Gay Los Angeles: The Latest

Will Paramount+ be a Mountain or a Molehill in Streaming?

Will Paramount+ be a Mountain or a Molehill in Streaming?

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mae Anderson | Mar 4
Paramount+ debuts Thursday as the latest — and last — streaming option from a major media company, this time from ViacomCBS. It's betting that consumers are willing to add yet another paid streaming service in an increasingly crowded field.

In Significant Shift, Virus Cases Up 9% in Europe

In Significant Shift, Virus Cases Up 9% in Europe

COVID-19 cases rose 9% last week over a 53-country region of Europe, snapping a six-week run of declines

Hospitalized Prince Philip has Successful Heart Procedure

Hospitalized Prince Philip has Successful Heart Procedure

NEWS | By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka | Mar 4
Prince Philip has had a successful heart procedure at a London hospital and is expected to remain for several days of "rest and recuperation," Buckingham Palace said Thursday.

Eager to Act, Biden and Democrats Leave Republicans Behind

Eager to Act, Biden and Democrats Leave Republicans Behind

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller | Mar 4
Biden and Democrats in Congress are jamming their agenda forward with a sense of urgency, an unapologetically partisan approach based on the calculation that it's better to advance the COVID-19 rescue package and other priorities than try to court the GOP

Scientists Urge NASA to Rename James Webb Telescope Because of Namesake's Homophobic Legacy

Scientists Urge NASA to Rename James Webb Telescope Because of Namesake's Homophobic Legacy

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 3
NASA is facing a new call to change the name of the James Webb telescope because of its namesake's homophobic legacy.

Megan Thee Stallion Shows Off Her Calvins in New Campaign

Megan Thee Stallion Shows Off Her Calvins in New Campaign

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 3
Megan Thee Stallion is the latest celebrity to show off her Calvins in a revealing new campaign for the iconic underwear.

Andy Towle Departs Influential Gay Blog Site Towleroad

Andy Towle Departs Influential Gay Blog Site Towleroad

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 3
After nearly 18 years, gay blogger Andy Towle is departing his influential website, Towleroad.

NHL's Jamie Benn Slammed for Liking Transphobic Post

NHL's Jamie Benn Slammed for Liking Transphobic Post

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Mar 3
National Hockey League player Jamie Benn is in hot water after liking a transphobic post by conservative talking head Candace Owens.

Thirst Trapping with Personal Trainer & Underwear Model Kyle Hynick

Thirst Trapping with Personal Trainer & Underwear Model Kyle Hynick

It is easy to understand why Canadian personal trainer Kyle Hynick is such a popular underwear model.

South Korea's First Known Transgender Soldier Found Dead

South Korea's First Known Transgender Soldier Found Dead

NEWS | Mar 3
South Korea's first known transgender soldier, who protested the military's decision last year to discharge her for undergoing gender reassignment surgery, was found dead at her home on Wednesday.


News

Lawmakers Can't Cite Local Examples of Trans Girls in Sports

Lawmakers Can't Cite Local Examples of Trans Girls in Sports

SPORTS | By David Crary and Lindsay Whitehurst | Mar 3
Legislators in over 20 states introduced bills this year that would ban trans girls from competing on girls' sports teams in public high schools but in almost every case, sponsors can't cite a single instance where there were any problems.


Entertainment

In a New Series, TCM Takes a Look at 'Problematic' Classics

In a New Series, TCM Takes a Look at 'Problematic' Classics

MOVIES | By Lindsey Bahr | Mar 3
TCM's new series "Reframed Classics" promises wide-ranging discussions about 18 culturally significant films from the 1920s through the 1960s that also have problematic aspects, including "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Swing Time" and "Gone with the Wind."


Technology

In Latest Test Flight, SpaceX Starship Explodes on Impact

In Latest Test Flight, SpaceX Starship Explodes on Impact

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Mar 4
SpaceX's futuristic Starship looked like it aced a touchdown Wednesday, but then exploded on the landing pad with so much force that it was hurled into the air.


Finance

President Biden's Plan To Change Credit Reporting And Scoring

President Biden's Plan To Change Credit Reporting And Scoring

By Michelle Black, Contributor and Caroline Lupini, Editor | Mar 3
If President Biden has his way, he will create a public credit reporting agency (CRA) to compete with the three major credit bureaus and maybe one day replace them altogether.


Cars

New or Used? Either Way, Price Hikes Squeeze U.S. Auto Buyers

New or Used? Either Way, Price Hikes Squeeze U.S. Auto Buyers

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher and Mike Householder | Mar 3
The viral pandemic has triggered a cascade of price hikes throughout America's auto industry — a surge that has made both new and used vehicles unaffordable for many.


Style

Are Hair Salons Ready to Become Gender Neutral?

Are Hair Salons Ready to Become Gender Neutral?

GROOMING | By Matthew Wexler | Mar 3
Now that vaccinations are on the uptick, those unkempt heads are making their way back to the salon. But outdated binaries aren't always welcome.


Health/Fitness

Virus Variant Races Through Italy, Especially Among Children

Virus Variant Races Through Italy, Especially Among Children

INTERNATIONAL | By Frances D'Emilio | Mar 3
The variant of the coronavirus discovered in Britain is prevalent among Italy's infected schoolchildren and is helping to fuel a "robust" uptick in the curve of COVID-19 contagion in the country, the health minister said Tuesday.


Nightlife

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

BARS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 26
Virgil's Sea Room, a queer bar that opened in 2013 in the Mission District of San Francisco, is permanently closing.