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Watch: Lance Bass Relives the Moment He Came out to Britney Spears

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 23
Former NSYNC singer Lance Bass visited "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" Monday night. While there, he retold the story of coming out to Britney Spears on the night of her wedding to Jason Alexander. Watch the clip here.

Settlement Expands Transgender Restroom Rights in N Carolina

Settlement Expands Transgender Restroom Rights in N Carolina

NEWS | By Jonathan Drew | Jul 23
A federal judge approved a legal settlement Tuesday affirming transgender people's right to use restrooms matching their gender identity in many North Carolina public buildings.

Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift Score 10 MTV VMA Nominations

Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift Score 10 MTV VMA Nominations

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | Jul 23
Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift are the top contenders at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, each scoring 10 nominations.

Texas Gov Celebrates Chick-fil-A Bill... Again

Texas Gov Celebrates Chick-fil-A Bill... Again

NEWS | By Sam Cronin | Jul 23
Texas Senate Bill 1978, dubbed the "Save Chick-fil-A Bill" has been signed into law. Twice. Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday ceremonially signed the legislation for the second time in an event catered by Chick-fil-A.

Neon Museum to Present Tim Burton Exhibit

Neon Museum to Present Tim Burton Exhibit

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 23
Opening October 15 and on view through February 15, 2020, Burton's exhibition, "Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum Presented by the Engelstad Foundation," will showcase original fine art.

Sex with HIV Still a Crime? Updated Laws Divide Advocates

Sex with HIV Still a Crime? Updated Laws Divide Advocates

NEWS | By Sudhin Thanawala | Jul 23
Roughly 20 states have laws that make it a crime for people with HIV to have sex without first informing their partner of their infection.

'Joker,' Renee Zellweger's Judy Garland Pic Among TIFF Selections

'Joker,' Renee Zellweger's Judy Garland Pic Among TIFF Selections

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Jul 23
An origin story about the Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, a Mr. Rogers biopic with Tom Hanks and a film about strippers scamming Wall Street bankers with Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B are among the films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival.

PopUps: Bieber Shows Off Tattoos in New Shirtless Selfie

PopUps: Bieber Shows Off Tattoos in New Shirtless Selfie

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 23
Never underestimate the power of a shirtless Justin Bieber selfie!

Watch: Mayor of Pennsylvania City Changes Mind, Okays Pride Flag at City Hall

Watch: Mayor of Pennsylvania City Changes Mind, Okays Pride Flag at City Hall

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 23
The mayor of a city in eastern Pennsylvania says that after meeting with a member of the LGBTQ community and hearing her heartfelt story, he has changed his mind and will now give the go-ahead for the Pride flag to fly above city hall.

Mayor Pete Muzzled by Media Company

Mayor Pete Muzzled by Media Company

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 23
Cumulus Media's slogan is "Where Every Voice Matters." Unless, that is, you happen to be an openly gay Democrat who has his sights on taking the White House in next year's elections.


News

Ex-Candidate Admits Lying About Operating on Pulse Survivors

Ex-Candidate Admits Lying About Operating on Pulse Survivors

NATIONAL | By Mike Scheider | Jul 23
A former candidate for the Florida Legislature acknowledged to state investigators that she lied when she said she was a medical doctor who had removed 77 bullets from 32 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016.


Entertainment

 Review :: John Mayer Goes Solo in New Tour

Review :: John Mayer Goes Solo in New Tour

MUSIC | By Christopher Ehlers | Jul 23
Ten tours later—and a handful of hugely successful annual outings with Dead & Company—John Mayer is back at it solo with his 2019 world tour,


Business

Equifax to Pay Up to $700M in Data Breach Settlement

Equifax to Pay Up to $700M in Data Breach Settlement

CORPORATE | Jul 23
Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the U.S. and states over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people.


Technology

2 Cops Fired over Post Suggesting Ocasio-Cortez Should Be Shot

2 Cops Fired over Post Suggesting Ocasio-Cortez Should Be Shot

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 23
Two members of a police department in a New Orleans suburb were fired Monday — one for a Facebook post calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a "vile idiot" and suggesting that she be shot, the other for "liking" the post.


Cars

Police Investigate if Crashed Car Was Partially Self-Driving

Police Investigate if Crashed Car Was Partially Self-Driving

AUTO NEWS | Jul 23
A woman was arrested after running a red light in a rented Tesla in San Francisco and causing a crash that killed a tourist and left his wife critically injured, authorities said Monday. Investigators are looking into whether the car was on "Autopilot."


Travel

At 301 Years Old, New Orleans Never Looked So Good

At 301 Years Old, New Orleans Never Looked So Good

By Joseph Pedro | Jul 23
New Orleans may reign supreme as the South's go-to party destination, but its history, diversity of cultures, LGBTQ friendliness, and "lay-say le bon tom roo-lay" attitude keeps visitors coming back.


Nightlife

San Diego Pride Celebration  @ Balboa Park :: July 13 -14, 2019

San Diego Pride Celebration @ Balboa Park :: July 13 -14, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 16
San Diego held its LGBTQ Pride celebration at Balboa Park with four stages and over 100 performers and community activists.