06 Apr 2017

Hidden in plain sight: How gay artists expressed forbidden desire in code

The fight for LGBTQ equality continues in earnest internationally, but in the UK, significant strides have already been made.

The hurdle of same-sex marriage has been cleared in most of the country, British parliament holds the record for the most LGBTQ MPs, and the number of out pop culture figures seems to increase year on year. It’s jarring to think that it was only 50 years ago that male homosexuality was decriminalized in the UK.

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05 Apr 2017

Pepsi pulls controversial Kendall Jenner ad

Pepsi has pulled its controversial Kendall Jenner ad.

The soda company made the announcement Wednesday after the ad triggered an immediate online backlash for using protest imagery to market the soft drink.

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05 Apr 2017

Dad cradles dead twins after Syrian gas attack

This heart-wrenching photograph emerged Wednesday of a grieving dad clutching the bodies of his twin babies– both killed in the chemical attack in Syria.

The stunned man is seen sitting on the ground as he cradles the boy and girl, who are wrapped in white blankets, the Mirror of the UK reported.

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05 Apr 2017

Barry Manilow on coming out and his secret marriage

For years Barry Manilow kept his sexuality a secret, fearful of how fans might react.

“I thought I would be disappointing them if they knew I was gay,” the legendary singer recently told People magazine. “So I never did anything.”

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04 Apr 2017

You now have to scan your face to get toilet paper in China

BEIJING — Fed up with the theft of toilet paper from public bathrooms, tourist authorities in China’s capital have begun using facial recognition technology to limit how much paper a person can take.

The unusual move — part of a “toilet revolution” — is another step in China’s vast upgrading of public facilities.

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