LGBTQ News and More

Drag Performer Sues Blogger for Defamation over Edited Video

Drag Performer Sues Blogger for Defamation over Edited Video

NEWS | By Rebecca Boone | Sep 29

A drag performer has filed a defamation lawsuit against a far-right blogger he accuses of releasing a doctored video that falsely made it look as if he had exposed himself to children.

Vaccine Appears to Protect Against Monkeypox, CDC Says

Vaccine Appears to Protect Against Monkeypox, CDC Says

NEWS | By Amanda Seitz | Sep 29

At-risk people who received a single dose of the monkeypox vaccine in U.S. efforts against the virus appeared to be significantly less likely to get sick, public health officials announced Wednesday, even as they urged a second dose for full protection.

OU Health Ceasing Some Gender Care after Funds Threatened

OU Health Ceasing Some Gender Care after Funds Threatened

NEWS | By Sean Murphy | Sep 29

The University of Oklahoma Medical Center confirmed it will stop offering some gender-affirming medical treatments after state lawmakers threatened to withhold millions of dollars in federal funding earmarked for the University Hospitals Authority.

Controversial 'Vatican Falls' to Get Off-Broadway Production

Controversial 'Vatican Falls' to Get Off-Broadway Production

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 28

"Vatican Falls," the controversial play written by Frank J. Avella that closely examines the Catholic sex abuse scandal, will have its debut this fall.

New Book Recounts Donald Trump's Homophobia, Anti-Trans Rhetoric

New Book Recounts Donald Trump's Homophobia, Anti-Trans Rhetoric

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 28

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman details episodes in her upcoming book "Confidence Man" that illustrate the one-term president's transphobia and anti-LGBTQ+ speech and attitudes.

Romantic Puerto Vallarta — Beyond the Zona Romántica

Romantic Puerto Vallarta — Beyond the Zona Romántica

TRAVEL | By Brandon Schultz | Sep 28

With steamy beach days and sizzling nightlife dominating the social scene, it's no wonder that a vibrant LGBTQ+ village has been thriving in Puerto Vallarta.

Dermatologists Wish You'd Stop Doing These Things

Dermatologists Wish You'd Stop Doing These Things

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Sep 28

A group of dermatologists recently shared their thoughts with HuffPost about the bad habits they most wish we'd all break.

A Backwards 'Bohème?' Tenor Jesus Garcia Talks of Adventurous Production's Challenges

A Backwards 'Bohème?' Tenor Jesus Garcia Talks of Adventurous Production's Challenges

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Sep 28

The upcoming production of "La Bohème" at Boston Lyric Opera is something unusual: It is told in reverse. No doubt this brings challenges to singers. Acclaimed tenor Jesus Garcia talks about playing Rodolfo.

Netflix Drops LGBTQ Tag on Jeffrey Dahmer Series After Outrage

Netflix Drops LGBTQ Tag on Jeffrey Dahmer Series After Outrage

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 28

The streaming giant gave no reason for the change of tag but it most likely had something to do with viewers not wanting the series associated with LGBTQ history.

Transgender Deputy Suing Georgia County Goes to Trial
Fire Island, NY

Transgender Deputy Suing Georgia County Goes to Trial

NEWS | Sep 27

A sheriff's deputy returned to court Monday for a civil trial seeking monetary damages from the Georgia county that employs her after a federal judge ruled her bosses illegally denied the deputy health coverage for gender-confirmation surgery.

News

Virginia Students Protest Youngkin Transgender Policies

Virginia Students Protest Youngkin Transgender Policies

NEWS | By Sarah Rankin and Matthew Barakat | Sep 28

Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed changes to the state's guidance on transgender student policies, revisions that would roll back some accommodations.

Entertainment

Arizona Museum Exhibit Marks End to de Kooning Painting Saga

Arizona Museum Exhibit Marks End to de Kooning Painting Saga

ENTERTAINMENT | By Terry Tang | Sep 29

After a Willem de Kooning painting was brazenly stolen from an Arizona museum, nobody could have predicted "Woman-Ochre" would find its way back through the kindness of strangers.

Business

900 Apply for NY's First Licenses to Sell Recreational Pot

900 Apply for NY's First Licenses to Sell Recreational Pot

BUSINESS | Sep 29

More than 900 would-be pot shop operators have applied for a chance to open New York state's first legal dispensaries for recreational marijuana, regulators said Wednesday.

Finance

Fed Officials Call for More Rate Hikes to Fight Inflation

Fed Officials Call for More Rate Hikes to Fight Inflation

FINANCE | By Christopher Rugaber | Sep 27

The Federal Reserve will have to keep boosting its benchmark interest rate to a point that raises unemployment and gets inflation down from unusually high levels, two officials said in separate remarks Monday.

Cars

Ford to Invest $700M, Add 500 Jobs at Louisville Truck Plant

Ford to Invest $700M, Add 500 Jobs at Louisville Truck Plant

CARS | By Dylan Lovan and Tom Krisher | Sep 28

Ford will invest $700 million mainly at its Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, creating about 500 new jobs over the next four years.

Style

Cher Appears at Balmain Finale at Paris Fashion Week

Cher Appears at Balmain Finale at Paris Fashion Week

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Sep 29

Paris Fashion Week roared into full gear Wednesday with atmospherics and excitement over Balmain's evening fashion-music festival spectacular.

Health/Fitness

Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Early Results of Study

Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise in Early Results of Study

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Tom Murphy | Sep 29

Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer's disease soared Wednesday after Japan's Eisai Co. said its potential treatment appeared to slow the fatal disease in a late-stage study.

Nightlife

Folsom Street Fair 2022

Folsom Street Fair 2022

NIGHTLIFE | By photo by Steven Underhill | Sep 26

Kink in all its glory hit the South of Market streets for the annual Folsom Street Fair on Sept. 25. Attendees dressed in leather, rubber, fetish gear, drag — and for some not dressed in much at all — enjoyed strutting their kinky garb.