LGBTQ News and More

Utah Officials Secretly Looked into Female Athlete's Gender

Utah Officials Secretly Looked into Female Athlete's Gender

NEWS | Aug 19

A Utah high school athletics association secretly investigated a female athlete — without telling her or her parents — after the parents of two girls she defeated in competition questioned if she was transgender.

Queering Cinema: The Conflicted Talent of Vincente Minnelli

Queering Cinema: The Conflicted Talent of Vincente Minnelli

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Aug 18

Vincente Minnelli was one of Hollywood's great queer talents, despite spending most of his filmmaking career in the closet.

Watch: Men on the Street Explain What Makes Them Come (Seriously)

Watch: Men on the Street Explain What Makes Them Come (Seriously)

NEWS | Aug 18

TikTok star Hannah Berner is not shy, as these videos of her speaking to men about their ejaculation habits attest.

Two Utah Teens Facing Hate Crimes for Assaulting Gay Teen

Two Utah Teens Facing Hate Crimes for Assaulting Gay Teen

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 18

A 17-year-old and a 19-year-old are both facing felonies after allegedly assaulting and retaliating against a gay teen.

Watch: "Drag Race" Contestant Shannel Accused of Stealing $700 from Audience Member

Watch: "Drag Race" Contestant Shannel Accused of Stealing $700 from Audience Member

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 18

In a viral TikTok video, "Drag Race" contestant Shannel is accused slipping $700 from an audience member's purse during a drag brunch in Las Vegas, but Shannel says otherwise.

US Offers Extra Monkeypox Vaccine Doses for Gay Pride Events

US Offers Extra Monkeypox Vaccine Doses for Gay Pride Events

NEWS | By Mike Stobbe | Aug 18

The U.S. is setting aside an extra 50,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine for places with upcoming gay pride events, health officials said Thursday.

Watch: Over Madison Cawthorn, GOP Candidate Bo Hines Talks Banana Republics

Watch: Over Madison Cawthorn, GOP Candidate Bo Hines Talks Banana Republics

NEWS | Aug 18

Madison Cawthorn may have lost his congressional seat, but Bo Hines, a new GOP candidate, is vying for his spot as the dimmest bulb in Congress.

'9-1-1: Lone Star' Actor Ronen Rubinstein Gets Nixed from IG for Sexy Thirst Trap

'9-1-1: Lone Star' Actor Ronen Rubinstein Gets Nixed from IG for Sexy Thirst Trap

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 18

Ronen Rubinstein, one-half of "9-1-1: Lone Star" couple "Tarlos," posted a sexy thirst trap on Instagram only to see the social media giant take it down. Fortunately, it is still on Twitter.

Trio of Suits Target Florida 'Woke' Law Pushed by DeSantis

Trio of Suits Target Florida 'Woke' Law Pushed by DeSantis

NEWS | Aug 18

A trio of lawsuits target a Florida law that restricts race-based conversation and analysis in business and education, The latest was filed Thursday by college professors and students.

LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow to Host MTV Awards

LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow to Host MTV Awards

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Aug 18

The MTV Awards later this month will have not one host but three, with rap stars LL Cool J, Nicki Minaj and Jack Harlow all set to anchor the ceremony.

News

Free Concert Held at Southern Decadence Canceled over Monkeypox Concerns

Free Concert Held at Southern Decadence Canceled over Monkeypox Concerns

NEWS | Aug 18

The Bourbon Street Extravaganza, a free concert held in New Orleans amid Southern Decadence — one of the nation's largest LGBTQ events — has been canceled over monkeypox concerns, organizers said Wednesday.

Entertainment

Review: 'Beast,' with Idris Elba, Has B-movie Bite

Review: 'Beast,' with Idris Elba, Has B-movie Bite

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Aug 19

This man-versus-nature flick is a surprisingly agile and nifty B-movie graced by Idris Elba's formidable presence, fluid camerawork, and tolerable levels of implausibility.

Business

Google Workers Demand Abortion Protections, Data Privacy

Google Workers Demand Abortion Protections, Data Privacy

BUSINESS | Aug 19

Hundreds of Google employees are petitioning the company to extend its abortion healthcare benefits to contract workers and to strengthen privacy protections for users searching for abortion information.

Technology

Apple Warns of Security Flaw for iPhones, iPads and Macs

Apple Warns of Security Flaw for iPhones, iPads and Macs

TECHNOLOGY | Aug 19

Apple disclosed serious security vulnerabilities for iPhones, iPads and Macs that could potentially allow attackers to take complete control of these devices.

Finance

Biden Bill to Help Millions Escape Higher Health Care Costs

Biden Bill to Help Millions Escape Higher Health Care Costs

FINANCE | By Amanda Seitz | Aug 19

Millions of people will be spared increases in health care costs next year after President Joe Biden signed legislation extending subsidies for those who buy plans through federal and state marketplaces.

Cars

Gas-powered Muscle Cars Drive into the Sunset, Turn Electric

Gas-powered Muscle Cars Drive into the Sunset, Turn Electric

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 18

Thundering gas-powered muscle cars will be closing in on their final Saturday-night cruises in the coming years as automakers begin replacing them with super-fast cars that run on batteries.

Style

Armani, Others Flee Wildfire on Sicilian Island Retreat

Armani, Others Flee Wildfire on Sicilian Island Retreat

STYLE | Aug 19

Fashion designer Giorgio Armani and dozens of others were forced to flee from their vacation villas overnight as firefighters worked to extinguish the remnants of two wildfires.

Health/Fitness

Youth Mental Health is in Crisis. Are Schools Doing Enough?

Youth Mental Health is in Crisis. Are Schools Doing Enough?

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Jocelyn Gecker and Dylan Lovan | Aug 17

Many of the pandemic's longer-lasting impacts remain a troubling reality for schools. Among them: The harmful effects of isolation and remote learning on children's emotional well-being.

Travel

Unions Push Airlines to Promise They'll Avoid Stock Buybacks

Unions Push Airlines to Promise They'll Avoid Stock Buybacks

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Aug 19

Labor unions are pressuring U.S. airlines not to buy back their own stock but instead spend the money on hiring more workers and fixing problems that caused widespread flight delays and cancellations.

Nightlife

Black & Blue Festival is Back and Bold, Oct. 6 - 10

Black & Blue Festival is Back and Bold, Oct. 6 - 10

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 17

The 31st edition of the internationally acclaimed Black & Blue LGBTQ+ Festival will be held during the weekend of Canadian Thanksgiving and American Columbus Day, from October 6 to 10.