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What to See at 'Reeling'? Chicago's LGBTQ+ Film Fest

What to See at 'Reeling'? Chicago's LGBTQ+ Film Fest

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Langson | Sep 20
Reeling, Chicago's LGBTQ film festival, is always a winning way to mark the end of the city's glorious summer. Here are some titles worth checking out.

Cardinal Hires Judge to Review Church Sex Abuse Policies

Cardinal Hires Judge to Review Church Sex Abuse Policies

NEWS | Sep 20
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York said Thursday that it has hired a former federal judge to review its procedures and protocols for handling allegations of sexual abuse.

Texas Man Allegedly Sent Threatening Letters to Taylor Swift

Texas Man Allegedly Sent Threatening Letters to Taylor Swift

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 20
A 26-year-old Austin, Texas, man has been arrested on federal charges for allegedly sending threatening letters to pop star Taylor Swift and showing up at her record label in Nashville, Tennessee.

Justin Bieber Busks Outside Buckingham Palace... Again

Justin Bieber Busks Outside Buckingham Palace... Again

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 20
Vanity Fair reports that Justin Bieber took his guitar to outside Buckingham Palace where he sang for a small group of listeners on Tuesday.

GOP Pushing Forward for Kavanaugh, Accuser Wants 'Fairness'

GOP Pushing Forward for Kavanaugh, Accuser Wants 'Fairness'

NEWS | By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro | Sep 20
Republicans say they're forging ahead in their drive to push Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination through the Senate, even as the woman accusing him of a decades-old sexual attack is threatening to boycott a committee hearing.

GeoSure Launches Neighborhood Safety Ratings for LGBTQ Travelers

GeoSure Launches Neighborhood Safety Ratings for LGBTQ Travelers

NEWS | Sep 20
GeoSure officially launched the first-ever neighborhood-level LGBTQ Safety ratings category on its smartphone app.

Official: 3 people killed in Maryland shooting

Official: 3 people killed in Maryland shooting

NEWS | Sep 20
Three people were killed Thursday morning in a shooting in northeast Maryland, according to a law enforcement official.

Schools Loosen Dress Codes That Targeted Girls

Schools Loosen Dress Codes That Targeted Girls

NEWS | Sep 20
Students can now wear tube tops, ripped jeans and even pajamas to school in Alameda, Calif., where the district relaxed its dress code in response to complaints that girls were being shamed for what they wear. But not all approve of the policy.

D.C. Gay Man was Viciously Jumped by a Gang of 5 - So He Wrote This

D.C. Gay Man was Viciously Jumped by a Gang of 5 - So He Wrote This

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 20
A resident of Washington, D.C. says that he and a friend were brutally assaulted by a gang of five attackers who jumped them because of their sexuality. But he reacted with courage rather than fear in a remarkable Insagram post.

NIH Funds HIV Study for Adolescents in Poor Countries

NIH Funds HIV Study for Adolescents in Poor Countries

NEWS | Sep 20
The study will support research to develop strategies to identify youth at risk of HIV infection and those living with HIV and to enroll them into medical care programs.


Entertainment

 Review :: Snapshots

Review :: Snapshots

MOVIES | By Kitty Drexel | Sep 20
Flashbacks tell us the story of Young Rose (Shannon Collis) and a years long secret romance with Louise.


Business

Former Exec Sues Spotify over Boys-Only Events and Pay

Former Exec Sues Spotify over Boys-Only Events and Pay

LEGAL | Sep 20
A former sales executive is suing Spotify for gender discrimination and equal pay violations, saying executives organized "boys' trips" that excluded women and that the company paid men more for the same work.


Technology

SpaceX's 1st Traveler is Moonstruck Japanese Fashion Tycoon

SpaceX's 1st Traveler is Moonstruck Japanese Fashion Tycoon

PERSONAL TECH | By Yuri Kageyama | Sep 20
The Japanese billionaire who Tesla chief Elon Musk says plans to blast off on the first-ever private commercial space trip aboard the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket often makes headlines in Japan.


Finance

New Medicare Advantage Tool to Lower Prices May Wreak Havoc

New Medicare Advantage Tool to Lower Prices May Wreak Havoc

HEALTH | Sep 18
Starting next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to add restrictions on expensive, injectable drugs administered by doctors to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration and other serious diseases.


Cars

Thousands of Cars Will Be Damaged by Florence's Floods

Thousands of Cars Will Be Damaged by Florence's Floods

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Sep 19
As flooding continues in the Carolinas after Hurricane Florence's massive rainfall, experts say high water will damage thousands of vehicles. Here are some answers to questions that might arise.


Style

Arak: A Taste of National Pride in Lebanon

Arak: A Taste of National Pride in Lebanon

FOOD/DRINK | By Fadi Tawil | Sep 20
Every part of Lebanon's national drink, arak, is infused with tradition — from distilling the aniseed-tinged liquor to the ritual of mixing it at the table, when the transparent liquid suddenly turns milky white as water is added.


Travel

Giant Bong, Huggable Buds: Marijuana Museum Opens In Vegas

Giant Bong, Huggable Buds: Marijuana Museum Opens In Vegas

NATIONAL | By Regina Garcia Cano | Sep 20
A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets. Las Vegas' newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis.


Nightlife

Dallas Pride Parade Part One :: September 16, 2018

Dallas Pride Parade Part One :: September 16, 2018

PHOTO ALBUMS | Sep 19
Crowds filled the streets to celebrate the 35th Alan Ross Freedom Parade for Pride 2018. The community was proud to honor gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez as well as Michael Doughman who is resigning as Executive Director after 18 years of service.