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Gay Adult Film Star Tyler Roberts Passed Away

Gay Adult Film Star Tyler Roberts Passed Away

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 4

Gay adult film star Tyler Roberts lost his fight for life on Dec. 3. Roberts had been hospitalized in intensive care in Palm Springs after suffering organ failure last month.

Pageant Celebrates Transgender Life in India

Pageant Celebrates Transgender Life in India

NEWS | By Anupam Nath | Dec 4

Twenty transgender women sashayed on a stage dressed as ethnic and tribal characters in the beauty pageant, drawing rounds of applause from the audience.

Jack Repetti, Owner of Boston's Eagle, Passed Away

Jack Repetti, Owner of Boston's Eagle, Passed Away

NEWS | Dec 4

Jack Repetti, the owner of Boston's Eagle from 1981 to 2020, passed away on Thursday, December 1. Repetti also was the chief bartender at the South End bar and was famous for his sharp-witted retorts to customers that made him a local icon.

'Fire Island's Joel Kim Booster Eyeing More Gay Jane Austen Adaptations

'Fire Island's Joel Kim Booster Eyeing More Gay Jane Austen Adaptations

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Dec 4

Booster reportedly likes to engage in a fun exercise where he turns the classics into something more gay.

When David Archuleta Addressed Gay Journey, Some in Audience Walked Out

When David Archuleta Addressed Gay Journey, Some in Audience Walked Out

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 4

Out singer David Archuleta addressed audience members who walked out of his show as he gave an emotional speech about his coming out.

Watch: 'The Inspection' Star Raúl Castillo Says He Was 'Put on This Earth to Challenge Notions of Masculinity'

Watch: 'The Inspection' Star Raúl Castillo Says He Was 'Put on This Earth to Challenge Notions of Masculinity'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Dec 4

'The Inspection' Star Raúl Castillo says he was put on this Earth to challenge notions of masculinity,' During a SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation moderated by IndieWire, the cis straight male actor said he was never considered a typical macho man.

Man Charged with Threatening Doctor over Transgender Care

Man Charged with Threatening Doctor over Transgender Care

NEWS | Dec 4

Federal prosecutors have charged a Texas man with threatening a Boston physician who cares for transgender children.

Brick by Brick, Nathan Sawaya Creates Lego Art

Brick by Brick, Nathan Sawaya Creates Lego Art

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 4

Nathan Sawaya has turned a childhood obsession of many into art. Using Lego pieces, he has created an alternate Lego universe that is currently on view in museums and galleries, including Boston where his show runs through next April.

Courts Decide as Religious Freedoms and LGTBQ+ Rights Clash on Campuses

Courts Decide as Religious Freedoms and LGTBQ+ Rights Clash on Campuses

NEWS | Dec 4

Disputes over religious freedom and LGBTQ rights have led to high-profile judicial controversies. Lately, many of these controversies have begun in educational settings.

With Passage of Respect for Marriage Act, Searches Surge for 'Gay Superheroes'

With Passage of Respect for Marriage Act, Searches Surge for 'Gay Superheroes'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 4

The internet lit up after the Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which provides protections for same-sex and interracial couples. People were searching for information on... gay superheroes?

News

Trump Rebuked for Call to Suspend Constitution over Election

Trump Rebuked for Call to Suspend Constitution over Election

NEWS | By Hope Yen | Dec 4

Former President Donald Trump faced rebuke Sunday from officials in both parties after calling for the "termination" of parts of the Constitution over his lie that the 2020 election was stolen.

Entertainment

'Wakanda Forever' is No. 1 for 4th Straight Weekend

'Wakanda Forever' is No. 1 for 4th Straight Weekend

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Dec 4

"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" kept the box-office crown for the fourth straight weekend, and the comic holiday thriller "Violent Night" debuted with $13.3 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Business

Russia Rejects $60-a-barrel Cap on Its Oil, Warns of Cutoffs

Russia Rejects $60-a-barrel Cap on Its Oil, Warns of Cutoffs

BUSINESS | By Jamey Keaten | Dec 4

Russian authorities rejected a price cap on the country's oil set by Ukraine's Western supporters and threatened Saturday to stop supplying the nations that endorsed it.

Technology

As Musk is Learning, Content Moderation is a Messy Job

As Musk is Learning, Content Moderation is a Messy Job

TECHNOLOGY | By David Klepper and Matt O'Brien | Dec 4

Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin, the founder of an infamous neo-Nazi website, was reinstated to Twitter Thursday; the following day, recording artist Ye was banished for posting a swastika.

Finance

6 Ways to Boost your Credit Card Rewards this Holiday Season

6 Ways to Boost your Credit Card Rewards this Holiday Season

FINANCE | By Craig Joseph | Dec 3

Get your wallet ready — it's that time again with the holidays right around the corner. And for most people, celebration means spending.

Cars

Edmunds: Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. Hyundai Tucson Plug-in

Edmunds: Toyota RAV4 Prime vs. Hyundai Tucson Plug-in

CARS | By Alex Nishimoto, Edmunds | Dec 3

The Toyota RAV4 Prime has served as a benchmark for what a small SUV with a plug-in hybrid powertrain can be. But now SUV shoppers have another choice to consider: The Hyundai Tucson PHEV.

Style

Fans' Wild World Cup Fashion Draws Praise, Scorn in Qatar

Fans' Wild World Cup Fashion Draws Praise, Scorn in Qatar

STYLE | By Isabel Debre | Dec 4

The World Cup in Qatar has become a political lightning rod, so it comes as no surprise that soccer fans' sartorial style has sparked controversy.

Health/Fitness

FDA Change Ushers in Cheaper, Easier-to-get Hearing Aids

FDA Change Ushers in Cheaper, Easier-to-get Hearing Aids

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Tom Murphy | Dec 4

Over-the-counter, or OTC, hearing aids started hitting the market in October at prices that can be thousands of dollars lower than prescription hearing aids.

Travel

Hawaii Eruption Brings Tourism Boon During Slow Season

Hawaii Eruption Brings Tourism Boon During Slow Season

TRAVEL | By Andrew Selsky, Audrey McAvoy, and Haven Daley | Dec 2

The spectacle of incandescent lava spewing from Hawaii's Mauna Loa has drawn thousands of visitors and is turning into a tourism boon for this Big Island town near the world's largest volcano.

Nightlife

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar, Chicago :: December 3, 2022

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar, Chicago :: December 3, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Dec 4

Santa Speedo Run returned to Sidetrack the Video Bar. This Year's proceeds went to Center on Halsted's youth housing project. The event, where participants run around the neighborhood in festive attire, has raised over $600,000 since beginning in 2011.