Out magazine names Lizzo, Monae, Maddow to its Out100 list
NEW YORK – Award-winning singers Lizzo and Janelle Monae, Apple CEO Tim Cook and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow have made Out magazine’s 2020 Out100 list. Pride Media announced Thursday that its annual list honoring the 100 most influential LGBTQ+ people of the year includes 99-year-old trans WWII U.S. Navy fighter pilot Robina Asti, comedian Wanda Sykes, fashion icon André Leon Tall, the creators of “Queer Eye,” Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder Janaya Khan and actors Jameela Jamil, Wilson Cruz, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Pope and Joe Mantello. Honorees will be celebrated Saturday at the first 2020 Out100 Virtual Honoree Induction Ceremony, which will stream live at 8 p.m. EDT at Out.com/Out100Live. Others who made this year’s list include Donald Trump’s niece, the psychologist and author Mary Trump, former baseball player Billy Bean, teen rapper Kidd Kenn and actors Lili Reinhardt, Cheyenne Jackson, Jonathan Bennett and Dashaun Wesley. Several members of President-elect Joe Biden’s team made the Out100 list, including Jamal Brown, Reggie Greer and Karine Jean-Pierre.
What is Ehlers-Danlos syndrome?
ATLANTA - Responding to a paparazzi photo that captured her walking with her cane, Lena Dunham explained she has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome -- a group of disorders affecting the joints and skin. "An Ehler-Danlos syndrome flare means that I need support from more than just my friends... so thank you, sweet cane!" Some claim the first description of the syndrome was by the Ancient Greek doctor Hippocrates in 400 BC. "Each type of EDS is a distinct disorder that 'runs true' in a family," the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation says. "This means that an individual with Vascular Type EDS will not normally have a child with Classical Type EDS."
Instagram to block body-shaming content
Jacque Wilson/CNN(CNN) - Instagram announced a new policy that will block, and sometimes remove, content promoting weight-loss or cosmetic procedures to younger teens. The changes come as the platform grapples with the impact of influencers promoting diet teas, supplements and certain cosmetic surgery. While the change is being led on Instagram, the policy will also be in place on Facebook. "This is an extraordinary win that is going to make a big difference," the actress wrote on Instagram. This isn't the first time Instagram has attempted to control the content on their platforms.
Meghan is guest editing British Vogue
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a panel discussion convened by the Queen's Commonwealth Trust to mark International Women's Day on March 8, 2019, in London. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is guest-ending next month's edition of British Vogue -- and she's bringing a host of change-making women with her. It's a significant honor; Meghan is the first person to guest edit the September edition. "To have the country's most influential beacon of change guest edit British Vogue at this time has been an honour, a pleasure and a wonderful surprise," said Enninful. Meghan will be joining sister-in-law Catherine with the appearance; the Duchess of Cambridge appeared on British Vogue's 100th anniversary cover in 2016.