Gay Atlanta: The Latest

Tired of Being a Smoker's Haven, Czech Republic Considers Ban in Bars

NEWS | Dec 10
The Czech Republic may lose its place as one of the last havens for tobacco smokers in Europe.

Orlando Shops Designate Themselves 'Safe Places' For Gays

NEWS | Dec 10
Officials in a Florida city are launching a program allowing businesses to designate themselves as safe places for gays and lesbians if they feel threatened.

Winter Movie Preview

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mike Halterman | Dec 10
Winter is a season that is very conducive to cuddling up with someone special and watching a good movie. Once you've exhausted all of the holiday programming and everything on-demand, go to the movie theater.

South Beach Halts Zika Spread, But Risks Remain

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Jennifer Kay | Dec 10
Florida declared its crisis with local transmission of Zika over for the season Friday in a welcome announcement ahead of peak tourism months, but health authorities warned that travelers would continue bringing the disease into the state.

Army Promotes Taylor To Major General

NEWS | By John McDonald | Dec 10
For the first time in history, an openly gay male officer has achieved the rank of Major General in the United States Army.

New Exhibition Explores the Legacy of Black Fashion Designers

STYLE | By Leanne Italie | Dec 10
"Black Fashion Designers," opens at The Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Bay Area Grieves Ghost Ship Fire Victims

NEWS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Dec 10
Many in the Bay Area are grieving the loss of 36 people, including three who identified as transgender individuals, who died in a fire at an Oakland warehouse known as the Ghost Ship.

Fisher Price Debunks Fake 'Happy Hour Playset' Toy

NEWS | Dec 10
Fisher-Price has taken to Twitter to debunk any notion it has a bar-themed playset for toddlers.

Warehouse Fire Survivor: People 'Dying Right in Front of Me'

NEWS | By Brian Melley and Scott Smith | Dec 10
To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the industrial facade of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, guarded by figures of Asian deities and pulsing with a welcoming vibe.

Oakland Fire Exposes Rift in Naming Transgender Victims

NEWS | By Janie Har | Dec 10
Feral Pines proved to be as complex in death as she was in life as friends and family struggled this week to settle on the correct name to remember the victim of the Oakland warehouse party fire killed along with 35 others.


Entertainment

Deborah Cox Says Whitney Houston Role is in 'Good Hands'

CELEBRITIES | By Mark Kennedy | Dec 10
There's one important person to thank for Deborah Cox stepping into Whitney Houston's shoes for the national tour of "The Bodyguard." That person would be Whitney Houston herself.


Business

Apple Pays $450,000 for Alleged Hazardous Waste Violations

CORPORATE | Dec 10
Apple is paying $450,000 to settle allegations that the iPhone maker operated and closed two hazardous-waste processing plants without submitting the proper paperwork to California environmental regulators.


Finance

Giving the Gift of Financial Well-Being at the Holidays

SAVING | By Sarah Skidmore Sell | Dec 3
Instead of the latest toy or gadget, some people are trying to give their loved ones more financial security this holiday season.


Cars

Car Company Offering Red Light-Reading Vehicles in Las Vegas

AUTO NEWS | By Ken Ritter | Dec 8
Audi is unveiling this week in Las Vegas a technology that enables vehicles to "read" traffic signals ahead and tell the motorist how long the wait will be.


Health/Fitness

SAGE Presents the 31st Annual Toys Party to Benefit SAGE and Children's Charities

HEALTH | By EDGE | Dec 9
On Sunday, December 11, 2016, Robby Browne, David Tufts & Chris Kann will host the annual Toys Party to benefit Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) as well as several children's charities.


Travel

German Christmas Markets Draw Crowds

Dec 10
The aroma of hot mulled gluehwein wine mingling with the scent of bratwurst, roasted almonds and gingerbread: these are among the signature attractions of Germany's outdoor Christmas markets.


Nightlife

Lea DeLaria Is VIP Headliner for San Diego Human Dignity Foundation Gala

SPECIAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Dec 7
On Saturday, December 10, The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) holds their third annual Aston-Brooks Awards Gala at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.