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The Long But Hidden History of Queer Women in Sport

The Long But Hidden History of Queer Women in Sport

NEWS | Aug 2

A queer athlete, sports enthusiast, and sociologist searches for stories about queer women who earned their livelihood playing sports.

Tempting Tastes Around the US Celebrate Peru's Bicentennial

Tempting Tastes Around the US Celebrate Peru's Bicentennial

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | Aug 2

Though a visit to South America's northwest coast may be a bit out of reach these days, there are exceptional places stateside to celebrate Peru's independence, along with nearby LGBTQ hot spots.

NYC's Hell's Kitchen Nightlife Bounces Back With New Openings

NYC's Hell's Kitchen Nightlife Bounces Back With New Openings

STYLE | By Ryan Leeds | Aug 2

The the Roarin' 20s have begun! New York City's queer hub — Hell's Kitchen — bursts back to life with a slate of new LGBTQ bar openings that promises to revitalize the neighborhood for locals and tourists alike.

Kathy Griffin Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Will Undergo Surgery

Kathy Griffin Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Will Undergo Surgery

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 2

Edgy comedian and longtime LGBTQ ally Kathy Griffin revealed she has been diagnosed with lung cancer and will undergo surgery to remove half of her left lung.

Governors Ball Drops DaBaby Following Homophobic Remarks

Governors Ball Drops DaBaby Following Homophobic Remarks

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 2

Not long after Lollapalooza pulled the rapper from headlining its event due to his recent anti-gay comments, the Governors Ball has followed suit by dropping DaBaby from its lineup as well.

Watch: Fans Marvel at Gay Olympian Tom Daley's Knitting

Watch: Fans Marvel at Gay Olympian Tom Daley's Knitting

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 2

Out Olympic diver Tom Daley thrilled fans with his gold medal win on July 26. Now, he's thrilling them all over again —┬áthis time, for his impressive knitting skills.

Laurel Hubbard a Non-Finisher in Olympic Weightlifting

Laurel Hubbard a Non-Finisher in Olympic Weightlifting

NEWS | By James Ellingworth and Sally Ho | Aug 2

Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard made her mark by competing in the women's weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics, but couldn't complete a lift.

Wu-Tang Clan Album Sale Pays Off Martin Shkreli's Court Debt

Wu-Tang Clan Album Sale Pays Off Martin Shkreli's Court Debt

NEWS | By Larry Neumeister | Aug 2

An unreleased Wu-Tang Clan album forfeited by Martin Shkreli after his securities fraud conviction was sold last week for an undisclosed sum.

Viva Italia! Olympic Golds Follow Soccer and Song Successes

Viva Italia! Olympic Golds Follow Soccer and Song Successes

NEWS | By Andrew Dampf | Aug 2

The first hints that this was Italy's year came when Italian band Maneskin won the popular Eurovision Song Contest in May.

Watch: Queer People Are the Most Vicious at Cancel Culture, Says Blogger Joe Rogan

Watch: Queer People Are the Most Vicious at Cancel Culture, Says Blogger Joe Rogan

NEWS | Aug 1

Ever wonder who cracked the cancel code? None other than blogger Joe Rogan, who maintains that queer people are the worst practitioners of cancel culture out of revenge.

News

Florida Breaks Record for COVID -19 Hospitalizations

Florida Breaks Record for COVID -19 Hospitalizations

NEWS | By Mike Schneider | Aug 2

A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida on Sunday broke a previous record for current hospitalizations set more than a year ago before vaccines were available.

Entertainment

Watch Marc Huestis' 1982 Film 'Whatever Happened to Susan Jane?' Free Online

Watch Marc Huestis' 1982 Film 'Whatever Happened to Susan Jane?' Free Online

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jim Provenzano | Aug 2

Marc Heustis' eccentric and campy film 'Whatever Happened to Susan Jane' embodies the early 1980s of New Wave, drag queens and wild characters through the misadventures of runaway Virginia housewife. Watch it free online.

Business

Pandemic Eviction Crisis Leads To Greater Tenant Protections

Pandemic Eviction Crisis Leads To Greater Tenant Protections

BUSINESS | By Michael Casey and Ben Finley | Aug 1

There is a growing national movement — bolstered by tens of billions of dollars in federal rental assistance — to find ways to keep millions of at-risk tenants hurt by the coronavirus pandemic in their homes.

Technology

Robotic Police Dogs: Useful Hounds or Dehumanizing Machines?

Robotic Police Dogs: Useful Hounds or Dehumanizing Machines?

TECHNOLOGY | By Matt O'Brien | Jul 31

Privacy watchdogs — the human kind — warn that police are secretly rushing to buy the robots without setting safeguards against aggressive, invasive or dehumanizing uses.

Finance

Study: Gay and Bi Men Earn Less, Lesbians Earn More, Than Straight Counterparts

Study: Gay and Bi Men Earn Less, Lesbians Earn More, Than Straight Counterparts

FINANCE | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 31

The tattered myth that gays are generally better off than their heterosexual peers took another hit with a new study that reconfirms gay and bisexual men earn less than straight men do.

Cars

Edmunds' Guide to Vehicle History Reports

Edmunds' Guide to Vehicle History Reports

CARS | By Ronald Montoya, Edmunds | Jul 31

Several companies sell vehicle history reports, promising to reveal the past of any given vehicle. In this article, we'll take a look at the two largest vehicle history report providers.

Health/Fitness

Fauci: More 'Pain And Suffering' Ahead as Covid Cases Rise

Fauci: More 'Pain And Suffering' Ahead as Covid Cases Rise

Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that more "pain and suffering" is on the horizon as COVID-19 cases climb again and officials plead with unvaccinated Americans to get their shots.

Travel

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jul 30

Nearly one in five flight attendants say they have witnessed physical incidents involving passengers this year, and their union is calling for criminal prosecution of people who act up on planes.

Nightlife

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

NIGHTLIFE | By Naveen Kumar | Aug 1

The idea that sexual desire might be understood as mere preference — like a favorite ice cream flavor — is reductive. "Just a preference" is a familiar and reflexive shield for what experts call racialized sexual discrimination.