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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.

Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen Trolls Conservative Event... and Leaves Them Fuming

Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen Trolls Conservative Event... and Leaves Them Fuming

NEWS | Oct 22
Sacha Baron Cohen trolled a group of conservatives Saturday, leaving them fuming for being played.

Watch: Broadway's Best Sing "Help is on the Way"

Watch: Broadway's Best Sing "Help is on the Way"

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 22
Songwriter David Friedman gathered some of Broadway's best including Norm Lewis, Karen Mason, Hailey Kilgore, Kerry Butler, Hugh Panero and more to kick off Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' fiscal year.

Plot Thickens Over Origins of Pope's Civil Union Endorsement

Plot Thickens Over Origins of Pope's Civil Union Endorsement

NEWS | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 22
Question swirled Thursday about the origins of Pope Francis' bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions, with all evidence suggesting he made them in a 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.

Susan Sarandon Spills the Tea on Cher Stealing Her 'Witches of Eastwick' Role

Susan Sarandon Spills the Tea on Cher Stealing Her 'Witches of Eastwick' Role

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 22
Susan Sarandon told screenwriter Michael Cristofer that her "Witches of Eastwick" co-star Cher took the role Sarandon had already been cast to play - and she cited a "liaison" between Cher and producer Jon Peters.

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.


News

James Randi, Dazzling Magician and Skeptic, Dies at 92

James Randi, Dazzling Magician and Skeptic, Dies at 92

OBITUARIES | 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.


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.


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

Step Out With Style: Top 5 Men's Shoes for Fall

Step Out With Style: Top 5 Men's Shoes for Fall

FASHION | Oct 22
Celebrity menswear stylist Ashley Weston offers her top picks for fall, ensuring that wherever you're headed (or not), you'll be stepping out in style.


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.