Gay New York City: The Latest

NYC Will Require Vaccination Proof for Indoor Dining, Gyms

NYC Will Require Vaccination Proof for Indoor Dining, Gyms

NEWS | By Karen Matthews, Bobby Caina Calvan | Aug 3
New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym.

DeSantis Won't Move on Masks as Florida COVID Wards Swell

DeSantis Won't Move on Masks as Florida COVID Wards Swell

NEWS | By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon, Kelli Kennedy | Aug 3
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday downplayed a spike in COVID-19 cases that's shattered state hospitalization records and strongly reiterated his vow not to impose a mask mandate or any business restrictions.

Watch: Illinois Decriminalizes HIV Status, Introduces Other LGBTQ Protections

Watch: Illinois Decriminalizes HIV Status, Introduces Other LGBTQ Protections

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 3
The governor of Illinois has signed into law a slate of four bills that decriminalize the status of HIV positive people and extend protections to the LGBTQ community.

'Queer Eye' Guru Tan France Welcomes Baby Son with Husband

'Queer Eye' Guru Tan France Welcomes Baby Son with Husband

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 3
France and husband, Rob, welcomed their first baby, son Ismail France, via surrogate on Saturday, July 10.

The Searing, Timely Play 'Pass Over' Leads Broadway's Return

The Searing, Timely Play 'Pass Over' Leads Broadway's Return

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Aug 3
As the "Pass Over" makes the transition to its first preview on Broadway Wednesday, the cast and crew offered their takes on the historic moment, from the first meet-and-greet to the first costume fittings and first rehearsal.

Thirst-Trapping Olympian Ryan Murphy Addresses Doping at the Games

Thirst-Trapping Olympian Ryan Murphy Addresses Doping at the Games

NEWS | Aug 3
Olympian gold medal winner Ryan Murphy found himself in the midst of a controversy over the weekend when comments he made about doping went viral and led to him, family members, and his girlfriend receiving comments that were "not okay."

Tennessee Sued Over 'Bathroom Bill' for Public Schools

Tennessee Sued Over 'Bathroom Bill' for Public Schools

NEWS | By Kimberlee Kruesi | Aug 3
Tennessee was hit Tuesday with a second legal challenge aimed at overturning a slate of bills targeting transgender people that Gov. Bill Lee signed into law earlier this year.

Gov. Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Probe Finds

Gov. Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Probe Finds

NEWS | By Michael R. Sisak | Aug 3
An investigation into Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees, state Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday.

Cognitive 'Twisties'? Matt Damon Now Claims He's Never Used the 'F-Slur' in His Personal Life

Cognitive 'Twisties'? Matt Damon Now Claims He's Never Used the 'F-Slur' in His Personal Life

Is Matt Damon suffering from a case of "cognitive twisties?" Coined by Simone Biles as "literally" being unable to "tell up from down," Damon's latest statement concerning his usage of the 'F-slur' only made things more confusing.

Watch: Melbourne Muscular Therapies Seduces with Gratuitous Glute Massage

Watch: Melbourne Muscular Therapies Seduces with Gratuitous Glute Massage

NEWS | Aug 3
Released in late July, the company's deep glute massage video has been viewed more than 355,000 times. See why.


News

Ding! Ding! San Francisco's Cable Cars Are Running Again

Ding! Ding! San Francisco's Cable Cars Are Running Again

LOCAL | By Olga R. Rodgriguez | Aug 3
San Francisco's iconic cable cars were chiming their bells and rolling again on the city's hills Monday after being sidelined for 16 months by the pandemic.


Business

Spirit Cancels Half Its Flights; American Also Struggling

Spirit Cancels Half Its Flights; American Also Struggling

By David Koenig | Aug 3
Spirit Airlines canceled nearly half its schedule for Tuesday, the third straight day of extremely high cancellation numbers at the budget airline.


Technology

Dating Changed During the Pandemic; Apps are Following Suit

Dating Changed During the Pandemic; Apps are Following Suit

CULTURE | By Urooba Jamal | Aug 3
Despite the social distancing of the past 18 months, the use of dating apps in general has surged as people sought connections amid their isolation and dating apps are responding by rolling out new features.


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

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 30
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

AUTO NEWS | 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.


Style

Celeb Dermatologist Arrested for Homophobic Rant

Celeb Dermatologist Arrested for Homophobic Rant

CRIME | Jul 31
Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Alex Khadavi was arrested and booked for felony criminal threats. The arrest came as a result of a homophobic rant that Khadavi made in a posh LA condo lobby on July 7.


Health/Fitness

US Hits 70% Vaccination Rate — a Month Late, Amid Surge

US Hits 70% Vaccination Rate — a Month Late, Amid Surge

NATIONAL | By Mike Catalani | Aug 2
Despite finally reaching a 70% goal, cities and states have moved to reinstate precautions to counter a crisis blamed on the fast-spreading variant and stubborn resistance to getting the vaccine.


Travel

1st Cruise Ship Docks in Puerto Rico Since Pandemic Began

1st Cruise Ship Docks in Puerto Rico Since Pandemic Began

By Danica Coto | Aug 3
The Carnival Mardi Gras docked Tuesday in Puerto Rico — the first time a cruise ship has visited the U.S. territory since the pandemic began.


Nightlife

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park Chicago :: July 29-August 1, 2021

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park Chicago :: July 29-August 1, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Aug 2
Lollapalooza returned to Chicago in Grant Park to celebrate 30 years as a music festival. LGBTQIA+ representation was not only in the crowd, but the performers as well.