Gay News: The Latest

Air France Warns of Drop in Travel to France After Attacks

NEWS | Jul 27
Air France, facing a strike by cabin crew at the height of the summer vacation season, is warning of pressure on its finances amid concerns about France as a tourist destination after a string of deadly attacks.

N. Carolina GOP Spends Over $176,000 Defending Anti-LGBT Law

NEWS | By Gary D. Robertson and Emery P. Dalesio | Jul 27
More than $176,000 in legal bills have been racked up by North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and state GOP legislative leaders to defend the law directing transgender people to use school or govt restrooms corresponding to their birth certificate.

Psychic Miss Cleo Dies of Cancer at 53

NEWS | By Terry Spencer | Jul 27
The actress who became famous playing the Jamaican psychic Miss Cleo, claiming to know callers' futures in ubiquitous TV infomercials and commercials 15 years ago, has died of cancer.

Hiroshima Unhappy Atomic-Bomb Park is 'Pokemon Go' Site

NEWS | Jul 27
"Pokemon Go" players are descending on an atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, and officials of the western Japanese city are displeased.

Sanders Loyalist Warn of Party Split After Clinton Victory

NEWS | By Geoff Mulvihill and Megan Trimble | Jul 27
Bernie Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Hillary Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party's national convention to stage a sit-in

Dark Smoke Hangs Over Scenic Stretch of Pacific Coast

NEWS | By Terence Chea and John Antczak | Jul 27
A wildfire was fouling the summer season on a beloved and scenic stretch of the California coast, where smoke and the threat of flames forced the closure of state parks near Big Sur.

Bill Clinton Tells a Love Story to Make His Case for Hillary

NEWS | By Lisa Lerer | Jul 27
There have been millions of words, decades of video and reams of commentary devoted to their story. It's been dissected, defended and decried at kitchen tables and on cable news, in tabloids and classrooms.

Fox News' O'Reilly Says Slaves Who Built White House Were 'Well Fed and Had Decent Lodgings'

NEWS | Jul 27
Forget that whole whipping thing. According to Fox News' Bill O'Reilly the slaves whose unpaid labor built the White House didn't have it so bad.

The UN Calls for Olympic Truce During Rio Games

NEWS | Jul 27
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the Olympic Truce to be upheld during the Rio de Janeiro Games from Aug. 5-21.

Historic Solar Flight Marks First Roun-the-World Journey

NEWS | Jul 27
The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history on Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.


News

On the Trump Campaign Trail

POLITICS | Jul 27
Donald Trump slams Hillary Clinton as controversy surrounds the DNC's first day. Trump built on his momentum from the RNC by rallying supporters in Winston-Salem, NC on Monday.


Entertainment

Beyonce, Adele, Kanye West Earn Top Nominations At MTV VMAs

MUSIC | By Mesfin Fekadu | Jul 26
Beyonce and Adele are the top nominees at the MTV Video Music Awards, where their music videos will compete against Kanye West's controversial "Famous" for video of the year.


Business

Former Oregon Lumber Town Rides Digital Wave to A Comeback

CORPORATE | By Andrew Selsky | Jul 27
It was not long ago that Crook County had five major lumber mills. Timber was king, and the rural Oregon county was the nation's top producer of ponderosa lumber.


Technology

U.S. Researcher: Young Shooters Tend to Research Role Models

SCIENCE | By Colleen Barry | Jul 27
The U.S. psychologist who wrote a book about school shootings that investigators found in the Munich gunman's room says researching other mass killers can be a warning sign since young gunmen often are looking for role models.


Finance

Airbnb Sues San Francisco Over Rental Regulation

REAL ESTATE | By Janie Har | Jul 25
San Francisco wants people who rent out their homes through Airbnb and other online platforms to follow some rules, and it wants the platforms to advertise only those rule-abiding listings - or face steep fines.


Cars

Judge Set to Decide on $15B Volkswagen Settlement

AUTO NEWS | By Sudhin Thanawala | Jul 26
A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal faced a critical test, as a federal judge decided whether to grant it preliminary approval.


Health/Fitness

AHF Ad Campaign Targets Gilead's Refusal to Release Less-Toxic Tenofovir

HEALTH | By EDGE | Jul 26
Following a blistering Los Angeles Times article documenting Gilead's patent manipulation on its drugs containing tenofovir, AHF rolled out a new ad campaign in LGBT outlets calling for closer scrutiny of Gilead.


Travel

Hate Group Hates Hilton Hotels for Ad Featuring Two Men in Bed

Jul 26
An ad for Hilton Hotels that features a gay couple in bed has The American Family (AFA) Association seething. The anti-LGBT hate group is encouraging followers to sign a petition urging Hilton Worldwide to launch ads in "a more family friendly manner."


Nightlife

Watch: DJ Tony Moran Sings on 'High' Cover to Benefit Orlando Pulse Victims

MUSIC | Jul 26
Three of the biggest names in club music are sending love to Orlando, releasing a music video and song to help victims of the Pulse nightclub shootings