‘General Hospital’ at 60: What Happened in the Very First Episode

Two long-running, hospital-set soaps — ABC’s General Hospital and NBC’s The Doctors — debuted on the same day on April 1, 1963. The Doctors ran for nearly 20 years, but General Hospital has lasted three times as long — and counting! ABC is honoring the show with a primetime special, General Hospital: 60 Years of Stars and Storytelling, but the General Hospital that started that day in 1963 is very different from the show fans see today.

Gay men sound off on the need to confront transphobia among other gay men

Hang out on Reddit long enough, and you’ll eventually see transphobic attitudes show up—explicitly and implicitly—in queer communities on the platform. And social media is, of course, a microcosm of a society which some think LGB equality is an acceptable substitute for LGBT equality. One Reddit user recently shed light on transphobia in the gay male population, saying that although he loves being gay and trans, his interactions with cis gay men “[have], by and large, been less than ideal.”

Robotic Acting? 10 Stars Who Went Android on Television

Alexander Skarsgård is taking a turn for the mechanical with his latest TV role, having signed on to executive produce and star in Murderbot as “a self-hacking security android who is horrified by human emotion yet drawn to its vulnerable ‘clients.'" And like some of the actors here, Skarsgård might find that it’s not always easy playing an android on screen. Here are other TV stars with synthetic entries on their filmographies…

‘The Powerpuff Girls’ Turns 25, and the Franchise Is Still Going Strong

Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup zoomed onto TV screens 25 years ago, as Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls debuted on November 18, 1998. These days, the Powerpuff Girls live on only in reruns and streaming libraries. But with new comic books and even a new TV show in the pipeline, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup will be back with new stories faster than you can say “Fuzzy Lumpkins.”

See ‘Life on Our Planet’ With These Stunning Nature Docuseries (VIDEO)

For a show titled Life on Our Planet, the new docuseries debuting on Netflix on October 25 certainly dwells on death a lot. The filmmakers focus on five extinction events in Earth’s tumultuous history, using Hollywood-level visual effects to depict those cataclysms. And the show is just the latest in a long line of big-budget nature docuseries. Here are others that bring the whole planet into your living room.

Lily Gladstone Criticizes 'Delusional' Portrayal of American West in 'Yellowstone'

Lily Gladstone, who’s earning Oscar buzz for her role in the upcoming Martin Scorsese film Killers of the Flower Moon, has two strong words for Yellowstone. In a new New York magazine interview, the actor — whose father is Blackfeet and Nez Perce — says that Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan’s version of the American West in the Paramount Network series is “delusional” and “deplorable.”

10 Most Hallmark Titles From the History of the Channel's Countdown to Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for Hallmark Channel executives! We’re honoring Hallmark’s holiday programming and also roasting it like a chestnut on an open fire with this chronological list of the most Hallmark titles in Countdown to Christmas history. If our eyes happened to land on these titles in the pages of TV Guide Magazine, we’d know right away we were looking at a Hallmark Channel listing.

Young people are coming out in huge numbers. These families found beautiful ways to support their kids.

Paria Hassouri and her husband were thousands of miles from home, on vacation in Thailand, when they got a call from their daughter’s school. A teacher told them that Ava, then 13, was questioning her gender identity. During Ava’s coming-out experience, Hassouri educated herself about how best to support her daughter. Other parents are trying to do the same, as children and teens are opening up — sometimes even earlier in their lives — about their placement in a galaxy of queer existence.

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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