Gay News: The Latest

LGBTQ Festival Canceled in Haiti Amid Threats, Gov't Order

NEWS | By David McFadden | Sep 27
Organizers of a cultural festival in Haiti celebrating the Afro-Caribbean LGBTQ community said Tuesday that it has been called off due to numerous threats of violence and a subsequent prohibition by a government commissioner.

Prosecutors Charge Men After Ryan Lochte Protest On 'DWTS'

NEWS | Sep 27
Prosecutors have charged two protesters who rushed the stage of "Dancing with the Stars" in a protest against Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.

Gov. Brown Signs Landmark PrEP & PEP Education Bill

NEWS | By EDGE | Sep 27
Landmark legislation to boost awareness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection was signed into law today by California Gov. Jerry Brown, becoming the first statewide legislation of its kind.

Feds Charge Seller of Mislabeled Chinese 'Viagra Substitute'

NEWS | Sep 27
Federal prosecutors say an Alabama man who imported a Chinese drug sold as a Viagra substitute has been charged with intentionally defrauding and misleading consumers.

Suspects, Victims in California Killings Were 'Furries'

NEWS | By Amy Taxin | Sep 27
Two men arrested in the killings of a California couple were friends with the victims' teenage daughter and attended "furry" events where some participants dress up in colorful animal costumes, according to friends and their social media pages.

Pulse Gay Club Victims' Estates to get $350,000 Each

NEWS | By Mike Schneider | Sep 27
Each of the estates of the 49 patrons killed in the gay nightclub massacre in Orlando will receive $350,000 from donations raised for the victims, an official with the OneOrlando Fund said Tuesday.

Senators Press FBI Director On Response to Terrorism Threat

NEWS | By Matthew Daly and Eric Tucker | Sep 27
Republican senators pressed FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday about whether anything more could have been done to prevent recent acts of extremist violence, including the Orlando nightclub massacre and the Manhattan bombing this month.

UK YouTuber Accused of Lying About Anti-Gay Attack Sticks to His Story

NEWS | Sep 27
A popular gay YouTuber from the U.K. who is accused of lying to police appeared in a California court Monday and pled not guilty to filing a false police report.

Adele is Still Winning: '25' Album Reaches Diamond Status

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 27
Adele's comeback album "25" has reached diamond status in less than a year.

Watch: Video for PARRI$ Single 'Fiyah'

NIGHTLIFE | Sep 27
Following the release of her explosive debut single "Nasty," Parris Goebel - AKA PARRI$ - shares the second track from her upcoming "Run & Tell Your Friends" EP: "Fiyah."


Entertainment

Review :: Therapy For A Vampire

By Dale Reynolds | Sep 28
When 500 years of marriage is enough, call on Dr. Sigmund Freud for help.


Business

Nebraska Town Considers Banning Smoking in Apartments

By Margery M. Beck | Sep 28
Some leaders in a blue-collar Nebraska suburb that's home to Offutt Air Force Base are borrowing an idea from a vastly more liberal state: Ban apartment renters from smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes inside.


Technology

NY Senator: Wireless Emergency Alerts Must Include Photos

By Michael Belsamo | Sep 28
Sen. Charles Schumer argues the Wireless Emergency System is using outdated infrastructure and is in desperate need of an upgrade.


Cars

U.S. Guidelines on Self-Driving Cars Get Good Reception at G-7

By Yuri Kageyama | Sep 27
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Sunday that his counterparts in the Group of Seven nations welcomed U.S. guidelines on regulating self-driving cars and have agreed to work together on creating such standards to maintain safety.


Travel

A Day in New Haven

By Beth J. Harpaz | Sep 28
You don't have to go to Yale to have fun in New Haven. Best of all, you don't have to pay Ivy League tuition prices.