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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Kelly Craft, a Republican donor who is currently ambassador to Canada, as ambassador to the United Nations, despite opposition from Democrats who criticized President Donald Trump’s nominee as too inexperienced for the post. The Senate backed Craft by a vote of 56 to 34, largely along party lines, moving to end seven months without a permanent U.S. envoy to the world body. U.N. ambassador is one of several high-level positions...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Fountainhead Pub ahead of Vancouver’s Pride celebration (images via Instagram) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made headlines yesterday when he stopped in at the Fountainhead Pub in Vancouver’s West End in advance of the city’s Pride celebration this weekend. Many believe this may have been the first time a sitting Prime Minister dropped by a gay bar. According to Taran Parmar, reporter for City News 1130, Trudeau walked around the pub shaking hands and posing for...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Kelly Craft, a Republican donor who is currently ambassador to Canada, as ambassador to the United Nations, despite opposition from Democrats who criticized President Donald Trump’s nominee as too inexperienced for the post. The Senate backed Craft by a vote of 56 to 34, largely along party lines, moving to end seven months without a permanent U.S. envoy to the world body. U.N. ambassador is one of several high-level positions...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits Fountainhead Pub ahead of Vancouver’s Pride celebration (images via Instagram) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made headlines yesterday when he stopped in at the Fountainhead Pub in Vancouver’s West End in advance of the city’s Pride celebration this weekend. Many believe this may have been the first time a sitting Prime Minister dropped by a gay bar. According to Taran Parmar, reporter for City News 1130, Trudeau walked around the pub shaking hands and posing for...

Justin Trudeau has received universal praise for visiting a gay bar in Canada. The country’s prime minister – who has voiced his support for LGBTQ rights numerous times throughout his career – marked the start of Pride week in Canada by stopping by the Fountainhead Pub in Vancouver’s West End earlier this week. Trudeau stopped by for 15 minutes and mingled with all the customers and staff, shaking their hands and taking photographs. It’s believed to be the first time a sitting...

(Reuters) - Capital One Financial Corp said on Monday that personal information including names and addresses of about 100 million individuals in the United States and 6 million people in Canada were obtained by a hacker who has been arrested. The suspect, a 33-year-old former Seattle technology company software engineer identified as Paige Thompson, made her initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Monday, the U.S. Attorney's office said. According to a complaint filed in the District Court for...

Canadian drag performer slash professional ballet dancer Brooke Lynn Hytes made HERstory earlier this year when she become the first ever queen from the North to sashay into the Drag Race werkroom. After winning a total of three challenges and providing fans with one of the most gag-worthy lip syncs in recent memory (Sorry Not Sorry), Brooke earned a position in the coveted top two and fought for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar alongside Yvie Oddly in the...

The Anglican Church of Canada has failed to vote in favour of recognising same-sex marriages. Despite having a lot of support, the motion failed to carry the two-thirds of support from each delegation that it needed. Although the Order of Laity and the Order of Clergy voted heavily in favour, with 80% and 73% in favour respectively, the Order of Bishops failed to reach the necessary two-thirds threshold with only 62% in favour. Had the bill passed, it would have allowed...

Three public shaking bouts in under a month have sparked genuine concern for the health and well-being of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, despite her team's insistence that she "is fine". But with this concern also comes a media frenzy — the 360° video, zoomed in or zoomed out; the widespread analysis and speculation on a cause; the need to lip-read private words or second guess thoughts — all on the world's most powerful woman, who is potentially, or not, in...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats see U.S. President Donald Trump becoming increasingly vulnerable to criticism about healthcare costs after the administration’s decision to scrap a proposal to lower drug prices, and 2020 White House candidates are rushing to seize the spotlight on the issue. The debate over the future of the American healthcare system has become a focal point of the Democratic presidential nominating contest. As Trump has failed to make strides to remedy the problem, Democrats are becoming more...

An Air Canada flight was diverted to Honolulu, Hawaii, after experiencing unusually severe turbulence that left 35 passengers with minor injuries, the airline said in a statement. Flight AC33, which was flying from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia, with 269 passengers and 15 crew onboard, "encountered unforecasted and sudden turbulence approximately two hours past Hawaii," the carrier said on Thursday. The Boeing 777 aircraft landed in Honolulu at 12:45 pm local time (6:45 pm CET). "As a precaution, medical personnel are on...

Willam has seemingly confirmed two upcoming spin-offs of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The former contestant – who made her iconic debut on the fourth season of the Emmy Award winning series back in 2012 – revealed the news on her podcast with fellow Drag Racer, Alaska Thunderfuck. When Alaska asked Willam if the newly announced Drag Race Canada was legit, the latter responded: “I think so, as far as I know there’s other Drag Race things happening, like I’ve heard that there’s...

Andrew Gurza, a disabled queer activist who hosts the sex-focused Disability After Dark podcast and is a 2019 “Pride 50” honoree at our sister site Queerty, has alleged abuse by a caregiver assisting him in his Toronto apartment. Gurza has Cerebral Palsy. It limits the use of his limbs and requires him to use a wheelchair with assistance from a caregiver. As such, he lives in a March of Dimes building which is staffed by individuals who are paid by...

As the first Canadian queen to march into the RuPaul’s Drag Race werk room, Brooke Lynn Hytes came armed with a well know name, a matching pedigree, and the talent to back up both. From the moment she snagged the first runway win in full cobalt blue and yellow latex, we knew we had a drag dynamo on our hands. Her ability to put her best foot forth in almost every challenge and runway got her all the way...

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The one thing most critics of new gay movie Beach Rats commented upon this summer was the explicit sex scenes. The film – directed by...