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'Great Day for America': Vaccinated Can Largely Ditch Masks

'Great Day for America': Vaccinated Can Largely Ditch Masks

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Zeke Miller, Michael Balsamo | May 14
In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people.

YouTube Star Lele Pons' New Pride Eyewear Line to Benefit Trevor Project

YouTube Star Lele Pons' New Pride Eyewear Line to Benefit Trevor Project

STYLE | By Kilian Melloy | May 14
YouTube star and multi-platinum recording artist Lele Pons has teamed up with EyeBuyDirect to create a line of Pride-themed eyewear that supports two good causes: A fresh, proud look, and the Trevor Project.

Lawyer: 'Tiger King's' Jeff Lowe Willing to Give Up Big Cats

Lawyer: 'Tiger King's' Jeff Lowe Willing to Give Up Big Cats

ENTERTAINMENT | May 14
Netflix's "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe and his wife are willing to give up their big cats to resolve a Justice Department civil complaint against them over the animals' care, their attorney told a federal judge.

Prince Harry Thought about Quitting Royal Life in his 20s

Prince Harry Thought about Quitting Royal Life in his 20s

NEWS | May 14
Prince Harry compared his royal experience to being on "The Truman Show" and "living in a zoo."

Conservatives Seize on Gas Crunch to Blame Biden, Stir Base

Conservatives Seize on Gas Crunch to Blame Biden, Stir Base

NEWS | By ali S | May 14
Social media posts along with conservative websites and commentators misleadingly painted President Biden and his administration as catalysts of chaos, who not only mishandled the temporary shutdown of the nation's largest fuel pipeline but engineered it.

House GOP Set to Put Trump Defender Stefanik into No. 3 Post

House GOP Set to Put Trump Defender Stefanik into No. 3 Post

NEWS | By Alan Fram and Mary Clare Jalonick | May 14
Republicans are ready to vault Rep. Elise Stefanik into the ranks of House leadership, with the party hoping to turn the page from its searing civil war over the deposed Rep. Liz Cheney and refocus on winning control of the chamber in next year's election

Bill Maher Taping Canceled after Host's Positive COVID Test

Bill Maher Taping Canceled after Host's Positive COVID Test

ENTERTAINMENT | May 14
A taping of Bill Maher's weekly HBO show was canceled after the host tested positive for COVID-19.

Watch: Woke CIA Recruitment Campaign Features One 'Stunned' Employee

Watch: Woke CIA Recruitment Campaign Features One 'Stunned' Employee

NEWS | May 13
A federal agency with a shady past and shadowy image, has gotten woke with a series of recruitment ads that have been met with criticism and ridicule. The ads are part of the Central Intelligence Agency's ongoing "woke" recruitment campaign.

Watch: High Roads and Low: Inside Jack Mackenroth & Dolf Dietrich's Very Messy Break-up

Watch: High Roads and Low: Inside Jack Mackenroth & Dolf Dietrich's Very Messy Break-up

ENTERTAINMENT | May 13
Their break-up may not have gotten the headlines that J-Lo and Arod may have gotten recently, but gay Manhattan was abuzz this week about the break-up of LGBTQ influencer Jack Mackenroth and adult star Dolf Dietrich that went very public this past weekend

Why A Montana Man Served Seven Years In Prison for Gay Sex

Why A Montana Man Served Seven Years In Prison for Gay Sex

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | May 13
Randall Menges went to prison and had to register as a sex offender for having consensual gay sex when gay sex was illegal in the state. A Montana judge is finally letting him off the offender list.


News

Adult Performer Alex Riley Has Passed Away at 22

Adult Performer Alex Riley Has Passed Away at 22

OBITUARIES | May 13
Adult performer Alex Riley has died. The 22-year-old passed away on Sunday, his longtime boyfriend and fellow performer Jacob Hansen tweeted Thursday.


Entertainment

Review: 'Halston' Cut to Fit Ryan Murphy's Style

Review: 'Halston' Cut to Fit Ryan Murphy's Style

TELEVISION | By Kilian Melloy | May 14
The Ryan Murphy-produced (and co-written) five-episode miniseries "Halston" is as recognizably Murphy in style and gloss as Halston's own work reflected the famed designer - and that's just fine.


Technology

Scientists Race to Study Variants in India as Cases Explode

Scientists Race to Study Variants in India as Cases Explode

INTERNATIONAL | By Aniruddha Ghosal, Krutika Pathi | May 12
Sc A potentially worrisome variant of the coronavirus detected in India may spread more easily. But the country is behind in doing the kind of testing needed to track it and understand it better.


Finance

In a Year of Lemons, How Lemonade Insurance Also Supports Vital LGBTQ Organizations

In a Year of Lemons, How Lemonade Insurance Also Supports Vital LGBTQ Organizations

HOME | By Matthew Wexler | May 13
Lemonade has turned wishful thinking into a reality with a technology-driven business model that makes acquiring various insurance types as easy as a few clicks, as well as a robust social action plan.


Cars

U.S. Opens Probe of Steering Problems in Honda Accord Sedans

U.S. Opens Probe of Steering Problems in Honda Accord Sedans

AUTO NEWS | May 13
The U.S. government's auto safety agency is investigating multiple complaints about steering failures that could affect more than 1.1 million Honda Accord sedans.


Style

Watch: James Charles Resurfaces on Twitter with 'Blackmail' Claims

Watch: James Charles Resurfaces on Twitter with 'Blackmail' Claims

CELEBRITIES | By Kilian Melloy | May 13
YouTube celebrity and beauty influencer James Charles has resurfaced on social media, claiming in a video posted to Twitter that he feels he is being "blackmailed" by a former employee who is suing him.


Health/Fitness

Shining a Light on Mental Health Awareness Month

Shining a Light on Mental Health Awareness Month

HEALTH | By Matthew Wexler | May 13
Research reveals that "three-fourths of LGBT people (74%) say worry and stress from the pandemic has had a negative impact on their mental health." Research shows that CBD can help manage stress and anxiety.


Travel

Germany Eases Travel Rules for Vaccinates as Vacations Loom

Germany Eases Travel Rules for Vaccinates as Vacations Loom

By Frank Jordans | May 13
The German government has agreed to let travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from infection avoid testing and quarantine when entering the country, unless they come from areas where variants of concern are prevalent.