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'OK to Not Be OK': Mental Health Takes Top Role at Olympics

'OK to Not Be OK': Mental Health Takes Top Role at Olympics

NEWS | By Jenna Fryer | Jul 28
Simone Biles joins some other high-profile athletes in the Olympic space — overwhelmingly females — who have been talking openly about a topic that had been taboo in sports for seemingly forever.

Anti-LGBTQ Hong Kong Lawmaker Attacks Gay Romantic Comedy TV Series

Anti-LGBTQ Hong Kong Lawmaker Attacks Gay Romantic Comedy TV Series

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 28
A pro-Beijing, anti-LGBTQ Hong Kong lawmaker described claims that a 15-episode TV comedy about a gay male triangle violates a draconian Chinese security law.

Fish-Out-of-Water Chasten Finds DC 'Almost Unaffordable' & 'Inauthentic'

Fish-Out-of-Water Chasten Finds DC 'Almost Unaffordable' & 'Inauthentic'

NEWS | Jul 28
Chasten Buttigieg was a hit on the campaign trail, but now that he's landed in DC he is something of a fish out of water.

Bob Odenkirk Collapses on 'Better Call Saul' Set

Bob Odenkirk Collapses on 'Better Call Saul' Set

ENTERTAINMENT | By Andrew Dalton | Jul 28
"Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the show's New Mexico set on Tuesday and had to be hospitalized.

Why Olympic Beach Volleyball Players Wear Bikinis

Why Olympic Beach Volleyball Players Wear Bikinis

NEWS | By Jimmy Golen | Jul 28
Beach volleyball has been one of the most popular sports at the Summer Games since it was added in 1996. It has fast action, a party atmosphere and some telegenic American stars.

Capitol Police Testimony Blunts GOP's Law-and-Order Message

Capitol Police Testimony Blunts GOP's Law-and-Order Message

NEWS | By Jill Colvin | Jul 28
The Republican Party's self-portrayal as champions of law and order is colliding with searing testimony from police officers themselves.

Out Political Donor Convicted of Offering Drugs for Sex; 2 Died

Out Political Donor Convicted of Offering Drugs for Sex; 2 Died

NEWS | By Stefanie Dazio | Jul 28
A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a wealthy California political donor on charges he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and other overdoses.

Police: Attack on 14-Year-Old Dutch Girl May be LGBTQ-Linked

Police: Attack on 14-Year-Old Dutch Girl May be LGBTQ-Linked

NEWS | By Mike Corder | Jul 28
Police in Amsterdam said Tuesday that they are treating a brutal assault on a 14-year-old girl as a possible LGBTQ-related attack.

Designer Who Won't Make Same-Sex Wedding Websites Loses Case

Designer Who Won't Make Same-Sex Wedding Websites Loses Case

NEWS | By James Anderson | Jul 28
A U.S. appeals court has ruled against a web designer who didn't want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples and sued to challenge Colorado's anti-discrimination law.

Irish Wise: Graham Norton's Novel, 'Home Stretch'

Irish Wise: Graham Norton's Novel, 'Home Stretch'

ARTS & CULTURE | By Brian Bromberger | Jul 27
Norton's new gay-inclusive novel is an unexpectedly insightful, character-driven delight that is as binge-worthy and compelling as any trending Netflix series.


Entertainment

Review: Ledisi Honors Nina Simone at Hollywood Bowl Concert

Review: Ledisi Honors Nina Simone at Hollywood Bowl Concert

MUSIC | By Kevin Taft | Jul 27
Multiple Grammy nominee (and 2021 winner) Ledisi took control of the Hollywood Bowl stage on Saturday night to perform selections from her new album, "Ledisi Sings Nina," and honor the legendary Nina Simone.


Business

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.


Finance

Millennial Money: A Garden's Lessons for Growing Money

Millennial Money: A Garden's Lessons for Growing Money

By Sean Pyles, NerdWallet | Jul 28
Willing a plot of land into a vibrant state of bloom takes intention, know-how and no small amount of trial and error. Here's what my garden taught me about managing money.


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

CDC: Masks Indoors in US Where Cases Are Surging

CDC: Masks Indoors in US Where Cases Are Surging

NATIONAL | 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.


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.