Gay Portland: The Latest

Loathed NYC Bus Terminal is Bound for an Upgrade

Loathed NYC Bus Terminal is Bound for an Upgrade

NEWS | By David Porter | Jan 25
New York City's main bus terminal, long ridiculed for leaky ceilings, dirty bathrooms and frequent delays, could be in for a major overhaul.

Belgium Bans Leisure Travel for a Month to Combat Pandemic

Belgium Bans Leisure Travel for a Month to Combat Pandemic

NEWS | By Raf Casert | Jan 25
Belgium is banning all leisure travel abroad for its citizens as of next week and until March, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 and its virulent variants.

Budweiser Joins Coke, Pepsi Brands in Sitting Out Super Bowl

Budweiser Joins Coke, Pepsi Brands in Sitting Out Super Bowl

NEWS | By Mae Anderson and Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 25
For the first time since 1983, when Anheuser-Busch used all of its ad time to introduce a beer called Bud Light, the beer giant isn't advertising its iconic Budweiser brand during the Super Bowl.

House Sending Trump Impeachment to Senate, GOP Opposes Trial

House Sending Trump Impeachment to Senate, GOP Opposes Trial

NEWS | By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Jan 25
As the House prepares to bring the impeachment charge against Donald Trump to the Senate for trial, a growing number of Republican senators say they are opposed to the proceeding.

Insurers Add Food to Coverage Menu as Way to Improve Health

Insurers Add Food to Coverage Menu as Way to Improve Health

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Tom Murphy | Jan 25
When COVID-19 first swarmed the United States, one health insurer called some customers with a question: Do you have enough to eat?

AP Source: Biden to Drop Trump's Military Transgender Ban

AP Source: Biden to Drop Trump's Military Transgender Ban

NEWS | By Lolita C. Baldor, Zeke Miller | Jan 25
President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military.

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.


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.


Style

Dry January is Moist for Some at the Rocky Start of 2021

Dry January is Moist for Some at the Rocky Start of 2021

FOOD/DRINK | By Leanne Italie | Jan 25
A raging pandemic, tumultuous presidential election and deadly Capitol insurrection have combined to make the annual tradition of Dry January more moist than air-tight for some.


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.