Woman Sentenced To Life In Prison After Starving Girlfriend To Death

Becky Reid, 32, was sentenced after being convicted on Thursday by a jury of the murder of mother-of-one Lyndsey Vaux, 30, following a six-week trial at Manchester Crown Court.

Reid refused to leave her cell at HMP Styal on Friday to face sentencing.

Ms Vaux’s daughter, aged 12, was sitting in the public gallery when the sentence was announced.

Ms Vaux died in Wigan on May 22 last year, half-starved and severely injured following years of beatings by Reid, after falling under her control and losing contact with her daughter five years ago.

Out Actress Lena Waithe Becomes First Black Woman To Win Comedy Writing Emmy

“Master of None’s” Lena Waithe made history at the 69th Emmy Awards on Sunday, becoming the first black woman ever to win in the category of writing for a comedy series.

Waithe, who plays Denise in the Netflix series, co-wrote the “Thanksgiving” episode with “Master of None” co-creator Aziz Ansari. Her nomination also marked the first time a black woman was nominated for a comedy writing Emmy.

Jay Z's Mom, Gloria Carter Says He Cried When She Came Out To Him

A couple of months after its release, 4:44 stands as perhaps JAY-Z‘s most nakedly honest album to date. The project finds Hov exploring dimensions of himself he hadn’t in previous projects, with one of them being the fact that his mother, Gloria Carter, is a lesbian. He makes the reveal on his touching song “Smile,” and in a recent conversation on the D’USSE Friday podcast, Hov’s mother details the moment she explained her sexual orientation. Apparently, it brought him to tears.

Couple Says Bartender Wrote "Lesbians" On Their Bill

A same-sex couple were left ‘speechless’ after a barman wrote ‘lesbians’ on their drinks bill.

Belinda Mulcahy, 46, and Joanne Sheperd, 41, were shocked when they saw the bill’s description at Hafan y Mor holiday park near Pwllheli, North Wales.

The couple have described barman’s actions as ‘horrifying’.

Sheperd had taken Mulcahy out for her birthday drinks, when they were given the receipt.

‘We could have been friends.’

‘We hadn’t done anything overt,’ Sheperd told The Sun.

‘We hadn’t been kissing or holding hands. We could have been friends.’

How Jay Z Convinced His Mom To Come Out On His Album "This Is So Important"

Jay Z admits he had a hard time convincing his mother to come out on his album but eventually got her to say yes. Via Pinknews:

Jay-Z has opened up about his mother’s reaction to a song revealing she is a lesbian.

Gloria Carter came out as gay on her son’s album, 4:44, released in June.

In track Smile, Jay-Z can be heard rapping about his mother hiding her sexuality.

However it has now been revealed she told her celebrity son she would “absolutely not” allow the rap to be released.

California Bakery Under Fire For Refuses To Serve Lesbian Couple

A bakery is facing boycott calls after it refused to serve a lesbian couple.

Eileen Del Rio and her fiancée Wendy, who live in California, went to Tastries Bakery with the expectation of picking out their wedding cake.

But after the tastings were over and they were ready to make their order, owner Cathy Miller came over and told the couple she couldn’t design their cake because she’s Christian.

Eileen recalled that Miller “met with us today to set up the process.

Whitney Houston Documentary "Can I Be Me" Tackles The Stars Sexuality, Drug Use

A new documentary offers an intimate glimpse into the life and tragic death of the late pop icon Whitney Houston, exploring questions about her love life and her struggles with addiction.

Filled with never-before-broadcast footage from the pop legend's 1999 world tour, the documentary, airing on Showtime this Friday, gives a viewpoint into the last days of the six-time Grammy Award winner, whose sudden death in 2012 at the age of 48 left her fans around the world reeling.

Diners Leave Without Tipping Lesbian Waitress Because She "Doesn't Love Jesus"

Walmart has condemned a display inside one of its stores that appeared to market firearms as back-to-school items. The company said Wednesday it was working to identify which of its stores put up the exhibit.

A sign reading "Own the school year like a hero" was placed directly above a glass case filled with guns. Photos of it spread like wildfire on social media.

TV Show "The Bold Type" Makes History With Black and Muslim Lesbian Storyline

A new show features a Muslim lesbian getting together with a queer black woman, and fans are loving it.The Bold Type, a US drama about women who work at a feminist magazine in New York City, features Kat Edison – one of the show’s main characters – slowly realising she’s not straight.

The woman who helps her to find her queer side is Adena El-Amin, a proud Muslim lesbian artist who wears a hijab.

The character, played by Nikohl Boosheri, talks openly about why she prays and wears a head covering.

Brittney Griner Donates $5,000 to LGBTQ Youth Center Set on Fire

ViaNBCOut:Brittney Griner was shocked when she heard that the Phoenix LGBTQ youth center that she had volunteered at had been damaged in a suspected arson earlier this month.

The Mercury's star center donated $5,000 that she earned for winning the WNBA's Cares Community Assist Award to the one.n.ten center that serves lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth ages 14 to 24. She also started a social media campaign to help raise more money for the organization that lost electronic equipment, food, camping equipment and other items in the fire that occurred on July 12.