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ABOVE: A new model who is bulging with talent: Ryan Manick.
BELOW: Keep reading for gay immigration news, the practicality of the occasional closet, Mitch McConnell's outlaw wife, SAG's shrinkage and more ...
WASHINGTON BLADE: Estuardo Cifuentes, a gay man from Guatemala, has arrived in the U.S in order to seek asylum.
YOUTUBE: Should queer people ever pretend to be straight — under any circumstances?
NYT: Wow, so former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao allegedly illegally abused her government position. Probably related: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), Chao's hubby, has been pushing hard to get a rule changed in Kentucky so that if he were to die or leave office the state's (Democratic) Gov. Andy Beshear wouldn't be able to choose a successor. Perhaps Mitch has been anticipating a sudden departure?
NYT: The latest (and very late) COVID-19 stimulus checks are closer to being on the way — but only after Republicans pushed for giving fewer checks, icing out people making over $80,000 ... which isn't an obscene amount if you live in a big, expensive, BLUE city.
THE HILL: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledges not to resign.
THE GUARDIAN: Allen v. Farrow is branded as “pure PR.”
SANITY: Republican Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina has a serious rival in '22 in the form of Democrat Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, a lesbian minister. Preach, sister.
CNN: Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), who was the White House physician under Obama and Trump (and who morphed into a total Trumper during the latter's Administration) is the subject of a damning report about his many transgressions while in his former post, including alleged bullying, inappropriately talking about sex and drug use. But yeah, let's force Cuomo to resign for touching a woman's face before any investigation happens.
VARIETY: The SAG Awards will be 60 minutes long — and pre-taped! — in the wake of the Golden Globes losing over 60% of its viewership since last year.
GR8ERDAYS: Do not forget to wish Catherine O'Hara a happy birthday tomorrow!
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