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Filipino-American TV Personality Mond Gutierrez Come Out as Gay

Filipino-American TV Personality Mond Gutierrez Come Out as Gay

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 2

American-born Filipino TV host, columnist, entrepreneur and occasional actor Raymond Gutierrez has come out as gay in the August 2021 cover story for Mega Entertainment magazine.

Watch: John Oliver Says 'And Just Like That' Needs Samantha

Watch: John Oliver Says 'And Just Like That' Needs Samantha

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 2

On Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver expressed his dismay that "And Just Like That" is being filmed without Kim Cattrall.

US Hits 70% Vaccination Rate — a Month Late, Amid Surge

US Hits 70% Vaccination Rate — a Month Late, Amid Surge

NEWS | By Mike Catalani | Aug 2

Despite finally reaching a 70% goal, cities and states have moved to reinstate precautions to counter a crisis blamed on the fast-spreading variant and stubborn resistance to getting the vaccine.

DaBaby Officially Apologizes for Homophobic HIV Comments

DaBaby Officially Apologizes for Homophobic HIV Comments

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 2

After dancing around the nature of his controversial comments during the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, the rapper took to Instagram to share an official statement.

Alicia Vikander Wants Trans Women and Men Actors Playing Cis Characters

Alicia Vikander Wants Trans Women and Men Actors Playing Cis Characters

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 2

Despite the problematic casting, Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander shared that Eddie Redmayne was "wonderful in role" and the film was a "learning experience."

An LGBTQ Insider's Guide to Washington, DC

An LGBTQ Insider's Guide to Washington, DC

SPONSORED CONTENT | Aug 2

Much of what makes Washington, DC an attractive destination for members of the LGBTQ community to call home also makes it an ideal getaway for LGBTQ travelers — here are some of their favorite picks.

Matt Damon Finally Realizes It's 2021, Vows To Stop Using the 'F-Word'

Matt Damon Finally Realizes It's 2021, Vows To Stop Using the 'F-Word'

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 2

Matt Damon may have the reputation of being a Hollywood nice guy, but how nice would he seem if you overheard a conversation with him and his daughter during which he often dropped the F-word?

Gay Dads Sue NYC Schools That Blamed Their Son for Homophobic Abuse

Gay Dads Sue NYC Schools That Blamed Their Son for Homophobic Abuse

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 2

Two fathers have brought suit against the NYC school system, claiming that school administrators not only did nothing to stop the homophobic bullying their son endured, they also blamed the child for the attacks he suffered.

The Long But Hidden History of Queer Women in Sport

The Long But Hidden History of Queer Women in Sport

NEWS | Aug 2

A queer athlete, sports enthusiast, and sociologist searches for stories about queer women who earned their livelihood playing sports.

Tempting Tastes Around the US Celebrate Peru's Bicentennial

Tempting Tastes Around the US Celebrate Peru's Bicentennial

TRAVEL | By Matthew Wexler | Aug 2

Though a visit to South America's northwest coast may be a bit out of reach these days, there are exceptional places stateside to celebrate Peru's independence, along with nearby LGBTQ hot spots.

News

NYC's Hell's Kitchen Nightlife Bounces Back With New Openings

NYC's Hell's Kitchen Nightlife Bounces Back With New Openings

NEWS | By Ryan Leeds | Aug 2

The the Roarin' 20s have begun! New York City's queer hub — Hell's Kitchen — bursts back to life with a slate of new LGBTQ bar openings that promises to revitalize the neighborhood for locals and tourists alike.

Business

Pandemic Eviction Crisis Leads To Greater Tenant Protections

Pandemic Eviction Crisis Leads To Greater Tenant Protections

BUSINESS | By Michael Casey and Ben Finley | Aug 1

There is a growing national movement — bolstered by tens of billions of dollars in federal rental assistance — to find ways to keep millions of at-risk tenants hurt by the coronavirus pandemic in their homes.

Technology

Robotic Police Dogs: Useful Hounds or Dehumanizing Machines?

Robotic Police Dogs: Useful Hounds or Dehumanizing Machines?

TECHNOLOGY | 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

FINANCE | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 31

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

CARS | 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.

Health/Fitness

Florida Breaks Record for COVID -19 Hospitalizations

Florida Breaks Record for COVID -19 Hospitalizations

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Mike Schneider | Aug 2

A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida on Sunday broke a previous record for current hospitalizations set more than a year ago before vaccines were available.

Travel

Air Travel Hits Another Pandemic High, Flight Delays Grow

Air Travel Hits Another Pandemic High, Flight Delays Grow

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Aug 2

Air travel in the U.S. is hitting new pandemic-era highs, and airlines are scrambling to keep up with the summer-vacation crowds.

Nightlife

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park Chicago :: July 29-August 1, 2021

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park Chicago :: July 29-August 1, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 2

Lollapalooza returned to Chicago in Grant Park to celebrate 30 years as a music festival. LGBTQIA+ representation was not only in the crowd, but the performers as well.