Gay News: The Latest

Chinese Transgender Man Fights for Job Equality

NEWS | May 31
A 28-year-old transgender man who goes by the name of "Mr. C" has become the public face of the fight for job equality in China, where sexual and gender minorities are only beginning to emerge from virtual invisibility.

Lady Gaga Lays Down Her Latest Track at Indy Speedway

ENTERTAINMENT | May 31
Already a regular singing partner with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga found another golden oldie chart topper to pair with: Mario Andretti.

Texas River Expected to Crest at Record Level Tuesday

NEWS | By Emily Schmall | May 31
Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for more flooding along a river that is expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought.

Poll: Americans Want Nomination System Changed

NEWS | By Catherine Lucey and Emily Swanson | May 31
Bernie Sanders' pitch for changing the way presidential candidates are chosen appears to have broad public support.

Loss, Accusations Mark A Turbulent Few Days For Johnny Depp

ENTERTAINMENT | By Sandy Cohen | May 30
Johnny Depp seemed the picture of rock star cool as he played guitar onstage in Portugal with his band, the Hollywood Vampires. An ocean away, he is facing serious accusations.

On Cutting-Edge Voter Data, Trump Critically Behind Clinton

NEWS | By Thomas Beaumont | May 30
Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by months, even years, in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data specialists working with the GOP say.

Elton John Doesn't See Putin, Hopes For Future Meeting

NEWS | May 30
Elton John regrets he didn't get to meet President Vladimir Putin during his current trip to Moscow, but says he's looking forward to meeting the Russian leader in the future to discuss LGBT issues.

Rape Allegation, Race, Glare Of National Media Divide Town

NEWS | By Kimberlee Kruesi | May 30
Allegations of prolonged racist taunts and physical abuse were revealed this month when an Idaho family filed a $10 million lawsuit against their school district.

Cellphone Radiation Study Raises Concerns Despite Low Risk

NEWS | By Seth Borenstein | May 30
A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males.

Now Gawker Has Its Own Billionaire Backer, Sort Of

NEWS | May 30
The courtroom fight between former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and news-and-gossip site Gawker is becoming a battleground of sorts for Silicon Valley tycoons as well.


Entertainment

Review :: City Of Women

May 31
In this Freudian trawl through lust, desire, and self-mockery, women are the focus of male need and puerile misconduct, but also the origin of those things -- devils and bedevilment all in one.


Business

North Dakota Ballot Measure Pits Family vs. Corporate Farms

By Blake Nicholson | May 30
North Dakota's hog and dairy industries are hoping voters will bless state lawmakers' decision to allow non-family corporations to own operations, but it could be a tough sell.


Technology

Beijing Tracks the Elderly As They Take Buses, Go Shopping

By Louise Watt | May 30
These days, when people over 80 in Beijing take a bus, see a doctor or spend money, their activities are digitally tracked by the government, as part of an effort to improve services for the country's rapidly growing elderly population.


Finance

NYC Trophy Apartment Could List for $250M

By Verena Dobnick | May 29
Billionaires' Row: That's what New York real estate experts have dubbed a lineup of a half-dozen new superluxury skyscrapers overlooking Central Park that are home to some of the world's most expensive apartments.


Cars

8 Automakers Recall Over 12M Vehicles for Takata Air Bags

By Tom Krisher | May 28
Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace Takata air bag inflators that can explode with too much force.


Style

Vuitton Show Draws Fashion World to Crisis-Hit Brazil

May 29
The elite of the fashion world flocked to Brazil, defying an outbreak of the Zika virus, an economic meltdown and the deep political crisis afflicting the country to attend a runway show Saturday by revered French label Louis Vuitton.


Health/Fitness

California Rushed to Allow HIV-Infected Organ Transplant

By Jonathan J. Cooper | May 28
California lawmakers are rushing to approve legislation Friday that would allow a man with HIV to receive part of his HIV-positive husband's liver before the surgery becomes too dangerous, possibly within weeks.


Travel

Rushed Passenger Single-Handedly Shuts Down German Airport

May 30
A Spanish man in a rush for his plane caused a security scare at Germany's Cologne-Bonn airport Monday when he skirted security screening, causing authorities to shut down and evacuate a terminal and stop all departures from it for more than two hours.


Nightlife

Pied Bar Hosts Hunter Valentine and 'Real L Word' Star For Memorial Day

By Winnie McCroy | May 24
On Friday May 27 and Saturday, May 28, Hunter Valentine rocks Memorial Day with their Provincetown debut, playing The Pied Bar.