LGBTQ News and More

Diana Doc 'The Princess' Flips the Focus

Diana Doc 'The Princess' Flips the Focus

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Aug 12

The last thing the world needs, you might think, is another Princess Diana documentary, yet documentarian Ed Perkins managed to find a novel take.

Drag Race Driver Travis Shumake Wants to Open Doors in the Sport

Drag Race Driver Travis Shumake Wants to Open Doors in the Sport

NEWS | Aug 12

Out drag race driver Travis Shumake takes Pride to a Kansas racing strip next month thanks to Visit Topeka and Pride Kansas. He hopes to bring his LGBTQ+ identity to the sport.

Mommie Dearest: 28-Year-Old Gay Man Discovers Homophobic Mom Seeking to Ban LGBTQ Books

Mommie Dearest: 28-Year-Old Gay Man Discovers Homophobic Mom Seeking to Ban LGBTQ Books

NEWS | Aug 12

Twenty-eight-year-old San Diego resident Weston Brown felt his heart tighten as he looked at a Twitter post: it was his mother on video slamming LGBTQ+ books.

Anne Heche Remains On Life Support For Donor Evaluation

Anne Heche Remains On Life Support For Donor Evaluation

NEWS | By Lynn Elber | Aug 12

Anne Heche remains on life support and under evaluation for organ donation after a car crash that led to her brain death, a representative for the actor said Friday.

JK Rowling Slams London's Globe Theatre for Non-Binary Joan of Arc Portrayal

JK Rowling Slams London's Globe Theatre for Non-Binary Joan of Arc Portrayal

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 12

The "Harry Potter" author joined a growing group of women's rights campaigners who said the non-binary portrayal was "insulting and damaging."

All the Gay Icons Coming to 'American Horror Story' Season 11

All the Gay Icons Coming to 'American Horror Story' Season 11

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 12

There is a growing list of gay icons coming to season 11 of "American Horror Story."

Warnings of Monkeypox Outbreak Were Ignored for Years, Reports Washington Post

Warnings of Monkeypox Outbreak Were Ignored for Years, Reports Washington Post

NEWS | Aug 12

Warnings about the possibility of monkeypox becoming a crisis were raised over the past decade from two different sources, but were ignored, the Washington Post reports.

Anne Heche on Life Support, Survival of Crash 'Not Expected'

Anne Heche on Life Support, Survival of Crash 'Not Expected'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber and Andrew Dalton | Aug 12

Anne Heche is on life support after suffering a brain injury in a fiery crash a week ago and her survival isn't expected, according to a statement from a representative.

Author Salman Rushdie Attacked on Lecture Stage in New York

Author Salman Rushdie Attacked on Lecture Stage in New York

NEWS | By Joshua Goodman | Aug 12

Salman Rushdie, the author whose writing led to death threats from Iran in the 1980s, was attacked Friday as he was about to give a lecture in western New York.

Watch: Religious School Turns Away 5-Year-Old after Lesbian Aunts Adopt Her

Watch: Religious School Turns Away 5-Year-Old after Lesbian Aunts Adopt Her

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 12

A same-sex couple who adopted their orphaned niece were shocked when a Baptist school refused to allow the child into its kindergarten.

News

Conservative Push to Alter Constitution Focuses on Primaries

Conservative Push to Alter Constitution Focuses on Primaries

NEWS | By Nicholas Riccardi | Aug 12

Much of the money comes from groups that do not have to disclose their donors, masking the identity of who is funding the push to change the Constitution.

Entertainment

'South Park' Enjoys a Silver Anniversary of Satire

'South Park' Enjoys a Silver Anniversary of Satire

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Aug 13

Reaching the age of 25 is usually a sign of hitting adulthood, a signal to put away all childish things. Not for "South Park" and stars Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman.

Business

J&J to End Sales of Baby Powder with Talc Globally Next Year

J&J to End Sales of Baby Powder with Talc Globally Next Year

BUSINESS | Aug 12

Johnson & Johnson is pulling baby powder containing talc worldwide next year after it did the same in the U.S. and Canada amid thousands of lawsuits claiming it caused cancer.

Technology

FTC Looking at Rules to Corral Tech Firms' Data Collection

FTC Looking at Rules to Corral Tech Firms' Data Collection

TECHNOLOGY | By Marcy Gordon | Aug 12

Whether it's the fitness tracker on your wrist, the "smart" home appliances in your house or the latest kids' fad going viral, they all produce a trove of personal data for big tech companies.

Finance

Over $2B Announced for Roads, Bridges, Bike Lanes Across U.S.

Over $2B Announced for Roads, Bridges, Bike Lanes Across U.S.

FINANCE | By Terry Tang and David A. Lieb | Aug 12

U.S. transportation officials announced $2.2 billion for local infrastructure projects on Thursday, paving the way for new bridges, roads, bike lanes, railways and ports in scores of communities.

Cars

Kia/Hyundai Seat Belt Pretensioners under Investigation

Kia/Hyundai Seat Belt Pretensioners under Investigation

CARS | Aug 12

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a query into seat belt pretensioners on certain 2020-2022 Kia/Hyundai vehicles, saying that they may rupture or explode.

Style

Skin Cycling: The Hot New Trend that will Transform your Skin

Skin Cycling: The Hot New Trend that will Transform your Skin

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 10

In an age where trends come and go in the blink of an eye, it's worth discussing when something comes along that is actually beneficial to the skin.

Health/Fitness

CDC Drops Quarantine, Distancing Recommendations for COVID

CDC Drops Quarantine, Distancing Recommendations for COVID

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Mike Stobbe and Collin Binkley | Aug 12

The nation's top public health agency relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines Thursday, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person.

Travel

New Zealand Welcomes Back First Cruise Ship Since COVID Hit

New Zealand Welcomes Back First Cruise Ship Since COVID Hit

TRAVEL | By Nick Perry | Aug 12

New Zealand on Friday welcomed the first cruise ship to return since the coronavirus pandemic began, signaling a long-sought return to normalcy for the nation's tourism industry.

Nightlife

Anti Violence Project Pink Party In The Pines :: August 6, 2022

Anti Violence Project Pink Party In The Pines :: August 6, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 8

The Anti Violence Project threw The Pink Party, celebrating the lives and victories of the LGBTQ community in Fire Island Pines, complete with drag performances by Shequida, Egypt and Nutwater, and featuring DJ Matty Glitterati.