Gay News: The Latest

Georgia Park with Confederate Sculpture Shuts Gates to White Supremacist Rally

Georgia Park with Confederate Sculpture Shuts Gates to White Supremacist Rally

NEWS | By Jeff Amy | Aug 15
Suburban Atlanta's Stone Mountain Park, home of a giant sculpture of Confederate leaders, says it will close its gates Saturday in the face of a planned right-wing rally.

Teen Leading in Kansas Race Admits Blackmail, Revenge Porn

Teen Leading in Kansas Race Admits Blackmail, Revenge Porn

NEWS | By John Hanna | Aug 15
Democrats are scrambling to deal with the strong possibility that a 19-year-old candidate for a Kansas House seat in Kansas City will unseat a veteran lawmaker despite making incendiary comments on social media.

Portland Police Declare Unlawful Assembly Amid Protests

Portland Police Declare Unlawful Assembly Amid Protests

NEWS | Aug 15
Portland police declared an unlawful assembly Friday night and ordered protesters to leave, saying people were throwing things at officers.

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.


News

Transgender Drag Performer Poised to Win Seat in Vermont State Legislature

Transgender Drag Performer Poised to Win Seat in Vermont State Legislature

POLITICS | 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.


Business

Census Bureau Adds Emails, Phone Calls to Door-Knocking

Census Bureau Adds Emails, Phone Calls to Door-Knocking

LEGAL | By Mike Schneider | Aug 15
If you haven't filled out the 2020 census form yet, you may be getting an email, call or questionnaire in the mail asking you to answer the questions.


Technology

Ex-Cop's Video Captures Crowd's Horror During Floyd Arrest

Ex-Cop's Video Captures Crowd's Horror During Floyd Arrest

PERSONAL TECH | By Jeff Baenen | Aug 15
Newly released body-camera video from a third officer involved in George Floyd's arrest captures for the first time the growing horror of onlookers who repeatedly pleaded with the officers to get off Floyd.


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.