Gay News: The Latest

Pines Party Beach Party :: July 24, 2021

Pines Party Beach Party :: July 24, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | Jul 29
Return to Wonderland was the theme of Pines Party 2021 featuring headlining DJ's David Morales, Calagna, Abel and Danny Kravits.

MAGA(Y)-Supporter Brandon Straka Plans Comeback with Stealth Fundraiser

MAGA(Y)-Supporter Brandon Straka Plans Comeback with Stealth Fundraiser

NEWS | Jul 29
Brandon Straka, the out MAGA-supporting pundit who was arrested for his role in the Capitol Riot, is planning a come back ... on the down low.

Gus Kenworthy Doesn't Like Being Called Colton Underwood's 'Gay Guide'

Gus Kenworthy Doesn't Like Being Called Colton Underwood's 'Gay Guide'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 29
Gus Kenworthy welcomed the opportunity to assist out ex-Bachelor Colton Underwood in his coming out experience, but he doesn't like being called his "gay guide."

NYC's Hell's Kitchen Nightlife Bounces Back With New Openings

NYC's Hell's Kitchen Nightlife Bounces Back With New Openings

STYLE | By Ryan Leeds | Jul 29
The the Roarin' 20s have begun! New York City's queer hub — Hell's Kitchen — bursts back to life with a slate of new LGBTQ bar openings that promises to revitalize the neighborhood for locals and tourists alike.

MacKenzie Scott, French Gates Join to Fund Gender Equality

MacKenzie Scott, French Gates Join to Fund Gender Equality

ENTERTAINMENT | By Haleluya Hadero | Jul 29
An initiative from Melinda French Gates, MacKenzie Scott and the family foundation of billionaire Lynn Schusterman awarded $40 million Thursday to four promoting gender equality projects.

In 'Amour & After,' Melissa Errico Continues Her Love Affair With Composer Michel Legrand

In 'Amour & After,' Melissa Errico Continues Her Love Affair With Composer Michel Legrand

ENTERTAINMENT | By John Amodeo | Jul 29
Broadway and cabaret performer Melissa Errico met Michel Legrand when she was cast in his 2003 musical "Amour." She continues her love affair with his music with her new show "Amour & After," which she discusses in this interview.

Pines Party Pool Party :: July 24, 2021

Pines Party Pool Party :: July 24, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | Jul 29
The Fire Island Pines Pool Party, or Mad Hatter's Tea Dance, was held on the Great South Bay with an open bar and DJ's Lupe Fuentes, Scott Martin and Someone From Berlin.

Watch: Drag Queen Story Hour at Museum Canceled Following 'Overwhelming' Hate, Death Threats

Watch: Drag Queen Story Hour at Museum Canceled Following 'Overwhelming' Hate, Death Threats

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 29
A private, after-hours Drag Story Hour that was scheduled to take place at a museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, was canceled following a deluge of threats — some of which on the lives of the organizers.

Todd Stephens' 'Swan Song' of Joy

Todd Stephens' 'Swan Song' of Joy

ARTS & CULTURE | By Gregg Shapiro | Jul 29
Todd Stephens, the writer-director of the acclaimed new film "Swan Song," discusses the culmination of his "Sandusky trilogy," working with actor Udo Kier, and returning to his hometown to film the unique gay "comeback" tale of a retired hairdresser.

Britain Ends Quarantine for Vaccinated Visitors from US, EU

Britain Ends Quarantine for Vaccinated Visitors from US, EU

NEWS | By Jill Lawless | Jul 29
Fully vaccinated travelers from the United States and much of Europe will be able to enter Britain without quarantining starting next week, U.K. officials said Wednesday — a move welcomed by Britain's ailing travel industry.


Entertainment

'Arthur' to End on PBS Kids after 25-Season Stint

'Arthur' to End on PBS Kids after 25-Season Stint

TELEVISION | Jul 29
PBS Kids plans to end the long-running children's series after 25 seasons, said an original developer of the show during a podcast released Wednesday. The final season will air in 2022.


Business

Robinhood Makes Its Debut on Wall Street

Robinhood Makes Its Debut on Wall Street

By Stan Choe and Alex Veiga | Jul 29
Robinhood is selling its own stock Thursday on Wall Street, the very place the online brokerage has rattled with its stated goal of democratizing finance.


Technology

Russian Lab Module Docks with Space Station after 8-Day Trip

Russian Lab Module Docks with Space Station after 8-Day Trip

SCIENCE | Jul 29
Russia's long-delayed lab module successfully docked with the International Space Station on Thursday, eight days after it was launched from the Russian space launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.


Finance

When It Can be a Good Idea to Co-Sign for Your Young Adult

When It Can be a Good Idea to Co-Sign for Your Young Adult

By Ben O'Shea, Nerdwallet | Jul 29
If you're the parent of a young adult, you may be asked to co-sign for a car loan or an apartment lease. Before you agree, know what's at stake.


Cars

Volkswagen Earnings Beat Pre-pandemic Pevels on Luxury Makes

Volkswagen Earnings Beat Pre-pandemic Pevels on Luxury Makes

AUTO NEWS | By David McHugh | Jul 29
Germany's auto industry showed more strong results Thursday as Volkswagen's earnings and profit margins beat pre-pandemic levels and the company raised its profit outlook for the year.


Health/Fitness

New CDC Guidelines Set off Rush to Reimpose Mask Mandates

New CDC Guidelines Set off Rush to Reimpose Mask Mandates

HEALTH | Jul 29
New guidance from the federal government set off mask rules across the nation Wednesday as cities, states, schools and businesses raced to restore mandates and others pushed back.


Travel

COVID-19 Rates a Worry as 1 Million Head for Iowa State Fair

COVID-19 Rates a Worry as 1 Million Head for Iowa State Fair

By David Pitt | Jul 29
With coronavirus cases rising throughout Iowa and around the nation, health experts are becoming increasingly worried about next month's Iowa State Fair, which will bring more than 1 million people to Des Moines.


Nightlife

Boston Club To Enforce COVID Vaccination Requirement for Entry

Boston Club To Enforce COVID Vaccination Requirement for Entry

NATIONAL | Jul 27
In what may be the first move for LGBTQ businesses in Boston, Jacques' Cabaret — a popular nightclub that caters to drag performers — announced that it has made changes to its COVID-19 protocols, which requires proof of vaccination.