Gay News: The Latest

Gay Officer Who Settled Suit Will Resign from Diversity Unit

Gay Officer Who Settled Suit Will Resign from Diversity Unit

NEWS | Aug 3
A gay St. Louis County police lieutenant who settled a discrimination lawsuit against the police department for $10.25 million said Friday he is resigning from his job as commander of the department's new diversity and inclusion unit.

Trial Starts in Case of Mutilated, Murdered Transgender Teen

Trial Starts in Case of Mutilated, Murdered Transgender Teen

NEWS | Aug 3
A trial is set to start Monday for a man charged in the 2017 killing of a transgender teen whose eyes were gouged out and whose body was set on fire in southwest Missouri.

Microsoft Confirms Talks Seeking to Buy US Arm of TikTok

Microsoft Confirms Talks Seeking to Buy US Arm of TikTok

NEWS | By Cathy Bussewitz | Aug 3
Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship surrounding such an acquisition.

Protests in the Long Term: How Is a Lasting Legacy Cemented?

Protests in the Long Term: How Is a Lasting Legacy Cemented?

NEWS | By David Crary | Aug 3
What sort of staying power does it take for a protest movement to be judged a success?

Tamar Braxton Pays Tribute to Boyfriend for 'Saving My Life'

Tamar Braxton Pays Tribute to Boyfriend for 'Saving My Life'

Tamar Braxton is thanking her boyfriend for "saving my life" after her hospitalization last month.

'If Not Now, When?': Black Women Seize Political Spotlight

'If Not Now, When?': Black Women Seize Political Spotlight

NEWS | By Claire Galofaro and Kat Stafford | Aug 3
Black women are mobilized and demanding an overdue return on their investment. Over the last several years and across America, Black women ran and won elections in historic numbers, from Congress to county school boards.

RNC: Decision on Private Trump Renomination Vote Not Final

RNC: Decision on Private Trump Renomination Vote Not Final

NEWS | By Kevin Freking | Aug 3
The vote to renominate President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention said on Saturday, citing the coronavirus.

With Brand Tarnished, Ellen Plans Return to Work

With Brand Tarnished, Ellen Plans Return to Work

"Will she or won't she," wondered Hollywood this weekend as speculation grew that Ellen DeGeneres would be leaving her daily show. But the latest reports has her returning to her show next month.

SpaceX Capsule and NASA Crew Make 1st Splashdown in 45 Years

SpaceX Capsule and NASA Crew Make 1st Splashdown in 45 Years

NEWS | By Marcia Dunn | Aug 2
Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.

Julianne Moore Unhappy with IndieWire's Treatment of Her 'Kids Are All Right' Comment

Julianne Moore Unhappy with IndieWire's Treatment of Her 'Kids Are All Right' Comment

Julianne Moore is unhappy with IndieWire over their coverage of her "The Kids Are All Right" comment about her having regret about playing one-half of the LGBTQ couple at the center of the queer dramedy.


News

Clock Is Ticking on Trump Comeback as Early Voting Nears

Clock Is Ticking on Trump Comeback as Early Voting Nears

POLITICS | By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller | Aug 2
President Donald Trump is privately reassuring Republicans anxious about his deficits to Democrat Joe Biden, noting there are three months until Election Day and reminding them of the late-breaking events that propelled his 2016 comeback.


Entertainment

Singer, Songwriter, Bear Lover Tom Goss Ready to Launch New Single

Singer, Songwriter, Bear Lover Tom Goss Ready to Launch New Single

MUSIC | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 2
Tom Goss, the creative force behind the anthemic "Bears," is poised to release a new musical paean to the large, the furry, the cuddly... and the nerdy. August 4 can't come soon enough!


Business

Microsoft in Advanced Talks to Buy TikTok's US Business

Microsoft in Advanced Talks to Buy TikTok's US Business

INTERNATIONAL | By Tali Arbel and Anne D'Innocenzio | Aug 2
Microsoft is in advanced talks to buy the U.S. operations of TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.


Technology

Isaias Nears Virus-Hit Florida After Lashing the Bahamas

Isaias Nears Virus-Hit Florida After Lashing the Bahamas

NATIONAL | By Tamara Lush and Dánica Coto | Aug 2
Early bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida's east coast before dawn Sunday as authorities warily eyed the approaching storm, which threatened to snarl efforts to quell surging cases of the coronavirus across the region.


Cars

Edmunds: 5 Fast and Luxurious Small SUVs

Edmunds: 5 Fast and Luxurious Small SUVs

AUTO NEWS | By Ryan ZumMallen, Edmunds | Aug 1
Many luxury automakers have recently introduced new performance-focused versions of their small SUVs that can rival top-end sport sedans for power and thrills.


Style

DIY Cocktails: 5 Iconic Destination Drinks to Make at Home

DIY Cocktails: 5 Iconic Destination Drinks to Make at Home

FOOD/DRINK | By Kelsy Chauvin | Jul 31
While travel may temporarily be on hold, live vicariously through these signature cocktails and discover their origins at some of the world's most iconic bars.


Health/Fitness

Avoiding Care During the Pandemic Could Mean Life or Death

Avoiding Care During the Pandemic Could Mean Life or Death

HEALTH | By John M. Glionna | Aug 2
The coronavirus has so diminished trust in the U.S. medical system that even people with obstructed bowels, chest pain and stroke symptoms are ignoring danger signs and staying out of the emergency room, with potentially mortal consequences.


Travel

Sleepy Lions, Empty Bars, Lost Jobs: a World Without Tourism

Sleepy Lions, Empty Bars, Lost Jobs: a World Without Tourism

INTERNATIONAL | By John Leicester, Rod Mcguirk and Arno Pedram | Aug 1
For growing numbers of businesses and individuals who depend on the global tourism industry, the question is not so much when the coronavirus pandemic will end but how and if they'll survive until business picks up.


Nightlife

Summer Flashback: Fire Island

Summer Flashback: Fire Island

CULTURE | Aug 2
Fire Island remains one of the major summer destinations as the place to relax and party during summer. But this year public events are out, officially at least. Here's a look back at some of them - from drag flotillas to beach parties.