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Top Officer Says Transgender Policy Unchanged For Now

Top Officer Says Transgender Policy Unchanged For Now

NEWS | By Robert Burns | Jul 27
The U.S. military will continue to permit transgender individuals to serve openly until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has received President Donald Trump's "direction" to change the policy and figured out how to implement it

Kerry Washington to Receive 2017 GLSEN Inspiration Award

Kerry Washington to Receive 2017 GLSEN Inspiration Award

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 27
Kerry Washington is being recognized by a national education organization for integrating LGBT activism into her film and television career.

Veterans in Congress Divided Over Trump's Transgender Troops Ban

Veterans in Congress Divided Over Trump's Transgender Troops Ban

NEWS | By Richard Lardner | Jul 27
President Trump's decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through veterans in Congress, with one camp standing behind the commander in chief and the other decrying his order as an ugly attack on dedicated troops.

Log Cabin President Criticizes Trump's Transgender Ban But Still Considers Him to be Pro-LGBT

Log Cabin President Criticizes Trump's Transgender Ban But Still Considers Him to be Pro-LGBT

NEWS | Jul 27
The on-again, off-again romance between gay conservative organization Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) and Donald Trump was switched to off on Wednesday. Or was it?

Experts Focus on Innovative Solutions to Speed Progress Against HIV Among Youth

Experts Focus on Innovative Solutions to Speed Progress Against HIV Among Youth

NEWS | Jul 27
The world has made great strides in reducing the impact of HIV, and AIDS-related deaths are on the decline in every age group -- except among adolescents. New UNAIDS estimates show that young people continue to be at elevated risk for HIV globally.

Drugmaker GSK Reviewing its R&D Programs Under New CEO

Drugmaker GSK Reviewing its R&D Programs Under New CEO

NEWS | Jul 27
Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline says it will halt some 30 clinical and pre-clinical programs as it reviews its research and development pipeline and focuses on improving efficiency.

Watch: All-Boy Cast Featured in Video for Charli XCX Single 'Boys'

Watch: All-Boy Cast Featured in Video for Charli XCX Single 'Boys'

NIGHTLIFE | Jul 27
Charli XCX unveiled a new single "Boys" on Wednesday alongside a music video with Sarah McColgan (Kendrick Lamar) which pushes the boundaries of her artistry, playfully challenging gender stereotypes featuring an all-star male cast.

Only in Florida: Man Robs Bank, Flees Naked and Throws Cash to Passersby

Only in Florida: Man Robs Bank, Flees Naked and Throws Cash to Passersby

NEWS | Jul 27
Here's a hint to any aspiring comedians out there. There are easier ways to break into show business.

IAS Honors Outstanding Research, Promising Young Investigators, and Pioneering Efforts to Address HIV Stigma

IAS Honors Outstanding Research, Promising Young Investigators, and Pioneering Efforts to Address HIV Stigma

NEWS | Jul 27
Leadership in HIV research and efforts to improve access to HIV prevention and treatment were recognized through prizes and awards presented at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science.

Liz Baxter Raises Visibility as First Lesbian on 'Love Connection'

Liz Baxter Raises Visibility as First Lesbian on 'Love Connection'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 27
On July 27, Liz Baxter will make television history as the first-ever lesbian contestant on the game show "Love Connection."


Entertainment

'Detroit' Director, Stars Hope Film Spurs Talk About Race

'Detroit' Director, Stars Hope Film Spurs Talk About Race

MOVIES | By Mike Householder | Jul 27
The actors and filmmakers from "Detroit" walked the red carpet ahead of the film's premiere in its namesake city Tuesday evening and talked about their hope that it will spur conversation about attitudes toward race.


Technology

Black Seniors Stroll Down Memory Lane Aiming to Stay Sharp

Black Seniors Stroll Down Memory Lane Aiming to Stay Sharp

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 27
Beyond possibly improving their own brain health, the Portland study's enticement is a chance to help preserve community and cultural memories from historically black neighborhoods that are disappearing with gentrification.


Cars

BMW to Build Electric Mini in Oxford Despite Looming Brexit

BMW to Build Electric Mini in Oxford Despite Looming Brexit

AUTO NEWS | Jul 26
Germany's BMW will make the electric version of its Mini compact cars at its factory in Oxford, England, a decision that comes at a time when automakers are scrutinizing investment plans due to Britain's impending departure from the European Union.


Nightlife

Kiehl's @ Bear Week Provincetown

Kiehl's @ Bear Week Provincetown

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 26
Kiehl's president Chris Salgardo was on hand to celebrate Bear Week in Provincetown with a fabulous party in their Commercial Street Store. Check out the pics!