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Virginia Senate Passes Pair of Nondiscrimination Bills

NEWS | By John Riley | Feb 6
The Virginia Senate on Friday passed a pair of nondiscrimination bills with bipartisan support, sending them to the House of Delegates for consideration.

D.C. Council Passes Health Care Cultural Competency Bill

NEWS | By John Riley | Feb 6
The D.C. Council approved a first-of-its-kind bill that would require all licensed, certified and registered health care professionals to undergo cultural competency training on health challenges that specifically affect members of the LGBT community.

What Killed Indiana's GLBT Protections Measure? Election Year Politics

NEWS | By John Riley | Feb 6
Social conservatives claim that extending any sort of protection to LGBT people, even with religious exemptions, constitutes a grave violation of their First Amendment rights.

Michigan 'Dog Bill' Proposes Steep Jail Time for 'Sodomy'

NEWS | Feb 6
The Michigan state senate has approved an animal protection bill that would incidentally reinforce the state's already existing -- and unconstitutional -- ban on same-sex intimacy.

Samantha Bee's 'Full Frontal' on TBS Ready to Cause a Buzz

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber | Feb 6
After a day of dutifully answering reporters' questions about her new TBS show, "Full Frontal," Samantha Bee confesses to an urgent desire. "I want a ponytail so badly. I want my hair out of my face. I want my jeans on and flat shoes," says Bee.

'London Spy' is a Slow-Burning, But Thrilling Gay Drama

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 6
"London Spy" is a progressive and thoroughly entertaining drama that's never afraid of its gayness.

Arkansas GOP, Having Embraced Term Limits, is Now Conflicted

NEWS | By Andrew DeMillo | Feb 6
Arkansas was among the first states to embrace the term limits movement. But now that Republicans have turned the state red, things have gotten... complicated.

Utah Lawmaker: Pornography A Public Health Crisis

NEWS | By Brady McCombs and Michelle L. Price | Feb 6
A state senator in Utah wants to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets.

5 Places in L.A. to Soak Up Oscar Vibes

ENTERTAINMENT | By Solvej Shou | Feb 6
It's Oscar season in Los Angeles. With the 88th annual Academy Awards scheduled for Feb. 28, here are five places in L.A. to soak up those glitzy Oscars vibes and maybe even run into one of the nominees.

Super Bowl 50: Cam Newton's Carolina Panthers Take on Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos

NEWS | By Mike Halterman | Feb 6
If you're a big football fan, you're on pins and needles waiting for the 50th annual Super Bowl match-up coming up on February 7. Here's what to know going in.


News

CA Democratic Party Signals Support for Out Candidates

POLITICS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 6
A number of out Democratic non-incumbents seeking state legislative seats have secured pre-endorsements ahead of the California Democratic Party's convention to be held later this month in San Jose.


Entertainment

Hot Choreography at the Ballet

THEATRE | By Paul Parish | Feb 6
San Francisco Ballet opened its winter season last week with two programs of mixed bills, each of which featured a world premiere by a hot choreographer.


Business

Jobs Report Helps Ease Concerns A Recession Might Be Nearing

FINANCE | By Christopher S. Rugaber | Feb 6
U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession may loom in the next year or two.


Technology

Review Reveals Problems Protecting Workers from Pesticides

SCIENCE | By Jason Dearen | Feb 6
An Associated Press review of federal and state enforcement data and other records revealed that the pesticide-safety system is riddled with problems: Investigations often take years to complete and result in few penalties.


Finance

Is That Credit Card With the Annual Fee Really Worth It?

SAVING | By Ken Sweet | Jan 31
The biggest months for adding and dropping credit cards are December and January, so now's the time to make sure that $95 annual fee is really worth it.


Cars

2016 Kia Sedona's Warranty, Insides Make It Must-See Minivan

AUTO NEWS | By Ann M. Job | Feb 6
With the best warranty coverage of any minivan and an award-winning and inviting interior, the 2016 Kia Sedona is a must-see for anyone looking to buy a spacious and comfortable family ride.


Style

Out There :: Healdsburg Hejira

FOOD/DRINK | By Roberto Friedman | Feb 6
Everyone has their favorite local getaway for escaping the city, and for Out There, it's Healdsburg, CA.


Health/Fitness

Claiming Anti-Gay Discrimination, NYC Man Sues Hospital

HEALTH | Feb 5
A man is suing a New York City-area hospital for discrimination, claiming he was ignored and that staffers used gay slurs towards him during a September trip to the emergency room.


Travel

Zika-Mania: Virus Continues to Wreak Havoc Across Americas

By Beth J. Harpaz | Feb 4
Some travelers are trading in Caribbean and Latin American vacations for ski trips and Hawaii as they rethink destination weddings, babymoons and other getaways in light of the Zika virus.


Nightlife

'L Word' Celesbians Reunite for Dinah's 'Hot as L' Showcase

SPECIAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Feb 5
Club Skirts, in association with SHOWTIME, will present "Hot as L," one of the Dinah Shore Weekend's signature events, featuring some of our community's most beloved and popular stars including Elizabeth Keener, Clementine Ford and Tracy Reyerson.