Gay News: The Latest

Transgender Pride Flag Raised at Boston City Hall

NEWS | By Steve LeBlanc | May 3
Mayor Marty Walsh says a transgender pride flag raised Monday over Boston City Hall plaza will continue to fly until everyone is equal under the law in Massachusetts.

Education Secretary Calls for Repeal of 2 Transgender Laws

NEWS | By Jennifer C. Kerr and Christine Armario | May 3
Laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said Monday.

North Dakota Man Plows Prince's Symbol in Farm Field

NEWS | May 3
A retiree in a tiny community in North Dakota has paid tribute to Prince in perhaps the most unique way a farmer can.

Once a Clinton Stronghold, Appalachia Now Trump Country

NEWS | By Lisa Lerer | May 3
The leftward shift of the Democratic Party during the Obama administration on social issues, including gay marriage and gun control, hasn't helped. "In those areas . it has become culturally unacceptable for a white male to admit he's a Democrat,"

Viewer's Guide: Cruz, Sanders Fight Inevitable in Indiana

NEWS | By Nancy Benac | May 3
Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders are all-in for Indiana as they try to stave off the growing aura of inevitability surrounding their opponents. But Donald Trump says his general election race against Hillary Clinton has "sort of already started."

Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO's 'Henrietta Lacks' Movie

Oprah Winfrey is expanding her participation in HBO's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" to an on-screen role.

Hulk Hogan Seeks Rematch With Gawker, Sues Over Transcript

NEWS | By Tamara Lush | May 2
Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker again, saying the gossip website leaked sealed court documents that quoted him making racist remarks.

Country Stars Plan to Continue Playing in North Carolina

NEWS | By Nicole Evatt | May 2
Several artists plan to skip North Carolina performances as part of a musicians' boycott over a new law that limits protections to LGBT people, but several stars at Sunday's American Country Countdown Awards said they plan to stand by their fans.

Quigley Directs FDA to Remove Discriminatory Language from Blood Donor Questionnaire

NEWS | By EDGE | May 2
U.S. Representative Mike Quigley told the FDA to remove the discriminatory question on sexual orientation from its blood donor questionnaire and replace it with a question that is based on behavioral risk and sound science.

Trans Woman Says She Was Fired From All-Male Barber Shop, Seeks Legal Action

NEWS | May 2
A transgender woman from New Zealand said she was fired from her hairstyling job at an all-male barber shop last year after she told her boss she was transitioning. She is now seeking legal action.


News

Will GOP Accept Donald Trump as Their Nominee?

May 3
While the GOP feud escalates between Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Trump seems to be inching closer to the nomination


Entertainment

Review :: Henry Gamble's Birthday Party

By Kilian Melloy | May 3
In a landscape littered with tepid, chaste movies about young gay people, this feature by Stephen Cone is a refreshing change of pace: Not a "gay" movie, but a good move with a gay central character.


Business

British Company Apologizes for Deadly Sterilizers

By Youkyung Lee | May 3
British consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser apologized Monday for selling deadly disinfectants that killed or injured hundreds of people.


Technology

Physicists Abuzz About Possible New Particle as CERN Revs Up

By Jamey Keaten and Frank Jordans | May 3
Scientists around the globe are revved up with excitement as the world's biggest atom smasher starts whirring again to churn out data that may confirm cautious hints of an entirely new particle.


Finance

Thinking Inside the Box: Shipping Container Homes

By Terry Tang | Apr 29
A stack of shipping containers sitting in a lot in an industrial section of Phoenix has some developers thinking inside the box. The structures usually used to transport cargo have been transformed into eight apartments.


Style

Cover Star: Dutchess Kate Poses for British Vogue

May 2
The British edition of Vogue will mark its 100th anniversary with a rare portrait of Kate Middleton looking relaxed in the countryside.


Travel

9 Tips for Cruising Alaska

May 3
Hot and humid is just around the corner, so if you're looking for a summer escape that offers everything from high-octane adventure to luxury digs, consider cruising to Alaska.