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Snap, Crackle, Fake: Right Wingers Swallow 'Transgender' Claims about Rice Krispies Mascot

Snap, Crackle, Fake: Right Wingers Swallow 'Transgender' Claims about Rice Krispies Mascot

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | May 29

Gullible anti-LGBTQ+ right-wingers with a taste for fake news gobbled up baseless claims that one of the three cartoon characters associated with Rice Krispies has been recast as a trans woman.

Virginia Politico Seeks Restraining Order Against Barnes & Noble for LGBTQ Books

Virginia Politico Seeks Restraining Order Against Barnes & Noble for LGBTQ Books

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | May 29

Attorney and state delegate Tim Anderson and congressional candidate Tommy Altman claim the "the Virginia Beach Circuit Court has found probable that two LGBTQ books are obscene to unrestricted viewing by minors.

Watch: Florida High School Student on Mentioning Gay Rights in Graduation Speech

Watch: Florida High School Student on Mentioning Gay Rights in Graduation Speech

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | May 29

After he says he was threatened with censorship by his school, senior Zander Moricz discussed how he creatively talked about gay rights in his graduation speech.

Watch: 'Queer as Folk,' Uncensored 'Bros' Trailers Arrive

Watch: 'Queer as Folk,' Uncensored 'Bros' Trailers Arrive

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | May 29

The trailers for Peacock's "Queer as Folk" reimagining and Billy Eichner's upcoming rom-com "Bros." The latter is set to hit theaters 9/30, but its trailer is already making a steamy debut. "Queer as Folk" is set for a June premiere on TV.

Watch: Elliot Page Returns to Acting in New 'Umbrella Academy'

Watch: Elliot Page Returns to Acting in New 'Umbrella Academy'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | May 29

Elliot Page is back with the "Umbrella Academy" gang after a very public transition, and his character Vanya is reportedly also set to go through a transition into Viktor.

First Look: LGBTQ+ Horror Movie 'They/Them' Coming to Peacock in August

First Look: LGBTQ+ Horror Movie 'They/Them' Coming to Peacock in August

ENTERTAINMENT | May 29

Blumhouse's LGBTQ+ horror movie "They/Them" (pronounced "They Slash Them") starring Kevin Bacon, will hit the Peacock streaming service on August 5 and the company is sharing a number of first-look pictures from the film.

Ricky Martin to Star in Apple TV+ Series 'Mrs. American Pie'

Ricky Martin to Star in Apple TV+ Series 'Mrs. American Pie'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | May 29

Out global recording star Ricky Martin has signed to star in a 10-episode Apple TV+ series based on Juliet McDaniel's novel about a ruthless social climber and her closeted husband.

Netflix's Ricky Gervais Comedy Special Mocks Trans People

Netflix's Ricky Gervais Comedy Special Mocks Trans People

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | May 29

At just four minutes into his latest Netflix special, Ricky Gervais goes after the transgender community, seemingly to purposely draw controversy.

The xx's Oliver Sim Announces Debut Solo Album, Opens Up about HIV Status

The xx's Oliver Sim Announces Debut Solo Album, Opens Up about HIV Status

ENTERTAINMENT | May 29

Out musician Oliver Sim, the bassist and vocalist for the xx, announced a new album "Hideous" as well as opened up about his HIV status.

Jonathan Bailey Wore His 'Bridgerton' 'Modesty Thong' to a Pub: 'I Was So Traumatized'

Jonathan Bailey Wore His 'Bridgerton' 'Modesty Thong' to a Pub: 'I Was So Traumatized'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | May 28

Jonathan Bailey, the "Bridgerton" season 2 star, opened up about the unsexy process of filming sex scenes and the things you can do with a "half-inflated netball."

News

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Tests Positive for COVID-19

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Tests Positive for COVID-19

NEWS | May 29

California Gov. Gavin Newsom tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, a day after a high-profile meeting with the visiting prime minister of New Zealand.

Business

Chinatowns More Vibrant after Pandemic, Anti-Asian Violence

Chinatowns More Vibrant after Pandemic, Anti-Asian Violence

BUSINESS | By Terry Tang | May 29

The one-two punch of the pandemic and racist anti-Asian attacks have influenced the reemergence of various Chinatowns as close-knit hubs of vibrancy and culture.

Technology

Robotic Buoys Developed to Keep Atlantic Right Whales Safe

Robotic Buoys Developed to Keep Atlantic Right Whales Safe

TECHNOLOGY | By Patrick Whittle | May 28

A Cape Cod science center and one of the world's largest shipping businesses are collaborating on a project to use robotic buoys to protect a vanishing whale from lethal collisions with ships.

Finance

Millennial Money: How to Tell When Money Advice is Bad

Millennial Money: How to Tell When Money Advice is Bad

FINANCE | By Sara Rathner | May 26

There are a lot of people out there who want to tell you what to do with your money. The problem is only some of them know what they're talking about.

Cars

Edmunds Compares Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Cadillac Escalade

Edmunds Compares Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Cadillac Escalade

CARS | By Michael Cantu, Edmunds | May 28

The Grand Wagoneer stands as Jeep's most expensive and luxurious model. But there's another American SUV that plies these same gilded halls: The Cadillac Escalade. Which will win?

Style

A Look at Queen Elizabeth II's Style Through the Decades

A Look at Queen Elizabeth II's Style Through the Decades

STYLE | By Leanne Italie | May 28

From her tiaras, hats and Hermes scarves to her Launer London handbags and even her umbrellas, the queen's style has been hyper-documented since her birth.

Health/Fitness

Spanish LGBTQ+ Groups Wary of Monkeypox Stigma as Pride Nears

Spanish LGBTQ+ Groups Wary of Monkeypox Stigma as Pride Nears

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Alicia León and Ian Sullivan | May 27

With one of Europe's largest gay pride celebrations right around the corner, Spain's LGBTQ community is worried that the outbreaks of monkeypox on the continent could lead to an increase in homophobic sentiment based on misunderstandings of the disease.

Travel

Air Travelers Face Cancellations over Memorial Day Weekend

Air Travelers Face Cancellations over Memorial Day Weekend

TRAVEL | By Anne D'Innocenzio | May 28

Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. They're also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations.

Nightlife

Underwear Night @ Tool Shed, Palm Springs :: May 26, 2022

Underwear Night @ Tool Shed, Palm Springs :: May 26, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | May 27

Tool Shed, in Palm Springs, California, hosted its weekly Thursday night underwear party with a sexy underwear contest and DJ Corey D. spinning the tunes.