Gay Boston: The Latest

Judge Bars Ex-Speaker Hastert From Being Alone with Minors

Judge Bars Ex-Speaker Hastert From Being Alone with Minors

NEWS | By Michael Tarm | Dec 13
A federal judge ordered Dennis Hastert never be alone with anyone under 18 unless another adult is present who is aware of the former U.S. House speaker's conviction in a hush-money case that revealed he had sexually abused several high school students.

Analysis: Trump Bets on Moore and Suffers Stinging Defeat

Analysis: Trump Bets on Moore and Suffers Stinging Defeat

NEWS | By Julie Pace | Dec 13
Rarely has a sitting president rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama's Roy Moore. And rarely has that bet failed so spectacularly.

Trump Says Roy Moore Had Deck 'Stacked Against Him'

Trump Says Roy Moore Had Deck 'Stacked Against Him'

NEWS | Dec 13
President Donald Trump is defending his decision to initially back Sen. Luther Strange against Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate election, saying in a predawn tweet that "Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him."

'A Fantastic Woman' Director Celebrates Golden Globe Nod

'A Fantastic Woman' Director Celebrates Golden Globe Nod

ENTERTAINMENT | By Sigal Ratner-Arias | Dec 13
Director Sebastian Lelio feels that "A Fantastic Woman" has gone beyond the cinematic experience with its social message, to a great extent thanks to the performance of its star, Daniela Vega.

Senate OKs Trump Judicial Pick Who Was Rated 'Not Qualified'

Senate OKs Trump Judicial Pick Who Was Rated 'Not Qualified'

NEWS | By Ken Freking | Dec 13
The Senate on Tuesday narrowly confirmed one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees despite a rare "not qualified" rating from the American Bar Association.

Monkey Selfies, Eclipse, Bitcoin, Lauer Top Google in 2017

Monkey Selfies, Eclipse, Bitcoin, Lauer Top Google in 2017

NEWS | Dec 13
Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside." These were some of the people, topics and memes that trended to the top of Google searches in 2017.

SAG Awards Could Give Oscar Race Some Clarity

SAG Awards Could Give Oscar Race Some Clarity

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Dec 13
An unpredictable awards season will get a jolt Wednesday when the Screen Actors Guild announces nominees to its annual awards.

Gillibrand Got a Fight She Wants After Trump's Fiery Tweet

Gillibrand Got a Fight She Wants After Trump's Fiery Tweet

NEWS | By Richard Lardner | Dec 13
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative tweet that claimed she'd begged him for campaign contributions and would "do anything" for them.

Rock Hall 2018 Class: Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues

Rock Hall 2018 Class: Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | Dec 13
Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees.

Meghan Markle to Join Royal Family for Christmas

Meghan Markle to Join Royal Family for Christmas

NEWS | Dec 13
Prince Harry's fiancee is set to join Britain's royal family for Christmas.


News

LA Police Probe Claim Roman Polanski Molested Girl in '75

LA Police Probe Claim Roman Polanski Molested Girl in '75

NATIONAL | By Michael Balsamo | Dec 13
Los Angeles detectives they are investigating a woman's claim that Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski molested her in 1975, when she was 10 years old. But the allegations are so old that criminal charges couldn't be brought, even if proven.


Entertainment

 Review :: Whatever Happened to Baby Jesus?
Boston, MA

Review :: Whatever Happened to Baby Jesus?

THEATRE | By Robert Nesti | Dec 6
Leave it to Ryan Landry to come up with a sequel to "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"

The AP Names its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2017

The AP Names its Breakthrough Entertainers of 2017

CULTURE | Dec 13
The overnight success story in Hollywood is as much of a fairytale as its movies. Years of training, sacrifice and failed attempts at stardom typically define the experience of entertainers before that breakthrough moment occurs.


Business

Lawyers Clash Over Impact of Trump's Rules on Birth Control

Lawyers Clash Over Impact of Trump's Rules on Birth Control

LEGAL | By Sudhin Thanawala | Dec 13
Lawyers for California and the U.S. Department of Justice clashed in court Tuesday over whether new rules from President Donald Trump's administration would dramatically reduce women's access to free birth control.


Technology

New Planetarium Seeks to Put NJ Science Center on Travel Map

New Planetarium Seeks to Put NJ Science Center on Travel Map

PERSONAL TECH | By Shawn Marsh | Dec 12
New Jersey's Liberty Science Center in Jersey City is aiming to take visitors into space in what they are billing as the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere.


Finance

SeniorAdvice.com Names Top Fifteen LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities in America

SeniorAdvice.com Names Top Fifteen LGBT-Friendly Senior Living Communities in America

REAL ESTATE | Dec 7
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) senior community is currently a very important part of the American population, and the struggle for resources and housing can sometimes be difficult.


Health/Fitness

6 Winter Workout Tips to Keep You Motivated

6 Winter Workout Tips to Keep You Motivated

FITNESS | Dec 12
People often reduce the amount of time they spend being physically active over the winter, usually due in part to it being so cold outside. Here's some tips to stay motivated.


Travel

Swiss Woman Angry Over Champagne Refusal Ejected From Plane

Swiss Woman Angry Over Champagne Refusal Ejected From Plane

Dec 13
German police say the pilot of a passenger jet destined for Zurich made an unscheduled stop at Stuttgart airport because a Swiss passenger become aggressive after being denied champagne.