Gay Washington: The Latest

Missouri School District Embraces Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Missouri School District Embraces Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

NEWS | Aug 19
A Kansas City-area school district that garnered national attention when a transgender student was crowned homecoming queen in 2015 has installed gender-neutral restrooms at two new elementary schools and in some existing locations.

Aretha Franklin Came to Washington to Sing - and for History

Aretha Franklin Came to Washington to Sing - and for History

NEWS | By Russell Contreras | Aug 19
As a 21-year-old Aretha Franklin worked on her singing voice in New York during the summer of 1963, her father, Rev. C. L. Franklin, raced to finish the final touches on the planned March on Washington.

'Crazy Rich Asians' Shines Bright at the Box Office

'Crazy Rich Asians' Shines Bright at the Box Office

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Aug 19
Glitz won over guns as the gilded romance "Crazy Rich Asians" debuted at No. 1 in North American theaters this weekend, surpassing industry expectations and beating out action-packed fare like "Mile 22."

Yosemite Reopens, But With Limitations

Yosemite Reopens, But With Limitations

NEWS | Aug 19
Hikers and nature lovers returned to Yosemite National Park's scenic valley Tuesday after a nearly three-week closure because of smoke from wildfires.

Trump Says WH Lawyer McGahn Isn't 'a John Dean Type 'RAT''

Trump Says WH Lawyer McGahn Isn't 'a John Dean Type 'RAT''

NEWS | Aug 19
President Donald Trump is insisting that White House lawyer Don McGahn isn't "a John Dean type 'RAT.'"

Women Win Primaries in Record Numbers, Look to November

Women Win Primaries in Record Numbers, Look to November

NEWS | By Christina A. Cassidy and Laurie Kellman | Aug 19
Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year - they are winning.

Watch: 'Elastigirl' Inspired Body Paint by Kika

Watch: 'Elastigirl' Inspired Body Paint by Kika

STYLE | Aug 19
Serbian make-up artist Mirjana Milosevic known professionally as 'Kika' transforms into Elastigirl from 'The Incredibles 2.'

Gay Games 10: Global Unity and Individual Identity

Gay Games 10: Global Unity and Individual Identity

NEWS | By Jim Gladstone | Aug 19
A sweltering Parisian heat wave was the backdrop for more than 10,300 amateur athletes competing in sports ranging from basketball to table tennis to same-sex dancing at Gay Games 10.

Another Trial Looms for Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort

Another Trial Looms for Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Manafort

NEWS | By Matthew Barakat | Aug 19
As jurors weigh Paul Manafort's fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another trial looming in the nation's capital - and prosecutors there have a whole new set of charges and a huge volume of evidence.

Fans Injured in Storm at Backstreet Boys Oklahoma Concert

Fans Injured in Storm at Backstreet Boys Oklahoma Concert

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 19
At least 14 people have been injured and transported to hospitals after trusses holding up the entrance to a resort where the Backstreet Boys were set to begin a concert in Oklahoma collapsed.


Business

Vital U.S. Reservoir OK for Now, but Shortages Are Looming

Vital U.S. Reservoir OK for Now, but Shortages Are Looming

FINANCE | By Dan Elliott | Aug 19
A vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and the U.S. Southwest for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could trigger cutbacks as soon as the end of 2019.


Technology

More Than 1,000 Google Workers Protest Censored China Search

More Than 1,000 Google Workers Protest Censored China Search

PERSONAL TECH | By Ryan Nakashima | Aug 19
More than a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship.


Finance

9 Expenses to Pack Into Your Moving Budget

9 Expenses to Pack Into Your Moving Budget

HOME | By Lauren Schwahn, NerdWallet | Aug 8
The average cost for a local move from a two-bedroom apartment or three-bedroom house ranges from $400 to $1,000, according to HomeAdvisor's True Cost Guide.


Cars

Edmunds Picks 6 Used Luxury Vehicles Under $36K

Edmunds Picks 6 Used Luxury Vehicles Under $36K

AUTO NEWS | By Will Kaufman | Aug 15
For about the same money or less, you can typically get more interior refinement and comfort, better performance, and a vehicle that generally feels more special.


Health/Fitness

Study Shows PrEP Text Alerts Improve HIV Prevention

Study Shows PrEP Text Alerts Improve HIV Prevention

AIDS | Aug 18
A new study shows success in creating a new system for HIV prevention, examining the use of personalized text messages to alert subjects to take PrEP.


Travel

Brussels Celebrates Summer with Flower Carpet

Brussels Celebrates Summer with Flower Carpet

Aug 17
Brussels is highlighting its sun-splashed summer with a Mexican-themed carpet of over half a million flowers on its historic Grand-Place.


Nightlife

LGBTQ Art Installation Revealed at Chicago's Northalsted Market Days

LGBTQ Art Installation Revealed at Chicago's Northalsted Market Days

LOCAL EVENTS | Aug 15
The Illinois Office of Tourism debuted a new larger-than-life art installation celebrating its "Amazing for All" LGBTQ and diversity campaign during Northalsted Market Days in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood.