Brexit: Johnson says Britain will leave EU on 31 October ‘do or die’

Tory leadership frontrunner hardens position as Eurosceptics extend influence on faltering campaign Boris Johnson has hardened his position on leaving the EU do or die by the end of October, as hardline Eurosceptics extended their influence on his altercation with his girlfriend, Carrie Symonds. In a round of interviews designed to put the focus back on his EU policy and away from his personal life, Johnson appeared to signal there was an increasing prospect of a no-deal Brexit three months after he would take office. Profile Boris Johnson’s Tory leadership campaign Show Hide Personal style A late-night altercation between Tory leadership favourite, Boris Johnson, and his partner, Carrie Symonds have changed the dynamics of Johnson’s campaign. He had been either …

8 Essential Books in the Queer Comics Canon

More than a decade ago, when Batwoman was reimagined as a gay character, it was a big deal. She was a woman in comics who dated and danced with other women, experienced heartbreak, and went through many of the mundanities of relationships that queer people aren't often afforded in mainstream media. Katherine "Kate" Kane was revolutionary. She was, and is, also not alone. LGBTQ+ people are now featured in a lot of comics. In fact, when it comes to queer representation, the Marvel and DC movies and television shows are pretty far behind their paperback counterparts. Batwoman is only just now getting a her own show, and Marvel is promising that a gay character is coming, but such a character …

Meet generation Greta: young climate activists around the world

Theyre too young to vote, but schoolchildren across the globe are taking matters into their own hands In May, for the second time this year, more than 1.5 million young people in more than 125 countries walked out of schools, colleges and universities in we have only 12 years to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5C. Still, most governments are not doing enough to stay within these limits as set out by the Climate Outreach, explains: Climate change is the most politically divisive issue in America, more so than gun control and abortion. But young people have the social freedom to say it like it is. a climate denier heading our government that is two steps backwards from …

Photographer of Gay New York Recalls Early Days Of Pride

The filing cabinets in Stanley Stellar’s downtown studio are swollen with contact sheets; silver gelatin prints and Kodak film reel― a visual lexicon of gay life on the streets of New York City during the 1970s and 1980s that feels at once nostalgic and unparalleled.  The photographer, now 74, has for the last five decades documented the slowly expanding boundaries of “acceptability” for the gay community… one that started out as little more than a narrow intersection in the West Village, a corner of Greenwich Avenue and Christopher Street. “You think there was anything on gay history, or gay people, or gay lives, or that we existed without being in jail or in mental hospitals? That was it,” Stellar told …

‘Charlie’s Angels’ trailer debuts showing the new ladies in some explosive action

‘Charlie’s Angels’ dropped its first trailer on Thursday. (Sony Entertainment) ‘CHARLIE’S ANGELS’ STAR CHERYL LADD ON HER RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD: ‘IT HAS GOTTEN STRONGER AND DEEPER’ Banks previously told Entertainment Weekly that the film is less of a reboot and more a continuation or “update” of the franchise. The last installment for the big screen happened in 2003’s “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” which starred actresses Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Drew Barrymore as the lead trio. A short-lived “Charlie’s Angels” television series also aired on ABC in 2011, which is a reboot of the original ’70s program on the same network. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “Charlie’s Angels” is expected to hit theaters on November 15 On Our Radar

Strippers ‘terrified’ over secret filming

‘Extreme harm’ Both Victorias and Obsessions offer “full, nude” lap dances in “discreet” private rooms. Not Buying It claimed to have filmed dancers both touching themselves sexually and “straddling” investigators, despite licensing rules disallowing contact. One dancer offered prostitution, the group claimed. However “Daisy”, a Manchester-based dancer who was filmed, said: “I certainly don’t offer ‘extras’ and I don’t know any other girls who do.” She said her biggest fear was the footage being leaked. “I consent to being on CCTV, I consent to it every night when I go to work [because it keeps me safe] but I don’t consent to them filming me. “We have a right to our body, despite what we do for a job, and …

People Can’t Believe This Bizarre Artsy Film Is Really An Ad For Subway

However, some Twitter users were unnerved by a high-concept artsy film short that is somehow really an ad for the fast-food giant. Fast Company reports the ad aired in Brazil in 2016, a detail that Subway confirmed to HuffPost. The short film did inspire strong and strange reactions from many Twitter users. Some had questions. Some people speculated about the origin of the ad. Others lost their appetite. And at least one person thought Subway was taking a needless risk with the ad, concerning the scandal that erupted in 2015 when former spokesman REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

South Korean Choir G-Voice Helps Gay Men Find Their Voice

On a recent Sunday afternoon, members of G-Voice met at their practice room in the small office of “Chingusai” or “Between Friends,” a Korean rights group for gay men.  he choir has been described as the “K-Pop of the human rights movement.” But their repertoire also includes traditional folk songs, as well as many original compositions, based largely on their experiences of being gay in Korea. “harmful and obscene” under Korean law. according to its organizers, but it was marred by protests and violence when anti-gay Christian groups stormed the event and assaulted participants, “The widespread culture of hatred in Korea is not only targeting queer people but rather any group of oppressed people,” Kang Myeong-jin, chief organizer of the …

While You Were Offline: The President Is Running for President, FYI

Wow. So, what all happened last week? Well, former vice president and presidential hopeful Joe Biden can't seem to get out of his own way, and people are starting to wonder if smartphones give you horns. So there's that. Also, Roy Moore is inexplicably back in politics. Meanwhile, Slack went public; Radiohead's Thom Yorke is making musicals now; the Senate surprisingly voted to block President Trump's attempts to sell arms to Saudi Arabia; the US team is still dominating the Women's World Cup; and the NBA Draft happened. Really, it's been quite the week. While You Were Offline is here to catch you up on the rest. Semantic Disputes What happened: There are detention centers inside the US for immigrants …

Teen wrestlers, sci-fi road trips and lesbian vampires: the brave new world of trans film

San Franciscos Frameline43 festival highlights the evolution of trans lives onscreen from bigotry to complex reality Things are tense. The 18-year-old who left home to find herself in the big city has just had her first lesbian encounter concluded with a savage bite to the neck. Turns out that her sexual partner is a vampire, and now shes a vampire too. Will she take the antidote and go back to being human, or will she embrace eternal life and a diet of blood? Its a tough choice but the fact that years ago she made a different kind of transition makes things easier. Welcome to the brave new world of trans film. Once dominated by misunderstanding, exoticization and bigotry, transgender …

Amanda Bynes Celebrates Graduating From FIDM With Rare Pic! – Perez Hilton

Amanda Bynes is officially a college graduate! On Monday, the former child star returned to Twitter after a lengthy hiatus to celebrate her achievement of completing her classes at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in El Lay! Posting a rare pic to the social media site, the 33-year-old looked happy and healthy as she posed alongside a friend! See the pic (below): FIDM graduates! / (c) Amanda Bynes/Twitter Amanda shared a short message along with the new snap, only writing: “FIDM graduate 2019 #fidmgraduation” As we previously reported, Bynes enrolled in FIDM back in 2014 after a stint in rehab. The She’s The Man starlet now has an Associate’s of Art degree in Merchandise Product Development. We couldn’t …

Catch-22: has George Clooney broken the curse of the unfilmable novel?

Its a modern American classic, but Joseph Hellers fractured story has defied suitable translation on to the screen until now Fans of the unfilmable novel must be having a terrible time of it now. In the last three weeks alone, two of the most notorious examples have made their way to screen. Admittedly one Amazons Good Omens functions as a pretty watertight argument for never trying to adapt an unfilmable book. But the other is Catch-22, and that functions as an equally watertight argument to the contrary. I have to admit that I didnt see this coming. Throughout its gestation, the Catch-22 series seemed like an almighty act of hubris; as if Hulu, still drunk on the success of The …

‘The Notebook’ Shocker – Ryan Gosling REFUSED To Film With Rachel McAdams! – Perez Hilton

Can you believe it’s the 15th anniversary of The Notebook?? The classic romance adaptation that made us all fall in love with Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams came out way back on June 25, 2004. So what better time than to relay our favorite not-so-fun fact about the filming? We all know Ryan and Rachel dated in real life after meeting on the movie — that chemistry was real, y’all! — but did you know they kind of HATED one another, too?? Apparently they had sort of a love/hate thing going? Director Nick Cassavetes spilled the tea from behind the scenes of The Notebook about how one day Ryan flat-out refused to shoot with his future girlfriend. He told VH1: “Maybe I’m not supposed to tell this story, …

The 150-year-old ‘soul’ of a seaside town

Image copyright Illustrated London News Image caption The pier opened in 1869 to great fanfare Image copyright Science & Society Picture Library Image caption It was constructed using surplus rails from Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s South Wales railway Image copyright Clevedon Pier & Heritage Trust Image caption Thousands came out to celebrate the pier’s reopening on 27 May 1989 Image copyright Clevedon Pier & Heritage Trust Image caption Another ceremony was held when a new pier head and landing stage for steamer ships was added A new visitors’ centre and restaurant opened in 2016, with visitor numbers topping 100,000 for the first time in 147 years. In April, it came third behind Worthing and Clacton in the National Piers Society competition …

Judith Krantz, sex-and-shopping novelist, dies at 91

The bestselling author behind bonkbusters such as Scruples and Princess Daisy has died at her home in Los Angeles Judith Krantz, who chronicled the sex and shopping of the super-rich and super-beautiful in bestselling novels from Scruples to Princess Daisy, has died at the age of 91. The American writer, who sold more than 85m copies of her 10 novels in more than 50 languages, died at her Bel Air home from natural causes, surrounded by her family, friends and dogs, she liked the capital letters went to Wellesley College and wrote for womens magazines including Cosmopolitan on subjects such as The Myth of the Multiple Orgasm. She turned to fiction at the age of 50 with Scruples. This story …

Avengers: Endgame Is Getting Re-Released With Some ‘Surprises’

Hello, and welcome to another edition of The Monitor, WIRED's pop culture news roundup. What's been happening in the world of entertainment? For one, Avengers: Endgame is getting re-released to theaters with some new footage. For another, writer/director/producer Janet Mock is going to Netflix. And finally, Pixar has a new movie slated for 2020 and it sounds like a trip. Let's begin. Avengers: Endgame Is Returning to Theaters With Some 'Surprises' Did you think the Avengers: Endgame box office domination was over? Think again. In an interview with ScreenRant, Marvel honcho Kevin Feige said that the movie will be re-released on June 28 and that while the it's "not an extended cut," the movie will feature "a deleted scene, a …