Gay News: The Latest

NBC's 'Peacock' to Join the Streaming Fray in April

NBC's 'Peacock' to Join the Streaming Fray in April

NEWS | By Tali Arbel | Sep 17
Comcast's NBCUniversal said Tuesday that its upcoming streaming service will be called Peacock, in an homage to NBC's logo. It will become the home for some of the company's most popular shows, including "Parks and Recreation" and "The Office."

Cokie Roberts, Longtime Political Journalist, Dies at 75

Cokie Roberts, Longtime Political Journalist, Dies at 75

NEWS | By David Bauder | Sep 17
Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer.

Trans Actress Angelica Ross to Host 2020 Candidates' LGBTQ Forum

Trans Actress Angelica Ross to Host 2020 Candidates' LGBTQ Forum

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17
A forum on LGBTQ issues featuring the presidential contenders for next year's elections is set to be hosted by "Pose" star Angelica Ross.

'Jeopardy!' Host Trebek Says He's Resumed Chemotherapy

'Jeopardy!' Host Trebek Says He's Resumed Chemotherapy

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 17
"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says he's had a setback in his battle with pancreatic cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy again.

Watch: For His 'Dancing with the Stars' Debut, Sean Spicer Does the Salsa

Watch: For His 'Dancing with the Stars' Debut, Sean Spicer Does the Salsa

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 17
The latest season of "Dancing with the Stars" kicked off Monday night and the world got to witness President Donald Trump's former press sectary Sean Spicer dance the salsa.

Watch: Openly Gay Tech Company Founder In the Running for Indiana Governor

Watch: Openly Gay Tech Company Founder In the Running for Indiana Governor

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17
He's openly gay. He's married. And he's making history by running for the governorship of the state that gave us Mike Pence.

Actress Jessica Hecht's Emmy Night Comes Down to the Dress

Actress Jessica Hecht's Emmy Night Comes Down to the Dress

ENTERTAINMENT | By Leanne Italie | Sep 17
Being a size 2 came in handy as Hecht was deciding on just the right red carpet look for her big night Sunday at the creative arts Emmys, to air Saturday on FX ahead of the main slate. She didn't win, but she had a ball picking out a dress.

Foner Writes Timely New Book on Reconstruction Amendments

Foner Writes Timely New Book on Reconstruction Amendments

ENTERTAINMENT | By Ann Levin | Sep 17
It took the United States two tries to get the Constitution right. The second time was during Reconstruction, the 12-year period after the Civil War when the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments were adopted.

Some CBD Vapes Contain Street Drug Instead of the Real Thing

Some CBD Vapes Contain Street Drug Instead of the Real Thing

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Holbrook Mohr | Sep 17
Some operators are cashing in on the CBD craze by substituting cheap and illegal synthetic marijuana for natural CBD in vapes and edibles such as gummy bears, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Milo Banned from... A Furry Convention?

Milo Banned from... A Furry Convention?

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17
Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has a whole new reason to cry: The former Breitbart contributor and darling of the right now finds himself denied entry to a furry convention.


News

Arizona Artists Win Suit Over Same-Sex Wedding Invitations

Arizona Artists Win Suit Over Same-Sex Wedding Invitations

NATIONAL | By Jacques Billeaud and Jonathan J. Cooper | Sep 17
The free speech rights of two Christian artists who make wedding invitations were violated by an anti-discrimination ordinance in Phoenix that makes it illegal to refuse service to same-sex couples for religious reasons, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled.


Entertainment

 Review :: Cubby

Review :: Cubby

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Sep 17
This bizarre coming-of-age comic drama is the tale of how a psychotic closeted Midwestern makes a life for himself in NY


Business

Back to Basics: Congress Tries to Keep Government Lights On

Back to Basics: Congress Tries to Keep Government Lights On

FINANCE | By Andrew Taylor | Sep 17
As Democrats controlling the House unveil a stopgap, government-wide spending bill to keep the lights on and pay the troops, there's scant evidence that power sharing in the Capitol will produce further legislative accomplishments anytime soon.


Technology

Facing U.S. Ban, Huawei Emerging As Stronger Tech Competitor

Facing U.S. Ban, Huawei Emerging As Stronger Tech Competitor

PERSONAL TECH | By Joe McDonald | Sep 17
Long before President Donald Trump threatened to cut off Huawei's access to U.S. technology, the Chinese telecom equipment maker was pouring money into research that reduces its need for American suppliers.


Cars

Volkswagen to Pay Up to $87 Million in Australia for Scandal

Volkswagen to Pay Up to $87 Million in Australia for Scandal

AUTO NEWS | By Rod McGuirk | Sep 17
Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to 127 million Australian dollars ($87 million) to settle an Australian class action stemming from the 2015 diesel emissions scandal, the German automaker and a lawyer said Monday.


Style

A New Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Textiles and Home Goods

A New Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Textiles and Home Goods

FINE ARTS | By Katherine Roth | Sep 17
A small but important exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores a little-known facet of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's creations: his line of wallpapers, printed and woven textiles, and other home goods designed for the public.


Health/Fitness

Why Bill Maher is Wrong About Fat Shaming

Why Bill Maher is Wrong About Fat Shaming

CELEBRITIES | Sep 17
To individuals who are not obese, it can be easy to assume that overeating is strictly a failure of willpower and discipline. However, evidence shows that body-shaming and weight discrimination are misguided approaches, and often make the problem worse.


Nightlife

 Review :: Babymetal with Avatar at the House of Blues, 9-11-19

Review :: Babymetal with Avatar at the House of Blues, 9-11-19

MUSIC | By Sam Cronin | Sep 16
The House of Blues may seem like too small a venue to have a wall of death to open up, but when the crowd respects a band as much as Wednesday's crowd did Babymetal, anything is possible. Read our EDGE review of the show, accompanied by Avatar, here.