LGBTQ Chicago: The Latest

Pope Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions in New Documentary Film

Pope Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions in New Documentary Film

NEWS | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 21

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary "Francesco," which had its premiere at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday.

Watch: Todrick Hall's LA Virtual Tour

Watch: Todrick Hall's LA Virtual Tour

TRAVEL | Oct 21

To honor LGBTQ History Month, Todrick Hall has partnered with Orbitz to share some of his favorite queer locales throughout Los Angeles.

Queer Christmas Romcom 'Happiest Season' Starring Kristen Stewart, Dany Levy & More to Debut on Hulu

Queer Christmas Romcom 'Happiest Season' Starring Kristen Stewart, Dany Levy & More to Debut on Hulu

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 21

The upcoming queer Christmas romcom "Happiest Season," starring a number of out actors including Kristien Stewart and Dany Levy, will debut on Hulu next month instead of heading to theaters.

Eye-Opener: an Interview with Queer Singer-Songwriter H.C. McEntire

Eye-Opener: an Interview with Queer Singer-Songwriter H.C. McEntire

ENTERTAINMENT | By Gregg Shapiro | Oct 21

On her exceptional second album 'Eno Axis,' the North Carolina-based H.C. McEntire expands on the promise of her first record, delivering ten breathtaking songs on one of the best albums of 2020.

Palm Springs Pride 2020 To Celebrate Under the Theme  Exist. Resist. Persist.

Palm Springs Pride 2020 To Celebrate Under the Theme Exist. Resist. Persist.

NEWS | Oct 21

Pride Week is November 6-8 in Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Pride organization is encouraging the community to come together in solidarity under the theme Exist. Resist. Persist.

After Twitter Drags Chris Pratt, Wife & Celebs Rush to His Defense

After Twitter Drags Chris Pratt, Wife & Celebs Rush to His Defense

NEWS | Oct 21

Twitter declared Chris Pratt "the worst" Chris in Hollywood, sparking his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger and fellow celebs to rush to his defense.

Watch: Mike Pompeo Addresses Group Supportive of 'Conversion Therapy'

Watch: Mike Pompeo Addresses Group Supportive of 'Conversion Therapy'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 21

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a speech to a group that promotes so-called "conversion therapy." Reports say his own staff were "appalled."

Barrett was Trustee at Private School with Anti-Gay Policies

Barrett was Trustee at Private School with Anti-Gay Policies

NEWS | By Michelle R. Smith and Michael Biesecker | Oct 21

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren't welcome.

Director Stephen Daldry Exits 'Wicked' Film Adaptation

Director Stephen Daldry Exits 'Wicked' Film Adaptation

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Oct 21

The long-gestating film adaptation of the Broadway hit "Wicked" has hit another snag. Director Stephen Daldry is exiting the project, a studio representative confirmed Tuesday.

Worsening Opioid Crisis Overshadowed in Presidential Race

Worsening Opioid Crisis Overshadowed in Presidential Race

NEWS | Oct 21

"I just think that Trump doesn't understand addiction," said Diane Urban, 53, a Republican from Delphos, Ohio, who voted for the president in 2016 and whose son died from an overdose in 2019.

News

Polish Academics Protest 'Fundamentalist' Education Minister

Polish Academics Protest 'Fundamentalist' Education Minister

NEWS | By Vanessa Gera | Oct 21

Activists dressed as security guards climbed onto a balcony of a Polish Education Ministry building and hung a banner protesting the appointment of a new minister whom they consider to be a religious fundamentalist and a danger to the nation's youth.

Business

Netflix Reports a Summer Slump in Subscriber Growth

Netflix Reports a Summer Slump in Subscriber Growth

BUSINESS | By Michael Liedtke and Barbara Ortutay | Oct 21

Netflix's subscriber growth slowed dramatically during the summer months after surging in the spring fueled by pandemic lockdowns that corralled millions of people in their homes.

Technology

Begin a Successful Career in Azure with the Microsoft Certified Azure  Fundamentals Certification

Begin a Successful Career in Azure with the Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals Certification

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 21

Microsoft Azure provides an ever-growing collection of services that ensure the success of businesses. Moreover, this leads to the opportunity for professionals to build an interesting and rewarding career.

Finance

How Trump Plowed Through $1 Billion, Losing Cash Advantage

How Trump Plowed Through $1 Billion, Losing Cash Advantage

FINANCE | By Brian Slodysko and Zeke Miller | Oct 20

President Donald Trump's sprawling political operation has raised well over $1 billion since he took the White House in 2017 — and set a lot of it on fire.

Cars

Edmunds: Car Value Myths, Busted

Edmunds: Car Value Myths, Busted

CARS | By Ronald Montoya, Edmunds | Oct 17

You've probably heard over the years a number of tips or myths regarding the value of your car. Edmunds' experts analyzed the most popular car value myths to find the truth behind them.

Style

5 Halloween Cocktails Straight Out of Your Nightmares

5 Halloween Cocktails Straight Out of Your Nightmares

STYLE | Oct 21

It's that time of the year again! In case 2020 isn't scary enough for you - here are five Halloween cocktails straight out of your nightmares!

Health/Fitness

7 Tips for Staying Safe as COVID-19 Cases Rise

7 Tips for Staying Safe as COVID-19 Cases Rise

HEALTH/FITNESS | Oct 20

As temperatures fall, people are spending more time indoors. That heightens the risk of the coronavirus spreading, but there are some simple steps you can take to help protect yourself and everyone around you.

Travel

LGBTQ Leaf Peeping: 5 Destinations to Take in Fall

LGBTQ Leaf Peeping: 5 Destinations to Take in Fall

TRAVEL | By Merryn Johns | Oct 20

Grab your weekender bag and get out of town. The leaves are turning, and there's a small window of time to take in Mother Nature's annual fashion makeover.