Gay Philadelphia: The Latest

Openly Gay Police Chief Suspended from Job in South Carolina

NEWS | By Jeffrey Collins | Aug 24
The openly gay police chief of a small South Carolina town has been suspended from her job for five days, but the town administrator said it has nothing to do with her sexual orientation.

Strong Quake Rocks Central Italy, At Least 23 Reported Dead

NEWS | Aug 24
A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept.

US Women's Gymnastics Team Flips Over Broadway's 'Hamilton'

NEWS | By Mark Kennedy | Aug 24
The Tony Award-winning smash musical on Tuesday night welcomed the U.S. women's gymnastics team - Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez - who gave the show a standing ovation and greeted the cast onstage afterward

Horrified by Trump, Democrats Getting Nostalgic About Romney

NEWS | Aug 24
When President Barack Obama ran for re-election, Democrats made no secret of their disdain for Mitt Romney. That was all before Donald Trump.

When Mere Paint Won't Do It: Bike Lanes Around the World

NEWS | By Philip Marcelo | Aug 24
Cities are increasingly changing bike lanes to make them safer in light of fatal crashes involving cyclists and cars.

Watch: Drone Captures Carnival in Provincetown

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 23
Artist David A. Cox's latest installment video to his popular Droning Provincetown Facebook page captures the excitement of The Cape's campiest and most colorful yearly event - Carnival.

Citing Religion, 5 GOP-led States File Lawsuit Over Obama Transgender Rules

NEWS | By Paul J Weber | Aug 23
Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights

Experts: NC Case Unaffected By Texas Transgender Ruling

NEWS | By Emery P. Dalesio | Aug 23
Legal experts say a ruling by a federal judge in Texas - that the Obama administration can't force schools to allow transgender students to choose their bathrooms - won't effect litigation over a North Carolina transgender bathroom law.

Kiehl's LifeRide for amfAR Raises $150K For HIV Research

NEWS | By EDGE | Aug 23
The 11-day, multi-stop, 1,100-mile motorcycle charity ride Kiehl's LifeRide for amfAR raised HIV/AIDS awareness and a total of $150,000 for research at multiple high-profile events at Kiehl's stores along the way.

Britney Spears Raffles Clothes for Louisiana Flood Victims

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 23
Pop star Britney Spears is giving the clothes off her back to raise money for the Red Cross to benefit victims of widespread flooding in her home state of Louisiana.


News

Muslim NYPD Captain Fights Crime and Prejudice

Aug 24
Out of 36,000 NYPD officers, there are about 1,000 Muslim officers. Jamiel Altaheri is one of them. But it's not on the streets where he faces his biggest challenge.


Business

Illinois Latest State to Expand Domestic Workers' Rights

By Sophia Tareen | Aug 24
Left out of federal labor law written decades ago, nannies, housekeepers and private caregivers are gaining legal protections in a growing number of states.


Technology

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Targets 450 Social Media Users

Aug 24
The cyber-arm of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard says it has summoned, detained and warned some 450 administrators of social media groups in recent weeks.


Cars

Delphi, Mobileye Join Forces on Autonomous Car Platform

Aug 24
Auto parts and electronics company Delphi Automotive is joining with Israeli software maker Mobileye to develop the building blocks for a fully autonomous car in about two years.


Style

Royal Treatment: Creating a New Look for the Queen Mary 2

By Beth J. Harpaz | Aug 23
What a daunting assignment for an interior designer: Redecorate the Queen Mary 2. The ship relaunched earlier this summer after $132 million in renovations.


Health/Fitness

Rhode Island Foundation Awards $50K In Grants To RI's LGBTQs

By EDGE | Aug 23
The Rhode Island Foundation has announced that seven nonprofit organizations serving the state's LGBTQ communities will receive more than $50,000 in grants through its Equity Action Fund.


Travel

High in the Bolivian Andes: A Tour of Aymara Sacred Sites

By Carlos Valdez | Aug 23
On a recent weekend, the mayor's office of El Alto, the nearly 3-mile-high city perched above the Bolivian capital of La Paz, led a group of tourism students on a visit to the site.


Nightlife

Provincetown Carnival : August 18, 2016

Aug 23
The theme to this year's Carnival is "Back to the 80s," which meant plenty of Golden Girls, Chers, Boy Georges, Princess Dis and Pacmen. Here are pics from the parade.