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Biden administration will allow LGBTQ military veterans discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to receive full benefits

As it marks the tenth anniversary of the repeal of the now-defunct “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that barred LGBTQ individuals from serving openly in the U.S. military, the Biden administration has announced that veterans discharged under the controversial policy may soon be able to receive full benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. […] The post Biden administration will allow LGBTQ military veterans discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to receive full benefits appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

New Jersey grand jury indicts teen for attempting to kill a learning disabled man he thought was gay

A New Jersey grand jury has indicted a Baltimore teenager who stands accused of nearly beating to death a man whom he believed was gay. José Tobias Carranza Serrano, 18, also known as Kevin Lopez, was indicted last week on charges of first-degree attempted murder and bias intimidation — a hate crime charge — for […] The post New Jersey grand jury indicts teen for attempting to kill a learning disabled man he thought was gay appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Baseball commentator suspended for anti-gay slur says “90%” of Cincinnati Reds fans want him back on air

A former baseball commentator who was suspended for using a homophobic slur and eventually failed to have his contract renewed by Fox Sports claims that 90% of Cincinnati Reds fans want him back on the air. Thom Brennaman, a former Major League Baseball and National Football League play-by-play commentator, was suspended in August of last […] The post Baseball commentator suspended for anti-gay slur says “90%” of Cincinnati Reds fans want him back on air appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

RuPaul makes Emmys history with latest Drag Race win

RuPaul's Drag Race has won 25 Emmy Awards, including a record-breaking 11 for host RuPaul Charles The post RuPaul makes Emmys history with latest Drag Race win appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Rufus Wainwright emerges from the pandemic with a vengeance

With a new album, tour, and post-pandemic outlook, Rufus Wainwright is ready to embrace everything he can The post Rufus Wainwright emerges from the pandemic with a vengeance appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

Stephen Winter’s audacious ‘Chocolate Babies’ and ‘Jason and Shirley’ join Criterion’s classics

“Humbled and honored” to have his films Chocolate Babies and Jason and Shirley added this month to The Criterion Channel, writer-director Stephen Winter still feels it’s about time both movies were shown their due love and recognition as landmarks of queer Black cinema. “I really appreciate how Criterion took the uprising of 2020 and held […] The post Stephen Winter’s audacious ‘Chocolate Babies’ and ‘Jason and Shirley’ join Criterion’s classics appeared first on Metro Weekly .

 

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