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Evictions Looming, Biden Fails to Get Congress to Extend Ban

Evictions Looming, Biden Fails to Get Congress to Extend Ban

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro, Michael Casey and Josh Boak | Jul 31
A nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire Saturday after President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress worked furiously but ultimately failed to align on a long-shot strategy to prevent millions of Americans from being forced from their homes.

Trump Urged Justice Officials to Declare Election 'Corrupt'

Trump Urged Justice Officials to Declare Election 'Corrupt'

NEWS | By Eric Tucker | Jul 31
President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the results of the 2020 election "corrupt" in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from one of the participants in the conversation.

Florida Coronavirus Cases Jump 50% as Surge Continues

Florida Coronavirus Cases Jump 50% as Surge Continues

NEWS | By Terry Spencer and Adriana Gomez Licon | Jul 31
Florida's coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, the state Health Department reported Friday, continuing a six-week surge that has seen it responsible for 1 in 5 new infections nationally, becoming the outbreak's epicenter.

To Get Shots in Arms, Governments Turn to Money in Pockets

To Get Shots in Arms, Governments Turn to Money in Pockets

NEWS | By Mike Catalini | Jul 31
Millions of people in the U.S. who haven't gotten the COVID-19 vaccine could soon have a new reason to roll up their sleeves: money in their pockets.

Disney Requiring US Employees to Be Vaccinated Against Virus

Disney Requiring US Employees to Be Vaccinated Against Virus

NEWS | Jul 31
The Walt Disney Company has joined other large companies in requiring employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

 Bob Odenkirk Says He Had a Small Heart Attack, Will Be Back

Bob Odenkirk Says He Had a Small Heart Attack, Will Be Back

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 31
"Better Call Saul" star Bob Odenkirk said Friday that he "had a small heart attack" but will "be back soon."

Out Actor Keiynan Lonsdale, Sarah Hyland and Dylan Sprouse to Star in LGBTQ Rom-Com 'My Fake Boyfriend'

Out Actor Keiynan Lonsdale, Sarah Hyland and Dylan Sprouse to Star in LGBTQ Rom-Com 'My Fake Boyfriend'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 30
Keiyan Lonsdale of "The Flash," Sarah Hyland of "Modern Family," and Dylan Sprouse of the recent film, "After We Collided" will all have lead roles in the comedy.

Study: Vaccinated People Can Carry as Much Virus as Others

Study: Vaccinated People Can Carry as Much Virus as Others

NEWS | Jul 30
Scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did not get the shots.

Broadway to Require Vaccinations, Masks for Audience Members

Broadway to Require Vaccinations, Masks for Audience Members

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 30
Broadway theatergoers will need to prove they've been vaccinated for COVID-19 and masks will be required when theaters reopen in the coming weeks, producers announced Friday.

Judge Allows Jussie Smollett's Lawyer to Stay on the Case

Judge Allows Jussie Smollett's Lawyer to Stay on the Case

NEWS | Jul 30
A judge on Friday said he would not kick one of Jussie Smollett's attorneys off the case even though he believes the attorney spoke to two men the actor allegedly hired to help him carry out a staged attack.


News

Sober Queer Spaces Gaining Ground

Sober Queer Spaces Gaining Ground

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 30
Creating a rainbow oasis of diversity and inclusion was, for decades, the role of the gay and lesbian bar. But what about those in recovery, or who just aren't attracted to the bar scene? Alternatives do exist.


Business

Top of the Class: Why Vivint Smart Security Scores High Marks Among Consumers

Top of the Class: Why Vivint Smart Security Scores High Marks Among Consumers

CRIME | By Matthew Wexler | Jul 30
For the LGBTQ community, safety and security have never been more critical, but not all smart security systems are created equal. Here's what you should be looking for to protect your home and property.


Technology

Russia Fines Google for Violating Data Storage Law

Russia Fines Google for Violating Data Storage Law

PERSONAL TECH | By Daria Litvinova | Jul 30
A Moscow court ordered Google to pay a fine for refusing to store the personal data of Russian users on servers in Russia — part of a longstanding government effort to clamp down on online activity.


Finance

Study: Gay and Bi Men Earn Less, Lesbians Earn More, Than Straight Counterparts

Study: Gay and Bi Men Earn Less, Lesbians Earn More, Than Straight Counterparts

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 30
The tattered myth that gays are generally better off than their heterosexual peers took another hit with a new study that reconfirms gay and bisexual men earn less than straight men do.


Cars

Climate Bid Faces Tricky Path over Money for Electric Cars

Climate Bid Faces Tricky Path over Money for Electric Cars

AUTO NEWS | By Hope Yen | Jul 30
The back-and-forth in a closely divided Congress over EV funding reflects a tricky balance for the auto industry and the Biden administration.


Style

NYC's Hell's Kitchen Nightlife Bounces Back With New Openings

NYC's Hell's Kitchen Nightlife Bounces Back With New Openings

FOOD/DRINK | By Ryan Leeds | Jul 29
The the Roarin' 20s have begun! New York City's queer hub — Hell's Kitchen — bursts back to life with a slate of new LGBTQ bar openings that promises to revitalize the neighborhood for locals and tourists alike.


Health/Fitness

Biden Orders Tough New Vaccination Rules for Federal Workers

Biden Orders Tough New Vaccination Rules for Federal Workers

HEALTH | By Alexandra Jaffe, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Jonathan Lemire | Jul 30
President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new pandemic requirements aimed at boosting vaccination rates for millions of federal workers and contractors.


Travel

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

Flight Attendants Report High Frequency of Unruly Passengers

CRIME | By David Koenig | Jul 30
Nearly one in five flight attendants say they have witnessed physical incidents involving passengers this year, and their union is calling for criminal prosecution of people who act up on planes.


Nightlife

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

NATIONAL | By Naveen Kumar | Jul 30
The idea that sexual desire might be understood as mere preference — like a favorite ice cream flavor — is reductive. "Just a preference" is a familiar and reflexive shield for what experts call racialized sexual discrimination.