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Twitter Ignites with Speculation: Is 'Lady G,' Alleged to Have Hired Male Escorts, Sen. Graham?

Twitter Ignites with Speculation: Is 'Lady G,' Alleged to Have Hired Male Escorts, Sen. Graham?

NEWS | Jun 5
Twitter has blown up with allegations that a "prominent" GOP senator has been bolting the closet door shut by day with an anti-LGBTQ record... but hiring male sex workers in his spare time.

Who's Your Daddy? The Ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide

Who's Your Daddy? The Ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 5
Family of origin. Family of choice. You decide. Father's Day is June 21, and it's a time to celebrate the favorite man (or men!) in your life.

A Long-Term Survivor's Hope: End the HIV Epidemic

A Long-Term Survivor's Hope: End the HIV Epidemic

NEWS | Jun 5
A long-time HIV survivor emphasizes the steps the federal government needs to take in order to end the HIV epidemic.

Officers Suspended After Man, 75, Shoved and Hurt on Video

Officers Suspended After Man, 75, Shoved and Hurt on Video

NEWS | Jun 5
Prosecutors investigated Friday after a video captured a police officer in Buffalo shoving a 75-year-old man who then falls and cracks his head, a confrontation that resulted in the suspension of two officers.

Pop Culturing: In Difficult Times, 'Queer Eye' Returns Not a Moment too Soon

Pop Culturing: In Difficult Times, 'Queer Eye' Returns Not a Moment too Soon

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 5
"Queer Eye" returns for its fifth season on Netflix Friday, solidifying itself as some of the best comfort-TV around.

Barr's Justice Department Files Court Brief Against Same-Sex Parents

Barr's Justice Department Files Court Brief Against Same-Sex Parents

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 5
William Barr's Justice Department has targeted gay and lesbian Americans in an adoption rights case that pits same-sex families against claims of religious freedoms to discriminate against sexual minorities.

In Hard-Hit Areas, COVID's Ripple Effects Strain Mental Health Care Systems

In Hard-Hit Areas, COVID's Ripple Effects Strain Mental Health Care Systems

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock | Jun 5
Behavioral health care workers in areas hit hard by COVID-19 are overburdened. Mobile crisis teams, residential programs and call centers, especially in pandemic hot spots, have had to reduce or close services.

Will Insurance Cover Your Protest-Related Injury? It Depends

Will Insurance Cover Your Protest-Related Injury? It Depends

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Michelle Andrews | Jun 5
Plans sometimes have exclusions for coverage related to "illegal acts" that could leave people on the hook for at least part of their medical costs. But health policy experts said it's unclear how common these clauses are or when they're used.

A Few Superspreaders Spread the Majority of Coronavirus Cases

A Few Superspreaders Spread the Majority of Coronavirus Cases

During any disease outbreak, epidemiologists want to quickly figure out whether superspreaders are part of the picture. Their existence can accelerate the rate of new infections or substantially expand the geographic distribution of the disease.

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

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

NEWS | Jun 5
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.


News

Legendary Rapper Da Brat Opens Up About Coming Out in Her 40s

Legendary Rapper Da Brat Opens Up About Coming Out in Her 40s

PRIDE | Jun 5
Iconic rapper Da Brat is opening up about her decision to come out in March, saying that her relationship with her girlfriend inspired her to be honest about herself to the world.


Entertainment

'God's Own Country' Director Opens Up About Upcoming Lesbian Drama 'Ammonite'

'God's Own Country' Director Opens Up About Upcoming Lesbian Drama 'Ammonite'

MOVIES | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 5
Francis Lee completed his followup feature, "Ammonite," just before the COVID-19 crisis struck. Now, with the film being selected for Cannes, he's speaking about the movie, a love story about two 19th Century women.


Business

EU, UK Still At Loggerheads in Post-Brexit Negotiations

EU, UK Still At Loggerheads in Post-Brexit Negotiations

FINANCE | Jun 5
With the deadline for a possible extension of the Brexit transition period looming, a fourth round of talks on a future trade deal between the European Union and the U.K. ended Friday without result.


Technology

Twitter Disables Trump Campaign's George Floyd Video Tribute

Twitter Disables Trump Campaign's George Floyd Video Tribute

Twitter has blocked a Trump campaign video tribute to George Floyd over a copyright claim, in a move that adds to tensions between the social media platform and the U.S. president.


Finance

Open Wide: Dentists Charge Extra for 'Infection Control'

Open Wide: Dentists Charge Extra for 'Infection Control'

HEALTH | Jun 3
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.


Cars

Study: Autonomous Vehicles Won't Make Roads Completely Safe

Study: Autonomous Vehicles Won't Make Roads Completely Safe

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Jun 5
A new study says that while autonomous vehicle technology has great promise to reduce crashes, it may not be able to prevent all mishaps caused by human error.


Style

6 Places to Take a Bite Out of National Doughnut Day

6 Places to Take a Bite Out of National Doughnut Day

FOOD/DRINK | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 5
Do we need a National Doughnut Day? No. But are we glad that it exists? Absolutely. Here are six places to take a bite out of our new favorite annual celebration.


Health/Fitness

Fitness Friday: Full-Body Fitness Band Workout

Fitness Friday: Full-Body Fitness Band Workout

FITNESS | Jun 5
Fitness bands take up very little space at home, which make them the ideal piece of equipment to add resistance to your strength-training workout.