Gay Washington: The Latest

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NEWS | Nov 18
None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:

Fighting Scandal, Moore Stands with Homophobic Supporters

Fighting Scandal, Moore Stands with Homophobic Supporters

NEWS | By Steve Peoples | Nov 18
Flanked by a huge sign for Moore's Senate campaign, one supporter railed against the "LGBT mafia" and "homosexualist gay terrorism." Another warned that "homosexual sodomy" destroys those who participate in it and the nations that allow it.

Kushner's Lawyer Pushes Back on Senate Committee Request

Kushner's Lawyer Pushes Back on Senate Committee Request

NEWS | By Mary Claire Jolonick | Nov 18
A lawyer for White House adviser Jared Kushner pushed back Friday after a Senate committee said he had not been fully forthcoming in its probe into Russian election interference.

NYC Taxi Drivers Camp It Up in Funny Pinup Calendar

NYC Taxi Drivers Camp It Up in Funny Pinup Calendar

NEWS | Nov 18
Eleven men and one woman camp it up in the 2018 taxi calendar. A shirtless driver in Chippendales-style bowtie and shirt cuffs leans against a vintage Checker cab. Another driver, also shirtless, licks icing from a cake with his picture on it.

Woman Must Pay Katy Perry for Interfering with Convent Sale

Woman Must Pay Katy Perry for Interfering with Convent Sale

ENTERTAINMENT | By Andrew Dalton | Nov 18
A jury has found that a businesswoman must pay $5 million to singer Katy Perry and the archdiocese of Los Angeles, finding that the woman intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry of a hilltop property that was once a convent.

'Overtourism' Becomes Major Obstacle Among Global Destinations

'Overtourism' Becomes Major Obstacle Among Global Destinations

NEWS | By Pan Pylas | Nov 18
Tourism-phobia has become increasingly prevalent, particularly in European destinations where visitors crowd the same places at the same time.

Future of Groundbreaking Show 'Transparent' May Be In Flux

Future of Groundbreaking Show 'Transparent' May Be In Flux

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Nov 18
t won Emmys and seemed a perfect fit for a burgeoning civil rights movement. Now the show's future may be in flux following allegations against star Jeffrey Tambor.

Melissa Etheridge Pleads Guilty to Marijuana Possession

Melissa Etheridge Pleads Guilty to Marijuana Possession

ENTERTAINMENT | Nov 18
Grammy-winning rock singer Melissa Etheridge has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possessing marijuana in North Dakota.

Lawyers for Anti-Gay Atlanta Fire Chief Say He Was Fired For Religious View

Lawyers for Anti-Gay Atlanta Fire Chief Say He Was Fired For Religious View

NEWS | Nov 18
Kelvin Cochran was fired in January 2015 after writing a book that city officials said includes offensive passages about certain groups of people, including gay people and non-Christians.

As Sex Scandals Topple the Powerful: Why Not Trump?

As Sex Scandals Topple the Powerful: Why Not Trump?

NEWS | By Nancy Benac and Calvin Woodward | Nov 18
"You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women.


News

Trump Delays New Policy on Importing Elephant Parts

Trump Delays New Policy on Importing Elephant Parts

INTERNATIONAL | By Donna Casata | Nov 18
President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."


Entertainment

Humanizing a Monster in 'My Friend Dahmer'

Humanizing a Monster in 'My Friend Dahmer'

MOVIES | By Frank J. Avella | Nov 18
Adapted from the true-life graphic novel, "My Friend Dahmer" examines the teen life of the infamous serial killer. EDGE spoke to the film's director Marc Meyers & star Ross Lynch (in a break-out performance) about the film.


Business

Trump Administration Seeks to Delay Findings on Pesticides

Trump Administration Seeks to Delay Findings on Pesticides

CORPORATE | By Michael Biesecker | Nov 18
President Donald Trump's administration is seeking a two-year delay of an upcoming deadline to determine whether a family of widely used pesticides is harmful to endangered species.


Technology

AP Explains: Farm Runoff and the Worsening Algae Plague

AP Explains: Farm Runoff and the Worsening Algae Plague

PERSONAL TECH | By John Flesher | Nov 18
Federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff, yet the problem is worsening in many places.


Cars

Electric Trucks Emerging but Still Have A Long Haul

Electric Trucks Emerging but Still Have A Long Haul

AUTO NEWS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Nov 18
Electric trucks are having a moment in the spotlight, but they won't replace diesel-powered trucks in big numbers until they overcome costs and other limitations.


Style

First Look: Christian Siriano - Dresses to Dream About

First Look: Christian Siriano - Dresses to Dream About

FASHION | Nov 17
"Dresses To Dream About" details the creative journey of some of Siriano's most noteworthy designs, starting from an original sketch and ending with a dreamy, finished gown.


Travel

Airlines Bump Fewer Passengers Off Oversold Flights

Airlines Bump Fewer Passengers Off Oversold Flights

CORPORATE | Nov 17
Airlines are bumping fewer passengers off oversold planes after taking to heart the public anger over a man being violently dragged from his seat earlier this year.


Nightlife

Bachelor Auction @ Rise Bar :: November 15, 2017

Bachelor Auction @ Rise Bar :: November 15, 2017

PHOTO ALBUMS | Nov 17
Hosted by Dan Castiglione, Trey Denton, and Darren J. Major, Rise Bar in NY held the NYGFL & NY Ramblers Charity Bachelor Auction, with all proceeds going to Trinity Place Shelter.