Gay Los Angeles: The Latest

As 'Handmaid's Tale' Returns, Creator Sees No End in Sight

As 'Handmaid's Tale' Returns, Creator Sees No End in Sight

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber | Feb 26
As "The Handmaid's Tale" returns in April for season four, its creator is reluctant to predict when the dystopian drama will be ready for its final act.

Queen Says COVID Vaccine is Quick, Painless and Helps Others

Queen Says COVID Vaccine is Quick, Painless and Helps Others

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Danica Kirka | Feb 26
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is encouraging people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying the shot is quick, harmless and will help protect others against the disease.

NYC Pride Unveils 2021 Theme: 'The Fight Continues'

NYC Pride Unveils 2021 Theme: 'The Fight Continues'

NEWS | Feb 26
NYC Pride announces the official theme for 2021, "The Fight Continues," as the kick-off to this year's events and programming.

Bill Eld's Posthumous Porn Paean

Bill Eld's Posthumous Porn Paean

ARTS & CULTURE | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Feb 26
"Big" Bill Eld, one of gay cinema's first porn stars, didn't last long in the business, as director Toby Ross recounts in his ruminative odd 'docudrama.'

Watch: Mexican Police Arrest Gay Couple for Kiss: 'Children are Present'

Watch: Mexican Police Arrest Gay Couple for Kiss: 'Children are Present'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 26
Police arrested a same-sex couple for sharing a kiss on a public beach, declaring that the reason the men were being handcuffed was that the display of affection took place where "children are present."

Laying Out Data, Netflix Touts its Record on Inclusivity

Laying Out Data, Netflix Touts its Record on Inclusivity

NEWS | By Jake Coyle | Feb 26
Netflix on Friday released a study it commissioned from top academic researchers that shows the streaming giant is outpacing much of the film industry in the inclusivity of its original films and television series.

Rand Paul Goes Off on Dr. Rachel Levine with Transphobic Rant

Rand Paul Goes Off on Dr. Rachel Levine with Transphobic Rant

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 26
Sen. Rand Paul, Republican from Kentucky, threw himself into an insinuation-filled transphobic rant aimed at Dr. Rachel Levine, a pediatrician and nominee for the post of assistant secretary of health.

Could Your Trip to the Gym Become a Superspreader Event?

Could Your Trip to the Gym Become a Superspreader Event?

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 26
This week, the CDC said gym users should wear masks while working out and urged gyms to improve ventilation and encourage outdoor physical activities whenever possible.

Watch: 'Love, Victor' Season 2 Will Hit Hulu Just in Time for Pride Month

Watch: 'Love, Victor' Season 2 Will Hit Hulu Just in Time for Pride Month

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 26
Hulu has announced the return of "Love, Victor," the spinoff series of the LGBTQ comedy film "Love, Simon."

Watch: Prince Harry Raps 'Fresh Prince,' Says He Didn't Walk Away

Watch: Prince Harry Raps 'Fresh Prince,' Says He Didn't Walk Away

NEWS | By Danica Kirka | Feb 26
Prince Harry, who decamped from England to Southern California last year, rapped the theme song to the 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" during a late-night talk show interview in which he said he didn't walk away from his royal duties.


News

German Radio Station Apologies for Remarks About BTS

German Radio Station Apologies for Remarks About BTS

INTERNATIONAL | By David Rising | Feb 26
A Bavarian radio station apologized Friday for a host's comments comparing popular South Korean K-pop band BTS to the coronavirus, saying his choice of words had gone too far but was in no way meant to be "hurtful or racist."


Business

Trans Models Speak Out Against Sexual Harassment

Trans Models Speak Out Against Sexual Harassment

FASHION | By Merryn Johns | Feb 24
Transgender models continue to make inroads in the fashion industry, but not without risk. Now they're speaking up to advocate for fair and safe working conditions.


Technology

Never Too Late: Pandemic Propels Older Shoppers Online

Never Too Late: Pandemic Propels Older Shoppers Online

HOME | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 26
The pandemic has motivated many who have been isolated at home or unable to leave their senior communities to learn something they may have resisted until now: how to buy groceries and more online.


Finance

After Losing a Company to COVID, Owners Seek the Next Gig

After Losing a Company to COVID, Owners Seek the Next Gig

WORKPLACE | By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Feb 21
As owners are forced to shut businesses, they've had to figure out what to do next. For many entrepreneurs, the answer has been anticipating the next trend and creating a company to take advantage of it.


Cars

Edmunds: Three Smart Ways to Get Out of Your Car Lease

Edmunds: Three Smart Ways to Get Out of Your Car Lease

AUTO NEWS | By Brent Romans, Edmunds | Feb 20
On the surface, getting out of a car lease isn't difficult. It's the potential financial penalties for doing so that are the issue. Minimizing this financial fallout is key.


Style

Del Core Launches New Brand with Live Show at Milan Fashion Week

Del Core Launches New Brand with Live Show at Milan Fashion Week

FASHION | By Colleen Barry | Feb 26
It was a lockdown well-spent for Daniel Del Core. The German designer chose the unlikely moment when the world was reeling from the coronavirus last spring to conceive a new brand, under the Italian surname he inherited from his immigrant grandfather.


Health/Fitness

Have a Case of a Covid Variant? No One Is Going to Tell You

Have a Case of a Covid Variant? No One Is Going to Tell You

HEALTH | By Christina Jewett, JoNel Aleccia, Rachana Pradhan | Feb 26
Covid-19 infections from variant strains are quickly spreading across the U.S., but there's one big problem: Lab officials say they can't tell patients or their doctors whether someone has been infected by a variant.


Travel

Qantas Expects to Start International Flights in October

Qantas Expects to Start International Flights in October

Feb 25
Qantas Airways does not expect to resume international travel apart from New Zealand until late October after the Australian population is vaccinated for COVID-19, the airline's chief executive said on Thursday.


Nightlife

UK Police Raid Packed Makeshift Club with 150 Partygoers

UK Police Raid Packed Makeshift Club with 150 Partygoers

INTERNATIONAL | Feb 16
British police have fined dozens of people for breaking coronavirus restrictions after officers found 150 guests packed into an illegal nightclub in England over the weekend.