Gay Portland: The Latest

2 in 5 Americans Live Where COVID-19 Strains Hospital ICUs

2 in 5 Americans Live Where COVID-19 Strains Hospital ICUs

NEWS | By Carla K. Johnson, Nicky Forster | Jan 25
Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation's intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates.

Wentworth Miller Back on 'SVU', Seeking Authenticity in Every Role

Wentworth Miller Back on 'SVU', Seeking Authenticity in Every Role

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 25
Wentworth Miller returns to "Law and Order: SVU" this week as ADA Isaiah Holmes, a LGBTQ district attorney that the actor feels represents the kind of nuanced gay roles he wants to play.

Brazil's LGBT Refugees Tell Their Stories in the Short Film 'Hazte Sentir'

Brazil's LGBT Refugees Tell Their Stories in the Short Film 'Hazte Sentir'

ARTS & CULTURE | By Jim Provenzano | Jan 24
The short film "Hazte Sentir (Make Yourself Heard)" documents a moment in the lives of LGBT refugees in Manaus, the largest city in Brazil's Amazonas state. Cineola and Frameline share the collaborative film free online.

Armie Hammer's Exes Call Him Out — Watching 'Secretary,' Love Bites & Bound Mannequins

Armie Hammer's Exes Call Him Out — Watching 'Secretary,' Love Bites & Bound Mannequins

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 24
If the old adage that there's no such thing as bad publicity, then Armie Hammer is at the top of his game.

PopUps: Ricky Martin Turns Heads After Bleaching Beard Blond

PopUps: Ricky Martin Turns Heads After Bleaching Beard Blond

STYLE | Jan 24
Ricky Martin surprised fans this week when he debuted a new look on social media: A bleach blond beard.

Was the New York Times Tone-Deaf in Reporting Matthew Camp's Arson Attack?

Was the New York Times Tone-Deaf in Reporting Matthew Camp's Arson Attack?

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 24
Was the New York Times tone-deaf in reporting the arson attack on adult male performer's home last week?

Around the Web — Straight Guys Reveal Their Gayest Experiences on Reddit

Around the Web — Straight Guys Reveal Their Gayest Experiences on Reddit

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 24
Over on Reddit, there is a lively forum of straight guys revealing their gayest experiences. Here is a sample of their posts.

One Million Moms Find Two Men Sharing a Creme Egg 'Disgusting' and 'Gross'

One Million Moms Find Two Men Sharing a Creme Egg 'Disgusting' and 'Gross'

NEWS | Jan 24
It shouldn't surprise anyone that the cranky Christian group One Million Moms are not fond of the Cadbury Creme Egg ad campaign featuring two men sharing one of the seasonal treats.

Watch: Mom Takes Credit for Her OnlyFans Star Son's Biggest Asset

Watch: Mom Takes Credit for Her OnlyFans Star Son's Biggest Asset

NEWS | Jan 24
A British OnlyFans star posted a sweet video of support from his mother.

Frayed or Fab? 'Rupaul's Drag Race Fashion Recap, Episode 4

Frayed or Fab? 'Rupaul's Drag Race Fashion Recap, Episode 4

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Jan 24
The queens reunited in Episode 4 — let the competition begin! The final runway, "Trains... for Days" catapulted some to the front of the pack and left others in the caboose. Find out what we thought of this week's fashion.


News

In LA, Gay Bars, Restaurants Look to Crowdfunding to Survive

In LA, Gay Bars, Restaurants Look to Crowdfunding to Survive

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 24
LGBTQ bars and restaurants in greater Los Angeles are struggling to survive the second, and latest, COVID lockdown. Crowdfunding has proven to be a lifeline for many.


Business

Pillowgate: Mike Lindell Sues Daily Mail Over Claims He Dated Jane Krakowski

Pillowgate: Mike Lindell Sues Daily Mail Over Claims He Dated Jane Krakowski

CELEBRITIES | Jan 23
With his product being removed from store shelves and websites after his meddling in the insurrection aftermath, My Pillow magnate Mike Lindell is now suing a British newspaper over a published rumor that he's dating "30 Rock" star Jane Krakowski.


Technology

UK Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May be More Deadly

UK Chief Scientist Says New Virus Variant May be More Deadly

SCIENCE | By Jill Lawless | Jan 22
There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain.


Cars

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

Stellantis CEO: New Car Company Will Protect Jobs and Brands

AUTO NEWS | By Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher | Jan 21
The CEO of Stellantis, the carmaker created from the merger of PSA Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, said Tuesday that the tie-up will help preserve jobs, factories and the 14 storied brands.


Travel

Biden to Reinstate COVID Travel Rules, Add South Africa

Biden to Reinstate COVID Travel Rules, Add South Africa

By Aamer Madhani | Jan 25
President Joe Biden on Monday will formally reinstate COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-U.S. travelers from Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and 26 other European countries that allow travel across open borders, according to two White House officials


Nightlife

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

Confirmed: WeHo Gay Bar Faultline has Shuttered Longtime Location

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jan 23
The owner of West Hollywood gay bar Faultline has confirmed an earlier report that the establishment has closed down its longtime location. The bar will hopefully reopen elsewhere in the future.