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Adult Performer Detained for Manslaughter in Bizarre Ritual (Involving a Toad)

Adult Performer Detained for Manslaughter in Bizarre Ritual (Involving a Toad)

NEWS | Jun 4
Adult performer Nacho Vidal (aka Jordá González) was detained last week in Spain's Valencia region in connection with the death of fashion photographer Jose Luis Abad in July 2019 at Vidal's home.

African-American Trans Woman Iyanna Dior Beaten by Crowd in Minneapolis

African-American Trans Woman Iyanna Dior Beaten by Crowd in Minneapolis

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 4
Iyanna Dior, an African-American transwoman, was attacked and beaten by a mob of more then thirty people after a minor traffic accident in Minneapolis on June 1, news sources reported.

Adult Performer Billy Santoro's Racist Comments Lead to Sites Dumping Him and Apparent Suicide Attempt

Adult Performer Billy Santoro's Racist Comments Lead to Sites Dumping Him and Apparent Suicide Attempt

An adult performer apparently attempted suicide after his racist comments led to content-sharing sites cancelling his account and a social media backlash.

Having Sex? Take a Shower, Wear a Mask & Don't Kiss

Having Sex? Take a Shower, Wear a Mask & Don't Kiss

With a new normal coming to be, how does the culture handle sexual contact?

Actors Speak Out Over Lea Michele Controversy, 'Glee' Star Samantha Marie Ware Responds to Apology

Actors Speak Out Over Lea Michele Controversy, 'Glee' Star Samantha Marie Ware Responds to Apology

After "Glee" star Samantha Marie Ware called out her costar Lea Michele on Twitter, several other actors who worked with Michele are responding to the controversy. Additionally, Ware reacted to Michele's recent apology.

How COVID-19 is Impacting Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community

How COVID-19 is Impacting Mental Health in the LGBTQ Community

We cannot allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by fear, anxiety, and depression. Now is the time for some self-care. Here are some ways you can improve your mood and beat back isolation.

World Leaders and Royalty Among Line-Up for Online Global Pride Event

World Leaders and Royalty Among Line-Up for Online Global Pride Event

NEWS | Jun 4
A worldwide LGBTQIA+ Pride event has announced the first wave of speakers and acts appearing at the online event on June 27, expected to attract up to 300 million viewers.

Gay Dating Apps Scruff and Jack'd Follow Grindr in Removing 'Ethnicity Filters'

Gay Dating Apps Scruff and Jack'd Follow Grindr in Removing 'Ethnicity Filters'

NEWS | Jun 4
The company that owns the gay dating apps Scruff and Jack'd announced this week that it will be removing the "ethnicity filters" from both platforms in order to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Cannes Announces Lineup for a Festival Canceled by COVID

Cannes Announces Lineup for a Festival Canceled by COVID

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Jun 4
From an empty movie theater in Paris, organizers of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday announced the films that would have played at there in May had it not been canceled by the pandemic.

As Trump and Pence Ignore Pride Month, MAGA 'Pride' Shirts Still Offered for Sale

As Trump and Pence Ignore Pride Month, MAGA 'Pride' Shirts Still Offered for Sale

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 4
Not that anyone expected recognition for Pride month from President Trump, but to some, the Trump campaign's continued selling of MAGA "pride" shirts is confounding.


News

Pentagon-Trump Clash Breaks Open Over Military and Protests

Pentagon-Trump Clash Breaks Open Over Military and Protests

NEWS | By Zeke Miller and Robert Burns | Jun 4
President Donald Trump is not only drawing criticism from his usual political foes but also backtalk from his defense secretary, his former Pentagon chief and a growing number of Republicans.



Business

Teens At Dallas Cafe Make Meal Kits for Needy Amid COVID-19

Teens At Dallas Cafe Make Meal Kits for Needy Amid COVID-19

BUSINESS | By Jamie Stengle | Jun 4
Within a week of Cafe Momentum closing to dining in March because of the pandemic, the teens had started building meal kits for needy families.



Technology

Epidemic of Wipes and Masks Plague Sewers, Storm Drains

Epidemic of Wipes and Masks Plague Sewers, Storm Drains

TECHNOLOGY | By Claudia Lauer and John Flesher | Jun 4
Mayor Jim Kenney kicked off a recent briefing on Philadelphia's coronavirus response with an unusual request for residents: Be careful what you flush.



Finance

Open Wide: Dentists Charge Extra for 'Infection Control'

Open Wide: Dentists Charge Extra for 'Infection Control'

Swish Dental is just one of a growing number of dental practices nationwide that in the past month have begun charging patients an infection control fee between $10 and $20.



Travel

China Eases Airline Access Amid Conflict with Trump Administration

China Eases Airline Access Amid Conflict with Trump Administration

TRAVEL | By Joe McDonald | Jun 4
Chinese regulators said Thursday more foreign airlines will be allowed to fly to China as anti-coronavirus controls ease, but it was unclear whether the change will defuse a fresh conflict with the Trump administration over air travel.