Gay Phoenix: The Latest

DC Fully Unveils First Pride Month Initiative

DC Fully Unveils First Pride Month Initiative

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brendan Walker | May 7
DC Comics is fully embracing pride month, with the full reveal of their long awaited DC Pride #1 oneshot issue in addition to a variety of pride themed covers.

Can't Stop the Bad Memory: Remember When Caitlyn Starred with The Village People?

Can't Stop the Bad Memory: Remember When Caitlyn Starred with The Village People?

After winning Olympic Gold in the men's decathlon event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, Caitlyn Jenner became an overnight star and attempted to capitalize on her fame with performances of a different kind — a brief acting career.

New Zealand Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Could Become First Transgender Olympian

New Zealand Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard Could Become First Transgender Olympian

NEWS | By Brendan Walker | May 7
World champion New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard could make history, potentially representing Oceania as the Olympic's first transgender athlete.

UK to Ease Holiday Travel Ban Yet Keeps Most Quarantines

UK to Ease Holiday Travel Ban Yet Keeps Most Quarantines

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Jill Lawless | May 7
Britain announced a "first tentative step" Friday toward resuming international travel, saying U.K. citizens will be able to travel to countries including Portugal, Iceland and Israel later this month without having to quarantine upon their return.rn

Ian McKellen Reveals he Never Told His Parents He's Gay

Ian McKellen Reveals he Never Told His Parents He's Gay

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brendan Walker | May 7
In a recent interview, Ian McKellen revealed how he never had the chance to come out to his parents before they passed away.

Sam Asghari Hits the Beach Without Britney (and the Paparazzi Follow)

Sam Asghari Hits the Beach Without Britney (and the Paparazzi Follow)

When Sam Asghari goes to the beach, expect the paparazzi to follow. Such was the case on Thursday when the personal trainer and model, who is also Britney Spears' boyfriend, was seen hitting the surf on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

NJ School: We've Addressed Educator's Trans-Rant Beer Toss

NJ School: We've Addressed Educator's Trans-Rant Beer Toss

NEWS | By Wayne Parry | May 7
A New Jersey school district says it has responded in a "swift and serious" way to the case of a vice principal who threw beer on people who were videotaping his wife's extended rant against a transgender woman's use of a public bathroom.

Watch: 'It's Always Sunny' Star Rob McElhenney Honors his Gay Moms for Mother's Day

Watch: 'It's Always Sunny' Star Rob McElhenney Honors his Gay Moms for Mother's Day

Rob McElhenney's character on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" may be a bit conflicted about being gay, but in real-life the actor is a proud son to his mothers, Helena McElhenney and her wife Mary Taylor.

Glenn Close on 8 Oscar Nods with No Wins: I am Not a Loser

Glenn Close on 8 Oscar Nods with No Wins: I am Not a Loser

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | May 7
Though Glenn Close has been nominated for eight Oscars without any wins, the distinguished actor wants to make one thing clear: she is not a loser.

Equality Advocate Dismisses Caitlyn Jenner as 'Phyllis Schlafly of the Trans Community'

Equality Advocate Dismisses Caitlyn Jenner as 'Phyllis Schlafly of the Trans Community'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | May 7
The woman the Washington Post called the "best-known transgender person in the country" may be picking up a new moniker: "The Phyllis Schlafy of the trans community."


News

Watch: Kentucky State Police Facebook Post Excoriated as Transphobic, Racist

Watch: Kentucky State Police Facebook Post Excoriated as Transphobic, Racist

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | May 7
A Kentucky State Police post prompted critiques ranging from "tone deaf" to "transphobic" and "discriminatory" before it was taken down. Officials said they only intended to show inclusivity.


Entertainment

Review: Severin's 'Deep Blood' a Slapdash Genre Oddity

Review: Severin's 'Deep Blood' a Slapdash Genre Oddity

MOVIES | By Sam Cohen | May 7
Joe D'Amato's final word on sharksploitation, "Deep Blood," is now available on Blu-ray from Severin Films. Boasting a stellar 1080p presentation from a new 2K scan of the camera negative, this is the best this downtrodden, slapdash oddity has looked.


Business

Dubai Luxury Home Market Soars as World's Rich Flee Pandemic

Dubai Luxury Home Market Soars as World's Rich Flee Pandemic

HOME | By Isabel DeBre | May 6
After nearly three decades in London, Christophe Reech was fed up with the city's pandemic lockdowns. This spring, he sold his luxury townhouse and jetted off to the desert sheikhdom of Dubai to start a new life with his family.


Cars

Baidu Rolls Out Paid Driverless Taxi Service in Beijing

Baidu Rolls Out Paid Driverless Taxi Service in Beijing

AUTO NEWS | May 3
Chinese tech giant Baidu rolled out its paid driverless taxi service on Sunday, making it the first company to commercialize autonomous driving operations in China.


Style

Strong Sales from Tapestry, Lee Maker Show Clothing Rebound

Strong Sales from Tapestry, Lee Maker Show Clothing Rebound

FASHION | By Anne D'Innocenzio | May 7
Strong sales results from Coach's parent as well as from the maker of Wrangler and Lee jeans offer the latest evidence that shoppers' spending on fashion and accessories is rebounding to pre-pandemic levels.rn


Travel

Norwegian Cruise Line Threatens to Skip Florida's Ports

Norwegian Cruise Line Threatens to Skip Florida's Ports

By David Koeing | May 7
Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line is threatening to steer clear of Florida after the governor signed legislation banning businesses from requiring that customers show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.rn


Nightlife

Helix Studios Owner Hospitalized in Domestic Assault; Also Denies Accusations by Former Models

Helix Studios Owner Hospitalized in Domestic Assault; Also Denies Accusations by Former Models

WORKPLACE | May 6
There has been considerable drama at Helix Studios, the Vegas-based adult male streaming company owned by Keith Miller. Last weekend 2 models left the studio, calling it a "glorified hell," & Miller was hospitalized in a domestic violence incident.