Gay Chicago: The Latest

Court Rules Detective Violated Teen Boy's Rights in Sexting Case

Court Rules Detective Violated Teen Boy's Rights in Sexting Case

NEWS | Dec 12
A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against the estate of a former police detective who took explicit photos of a teenager during a "sexting" investigation.

University of Oklahoma Regent Ignites Outrage; Board to Meet

University of Oklahoma Regent Ignites Outrage; Board to Meet

NEWS | Dec 12
The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents is scheduled to meet for the first time since one of its members compared gay people to pedophiles.

MLB Gay Umpire Dale Scott Retires Rather than Risk More Concussions

MLB Gay Umpire Dale Scott Retires Rather than Risk More Concussions

NEWS | By Ben Walker | Dec 12
As a big league umpire, Dale Scott, who came out as gay in 2014, saw maybe 1 million pitches from the field. His final call, it turned out, was the easiest of all.

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee Dies Suddenly at 65

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee Dies Suddenly at 65

NEWS | Dec 12
Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in the city that brought with it sky-high housing prices, died suddenly early Tuesday at age 65.

Turbulent Senate Race Now in Hands of Alabama Voters

Turbulent Senate Race Now in Hands of Alabama Voters

NEWS | By Bill Barrow and Kim Chandler | Dec 12
Depending on who is making the case, Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday is about either continuing the "Trump miracle" in Washington or allowing "decency" to prevail back home.

Trump Says Accusations of Sexual Misconduct 'Fabricated'

Trump Says Accusations of Sexual Misconduct 'Fabricated'

NEWS | By Catherine Lucey | Dec 12
President Donald Trump is pushing back against sexual misconduct allegations, saying he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met."

Vera Katz, Who Helped Turn Portland into Hipster Haven, Dies

Vera Katz, Who Helped Turn Portland into Hipster Haven, Dies

NEWS | By Gillian Flaccus | Dec 12
Vera Katz, a Jewish refugee who was elected to three terms as Portland's mayor and helped transform it from a sleepy backwater into a trendy city known for its public transit, eco-conscious design and live-work architecture style, died Monday. She was 84.

Surrounded by Scandal, Globes Turn to Old Favs & Fresh Faces

Surrounded by Scandal, Globes Turn to Old Favs & Fresh Faces

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Dec 12
The Golden Globes lavished nominations on some tried-and-true favorites - Meryl Streep scored her 31st Globe nod - and some new faces, like the 21-year-old breakthrough of "Call Me By Your Name," Timothee Chalamet.

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year for 2017: 'Feminism'

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year for 2017: 'Feminism'

NEWS | By Leanne Italie | Dec 12
This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 is "feminism."

Roy Moore's Wife: 'One of Our Attorneys is a Jew'

Roy Moore's Wife: 'One of Our Attorneys is a Jew'

NEWS | Dec 12
The wife of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore fought back against accusations that her husband doesn't support blacks or Jews, saying at one point that one of their attorneys "is a Jew."


News

Rose McGowan Speaks at HT Leadership Summit in India

Rose McGowan Speaks at HT Leadership Summit in India

INTERNATIONAL | Dec 11
Rose McGowan recently traveled to New Delhi, India on behalf of Liberatum, the global cultural diplomacy organization working with world leaders and cultural figures to promote change.


Entertainment

 Review :: Violet
Chicago, IL

Review :: Violet

THEATRE | By Christine Malcom | Dec 5
Based on a short story by Doris Betts, "Violet" looks at a North Carolina woman in 1964, on a journey to meet a television preacher, whom she is convinced can heal her disfiguring facial scar.

Gay-Themed God's Own Country' Among Films Celebrated in London

Gay-Themed God's Own Country' Among Films Celebrated in London

MOVIES | Dec 11
The gay-themed film "God's Own Country" won four gongs, including Best British Independent Film, at the 20th annual British Industry Film Awards.


Business

5 Top EU Economies Warn U.S. About Tax Plans

5 Top EU Economies Warn U.S. About Tax Plans

FINANCE | By Raf Casert | Dec 11
The European Union's top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks "having a major distortive impact" on trade.


Technology

German Intelligence Warns of Increased Chinese Cyberspying

German Intelligence Warns of Increased Chinese Cyberspying

PERSONAL TECH | By Kirsten Greishaber | Dec 11
The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency warned Sunday that China allegedly is using social networks to try to cultivate lawmakers and other officials as sources.


Finance

SeniorAdvice.com Names Top Fifteen LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities in America

SeniorAdvice.com Names Top Fifteen LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities in America

REAL ESTATE | Dec 7
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) senior community is currently a very important part of the American population, and the struggle for resources and housing can sometimes be difficult.


Style

Recipe: Black Lentils and Butternut Squash

Recipe: Black Lentils and Butternut Squash

FOOD/DRINK | By Katie Workman | Dec 12
Black lentils have so much drama to them, especially when they are paired with anything that is contrasting in color ... which is pretty much anything that isn't black as well.


Travel

As 'Overtourism' Swamps Amsterdam, Dutch Capital Pushes Back

As 'Overtourism' Swamps Amsterdam, Dutch Capital Pushes Back

By Mike Corder | Dec 12
The Dutch capital, with its World Heritage-listed canals, narrow streets and web of alleys in its red light district, is now pushing back in an attempt to keep the city attractive to visitors and residents alike. But some say it's not going far enough.


Nightlife

Watch: Justine Skye Premieres Music Video for 'Don't Think About It'

Watch: Justine Skye Premieres Music Video for 'Don't Think About It'

MUSIC | Dec 11
Helmed by renowned director and choreographer Laurieann Gibson and Life Garland, the clip evokes classic nineties hip-hop and R&B videos with its impressive dance choreography and futuristic visual sensibility.