THE LATEST

Gay Couple Won't Sell JebBushForPresident.com

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 29
A self-described "tech bear" gay couple bought JebBushForPresident.com seven years ago and don't plan on selling it anytime soon.

Idaho Legislative Panel Halts Gay Protections Bill

NEWS | By Kimberlee Kruesi | Jan 29
Idaho lawmakers voted to halt a bill that would create protections for gay and lesbian people Thursday, siding with the concerns of religious freedom supporters.

Justin Bieber Apologizes for Bad Behavior in Online Video

NEWS | Jan 29
Justin Bieber has apologized for his bad behavior in a new video posted to Facebook.

Judge: Marriage Licenses Should be Issued to Gay Couples

NEWS | By Phillip Rawls and Kim Chandler | Jan 29
Gay marriage is inching closer to becoming a reality in Alabama as a federal judge has ruled that probate judges have a constitutional duty to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

NYC Mayor's Vibrant Deaf Interpreter Creates His Own Storm

NEWS | By Deepti Hajela | Jan 29
Jonathan Lamberton, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's sign language interpreter, is getting a blizzard of attention for his highly animated ways that were on full display during recent weather briefings.

Utah Gov.: Gay Rights Bills Must Include Religious Rights

NEWS | Jan 29
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says any state legislation protecting gay rights must also protect religious liberties.

4chan Founder to Retire From Site He Started at Age 15

NEWS | Jan 29
The founder of the popular, if at times notorious, online message board 4chan is retiring as the site's administrator.

Sen. Markey & Rep. Lowenthal Introduce Legislation Affirming U.S. Commitment to International LGBT Rights

NEWS | By EDGE | Jan 29
Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) introduced bicameral legislation to affirm that LGBT human rights are a foreign policy priority for the U.S. government.

Wedding Venue Settles Bias Complaint Filed by Gay Couple

NEWS | Jan 29
The owners of a Grimes gift shop and bistro who refused to hold a wedding at their business for a same-sex couple have stopped holding any weddings.

PopUps: Sam Smith Still Isn't a Grindr Fan But Loves Taylor Swift

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 29
Sam Smith told GQ he still isn't a fan of Grindr, that he loves Taylor Swift and that female singers should wear long dresses and not move around on stage.

Kathleen Hanna Brings 'Myrna the Monster' to Life at Sundance

ENTERTAINMENT | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 29
A short film by director and screenwriter Ian Samuels with loving production by MTV Other, "Myrna The Monster" premieres today at 9 p.m. at the Yarrow Hotel Theatre in Park City, Utah, as part of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Lesbian Couple Has Sex in a Box For New Reality Show

ENTERTAINMENT | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 29
A lesbian couple who married on the Grammys is hitting tough times, and We tv is helping them patch things up -- by having sex on a box, on stage.

'Survivor' Couple Josh & Reed Engaged

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 29
"Survivor: San Juan del Sur" couple Reed Kelly and Josh Canfield revealed this week they are engaged.

ACT UP Protests Human Rights Campaign in NYC and San Fran

NEWS | By EDGE | Jan 29
ACT UP will protest the Human Rights Campaign gala in New York City on January 31, with a solidarity event to be held in San Francisco's Castro.

Heklina and Crew Reinvent Drag -- Again

ENTERTAINMENT | By Andre Torrez | Jan 29
"I have always thought the PC police are way out of line." Heklina writes to me via email about the "T" word that was the source of much criticism last year.


News

Bye Bye Bryan Fischer: Hate Group Fires Chief Mouthpiece

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Jan 29
Is the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated anti-gay hate group American Family Association getting soft on hate?


Entertainment

Theatre Review :: SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody

THEATRE | By Christopher Verleger | Jan 29
This jukebox musical pokes fun at the popular erotic romance novel about a submissive young woman and her dominant admirer.


Business

Secret Cuban Youth Computer Network Defies Wi-Fi Ban

LEGAL | By Michael Weissenstein | Jan 29
Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world.


Technology

For Sundance Hits, Theatrical Still Rules Over VOD

PERSONAL TECH | By Lindsey Bahr | Jan 29
After the $40 million digital release of "The Interview," video-on-demand may seem like all the rage. Particularly for independent films, VOD is seen by some as a better pathway to moviegoers than trying to lure them to theaters.


Finance

US Average Rate on 30-Year Home Loan 3.63 Percent

REAL ESTATE | Jan 28
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. Here's a look at rates for fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages this week and over the past year.


Cars

Low Gas Prices, Incentives Change Math for Electric Cars

AUTO NEWS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 27
Drivers trying to calculate whether it's practical to own an electric car are facing a new math. U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $1 per gallon over the last 12 months, to a national average of $2.06, according to AAA.


Style

Derrieres and Dior: Paris Fashion Week Continues

FASHION | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 29
At Paris' high-octane couture week, what happens on the catwalk is only half the story.


Nightlife

A Foote in Chicago: 'Dividing the Estate'

LOCAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Jan 29
"Dividing the Estate," a 2008-09 Tony Award nominee for Best Original Play and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role (Hallie Foote), can finally be seen in Chicago in Raven Theatre's production, which began preview performances on Tuesday.