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Canada Thinking of Quarantining Travelers in Hotels

Canada Thinking of Quarantining Travelers in Hotels

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Rob Gillies | Jan 22
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Friday his government could impose stricter restrictions on travelers at any moment in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the coronavirus.

UK Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May be More Deadly

UK Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May be More Deadly

TECHNOLOGY | By Jill Lawless | Jan 22
There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain.

Need to Quarantine? A Free Hotel May Be an Option

Need to Quarantine? A Free Hotel May Be an Option

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22
During the pandemic, hotels in many major cities have offered rooms for isolation and quarantine not just to frontline workers and the homeless, but also to those vulnerable because of their living conditions.

Dad Inspired by Transgender Daughter to Design Clothing Line for Transgender Kids

Dad Inspired by Transgender Daughter to Design Clothing Line for Transgender Kids

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22
A Toronto father of a transgender daughter has created a new line of clothing for transgender kids.

New York to Repeal 'Walking While Trans' Law

New York to Repeal 'Walking While Trans' Law

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22
A New York loitering law that has been used to target transgender people is on track to be repealed.

Mr. Man Reveals the Decade's Most-Searched Celebrity Men

Mr. Man Reveals the Decade's Most-Searched Celebrity Men

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 22
In a release this week, Mr. Man, the popular celebrity male nudity site, revealed the site's top searched actors of every year since its inception in 2013.

Trump Impeachment to Go to Senate Monday, Launching Trial

Trump Impeachment to Go to Senate Monday, Launching Trial

NEWS | By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Jan 22
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, launching the start of the former president's trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly Capitol riot.

Was the New York Times Tone-deaf in Reporting Matthew Camp's Arson Attack?

Was the New York Times Tone-deaf in Reporting Matthew Camp's Arson Attack?

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 22
Was the New York Times tone-deaf in reporting the arson attack on adult male performer's home last week?

Watch: Lesbian Woman Faces Birthday Cake Rejection from Dairy Queen, Gets Apology

Watch: Lesbian Woman Faces Birthday Cake Rejection from Dairy Queen, Gets Apology

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 22
A young lesbian woman in Cochrane, Canada, faced rejection at a local Dairy Queen when her family's request for a birthday cake message was denied by the establishment's supervisor.

PopUps: Ricky Martin Turns Heads After Bleaching Beard Blond

PopUps: Ricky Martin Turns Heads After Bleaching Beard Blond

STYLE | Jan 22
Ricky Martin surprised fans this week when he debuted a new look on social media: A bleach blond beard.


News

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 22
The owner of West Hollywood gay bar Faultline has confirmed an earlier report that the establishment has closed down its longtime location. The bar will hopefully reopen elsewhere in the future.


Entertainment

Welcome to the 'Doll' House: An Interview with Gay Writer-Filmmaker Jesús Canchola Sánchez

Welcome to the 'Doll' House: An Interview with Gay Writer-Filmmaker Jesús Canchola Sánchez

BOOKS | By Gregg Shapiro | Jan 22
Author and filmmaker Jesús Canchola Sánchez's new bilingual children's book 'Pepito Has a Doll' challenges stereotypes about masculinity in teen boys.


Business

Original Big Gay Ice Cream Shop Shutters for Good

Original Big Gay Ice Cream Shop Shutters for Good

FOOD/DRINK | Jan 22
There weren't enough unicorns and rainbow sprinkles to save Big Gay Ice Cream's original East Village location from shuttering its doors, the latest in a long list of COVID casualties.


Technology

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

POLITICS | 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

Biden Ordering Stopgap Help as Talks Start on Big Aid Plan

Biden Ordering Stopgap Help as Talks Start on Big Aid Plan

NATIONAL | By Josh Boak | Jan 22
President Joe Biden plans to take executive action Friday to provide a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans while Congress begins to consider his much larger $1.9 trillion package to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.


Cars

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

AUTO NEWS | 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.


Health/Fitness

FDA Approves 1st Long-Acting HIV Drug Combo, Monthly Shots

FDA Approves 1st Long-Acting HIV Drug Combo, Monthly Shots

AIDS | By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 22
U.S. regulators have approved the first long-acting drug combo for HIV, monthly shots that can replace the daily pills now used to control infection with the AIDS virus.


Travel

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

POLITICS | 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

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

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

INTERNATIONAL | 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.