LGBTQ News and More

What Happened to Madonna's Face? Plastic Surgeons Weigh In

What Happened to Madonna's Face? Plastic Surgeons Weigh In

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Feb 7

When Madonna took the stage at the Grammy Awards Sunday night, she revealed yet another new face to the world, this one drawing reactions of fright, sadness, and — of course — a treasure trove of memes.

Watch: Surfer Bethany Hamilton Threatens to Boycott World Surf League Over Trans Athlete Rules

Watch: Surfer Bethany Hamilton Threatens to Boycott World Surf League Over Trans Athlete Rules

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Feb 7

Surfer Bethany Hamilton threatening to boycott the World Surf League over the adoption of new policies for its transgender athletes.

'La La Land' Musical Is Heading to Broadway

'La La Land' Musical Is Heading to Broadway

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Feb 7

Like its feature film, the show will reportedly feature music by Justin Hurwitz and lyrics by composing team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

10 Queer and Campy Films We're Looking Forward to in 2023

10 Queer and Campy Films We're Looking Forward to in 2023

ENTERTAINMENT | By Matthew Creith | Feb 7

The new year is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than to think about all of the great queer movies coming out this year that we are looking forward to in 2023!

The Sexy Husbands of Gay Celebrities

The Sexy Husbands of Gay Celebrities

ENTERTAINMENT | By Timothy Rawles | Feb 7

Get to know the husbands of some of the most famous gay people in the world!

Meet the Pit Crew of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 15

Meet the Pit Crew of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 15

ENTERTAINMENT | By Timothy Rawles | Feb 7

Get to know the guys who make up the hunky Pit Crew for "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 15.

How Gay Rodeos Upend Assumptions about Life in Rural America

How Gay Rodeos Upend Assumptions about Life in Rural America

NEWS | Feb 7

Exploring the world of rural gays and their affection for the rodeo has been a focus of photographer Luke Gilford.

Watch: Conservatives Freak Out over Sam Smith and Kim Petras's 'Unholy' Grammys Act

Watch: Conservatives Freak Out over Sam Smith and Kim Petras's 'Unholy' Grammys Act

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 7

American conservatives took umbrage at this year's Grammys, in part because they were sponsored by Pfizer and in part because Sam Smith and Kim Petras put a devilish spin on their hit song "Unholy."

10 Reasons Why You Need to Know Trans Model Laith Ashley

10 Reasons Why You Need to Know Trans Model Laith Ashley

STYLE | By Shawn Laib | Feb 7

With Laith Ashley recently starring in Taylor Swift's "Lavender Haze" music video, it's time to get to know more about the transgender model.

LGBTQ+ Groups Demand Japan Adopt Equal Rights Law by G-7

LGBTQ+ Groups Demand Japan Adopt Equal Rights Law by G-7

NEWS | By Mari Yamaguchi | Feb 7

Japanese LGBTQ people and rights groups are demanding laws to ban discrimination against sexual minorities, legalize same-sex marriage and guarantee equal rights before Japan hosts a Group of Seven summit in May.

News

DeSantis Expected to Control Disney District Governing Board

DeSantis Expected to Control Disney District Governing Board

NEWS | By Anthony Izaguirre | Feb 7

Gov. Ron DeSantis would take control over the board of a special governing district Walt Disney World operates in Florida under a bill introduced, as the Republican governor punishes the company over its opposition to the so-called "Don't Say Gay" law.

Entertainment

Queering Cinema: Is 'Knock at the Cabin' Queer Trauma Porn?

Queering Cinema: Is 'Knock at the Cabin' Queer Trauma Porn?

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Feb 7

M. Night Shyamalan's "Knock at the Cabin" follows a home invasion of a gay family by four people claiming the Apocalypse looms. But does their solution — a family member killing another family member — have homophobic underpinnings?

Business

Super Bowl Gambling Surging as States Legalize It? You Bet

Super Bowl Gambling Surging as States Legalize It? You Bet

BUSINESS | By Wayne Parry | Feb 7

As legal sports gambling proliferates, the number of Americans betting on the Super Bowl and the total amount they're wagering is surging — although most of the action is still off the books.

Technology

Microsoft Bakes ChatGPT-like Tech into Search Engine Bing

Microsoft Bakes ChatGPT-like Tech into Search Engine Bing

TECHNOLOGY | By Matt O'Brien | Feb 7

Microsoft is fusing ChatGPT-like technology into its search engine Bing, transforming an internet service that now trails far behind Google into a new way of communicating with artificial intelligence.

Finance

IRS Urges Special Refund Recipients to Delay Filing Taxes

IRS Urges Special Refund Recipients to Delay Filing Taxes

FINANCE | By Adriana Morgan | Feb 7

The Internal Revenue Service is recommending that taxpayers hold off on filing their tax returns for 2022 if they received a special tax refund or payment from their state last year.

Cars

Tesla Hikes Price of Model Y after U.S. Alters Tax Credit Rule

Tesla Hikes Price of Model Y after U.S. Alters Tax Credit Rule

CARS | Feb 6

Tesla has raised prices on its Model Y in the U.S., apparently due to rising demand and changes in U.S. government rules that make more versions of the small SUV eligible for tax credits.

Style

Black-Owned Beauty Brands to Try this February

Black-Owned Beauty Brands to Try this February

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Feb 7

Some of the buzziest beauty brands on the market right now happen to be Black-owned businesses. Whether you've had your eye on a new serum or have been in the market for a good sunscreen, consider supporting these 10 brands this month.

Travel

Round Up Your Top Texas Adventure in Plano

Round Up Your Top Texas Adventure in Plano

SPONSORED CONTENT | Feb 7

Travelers eager for an authentic Texas adventure are galloping to the bright metropolis that is Plano. Read on to find out what this Lone Star State destination has to offer.