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HUD Sec. Ben Carson Makes Transphobic Comments: 'Big, Hairy Men'

HUD Sec. Ben Carson Makes Transphobic Comments: 'Big, Hairy Men'

NEWS | Sep 20
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is coming under fire this week after the Washington Post reported that he made transphobic remarks at an internal meeting to other H.U.D. employees.

Is America Ready for Gay President? Iowa Casts First Votes

Is America Ready for Gay President? Iowa Casts First Votes

NEWS | By Thomas Beaumont | Sep 20
The question posed to Pete Buttigieg — gay, married and running for president — came from a supporter at an Iowa campaign stop: What should he tell friends who say America isn't ready to elect a gay man as president?

Trump Defends Himself Against Whistleblower Complaint

Trump Defends Himself Against Whistleblower Complaint

NEWS | By Jonathan Lemire, Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Sep 20
President Donald Trump repeatedly defended himself Friday against an intelligence whistleblower's potentially explosive complaint, including an allegation of wrongdoing in a reported private conversation Trump had with a foreign leader.

Indonesia's President Delays Vote on New Criminal Code

Indonesia's President Delays Vote on New Criminal Code

NEWS | By Niniek Karmini | Sep 20
Indonesia's president urged lawmakers on Friday to delay a vote on a proposed new criminal code amid mounting criticism of the bill, which opponents say threatens democracy and discriminates against minorities.

AP Source: GM's Offer to UAW Would Add Lower-Paying Jobs

AP Source: GM's Offer to UAW Would Add Lower-Paying Jobs

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Sep 20
A General Motors offer to invest $7 billion in U.S. facilities includes $2 billion from joint ventures and suppliers for new plants that would pay workers less than the top union wage, a person briefed on the matter said.

AP Fact Check: Trump Team Distortions on Fuel Economy Rules

AP Fact Check: Trump Team Distortions on Fuel Economy Rules

BUSINESS | By Michael Biesecker Tom Krisher | Sep 20
President Donald Trump and his team are distorting the facts in explaining the administration's decision to stop California from setting its own emission standards for cars and trucks.

Gay Man, Brother 'Hunted Down' and 'Stomped On' by Vicious Mob

Gay Man, Brother 'Hunted Down' and 'Stomped On' by Vicious Mob

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 20
A gay Australian man and his straight brother were "hunted down" by a pack of homophobic teens and viciously beaten, the victim told media outlets. "They were bloodthirsty. They were animals," the victim said.

Carnaval des Couleurs Annonces Preliminary Lineup of Activities

Carnaval des Couleurs Annonces Preliminary Lineup of Activities

NIGHTLIFE | By EDGE | Sep 20
The second annual edition of the Carnaval des Couleurs will take pace Oct. 7 - 9. It's a great event that brings together the multi-ethnic and LGBTQ communities of Montreal at the Grande-Place of the Complexe Desjardins, with free access to everyone!

Official Event Lineup of the 2019 Black & Blue Festival

Official Event Lineup of the 2019 Black & Blue Festival

NIGHTLIFE | By EDGE | Sep 20
Always a pillar of the house music scene for gay and gay-friendly participants, this festival represents a true cult that continues to attract Canadian, American and European fans.

Listen: Pete Buttigieg Says He 'Can't Even Read the LGBT Media Anymore'

Listen: Pete Buttigieg Says He 'Can't Even Read the LGBT Media Anymore'

NEWS | Sep 20
In a recent interview, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg said he "can't even read the LGBT media anymore."


News

DC Considers Banning 'Gay Panic' Defense

DC Considers Banning 'Gay Panic' Defense

NATIONAL | Sep 20
The Washington, D.C., Council is considering legislation that would bar people charged with violent offenses from claiming they acted in self-defense after learning the victim was gay or transgender.


Entertainment

 Review :: Blue Stockings

Review :: Blue Stockings

THEATRE | By Christine Malcom | Sep 20
For its 2019—2020 season, Promethean Theatre Ensemble (PTE) explores the status of women throughout history and within imagined societies, beginning with "Blue Stockings," the 2013 debut play from Jessica Swale.


Technology

Senate Tech Critic to Facebook CEO: Sell WhatsApp, Instagram

Senate Tech Critic to Facebook CEO: Sell WhatsApp, Instagram

PERSONAL TECH | By Marcy Gordon | Sep 20
Rather than moving users' personal data from properties such as WhatsApp and Instagram to the core Facebook platform, the company should put a wall around the services or, better yet, sell them off, a conservative lawmaker said he told Zuckerberg.


Cars

Could Electric Cars Help California Preserve Environmental Clout?

Could Electric Cars Help California Preserve Environmental Clout?

AUTO NEWS | By Adam Beam and Michael Biesecker | Sep 19
One California lawmaker is already working on a way to preserve at least some of the state's environmental muscle: Rebates for electric cars.


Style

Milan Fashion Week: Fendi, Armani and More

Milan Fashion Week: Fendi, Armani and More

FASHION | By Colleen Barry | Sep 20
A na├»ve streak is running through the collections on preview during Milan Fashion Week — with a return to simpler times, yesteryear prints and patterns and unfussy silhouettes.


Health/Fitness

Camouflaged Vaping Devices are Hoodwinking Parents and Schools

Camouflaged Vaping Devices are Hoodwinking Parents and Schools

HEALTH | By Anna Maria Berry-Jester | Sep 20
Meet the vaping hoodie. This high school fashion mainstay — defined by a hood with drawstrings — is now available as a vaping device, ready to deliver a puff of nicotine (or marijuana) anywhere, anytime. Including in the classroom.


Nightlife

 Review :: Two Door Cinema Club with Overcoats at House of Blues 9-16-19

Review :: Two Door Cinema Club with Overcoats at House of Blues 9-16-19

MUSIC | By Sam Cronin | Sep 19
Two Door Cinema club, supported by Overcoats, played to a packed House of Blues crowd on Monday. Check out our review here, as well as their tour schedule together.