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Gay WH Staffer Said President Biden Gave Him Courage to Come Out

Gay WH Staffer Said President Biden Gave Him Courage to Come Out

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21

A gay Wisconsin man who said President Biden gave him the courage to come out will manage the President's social media accounts.

Cayman Island Police Speak with Armie Hammer about Video with Red-bottomed Friend

Cayman Island Police Speak with Armie Hammer about Video with Red-bottomed Friend

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 21

Armie Hammer's very bad 2021 just got a little bit worse when it was revealed that Grand Cayman police spoke to Hammer, 34, last Friday over the inappropriate footage of a woman on his private account.

Move Over 'YMCA' — 22-Year Old Alt-Rock Hit Is Biden Family Anthem

Move Over 'YMCA' — 22-Year Old Alt-Rock Hit Is Biden Family Anthem

NEWS | Jan 21

One of the Inauguration surprises on Wednesday was the appearance of The New Radicals, the 1990s alt-rock group who flashed on the scene with the song "You Get What You Give," then disbanded.

Heart's Ann Wilson Releases New Single on Friday

Heart's Ann Wilson Releases New Single on Friday

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21

Ann Wilson, lead singer of the legendary Seattle rock band Heart, releases a new single on Friday.

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Nominee, Vows to Protect LGBTQ Rights

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Nominee, Vows to Protect LGBTQ Rights

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21

Antony Blinken, President Biden's pick for Secretary of State, said on Tuesday he would immediately appoint an LGBTQI, allow U.S. embassies to fly the Pride flag, and make a formal repudiation of the "Commission on Unalienable Rights."

Land O'Lakes' Beth Ford Makes History as First Out Lesbian CEO of Fortune 500 Company

Land O'Lakes' Beth Ford Makes History as First Out Lesbian CEO of Fortune 500 Company

BUSINESS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21

Land O'Lakes President and CEO discusses her experience as the first out lesbian to helm a Fortune 500 company.

Keepster: Saving Memories in a Digital Age

Keepster: Saving Memories in a Digital Age

TECHNOLOGY | Jan 21

Keepster is an innovative app that archives your messages with easy-to-use search functionality that can also turn your messages into creative keepsakes for years to come.

Neil Patrick Harris Defends Straight Actors Playing Gay Roles: 'It's Sexy'

Neil Patrick Harris Defends Straight Actors Playing Gay Roles: 'It's Sexy'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21

Out actor Neil Patrick Harris has weighed in on the debate around whether cisgender and heterosexual actors should take roles depicting LGBTQ characters, saying that it's "sexy" when straights play gay.

Watch: Fans Think YouTube Star Jojo Siwa Came Out After Lip-Syncing to Gaga's 'Born This Way'

Watch: Fans Think YouTube Star Jojo Siwa Came Out After Lip-Syncing to Gaga's 'Born This Way'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 21

Teen YouTube sensation Jojo Siwa has sparked rumors that she has come out after she shared a TikTok in which she lip syncs to Lady Gaga's LGBTQ anthem "Born This Way."

In Protest, Oldest Amsterdam Gay Bar Adopts New Name - Ikea

In Protest, Oldest Amsterdam Gay Bar Adopts New Name - Ikea

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21

The new owners of Amsterdam's oldest gay bar have made a surprising change: The sign that used to read "Spijkerbar" now sports the name and logo of the furniture store Ikea.

News

The Story Behind Biden's Switch to Supporting Marriage Equality

The Story Behind Biden's Switch to Supporting Marriage Equality

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21

Biden's 2012 announcement of support of marriage rights for same-sex couples surprised everyone. It turns out there's a story behind his sudden advocacy: He sat down and talked with a gay family.

Business

United Airlines Posts $1 Billion Loss in Pandemic-Laden Q4

United Airlines Posts $1 Billion Loss in Pandemic-Laden Q4

BUSINESS | By David Koenig | Jan 20

United Airlines said Wednesday that it finished one of the worst years in its history by losing $1.9 billion in the last three months of 2020, and it predicted more of the same in the first quarter of this year.

Technology

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

TECHNOLOGY | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21

Within hours of President Joe Biden's inauguration, the White House website suddenly offered users the option of specifying their pronouns . Equality advocates hailed the sign as a hopeful early step.

Finance

2021 Stock Market Outlook: Covid Vaccine, Political Gridlock, Possible Recovery

2021 Stock Market Outlook: Covid Vaccine, Political Gridlock, Possible Recovery

FINANCE | By Anna-Louise Jackson and Benjamin Curry | Jan 14

The year that brought so many surprises is shaping up to be a surprisingly good one for investors, and that's a timely reminder for 2021.

Cars

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

CARS | By Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher | Jan 21

The CEO of Stellantis, the carmaker created from the merger of PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, said Tuesday that the tie-up will help preserve jobs, factories and the 14 storied brands.

Style

Mixologist Fanny Chu on the Future of Queer Cocktail Culture

Mixologist Fanny Chu on the Future of Queer Cocktail Culture

STYLE | By Kelsy Chauvin | Jan 21

Award-winning and out mixologist Fanny Chu shares her thoughts on the future of queer spaces for craft cocktails, along with tips to elevate your home bar.

Travel

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

TRAVEL | By Hope Yen | Jan 21

"We need to build our economy back, better than ever, and the Department of Transportation can play a central role in this," the 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, intends to tell the Senate Commerce Committee.

Nightlife

Sexual Fluidity: What We Know and What We Don't

Sexual Fluidity: What We Know and What We Don't

NIGHTLIFE | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 9

The term "sexual fluidity" has come under scrutiny as researchers further explore the nuances our sexual expression, attraction and behavior.