LBGTQ News and More

Bomb Targets California Anti-LGBTQ Church; FBI Investigates

Bomb Targets California Anti-LGBTQ Church; FBI Investigates

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 24

A bomb went off Jan. 23 at a California church that is known for its pastor's attacks on LGBTQ people, women, Black Lives Matter, and the Jewish community. The church had faced protests for its extremist views.

Defense Chief Orders Review of Military Sex Assault Programs

Defense Chief Orders Review of Military Sex Assault Programs

NEWS | By Lolita C. Baldor | Jan 24

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in his first directive since taking office, has given his senior leaders two weeks to send him reports on sexual assault prevention programs in the military, and an assessment of what has worked and what hasn't.

Make it Personal: Our Favorite Customized Valentine's Day Gifts

Make it Personal: Our Favorite Customized Valentine's Day Gifts

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 24

Are you stumped on what to give your better half this Valentine's Day? Make it personal with a unique gift that shows your creativity as well as your love.

Frayed or Fab? 'Rupaul's Drag Race Fashion Recap, Episode 4

Frayed or Fab? 'Rupaul's Drag Race Fashion Recap, Episode 4

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 24

The queens reunited in Episode 4 — let the competition begin! The final runway, "Trains... for Days" catapulted some to the front of the pack and left others in the caboose. Find out what we thought of this week's fashion.

Poirier Knocks Out Conor McGregor in 2nd Round at UFC 257

Poirier Knocks Out Conor McGregor in 2nd Round at UFC 257

NEWS | Jan 24

Dustin Poirier stopped Conor McGregor with a flurry of punches midway through the second round Sunday, avenging his loss to the Irish superstar with a knockout victory at UFC 257.

How to Stay Safe with New Fast-Spreading Coronavirus on the Loose

How to Stay Safe with New Fast-Spreading Coronavirus on the Loose

HEALTH/FITNESS | Jan 24

A fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been found in at least 20 states, and people are wondering: How do I protect myself now?

Study: PrEP Use Rising, Still Low Among Gay, Bisexual Men

Study: PrEP Use Rising, Still Low Among Gay, Bisexual Men

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 24

A scholarly paper based on surveys of gay and bisexual men finds that while PrEP use has increased, only a fraction of men who have sex with men have taken it up — and a third of those abandon PrEP over time.

Son of Nigerian Anti-LGBTQ Pol Declares He's 'Gay AF' in Sexy Insta Post

Son of Nigerian Anti-LGBTQ Pol Declares He's 'Gay AF' in Sexy Insta Post

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 24

The son of a high-profile, and intensely anti-LGTBQ, politician came out on Instagram, dressed in rainbow shorts, holding a Pride flag, and declaring himself to be "gay AF."

From Presidents to Faded Stars, All Welcomed by Larry King

From Presidents to Faded Stars, All Welcomed by Larry King

NEWS | By David Bauder | Jan 24

Larry King was easy to poke fun at, particularly late in his career at CNN: the pinched look, guffaws and coke-bottle glasses, the suspenders and old-time microphone on the desk in front of him.

MyPillow Guy Among the Trump Acolytes Picking Up the Torch

MyPillow Guy Among the Trump Acolytes Picking Up the Torch

NEWS | By Steve Karnowski | Jan 24

When Mike Lindell, better known to TV viewers as the MyPillow Guy, went to the White House last week to try to persuade President Donald Trump to keep pushing bogus theories about the election, he came away disappointed.

News

Legislator Mocks Trans Biden Nominee on Facebook, Apologizes

Legislator Mocks Trans Biden Nominee on Facebook, Apologizes

NEWS | Jan 23

A Pennsylvania legislator shared on Facebook an image mocking the appearance of the state's recently departed health secretary, a transgender woman who has been nominated to serve in the Biden administration, and then offered a general apology Saturday.

Business

In LA, Gay Bars, Restaurants Look to Crowdfunding to Survive

In LA, Gay Bars, Restaurants Look to Crowdfunding to Survive

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 23

LGBTQ bars and restaurants in greater Los Angeles are struggling to survive the second, and latest, COVID lockdown. Crowdfunding has proven to be a lifeline for many.

Technology

UK Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May be More Deadly

UK Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May be More Deadly

TECHNOLOGY | By Jill Lawless | Jan 22

There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain.

Cars

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

CARS | By Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher | Jan 21

The CEO of Stellantis, the carmaker created from the merger of PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, said Tuesday that the tie-up will help preserve jobs, factories and the 14 storied brands.

Health/Fitness

South Africa's Inability to Confront AIDS Shows the Dangers of America's COVID-19 Denialism

South Africa's Inability to Confront AIDS Shows the Dangers of America's COVID-19 Denialism

HEALTH/FITNESS | Jan 23

Americans could take some cautionary lessons from South Africa, the nation that fared the worst during the HIV/AIDS epidemic because of the many stumbles and mistakes of its different governments.

Travel

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

TRAVEL | By Hope Yen | Jan 21

"We need to build our economy back, better than ever, and the Department of Transportation can play a central role in this," the 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, intends to tell the Senate Commerce Committee.

Nightlife

In Protest, Oldest Amsterdam Gay Bar Adopts New Name - Ikea

In Protest, Oldest Amsterdam Gay Bar Adopts New Name - Ikea

NIGHTLIFE | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21

The new owners of Amsterdam's oldest gay bar have made a surprising change: The sign that used to read "Spijkerbar" now sports the name and logo of the furniture store Ikea.