9 Ways Television Showcased Stephen Sondheim Over the Years (VIDEO)

We’re rolling along not-so-merrily now that Stephen Sondheim has passed away. The composer and lyricist died November 26 at age 91, leaving behind a six-decade Broadway legacy during which he wrote the music and lyrics for Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park With George, Into the Woods, and other enduring musicals.

Peng Shuai: Tennis Officials Still Concerned After Her Reappearance

Tennis star Peng Shuai—a Chinese athlete with a reported net worth of $1.5 million—reappeared in photos and video footage over the weekend following nearly three weeks out of public view. However, sports officials are still concerned for the 35-year-old athlete. “It was good to see Peng Shuai in recent videos, but they don’t alleviate or address the WTA’s concern about her well-being and ability to communicate without censorship or coercion,” a Women’s Tennis Association spokesperson said.

What does the word “queer” mean to you? The Internet sounds off…

Certain website names notwithstanding, the word “queer” is polarizing. For some LGBTQ+ individuals, it’s a reclaimed badge of honor, a political statement, a declaration of attraction without binaries. For others, it’s still a homophobic slur, a weaponized word that can reopen years-old wounds. When one Reddit user asked others what “queer” means to them, he clarified he wasn’t referring to the derogatory sense of the term. But some commenters can’t see the word any other way.

Rohingya Refugees Sue Meta for $150 Billion, Citing Facebook’s “Negligence” in Myanmar Crisis

A combined lawsuit from Rohingya refugees in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world could make Facebook pay billions after hate speech proliferated on the platform and incited violence in Myanmar. According to the Associated Press, Rohingya refugees are suing Meta, Facebook’s parent company, for more than $150 billion, with lawyers filing a class-action suit in California on Dec. 6. Lawyers in the U.K, meanwhile, say they intend to file similar legal action.

Attn: filmmakers, we need more than ‘little moments’ of LGBTQ visibility

This Internet was abuzz this week that the news that Kristen Stewart’s character in the new big-screen reboot of Charlie’s Angels is “definitely gay.” How will viewers know that secret agent Sabina prefers the company of women? Apparently, there’s a “little moment” in the film. Elizabeth Banks, writer, director, and star of the film, tells PrideSource: So much of the time, “little moments” of LGBTQ visibility are all fans get. Think of Josh Gad’s “exclusively gay” LeFou sharing a two-second da

Gender Affirming Surgeries Are Being Delayed or Canceled Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic

On March 13, the American College of Surgeons recommended hospitals across the country minimize, postpone, or cancel all scheduled elective surgeries because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many hospitals took that advice and shed certain procedures from the books, many transgender people were left with devastating setbacks as gender-affirming surgeries were canceled or indefinitely postponed as the question of which procedures are “elective” looms.
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