Gay News: The Latest

Kobe Bryant's Widow Sues Helicopter Operator for Deaths

Kobe Bryant's Widow Sues Helicopter Operator for Deaths

NEWS | By Brian Melley | Feb 24
Kobe Bryant's widow on Monday sued the owner of the helicopter that crashed in fog and killed the former Los Angeles Lakers star and their 13-year-old daughter last month.

Pioneering Black NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Dies

Pioneering Black NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson Dies

NEWS | By Ben Finley | Feb 24
Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA's early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film "Hidden Figures," about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died. She was 101.

Actor Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to Restored Charges

Actor Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to Restored Charges

NEWS | By Don Babwin | Feb 24
Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty Monday to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself last year in Chicago and then falsely reporting to that the phony attack was real.

Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty in Landmark #MeToo Moment

Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty in Landmark #MeToo Moment

NEWS | Feb 24
Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday at his sexual assault trial, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement.

Breast Cancer Survivors Create Own Products to Help Others

Breast Cancer Survivors Create Own Products to Help Others

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 24
Women fighting breast cancer are increasingly seeing more options for bras as well as clean beauty treatments and other products that help them look and feel better.

PopUps: Justin Bieber's Album 'Changes' Earns No. 1 Spot on Billboard, Breaks Elvis Presley's Record

PopUps: Justin Bieber's Album 'Changes' Earns No. 1 Spot on Billboard, Breaks Elvis Presley's Record

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 24
Justin Bieber's seventh album "Changes" earned the no. 1 spot for Billboard's 200 albums chart, beating a record held by Elvis Presley for the last 59 years.

Fighting the Silence: How LGBTQ Native Americans are Making Their Voices Heard

Fighting the Silence: How LGBTQ Native Americans are Making Their Voices Heard

NEWS | By Andy Smith | Feb 24
Life for many of today's LGBTQ Native Americans looks like the worst of queer white America before Stonewall, but grassroots efforts are trying to reconcile and repair centuries of oppression.

Watch: Shooting Victim Alleges Man is Gay in Video Shortly Before Her Death

Watch: Shooting Victim Alleges Man is Gay in Video Shortly Before Her Death

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 24
A shooting victim in Indianapolis had posted a video to social media claiming that a man she knew was gay shortly before her death on Feb. 18, news reports say.

Supreme Court to Hear Philly Dispute Over Same-Sex Foster Parents

Supreme Court to Hear Philly Dispute Over Same-Sex Foster Parents

NEWS | Feb 24
The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a Philadelphia Catholic agency that won't place foster children with same-sex couples.

Lena Waithe to Voice Disney's 1st Animated Gay Character, Twitter Reacts

Lena Waithe to Voice Disney's 1st Animated Gay Character, Twitter Reacts

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 24
Out actor and writer Lena Waithe is making Disney history: She's lending her voice to the company's first openly gay animated character. But folks on Twitter aren't exactly lauding the Mouse House.


Business

Millennial Money: Make Your Brand Loyalty Pay Off

Millennial Money: Make Your Brand Loyalty Pay Off

FINANCE | By Courtney Jespersen | Feb 24
Rewards, or loyalty, programs favor repeat customers. The more you spend or the more points you rack up, the greater your payoff.


Technology

Reliability of Pricey New Voting Machines Questioned

Reliability of Pricey New Voting Machines Questioned

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Bajak | Feb 24
In the rush to replace insecure, unreliable electronic voting machines after Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, state and local officials have scrambled to acquire more trustworthy equipment .


Cars

Kia Recalls SUVs, Vans; Electrical Problem Can Cause Fires

Kia Recalls SUVs, Vans; Electrical Problem Can Cause Fires

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Feb 23
Kia is joining its affiliate Hyundai in recalling thousands of vehicles in the U.S. because water can get into a brake computer, cause an electrical short and possibly a fire.


Health/Fitness

Bill Would Ease Penalties for HIV Exposure in Washington

Bill Would Ease Penalties for HIV Exposure in Washington

AIDS | By Rachel La Corte | Feb 24
Washington state health officials want to change a rarely used law that makes it a felony to intentionally expose a sexual partner to HIV, saying the current penalties don't have an impact on reducing transmissions or improving public health.