Gay News: The Latest

Vermont Exec Would be Nation's First Transgender Governor

Vermont Exec Would be Nation's First Transgender Governor

NEWS | By Wilson Ring | Aug 13
A former energy company executive from Vermont has a shot at becoming the nation's first transgender governor - but she says that's not the main reason she's running.

Desiree Akhavan on Bringing 'Cameron Post' to the Screen, Part One

Desiree Akhavan on Bringing 'Cameron Post' to the Screen, Part One

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Aug 13
Director Desiree Akhavan was so taken by the novel "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" that she mused on how she would make a film of it. Six years later, her film version of the novel about conversion therapy has hit the screen.

Gay Days to Headline 'Drag Race' Star Detox

Gay Days to Headline 'Drag Race' Star Detox

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 13
The 2018 Gay Days at Disneyland are set to take place Friday, October 5 to Sunday, October 7. Come enjoy Disneyland in a way that it can only be experienced during Gay Days!

Trans Activist Casey Hoke Dead at 21

Trans Activist Casey Hoke Dead at 21

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 13
Trans activist Casey Hoke has died at the age of 21, news sources report. Hoke was "a transgender artist, activist, and speaker dedicated to helping others combat marginalization with creativity," among his many other accomplishments.

Romanian Police Attack Israeli Tourists Amid Protest

Romanian Police Attack Israeli Tourists Amid Protest

NEWS | Aug 13
Israel's embassy on Monday protested to the Romanian government after four Israeli tourists were allegedly dragged out of a taxi and beaten by riot police in Bucharest during a violent anti-corruption protest.

Transgender Activism Group Adopts Lobster Emoji for Advocacy

Transgender Activism Group Adopts Lobster Emoji for Advocacy

NEWS | Aug 13
A transgender activism group is promoting use of Maine's lobster emoji while it rallies for an emoji to represent the transgender community.

Trump Lashes Out at 'Wacky Omarosa' Over Book, Recordings

Trump Lashes Out at 'Wacky Omarosa' Over Book, Recordings

NEWS | By Jill Colvin and Catherine Lucey | Aug 13
President Donald Trump lashed out at Omarosa Manigault Newman on Monday, saying his former White House adviser - who is promoting a tell-all book and airing secret audio recordings -"got fired for the last time."

Male Model Convicted of Murdering Rival After Online Feud

Male Model Convicted of Murdering Rival After Online Feud

NEWS | Aug 13
A British fashion model has been convicted of murdering a more successful rival after a social media-fueled dispute.

Minister in Poland Calls LGBT March a 'Parade of Sodomites'

Minister in Poland Calls LGBT March a 'Parade of Sodomites'

NEWS | Aug 13
Poland's right-wing defense minister has used the term "sodomites" to describe those who took part in a weekend LGBT pride parade.

Straight British Actor to Play Disney's 1st Openly Gay Character in This Upcoming Film, Twitter Reacts

Straight British Actor to Play Disney's 1st Openly Gay Character in This Upcoming Film, Twitter Reacts

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 13
A straight British actor has been cast to play Disney's first openly gay character in an upcoming movie. And of course, Twitter users have something to say about it.


News

'Crazy Rich Asians' Spurs Conversation Over Representation

'Crazy Rich Asians' Spurs Conversation Over Representation

NATIONAL | By Deepti Hajela | Aug 13
Based on the best-selling first book in the trilogy by Kevin Kwan, "Crazy Rich Asians" is making it clear that "representation" can look very different depending on where you're standing.


Business

Minnesota GOP Governor Primary Tests Pawlenty's Comeback Bid

Minnesota GOP Governor Primary Tests Pawlenty's Comeback Bid

LEGAL | By Kyle Potter | Aug 13
Seven years after his presidential aspirations fizzled, Tim Pawlenty is hoping to regain his winning touch and restart his political career in a familiar spot: Minnesota's Republican primary for governor.


Finance

9 Expenses to Pack Into Your Moving Budget

9 Expenses to Pack Into Your Moving Budget

HOME | By Lauren Schwahn, NerdWallet | Aug 8
The average cost for a local move from a two-bedroom apartment or three-bedroom house ranges from $400 to $1,000, according to HomeAdvisor's True Cost Guide.


Cars

Musk Says He's Talking with Saudi Fund to Take Tesla Private

Musk Says He's Talking with Saudi Fund to Take Tesla Private

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 13
Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund would be the main source of money for Tesla CEO Elon Musk's grand plan to take the company private, but the deal isn't done yet, Musk disclosed in a blog on Monday.


Style

African Refugee Grows Familiar Crops in Vermont

African Refugee Grows Familiar Crops in Vermont

FOOD/DRINK | By Lisa Rathke | Aug 13
After surviving refugee camps in Africa, Janine Ndagijimana settled in Vermont and began to dream of farming.


Travel

A Cancun-to-Palenque Train?

A Cancun-to-Palenque Train?

By Mark Stevenson | Aug 13
Mexico's president-elect wants to bring tourism revenues to remote and forgotten stretches of Mexico, but some are scratching their heads at his main proposal: to build a $3.2 billion train.


Nightlife

CircuitMOM: Warriors Market Days Party :: August 11, 2018 @ Aragon Ballroom

CircuitMOM: Warriors Market Days Party :: August 11, 2018 @ Aragon Ballroom

PHOTO ALBUMS | Aug 13
CircuitMOM: Warriors Market Days Party, was a fabulous event held at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom. Check out these great photos.