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Cruising, controversial '80's film about gay leather underworld, now a children's playset

The controversial film starring Al Pacino as a cop hunting a serial killer targeting gay men is now a children's playset.

Nigerian judge rules that straight plaintiff has no legal standing to challenge anti-gay law

A challenge to Nigeria’s newest anti-gay legislation has been dismissed, on the grounds that the plaintiff is straight and thus has no legal standing.

Doug White knows Napa Valley better than anybody, and he wants to let you in on a secret

Doug White is the owner and operator of Beyond the Label, a Napa Valley company specializing in personal tours of the region's vineyards and little-known nooks.

Check it: Soundtrack for Xavier Dolan's "Mommy" features Oasis, Dido, Lana Del Ray, and more

The Canadian wunderkind's new movie, "Mommy," features a soundtrack big on late '90's and 2000's heavyweights. Take a listen.

Joan Didion's nephew launches Kickstarter to fund first full-length documentary about the iconic writer

Didion's nephew, Griffin Dunne, has launched a Kickstarter to help fund the first full-length documentary about the legendary author.

Here are your daily need to knows

Five stories to put on your radar.

Sri Lanka reveals its anti-discrimination laws include LGBT community, but still defends sodomy ban

Sri Lankan officials have revealed that its laws against discrimination include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes—but still claims its colonial-era ban on sodomy is not in violation of that law.

How '80's marketing killed computer science for women

The number of women in computer programming was outpacing men in the early '80's. Then marketing happened.

"Free For All: Inside the Public Library" will make you turn off you laptop and grab your library card

A new documentary pays tribute to public libraries and explores the surprising role they played in the gay rights movement.

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