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Michigan Board Declines to Certify LGBTQ Rights Ballot Drive

Michigan Board Declines to Certify LGBTQ Rights Ballot Drive

NEWS | By David Eggert | Jul 27
The Michigan elections board on Monday declined to certify an LGBTQ-rights ballot drive after determining it did not submit enough valid voter signatures.

$15 Wage Becoming a Norm as Employers Struggle to Fill Jobs

$15 Wage Becoming a Norm as Employers Struggle to Fill Jobs

NEWS | By Christopher Rugaber | Jul 27
The signs and banners are dotted along suburban commercial strips and hanging in shop windows and restaurants, evidence of a new desperation among America's service-industry employers: "Now Hiring, $15 an hour."

Biles Withdraws From Gymnastics Final to Protect Team, Self

Biles Withdraws From Gymnastics Final to Protect Team, Self

NEWS | By Will Graves | Jul 27
Simone Biles arrived in Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. She convinced herself she was prepared for the pressure. That she was ready to carry the burden of outsized expectations.

Author Charles Casillo on the Untold Story Between Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift

Author Charles Casillo on the Untold Story Between Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Jul 27
Author Charles Casillo talks about the turbulent, life-changing relationship he explores in his new book about two of Hollywood's most beautiful stars — Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.

CDC: Masks Indoors in US Where Cases Are Surging

CDC: Masks Indoors in US Where Cases Are Surging

NEWS | Jul 27
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new recommendations that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.

Tommy Dorfman Cuddled with Lucas Hedges on Movie Night

Tommy Dorfman Cuddled with Lucas Hedges on Movie Night

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 27
After being seen holding hands in New York last month, Tommy Dorfman and Lucas Hedges were seen cuddling at a movie in Hollywood last Thursday.

New Gov't Initiative Tackles HIV at Local Level

New Gov't Initiative Tackles HIV at Local Level

NEWS | Jul 27
There may be new hope on the horizon for bringing the AIDS epidemic to a close: The Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, launched in 2019, takes a locality-based approach.

Boston Club To Enforce COVID Vaccination Requirement for Entry

Boston Club To Enforce COVID Vaccination Requirement for Entry

NEWS | Jul 27
In what may be the first move for LGBTQ businesses in Boston, Jacques' Cabaret — a popular nightclub that caters to drag performers — announced that it has made changes to its COVID-19 protocols, which requires proof of vaccination.

Rapper DaBaby Doubles Down on Homophobic, HIV-Ignorant Rant

Rapper DaBaby Doubles Down on Homophobic, HIV-Ignorant Rant

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 27
After making homophobic and AIDS-ignorant remarks at a music festival in Miami Sunday, rapper DaBaby doubled down on his offensive rant, calling critics "bitter bitches."

Out Country Singer Orville Peck Sets Fall 'Drive Me, Crazy' Tour

Out Country Singer Orville Peck Sets Fall 'Drive Me, Crazy' Tour

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 27
Country recording artist and songwriter Orville Peck has announced his "Drive Me, Crazy" tour, kicking off at Nashville Pride and concluding with back-to-back performances supporting Harry Styles at Madison Square Garden.


News

Biden Administration Revises PrEP Guidelines — Insurers To Pay All Costs

Biden Administration Revises PrEP Guidelines — Insurers To Pay All Costs

NATIONAL | Jul 27
The Biden administration has announced that almost all health insurers must cover the HIV prevention pill, known as PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, with no cost sharing — including for the drug itself and, crucially, for clinic visits and lab tests.


Business

Business Travel Stirs, But Many Road Warriors Stay Grounded

Business Travel Stirs, But Many Road Warriors Stay Grounded

By David Koenig | Jul 27
Of the 2 million people clogging airport security lines and gate areas again each day, one crowd is still largely missing: business travelers.


Finance

Liz Weston: How to Have a Retirement Worth Saving For

Liz Weston: How to Have a Retirement Worth Saving For

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Jul 27
Most advice about retirement planning focuses on how to save enough money to replace your paycheck. But work provides us with a lot more than income.


Cars

Tesla Reaches Milestone with First $1B Quarterly Profit

Tesla Reaches Milestone with First $1B Quarterly Profit

AUTO NEWS | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 27
Tesla's quarterly profit has surpassed $1 billion for the first time thanks to the electric car pioneer's ability to navigate through a pandemic-driven computer chip shortage.


Style

Mario Batali Harassment Probe Settlement: $600K to Accusers

Mario Batali Harassment Probe Settlement: $600K to Accusers

CELEBRITIES | By Michael R. Sisak | Jul 24
Celebrity chef Mario Batali, his business partner and their New York City restaurant company have agreed to pay $600,000 to resolve a four-year investigation.


Health/Fitness

VA Requires COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers

VA Requires COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 27
The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to get COVID-19 vaccines, as the aggressive delta variant spreads.


Travel

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

LOCAL | By Ivan Quintanilla | Jul 27
A gay Cuban American journalist returns to his childhood home of Miami to explore Little Havana's legacy and the impact of queer Cuban culture.


Nightlife

San Diego Pride Closing Party  #United We Groove :: July 18, 2021

San Diego Pride Closing Party #United We Groove :: July 18, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 21
Happy Dark Productions set sail on the San Diego Bay for their annual San Diego Pride closing party. Everyone danced the day and night away before headliner Todrick Hall closed out the night.