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Gay Twitter's 52 Funniest Tweets This Week

Gay Twitter's 52 Funniest Tweets This Week

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 18

It's another round up of the funniest tweets from Gay Twitter. This week, people couldn't hold back tweeting about the VMAs, the Met Gala (especially Lee Pace), Nicki Minaj's vaccine drama, and more!

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.

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.

To Tuck or Not to Tuck? New Inclusive Swimwear Collection Revealed at NY Fashion Week

To Tuck or Not to Tuck? New Inclusive Swimwear Collection Revealed at NY Fashion Week

STYLE | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 18

Chromat revealed an inclusive line of swimsuits at NY Fashion week "for girls who don't tuck, trans femmes, non-binary people, women, men and everyone embracing Collective Opulence Celebrating Kindred."

Parkland Shooting Survivor, Gun Activist Cameron Kasky Comes Out in Social Media Posts

Parkland Shooting Survivor, Gun Activist Cameron Kasky Comes Out in Social Media Posts

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 18

Kasky came out in Sept. 13 social media posts on Instagram and Twitter that stated: "Hi, got a second? How about a minute? Alright great, I'm queer."

Watch: After Christian Author Comes Out as Gay, he Thanks Wife for Support

Watch: After Christian Author Comes Out as Gay, he Thanks Wife for Support

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 18

Last summer, Matthew Paul Turner, a New York Times best-selling Christian children's book author, announced he was gay and ending his 15-year marriage.

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 18

2020 was the deadliest year since the Human Rights Campaign began tracking murderous anti-trans violence in 2013, claiming 44 victims. 2021 is well on track to equal or surpass that grim total.

Watch: Mj Rodriguez Talks to GLAAD about her Historic Emmy Nomination

Watch: Mj Rodriguez Talks to GLAAD about her Historic Emmy Nomination

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 18

With the 73rd Emmy Awards coming up on September 19, GLAAD's Head of Talent, Anthony Allen Ramos, chatted with with Mj Rodriguez, who is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Blanca in "Pose." 

News

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.

Technology

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

TECHNOLOGY | By Leanne Italie | Sep 15

There's a growing number of "grandfluencers," folks 70 and up who have amassed substantial followings on social media with the help of decades-younger fans, including TikTok stars @oldgays.

Finance

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

FINANCE | 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

CARS | 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

STYLE | 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/FITNESS | 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.

Travel

England's Simplified COVID-19 Travel Rules Bashed as Confusing

England's Simplified COVID-19 Travel Rules Bashed as Confusing

TRAVEL | By Jill Lawless | Sep 17

The British government announced a major simplification of its rules for international travel on Friday, heeding complaints from travelers and businesses that its regulations aimed at staving off the spread of COVID-19 were cumbersome and ineffective.