Gay Austin: The Latest

Campus Pride Enters New School Year with Renewed Ambition

Campus Pride Enters New School Year with Renewed Ambition

NEWS | By Maria Dominguez | Aug 19
For LGBTQ students, one national organization moves mountains to ensure that they pick the right school and stand up as leaders on campus for all marginalized communities.

'Free Speech Rally' Cut Short After Massive Counterprotest

'Free Speech Rally' Cut Short After Massive Counterprotest

NEWS | By Steve LeBlanc | Aug 19
Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned "free speech rally."

GOP Doubts and Anxieties About Trump Burst into the Open

GOP Doubts and Anxieties About Trump Burst into the Open

NEWS | By Julie Pace and Bil Barrow | Aug 19
Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary public airing of worries about a sitting president by his own party.

Patti LaBelle Dishes on Lip-Syncing 'Divettes,' Aretha Franklin Rivalry

Patti LaBelle Dishes on Lip-Syncing 'Divettes,' Aretha Franklin Rivalry

ENTERTAINMENT | By Chris Azzopardi | Aug 19
Is there a singer more real than Patti LaBelle? The 73-year-old legend of song (and shade) is a firehose of strong-minded opinions.

'This American Life' :: On the Road with Ira Glass

'This American Life' :: On the Road with Ira Glass

ENTERTAINMENT | By Joel Martens | Aug 19
"This American Life" is all about the stories and people who make up this vast, varied and always complicated world, and Ira Glass is the yarn-spinner that leads the always-fascinating narrative.

Broadway Ticket-Buying Now Easier for Fans, Not Re-Sellers

Broadway Ticket-Buying Now Easier for Fans, Not Re-Sellers

ENTERTAINMENT | By Deepit Hajela | Aug 19
For longtime Bruce Springsteen fan Debbie Elster, there's never been any doubt the competition to get tickets for his upcoming Broadway shows is going to be fierce.

Duke University Removes Damaged Robert E. Lee Statue

Duke University Removes Damaged Robert E. Lee Statue

NEWS | By Johnathan Drew | Aug 19
Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy.

Thousands March Through Boston Week After Virginia Bloodshed

Thousands March Through Boston Week After Virginia Bloodshed

NEWS | By Steve LeBlanc | Aug 19
Thousands of leftist counterprotesters marched through downtown Boston, chanting anti-Nazi slogans and waving signs condemning white nationalism ahead of a rally being staged by conservative activists a week after a Virginia demonstration turned deadly.

Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Arts Awards

Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Arts Awards

NEWS | By Darlene Superville | Aug 19
In a break with tradition, President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honoring recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors arts awards to "allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction."

Q&A: Kendra Erika Talks Billboard Success

Q&A: Kendra Erika Talks Billboard Success

ENTERTAINMENT | By Shane Gallagher | Aug 19
Kendra Erika is a South Florida native singer-songwriter. Trained in classical and jazz, she developed her Deep House party sound from hanging out in Miami clubs.


Entertainment

The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival Announces Selections for 30th Anniversary
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The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival Announces Selections for 30th Anniversary

MOVIES | Aug 14
The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF) has announced the official selections for the celebrated LGBTQ film festival's 30th edition.

Six Reasons Gays Are a Higher Form of Evolution

Six Reasons Gays Are a Higher Form of Evolution

CULTURE | By Mikey Rox | Aug 19
Personally, I believe I'm a higher form of evolution. Not just me, though, but all gay people. I look at our community as a whole and, well, we do just about everything better than those who are not inherently equipped to think above the status quo.


Business

Nevada Judge Clears Way for Expanded Marijuana Distribution

Nevada Judge Clears Way for Expanded Marijuana Distribution

LEGAL | By Scott Sonner | Aug 19
A judge cleared the way Thursday for Nevada to allow more businesses to move marijuana from growers to stores in an effort to keep up with overwhelming demand since recreational pot sales began last month.


Technology

Neutron Beams, X-rays Reveal More About T. Rex Relative

Neutron Beams, X-rays Reveal More About T. Rex Relative

PERSONAL TECH | By Susan Montoya Bryan | Aug 19
Researchers at a top U.S. laboratory announced Tuesday that they have produced the highest resolution scan ever done of the inner workings of a fossilized tyrannosaur skull using neutron beams and high-energy X-rays.


Finance

Officials: 'No Foreigners' Sale Sign Violates Civil Rights

Officials: 'No Foreigners' Sale Sign Violates Civil Rights

HOME | Aug 9
A veteran's front-yard sign advertising the sale of his home violates state and federal anti-discrimination laws because it indicates the owner won't sell to foreigners, according to Michigan Department of Civil Rights officials.


Cars

Hyundai Unveils New Fuel Cell SUV with Longer Travel Range

Hyundai Unveils New Fuel Cell SUV with Longer Travel Range

AUTO NEWS | By Youkyung Lee | Aug 19
Hyundai Motor said Thursday it plans to launch early next year a second-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that will travel more than 580 kilometers (360 miles) between fill-ups under Korean standards.


Health/Fitness

5K Glitter Run Raises Funds for Los Angeles LGBT Center

5K Glitter Run Raises Funds for Los Angeles LGBT Center

FITNESS | Aug 17
Thousands of people are expected to participate in The Glitter Run, a first-of-its-kind 5K fun run/walk on Sunday, August 20, to raise funds for the LA LGBT Center.


Travel

'Innocence Has Been Broken': Las Ramblas, Barcelona

'Innocence Has Been Broken': Las Ramblas, Barcelona

INTERNATIONAL | By Joseph Wilson and Alan Clendenning | Aug 19
The lengthy Las Ramblas promenade where a van plowed into pedestrians Thursday is a tree-lined walkway that starts in a huge plaza and ends near Barcelona's harbor.


Nightlife

Watch: Rachel Platten Releases Video for Powerful Single 'Broken Glass'

Watch: Rachel Platten Releases Video for Powerful Single 'Broken Glass'

MUSIC | Aug 19
Multi-platinum, award-winning pop star Rachel Platten returns with her powerful new single "Broken Glass," the first taste of music from her forthcoming album, set to be released this fall via Columbia Records.