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Gloria Estefan to be Honored in Miami at Annual National LGBTQ Task Force Gala

Gloria Estefan to be Honored in Miami at Annual National LGBTQ Task Force Gala

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 23
International superstar Gloria Estefan will be honored at the 2017 National LGBTQ Task Force Gala - Miami. The annual fundraising event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Former CIA Agent Wants to Buy Twitter to Kick Trump Off

Former CIA Agent Wants to Buy Twitter to Kick Trump Off

NEWS | Aug 23
Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can't use it.

Our Future: On the Rise of Lil Peep

Our Future: On the Rise of Lil Peep

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kyle Mangione-Smith | Aug 23
Lil Peep's recent acknowledgment that he is bisexual shouldn't have surprised anyone that knows him and his work. But why should we care a bit about Lil Peep?

Trump Preaches Unity to Vets After Fiery Political Speech

Trump Preaches Unity to Vets After Fiery Political Speech

NEWS | By Julie Bykowicz | Aug 23
One day after a searing speech tearing into the media and some Republicans, President Donald Trump returned Wednesday to calls for unity and love as he spoke to veterans Wednesday at an American Legion conference.

Violence in Charlottesville Leads to Soul-Searching at ACLU

Violence in Charlottesville Leads to Soul-Searching at ACLU

NEWS | By Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister | Aug 23
Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists' right to march in Charlottesville, the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a feeling among some of its members that was once considered heresy.

'Hellboy' Casting Prompts Backlash Over 'Whitewashing'

'Hellboy' Casting Prompts Backlash Over 'Whitewashing'

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 23
A Hollywood film yet again finds itself responding to a social-media outcry over the casting of a Caucasian actor in a role that was originally Asian-American.

Taylor Swift Ends Intrigue, Announces New Album in November

Taylor Swift Ends Intrigue, Announces New Album in November

ENTERTAINMENT | By Leanne Italie | Aug 23
Yes, Taylor Swift fans, Wednesday was a lucky one for you.

'Disjointed,' on Netflix with Kathy Bates, is a Half-Baked Sitcom

'Disjointed,' on Netflix with Kathy Bates, is a Half-Baked Sitcom

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 23
Netflix's "Disjointed," starring Kathy Bates, unfortunately lives up to its name, resulting in tonally confusing show that uses the same handful of pot jokes as a crutch and struggles to find its voice.

DaddyBear App Hooks Up Gay Men 'Not Living With HIV'

DaddyBear App Hooks Up Gay Men 'Not Living With HIV'

NEWS | Aug 23
A new app is causing heads to turn with its offer to hook up lonely rich sugar daddies with younger bears -- but only if they are HIV-negative.

SPLC Receives a Windfall of Donations Following Charlottesville

SPLC Receives a Windfall of Donations Following Charlottesville

NEWS | Aug 23
What's an anti-LGBT hate group's worst nightmare? This week it would be being forced to watch a George Clooney movie on a MacBook Pro that was paid for with a JP Morgan Chase credit card.


Technology

New App Connects LGBTQ Patients With Inclusive Doctors

New App Connects LGBTQ Patients With Inclusive Doctors

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 23
Three medical students from the University of Pennsylvania are gearing up to release their new app, SpectrumScores, by the end of August. It will connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients with doctors who are recognized as gay-friendly.


Finance

Officials: 'No Foreigners' Sale Sign Violates Civil Rights

Officials: 'No Foreigners' Sale Sign Violates Civil Rights

HOME | Aug 9
A veteran's front-yard sign advertising the sale of his home violates state and federal anti-discrimination laws because it indicates the owner won't sell to foreigners, according to Michigan Department of Civil Rights officials.


Cars

Insider Q&A: General Motors Learning the Rental Business

Insider Q&A: General Motors Learning the Rental Business

AUTO NEWS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Aug 23
General Motors Co. started its car-sharing service, Maven, just over a year ago, placing Chevrolets and Cadillacs in New York apartment buildings for occupants to rent.


Travel

Paris Tourism Group Reports 10-Year High for Hotels

Paris Tourism Group Reports 10-Year High for Hotels

Aug 23
The Paris region registered 16.4 million hotel guests during the first half of the year, a 10-year high following a plunge in tourism after the 2015 terror attacks in the French capital.


Nightlife

Beyond The Parade: Drag, Divas And More At Montreal Pride

Beyond The Parade: Drag, Divas And More At Montreal Pride

PHOTO ALBUMS | Aug 22
This year's Fierté Montréal went far beyond the Village, as revelers from around the world, including RuPaul's superstars, descended upon the city to celebrate.