Gay Boston: The Latest

President Barack Obama's Last Chance to Zing Washington

NEWS | By Kevin Freking | Apr 30
President Barack Obama will get one more chance on Saturday to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself as he attends his final White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Kasich Calls for Balance on Gay Rights, Religious Beliefs

NEWS | By Janie Harr | Apr 30
Asked about gay rights and marriage equality, Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Friday that more people should take a "chill pill" and try to get along with one another rather than turn to unwieldy legislation.

Supreme Court Trying to Find Its Way After Scalia

NEWS | By Mark Sherman and Sam Hananel | Apr 30
Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?

Charge Reduced for Mall Easter Bunny in Brawl with Kid's Dad

NEWS | Apr 30
A New Jersey mall Easter bunny who got into a scuffle with a father last month has had a criminal charge against him downgraded.

Trump, Clinton Angle for Advantage in Politics of Gender

NEWS | By Nancy Benac | Apr 30
Donald Trump, after toying with gender politics off and on during the campaign, is all in on a mission to undercut Hillary Clinton's credentials by syncing up his say-anything campaign strategy with his alpha-male persona.

San Francisco Chief Releases Racist Texts, Orders Training

NEWS | By Paul Elias | Apr 30
San Francisco's police chief said that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department already dogged by fatal shootings of unarmed minority suspects.

Rowdy Trump Protests Portend Explosive California Primary

NEWS | By Michael R. Blood and Gilliam Flaccus | Apr 30
Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported.

On 'Lemonade,' Beyoncé Serves Unsweetened Truth & Empowerment

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 30
Beyoncé's second visual album "Lemonade" ups the ante for her as an artist, celebrity and political figure.

Bravo 'Below Deck' Sets Sail Again, Dishing Up Drama, LGBT Cast Member

ENTERTAINMENT | By JW Arnold | Apr 30
Bravo's unscripted series, "Below Deck" sets sail again Tuesday, May 3 with new and returning crew and an itinerary that promises plenty of drama on the high seas.

America's Top Gay Diplomat Gives Status Report

NEWS | By John McDonald | Apr 30
Randy Berry, special envoy for the human rights of LGBTI persons, updated reporters on the status of his office's mission, saying he's engaged in "challenging conversations with foreign government officials."


News

Accused Describes Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed SF Gay Man

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Apr 30
The man accused of killing a gay San Francisco man in a hit-and-run crash says he didn't realize he'd hit someone until days later, and he didn't turn himself in because of his son.


Entertainment

Large Graffiti Carved at Arches National Park in Utah

CULTURE | By Michelle R. Price | Apr 30
Rangers at Utah's Arches National Park were investigating large graffiti Thursday that was carved so deeply into a famous red rock arch that it might be impossible to erase, officials said.


Technology

Social Media Fumble Affects Tunsil's NFL Stock

PERSONAL TECH | By David Brandt | Apr 30
Laremy Tunsil tumbled down the NFL draft board Thursday night after a bizarre video of him was posted on his Twitter account minutes before the start of the proceedings, potentially costing the offensive lineman millions of dollars.


Finance

Thinking Inside the Box: Shipping Container Homes

REAL ESTATE | By Terry Tang | Apr 29
A stack of shipping containers sitting in a lot in an industrial section of Phoenix has some developers thinking inside the box. The structures usually used to transport cargo have been transformed into eight apartments.


Travel

Blind Love: An Inspring Way to Discover Québec

By David Perry | Apr 30
It was an ambitious undertaking on the part of Tourisme Québec: To market a destination using a blind man. Now making the rounds on YouTube, "Blind Love" explores how Danny Kean experienced the Canadian province.