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Porn Auteur Wakefield Poole Dead at 85

Porn Auteur Wakefield Poole Dead at 85

OBITUARIES | Nov 29, 2021

Porn auteur Wakefield Poole, known for explicit films like "Boys in the Sand," has died at age 85.

Were Some Pilgrims Queer? Same-Sex Relationships Were an Issue with Puritans

Were Some Pilgrims Queer? Same-Sex Relationships Were an Issue with Puritans

NATIONAL | Nov 29, 2021

The website VICE reminded its readers that "plenty of early American colonizers were super gay" when they retweeted a 2017 article entitled "The Pilgrims Were Queer."

Brothers to Take Center Stage in Jussie Smollett Trial

Brothers to Take Center Stage in Jussie Smollett Trial

NATIONAL | By Don Babwin | Nov 29, 2021

Two brothers stand at the center of the case that prosecutors will lay before jurors when the trial of Jussie Smollett begins this week.

Wary, Weary World Slams Door Shut, Fearing Omicron Variant

Wary, Weary World Slams Door Shut, Fearing Omicron Variant

INTERNATIONAL | By Raf Casert, Mari Yamaguchi | Nov 29, 2021

Nations around the world sought Monday to keep the new omicron variant at bay with travel bans and further restrictions.

Biden Pushes Shots, Not More Restrictions as Omicron Variant Speeds

Biden Pushes Shots, Not More Restrictions as Omicron Variant Speeds

POLITICS | By Zeke Miller | Nov 29, 2021

President Joe Biden will urge Americans to get vaccinated and to receive a booster shot as he seeks to quell concerns Monday over the new COVID-19 variant omicron.

Matthew McConaughey Won't Run for Texas Governor in 2022

Matthew McConaughey Won't Run for Texas Governor in 2022

POLITICS | Nov 29, 2021

Actor Matthew McConaughey isn't running for Texas governor after months of publicly flirting with the idea of becoming the latest celebrity candidate.

Merriam-Webster Chooses Vaccine as the 2021 Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster Chooses Vaccine as the 2021 Word of the Year

NATIONAL | By Leanne Italie | Nov 29, 2021

With an expanded definition to reflect the times, Merriam-Webster has declared an omnipresent truth as its 2021 word of the year: vaccine.

Trial Set to Start on Charges Smollett Faked Racist Attack

Trial Set to Start on Charges Smollett Faked Racist Attack

CRIME | Nov 28, 2021

Jussie Smollett is about to stand trial on charges he faked a racist attack.

Sex on the Beach: Fun for Humans, Deadly for Wildlife

Sex on the Beach: Fun for Humans, Deadly for Wildlife

INTERNATIONAL | Nov 28, 2021

The Canary Islands have become a hot spot for outdoor sex, but used condoms are destroying wildlife.

Watch: Target's LGBTQ Pride Nutcracker is the Ultimate Gay Gift

Watch: Target's LGBTQ Pride Nutcracker is the Ultimate Gay Gift

NATIONAL | By Emell Adolphus | Nov 28, 2021

Target's pride Nutcracker is a seasonal step forward for LGBTQ representation.

Netherlands, Australia Find Omicron Variant as Curbs Spread

Netherlands, Australia Find Omicron Variant as Curbs Spread

INTERNATIONAL | By Mike Corder, Geir Moulson | Nov 28, 2021

The Netherlands confirmed 13 cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus on Sunday and Australia found two as the countries half a world apart became the latest to detect it in travelers.

COVID Variant Spreads to More Countries as World on High Alert

COVID Variant Spreads to More Countries as World on High Alert

INTERNATIONAL | By Pan Pylas | Nov 28, 2021

The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa.

Backlash Hits Norwegian 'I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus' Ad

Backlash Hits Norwegian 'I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus' Ad

INTERNATIONAL | Nov 27, 2021

It appears that a Norwegian ad featuring a daddy kissing Santa Claus has upset some, claiming that it sexualizes Christmas.

Australian Schools Can Still Expel LGBTQ+ Kids Despite Proposed Religious Discrimination Bill

Australian Schools Can Still Expel LGBTQ+ Kids Despite Proposed Religious Discrimination Bill

INTERNATIONAL | Nov 27, 2021

Australia's proposed Religious Discrimination Bill may do more harm than good for LGBTQ+ students.

Perfectionist. Genius. Icon. That Was Stephen Sondheim

Perfectionist. Genius. Icon. That Was Stephen Sondheim

OBITUARIES | By Mark Kennedy | Nov 27, 2021

A driven, obsessive purist, Sondheim was also a magician, creating lyrics and music to such towering shows as "A Little Night Music," "Into the Woods," "Company," "Follies" and "Sunday in the Park with George."

Dutch Government Apologies for Discredited Transgender Law

Dutch Government Apologies for Discredited Transgender Law

INTERNATIONAL | Nov 27, 2021

The Dutch government apologized for a scrapped law that required transgender people to undergo surgery and sterilization if they wanted to change their birth certificate gender.

Brazilian Olympian Opens Up about Relationship in Sweet Video Post

Brazilian Olympian Opens Up about Relationship in Sweet Video Post

SPORTS | Nov 27, 2021

A Brazilian Olympian opened up about his same sex relationship with his boyfriend in the sweetest video.

Barbra Streisand, Lea Salonga, More Mourn Stephen Sondheim

Barbra Streisand, Lea Salonga, More Mourn Stephen Sondheim

OBITUARIES | Nov 27, 2021

Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters, Hugh Jackman and other celebrities honored Stephen Sondheim via social media.

High Alert: World Scurries to Contain New COVID Variant

High Alert: World Scurries to Contain New COVID Variant

INTERNATIONAL | By Mike Corder, Pan Pylas | Nov 27, 2021

New restrictions were being slapped on travel from countries in southern Africa by the hour as the world scurried Saturday to contain a new COVID variant.

Towering Musical Theater Master Stephen Sondheim Dies at 91

Towering Musical Theater Master Stephen Sondheim Dies at 91

OBITUARIES | By Mark Kennedy | Nov 26, 2021

Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died. He w

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