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Jinkx Monsoon's Perfect Christmas Party

Jinkx Monsoon's Perfect Christmas Party

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 17
"RuPaul's Drag Race" winner Jinkx Monsoon passes on tips for a fabulous festive season, including party advice: "Let everyone else get drunk first, then they won't remember how drunk you got."

Mental Health Problems Persist After Sandy Hook

Mental Health Problems Persist After Sandy Hook

Five years after the Sandy Hook massacre, efforts to improve mental health care for young people have had mixed results. Many reforms included in key piece of federal legislation remain unfunded.

Homo for the Holidays

Homo for the Holidays

ENTERTAINMENT | By Dr. Greg Cason | Dec 17
In my training of over 50 mental health organizations, the factor that lead to the most significant change was not the presentation, but the words from the organization's leader.

Trans Lawmaker Danica Roem Wows SF LGBT Crowd

Trans Lawmaker Danica Roem Wows SF LGBT Crowd

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Dec 17
Danica Roem, the transgender woman who made history last month when she defeated an anti-LGBT state lawmaker in her race for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, received an exuberant welcome.

Bloody Scene Described in SF Murder Case

Bloody Scene Described in SF Murder Case

NEWS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Dec 17
A gay San Francisco man faced a hearing this week in which authorities alleged he brutally killed another man, leaving a bloody scene and stealing thousands of dollars from the victim, who had cancer.

3 Openly Gay Athletes Could Be Headed to the Winter Olympics

3 Openly Gay Athletes Could Be Headed to the Winter Olympics

NEWS | Dec 17
Three openly gay athletes could compete on Team USA at the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year.

Broderick Ready to Tell 'A Christmas Story'

Broderick Ready to Tell 'A Christmas Story'

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 17
Actor Matthew Broderick prepares for Sunday's live telecast of musical adaptation of "A Christmas Story" in the U.S.

Health Law Sign-Up Deadline Extended for Some People

Health Law Sign-Up Deadline Extended for Some People

NEWS | Dec 17
After a rush of last-minute sign-ups, the Trump administration says it's extending the deadline for some people to finish health insurance applications for next year under the Affordable Care Act.

Mario Batali Gives Holiday Recipe in Same Email as Apology

Mario Batali Gives Holiday Recipe in Same Email as Apology

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 17
Celebrity chef Mario Batali has issued an apology to his newsletter subscribers for his sexual misconduct against women, but he confounded some by ending his message with a recipe for a "holiday-inspired breakfast."

2 Couples Tie Knot in Australia's 1st Same-Sex Weddings

2 Couples Tie Knot in Australia's 1st Same-Sex Weddings

NEWS | Dec 17
Two female couples tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages.


News

A CDC Ban on 'Fetus' and 'Transgender?' Experts Alarmed

A CDC Ban on 'Fetus' and 'Transgender?' Experts Alarmed

NATIONAL | By Mike Stobbe | Dec 17
Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including "fetus," ?transgender" and "science-based."


Entertainment

 Review :: A Christmas Carol
Portland, OR

Review :: A Christmas Carol

THEATRE | By Meg Currell | Dec 11
With the flood of two-bit remakes and hackneyed retellings of classic stories on TV and in the movies this time of year, this production of "A Christmas Story" is a lively, textured, intriguing and wholly satisfying presentation of this beloved play.

Sexual Assault Claims Plague TV Biz

Sexual Assault Claims Plague TV Biz

TELEVISION | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Dec 16
There was little good to report on the tube.


Business

Sports Unions Unveil Universal Declaration of Player Rights

Sports Unions Unveil Universal Declaration of Player Rights

CORPORATE | By Stephen Whyno | Dec 16
Among the 17 articles laid out in the declaration are rights to unionize and collectively bargain, express opinions freely and receive equal pay for equal work.


Finance

SeniorAdvice.com Names Top Fifteen LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities in America

SeniorAdvice.com Names Top Fifteen LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities in America

REAL ESTATE | Dec 7
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) senior community is currently a very important part of the American population, and the struggle for resources and housing can sometimes be difficult.


Cars

Edmunds: Best Year-End Car Deals for 2017

Edmunds: Best Year-End Car Deals for 2017

AUTO NEWS | By Matt Jones and Ronald Montoya | Dec 15
Every December, carmakers and dealerships scramble to hit end-of-year goals and sell off vehicles from the outgoing model year. But this December might be one for the record books.


Style

No Strife, No Food, No Clutter: The Woman Cave

No Strife, No Food, No Clutter: The Woman Cave

HOME | By Beth J. Harpaz | Dec 17
When people find out that I'm an empty nester with a "woman cave" in my New York City apartment, they seem to have a lot of questions. So I recently created this FAQ about it for Facebook friends, which led to a whole other round of comments and questions


Health/Fitness

Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive at LA Union Station

Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive at LA Union Station

FAMILY | Dec 16
The public is invited to share holiday cheer at free event on December 16 supporting Toys for Tots, featuring historic steam locomotive, rail car display, and visit from Santa Claus.


Travel

More Than 200 People Sickened Onboard Ovation of the Seas Cruise

More Than 200 People Sickened Onboard Ovation of the Seas Cruise

By Beth J. Harpaz | Dec 15
More than 200 people became sick and five were hospitalized in Australia after an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness aboard a cruise ship earlier this month.


Nightlife

Sleigh Toys For Tots @ Valanni Restaurant Philly

Sleigh Toys For Tots @ Valanni Restaurant Philly

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 14
Valanni held their annual Toys for Tots event that was super-sized to include Bravo's Teresa Giudice from the RHONJ and friends from PhiladelphiaStyle! The host and Emcee was Brittany Lynn and featured Iris Spectre, Aloe Vera and Lady Geisha.