Gay Key West: The Latest

Watch: After Coming Out, JoJo Siwa Says Her House was 'Swatted'

Watch: After Coming Out, JoJo Siwa Says Her House was 'Swatted'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 26
YouTube and social media sensation JoJo Siwa came out as a member of the LGBTQ community last week (she hasn't opened up about how she identifies), but the happy occasion was tainted, thanks to Internet trolls who "swatted" the 17-year-old star.

Despite JK Rowling Controversy, 'Harry Potter' TV Series Could Come to HBO Max

Despite JK Rowling Controversy, 'Harry Potter' TV Series Could Come to HBO Max

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 26
HBO Max is in the midst of "exploratory conversations" regarding a spinoff series set in the "Harry Potter" universe. Pushback has already begun.

New Governor of Puerto Rico Declares State of Emergency Due to Anti-Trans, Misogynistic Violence

New Governor of Puerto Rico Declares State of Emergency Due to Anti-Trans, Misogynistic Violence

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 26
The newly-installed governor of Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency due intense anti-trans and misogynistic violence.

Jane Fonda to Receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

Jane Fonda to Receive Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Jan 26
Jane Fonda cemented herself into Hollywood allure as a chameleonlike actor and social activist, and now the Golden Globes will honor her illustrious career with its highest honor.

Report: After Workplace Controversy & Amid Low Ratings, the Future of 'Ellen' is Up in the Air

Report: After Workplace Controversy & Amid Low Ratings, the Future of 'Ellen' is Up in the Air

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 26
Months after Ellen DeGeneres was in the headlines for a toxic workplace controversy — and amid slipping ratings — Page Six is reporting that the future of her Emmy-winning daytime talkshow might be up in the air.

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.

Watch: NYC Restaurant Fires Anti-LGBTQ Worker After Verbal Attack on Married Couple

Watch: NYC Restaurant Fires Anti-LGBTQ Worker After Verbal Attack on Married Couple

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 26
The New York restaurant where a same-sex married couple was told to leave by an anti-LGBTQ employee says that the worker in question has been let go, and that the couple has been invited to return as customers.

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.


Entertainment

Review: Restored 'The Ascent' Essential for Fans of Soviet Cinema

Review: Restored 'The Ascent' Essential for Fans of Soviet Cinema

MOVIES | By Sam Cohen | Jan 26
Larisa Shepitko's award-winning World War II drama is now available on Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection, complete with a new 4K restoration and a slew of special features.


Business

In LA, Gay Bars, Restaurants Look to Crowdfunding to Survive

In LA, Gay Bars, Restaurants Look to Crowdfunding to Survive

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 26
LGBTQ bars and restaurants in greater Los Angeles are struggling to survive the second, and latest, COVID lockdown. Crowdfunding has proven to be a lifeline for many.


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?

HEALTH | 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

AUTO NEWS | 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

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

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

CELEBRITIES | 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.


Health/Fitness

California Reverses Stay-at-Home Order as Conditions Improve

California Reverses Stay-at-Home Order as Conditions Improve

LOCAL | 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

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

NATIONAL | 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.