Deaf man gets his hearing back, first thing he hears is a proposal

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Hayward Duresseau received the proposal of a lifetime when the first sound he heard was his partner proposing.

BuzzFeed reports that Duresseau, 27, and Kerry Kennedy, 37, were on a trip in San Francisco when Duresseau developed a headache and sensitivity to light. His symptoms worsened and he was rushed to the hospital where he learned he had contracted bacterial meningitis. He was hospitalized for weeks, lost his vision, was paralyzed from the waist down and permanently lost his hearing.

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Anthony Rapp speaks out on aftermath since Kevin Spacey allegations

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Anthony Rapp opened up about why he chose to go public with his sexual misconduct allegation against Kevin Spacey in an interview with Attitude magazine, his first since he originally shared his story with BuzzFeed last year.

Rapp says he chose to come forward with his allegation after witnessing numerous women share their stories of sexual harassment in the industry.

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Anthony Rapp says he is ‘gratified’ by response to Kevin Spacey allegations

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Anthony Rapp says he is “gratified” by the responses he’s received after coming forward with his sexual misconduct allegation against Kevin Spacey.

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight on Monday, the “Star Trek: Discovery” star opened up about his feelings in the aftermath of his allegation.

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Armie Hammer leaves Twitter over article calling him a ‘pedigreed white man’

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Armie Hammer has deleted his Twitter account after a BuzzFeed article chalked up his success to being “a beautiful, pedigreed white man.”

Senior Buzzfeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen penned the article titled “Ten Long Years of Trying to Make Armie Hammer Happen,” which analyzes why Hammer’s career has floundered and spotlights his prestigious background as the great-grandson of an oil tycoon.

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Kevin Spacey slammed for coming out amid sexual misconduct apology to Anthony Rapp

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Kevin Spacey is facing criticism for publicly coming out as gay in response to Anthony Rapp’s allegation that the “House of Cards” star sexually harassed him as a child.

Rapp, 46, revealed to BuzzFeed that he and Spacey became acquainted while working as actors on Broadway. When Rapp was 14 years old, Spacey invited him to his apartment for a party. Spacey was 26 at the time.

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College professor under fire for ‘Female or Shemale’ class quiz

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A college professor at New York College at Geneseo is under investigation for giving students a quiz to identify transgender women from cis-gender women.

Sociology professor David Sorbello put on a slideshow of a quiz titled “Female or Shemale” which featured 16 photos of women. Students were meant to identify which of the women were transgender.

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