Month: August 2019

Janet Blaser knows a thing or two about reinvention. Once a food and restaurant writer in Santa Cruz, Calif., the now-63-year-old struggled to find work roughly a decade ago as journalism increasingly went online. She lost one beloved job, got her hours cut at another, and ended up working odd jobs, including one in human
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Crazy but true: There’s a bidding war to buy an abandoned asylum in upstate New York that is decrepit and potentially haunted. Saratoga County Homestead, a former tuberculosis hospital full of asbestos that hasn’t been touched since 1973, is up for auction on with Auctions International. The highest bid for the dilapidated property in Providence,
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Construction of the rainbow crossing in Lambeth. (Twitter/LaFlaneuress) @LaFlaneuress For the first time, a permanent rainbow crossing in solidarity with the LGBT+ community has been installed on a street in London. The crossing – which is actually four separate rainbow crossings, across four lanes of major roads – has been unveiled in Lambeth, a south London
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US Vice President Mike Pence. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty) The president of an Icelandic LGBT+ organisation has said a planned Mike Pence visit in September is “disrespectful” to the country’s queer community. The White House confirmed Pence’s visit on Wednesday (August 14), and said: “He will highlight Iceland’s strategic importance in the Arctic, NATO’s efforts to counter
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An anti-gay demonstration at City Hall in San Francisco, California (Justin Sullivan/Getty) A new report has indicated a surge in anti-LGBT+ violence during this year’s Pride season, which commemorated 50 years since the Stonewall riots. The report compiled by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) outlines the incidents and trends of violence documented in
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Oprah Winfrey was unsure what “wig snatched” meant. (Getty) Oprah Winfrey had her LGBT+ knowledge put the to test in the latest episode of her video series, The OG Chronicles. Winfrey and her best friend, journalist Gayle King, were quizzed on a series of slang phrases—with mixed results. After proving that they know all about
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Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson sold her Mid-Century Modern home in Los Angeles last week for $2.17 million, less than what she paid for it in 2016, according to records. The property listed in April for $2.34 million before taking a series of price cuts over the next few months and ultimately selling for $2.17 million,
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The midcentury modern home Josh Hutcherson just put on the market for $3.5 million may be small, but it is fierce, at least as far as Hollywood pedigrees go. The two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,861-square-foot home in LA’s Hollywood Hills was once owned by furniture designer Guy Chaddock, and Ellen DeGeneres owned it for a moment before
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It may take more than “Six Days, Seven Nights” to complete a deal, but Anne Heche has placed her Lake Arrowhead, California, home on the market for $1.05 million. Built in 1956, the lakefront cabin last changed hands in 2013 for $899,000. Located about 1.5 hours from Los Angeles, the vacation getaway includes a huge
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Virgin Active Barbican told members that undercover police would be stationed in the men’s changing room. A Virgin Active gym in Barbican, London falsely told customers that undercover police officers would be present in the men’s changing rooms following reports of “inappropriate behaviour.” Members of the Virgin Active branch received an email in early August
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