Gay News: The Latest

As Minneapolis Burns, Mayor Takes Heat for the Response

As Minneapolis Burns, Mayor Takes Heat for the Response

NEWS | By Tammy Webber and Steve Karnowski | May 30
First-term Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey appeared to be doing everything right.

US Food Prices See Historic Jump and Are Likely to Stay High

US Food Prices See Historic Jump and Are Likely to Stay High

NEWS | By David Pitt | May 30
Overall, the cost of food bought to eat at home skyrocketed by the most in 46 years, and analysts caution that meat prices in particular could remain high.

2 Astronauts Head for Launch Pad for Historic SpaceX Flight

2 Astronauts Head for Launch Pad for Historic SpaceX Flight

NEWS | By Marcia Dunn | May 30
Despite more storms in the forecast, two NASA astronauts have begun making their way to the launch pad for another attempt at a history-making ride into orbit.

RuPaul Picks America's Next Drag Superstar... Virtually

RuPaul Picks America's Next Drag Superstar... Virtually

ENTERTAINMENT | May 30
Nothing, not even COVID-19, was going to keep RuPaul from crowning America's next drag superstar.

Lambda Literary Award Winners to Be Announced June 1

Lambda Literary Award Winners to Be Announced June 1

| By Jim Provenzano | May 30
Considered the Oscars of queer publishing, the annual Lambda Literary Awards will not be held in person, but announced on June 1.

'A Queer Serial's Podcasts Cover More LGBT History

'A Queer Serial's Podcasts Cover More LGBT History

| By Jim Provenzano | May 30
A Queer Serial presents a new series of LGBT-themed podcasts about the pioneering early days of the LGBT civil rights movment.

Transcripts Released of Flynn's Calls with Russian Diplomat

Transcripts Released of Flynn's Calls with Russian Diplomat

NEWS | By Eric Tucker | May 30
Transcripts of phone calls that played a pivotal role in the Russia investigation were declassified and released Friday.

Italy's Seas Speak: No Tourists or Boats Mean Cleaner Water

Italy's Seas Speak: No Tourists or Boats Mean Cleaner Water

NEWS | By Paolo Santalucia | May 30
Pollution from human and agriculture waste spilling into the seas off Rome has decreased 30% during Italy's coronavirus lockdown, preliminary results from a nationwide survey of seawater quality indicate.

China Says US Action on Hong Kong 'Doomed to Fail'

China Says US Action on Hong Kong 'Doomed to Fail'

NEWS | May 30
The mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party said U.S. moves to end some trading privileges for Hong Kong "grossly interfere" in China's internal affairs and are "doomed to fail."

Louisville PD Apologizes for Targeting News Crew at Protest

Louisville PD Apologizes for Targeting News Crew at Protest

NEWS | May 30
A police officer was seen on camera firing what appeared to be pepper balls at a news crew during a live television broadcast of the second night of Louisville protests.


News

A Year Later, Motive of Virginia Mass Shooting Still Unclear

A Year Later, Motive of Virginia Mass Shooting Still Unclear

NEWS | By Ben Finley | May 30
As this tragedy nears its one-year anniversary Sunday, some victims' family members feel it has effectively been forgotten after the national spotlight moved on to other mass killings, and more recently has been all but eclipsed by the pandemic.



Business

Millennial Money: Put Off Debt Payments to Start Saving Now

Millennial Money: Put Off Debt Payments to Start Saving Now

BUSINESS | By Sean Pyles, NerdWallet | May 30
It's our new normal: Tens of millions of Americans are unemployed or on a reduced income. We're social distancing and spending more time at home. But one thing hasn't changed — debts still have due dates.



Technology

Well-Preserved Roman Mosaic Unearthed in Italian Vineyard

Well-Preserved Roman Mosaic Unearthed in Italian Vineyard

TECHNOLOGY | May 30
Archaeologists have briefly revealed a well-preserved mosaic floor of an ancient Roman villa first discovered almost a century ago near the northern Italian city of Verona.



Finance

Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should be Free, But Who's Paying?

Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should be Free, But Who's Paying?

HEALTH_FITNESS | By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio | May 26
Hospitals around the country are afraid to send out hundreds of thousands of bills related to COVID-19 testing. That's because Congress mandated there would be no copays and no out-of-pocket costs for patients. But who's paying?



Cars

Nissan Plans to Close Barcelona Factories, 3,000 Jobs Lost

Nissan Plans to Close Barcelona Factories, 3,000 Jobs Lost

CARS | May 28
Spain's government says that Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co. has decided to close its manufacturing plants in the northeastern Catalonia region.



Style

Hello and Welcome. Robot Waiters to the Rescue

Hello and Welcome. Robot Waiters to the Rescue

STYLE | By Aleksandar Furtula, Raf Casert | May 30
Robot duties will include greeting customers, serving drinks and dishes and returning used glasses and crockery. It's unclear whether diners will be expected to tip.



Health/Fitness

Why Americans Are Tired of Social Distancing and Hand-Washing

Why Americans Are Tired of Social Distancing and Hand-Washing

In order to continue to contain the spread of the virus we'll still need to sustain these behaviors for weeks, maybe months, to come. Will people be able to maintain their vigilance?



Travel

Hawaii Governor to Extend Traveler Quarantine Past June

Hawaii Governor to Extend Traveler Quarantine Past June

TRAVEL | By Audrey McAvoy | May 30
Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Thursday said he would extend the state's 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers arriving in the state beyond June 30.



Nightlife

Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | May 28
When Mr. Gay World 2020 had to be put off to next year, the plan was for first runner-up from 2019 to serve an interim term. Then an ironic twist emerged - one with a heroic tinge.