Gay News: The Latest

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.

Report: Catholic High School Teachers' Resignations Not So 'Voluntary' After All?

Report: Catholic High School Teachers' Resignations Not So 'Voluntary' After All?

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 24
Two Catholic high school teachers who "voluntarily resigned" may only have had a choice about when, not whether, to leave their jobs, news reports indicate.

Take the RED Shirt Challenge to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Gay Disney!

Take the RED Shirt Challenge to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Gay Disney!

NEWS | Feb 24
In honor of the 30th anniversary of "Gay Disney," the KindRED Pride Foundation has launched an international campaign to inspire one million people to wear RED on the first Saturday in June 2020.


News

Watch: 9-Year-Old Boy Asks Buttigieg to Help Him Come Out as Gay

Watch: 9-Year-Old Boy Asks Buttigieg to Help Him Come Out as Gay

POLITICS | Feb 24
A video of a nine-year-old boy asking Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to help him come out as gay during a campaign rally in Denver, Colo. is going viral this week.


Business

Liz Weston: Beware of These Overhyped Financial Strategies

Liz Weston: Beware of These Overhyped Financial Strategies

FINANCE | By Liz Weston | Feb 24
Before you buy any of the following, you'd be smart to investigate lower-cost alternatives and to consult an objective, knowledgeable third party, such as a fee-only financial planner.


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

Virus Pushes Beyond Asia, Taking Aim at Europe and Middle East

Virus Pushes Beyond Asia, Taking Aim at Europe and Middle East

INTERNATIONAL | By Kim Tong-Hyung, Matt Sedensky | Feb 24
The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the spread of an outbreak that showed signs of stabilizing at its Chinese epicenter but posed new threats far beyond.