LGBTQ News and More

Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Fuels Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Online

Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Law Fuels Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate Online

NEWS | By David Klepper | Aug 14

Research that analyzed social media posts finds that hateful references to gays, lesbians and other LGBTQ people surged online after Florida passed a law that bars instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.

Sarah Palin Getz Zoom-bombed with Penis Drawing

Sarah Palin Getz Zoom-bombed with Penis Drawing

NEWS | Aug 14

Sarah Palin was zoom-bombed with a drawing of a penis at a streaming candidate's forum on August 11.

Celebrating Jinkx Monsoon's 10 Most Iconic 'All Winners' Moments

Celebrating Jinkx Monsoon's 10 Most Iconic 'All Winners' Moments

ENTERTAINMENT | By Barry Levitt | Aug 14

Now that Jinkx Monsoon has been crowned the Queen of All Queens after winning "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" all-winners season, we're celebrating the best 10 moments that got her to win.

Watch: Out Actors Kiss on NYC Street as 'AHS' Begins Filming New Season

Watch: Out Actors Kiss on NYC Street as 'AHS' Begins Filming New Season

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 14

Out actors Charlie Carver and Isaac Powell were seen kissing on a New York City street as filming of the new season of "American Horror Story" began.

'P-Valley' Explores Black Strip Club Culture, Gay Acceptance

'P-Valley' Explores Black Strip Club Culture, Gay Acceptance

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Aug 14

"P-Valley" tells a story about several exotic dancers — veteran and newcomers — who try to make a name for themselves at a popular Mississippi Delta strip club called The Pynk, which is owned by a nonbinary and gender-fluid character, Uncle Clifford.

Lady Gaga Shout Outs for Marriage Equality, Reproductive Freedoms on New Tour

Lady Gaga Shout Outs for Marriage Equality, Reproductive Freedoms on New Tour

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14

Lady Gaga thrilled audiences as her COVID-delayed "Chromatica" tour got underway, with Gaga shouting out her support for marriage equality and reproductive freedoms from the stage.

DC Couple Attacked, Called 'Monkeypox F*****s'

DC Couple Attacked, Called 'Monkeypox F*****s'

NEWS | Aug 14

A gay couple walking in NW Washington D.C. Shaw neighborhood were called "monkeypox f*****s" before being attacked by teenagers on Sunday afternoon

Agent: Rushdie off Ventilator and Talking, Day After Attack

Agent: Rushdie off Ventilator and Talking, Day After Attack

NEWS | Aug 14

"The Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie was taken off a ventilator and able to talk Saturday, a day after he was stabbed as he prepared to give a lecture in upstate New York.

LAPD Ends Investigation into Anne Heche Car Crash

LAPD Ends Investigation into Anne Heche Car Crash

NEWS | Aug 13

The Los Angeles Police Department has ended its investigation into Anne Heche's car accident, when the actor crashed into a Los Angeles home on Aug. 5.

Lutheran Official Apologizes for Trans Bishop's Firing of Cleric

Lutheran Official Apologizes for Trans Bishop's Firing of Cleric

NEWS | By Deepa Bharath and Holly Meyer | Aug 13

The presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America apologized to a majority Latino congregation for their pain after the denomination's first openly transgender bishop fired their pastor.

News

What Killed Tons of Fish in European River? Mystery Deepens

What Killed Tons of Fish in European River? Mystery Deepens

NEWS | Aug 14

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Friday that "huge amounts of chemical waste" were probably dumped intentionally into his country's second-longest river.

Business

Peloton Cuts Jobs, Raises Prices in Bid for Profitability

Peloton Cuts Jobs, Raises Prices in Bid for Profitability

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Aug 13

Peloton is laying off employees and raising prices for some of its equipment as part of its latest bid to make the business profitable and free up cash.

Technology

FTC Looking at Rules to Corral Tech Firms' Data Collection

FTC Looking at Rules to Corral Tech Firms' Data Collection

TECHNOLOGY | By Marcy Gordon | Aug 12

Whether it's the fitness tracker on your wrist, the "smart" home appliances in your house or the latest kids' fad going viral, they all produce a trove of personal data for big tech companies.

Finance

Expanded IRS Free-file System One Step Closer in Dems' Bill

Expanded IRS Free-file System One Step Closer in Dems' Bill

FINANCE | By Fatima Hussein | Aug 13

The flagship climate change and health care bill soon to be signed by President Joe Biden will bring U.S. taxpayers one step closer to a government-operated electronic free-file tax return system.

Cars

Edmunds: How to Mitigate or Avoid Dealer Markups

Edmunds: How to Mitigate or Avoid Dealer Markups

CARS | By Ronald Montoya of Edmunds | Aug 13

Edmunds experts what you can expect from dealerships for the remainder of 2022 and offers tips on getting the best deal.

Style

Skin Cycling: The Hot New Trend that will Transform your Skin

Skin Cycling: The Hot New Trend that will Transform your Skin

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 10

In an age where trends come and go in the blink of an eye, it's worth discussing when something comes along that is actually beneficial to the skin.

Health/Fitness

Adult Film Star Greg Riley Shares his Monkeypox Experience

Adult Film Star Greg Riley Shares his Monkeypox Experience

HEALTH/FITNESS | Aug 13

The horror stories around monkeypox share the same dispiriting scenario: A frightening diagnosis followed by a painful outbreak, anxiety, isolation, and difficulty in receiving treatment. Adult film actor Greg Riley shared his monkeypox experience.

Travel

Hidden Treasures in Asheville's Least Hidden Hotel

Hidden Treasures in Asheville's Least Hidden Hotel

TRAVEL | By Brandon Schultz | Aug 13

The Grove Park Inn is known as the other spectacular resort in Asheville, NC. While it is well-known, it has numerous hidden treasures.

Nightlife

King Me: Drag King Contest Returns to Oasis

King Me: Drag King Contest Returns to Oasis

NIGHTLIFE | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 9

All hail the kings! On Sunday, August 21, impresario Fudgie Frottage returns to Oasis with the 26th edition of the annual San Francisco Drag King Contest.