Gay Atlanta: The Latest

Shawn Mendes: 'You Should Never be Afraid to Enjoy Music'

Shawn Mendes: 'You Should Never be Afraid to Enjoy Music'

ENTERTAINMENT | May 26
Days after the deadly bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in England, Shawn Mendes says fans should "never be afraid to enjoy music."

Stars Turn Out for Lavish French Riviera AIDS Fundraiser

Stars Turn Out for Lavish French Riviera AIDS Fundraiser

NEWS | By Louise Dixon | May 26
A star-studded French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than $20 million (17.8 million euros) to combat the disease globally.

Mike Huckabee to Revive His Talk Show on TBN

Mike Huckabee to Revive His Talk Show on TBN

NEWS | May 26
Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will start a new weekly talk show on the religious Trinity Broadcasting Network this fall.

Lawyer Says Kushner Willing to Cooperate with Investigators

Lawyer Says Kushner Willing to Cooperate with Investigators

NEWS | By Matthew Daly and Chad Day | May 26
President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said.

GOP Montana Win May be Blip in Democrats' Anti-Trump Hopes

GOP Montana Win May be Blip in Democrats' Anti-Trump Hopes

NEWS | By Bobby Caina Calvan and Nicholas Riccardi | May 26
A Montana Republican businessman won the state's U.S. House seat after being charged with assaulting a reporter on the eve of the election, a victory that may temper Democrats' hopes for a massive anti-Trump wave next year.

UN Rights Office Worried By Indonesian Gays' Plight

UN Rights Office Worried By Indonesian Gays' Plight

NEWS | May 26
The United Nations' human rights office is calling on Indonesian authorities to release people detained on the basis of their sexual orientation and combat anti-gay stigma.

Rights Group Says Chechen Officials Humiliated Gay Detainees

Rights Group Says Chechen Officials Humiliated Gay Detainees

NEWS | May 26
High-level officials in Russia's Chechnya humiliated inmates during visits to detention facilities where gay people were allegedly held and tortured, Human Rights Watch said in a new report Friday.

1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back for LGBT Rights in Asia

1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back for LGBT Rights in Asia

NEWS | May 26
For LGBT rights, it was one step forward, two steps back this week in Asia, where traditional values often clash with modern views on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.

Utah Law That Could Send Online Bullies to Jail Criticized

Utah Law That Could Send Online Bullies to Jail Criticized

NEWS | By Hallie Golden | May 26
Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year.

Texas Pushes Ahead with 'Bathroom Bill' as Others Shy Away

Texas Pushes Ahead with 'Bathroom Bill' as Others Shy Away

NEWS | By Paul J. Weber | May 26
As "bathroom bills" targeting transgender individuals falter across the U.S., fizzling even in conservative bastions like Arkansas following the upheaval over a North Carolina law last year, Texas Republicans are doubling down in their determination.


News

Winery or 'Weedery'? Oregon Vineyards Switching to Pot

Winery or 'Weedery'? Oregon Vineyards Switching to Pot

FOOD/DRINK | May 26
Oregon's legalization of recreational pot two years ago created room for entrepreneurial cross-pollination in this fertile region abutting California's so-called Emerald Triangle, a well-known nirvana for outdoor weed cultivation.


Entertainment

 Review :: Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
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Review :: Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

THEATRE | By Daniel Lamb | May 18
In "Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1,2,3)," Suzan-Lori Parks offers a winding, lyric adaptation of Homer's "Odyssey" set against the backdrop of the American Civil War.

 Review :: Groundhog Day - Original Broadway Cast

Review :: Groundhog Day - Original Broadway Cast

MUSIC | By Steven Bergman | May 25
After the first four tracks, the remaining tunes are a rag-tag collection of "this-is-how-I-feel" moments without any overarching purpose.


Business

AP FACT CHECK: Budget Chief Slams Obama Growth Forecast

AP FACT CHECK: Budget Chief Slams Obama Growth Forecast

LEGAL | By Josh Boak | May 25
Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney, defending an administration that promises more economic growth than many think it can deliver, said Tuesday it's the Obama administration that went overboard in its forecasts for growth.


Technology

Space Archaeology

Space Archaeology

SCIENCE | May 25
Archaeologist Sarah Parcak uses satellite photos to locate ancient sites and she's finding them - thousands. Bill Whitaker reports on the game-changing method.


Finance

Cohousing Puts the Emphasis on Neighborhood

Cohousing Puts the Emphasis on Neighborhood

HOME | By Tracee M. Herbaugh | May 24
What exactly is cohousing? It's a community-focused living arrangement, where residents share space, chores and fellowship. The idea started in Denmark in the 1960s and has spread across Europe and the U.S.


Cars

Paint Job: BMW's Art on Wheels

Paint Job: BMW's Art on Wheels

AUTO NEWS | May 25
In 1975 Herve Poulain, a racing enthusiast and art lover, persuaded artist Alexander Calder to paint German automaker BMW's entry at Le Mans. The idea took off.


Style

Levi's Announces 4th Annual Pride Collection

Levi's Announces 4th Annual Pride Collection

FASHION | May 25
Today Levi's launches the fourth installment of its limited edition Pride 2017 collection, featuring the theme "Fight Stigma."


Nightlife

2017 Long Beach Pride Festival :: May 21, 2017

2017 Long Beach Pride Festival :: May 21, 2017

PHOTO ALBUMS | May 25
With warm sunshine, wonderful entertainment, delicious food, great friends, many vendors and plenty of Pride, a fantastic time was had by all at this year's Long Beach Pride Festival.