Gay Boston: The Latest

Hong Kong Hosts Valentine's Day With 25,000 LED Roses

NEWS | Feb 14
It's like a romantic scene out of one of South Korea's sappy soap dramas - tens of thousands of illuminated roses forming an impressive backdrop for the lead actor and actress to declare their love for each other.

Iran Rules "Decadent" Valentine's Day Celebrations A Crime 

NEWS | Feb 14
Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine's Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime.

Animal Rights Protest Scrapped After "Greased Pig" Dust-Up

NEWS | By Lynne Tuohy | Feb 14
PETA launched a protest against a New Hampshire winter carnival event - "Greased Pig on Ice," but withdrew it after learning there's no pig in the act - just a man on skates in a pig costume with dollar bills tied to his tail.

DiCaprio Favored For Best-Actor Prize At Britain's BAFTAS

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jill Lawless | Feb 14
Leonardo DiCaprio could add to his accolades for epic endurance story "The Revenant" with a win at the British Academy Film Awards.

'Spotlight,' 'Big Short' Win Writers Guild Of America Awards

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 14
Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday that was held in Los Angeles and New York.

Obama To Nominate Scalia Successor 'In Due Time'

NEWS | By Kathleen Hennessey and Donna Cassata | Feb 14
President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Fight Night: Personal Attacks, Court Debate For GOP Hopefuls

NEWS | By Julie Pace and Will Weissert | Feb 14
Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside & let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting over immigration & foreign policy.

NC Lawmakers Spend Taxpayer Money Hiring Lawyers to Defend Marriage Exemption

NEWS | By Jeff Taylor | Feb 14
Members of the North Carolina General Assembly and a magistrate who refuses same-sex couples a marriage license have hired attorneys to defend the bill, Senate Bill 2, which allows for the exemption.

SF Readies Condom Campaigns to Reduce STDs

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Feb 14
Messages about the use of prophylactics are returning as a way to combat rising rates of sexually transmitted diseases other than HIV.

Proposed Sex Offender Clinic Roils San Francisco Neighborhood

NEWS | By Sari Staver | Feb 14
At the standing-room-only meeting some 200 residents, many wearing nametags that said "I Have A Question," heard gay Supervisor Scott Wiener promise that the move "was not a done deal."


Business

Uber To Pay $28.5M To Settle Safety Ad Lawsuits

CORPORATE | Feb 14
Uber says that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees.


Technology

Disappearing Act: Twitter Reports Flatlining User Growth

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Feb 14
Twitter set out to build a virtual town square bustling with billions of people. But it's starting to look more like a novelty stand as the masses flock to other services that strike a more personal chord.


Style

Woven of Dignity: Black Seamstress' Legacy on Display

FASHION | By Martha Waggoner | Feb 14
The exhibit, titled "Made Especially for You by Willie Kay," tells the story of a woman whose talents transcended the clear racial boundaries of her day.


Health/Fitness

'Mapping the Magic of Love' :: The Top 10 Qualities of Gay Super-Couples

HEALTH | By Dr. Brian Rzepczynski | Feb 13
Our society certainly doesn't make it easy for us to date and mate, with all the homophobia and discrimination that exists. As a result, our community lacks relationship role models. But here's how to boost to odds for relationship success.


Travel

EU Is Poised to Restrict Passport-Free Travel

By Derek Gatopoulos, Raf Casert | Feb 12
Documents seen by The Associated Press show that European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule for two years due to the migration crisis.


Nightlife

Speed Dating for LGBT Women Benefits Boston Dyke March

SPECIAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Feb 11
On Saturday, February 13, Boston women can have the chance of meeting the girl of their dreams, when Dyke Night holds their annual Love Machine Valentine's Party with Speed Dating at Machine Nightclub.