Gay News: The Latest

Sentencing Date Set for NY Self-Help Guru in Sex Slave Case

Sentencing Date Set for NY Self-Help Guru in Sex Slave Case

NEWS | Aug 15
The leader of a cult-like self-improvement group in upstate New York who was convicted last year on charges that he turned some of his followers into sex slaves will face sentencing on Oct. 27, a judge said Friday.

Teens Attack Gay Couple, Wreck Apartment in France

Teens Attack Gay Couple, Wreck Apartment in France

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 15
A gay couple in Montpellier, France were harassed and attacked by a group of youths who inflicted heavy damage on their apartment and stole valuables.

'Succession' Star Nicholas Braun Writes A Virus Dating Song

'Succession' Star Nicholas Braun Writes A Virus Dating Song

ENTERTAINMENT | By Amanda Lee Myers | Aug 15
Actor Nicholas Braun, who plays fan favorite Cousin Greg on HBO's "Succession," has captured the fraught nature of dating during the pandemic in a catchy new punk song that started as a joke.

At Sturgis, Trump Supporters Look to Turn Bikers Into Voters

At Sturgis, Trump Supporters Look to Turn Bikers Into Voters

NEWS | By Stephen Groves | Aug 15
As the Trump campaign struggles to gain momentum less than 90 days from the election, Bikers for Trump has taken advantage of recent motorcycle rallies to make direct appeals to register to vote.

Out Alt-Rock Artist Kristen Ford Releases 'No Plans' EP

Out Alt-Rock Artist Kristen Ford Releases 'No Plans' EP

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 15
The Nashville-based, queer alternative rock artist Kristen Ford will release a new EP next month title "No Plans."

Not Real News: A Look At False Claims Around Kamala Harris

Not Real News: A Look At False Claims Around Kamala Harris

NEWS | By Ali Swenson, Amanda Seitz, and Beatrice Dupuy | Aug 15
This week the Not Real News focuses on false news that spread about Sen. Kamala Harris, announced Tuesday as presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden's running mate. Here are the facts.

Mississippi Flag Could Have Choctaw-Inspired Diamond Shape

Mississippi Flag Could Have Choctaw-Inspired Diamond Shape

NEWS | By Emily Wagster Pettus | Aug 15
The new Mississippi flag could include a magnolia or stars or representations of rivers. Or it could reflect the state's Native American heritage.

Surfer Saved After Friend Punches Shark in Australian Attack

Surfer Saved After Friend Punches Shark in Australian Attack

NEWS | Aug 15
A woman has survived a great white shark attack on Australia's east coast after her surfing companion repeatedly punched it until it let her go

California Wildfires Burn Amid High Risk of Brutal Blazes

California Wildfires Burn Amid High Risk of Brutal Blazes

NEWS | Aug 15
Bone-dry vegetation fueled three wildfires near Los Angeles amid warnings Friday that the risk of new blazes erupting was high as temperatures spike and humidity levels drop.

Study Hints, Can't Prove, Survivor Plasma Fights COVID-19

Study Hints, Can't Prove, Survivor Plasma Fights COVID-19

TECHNOLOGY | By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 15
It's a go-to tactic when new diseases come along, and history suggests it works against some, but not all, infections.


News

Georgia Park with Confederate Sculpture Shuts Gates to White Supremacist Rally

Georgia Park with Confederate Sculpture Shuts Gates to White Supremacist Rally

NATIONAL | 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.


Entertainment

34 of the Best LGBTQ Tweets This Week

34 of the Best LGBTQ Tweets This Week

CULTURE | 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!


Business

Millennial Money: Smart Moves When Cash is Tighter than Time

Millennial Money: Smart Moves When Cash is Tighter than Time

FINANCE | By Gregory Karp, NerdWallet | Aug 15
Lots of people have more time than money nowadays. If you're one, optimize that extra time by making smart financial moves that won't cost a dime.


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

Edmunds: Top Picks for Road Trip Vehicles with Maximum Range

Edmunds: Top Picks for Road Trip Vehicles with Maximum Range

AUTO NEWS | By Travis Langness | Aug 15
A typical gasoline-powered vehicle can make it about 300-400 miles before needing to stop for gas. Edmunds' experts have evaluated four vehicles with significantly greater-than-average EPA-estimated ranges.


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.