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French Military Man-Turned-Escort-Turned Tattoo Artist Clément Grobotek's Revealing Book to be Filmed

French Military Man-Turned-Escort-Turned Tattoo Artist Clément Grobotek's Revealing Book to be Filmed

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 25
Last summer tattoo artist Clément Grobotek turned heads in France with the publication of "Moi, j'embrasse" ("Me, I Embrace"), his account of his escort days. It looks like it will soon be a six-part television series.

New Poll: More Americans Identify as LGBT The Before

New Poll: More Americans Identify as LGBT The Before

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 25
More adults than ever before identify as LGBT according to a new Gallup poll.

House Passes Equality Act to Expand Legal Safeguards for LGBTQ People

House Passes Equality Act to Expand Legal Safeguards for LGBTQ People

NEWS | By Kevin Freking | Feb 25
The Democratic-led House passed a bill Thursday that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate.

Designer Alexander Wang Hit With Another Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Designer Alexander Wang Hit With Another Sexual Misconduct Allegation

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 25
Fashion designer Alexander Wang has been hit with yet another accusation of sexual assault.

Gay GOP Lawmaker Urges Defeat of Anti-Trans Athlete Bill

Gay GOP Lawmaker Urges Defeat of Anti-Trans Athlete Bill

NEWS | By Kimberlee Kruesi | Feb 25
Legislation to ban transgender athletes from participating in girls' sports would likely result in vulnerable students being marginalized while also harming Tennessee's ability to recruit athletes and businesses, says the state's only gay GOP lawmaker.

Pride Revival: New Dates, Themes, Mergers — and Hope for 2021

Pride Revival: New Dates, Themes, Mergers — and Hope for 2021

PRIDE | Feb 25
Several Pride events around the country have announced dates, themes and changes to their organizational structure.

A Mister No More: Mr. Potato Head Goes Gender Neutral

A Mister No More: Mr. Potato Head Goes Gender Neutral

STYLE | Feb 25
Mr. Potato Head is no longer a mister. Hasbro, the company that makes the potato-shaped plastic toy, is giving the spud a gender neutral new name: Potato Head. The change will appear on boxes this year.

Diverse Group of Cities have Highest Rates of Gay Households

Diverse Group of Cities have Highest Rates of Gay Households

NEWS | By Mike Schneider | Feb 25
Once known for singer Anita Bryant's anti-gay rights campaign and a ban on gay and lesbian adoptions, Florida is now home to two metro areas with among the highest concentrations of gay and lesbian coupled households in the U.S.

5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Avoid Gender Stereotypes

5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Avoid Gender Stereotypes

NEWS | Feb 25
Here are five ways that parents and caregivers can fight gender stereotypes in kids' lives.

Watch: Colorado Gay Couple File Free Speech Suit Over Pride Flag Order

Watch: Colorado Gay Couple File Free Speech Suit Over Pride Flag Order

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 25
A married gay couple in Whispering Pines, Colorado, was ordered to take down their LGBTQ Pride flag. They've responded by filing suit on the basis their freedom of speech has been violated.


News

Watch: Pro-Equality Rep. Flies Trans Flag - Right Next to QAnon-Spouting Marjorie Taylor Greene's Office

Watch: Pro-Equality Rep. Flies Trans Flag - Right Next to QAnon-Spouting Marjorie Taylor Greene's Office

POLITICS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 25
U.S. Rep. Marie Newman of Illinois has responded to the transphobic attacks launched against the Equality Act by U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia by hoisting the flag high - the trans flag, that is.


Entertainment

Olivia Newton-John: She's Still the One that We Want

Olivia Newton-John: She's Still the One that We Want

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Feb 25
Now in her seventh decade as an entertainer, Olivia Newton-John has proven herself to be a versatile artist, including recent duet with her daughter and a recently published memoir.


Business

Trans Models Speak Out Against Sexual Harassment

Trans Models Speak Out Against Sexual Harassment

FASHION | By Merryn Johns | Feb 24
Transgender models continue to make inroads in the fashion industry, but not without risk. Now they're speaking up to advocate for fair and safe working conditions.


Technology

How Will COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Adapt to Variants?

How Will COVID-19 Vaccine Makers Adapt to Variants?

SCIENCE | Feb 25
First-generation COVID-19 vaccines appear to be working against today's variants, but makers already are taking steps to update their recipes if health authorities decide that's needed.


Finance

After Losing a Company to COVID, Owners Seek the Next Gig

After Losing a Company to COVID, Owners Seek the Next Gig

WORKPLACE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Feb 21
As owners are forced to shut businesses, they've had to figure out what to do next. For many entrepreneurs, the answer has been anticipating the next trend and creating a company to take advantage of it.


Cars

Edmunds: Three Smart Ways to Get Out of Your Car Lease

Edmunds: Three Smart Ways to Get Out of Your Car Lease

AUTO NEWS | By Brent Romans, Edmunds | Feb 20
On the surface, getting out of a car lease isn't difficult. It's the potential financial penalties for doing so that are the issue. Minimizing this financial fallout is key.


Style

5 Africa-Born Designers Open Digital Milan Fashion Week

5 Africa-Born Designers Open Digital Milan Fashion Week

FASHION | By Colleen Barry | Feb 25
Five designers of African origin making their runway debuts opened Milan Fashion Week, having nurtured dreams deemed fanciful in their native countries and which faced considerable obstacles coming to fruition in their adopted Italy.


Travel

Qantas Expects to Start International Flights in October

Qantas Expects to Start International Flights in October

Feb 25
Qantas Airways does not expect to resume international travel apart from New Zealand until late October after the Australian population is vaccinated for COVID-19, the airline's chief executive said on Thursday.


Nightlife

UK Police Raid Packed Makeshift Club with 150 Partygoers

UK Police Raid Packed Makeshift Club with 150 Partygoers

INTERNATIONAL | Feb 16
British police have fined dozens of people for breaking coronavirus restrictions after officers found 150 guests packed into an illegal nightclub in England over the weekend.