Gay Portland: The Latest

The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Maluma, CNCO to Perform at MTV VMAs

The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Maluma, CNCO to Perform at MTV VMAs

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | Aug 11
Chart-topping Grammy winners The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch are set to perform at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards this month.

Racist Videos Bring Attention to US House Race in Georgia

Racist Videos Bring Attention to US House Race in Georgia

NEWS | Aug 11
A Republican criticized for promoting racist videos and supporting the far-right conspiracy theory site QAnon faces a neurosurgeon who campaigned on his experience in a GOP primary runoff for an open U.S. House seat in Georgia.

Pop Culturing: 'I May Destroy You' May Destroy You, but it's Vital TV

Pop Culturing: 'I May Destroy You' May Destroy You, but it's Vital TV

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 11
Michaela Coel's incredibly impressive new series "I May Destroy You," currently airing on HBO, is the best and most important TV show of 2020 so far.

Howard Stern to Ellen: 'Just Be a Prick'

Howard Stern to Ellen: 'Just Be a Prick'

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 11
Howard Stern had some advice for Ellen on Monday: 'Just be a prick.'

The 22nd Edition of OUTShine LGBTQ Film Festival Kicks Off Aug. 20

The 22nd Edition of OUTShine LGBTQ Film Festival Kicks Off Aug. 20

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 11
"Stage Mother," a new comedy-drama, will kick-off the 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival on Thursday, August 20, at 7 p.m.

2020 Outfest LGBTQ Film Festival Goes Virtual & Announces Full Lineup

2020 Outfest LGBTQ Film Festival Goes Virtual & Announces Full Lineup

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 11
Outfest debuts an outdoor program and streaming platform to bring 160+ films, including 35 world premieres, 10 North American premieres and 4 U.S. premieres to Los Angeles for 2020.

Mormon Psychologist Apologizes for History of Anti-LGBTQ Views

Mormon Psychologist Apologizes for History of Anti-LGBTQ Views

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 11
Dr. Allen Bergin, a psychologist and influential member of the Mormon Church has issued an apology for past anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and beliefs. He has two gay sons and a gay grandson.

Watch: Cardi B's New Song 'WAP' Triggers More Republicans to Have Twitter Meltdowns

Watch: Cardi B's New Song 'WAP' Triggers More Republicans to Have Twitter Meltdowns

NEWS | Aug 11
Cardi B's new single "WAP," featuring Megan Thee Stallion, is striking a chord with conservatives who have taken their tantrums over the song to Twitter.

Straight British Couple Sentenced for Same-Sex Blackmail Plot

Straight British Couple Sentenced for Same-Sex Blackmail Plot

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 11
A British heterosexual couple were sentenced in connection with a plot to extort money from a husband and father who had been "struggling" with his sexuality.

Bosnian Islamic Cleric Gives Thanks for COVID, Canceled Pride Event

Bosnian Islamic Cleric Gives Thanks for COVID, Canceled Pride Event

NEWS | Aug 11
A Muslim cleric in Bosnia-Herzogovina took to Facebook to express gratitude that the global COVID-19 pandemic has meant the cancellation of what would have been only the second Pride parade in Sarajevo.


Business

McDonald's Sues Ousted CEO, Alleging Employee Relationships

McDonald's Sues Ousted CEO, Alleging Employee Relationships

WORKPLACE | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Aug 10
McDonald's says it's suing Stephen Easterbrook, the CEO it ousted last year over an inappropriate relationship with an employee, alleging Monday that he covered up relationships with other employees and destroyed evidence.


Technology

JustForFans Founder Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior with Models, Intimidation

JustForFans Founder Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior with Models, Intimidation

JustForFans has become one of the web's leading sites for adult male performers to distribute their content to fans. But its founder, Dominic Ford, has been accused of inappropriate sexual behavior by two of his former models.


Cars

Edmunds: With Low Interest Rates, Should You Lease or Buy?

Edmunds: With Low Interest Rates, Should You Lease or Buy?

AUTO NEWS | By Will Kaufman of Edmunds | Aug 10
With interest rates at record lows, is it still worth leasing a new car? We took a look at the financial outcomes of buying and leasing to see how current finance trends might affect your decision.


Health/Fitness

Over 900 Health Workers Have Died of COVID-19. And the Toll Is Rising.

Over 900 Health Workers Have Died of COVID-19. And the Toll Is Rising.

HEALTH | By Danielle Renwick, The Guardian, and Shoshana Dubnow | Aug 11
As coronavirus cases surge — and dire shortages of lifesaving protective gear like N95 masks, gowns and gloves persist — the nation's health care workers are again facing life-threatening conditions in Southern and Western states.


Travel

US Stops Advising Against Global Travel, but Hits Mexico

US Stops Advising Against Global Travel, but Hits Mexico

Aug 7
The U.S. State Department dropped its global "Level 4" health warning urging people not to travel abroad Thursday, but promptly re-imposed that same advisory level on Mexico.


Nightlife

Summer Flashback: Ptown Carnival, Part 1

Summer Flashback: Ptown Carnival, Part 1

CULTURE | Aug 10
Provincetown Carnival attracts somewhere near 80,000 people to the town for the celebrations - something impossible in this year of COVID. The event was scheduled to begin this Friday. Here's a look back at carnival past - part 1 of 2.