LGBTQ News and More

J.K. Rowling Defends Macy Gay and Bette Middler After TERF Accusations

J.K. Rowling Defends Macy Gay and Bette Middler After TERF Accusations

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 5

J.K. Rowling has come to Macy Gay and Bette Middler's defense after recent comments from both stars have fans accusing them of transphobia.

Gay Missouri Political Candidate's Banner Defaced With Homophobic Slur

Gay Missouri Political Candidate's Banner Defaced With Homophobic Slur

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 5

Justice Horn, who is seeking to be elected to represent the First District on the Legislature in Kansas City, Missouri, shared a photo showing that his campaign banner had been defaced with a gay slur.

William Chris Wines: A Taste of Texas in Every Bottle

William Chris Wines: A Taste of Texas in Every Bottle

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 5

The shared philosophy of William Chris Vineyards is "great wines aren't made, but grown in the vineyard." Find out why this Texas winegrower is so worth your while.

British Star Duncan James Says he Dated Women to Hide His Sexuality

British Star Duncan James Says he Dated Women to Hide His Sexuality

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 5

British singer Duncan James opened up about his difficult coming out experience in an interview, saying he dated women to hide his sexuality.

Watch: Out Rocker Darren Hayes Opens Up about the Torment of the Closet

Watch: Out Rocker Darren Hayes Opens Up about the Torment of the Closet

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 5

Savage Garden's out singer-songwriter Darren Hayes has opened up about the torments of the closet and the life-saving power of his career in music.

'Heartstopper' Cast Responds to Hate with Dance and Whitney Houston at London Pride

'Heartstopper' Cast Responds to Hate with Dance and Whitney Houston at London Pride

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 5

The cast of the Netflix gay dramedy "Heartstopper" were in attendance at London Pride, where they faced off with a group of anti-LGBTQ+ protestors, meeting hate with joy, dance, and Whitney Houston.

Adele Needed a Pride Flag for Her Concert — Fans Lent Her Theirs

Adele Needed a Pride Flag for Her Concert — Fans Lent Her Theirs

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 5

Adele found herself in need of a Pride flag for her concert in Hyde Park over the weekend. Luckily, two fans were willing to lend the singer their own flag — for which they were comped amazing seats.

Ricky Martin Denies Restraining Order Allegations

Ricky Martin Denies Restraining Order Allegations

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 5

Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin on Sunday denied allegations that led to a restraining order against him, with police noting that he has not been charged with any crime.

Dior Does Folklore in Paris Couture, Riffing on Ukraine Art

Dior Does Folklore in Paris Couture, Riffing on Ukraine Art

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Jul 5

Images of traditional embroideries and floral paintings adorned the walls of Dior's celebrity-laden runway homage to Ukraine as Paris' four-day Couture Week kicked off Monday.

Oil Wrestlers Seek Glory in Turkey's Centuries-Old Contest

Oil Wrestlers Seek Glory in Turkey's Centuries-Old Contest

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 5

In the festival, which is on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, wrestlers cover themselves in olive oil, making it more difficult for opponents to grab each other.

News

Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner, Imprisoned in Russia, Pleads for Biden's Help

Out WNBA Star Brittney Griner, Imprisoned in Russia, Pleads for Biden's Help

NEWS | By Doug Feinberg | Jul 5

Brittney Griner has made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she might never return home.

Business

Companies Could Face Hurdles Covering Abortion Travel Costs

Companies Could Face Hurdles Covering Abortion Travel Costs

BUSINESS | By Barbara Ortutay | Jul 5

It's not clear if companies vowing to cover travel costs for employees seeking abortions in states where it reamins legal can protect employees' privacy and keep them safe from prosecution.

Technology

NASA Satellite Breaks from Orbit Around Earth, Heads to Moon

NASA Satellite Breaks from Orbit Around Earth, Heads to Moon

TECHNOLOGY | By Nick Perry | Jul 5

A satellite the size of a microwave oven broke free from its orbit around Earth on Monday and is headed toward the moon, the latest step in NASA's plan to land astronauts on the lunar surface again.

Cars

Edmunds Compares: Audi E-tron GT vs. Mercedes-Benz EQS

Edmunds Compares: Audi E-tron GT vs. Mercedes-Benz EQS

CARS | By Alex Nishimoto, Edmunds | Jul 2

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS and the 2022 Audi e-tron GT are blazing the trail for a brand-new segment: The electric luxury sedan class. Which is right for you?

Health/Fitness

Happy Valley Massachusetts Is Doing Cannabis Differently

Happy Valley Massachusetts Is Doing Cannabis Differently

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jul 4

We hear plenty about cannabis dispensaries with huge selections of brands and products.Happy Valley Massachusetts, the most consistent, premium-quality cannabis experiences come from within.

Travel

Flight Cancellations Ease Slightly as July 4 Weekend Ends

Flight Cancellations Ease Slightly as July 4 Weekend Ends

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jul 5

Travelers flying home from July Fourth getaways faced flight delays Monday, but airlines were canceling fewer flights than in the days leading up to the holiday weekend.

Nightlife

Abort The Court at @ StoneWall Inn :: June 30, 2022

Abort The Court at @ StoneWall Inn :: June 30, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Jul 2

Abort The Court variety show fundraiser was a resounding success, not only in funds raised, but also in the talent and friends that came together to support the cause. Hosted by Brita Filter and Jack Tracy, with music by DJ Chauncey Dandridge.