Gay New York City: The Latest

Ali Forney Center's Oasis Party @ The Lighthouse :: July 19, 2017
New York City, NY

Ali Forney Center's Oasis Party @ The Lighthouse :: July 19, 2017

NIGHTLIFE | Jul 20
The Ali Forney Center held its annual summer benefit Oasis Party at The Lighthouse, Chelsea Piers with performances by Sherry Vine, Ginger Minj and music by The Misshapes.

A Mo and a Bro Walk Into a Sit-Com in 'Stray,' Streaming on Dekkoo July 21

A Mo and a Bro Walk Into a Sit-Com in 'Stray,' Streaming on Dekkoo July 21

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 20
On July 21, gay streaming service Dekkoo will release "Stray," a bromantic comedy series in which Jay, a brash gay dude, and Rich, a nerdy straight guy, talk sex and relationships while reconnecting in New York City years after college.

OJ Simpson Granted Parole in Nevada Robbery

OJ Simpson Granted Parole in Nevada Robbery

NEWS | Jul 20
O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.

Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington Dies in LA at 41

Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington Dies in LA at 41

NEWS | Jul 20
The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday. He was 41.

Radio Ad Campaign Opposes Texas 'Bathroom Bill'

Radio Ad Campaign Opposes Texas 'Bathroom Bill'

NEWS | Jul 20
Texas' largest business lobbying group is announcing a radio campaign opposing a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" being revived in the Legislature.

Rhode Island Passes Law Banning Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors

Rhode Island Passes Law Banning Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors

NEWS | Jul 20
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has passed a bill into law banning licensed health care providers from using so-called gay conversion therapy to change a minor's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Man Sues 4 Members of Congress for Displaying Pride Flags, Claims Gay is a 'Religion'

Man Sues 4 Members of Congress for Displaying Pride Flags, Claims Gay is a 'Religion'

NEWS | Jul 20
The lawsuits argue that homosexuality is qualified as "a religion" and that the Pride flag is considered a religious symbol for the "homosexual denomination."

16-Year-Old From Minnesota ID'd as Victim of John Wayne Gacy

16-Year-Old From Minnesota ID'd as Victim of John Wayne Gacy

NEWS | By Don Babwin and Jeff Baenen | Jul 20
After running away from his Minnesota home in 1976, 16-year-old Jimmy Haakenson called his mother, told her he was in Chicago, then disappeared forever.

For Many African Girls, Menstruation Means Humiliation

For Many African Girls, Menstruation Means Humiliation

NEWS | By Rodney Muhumuza | Jul 20
Menstrual hygiene has emerged as a serious, and often emotional, subject in Africa, where some experts say governments must supply free sanitary pads to schoolgirls who often are at risk of dropping out because of embarrassment.

Singer Who Went Viral for Covering Gaga as a Boy Comes Out as Gay

Singer Who Went Viral for Covering Gaga as a Boy Comes Out as Gay

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 20
A singer who went viral when he was just 12 years old for covering Lady Gaga's hit "Paparazzi" and later appeared on the "Ellen Degeneres Show" came out as gay this week.

House Maintains Funding for Most HIV and Hepatitis Programs

House Maintains Funding for Most HIV and Hepatitis Programs

NEWS | Jul 20
Last night, the HHS approved a funding bill that maintains funding for most domestic HIV and hepatitis programs, however it eliminates and cuts critical programs essential to addressing HIV/AIDS, including the Minority AIDS Initiative.


Entertainment

 Review :: Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic
New York City, NY

Review :: Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic

THEATRE | By Daniel Neiden | Jul 20
"Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic" brings its Harry Potter-influenced redux to the New World Stages for an extended run.

 Review :: Iron Maiden. Xfinity Center, July 19, 2017

Review :: Iron Maiden. Xfinity Center, July 19, 2017

MUSIC | By James Nadeau | Jul 20
Known for their elaborate staging and dynamic presence, Iron Maiden's appearance at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield was a sight to behold.


Business

House Approves Delay of Obama-Era Smog Reductions

House Approves Delay of Obama-Era Smog Reductions

LEGAL | By Michael Biesecker | Jul 20
The House voted Tuesday to pass a Republican-backed bill delaying implementation of Obama-era reductions in smog-causing air pollutants.


Cars

Daimler to Recall 3 Million Vehicles to Ease Diesel Doubts

Daimler to Recall 3 Million Vehicles to Ease Diesel Doubts

AUTO NEWS | By David McHugh | Jul 19
German automaker Daimler will voluntarily recall 3 million Mercedes-Benz brand cars with diesel engines in Europe to improve their emissions performance.


Style

Recipe: Green Goddess Dressing & Its Origin

Recipe: Green Goddess Dressing & Its Origin

FOOD/DRINK | By Katie Workman | Jul 20
Green Goddess Dressing was created at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, an opulent 19th century hotel noted for its celebrity chefs. Here's a modern version.


Health/Fitness

NYC Health + Hospitals Awarded Top National Quality Honor for Program Targeting Depression
New York City, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals Awarded Top National Quality Honor for Program Targeting Depression

HEALTH | Jul 20
NYC Health + Hospitals has been awarded the 2017 Gage Award for Innovation and Excellence from America's Essential Hospitals for implementing collaborative care for depression in the primary care setting.


Nightlife

Paula Poundstone Performs at Cape Cod Melody Tent
New York City, NY

Paula Poundstone Performs at Cape Cod Melody Tent

Fresh on the heels of the release of her hilarious new book, "The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness," comedian Paula Poundstone is performing on Saturday, July 22, at The Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, MA.

Watch: Demi Lovato's New Music Video for 'Sorry Not Sorry'

Watch: Demi Lovato's New Music Video for 'Sorry Not Sorry'

MUSIC | Jul 19
Upon release last week, Lovato's new single "Sorry Not Sorry" hit Top 5 on the iTunes US charts.