Gay News: The Latest

Crowd Thins at North Carolina Furniture Market After Anti-LGBT Law

NEWS | By Emery P. Dalesio | May 29
Attendance dipped slightly for North Carolina's world-renowned furniture market this year in an early test of business reaction to the state's new law limiting protections for LGBT people.

Ohio Zoo Kills Gorilla to Protect Small Child in Enclosure

NEWS | May 29
The Cincinnati Zoo's director says zoo security officers killed a 17-year-old gorilla that had grabbed a small boy who fell into the gorilla exhibit moat.

Judge Orders Release of Documents in Trump University Suit

NEWS | May 29
A federal judge is ordering the release of Trump University internal documents in a class-action lawsuit against the now-defunct real estate school owned by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

3 People Still Missing After Floods in Kansas and Texas

NEWS | By Juan A. Lozano | May 29
At least three people were still missing on Sunday after torrential rain in Texas and Kansas flooded rivers, washed out roads and left four people dead.

UNC System Says It Won't Enforce Transgender Bathroom Rules

NEWS | May 29
The University of North Carolina system told a federal court Friday that it won't enforce a law requiring transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.

New York City's Storied Four Seasons Restaurant Relocating

NEWS | May 29
The Four Seasons has been a favorite of celebrities and business titans since it opened in the landmark Seagram Building in 1959. It is scheduled to close in July. The building's owner said last year he was not renewing the lease.

Transwoman Speaks About Supermarket Restroom Trauma

NEWS | By Fallon Forbush | May 29
A transwoman with Parkinson's disease who says she was assaulted by a supermarket patron in the women's room speaks out about the experience.

Atlanta is Awarded Super Bowl LIII Following Deal's Veto of Anti-Gay Bill

NEWS | By John Riley | May 29
Atlanta is being richly rewarded with the chance to host a Super Bowl following a skirmish earlier this year over a bill that was being pushed by some lawmakers in the Georgia legislature.

New Online Poll Finds Tennesseans Divided Over Therapist Exemption Bill

NEWS | By John Riley | May 29
A new poll shows Volunteer State residents are more closely divided than previously thought over a new Tennessee law that allows mental health counselors and therapists to refuse to treat LGBT patients.

Sandra Bernhard and Erika Jayne at Parliament House During Gay Disney Week

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mike Halterman and Scott Holland | May 29
Sandra Bernhardt and Erika Jayne will be there as Gay Disney Week gets going! Here, in a pair of interviews, is what they have to say about the gig.


Entertainment

'RuPaul's Drag Race': Kim Chi and Naomi Smalls

By Scot Holland | May 29
I felt like I waited so long for "RuPaul's Drag Race" to start and then it felt like in the blink of an eye we were at the finale. It was a pleasure to sit down with Kim and Naomi the very next day for this exclusive Hotspots Interview.


Business

How Alibaba Won - and Lost - A Friend in Washington

By Erika Kinetz and Desmond Butler | May 28
This is the tale of how one of China's corporate giants won - and ultimately lost - a friend in Washington, using legal methods long deployed by corporate America: Money and influence.


Finance

Agents Say Real Estate Market Isn't As Fun As It Used To Be

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | May 26
Real estate agents are flummoxed by a housing market that's still trying to recover a decade after its historic collapse.


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.


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

Left Side of the Road Trip, Part 2

By Matthew Wexler | May 29
After jaunting through the Cotswolds, EDGE's travel editor Matthew Wexler heads to the coast to visit Bristol, then southwest to discover England's maritime traditions in Cornwall.


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.