Gay News: The Latest

World Leaders and Royalty Among Line-Up for Online Global Pride Event

World Leaders and Royalty Among Line-Up for Online Global Pride Event

NEWS | Jun 2
A worldwide LGBTQIA+ Pride event has announced the first wave of speakers and acts appearing at the online event on June 27, expected to attract up to 300 million viewers.

Social Media, Music World Go Dark for Black Out Tuesday

Social Media, Music World Go Dark for Black Out Tuesday

NEWS | By Mesfin Fekadu | Jun 2
Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world also went dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, joining voices around the world outraged by the killings of black people in the U.S.

Virginia County Pulls Officers from DC After Trump Photo-op

Virginia County Pulls Officers from DC After Trump Photo-op

NEWS | By Matthew Barakat | Jun 2
Arlington County, Virginia, pulled its officers out of the District of Columbia Monday night after they played a supporting role in clearing protesters from a park outside the White House so the president could walk to a church for a photo opportunity.

Biden: Trump 'Consumed' by Ego, Not Leading During Crisis

Biden: Trump 'Consumed' by Ego, Not Leading During Crisis

NEWS | By Steve Peoples and Will Weissert | Jun 2
Joe Biden blistered President Trump a day after police drove back peaceful protesters near the White House so Trump could pose with a Bible before a damaged church. Biden said Trump's "narcissism has become more important than the nation that he leads."

Dying Virtually: Pandemic Drives Medically Assisted Deaths Online

Dying Virtually: Pandemic Drives Medically Assisted Deaths Online

Medically assisted deaths in America are increasingly taking place online, from the initial doctor's visit to the ingestion of life-ending medications.

US Ambassador to Germany Resigns from Post, Deputy Stands In

US Ambassador to Germany Resigns from Post, Deputy Stands In

NEWS | Jun 2
The U.S. ambassador to Germany has resigned from his post and the State Department after two years in the job.

In Britain's Second Phase, Meeting Up with Strangers Still Not Allowed

In Britain's Second Phase, Meeting Up with Strangers Still Not Allowed

In the second phase of the lockdown in Britain, meeting up between strangers is still prohibited and subject to fine.

Will Temperature Checks of Employees Make Workplaces Safe?

Will Temperature Checks of Employees Make Workplaces Safe?

BUSINESS | Jun 2
People with the virus can be contagious without a fever, so it's still important for employers to increase space between workers, disinfect surfaces and encourage hand washing.

Anderson Cooper Critiques Trump Harshly for Attack Against Peaceful Protestors

Anderson Cooper Critiques Trump Harshly for Attack Against Peaceful Protestors

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 2
Out CNN anchor Anderson Cooper dragged President Trump during his June 1 broadcast for declaring himself an "ally" to peaceful protestors at very moment he was attacking them.

After Complaints, Grindr Will Finally Remove its 'Ethnicity Filter'

After Complaints, Grindr Will Finally Remove its 'Ethnicity Filter'

NEWS | Jun 2
The gay dating and hookup app Grindr took to social media this week to announce it is removing its "ethnicity filter" from the next version app after it drew criticism from its users.


News

Slightly Used News :: June 1, 2020

Slightly Used News :: June 1, 2020

NATIONAL | Jun 2
One Million Moms clutch their pearls over Disney's latest short, openly-gay PA Rep. Brian Sims rages, and EDGE says farewell to Larry Kramer. All this and more in this week's "Slightly Used News" - tune in now!


Technology

Gilead Says Drug Helped Moderately Ill Coronavirus Patients

Gilead Says Drug Helped Moderately Ill Coronavirus Patients

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione | Jun 2
A California biotech company says its experimental drug remdesivir improved symptoms when given for five days to moderately ill, hospitalized patients with COVID-19.


Finance

Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should be Free, But Who's Paying?

Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should be Free, But Who's Paying?

HEALTH | By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio | May 26
Hospitals around the country are afraid to send out hundreds of thousands of bills related to COVID-19 testing. That's because Congress mandated there would be no copays and no out-of-pocket costs for patients. But who's paying?


Travel

Greek Tourism Minister Says All Foreign Visitors Welcome

Greek Tourism Minister Says All Foreign Visitors Welcome

Jun 2
Greece is ready to welcome tourists from all over the world this summer but will be adhering to the advice of health experts to ensure it remains a safe destination in terms of the risk of coronavirus spread.


Nightlife

Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

Interim Mr. Gay World a Heroic Doctor Who Battled COVID-19

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | May 28
When Mr. Gay World 2020 had to be put off to next year, the plan was for first runner-up from 2019 to serve an interim term. Then an ironic twist emerged - one with a heroic tinge.