Gay Chicago: The Latest

Clinton Proposes New Federal Fund to Combat Zika Virus

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Lisa Lerer | Aug 24
As the Zika virus continues to spread, Hillary Clinton is proposing a new fund to improve the federal government's response to major public health crises.

Openly Gay Police Chief Suspended from Job in South Carolina

NEWS | By Jeffrey Collins | Aug 24
The openly gay police chief of a small South Carolina town has been suspended from her job for five days, but the town administrator said it has nothing to do with her sexual orientation.

Strong Quake Rocks Central Italy, At Least 23 Reported Dead

NEWS | Aug 24
A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept.

US Women's Gymnastics Team Flips Over Broadway's 'Hamilton'

NEWS | By Mark Kennedy | Aug 24
The Tony Award-winning smash musical on Tuesday night welcomed the U.S. women's gymnastics team - Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez - who gave the show a standing ovation and greeted the cast onstage afterward

Horrified by Trump, Democrats Getting Nostalgic About Romney

NEWS | Aug 24
When President Barack Obama ran for re-election, Democrats made no secret of their disdain for Mitt Romney. That was all before Donald Trump.

When Mere Paint Won't Do It: Bike Lanes Around the World

NEWS | By Philip Marcelo | Aug 24
Cities are increasingly changing bike lanes to make them safer in light of fatal crashes involving cyclists and cars.

Watch: Drone Captures Carnival in Provincetown

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 23
Artist David A. Cox's latest installment video to his popular Droning Provincetown Facebook page captures the excitement of The Cape's campiest and most colorful yearly event - Carnival.

Citing Religion, 5 GOP-led States File Lawsuit Over Obama Transgender Rules

NEWS | By Paul J Weber | Aug 23
Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights

Experts: NC Case Unaffected By Texas Transgender Ruling

NEWS | By Emery P. Dalesio | Aug 23
Legal experts say a ruling by a federal judge in Texas - that the Obama administration can't force schools to allow transgender students to choose their bathrooms - won't effect litigation over a North Carolina transgender bathroom law.

Kiehl's LifeRide for amfAR Raises $150K For HIV Research

NEWS | By EDGE | Aug 23
The 11-day, multi-stop, 1,100-mile motorcycle charity ride Kiehl's LifeRide for amfAR raised HIV/AIDS awareness and a total of $150,000 for research at multiple high-profile events at Kiehl's stores along the way.


News

Muslim NYPD Captain Fights Crime and Prejudice

NATIONAL | Aug 24
Out of 36,000 NYPD officers, there are about 1,000 Muslim officers. Jamiel Altaheri is one of them. But it's not on the streets where he faces his biggest challenge.


Entertainment

Rare Bookstore Still Thriving in New York City

BOOKS | Aug 24
Thanks to the internet, it's hard to find a brick-and-mortar bookstore where business is going well, let alone one in Midtown Manhattan.


Business

Illinois Latest State to Expand Domestic Workers' Rights

LEGAL | By Sophia Tareen | Aug 24
Left out of federal labor law written decades ago, nannies, housekeepers and private caregivers are gaining legal protections in a growing number of states.


Technology

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Targets 450 Social Media Users

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 24
The cyber-arm of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard says it has summoned, detained and warned some 450 administrators of social media groups in recent weeks.


Cars

Delphi, Mobileye Join Forces on Autonomous Car Platform

AUTO NEWS | Aug 24
Auto parts and electronics company Delphi Automotive is joining with Israeli software maker Mobileye to develop the building blocks for a fully autonomous car in about two years.


Style

Royal Treatment: Creating a New Look for the Queen Mary 2

HOME | By Beth J. Harpaz | Aug 23
What a daunting assignment for an interior designer: Redecorate the Queen Mary 2. The ship relaunched earlier this summer after $132 million in renovations.


Health/Fitness

Rhode Island Foundation Awards $50K In Grants To RI's LGBTQs

HEALTH | By EDGE | Aug 23
The Rhode Island Foundation has announced that seven nonprofit organizations serving the state's LGBTQ communities will receive more than $50,000 in grants through its Equity Action Fund.


Travel

High in the Bolivian Andes: A Tour of Aymara Sacred Sites

By Carlos Valdez | Aug 23
On a recent weekend, the mayor's office of El Alto, the nearly 3-mile-high city perched above the Bolivian capital of La Paz, led a group of tourism students on a visit to the site.


Nightlife

Chicago, IL

Alegria Chicago Market Days 2016 Circuit Party @ Concord Music Hall :: August 14, 2016

PHOTO ALBUMS | Aug 16
Ric Sena presented Alegria Circuit Party with music by DJ Renato Cecin.

Provincetown Carnival : August 18, 2016

PHOTO ALBUMS | Aug 23
The theme to this year's Carnival is "Back to the 80s," which meant plenty of Golden Girls, Chers, Boy Georges, Princess Dis and Pacmen. Here are pics from the parade.