Gay News: The Latest

Out Pol Brian Sims Calls Republicans 'Callous Liars' in Not Reporting Colleague's Positive COVID-19 Status for a Week

Out Pol Brian Sims Calls Republicans 'Callous Liars' in Not Reporting Colleague's Positive COVID-19 Status for a Week

NEWS | By Robert Nesti | May 28
After one of his colleague's withheld his positive COVID-19 status for week, out Pennsylvania pol Brian Sims lashed back.

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

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

NEWS | 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.

Kathy Griffin Charges Back into Controversy with 'Air-Filled Syringe' for Trump Joke

Kathy Griffin Charges Back into Controversy with 'Air-Filled Syringe' for Trump Joke

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | May 28
Kathy Griffin has charged back into controversy with a wisecrack about a "Syringe with nothing but air inside it" — seemingly, her prescription for the current president.

Connecticut Transgender Policy Found to Violate Title IX

Connecticut Transgender Policy Found to Violate Title IX

NEWS | By Pat Eaton-Robb | May 28
A Connecticut policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports violates the civil rights of female athletes, the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has ruled.

My Mother Died of the Coronavirus. It's Time She Was Counted

My Mother Died of the Coronavirus. It's Time She Was Counted

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Elisabeth Rosenthal | May 28
Counting COVID deaths and cases has been turned into a battle of semantics, chance, bureaucracy, politics and immediate circumstance, rather than science.

IKEA Manager Charged for Firing Pole Over Anti-Gay Remarks

IKEA Manager Charged for Firing Pole Over Anti-Gay Remarks

NEWS | By Vanessa Gera | May 28
A Polish prosecutor has charged an IKEA manager with violating the religious rights of an employee sacked for voicing strong objections, within the company, to a corporate event supporting tolerance for LGBT people last year.

Anti-GLTBQ Group One Million Moms Seized by Vapors Over Gay-Themed Pixar Short Film 'Out'

Anti-GLTBQ Group One Million Moms Seized by Vapors Over Gay-Themed Pixar Short Film 'Out'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | May 28
Someone grab the smelling salts! Anti-LGBTQ group One Million Moms has noticed that Pixar has made a gay-themed short film called "Out" that's streaming now at Disney+.

Larry Kramer Used Voice, Pen to Raise Consciousness on AIDS

Larry Kramer Used Voice, Pen to Raise Consciousness on AIDS

NEWS | By Mark Kennedy | May 28
Time never softened the urgency of Larry Kramer's demands.

Trump Preparing Order Targeting Social Media Protections

Trump Preparing Order Targeting Social Media Protections

NEWS | By Zeke Miller | May 28
President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order Thursday aimed at curbing liability protections for social media companies, two days after he lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets.

PopUps: Carly Rae Jepsen Reveals She Made a New Album in Quarantine

PopUps: Carly Rae Jepsen Reveals She Made a New Album in Quarantine

ENTERTAINMENT | May 28
Less than a week after releasing a B-sides completion of her 2019 album "Dedicated," Carly Rae Jepsen said she's already made another full-length album while in quarantine.


News

Red Cross Reports 208 Covid-Related Attacks on Health Workers

Red Cross Reports 208 Covid-Related Attacks on Health Workers

CRIME | May 28
The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said it has recorded 208 COVID-19-related attacks against health workers and installations in 13 countries since March.


Technology

U.S. Death Toll from Coronavirus Surges Past 100,000 People

U.S. Death Toll from Coronavirus Surges Past 100,000 People

SCIENCE | By Carla K. Johnson, Susan Haigh, and Lisa Marie Pane | May 28
The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths. That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount.


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?


Style

Levi's Launches Pride Collection and OutRight Action International Partnership

Levi's Launches Pride Collection and OutRight Action International Partnership

CORPORATE | By Matthew Wexler | May 28
Levi's has released its latest Pride collection, adopting "Use Your Voice!" as a rallying cry, stating that this year's collection is all about maximizing self-expression.


Health/Fitness

Why Do People Commit Suicide? Mental Illness Isn't the Only Cause

Why Do People Commit Suicide? Mental Illness Isn't the Only Cause

HEALTH | May 28
The U.S. suicide rate has been increasing for decades. In 1999, the rate was about 10 suicides per 100,000 people. In 2017, it was just over 14 per 100,000 — a rise of 40% in only 18 years.


Nightlife

COVID-19 Leads to Closure of the Stud, SF's Oldest LGBT Bar

COVID-19 Leads to Closure of the Stud, SF's Oldest LGBT Bar

LATEST NEWS | By John Ferranini | May 21
The Stud, San Francisco's oldest continuously-operating LGBT club, will be closing its doors permanently, according to a news release from Honey Mahogany, a co-owner of the South of Market establishment.