Gay News: The Latest

Iran Rules "Decadent" Valentine's Day Celebrations A Crime 

NEWS | Feb 14
Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine's Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime.

Animal Rights Protest Scrapped After "Greased Pig" Dust-Up

NEWS | By Lynne Tuohy | Feb 14
PETA launched a protest against a New Hampshire winter carnival event - "Greased Pig on Ice," but withdrew it after learning there's no pig in the act - just a man on skates in a pig costume with dollar bills tied to his tail.

DiCaprio Favored For Best-Actor Prize At Britain's BAFTAS

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jill Lawless | Feb 14
Leonardo DiCaprio could add to his accolades for epic endurance story "The Revenant" with a win at the British Academy Film Awards.

'Spotlight,' 'Big Short' Win Writers Guild Of America Awards

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 14
Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday that was held in Los Angeles and New York.

Obama To Nominate Scalia Successor 'In Due Time'

NEWS | By Kathleen Hennessey and Donna Cassata | Feb 14
President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Fight Night: Personal Attacks, Court Debate For GOP Hopefuls

NEWS | By Julie Pace and Will Weissert | Feb 14
Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside & let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting over immigration & foreign policy.

NC Lawmakers Spend Taxpayer Money Hiring Lawyers to Defend Marriage Exemption

NEWS | By Jeff Taylor | Feb 14
Members of the North Carolina General Assembly and a magistrate who refuses same-sex couples a marriage license have hired attorneys to defend the bill, Senate Bill 2, which allows for the exemption.

SF Readies Condom Campaigns to Reduce STDs

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 14
Messages about the use of prophylactics are returning as a way to combat rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases other than HIV.

Proposed Sex Offender Clinic Roils San Francisco Neighborhood

NEWS | By Sari Staver | Feb 14
At the standing-room-only meeting some 200 residents, many wearing nametags that said "I Have A Question," heard gay Supervisor Scott Wiener promise that the move "was not a done deal."

Some Key Opinions From Justice Antonin Scalia

NEWS | Feb 13
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative and provocative judge who died at age 79, was known for pointed language, fiercely held opinions and a sardonic wit that at times invoked fairy tales, foreigners and hippies.


Business

What A Recession Does to Your Money

FINANCE | By Stan Choe | Feb 14
The temptation to sell everything and get out of stocks can be costly. Following every past recession, stocks have eventually gone on to recover their losses - and then climb higher.


Technology

Disappearing Act: Twitter Reports Flatlining User Growth

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Feb 14
Twitter set out to build a virtual town square bustling with billions of people. But it's starting to look more like a novelty stand as the masses flock to other services that strike a more personal chord.


Style

Woven of Dignity: Black Seamstress' Legacy on Display

FASHION | By Martha Waggoner | Feb 14
The exhibit, titled "Made Especially for You by Willie Kay," tells the story of a woman whose talents transcended the clear racial boundaries of her day.


Health/Fitness

'Mapping the Magic of Love' :: The Top 10 Qualities of Gay Super-Couples

HEALTH | By Dr. Brian Rzepczynski | Feb 13
Our society certainly doesn't make it easy for us to date and mate, with all the homophobia and discrimination that exists. As a result, our community lacks relationship role models. But here's how to boost to odds for relationship success.


Travel

EU Is Poised to Restrict Passport-Free Travel

By Derek Gatopoulos, Raf Casert | Feb 12
Documents seen by The Associated Press show that European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule for two years due to the migration crisis.