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Deafness, Disasters and Difference: The Lavender Tube on Deaf U., Cobra, and 'First Day'

Deafness, Disasters and Difference: The Lavender Tube on Deaf U., Cobra, and 'First Day'

ARTS & CULTURE | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Oct 21
Nyle DiMarco's new show gives Gallaudet students a deaf reality show, COBRA's futuristic disaster series chills, and "First Day" introduces a trans teenager to high school life.

Interview: Boulet Brothers Bringing Authentic Queer Stories (with Scares) on 'Dragula: Resurrection'

Interview: Boulet Brothers Bringing Authentic Queer Stories (with Scares) on 'Dragula: Resurrection'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Oct 21
Halloween is synonymous with The Boulet Brothers, the LA-based duo whose "Dragula" competition show is a Netflix hit. This year they are doing something different & talk about their Shudder special, 'Dragula: Resurrection.'

CDC Redefines 'Close Contact'

CDC Redefines 'Close Contact'

U.S. health officials Wednesday redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters.

Next in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

Next in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

TECHNOLOGY | By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 21
The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year.

Sam Smith Opens up About Dysmorphia, Coming Out as Non-Binary

Sam Smith Opens up About Dysmorphia, Coming Out as Non-Binary

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 21
British pop singer Sam Smith recently opened up about how their struggle with body dysmorphia led to coming out as non-binary last year.

TikTok Bans Anti-LGBTQ, Pro-Conversion Therapy Content

TikTok Bans Anti-LGBTQ, Pro-Conversion Therapy Content

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 21
Today, TikTok announced in a statement that the social media platform will ban anti-LGBTQ content, including that which promotes conversion therapy.

Giuliani Caught in Hotel Bedroom Scene in New 'Borat' Film

Giuliani Caught in Hotel Bedroom Scene in New 'Borat' Film

NEWS | Oct 21
Rudy Giuliani is shown with his hand down his pants after flirting with an actress playing a young woman pretending to be a television journalist in a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen's latest mockumentary, a sequel to his hit "Borat" film.

Tiffany Trump's Pride Event Appearance Called a 'Train Wreck' (Amongst Other Things)

Tiffany Trump's Pride Event Appearance Called a 'Train Wreck' (Amongst Other Things)

NEWS | Oct 21
Tiffany Trump's rambling comments at a Pride Rally in Florida this past weekend has elicited much social media comment with many questioning her sobriety.

ACLU Analysis Finds Decriminalizing Sex Work Improves Public Health and Public Safety

ACLU Analysis Finds Decriminalizing Sex Work Improves Public Health and Public Safety

NEWS | Oct 21
Sex workers have been saying they face significant violence from police and clients for decades and it is time that we all listen to these voices when determining how to improve safety for sex workers," says an ACLU representative.

Trump the Dancer? His Moves to 'YMCA' at Rallies are a Hit

Trump the Dancer? His Moves to 'YMCA' at Rallies are a Hit

NEWS | By Jill Colvin | Oct 21
President Donald Trump, a man who is famously particular about his appearance, is fully embracing doing a dad dance to the Village People's "YMCA" as the finale to his rallies in the campaign's closing stretch.


News

Judge Slams DeVos for Rejecting 94% of Loan Relief Claims

Judge Slams DeVos for Rejecting 94% of Loan Relief Claims

NATIONAL | By Collin Binkley | Oct 21
Months after vowing to process a backlog of 160,000 requests for loan forgiveness from students who say they were defrauded by their schools, the U.S. Education Department has rejected 94% of claims it has reviewed.


Business

Netflix Reports a Summer Slump in Subscriber Growth

Netflix Reports a Summer Slump in Subscriber Growth

PERSONAL TECH | 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.


Finance

How Trump Plowed Through $1 Billion, Losing Cash Advantage

How Trump Plowed Through $1 Billion, Losing Cash Advantage

POLITICS | 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

An Electric Hummer? Battery-Powered Trucks Head to Showrooms

An Electric Hummer? Battery-Powered Trucks Head to Showrooms

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Oct 21
Seven auto companies have plans to roll out new battery-powered pickup trucks over the next two years, aiming to cash in on a popular and lucrative market for expensive vehicles.


Style

5 Halloween Cocktails Straight Out of Your Nightmares

5 Halloween Cocktails Straight Out of Your Nightmares

FOOD/DRINK | 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

Worsening Opioid Crisis Overshadowed in Presidential Race

Worsening Opioid Crisis Overshadowed in Presidential Race

POLITICS | 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.


Travel

LGBTQ Leaf Peeping: 5 Destinations to Take in Fall

LGBTQ Leaf Peeping: 5 Destinations to Take in Fall

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.