Gay Chicago: The Latest

Same-Sex Couples Start Registering Marriages in Taiwan

Same-Sex Couples Start Registering Marriages in Taiwan

NEWS | By Johnson Lai | May 24
Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan rushed to get married Friday, the first day a landmark decision that legalized same-sex marriage took effect.

Brazil's Supreme Court Votes to Make Homophobia a Crime

Brazil's Supreme Court Votes to Make Homophobia a Crime

NEWS | May 24
A majority in Brazil's supreme court has voted to make homophobia and transphobia crimes like racism, a decision coming amid fears the country's far-right president will roll back LGBT social gains.

File Says Smollett Couldn't Contact Brothers After Arrest

File Says Smollett Couldn't Contact Brothers After Arrest

NEWS | By Don Babwin | May 24
One of Jussie Smollett's conditions after posting $10,000 bail amid charges he lied about being the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack was that he have no contact with two brothers police say he paid to help stage the incident.

Alabama Lawmakers Pass Workaround Bill on Same-Sex Marriage

Alabama Lawmakers Pass Workaround Bill on Same-Sex Marriage

NEWS | By Kim Chandler | May 24
After some conservative Alabama probate judges stopped issuing marriage licenses over the issue of same-sex marriage, state lawmakers have come up with a workaround: marriage certificates that don't have to be signed before the wedding by the judge.

DeVos Becoming Popular Target for Democrats in 2020 Race

DeVos Becoming Popular Target for Democrats in 2020 Race

NEWS | By Collin Binkley | May 24
Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls Betsy DeVos the "worst secretary of education we've seen." Sen. Amy Klobuchar says DeVos "shouldn't be in her job." Beto O'Rourke's take on DeVos: "We can do better."

Seeking Affirmation: Trump has Aides Vouch He's 'Very Calm'

Seeking Affirmation: Trump has Aides Vouch He's 'Very Calm'

NEWS | By Zeke Miller and Deb Riechmann | May 24
Sometimes even the president of the United States needs somebody to vouch for him.

UK's May Says She'll Quit as Conservative Leader June 7

UK's May Says She'll Quit as Conservative Leader June 7

NEWS | By Jill Lawless | May 24
Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, admitting defeat in her attempt to take Britain out of the European Union and sparking a contest to become the country's next prime minister.

4th Annual QueerX Festival Hits LA on May 31

4th Annual QueerX Festival Hits LA on May 31

NEWS | May 23
Premiere queer global streaming network Revry presents QueerX, the 4th annual queer music, film, and industry festival, takes place from May 31st to June 2nd in West Hollywood, California, sponsored by Lexus.

Cinespia Celebrates Pride with 'Birdcage' Screening on June 8

Cinespia Celebrates Pride with 'Birdcage' Screening on June 8

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Taft | May 23
Cinespia, LA's favorite summer event series, celebrates Pride with a screening of 'The Birdcage' on June 8.

Judge Orders File in Jussie Smollett Criminal Case Unsealed

Judge Orders File in Jussie Smollett Criminal Case Unsealed

NEWS | May 23
A judge in Chicago has ordered the file in the Jussie Smollett criminal case unsealed.


News

'Real Housewives' Husband Wins Reprieve in Deportation Fight

'Real Housewives' Husband Wins Reprieve in Deportation Fight

NATIONAL | By David Porter | May 23
A federal court has ruled that the husband of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member Teresa Giudice can stay in the U.S. as he appeals deportation to his native Italy.


Entertainment

 Review :: Take Me
Chicago, IL

Review :: Take Me

THEATRE | By Christine Malcom | May 22
To close its thirty-first season, Strawdog Theatre Company has chosen a world premiere musical "Take Me" with a book by Mark Guarino and original music and lyrics by Jon Langford.

 Review :: Rocketman

Review :: Rocketman

MOVIES | By Tony Pinizzotto | May 23
Time to blast off with Elton John's cinematic bio-pic now in theaters.


Business

China Has More Weapons in U.S. Tariff War - but Do They Work?

China Has More Weapons in U.S. Tariff War - but Do They Work?

FINANCE | By Joe McDonald and Michael Liedtke | May 23
China's role as the main global supplier of rare earths used in smartphones, lightweight magnets, batteries and other components is leverage over Washington.


Technology

Mobile App to Warn Gropers, Get Help Proves Popular in Japan

Mobile App to Warn Gropers, Get Help Proves Popular in Japan

PERSONAL TECH | By Mari Yamaguchi | May 23
A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains.


Finance

Getting Real About Health Costs in Retirement

Getting Real About Health Costs in Retirement

HEALTH | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | May 21
You won't pay for health care in retirement with one lump sum. That's the way these expenses are often presented, though, and the amounts are terrifying.


Cars

Report: Many Uber, Lyft Drivers Fail to Respond to Recalls

Report: Many Uber, Lyft Drivers Fail to Respond to Recalls

AUTO NEWS | By Cathy Bussewitz | May 22
One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, according to Consumer Reports.


Style

Making History: Rihanna Launches Fenty in Paris

Making History: Rihanna Launches Fenty in Paris

FASHION | By Thomas Adamson | May 23
Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, is unveiling her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris.


Travel

Chautauqua County: Where to Celebrate (and Laugh) after WorldPride

Chautauqua County: Where to Celebrate (and Laugh) after WorldPride

By Sarah Jaquay | May 23
For kicks and giggles, head to pastoral Chautauqua County to discover the Chautauqua Institution and Jamestown's National Comedy Center.


Nightlife

GLSEN Respect Awards @ Cipriani 42nd Street :: May 20, 2019

GLSEN Respect Awards @ Cipriani 42nd Street :: May 20, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | May 21
The annual GLSEN Respect Awards were held at Cipriani 42nd Street to honor the work of student leaders, educators, community organizers, influencers, and corporations who serve as exemplary role models and have made an impact on LGBTQ youth.