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Donald Trump Continues to Spit in the Face of the LGBTQ Community

In a presidency that has already given us the decision to ban trans people from military service, Donald Trump will once again insult the LGBTQ community by...

Duncan Sheik Goes from “Barely Breathing” to Broadway at Cafe Carlyle

“Keep eating your appetizers; I’ve got to tune my guitar,” Duncan Sheik says as he casually takes the stage at the Cafe Carlyle. He says he’s honored to play the famously...

Episodes Gives Matt LeBlanc and Cast Their Curtain Call

As their acclaimed series nears its grand finale, David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik discuss their decades creating TV and building a life together. David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik...

Dianna Agron Trades Glee-ful Energy for Dylan Cool at Cafe Carlyle

“For years I was on a TV show where I sang high all the time,” Dianna Agron tells the crowd at the Cafe Carlyle — referring to her years playing Quinn Fabray on Glee). “It...

How to Rub Editor Paul Hagen the Wrong Way

It was on an assignment nearly 15 years ago that I received my first massage. Reviewing a new spa, I was sent for a massage and facial. Though I had no other professional massage...

This Is Why Kevin Allison Is Crushing on Supernatural Actor Osric Chau

Kevin Allison loves Asian men. It’s something that he has not been shy about discussing on his Risk! Podcast (where he frequently reveals even the most candid details of his sex...

Paul Hagen Bridges the Divide Between Fear and Brooklyn

There’s something romantic about the idea of bridges. Like most great relationship stories, they are essentially about overcoming obstacles to bring people together. Recently...

Trump Will Sacrifice Transgender Lives for Political Gain

We asked activist Rye Young of The Third Wave Fund (thirdwavefund.org) to help us understand Trump’s military trans ban and how we can stand against it....

This Is Why Trump Banning Transgender People from the Military Is Bad for America

President Trump has announced that he will ban transgender people from serving in the military. Why is this bad for America?...

Nate and Jeremiah: By Design, a New Family Model

The designer brings his partnership with husband Nate Berkus to TV — hoping to change hearts, minds and lives. “When I was growing up, my mother used to always say to me every...

Comedian Kevin Allison Gets Storytellers to Take a RISK!

Host Kevin Allison and the team behind RISK! offer an inside look at creating a show that celebrates coming out, changes the lives of both its storytellers and listeners, and...

The Hills Are Alive with the Sounds of Salzburg

From the story of Maria von Trapp to the work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the many-faceted charms of this Austrian jewel are crafted with music lovers in mind. Growing up, I must...