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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.

Singer Pink Backs Beach Handball Team on 'Sexist' Clothing

Singer Pink Backs Beach Handball Team on 'Sexist' Clothing

NEWS | By Jari Tanner | Jul 27

U.S. pop singer Pink has offered to pay a fine given to the Norwegian female beach handball team for wearing shorts instead of the required bikini bottoms.

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.

Biden Administration Revises PrEP Guidelines — Insurers To Pay All Costs

Biden Administration Revises PrEP Guidelines — Insurers To Pay All Costs

NEWS | 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.

Allegations: Gay Man Forced Out of Christian Theater and His Departure Papered Over With 'Beautiful Lie'

Allegations: Gay Man Forced Out of Christian Theater and His Departure Papered Over With 'Beautiful Lie'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 27

A gay man alleges he was forced out of his job at a Christian theater organization — and then his departure was swept under the rug with a "beautiful lie" that avoided the real reason.

Watch: Gus Kenworthy Tours Tokyo: 'Very Long Drive To Get Me a Bubble Tea'

Watch: Gus Kenworthy Tours Tokyo: 'Very Long Drive To Get Me a Bubble Tea'

NEWS | Jul 27

Gus Kenworthy may not be appearing in these Olympics — his sports are part of the Winter Games — but NBC hired the hunky, out Olympian to do features for the current Tokyo Games. In the first, Kenworthy tours Tokyo.

Provincetown COVID Update: New Indoor Mask Mandate Imposed

Provincetown COVID Update: New Indoor Mask Mandate Imposed

NEWS | Jul 27

With COVID-19 cases contracted in Provincetown — many of which described as "breakthrough" cases — town officials imposed stronger guidelines at an emergency meeting on Sunday.

Watch: Out Athlete Fighting Rare Bone Infection Appeals for Help

Watch: Out Athlete Fighting Rare Bone Infection Appeals for Help

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 27

In a recent YouTube video, out athlete Eric Lueshen reveals he is fighting a rare bone infection and implores the help of fans and supporters.

News

Watch: Out Diver Tom Daley Says He's 'Incredibly Proud To Be Gay' and an Olympic Gold Medalist

Watch: Out Diver Tom Daley Says He's 'Incredibly Proud To Be Gay' and an Olympic Gold Medalist

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 27

Tom Daley, the British diver and husband of out American screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, offered inspiring words to the world's LGBTQ youth after winning his Olympic gold medal.

Business

Business Travel Stirs, But Many Road Warriors Stay Grounded

Business Travel Stirs, But Many Road Warriors Stay Grounded

BUSINESS | 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

FINANCE | 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

CARS | 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

What Are the 10 Most Instagrammable Desserts?

What Are the 10 Most Instagrammable Desserts?

STYLE | Jul 27

Whether we're craving cupcakes or cookies, most of us turn to Instagram to vicariously satisfy our sweet tooth. A new list reveals the world's most popular desserts.

Health/Fitness

VA Requires COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers

VA Requires COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers

HEALTH/FITNESS | 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

With Virus Surge, US to Keep Travel Restrictions for Now

With Virus Surge, US to Keep Travel Restrictions for Now

TRAVEL | By Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani | Jul 27

The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant.

Nightlife

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

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

NIGHTLIFE | 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.