Gay News: The Latest

Actor, John Heard, of 'Home Alone' Movies, Dies at 72

Actor, John Heard, of 'Home Alone' Movies, Dies at 72

NEWS | By David Bauder | Jul 22
Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the "Home Alone" series and a corrupt detective in "The Sopranos," has died. He was 72.

Dekkoo's New 'Bromatic' Comedy Series Debuts July 21

Dekkoo's New 'Bromatic' Comedy Series Debuts July 21

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 22
"Stray," a bromantic comedy series, will be released this weekend by gay streaming service Dekkoo.

Trump Has Twitter Tantrum Over Russia Probe

Trump Has Twitter Tantrum Over Russia Probe

NEWS | By Darlene Superville | Jul 22
The tweets were unusual in their breadth and scope, even for Trump

LGBT Community Fights to Be Counted

LGBT Community Fights to Be Counted

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jul 22
The LGBT community largely remains in the dark when it comes to being visible in government data.

What to Expect When You Are An LGBTQ Couple Expecting to Adopt

What to Expect When You Are An LGBTQ Couple Expecting to Adopt

NEWS | By Penelope L. Hefner | Jul 22
You have decided to pursue adoption - congratulations! The road to adoption can be lengthy, but here's what you can expect from a general standpoint.

First Big Screen Gay Superhero Comes to Florida Supercon in Sequel

First Big Screen Gay Superhero Comes to Florida Supercon in Sequel

ENTERTAINMENT | By JW Arnold | Jul 22
Big budget sequels are a given for superhero franchises like Spider Man, Iron Man and Superman, but the world's first "out" gay superhero, Surge, is finally returning to the big screen after a 13-year hiatus.

President of Chechnya Denies Existence of Gays

President of Chechnya Denies Existence of Gays

NEWS | By Brittany Ferrendi | Jul 22
Ramzan Kadyrov, president of the Russian republic of Chechnya, has denied claims of persecution and murders of perceived bisexual and gay men by claiming Chechnya has no gays.

Vladimir Putin's Kremlin Says Reports of Chechen Murders Unsubstantiated

Vladimir Putin's Kremlin Says Reports of Chechen Murders Unsubstantiated

NEWS | By Brittany Ferrendi | Jul 22
Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta released the names of 27 perceived gay and bisexual men reportedly executed without trial in Chechnya. Russia's Kremlin has reacted to these claims.

Creep of the Week: Linda Harvey, Defender of the Rainbow

Creep of the Week: Linda Harvey, Defender of the Rainbow

ENTERTAINMENT | By D'Anne Witkowski | Jul 22
This week's creep thinks rainbows should be rescued from those raping... raping!... gays.

San Francisco Sheriff's Trans Issues Probed in New Report

San Francisco Sheriff's Trans Issues Probed in New Report

NEWS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Jul 22
A new report from San Francisco's civil grand jury lists several problems with the way the sheriff's department is handling transgender inmates.


Business

Netflix Still Piling Up Viewers -- and Big Programming Bills

Netflix Still Piling Up Viewers -- and Big Programming Bills

CORPORATE | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 22
Netflix is pulling in new viewers and award nominations in droves, but the online video service still faces a long-term problem: Its acclaimed programming line-up is costing far more money than what subscribers pay for it.


Technology

LGBTs Flagged on Facebook for 'Inappropriate' Content

LGBTs Flagged on Facebook for 'Inappropriate' Content

NEWS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jul 22
Some LGBT community members who have been temporarily banned from Facebook for using what it calls "inappropriate" content say the social media giant could do more to address their concerns.


Cars

Edmunds: Last Year's Models Are This Summer's Bargains

Edmunds: Last Year's Models Are This Summer's Bargains

AUTO SHOWS | By Ed Hellwig | Jul 21
Buying a new car, truck or SUV that is about to be replaced by a new, redesigned model might seem like a bad idea. Actually, it's one of the best times to negotiate a good deal.


Style

Syrian Barber Creates Portraits on Clients' Heads

Syrian Barber Creates Portraits on Clients' Heads

GROOMING | By Philip Issa | Jul 21
In a city full of hair stylists, Muhannad Khaled Omar stands out. Omar is a Palestinian-Syrian stylist known for shaving celebrity portraits into clients' hair.


Health/Fitness

New amfAR Research Grants Advance Gene Therapy and Other Innovative Approaches to HIV Cure

New amfAR Research Grants Advance Gene Therapy and Other Innovative Approaches to HIV Cure

AIDS | Jul 21
amfAR has awarded more than $3.5 million for 13 new research grants to support innovative approaches to depleting or eliminating the persistent reservoirs of HIV not cleared by antiretroviral therapy.


Travel

Richmond's Confederacy Statues Spur Soul-Searching

Richmond's Confederacy Statues Spur Soul-Searching

By Sarah Rankin | Jul 21
Mayor Levar Stoney recently announced he thinks the monuments should stay put but appointed a commission to study adding historical context, likely with new signs or new statues.