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Celeb Dermatologist Arrested for Homophobic Rant

Celeb Dermatologist Arrested for Homophobic Rant

NEWS | Jul 31
Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Alex Khadavi was arrested and booked for felony criminal threats. The arrest came as a result of a homophobic rant that Khadavi made in a posh LA condo lobby on July 7.

PTown Resident Andrew Sullivan Wonders, 'Do We Really Want to Get Back To Living?'

PTown Resident Andrew Sullivan Wonders, 'Do We Really Want to Get Back To Living?'

NEWS | Jul 31
PTown resident Andrew Sullivan says the Covid outbreak in his hometown came from a perfect storm of events, though he his skeptical of further government intervention in controlling the virus spread.

French Police Clash with Anti-Virus Pass Protesters in Paris

French Police Clash with Anti-Virus Pass Protesters in Paris

NEWS | By Boubkar Benzabat and Elaine Ganley | Jul 31
Thousands of people protested France's special virus pass by marching through Paris and other French cities on Saturday.

Olympic Attention To Mental Health: Can NBC Coverage Pivot?

Olympic Attention To Mental Health: Can NBC Coverage Pivot?

HEALTH/FITNESS | By David Bauder | Jul 31
The network that presents the Games has been forced to pivot, and the addition of Michael Phelps to its broadcast team turned into a master stroke for unanticipated reasons.

Chinese-Canadian Pop Star Detained on Suspicion of Rape

Chinese-Canadian Pop Star Detained on Suspicion of Rape

NEWS | Jul 31
Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained by Beijing police on suspicion of rape, police announced Saturday,

Hulu Renews 'Love, Victor' for Third Season

Hulu Renews 'Love, Victor' for Third Season

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 31
Hulu has renewed the gay teen drama series "Love, Victor" for a third season.

Staying Perfect: Dressel Wins Another Gold with World Record

Staying Perfect: Dressel Wins Another Gold with World Record

NEWS | By Paul Newberry | Jul 31
Caeleb Dressel won his third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a world record in the 100-meter butterfly Saturday.

Watch: Lil Nas X's Uncensored 'Industry Baby' Video

Watch: Lil Nas X's Uncensored 'Industry Baby' Video

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 31
Lil Nas X releases an "uncensored" version of his new "Industry Baby" music video and sets the perfect thirst trap and trick.

Evictions Looming, Biden Fails to Get Congress to Extend Ban

Evictions Looming, Biden Fails to Get Congress to Extend Ban

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro, Michael Casey and Josh Boak | Jul 31
A nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire Saturday after President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress worked furiously but ultimately failed to align on a long-shot strategy to prevent millions of Americans from being forced from their homes.

Trump Urged Justice Officials to Declare Election 'Corrupt'

Trump Urged Justice Officials to Declare Election 'Corrupt'

NEWS | By Eric Tucker | Jul 31
President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the results of the 2020 election "corrupt" in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation.


News

Florida Coronavirus Cases Jump 50% as Surge Continues

Florida Coronavirus Cases Jump 50% as Surge Continues

NATIONAL | By Terry Spencer and Adriana Gomez Licon | Jul 31
Florida's coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, the state Health Department reported Friday, continuing a six-week surge that has seen it responsible for 1 in 5 new infections nationally, becoming the outbreak's epicenter.


Business

Top of the Class: Why Vivint Smart Security Scores High Marks Among Consumers

Top of the Class: Why Vivint Smart Security Scores High Marks Among Consumers

CRIME | By Matthew Wexler | Jul 30
For the LGBTQ community, safety and security have never been more critical, but not all smart security systems are created equal. Here's what you should be looking for to protect your home and property.


Technology

Robotic Police Dogs: Useful Hounds or Dehumanizing Machines?

Robotic Police Dogs: Useful Hounds or Dehumanizing Machines?

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien | Jul 31
Privacy watchdogs — the human kind — warn that police are secretly rushing to buy the robots without setting safeguards against aggressive, invasive or dehumanizing uses.


Finance

Study: Gay and Bi Men Earn Less, Lesbians Earn More, Than Straight Counterparts

Study: Gay and Bi Men Earn Less, Lesbians Earn More, Than Straight Counterparts

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 30
The tattered myth that gays are generally better off than their heterosexual peers took another hit with a new study that reconfirms gay and bisexual men earn less than straight men do.


Cars

Edmunds' Guide to Vehicle History Reports

Edmunds' Guide to Vehicle History Reports

AUTO NEWS | By Ronald Montoya, Edmunds | Jul 31
Several companies sell vehicle history reports, promising to reveal the past of any given vehicle. In this article, we'll take a look at the two largest vehicle history report providers.


Style

Sober Queer Spaces Gaining Ground

Sober Queer Spaces Gaining Ground

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 30
Creating a rainbow oasis of diversity and inclusion was, for decades, the role of the gay and lesbian bar. But what about those in recovery, or who just aren't attracted to the bar scene? Alternatives do exist.


Travel

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

CRIME | By David Koenig | Jul 30
Nearly one in five flight attendants say they have witnessed physical incidents involving passengers this year, and their union is calling for criminal prosecution of people who act up on planes.


Nightlife

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

NATIONAL | By Naveen Kumar | Jul 30
The idea that sexual desire might be understood as mere preference — like a favorite ice cream flavor — is reductive. "Just a preference" is a familiar and reflexive shield for what experts call racialized sexual discrimination.