spiked by State

Teacher Defends LGBTQ Lesson Plan that was Spiked by State

NEWS | May 21

A teacher whose LGBTQ lesson plan for kindergartners was removed from a state website said Friday that the governor and education department succumbed to outside pressure.

Entertainment

Review: 'Julia Scotti: Funny That Way' - Elder Trans Comic Gets Last Laugh

Review: 'Julia Scotti: Funny That Way' - Elder Trans Comic Gets Last Laugh

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | May 20

"Julia Scotti: Funny That Way" is a triumph not only for the comedian herself, but for audiences who need to hear from trans people about their own lived experiences... and who, not incidentally, need a good laugh.

Technology

Boeing Crew Capsule Launches to Space Station on Test Redo

Boeing Crew Capsule Launches to Space Station on Test Redo

TECHNOLOGY | By Marcia Dunn | May 20

Boeing's crew capsule rocketed into orbit Thursday on a repeat test flight without astronauts, after years of being grounded by flaws that could have doomed the spacecraft.

Finance

'Twitter Philanthropy' Reveals Chasms in Social Safety Net

'Twitter Philanthropy' Reveals Chasms in Social Safety Net

FINANCE | By R.J. Rico | May 20

Millionaire Bill Pulte practices what he calls "Twitter philanthropy," providing financial relief to people who reach out to him for help via social media. But he can only help a fraction of those who ask.

Cars

What to Know Before Getting Your Car Wrapped

What to Know Before Getting Your Car Wrapped

CARS | By Ronald Montoya, Edmunds | May 21

Wrapping a vehicle in vinyl to alter its look was once the domain of show cars, luxury and exotics but has now gone mainstream as part of a growing multibillion-dollar industry.

Style

Shawn Mendes and Tommy Hilfiger Partner Up to 'Play It Forward'

Shawn Mendes and Tommy Hilfiger Partner Up to 'Play It Forward'

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | May 20

With a series of three photos that seemed to briefly break the internet last week, Shawn Mendes and Tommy Hilfiger announced a multi-year partnership that seeks to light the way for a more sustainable future in the fashion world.

Health/Fitness

Monkeypox Spreads in West, Baffling African Scientists

Monkeypox Spreads in West, Baffling African Scientists

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Maria Cheng | May 20

As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease's spread in the West.

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.