Gay Ft. Lauderdale: The Latest

7 LGBTQ Chefs Cooking Up Pride From the Heartland

7 LGBTQ Chefs Cooking Up Pride From the Heartland

STYLE | By Kelsy Chauvin | Jun 18
Chefs across the Midwest, Great Plains, and other heartland states are rocking the culinary arts in their hometowns and beyond. Here are seven stellar LGBTQ chefs who are making unforgettable food in non-coastal, ever-delicious cities.

New Study Brings Mobile Clinics to Populations at High HIV Risk

New Study Brings Mobile Clinics to Populations at High HIV Risk

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 18
The NIH is putting the rubber to the road in a new study that will see mobile clinics deployed to test and treat opioid users who inject drugs intravenously.

It's About to Get Tougher for Transgender People in Montana to Amend Birth Certificates

It's About to Get Tougher for Transgender People in Montana to Amend Birth Certificates

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Andrea Halland | Jun 18
This spring, the Republican-led Montana Legislature passed a bill signed by Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte that once again requires a court order to change a birth certificate.

CDC: Delta Variant Expected to be Dominant in US

CDC: Delta Variant Expected to be Dominant in US

NEWS | Jun 18
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky says she expects the delta variant will become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States. The delta variant, first detected in India, has become dominant in Britain.

GOP Needs New Health Care Target: 'Obamacare' Survives Again

GOP Needs New Health Care Target: 'Obamacare' Survives Again

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Alan Fram | Jun 18
The Supreme Court's latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle "Obamacare" signals anew that the GOP must look beyond repealing the law if it wants to hone the nation's health care problems into a winning political issue.

DOJ: 2 States' Transgender Restrictions Unconstitutional

DOJ: 2 States' Transgender Restrictions Unconstitutional

NEWS | Jun 18
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday challenged bans involving transgender people that target athletes in West Virginia and children in Arkansas, slamming them as violations of federal law.

Court: If Bias Rules have Exceptions, Faith Groups Qualify

Court: If Bias Rules have Exceptions, Faith Groups Qualify

NEWS | By Peter Smith | Jun 18
Governmental entities are on notice that if they want to ban discrimination against LGBTQ persons or anyone else, they must not allow for any exceptions, or else religious groups will have the right to ask for them and have a strong case for getting them.

Convention Circuit of Delusion Gives Forum for Election Lies

Convention Circuit of Delusion Gives Forum for Election Lies

NEWS | Jun 18
For a few hours last weekend, thousands of Donald Trump's supporters came together in a field under the blazing Wisconsin sun to live in an alternate reality where the former president was still in office — or would soon return.

Man Charged with Doing 'Burnout' on LGBTQ Pride Crosswalk

Man Charged with Doing 'Burnout' on LGBTQ Pride Crosswalk

NEWS | Jun 18
A man was arrested Thursday for purposefully damaging a new LGBTQ pride crosswalk at a South Florida intersection, police said.

Sigourney Weaver Applauds Conversion Therapy Ban in Michigan

Sigourney Weaver Applauds Conversion Therapy Ban in Michigan

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 17
Ahead of a June 20 encore presentation on Lifetime of her movie filmed in Michigan, "Prayers for Bobby," Sigourney Weaver shared why the topic of LGBTQ suicide prevention is "still as relevant as ever."


News

France Eases Masks Rules; Will End Nightly Virus Curfew

France Eases Masks Rules; Will End Nightly Virus Curfew

INTERNATIONAL | By Sylvie Corbet | Jun 17
France on Wednesday eased several COVID-19 restrictions, with authorities saying it's no longer always mandatory to wear masks outdoors and halting an 8-month nightly coronavirus curfew this weekend.


Entertainment

Review: Touching 'Being Thunder' a Welcome Contribution to Trans Cinema

Review: Touching 'Being Thunder' a Welcome Contribution to Trans Cinema

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Jun 18
Stephanie Lamorre's heart-touching documentary on Two-Spirit teenager Sherente Misihitasin is a welcome contribution to the burgeoning dialogue about the transgender community.


Business

Cruise Giant Carnival Says Customers Affected by Breach

Cruise Giant Carnival Says Customers Affected by Breach

Jun 18
Carnival Corp. said Thursday that a data breach in March might have exposed personal information about customers and employees on Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises.


Technology

Activities That Are a Click Away: Industries Investing in Mobile-Friendly Websites

Activities That Are a Click Away: Industries Investing in Mobile-Friendly Websites

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 14
There are still industries that invest heavily in their websites so that people with limited device space and those who prefer to carry out tasks in a simpler manner have that option.


Finance

A New Digital Platform Helps LGBTQ Pioneers on the Path to Financial Stability

A New Digital Platform Helps LGBTQ Pioneers on the Path to Financial Stability

PERSONAL TECH | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 7
A new platform, created in partnership with SAGE and LifeCents and supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation, is helping LGBTQ elders reduce financial stress and rethink how to budget and strategize for the future.


Cars

Edmunds: Consider Leasing When New Car Prices Soar

Edmunds: Consider Leasing When New Car Prices Soar

AUTO NEWS | By Ronald Montoya of Edmunds | Jun 12
Leasing a car now provides a number of advantages over a traditional financed purchase. To start with, you don't have to put as much money down.


Style

Baker Fined for Refusing to Make Transgender Transition Cake

Baker Fined for Refusing to Make Transgender Transition Cake

NATIONAL | By Colleen Slevin | Jun 17
A Colorado baker who won a partial victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple violated the state's anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a birthday cake for a transgender woman.


Health/Fitness

Don't Miss: Mrs. Kasha Davis and the Power of Drag, Facebook Live 6/22

Don't Miss: Mrs. Kasha Davis and the Power of Drag, Facebook Live 6/22

CELEBRITIES | Jun 17
Join self-proclaimed workhorse queen and celebrity housewife Mrs. Kasha Davis for an intimate conversation about the power of drag and overcoming addiction.


Travel

French Tourism Seeks New Boost with Disneyland Reopening

French Tourism Seeks New Boost with Disneyland Reopening

By Sylvie Corbet, Catherine Gaschka | Jun 18
France's tourism sector is taking a further step toward normality with the reopening of Disneyland Paris, two weeks after the country reopened its borders to vaccinated visitors from across the world.


Nightlife

Super Fly Sundays @ The Monarch Bar :: June 13, 2021

Super Fly Sundays @ The Monarch Bar :: June 13, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jun 16
Shawn Paul Mazur and Matthew Blue presented New York City's longest running Sunday Rooftop party at the Monarch Bar in Midtown, with great music by BJ DJ Dawson and the amazing Queen host Skye Walker.