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Watch: Nina West and Ginger Minj Chat 'Tammy Faye' with Jessica Chastain

Watch: Nina West and Ginger Minj Chat 'Tammy Faye' with Jessica Chastain

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 19
Nina West and Ginger Minj each sat down with Jessica Chastain to talk about her buzz-worthy role in "The Eyes of Tammy Faye."

Watch: Fired Gay Volleyball Coach Proves Need for Equality Act

Watch: Fired Gay Volleyball Coach Proves Need for Equality Act

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 19
Inoke Tonga was fired from Valor Christian High School after the school's campus pastor and athletic director told him said his openness about his sexuality "was a danger to be in front of the kids."

Democrats Push to Retool Health Care Programs for Millions

Democrats Push to Retool Health Care Programs for Millions

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Lisa Mascaro | Sep 19
The $3.5 trillion "Build Back Better" domestic agenda bill touches almost all aspects of American life, from taxes to climate change, but the health care components are a cornerstone for Democrats.

Emmy's Vow a 'Good Time' After Bleak Year, 'Crown' May Rule

Emmy's Vow a 'Good Time' After Bleak Year, 'Crown' May Rule

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber | Sep 19
Emmy Awards host Cedric the Entertainer and the show's producers promise it will be a celebration for all. But it could be much more rewarding, even historic, for some.

One Stunning Afternoon: Setbacks Imperil Biden's Reset

One Stunning Afternoon: Setbacks Imperil Biden's Reset

NEWS | By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller | Sep 18
Already, Biden has seen public approval numbers trend downward as the pandemic has deepened and Americans cast blame for the flawed U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Ben Platt Found a 'Partner That I Really Love' in Boyfriend Noah Galvin

Ben Platt Found a 'Partner That I Really Love' in Boyfriend Noah Galvin

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 18
Platt says bf Noah Galvin helped him deal with the "fear and apprehension" of superstardom and reprising his Evan Hansen role.

Despite Warnings, Mexican Football Fans Again Disrupt Game with Homophobic Chants

Despite Warnings, Mexican Football Fans Again Disrupt Game with Homophobic Chants

NEWS | Sep 18
The homophobic behavior by Mexican football fans continued in a dramatic way this past Thursday night in the Concacaf Champions League semi-final second leg in Mexico City.

7 Facts to Consider for HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

7 Facts to Consider for HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

NEWS | Sep 18
September 18 marks HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. Recent data suggests that despite great progress in curbing the transmission of HIV, our older population is still at risk, both for infection and death.

Families Recount Trauma at Sentencing for School Shooter

Families Recount Trauma at Sentencing for School Shooter

NEWS | By James Anderson | Sep 18
A judge on Friday sentenced a former student to life in prison without parole for a 2019 shooting inside a suburban Denver high school that killed one teenager and injured eight others.

Move Over, Shang-Chi: 9 Real-Life LGBTQ+ Asian American Superheroes

Move Over, Shang-Chi: 9 Real-Life LGBTQ+ Asian American Superheroes

ENTERTAINMENT | By Matthew Wexler | Sep 18
Palm strikes and ax kicks aren't necessary for these nine LGBTQ+ Asian Americans, whose real-life presence offers representation and inspiration for the next generation of queer youth.


News

Maskless San Francisco Mayor Bucks Health Order at Nightclub

Maskless San Francisco Mayor Bucks Health Order at Nightclub

LOCAL | Sep 18
San Francisco's mayor was spotted dancing and singing without a mask at an indoor nightclub, despite a strict order by her public health department that requires wearing masks at indoor establishments unless someone is actively eating or drinking.


Business

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

FAMILY | Sep 17
Aetna is being sued by a lesbian couple who allege discrimination because the company requires higher out-of-pocket expenditures before covering fertility treatment for non-heterosexuals.


Technology

Watch: 'Fierce Looks' Earn Australian Fly Species a RuPaul-Derived Name

Watch: 'Fierce Looks' Earn Australian Fly Species a RuPaul-Derived Name

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 15
An Australian entomologist has given the name Opaluma rupaul to a newly discovered species of soldier fly, a metallic-looking, rainbow insect he says earned the name for "serving fierce looks."


Finance

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

By Melissa Lambarena, NerdWallet | Sep 12
When the nonessentials threaten to put your finances in jeopardy, it's important to keep your financial goals on track. Here are five strategies to help you navigate impulse spending.


Cars

Edmunds Compares Volkswagen Golf GTI and Hyundai Veloster N

Edmunds Compares Volkswagen Golf GTI and Hyundai Veloster N

AUTO NEWS | By Cameron Rogers, Edmunds | Sep 18
Which one of these hot hatches is the better buy? Edmunds' experts put the two speedy compacts head-to-head to determine a winner.


Style

Aluminum Wrap Used to Protect Homes in California Wildfires

Aluminum Wrap Used to Protect Homes in California Wildfires

HOME | By Scott Sonner | Sep 18
The material that can withstand intensive heat for short periods resembles tin foil from the kitchen drawer but is modeled after the tent-like shelters that wildland firefighters use as a last resort to protect themselves when trapped by flames.


Health/Fitness

When COVID Deaths Are Dismissed or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame and Anger

When COVID Deaths Are Dismissed or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame and Anger

HEALTH | By Brett Sholtis, WITF | Sep 18
Falsehoods and conspiracies have fostered a dismissive attitude about the coronavirus among many people in rural areas, causing strife among surviving family and loved ones.