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Post Office Warns States Across U.S. About Mail Voting

Post Office Warns States Across U.S. About Mail Voting

NEWS | By Brian Slodysko | Aug 15
The U.S. Postal Service is warning states coast to coast that it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, even if mailed by state deadlines.

Freed from Belarus Jails, Protesters Recount Beatings

Freed from Belarus Jails, Protesters Recount Beatings

NEWS | By Yuras Karmanau | Aug 15
They emerged dazed, shaken and in tears from the detention center in Minsk, to be met by waiting relatives. They displayed the black-and-blue bruises on their bodies, saying police had beaten them mercilessly.

Women Say They Will Fight Sexism, 'Ugly' Attacks on Harris

Women Say They Will Fight Sexism, 'Ugly' Attacks on Harris

NEWS | By Sara Burnett | Aug 15
Women's groups put the media on notice in recent days that they will call out bias — one campaign is dubbed "We Have Her Back" — and established a "war room" to refute sexist or false attacks as they happen.

34 of the Best LGBTQ Tweets This Week

34 of the Best LGBTQ Tweets This Week

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 14
A round up of the best LGBTQ tweets from this week, including reactions to Kamala Harris, "Drag Race," Dolly Parton, thirst traps and more!

Andrew Lloyd Webber Receives COVID-19 Trial Vaccine

Andrew Lloyd Webber Receives COVID-19 Trial Vaccine

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 14
The legendary musical theater composer participated in a University of Oxford trial, receiving an experimental coronavirus vaccine.

Gay Former Trump Appointee Criticizes Biden VP Pick in Odd Tweet

Gay Former Trump Appointee Criticizes Biden VP Pick in Odd Tweet

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 14
Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and staunch Trump supporter Richard Grenell — an openly gay man — tweeted a somewhat peculiar response to the Biden campaign's choice of Kamala Harris (D-CA) as a running mate.

Watch: Marge Simpson Uses Her Voice to Call Out Trump Adviser

Watch: Marge Simpson Uses Her Voice to Call Out Trump Adviser

NEWS | By Lynn Elber | Aug 14
Marge Simpson has advice for a lawyer with the Trump campaign: Do not name call.

Watch: TikTok Star Cash Baker Condemns LGBTQ Community, Faces Backlash

Watch: TikTok Star Cash Baker Condemns LGBTQ Community, Faces Backlash

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 14
Over this last week, Cash Baker, a 17-year-old Christian TikTok star, posted a series of homophobic, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic videos that have upset followers.

Transgender Drag Performer Poised to Win Seat in Vermont State Legislature

Transgender Drag Performer Poised to Win Seat in Vermont State Legislature

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 14
This week, Taylor Small, an LGBTQ Victory Fund-endorsed candidate, won her primary for a House seat in Vermont and looks on track to become the first out trans person ever elected to the state legislature.

Meet the 'Demisexuals' — A Happily Married Mormon Couple Both Attracted to Men

Meet the 'Demisexuals' — A Happily Married Mormon Couple Both Attracted to Men

NEWS | Aug 14
Can a man and a woman be happily married when both are attracted to the same sex? For a Utah couple, the answer is yes.


Entertainment

Review: 'Stage Mother" is a Frothy Crowd-Pleaser

Review: 'Stage Mother" is a Frothy Crowd-Pleaser

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Aug 14
Two-time Academy Award Nominee Jacki Weaver steals this delightful, campy comedy, and is a sheer joy to watch.


Business

Apple, Google Drop Fortnite from App Stores Over Payments

Apple, Google Drop Fortnite from App Stores Over Payments

CULTURE | By Mae Anderson | Aug 14
Apple and Google dropped the popular game Fortnite from their app stores after the game's developer introduced a direct payment plan that bypasses their platforms.


Technology

Thai Scientists Catch Bats to Trace Virus Origins

Thai Scientists Catch Bats to Trace Virus Origins

SCIENCE | By Sakhchai Lalit | Aug 13
Researchers in Thailand have been trekking though the countryside to catch bats in their caves in an effort to trace the murky origins of the coronavirus.


Cars

Fiat Chrysler Calls GM's Bribery Allegations 'Preposterous'

Fiat Chrysler Calls GM's Bribery Allegations 'Preposterous'

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 13
Allegations by General Motors that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bribed union officials are "preposterous" and read like a script from a "third-rate spy movie," FCA lawyers wrote in court documents filed Monday.


Health/Fitness

Why New Trump Rulings Protect Trans Prejudice in COVID-19 Era

Why New Trump Rulings Protect Trans Prejudice in COVID-19 Era

NATIONAL | Aug 14
Last month, the Trump administration announced a reversal of a Department of Health and Human Services administrative rule, erasing protections for transgender patients.


Travel

By Sea, Rail or Air, Brits Scramble to Get Out of France

By Sea, Rail or Air, Brits Scramble to Get Out of France

By Pan Pylas, Sylvie Corbert | Aug 14
The exodus was prompted by the British government's decision late Thursday to take France off a list of nations exempt from traveler quarantine requirements because of a sharp rise there in new virus infections.


Nightlife

Summer Flashback: Ptown Carnival, Part 1

Summer Flashback: Ptown Carnival, Part 1

CULTURE | Aug 10
Provincetown Carnival attracts somewhere near 80,000 people to the town for the celebrations - something impossible in this year of COVID. The event was scheduled to begin this Friday. Here's a look back at carnival past - part 1 of 2.