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Bill to Modernize Discriminatory HIV Criminalization Laws Passes First Major Hurdle
Palm Springs, CA

Bill to Modernize Discriminatory HIV Criminalization Laws Passes First Major Hurdle

NEWS | Mar 29
A bill that would modernize California's laws that criminalize and stigmatize people living with HIV cleared its first major legislative hurdle.

90-Year-Old WWII Veteran Comes Out as Transgender Woman

90-Year-Old WWII Veteran Comes Out as Transgender Woman

NEWS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 30
An English World War II veteran has come out as a transgender to her community, after a lifetime of knowing that she was living a lie.

NYC Rapper Charged with Hate Crime for Attacking 3 Men Outside Gay Club

NYC Rapper Charged with Hate Crime for Attacking 3 Men Outside Gay Club

NEWS | Mar 30
A rapper from Brooklyn, New York was indicted on hate crime charges for allegedly attacking three men outside a gay nightclub and shouting gay slurs.

ACLU Opposes HB2 Proposal that Would Continue Discrimination

ACLU Opposes HB2 Proposal that Would Continue Discrimination

NEWS | Mar 30
The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina released the following statement on H.B. 142, a new legislative proposal to address House Bill 2, North Carolina's anti-LGBT law.

International Travelers Cite Politics as Factor in U.S. Trips

International Travelers Cite Politics as Factor in U.S. Trips

NEWS | By Beth J. Harpaz | Mar 30
Some international travelers are citing politics as a factor in whether to visit the U.S. this year, according to survey research by the tourism marketing agency Brand USA.

Tennessee Lawmakers Halt Bill Taking Aim at Gay Marriage

Tennessee Lawmakers Halt Bill Taking Aim at Gay Marriage

NEWS | Mar 30
A watered-down version of a bill that took aim at Tennessee's recognition of gay marriages is dead for the year.

Watch: 'Drag Race' Winner Says 'America's Got Talent' Producers Tried to Mock Him

Watch: 'Drag Race' Winner Says 'America's Got Talent' Producers Tried to Mock Him

ENTERTAINMENT | Mar 30
"RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 2 winner Tyra Sanchez says "America's Got Talent" planned to mock him on TV after initially reaching out to him to do a bit with the show's new host Tyra Banks.

Odd-Looking Ronaldo Bust Steals the Show at Airport Ceremony

Odd-Looking Ronaldo Bust Steals the Show at Airport Ceremony

NEWS | Mar 30
Cristiano Ronaldo has an airport named after him, but it was his odd-looking statue that attracted attention in Wednesday's ceremony honoring the Portugal star in his hometown.

Senate Hearing to Focus on Russian Disinformation Tactics

Senate Hearing to Focus on Russian Disinformation Tactics

NEWS | By Deb Riechmann | Mar 30
Some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year's presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy, the Senate intelligence committee's top Democrat says.

Evil Elsa? 'Frozen' Producer Reveals Film's Original Ending

Evil Elsa? 'Frozen' Producer Reveals Film's Original Ending

ENTERTAINMENT | Mar 30
Disney's animated phenomenon, "Frozen," may not have been a heartwarming tale of sisterly love if its creators stuck to the film's original planned ending.

'Happy Endings' Star Adam Pally Arrested on Drug Charges

'Happy Endings' Star Adam Pally Arrested on Drug Charges

ENTERTAINMENT | Mar 30
Actor Adam Pally has been arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana in New York.


News

Reading the Tea Leaves in A Police Interview

Reading the Tea Leaves in A Police Interview

CRIME | Mar 30
Captain Darren Francke of the Montgomery County Police Department explains what it was about Rahul Gupta's interview with Det. Paula Hamill that convinced him Gupta was guilty of killing his friend, Mark Waugh.


Entertainment

The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Holds Champagne Gala
Palm Springs, CA

The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Holds Champagne Gala

THEATRE | Mar 20
The Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival, the longest-running annual solo festival for women in Los Angeles, will kick off on March 23 with a Champagne Gala, and run through March 26 at assorted venues.

No Cellphones Backstage for Accountants After Oscar Flub

No Cellphones Backstage for Accountants After Oscar Flub

MOVIES | By Sandy Cohen | Mar 30
PwC accountants won't be allowed to have their cellphones backstage during future Oscar telecasts.


Business

Amazon Tests Grocery Pickup Service in Seattle

Amazon Tests Grocery Pickup Service in Seattle

CORPORATE | By Mae Anderson | Mar 30
Eventually, members of Amazon's $99-a-year Prime loyalty program will be able to order groceries online and drive to a pickup location, where crews will deliver items to the car.


Finance

Homeowners at San Francisco Sinking High Rise Sue Developer

Homeowners at San Francisco Sinking High Rise Sue Developer

HOME | By Kristin J. Bender | Mar 30
A homeowners association representing property owners at a downtown San Francisco high-rise sued the developers on Wednesday for failing to tell residents the condominium tower was sinking at an unexpected rate.


Travel

Thailand's Ex-Tourism Chief Gets 50 Years for Taking Bribes

Thailand's Ex-Tourism Chief Gets 50 Years for Taking Bribes

CRIME | Mar 29
The former head of Thailand's tourism promotion board has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for accepting $1.8 million in bribes from two Hollywood producers to let them organize the Bangkok International Film Festival a decade ago.


Nightlife

JD Disalvatore Honored at 22nd Annual Women in Leadership Awards
Palm Springs, CA

JD Disalvatore Honored at 22nd Annual Women in Leadership Awards

On Wednesday, March 22 at woven on Melrose Avenue, the West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor five exceptional women at the 22nd Annual Women in Leadership Awards.

World Champion Beatboxer Butterscotch Brings One-Woman Symphony to The Dinah

World Champion Beatboxer Butterscotch Brings One-Woman Symphony to The Dinah

PARTIES | Mar 29
Butterscotch, the retro-futuristic, voice percussionist virtuosa, is joining the stellar line-up at the 2017 Dinah Shore Weekend.