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Mississippi Mayor Withholds Library Funds Over LGBTQ+ Books

Mississippi Mayor Withholds Library Funds Over LGBTQ+ Books

NEWS | Jan 27

The director of a Mississippi library system says a mayor is withholding $110,000 from his city's library because LGBTQ books are on the shelves.

Jussie Smollett to be Sentenced March 10 for Lying to Police

Jussie Smollett to be Sentenced March 10 for Lying to Police

NEWS | By Don Babwin | Jan 27

Jussie Smollett, who was convicted last month of for lying to police about a racist, homophobic attack that authorities said he staged, will return to court for sentencing March 10, a judge said Thursday.

Just Playing or Something More? 'Euphoria's' Dominic Fike Kisses 'Gossip Girl's' Evan Mock

Just Playing or Something More? 'Euphoria's' Dominic Fike Kisses 'Gossip Girl's' Evan Mock

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 27

There are numerous similarities between HBO Max's reboot of "Gossip Girl" and HBO's "Euphoria" — both deal with teen angst with copious sex and drug use. But this week there was a personal connection between the series that was sealed with a kiss.

Due to Impending Storm, Seth Sikes Postpones Boston Debut Until February 26

Due to Impending Storm, Seth Sikes Postpones Boston Debut Until February 26

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 27

Due to the impending snow storm, Seth Sikes' Boston debut has been postponed until February 26 at 8 p.m. at Club Cafe.

'Pam & Tommy' Recaps Sex Tape Drama Through a #MeToo Lens

'Pam & Tommy' Recaps Sex Tape Drama Through a #MeToo Lens

ENTERTAINMENT | By Alicia Rancilio | Jan 27

Lily James plays Pamela Anderson and Sebastian Stan plays Tommy Lee in the new Hulu series "Pam & Tammy."

Beijing-Bound Ice Dancer Lewis Gibson Opens Up about Being a Gay Olympian

Beijing-Bound Ice Dancer Lewis Gibson Opens Up about Being a Gay Olympian

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 27

Scottish ice dancer Lewis Gibson talked about coming out, being married, and representing Great Britain at next month's Olympics.

Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo Lead iHeartRadio Nominations

Justin Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo Lead iHeartRadio Nominations

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kristin M. Hall | Jan 27

It's been a peach of a past year for Justin Bieber, who leads the iHeartRadio Music Awards with nine nominations thanks to his two major collaborative hits of 2021, "Peaches" with Daniel Caesar and Giveon, and "Stay" with The Kid LAROI.

Lea DeLaria Puts It Out There — She Is Not Che Diaz

Lea DeLaria Puts It Out There — She Is Not Che Diaz

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 27

Lea DeLaria made it clear on social media: she is not Che Diaz, the non-binary character played by Sara Ramirez on "And Just Like That."

Watch: Kacey Musgraves Serenades Gay Bar Crowd

Watch: Kacey Musgraves Serenades Gay Bar Crowd

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 27

Country star Kacey Musgraves serenaded the crowd at Philadelphia gay bar Tavern on Camac with a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" that was caught on video.

Fine Levied for Anti-LGBTQ+ Slurs Hurled at Out Soccer Star Josh Cavallo

Fine Levied for Anti-LGBTQ+ Slurs Hurled at Out Soccer Star Josh Cavallo

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 27

Australian soccer team Melbourne Victory have been fined $5,000 for homophobic slurs hurled from the stands at Josh Cavallo, who plays with Adelaide United.

News

South Dakota House Committee Approves Trans Athlete Ban

South Dakota House Committee Approves Trans Athlete Ban

NEWS | By Stephen Groves | Jan 27

A South Dakota House committee on Wednesday approved a proposal from Republican Gov. Kristi Noem to ban transgender women and girls from competing in school sports leagues that match their gender identity.

Entertainment

Watch: 'Drag Race' Judges Carson Kressley, Todrick Hall and More Join 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Watch: 'Drag Race' Judges Carson Kressley, Todrick Hall and More Join 'Celebrity Big Brother'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 27

Host Julie Chen Moonves took to social media Wednesday evening to announce the cast of the third installment of CBS's celebrity edition of its long-running reality show "Big Brother."

Finance

Goodbye 'Godsend': Expiration of Child Tax Credits Hits Home

Goodbye 'Godsend': Expiration of Child Tax Credits Hits Home

FINANCE | By John Raby, Fatima Hussein, and Josh Boak | Jan 14

For the first time in half a year, families on Friday are going without a monthly deposit from the child tax credit.

Cars

UK's Bentley Pouring Billions into Electric Car Overhaul

UK's Bentley Pouring Billions into Electric Car Overhaul

CARS | Jan 26

Luxury automaker Bentley said Wednesday it is pouring billions into upgrading manufacturing to accelerate its electric vehicle development plan, joining other auto brands shifting away from gasoline engines.

Health/Fitness

Hospital Patient Without COVID Shot Denied Heart Transplant

Hospital Patient Without COVID Shot Denied Heart Transplant

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Philip Marcelo, Rodrique Ngowi | Jan 27

A Boston hospital is defending itself after a man's family claimed he was denied a new heart for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Nightlife

Flesh Queer Festival and 4 More Can't-Miss UK LGBTQ Events in 2022

Flesh Queer Festival and 4 More Can't-Miss UK LGBTQ Events in 2022

NIGHTLIFE | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 24

The Flesh Queer Festival featuring EDM and camping is among the UK's best LGBTQ+ events of 2022, which also includes anniversary Pride celebrations in Birmingham and London.