Gay Boston: The Latest

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Moves Indoors for July 17 Concert
Boston, MA

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Moves Indoors for July 17 Concert

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 17
Boston Landmarks Orchestra to Move Opening Night concert to NEC's Jordan Hall due to inclement weather.

Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to Perform at Saudi Arabia Concert

Janet Jackson, 50 Cent to Perform at Saudi Arabia Concert

NEWS | By Mesfin Fekadu | Jul 17
Janet Jackson and rappers 50 Cent and Future have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of after human rights organizations urged the rapper to cancel her appearance.

Alabama Senate Candidate Criticizes "Homosexual Activities" on TV

Alabama Senate Candidate Criticizes "Homosexual Activities" on TV

NEWS | By Sam Cronin | Jul 17
Alabama Senate candidate John Merrill has drawn criticism for telling prospective supporters that "homosexual activities" on television are a sign of cultural decline, and for criticising the "socialist agenda" that's being advanced by democrats.

Gay Brit, 22, Beaten in the Street by Epithet-Hurling Homophobes

Gay Brit, 22, Beaten in the Street by Epithet-Hurling Homophobes

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 17
A gay British man has taken to social media to call out the group of thugs who he says brutally beat him and left him in the street after he confronted them about their having hurled anti-gay verbal abuse.

Israeli Education Minister Apologizes for Remarks on Gays

Israeli Education Minister Apologizes for Remarks on Gays

NEWS | Jul 17
Israel's education minister has apologized for controversial remarks about homosexual "conversion therapy" and intermarriage among Diaspora Jews that drew widespread criticism in Israel and the U.S.

Lana Del Rey Reportedly Wants to Play Priscilla in Upcoming Elvis Biopic

Lana Del Rey Reportedly Wants to Play Priscilla in Upcoming Elvis Biopic

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 17
Lana Del Rey is reportedly begging to play Priscilla Presley in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Elvis Presley biopic.

Federal Data Shows Opioid Shipments Ballooned as Crisis Grew

Federal Data Shows Opioid Shipments Ballooned as Crisis Grew

BUSINESS | By Mark Gillispie | Jul 17
Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Had Thousands Working Behind Scenes

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Had Thousands Working Behind Scenes

TECHNOLOGY | By Marcia Dunn | Jul 17
It took 400,000 people to put Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon a half-century ago, including engineers, scientists, mechanics, technicians, pilots, divers, seamstresses, secretaries and more who worked tirelessly behind the scenes.

PopUps: Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Shows Off His Goods with New Underwear Campaign

PopUps: Soccer Star Cristiano Ronaldo Shows Off His Goods with New Underwear Campaign

NEWS | Jul 17
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is showing off his body in a new campaign for his underwear brand CR7.

Basketball Star: Experience with False 'Gay' Claims Gave Me Empathy

Basketball Star: Experience with False 'Gay' Claims Gave Me Empathy

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 17
Memphis Grizzlies basketball player Dwight Howard says he's learned first-hand what it's like for LGBTQ people in America right now - even though, Howard says, he's not gay.

Harry Styles in Talks to Star as Prince in Disney's 'Little Mermaid' Remake

Harry Styles in Talks to Star as Prince in Disney's 'Little Mermaid' Remake

ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 17
Disney's live-action "The Little Mermaid" may have found its Prince Eric in singer Harry Styles.


News

Apple, Google Continue Inclusive Push with New Emojis

Apple, Google Continue Inclusive Push with New Emojis

NATIONAL | Jul 17
Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but the tech giants also continue to push the boundaries of inclusion and diversity.


Entertainment

'Steel Magnolias' Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Club Cafe
Boston, MA

'Steel Magnolias' Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Club Cafe

THEATRE | Jul 15
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the smash hit film, Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents the award-winning comedy "Steel Magnolias," directed by Paula Plum, Friday, July 19 - Saturday, August 3 at Boston's Club Café.

 Review :: Mr. Leather

Review :: Mr. Leather

MOVIES | By Roger Walker-Dack | Jul 17
Daniel Nolasco' throughly entertaining documentary will appeal to any gay man regardless of the fact that they have never ever thought of joining the leather community.


Business

EU Probes Amazon over Use of Retailer Info to Gain Edge

EU Probes Amazon over Use of Retailer Info to Gain Edge

CORPORATE | Jul 17
The European Union is opening an antitrust probe into U.S. online shopping giant Amazon to see whether it uses data from independent retailers to gain an edge in the market.


Technology

Finance Execs Meet in Paris to Haggle over Tech and Trade

Finance Execs Meet in Paris to Haggle over Tech and Trade

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 17
The top finance officials of the Group of Seven rich democracies are arriving at Chantilly, in a chateau north of Paris, at the start of a two-day meeting aimed at finding common ground on how to tax technology companies and other issues.


Cars

Former Mitsubishi Workers Seek Assets Sale for Forced Labor

Former Mitsubishi Workers Seek Assets Sale for Forced Labor

AUTO NEWS | By Hyung-Jin Kim | Jul 17
Colonial-era Korean laborers are seeking a court's approval for the sales of local assets of their former Japanese employer after it refused to comply with a court order to compensate them for forced labor decades ago.


Style

Taste of the Tour: The Pitfalls of Owning a French Chateau

Taste of the Tour: The Pitfalls of Owning a French Chateau

HOME | By John Leicester | Jul 17
The Tour de France loves castles. Not a day passes without the TV cameras zooming in on one of the country's magnificent châteaux along the race route, conjuring up dreams of living the high life, perhaps with a glass of Champagne in hand.


Travel

Party-Goers Evacuated After Fire Erupts on Croatia Island

Party-Goers Evacuated After Fire Erupts on Croatia Island

Jul 17
Thousands of people have been evacuated from a festival area on a Croatian island after a fire broke out in a nearby forested area.


Nightlife

San Diego Pride Celebration  @ Balboa Park :: July 13 -14, 2019

San Diego Pride Celebration @ Balboa Park :: July 13 -14, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 16
San Diego held its LGBTQ Pride celebration at Balboa Park with four stages and over 100 performers and community activists.