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Lady Gaga and Elton John deliver what might well be the gayest song of all time with Chromatica duet

Lady Gaga and Elton John delivered Friday (May 29) what Gagaologists and leading experts in gayology say could be the gayest song of all times. When Gaga announced her sixth studio album, its name sounding more like a Mac software update than an album, her fans had no ideas what to expect. But after dropping, ……

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Lady Gaga says she had her $30 million diamond necklace confiscated on a Taco Bell trip after ‘barrelling through champagne’ and partying with Madonna

In some non-Chromatica but still very much Lady Gaga news, the singer has admitted that the Tiffany diamond necklace she wore to the 2019 Oscars ceremony was confiscated by security. But it doesn’t quite end there. How did Lady Gaga round off her evening after winning an Oscar for Best Original Song…

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Missouri Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Visiting Lake of the Ozarks on Memorial Day Weekend

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One of the thousands of people who visited Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, over Memorial Day weekend has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the local health department to issue an advisory.

“Camden County Health Department has been notified of a Boone County resident who has tested positive for Covid-19 after being in the Lake area on May 23 & 24,” the department wrote Friday night on Facebook. “The case arrived here on Saturday and developed illness on Sunday, so was likely incubating illness and possibly infectious at the time of the visit. Due to the need to inform mass numbers of unknown people, we are publicly releasing the following timeline, which was provided by the case. Investigation is in progress by Boone County Health Department, with Lake Area Health Departments assisting with local contacts. There have been no cases reported in Camden County residents this week.”

According to the Columbia Daily Tribune, “The person, who is not identified by age or sex, was at the Blackwater Jack’s ‘Zero Ducks to Give’ party that drew national and international attention to Missouri for the large numbers who lounged at close quarters.”

After videos of the massive crowds at Lake of the Ozarks went viral on social media, the St. Louis County Department of Health issued a general advisory earlier this week.

“The St. Louis County Department of Health is urging everyone who was there this weekend and ignored social distancing guidelines to self-quarantine for two weeks or until they have been tested and the result comes back negative,” KMOV4 reported.

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson denounced what she saw in the videos: “Now, these folks will be coming home to St. Louis and counties all over Missouri and the Midwest, raising concerns about the potential of more positive cases, hospitalizations, and tragically, deaths. It’s just deeply disturbing.”

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My Mother’s WeChat Mutual Aid Network Is a Project of Diaspora Activism

Participating in my mother’s diaspora mutual aid WeChat group helped me learn how far diasporic people will go for strangers sharing a common language when governmental aid fails.

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Boobs on Your Tube: That “Vagrant Queen” Slow Burn Got Turned All the Way Up

Plus updates on Betty, Burden of Truth, The Baker and the Beauty, In the Dark, and Siren.

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This 1968 Film Put Drag Queens In The Spotlight Before Stonewall

“The Queen” helped pave the way for “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and more. As writer Matt Baume finds, however, the documentary omits many artists of color.

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Officer Kept Knee on George Floyd’s Neck for Nearly 3 Minutes After He Was Non-Responsive

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Authorities in Minneapolis on Friday afternoon released a criminal complaint against officer Derek Chauvin, who has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder in the death of unarmed black man George Floyd.

Among other things, the document reveals that Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for a total of eight minutes and 46 seconds. For the final two minutes and 53 seconds, Floyd was non-responsive.

“The defendant pulled Mr. Floyd out of the passenger side of the squad car at 8:19:38 p.m. and Mr. Floyd went to the ground face down and still handcuffed,” the complaint says. “[Officer] Kueng held Mr. Floyd’s back and [Officer] Lane held his legs. The defendant placed his left knee in the area of Mr. Floyd’s head and neck. Mr. Floyd said, ‘I can’t breathe’ multiple times and repeatedly said, ‘Mama’ and ‘please,’ as well. The defendant and the other two officers stayed in their positions. The officers said, ‘You are talking fine’ to Mr. Floyd as he continued to move back and forth. Lane asked, ‘should we roll him on his side?’ and the defendant said, ‘No, staying put where we got him.’ Officer Lane said, ‘I am worried about excited delirium or whatever.’ The defendant said, ‘That’s why we have him on his stomach.’ None of the three officers moved from their positions.

“BWC video shows Mr. Floyd continue to move and breathe. At 8:24:24, Mr. Floyd stopped moving,” the complaint continues. “At 8:25:31 the video appears to show Mr. Floyd ceasing to breathe or speak. Lane said, ‘want to roll him on his side.’ Kueng checked Mr. Floyd’s right wrist for a pulse and said, ‘I couldn’t find one.’ None of the officers moved from their positions. At 8:27:24, the defendant removed his knee from Mr. Floyd’s neck. An ambulance and emergency medical personnel arrived, the officers placed Mr. Floyd on a gurney, and the ambulance left the scene. Mr. Floyd was pronounced dead at Hennepin County Medical Center. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner (ME) conducted Mr. Floyd’s autopsy on May 26, 2020. The full report of the ME is pending but the ME has made the following preliminary findings. The autopsy revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation. Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease. The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death. The defendant had his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in total. Two minutes and 53 seconds of this was after Mr. Floyd was non-responsive. Police are trained that this type of restraint with asubject in a prone position is inherently dangerous.”

Read the full complaint below.

Derek Chauvin Complaint by John Wright on Scribd

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Larry Kramer, Playwright And AIDS Activist, Dies At 84

Kramer wrote “The Normal Heart” and founded several AIDS-related organizations.

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Extra! Extra!: There Must Be an End to the Long List of Names We Memorialize

This week’s Extra! Extra! honors all the victims – past, present and future. Oh it needs to stop – there must be an end to the long list of names we memorialize. But I’m not naive enough to think more lives won’t be lost before we reach that point.

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A proud gay doctor was struck down with coronavirus while on the frontline. Now, he’s Mr Gay World

Gay doctor Francisco José Alvarado survived a terrifying ordeal with coronavirus, and has now been crowned Mr Gay World 2020. Alvarado was last year’s runner-up in the contest, which seeks to find a global ambassador for the gay community. But because of the ongoing pandemic, organisers decided to call off the…

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