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Palm Springs Pride 2020 To Celebrate Under the Theme  Exist. Resist. Persist.
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Palm Springs Pride 2020 To Celebrate Under the Theme Exist. Resist. Persist.

NEWS | Oct 21
Pride Week is November 6-8 in Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Pride organization is encouraging the community to come together in solidarity under the theme Exist. Resist. Persist.

The Impacts of Unconscious Bias in Health Care

The Impacts of Unconscious Bias in Health Care

HEALTH/FITNESS | By April Dembosky, KQED | Oct 22
"As women of color, you get questioned a lot about your emotions and the truth of your physical state. You get called an exaggerator a lot throughout the course of your life," says Karla Monterroso.

Do You Need to Wear a Mask if You're 6 Feet Away From Others

Do You Need to Wear a Mask if You're 6 Feet Away From Others

Health experts recommend wearing masks in public and keeping your distance from others in most cases, but whether you should do both could depend on the situation.

Watch: Netflix Shares Trailer for Ryan Murphy's 'The Prom' with Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman & More

Watch: Netflix Shares Trailer for Ryan Murphy's 'The Prom' with Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman & More

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 22
Netflix is sharing the first trailer to the film adaptation of the hit queer Broadway musical "The Prom," starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and more.

In Illinois, State-Mandated LGBTQ History for Students Becomes a Reality

In Illinois, State-Mandated LGBTQ History for Students Becomes a Reality

NEWS | By Dan Allen | Oct 22
LGBTQ History Month is having a much broader impact in Illinois this year, thanks to a new law that mandates the teaching of LGBTQ heritage in public schools across the state.

Older COVID Patients Battle 'Brain Fog,' Weakness and Emotional Turmoil

Older COVID Patients Battle 'Brain Fog,' Weakness and Emotional Turmoil

NEWS | By Judith Graham | Oct 22
"Many older patients are having trouble organizing themselves and planning what they need to do to get through the day," said Dr. Zijian Chen. "They're reporting that they've become more and more forgetful."

Divided Reactions in US as Pope Backs Same-Sex Civil Unions

Divided Reactions in US as Pope Backs Same-Sex Civil Unions

NEWS | By David Crary and Elana Schor | Oct 22
LGBTQ Catholics and their allies in the U.S. welcomed Pope Francis' endorsement of same-sex civil unions, the first time he's done so as pontiff, while some prominent members including a bishop said he was blatantly contradicting church teaching.

James Randi, Dazzling Magician and Skeptic, Dies at 92

James Randi, Dazzling Magician and Skeptic, Dies at 92

NEWS | By Matt Sedensky | Oct 22
James Randi, a magician who later challenged spoon benders, mind readers and faith healers with such voracity that he became regarded as the country's foremost skeptic, has died, his foundation announced. He was 92.

Mixed Philippine Reaction on Pope Nod on Gay Civil Unions

Mixed Philippine Reaction on Pope Nod on Gay Civil Unions

NEWS | Oct 22
Pope Francis' endorsement of same-sex civil unions drew mixed reactions Thursday in the Philippines, Asia's bastion of Catholicism, with a retired bishop saying he was scandalized by it while an LGBT group welcomed the pontiff's remarks with relief.

Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee Top Billboard Latin Music Awards

Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee Top Billboard Latin Music Awards

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 22
Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show.

Short-Video App Quibi Shutting Down Just Months After Launch

Short-Video App Quibi Shutting Down Just Months After Launch

ENTERTAINMENT | By Tali Arbel | Oct 22
Short-video app Quibi said it is shutting down just six months after its early April launch, having struggled to find customers.


News

Viewers' Guide: After Chaotic Debate, Trump, Biden Try Again

Viewers' Guide: After Chaotic Debate, Trump, Biden Try Again

POLITICS | By Michelle L. Price | Oct 22
After meeting last month in perhaps the most chaotic debate in modern history, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, will take the stage Thursday to give it another go.


Entertainment

Review: 'Roald Dahl's The Witches' Brings a Little Magic

Review: 'Roald Dahl's The Witches' Brings a Little Magic

MOVIES | By Ken Tasho | Oct 22
There are many scary witches in HBO Max's presentation of the reimagined story from Roald Dahl, a visual feast of a film that's both family-friendly and just spooky enough for those afraid of the dark.


Business

How Stoli is Breathing Life Into our LGBTQ Legacy

How Stoli is Breathing Life Into our LGBTQ Legacy

FOOD/DRINK | By Matthew Wexler | Oct 21
Stoli commemorates LGBTQ History Month by presenting The Legacy Project's LIVE Global Broadcast on October 11 and releasing a new music single and video, "Stoli Serves Pride" by #1 Billboard artist Debby Holiday.


Finance

Judge Slams DeVos for Rejecting 94% of Loan Relief Claims

Judge Slams DeVos for Rejecting 94% of Loan Relief Claims

NATIONAL | By Collin Binkley | Oct 21
Months after vowing to process a backlog of 160,000 requests for loan forgiveness from students who say they were defrauded by their schools, the U.S. Education Department has rejected 94% of claims it has reviewed.


Cars

Tesla Posts Net Profit for Fifth Straight Quarter

Tesla Posts Net Profit for Fifth Straight Quarter

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Oct 22
The electric car and solar panel maker said Wednesday that it made $331 million, or 27 cents per share, for its fifth-straight profitable quarter.


Style

Persimmons Pack Plenty of Nutritional Punch

Persimmons Pack Plenty of Nutritional Punch

FOOD/DRINK | Oct 22
For all of the benefits that come in these colorful, somewhat uncommon fruits, it may be their relative obscurity that makes them an even more valuable addition to a daily diet.


Health/Fitness

CDC Redefines 'Close Contact'

CDC Redefines 'Close Contact'

HEALTH | Oct 21
U.S. health officials Wednesday redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters.


Travel

Watch: Todrick Hall's LA Virtual Tour

Watch: Todrick Hall's LA Virtual Tour

CELEBRITIES | Oct 21
To honor LGBTQ History Month, Todrick Hall has partnered with Orbitz to share some of his favorite queer locales throughout Los Angeles.


Nightlife

ACLU Analysis Finds Decriminalizing Sex Work Improves Public Health and Public Safety

ACLU Analysis Finds Decriminalizing Sex Work Improves Public Health and Public Safety

CRIME | Oct 21
Sex workers have been saying they face significant violence from police and clients for decades and it is time that we all listen to these voices when determining how to improve safety for sex workers," says an ACLU representative.