Gay News: The Latest

U.S. Flu Season Gets Worse, Has 'Lot More Steam' Than Expected

U.S. Flu Season Gets Worse, Has 'Lot More Steam' Than Expected

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Mike Stobbe | Jan 20
Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense.

Church Conservatives Question Pope's Airborne Nuptials

Church Conservatives Question Pope's Airborne Nuptials

NEWS | By Nicole Winfield | Jan 20
A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by pronouncing two flight attendants man and wife while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat on Friday questioned the legitimacy of the impromptu sacrament.

Strong Emotions Ahead in Drama about Serbia's Milosevic

Strong Emotions Ahead in Drama about Serbia's Milosevic

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jovana Gec | Jan 20
Former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, considered the main architect of a decade of bloody wars in the Balkans, is not the first person who comes to mind when thinking about subjects for a possible musical.

Autopsy: Tom Petty Died of Accidental Drug Overdose

Autopsy: Tom Petty Died of Accidental Drug Overdose

ENTERTAINMENT | By Nekesa Mumbi Moody | Jan 20
Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental drug overdose that his family said occurred on the same day he found out his hip was broken after performing dozens of shows with a less serious injury.

Women Will March Again With Aim to Become A Political Force

Women Will March Again With Aim to Become A Political Force

NEWS | By Michelle L. Price and Anita Snow | Jan 20
A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches worldwide with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump, activists will return to the streets this weekend.

U.S. Government Shuts Down; Dems, GOP Blame Each Other

U.S. Government Shuts Down; Dems, GOP Blame Each Other

NEWS | By Zeke Miller, Andrew Taylor, and Alan Fram | Jan 20
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration.

Kim and Kanye Choose Chicago for Their New Baby's Name

Kim and Kanye Choose Chicago for Their New Baby's Name

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 19
It's Chicago - where Kanye West was raised - as the name of baby No. 3 with Kim Kardashian West.

Supreme Court to Rule on Trump Travel Ban

Supreme Court to Rule on Trump Travel Ban

NEWS | By Mark Sherman | Jan 19
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.

Anti-Gay Groups Slam Texas Library for Pride Month Display, Seeks Censorship

Anti-Gay Groups Slam Texas Library for Pride Month Display, Seeks Censorship

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 19
A Texas library sought to serve all sectors of the taxpaying public with a Pride month display of relevant books. An anti-gay local group belatedly started a retaliatory campaign to muzzle the library.

Suspects In Jail Following Horrific Murder, Burning of South African Lesbians

Suspects In Jail Following Horrific Murder, Burning of South African Lesbians

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 19
South Africa is the only country in the world where the rights of gays and lesbians are enshrined in the constitution, but LGBTQs remain in danger -- none more so than openly lesbian women.


Entertainment

'Call Me By Your Name,' 'Lady Bird' Land GLAAD Nominations

'Call Me By Your Name,' 'Lady Bird' Land GLAAD Nominations

MOVIES | Jan 19
Five feature films including "The Shape of Water" and "Call Me By Your Name" have been nominated for GLAAD Media Awards, one year after it found only two films to honor for gay-inclusive story lines and characters.


Technology

Science Says: That Michigan Meteor Could Have Been Meatier

Science Says: That Michigan Meteor Could Have Been Meatier

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Jan 19
The fireball that streaked through the Michigan sky put on quite a show but as far as potentially killer space rocks, it was merely a flash in the pan.


Cars

Volkswagen Sells Record 10.74 Million Vehicles in 2017

Volkswagen Sells Record 10.74 Million Vehicles in 2017

AUTO NEWS | Jan 19
Volkswagen's sales rose 4.3 percent from 10.30 million in 2016, when the company passed Japan's Toyota to become the globe's largest auto producer for that year.


Style

James Beard Foundation Announces 2018 America's Classics Award Honorees

James Beard Foundation Announces 2018 America's Classics Award Honorees

FOOD/DRINK | Jan 19
The James Beard Foundation has announced the five recipients of its 2018 America's Classics award. The award is given to restaurants that have timeless appeal and are cherished for quality food that reflects the character of their community.


Health/Fitness

New Trump Office Would Protect Conscience Rights of Doctors

New Trump Office Would Protect Conscience Rights of Doctors

NATIONAL | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jan 19
Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures on moral-religious grounds


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.