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LGBT History Month Profiles: Orlando Cruz & Billie Holiday

By Mike Halterman | Oct 26
October is LGBT History Month. Each week throughout the month, Hotspots will be profiling two of the people named to Equality Forum's LGBT History Month icon list, to showcase the great things LGBT people have done.

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Culture Features

When A Mask Is Not A Mask

By Caleb Rainey | Oct 25
While costumes can be a lot of fun, they have also become a source of contention -- particularly among we millennials who are supposedly more culturally savvy and progressive than our predecessors.

LGBT History Month: Margaret Cho and Lee Daniels

By Mike Halterman | Oct 19
October is LGBT History Month. Each week throughout the month, Hotspots will be profiling two of the people named to Equality Forum's LGBT History Month icon list. This week: Comedian Margaret Cho and filmmaker Lee Daniels.

Queer Comics: A Few of Comic Books' More Groundbreaking LGBT Characters

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Oct 19
Just who's who and who's gay in the four-color world of comics? The question is sometimes open to interpretation, but increasingly just open as gay superheroes emerge from the closet.

LGBT Comic Book Characters Going Mainstream

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Oct 18
When the loveable red-headed Archie of Archie Comics died this year saving his gay best friend Kevin Keller it was a turning in the history of LGBT characters in mainstream comics.

Miami's Wynwood Now Official Tourist Site

Oct 16
Miami's Wynwood arts district is now an official tourist destination. How do we know? Mayor Tomas Regalado has inaugurated the first visitor stands for the warehouse-turned-gallery neighborhood.

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Culture News

Harry Styles Erotic Fan Fiction to be Turned into a Movie

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 23
A popular erotic fan fiction based on One Direction singer Harry Styles is being turned into a four installment book series and a feature film.

Rapper Who Cut Off Penis is Now Doing Stand Up

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 22
The Wu-Tang Clan affiliated rapper who made headlines earlier this year for cutting off his own penis before attempting suicide while allegedly on drugs is shifting his career goals and is now doing stand up.

Pregnant Kate Back at Work After Morning Sickness

Oct 21
The Duchess of Cambridge has resumed her royal duties after spending more than two months out of the public eye while suffering from acute morning sickness.

Standing Ovation At Met Opera Despite Protest

By Verena Dobnik | Oct 20
Politicians including former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Peter King joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday.

Paris Sculpture Deflated; Will Stay That Way

Oct 19
A controversial green art installation on Paris' tony Place Vendome has been taken down after being vandalized overnight.

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