Gay News: The Latest

Parents Say Gay College Student Killing May Have Been Hate Crime

Parents Say Gay College Student Killing May Have Been Hate Crime

NEWS | Jan 17
The parents of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student killed and buried in a California park said Tuesday that the killing may have been a hate crime against their gay son.

Chelsea Manning's US Senate Bid Could Upend Maryland Race

Chelsea Manning's US Senate Bid Could Upend Maryland Race

NEWS | By David McFadden | Jan 17
Chelsea Manning's high-profile bid for the U.S. Senate threatens to upend the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary.

A Growing Number of Actors are Renouncing Woody Allen

A Growing Number of Actors are Renouncing Woody Allen

NEWS | By Jake Coyle | Jan 17
A growing number of actors are distancing themselves from Woody Allen and his next film, heightening questions about the future of the prolific 82-year-old filmmaker in a Hollywood newly sensitive to allegations of sexual misconduct.

'Murder, She Wrote' Star Lansbury, 92, Schools Young Actors

'Murder, She Wrote' Star Lansbury, 92, Schools Young Actors

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber | Jan 17
Angela Lansbury has words of wisdom for young actors.

GOP Still Struggling with Trump's Remarks on Africa

GOP Still Struggling with Trump's Remarks on Africa

NEWS | By Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire | Jan 17
Republicans are struggling to get their stories straight as Trump's Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vulgar remarks deemed racist.

Timberlake Previews Album in Forest-Like Space, Bugs and All

Timberlake Previews Album in Forest-Like Space, Bugs and All

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | Jan 17
If the latest photos from Justin Timberlake's new album campaign don't relay the message that he's into nature and the woods, his first listening for the project drove the point home.

Matt Damon Apologizes for Comments on Sexual Misconduct

Matt Damon Apologizes for Comments on Sexual Misconduct

ENTERTAINMENT | By John Carucci | Jan 17
Matt Damon says the backlash for his comments on sexual misconduct was actually very helpful.

Pope Meets with Abuse Survivors, Weeps with Them in Chile

Pope Meets with Abuse Survivors, Weeps with Them in Chile

NEWS | By Peter Prengaman and Nicole Winfield | Jan 17
Pope Francis met on Tuesday with survivors of priests who sexually abused them, wept with them and apologized for the "irreparable damage" they suffered, his spokesman said.

Award-Winning Gay Drama 'BPM (Beats Per Minute)' Coming to VOD Next Week

Award-Winning Gay Drama 'BPM (Beats Per Minute)' Coming to VOD Next Week

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 16
"BPM (Beats Per Minute)," the excellent gay/AIDS drama about ACT UP Paris in the 80s, will be made available for rent and purchase on iTunes next week.

Mathilde Krim, Microbiologist and AIDS Activist, Dead at 91

Mathilde Krim, Microbiologist and AIDS Activist, Dead at 91

NEWS | Jan 16
Dr. Krim was a founder and chair for the Foundation for AIDS Research, known by the acronym amfAR. Her advocacy proceeded as much - or more - from compassion as from her fact-based understanding of HIV and AIDS.


News

Watch: Chelsea Manning's Senate Run Video Deemed 'Inappropriate' by YouTube

Watch: Chelsea Manning's Senate Run Video Deemed 'Inappropriate' by YouTube

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 16
YouTube marks content containing hate speech, violence, and explicit sexuality as "inappropriate." Since Chelsea Manning's first Senate campaign video, released Jan. 14, contains none of those things, it's unclear why YouTube tagged the video.


Entertainment

 Review :: The Hospital

Review :: The Hospital

MOVIES | By Greg Vellante | Jan 16
Written by acclaimed writer Paddy Chayefsky, "The Hospital" is a biting social commentary and twisted satire from 1971. Now available in a limited-edition Blu-ray release from Twilight Time Movies.


Business

Southern States Join to Promote Civil Rights Tourism

Southern States Join to Promote Civil Rights Tourism

CORPORATE | By Jay Reeves | Jan 16
Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died.


Technology

Lifelike Robots Made in Hong Kong Meant to Win Over Humans

Lifelike Robots Made in Hong Kong Meant to Win Over Humans

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelvin Chan | Jan 16
David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems.


Cars

New Jetta, SUVs and Peek at Future Cars at Detroit Auto Show

New Jetta, SUVs and Peek at Future Cars at Detroit Auto Show

AUTO NEWS | Jan 16
It's the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford unveil new trucks in a fast-growing and highly competitive U.S. auto market.


Health/Fitness

'Fatberg' Appears in Central London to Promote Health Awareness

'Fatberg' Appears in Central London to Promote Health Awareness

HEALTH | Jan 16
A gigantic 'fatberg' made of real lard appeared in central London today. It's hoped the massive mound of disgusting fat will encourage Brits to seriously think about the health impacts of overindulging during the holidays.


Travel

Ritz-Carlton Used as Saudi Luxury Prison Set to Re-Open

Ritz-Carlton Used as Saudi Luxury Prison Set to Re-Open

Jan 16
The Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia's capital may be reopening its doors in time for Valentine's Day, after serving for several months as a prison for the country's elite caught up in what the government has described as a crackdown on corruption.


Nightlife

Super Trade @ Schimanski :: January 15, 2018

Super Trade @ Schimanski :: January 15, 2018

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jan 15
Brian Rafferty Productions brought Super Trade to Brooklyn's Schimanski on MLK weekend with DJ Dani Toro from Barcelona and special guest Lindsay Lohan.