After a lot of uncertainty surrounding the future of the app, it seems that the United States government will not ban TikTok.

This information may mean very little to you if you were born before 2000, but for the millions of zoomers who have found a place for their wide array of interests and identities on TikTok, this is pretty huge news. Everyone knows about the power of TikTok teens to interrupt political proceedings and influence culture (Charlie D'Amelio has a Dunkin' Donuts drink named after her...), but did you know that there are thriving communities of LGBTQ+ people who use TikTok as a safe place to express themselves?

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Film Lists

The 10 Best Lesbian and Queer Movies of All Time

WLW deserve to see their lives represented on screen.

Still from "Bound"

Unless you're white, cis-gendered, and heterosexual, it can be hard to find films that reflect your lived experience.

If you're anything like me, you suffer through even the worst movies just because some Reddit user said there was one lesbian kiss somewhere in the second hour of the film. Womxn-loving-womxn relationships have long been fetishized, ignored, or poorly represented in movies, but thankfully there are a few hidden gems out there that get it right.

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One of the top comments on any Briston Maroney music video is some version of, "How is this guy not huge?!"

Of course, to call the Nashville-based singer songwriter a small indie act isn't exactly correct either, since he's racked up nearly 53 million streams on Spotify on his song "Freakin' Out On the Interstate" alone and climbed to the top of alternative charts multiple times.

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Culture Feature

Will Meghan Markle Be the End of the Royal Family as We Know It?

In a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey set to drop this weekend, Meghan Markle speaks out against the royal family.

It's no secret that being a part of the British royal family comes with its fair share of difficulties.

Once the most powerful family in the world, the Windsors now function primarily as figureheads who represent a bygone era of British global sovereignty. But that doesn't mean the world is any less fascinated by them. Royal weddings are routinely some of the most viewed television events worldwide, and tabloids in the UK and America alike are almost always teeming with royal gossip.

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Culture Feature

Does Lady Gaga Even Care That Her Dog Walker Was Shot?

Her generous reward offer seems to ignore the significance of the crime involved.

Update 3/1/2021: On Saturday night, a woman reportedly found both of Lady Gaga's dogs, Koji and Gustav, unharmed and tied to a pole in an alley several miles from where they were stolen on sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.

She coordinated with the LAPD to bring them to a nearby police station. Police are keeping the woman's identity a secret as the investigation into the shooting continues, but they do not believe she has any connection to the dognappers.

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Culture Feature

Remembering Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the Grandfather of the Beats

"Every great poem fulfills a longing and puts life back together."

Poetry, often thought of as a stuffy and anachronistic form by modern youth, has historically been inextricably linked to revolution.

And rarely has a generation of poets been more subversive than the beat generation, the anti-establishment artists and activists who first began to emerge in the 1950s. In the center of the movement, particularly in San Francisco's North Beach, was Lawrence Ferlinghetti and his City Lights bookstore.

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