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Twitter Permanently Bans My Pillow CEO

Twitter Permanently Bans My Pillow CEO

NEWS | By Zen Soo | Jan 26

Twitter has permanently banned My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell's account after he continued to perpetuate the baseless claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Pioneering AIDS Researcher Joseph Sonnabend Dies at 88

Pioneering AIDS Researcher Joseph Sonnabend Dies at 88

NEWS | Jan 26

Pioneering AIDS researcher and clinician Joseph Sonnabend, 88, died January 24, 2021, at the Wellington Hospital in London, after suffering a heart attack on January 3, 2021.

Norway Fines Grindr $11.7 Million Over Privacy Breach

Norway Fines Grindr $11.7 Million Over Privacy Breach

NEWS | Jan 26

Norway is fining gay dating app Grindr $11.7 million for failing to get consent from users before sharing their personal information with advertising companies, in breach of stringent European Union privacy rules.

Group of U.S. Catholic Bishops Urges Support for LGBT Youth

Group of U.S. Catholic Bishops Urges Support for LGBT Youth

NEWS | By David Crary | Jan 26

Declaring "God is on your side," a Roman Catholic cardinal, an archbishop, and six other U.S. bishops issued a statement of support for LGBT youth and denouncing the bullying often directed at them.

Watch: 'It's a Sin' Trailer for HBO Max Miniseries

Watch: 'It's a Sin' Trailer for HBO Max Miniseries

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 26

The trailer for the new British miniseries "It's a Sin," which will debut on HBO Max on February 18, has just dropped.

Meet Jen Ellis, the Teacher Who Made Bernie Sanders' Mittens

Meet Jen Ellis, the Teacher Who Made Bernie Sanders' Mittens

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 26

Ellis is an out school teacher raising a five-year-old daughter with her partner in Vermont.

Bodybuilder Joseph Baena Celebrates Film Role with Speedo Thirst Trap

Bodybuilder Joseph Baena Celebrates Film Role with Speedo Thirst Trap

NEWS | Jan 26

There's little doubt that a pic of Joseph Baena will bring to mind his famous dad — Arnold Schwarzenegger.

La. Man Arrested, Charged in Brutal Attack on Gay Man Last Year

La. Man Arrested, Charged in Brutal Attack on Gay Man Last Year

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 26

Chance Seneca has been arrested and charge with the attempted second degree murder of Holden White in Louisiana last year.

The Things That Make Her Queer: 'Drag Race UK' Queen Crystal on Her New Podcast

The Things That Make Her Queer: 'Drag Race UK' Queen Crystal on Her New Podcast

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 26

Titled "The Things That Made Me Queer," Crystal's breezy new podcast features celebs talking about the people, places, and things that have informed their fabulous journeys. Crystal tells EDGE all about it.

UK Census Change May Impact Transgender Inclusion

UK Census Change May Impact Transgender Inclusion

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 26

Transgender advocates in the U.K. are questioning changes to the census, which will ask Brits to declare their "legal sex" and not their gender identity.

Entertainment

Sarah Jessica Parker and the Cosmopolitan Was Not Love at First Sip

Sarah Jessica Parker and the Cosmopolitan Was Not Love at First Sip

ENTERTAINMENT | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 26

"Sex and the City" catapulted the Cosmopolitan into the spotlight, but the show's star, Sarah Jessica Parker, wasn't a big fan at the onset according to a story she wrote for Grub Street.

Business

Budweiser Joins Coke, Pepsi Brands in Sitting Out Super Bowl

Budweiser Joins Coke, Pepsi Brands in Sitting Out Super Bowl

BUSINESS | By Mae Anderson and Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 25

For the first time since 1983, when Anheuser-Busch used all of its ad time to introduce a beer called Bud Light, the beer giant isn't advertising its iconic Budweiser brand during the Super Bowl.

Technology

Will a 'Vaccine Passport' Be More Valuable Than TSA Pre-Check for Future Travel?

Will a 'Vaccine Passport' Be More Valuable Than TSA Pre-Check for Future Travel?

TECHNOLOGY | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 25

A vaccine passport "could be the golden ticket to rebooting travel," but how long will it take to get the double dose, and what technology is being developed to prove it?

Cars

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

CARS | By Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher | Jan 21

The CEO of Stellantis, the carmaker created from the merger of PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, said Tuesday that the tie-up will help preserve jobs, factories and the 14 storied brands.

Style

Yurts, Igloos and Pop-Up Domes: How Safe Is 'Outside' Restaurant Dining This Winter?

Yurts, Igloos and Pop-Up Domes: How Safe Is 'Outside' Restaurant Dining This Winter?

STYLE | By Will Stone | Jan 25

Those who can serve customers outdoors, on patios or sidewalks, are coming up with creative adaptations that can make dining possible in the frigid depths of winter, but is it safe?

Health/Fitness

California Reverses Stay-at-Home Order as Conditions Improve

California Reverses Stay-at-Home Order as Conditions Improve

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kathleen Ronayne | Jan 26

Business owners hailed Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision to lift stay-at-home orders across California in response to improving coronavirus conditions, but local health officials expressed concern that it may cause residents to let down their guard.

Travel

'Historic Snow' Blankets Parts of Midwest, Disrupts Travel

'Historic Snow' Blankets Parts of Midwest, Disrupts Travel

TRAVEL | By Josh Funk | Jan 26

A major winter storm blanketed parts of the middle of the country with snow that was forecast into late Tuesday in some areas, disrupting traffic and closing some coronavirus testing sites.

Nightlife

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

NIGHTLIFE | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 23

The owner of West Hollywood gay bar Faultline has confirmed an earlier report that the establishment has closed down its longtime location. The bar will hopefully reopen elsewhere in the future.