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Crescendo, SF Gay Men's Chorus Gala, to Include Special Guests
San Francisco, CA

Crescendo, SF Gay Men's Chorus Gala, to Include Special Guests

NEWS | By Jim Provenzano | Aug 3
San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus' annual Crescendo gala goes online with honors to singer-actor Billy Porter, activist Ariadne Getty, and special guests Kristin Chenoweth, Alex Newell, Wilson Cruz, and more.

Kanye West Withdraws Petition to Get on NJ's 2020 Ballot

Kanye West Withdraws Petition to Get on NJ's 2020 Ballot

NEWS | By Mike Catalini | Aug 4
Kanye West withdrew his petition to appear as a presidential candidate on New Jersey's ballot, according to an email chain between a judge and what appears to be the rapper's campaign email address.

Watch: Penn. Grocery Store's Homophobic Sign Sparks Support for LGBTQ Community

Watch: Penn. Grocery Store's Homophobic Sign Sparks Support for LGBTQ Community

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 4
A sign displayed by a Pennsylvania grocery store contained fallacious claims about COVID-19 and anti-gay rhetoric, sparking a rally in support of the LGBTQ community.

Watch the Stream of  'Broadway Bares: Zoom'

Watch the Stream of 'Broadway Bares: Zoom'

Tens of thousands of fans around the world "Zoomed In" to watch sensational striptease when the first-ever digital edition of Broadway Bares streamed August 1, 2020, and raised $596,504 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

PopUps: Kit Harington Reaches Below the Belt on London Street... And Twitter Goes Wild

PopUps: Kit Harington Reaches Below the Belt on London Street... And Twitter Goes Wild

Twitter users can't contain themselves after "Game of Thrones" star Kit Harington was spotted...adjusting his pants in London this week.

Swedish Pop Star Darin Comes Out

Swedish Pop Star Darin Comes Out

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 4
Swedish pop star Darin Zanyar has come out as gay in a Pride greeting posted to Instagram.

Ellen Called 'Talk Show Karen' as Producers Pledge, 'The Show Will Go On'

Ellen Called 'Talk Show Karen' as Producers Pledge, 'The Show Will Go On'

Ellen DeGeneres plans on returning to television later this month as her producers promise staff better work environment, while former staffers label her 'Talk Show Karen.'

Florida Democratic Challenger Apologizes for 'Insensitive' Anti-LGBTQ Social Media Posts

Florida Democratic Challenger Apologizes for 'Insensitive' Anti-LGBTQ Social Media Posts

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 4
Political neophyte Albert Chester has issued apologies in the wake of old social media posts that called marriage equality a "proud stand for unnatural lusts and desires," among other anti-LGTBQ statements.

Twitter Reacts to Katy Perry's Support of Ellen DeGeneres Amid Controversy

Twitter Reacts to Katy Perry's Support of Ellen DeGeneres Amid Controversy

Katy Perry tweeted her support for Ellen DeGeneres, who faces controversy after reports of a toxic workplace environment on her daytime talkshow and other serious allegations.

Community Through Cocktails: Stoli's Nationwide Effort to Unite

Community Through Cocktails: Stoli's Nationwide Effort to Unite

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Aug 4
The Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic may be on hiatus, but its impact on the LGBTQ community is in full swing.


News

Salt Lake City School District Apologizes for Yearbook Quote Seen as Anti-Trans

Salt Lake City School District Apologizes for Yearbook Quote Seen as Anti-Trans

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 4
Officials with the Salt Lake City School District issued an apology after a student at Highland High School posted at social media about a yearbook quote that seemed to slam transgender people.



Entertainment

Review: 'Swallow' is One of the Best Films of 2020

Review: 'Swallow' is One of the Best Films of 2020

ENTERTAINMENT | By Megan Kearns | Aug 4
"Swallow," Carlo Mirabella-Davis' powerful feminist film about control and bodily autonomy, is now available on Blu-ray from Scream Factory and IFC Midnight.



Business

LGBTQ Tour Operator VACAYA Announces 'Close-to-Home' 2021 River Cruise

LGBTQ Tour Operator VACAYA Announces 'Close-to-Home' 2021 River Cruise

TRAVEL | Aug 4
VACAYA, which made waves in 2019 with its inaugural east coast LGBTQ cruise that included an overnight dock in Provincetown, returns in 2021 with another domestic offering.



Cars

Plug It In: Electric Car Charging Station Numbers Are Rising

Plug It In: Electric Car Charging Station Numbers Are Rising

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Aug 3
There are now 26,000 electric vehicle charging stations open to the public in the U.S., with more than 84,000 plugs. But the country, and the world, will need thousands more.



Health/Fitness

Watch: 20-Minute At-Home Back Workout

Watch: 20-Minute At-Home Back Workout

Fitness expert Maddie Lymburner offers an easy-to-follow workout for a part of the body that we usually ignore during workout sessions. Don't forget your back!



Nightlife

Summer Flashback: Fire Island

Summer Flashback: Fire Island

Fire Island remains one of the major summer destinations as the place to relax and party during summer. But this year public events are out, officially at least. Here's a look back at some of them - from drag flotillas to beach parties.