Gay Key West: The Latest

Watchdog: Homeland Security Officials Were Wrongly Appointed

Watchdog: Homeland Security Officials Were Wrongly Appointed

NEWS | By Ben Fox | Aug 15
The two most senior officials in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security were improperly appointed to the posts under federal law by the Trump administration, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog said Friday.

PopUps: Lil Nas X's 'WAP'-Inspired Thirst Trap Goes Viral

PopUps: Lil Nas X's 'WAP'-Inspired Thirst Trap Goes Viral

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 15
Like everyone else in the world, Lil Nas X is loving Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's new song "WAP."

'Clueless' Getting a TV Reboot Focusing on Bisexual Character

'Clueless' Getting a TV Reboot Focusing on Bisexual Character

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 15
Great news for fans of the 90s comedy "Clueless!"

Burglary at Ellen DeGeneres' Calif. Home Reportedly an 'Inside Job'

Burglary at Ellen DeGeneres' Calif. Home Reportedly an 'Inside Job'

NEWS | Aug 15
Authorities reportedly said that the burglary that took place at Ellen DeGeneres' home in Montecito, Calif. was not a random attack, but an "inside job."

Group Vows to Stage Twin Beams of Light for NYC 9/11 Tribute

Group Vows to Stage Twin Beams of Light for NYC 9/11 Tribute

NEWS | Aug 15
Plans are back on to beam twin columns of light into the Manhattan sky to represent the World Trade Center during next month's anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Trump Dodges Question on QAnon Conspiracy Theory

Trump Dodges Question on QAnon Conspiracy Theory

NEWS | By Jill Colvin | Aug 15
President Donald Trump on Friday twice ignored a question about whether he supports QAnon, a convoluted, right-wing, pro-Trump conspiracy theory.

Out Alt-Rock Artist Kristen Ford Releases 'No Plans' EP

Out Alt-Rock Artist Kristen Ford Releases 'No Plans' EP

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 15
The Nashville-based, queer alternative rock artist Kristen Ford will release a new EP next month title "No Plans."

Coronavirus Upends Conventions, Changes TV Coverage

Coronavirus Upends Conventions, Changes TV Coverage

NEWS | By Lynn Elber | Aug 15
The standard political gatherings that were to unfold for the Democratic Party in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and for the GOP in Charlotte, North Carolina, will be largely virtual, constrained by the coronavirus.

With Rumors Swirling He's Joining Marvel Universe, Shia LaBeouf Goes Jogging Again (Jockless)

With Rumors Swirling He's Joining Marvel Universe, Shia LaBeouf Goes Jogging Again (Jockless)

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 15
Shia LaBeouf caught the paparazzi's eye again when he went jogging on Thursday as talk swirls about him joining the Marvel Universe as a gay superhero.

Sentencing Date Set for NY Self-Help Guru in Sex Slave Case

Sentencing Date Set for NY Self-Help Guru in Sex Slave Case

NEWS | Aug 15
The leader of a cult-like self-improvement group in upstate New York who was convicted last year on charges that he turned some of his followers into sex slaves will face sentencing on Oct. 27, a judge said Friday.


News

Teens Attack Gay Couple, Wreck Apartment in France

Teens Attack Gay Couple, Wreck Apartment in France

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 15
A gay couple in Montpellier, France were harassed and attacked by a group of youths who inflicted heavy damage on their apartment and stole valuables.


Entertainment

'Succession' Star Nicholas Braun Writes A Virus Dating Song

'Succession' Star Nicholas Braun Writes A Virus Dating Song

CELEBRITIES | By Amanda Lee Myers | Aug 15
Actor Nicholas Braun, who plays fan favorite Cousin Greg on HBO's "Succession," has captured the fraught nature of dating during the pandemic in a catchy new punk song that started as a joke.


Cars

Edmunds: Top Picks for Road Trip Vehicles with Maximum Range

Edmunds: Top Picks for Road Trip Vehicles with Maximum Range

AUTO NEWS | By Travis Langness | Aug 15
A typical gasoline-powered vehicle can make it about 300-400 miles before needing to stop for gas. Edmunds' experts have evaluated four vehicles with significantly greater-than-average EPA-estimated ranges.


Health/Fitness

Why New Trump Rulings Protect Trans Prejudice in COVID-19 Era

Why New Trump Rulings Protect Trans Prejudice in COVID-19 Era

NATIONAL | Aug 14
Last month, the Trump administration announced a reversal of a Department of Health and Human Services administrative rule, erasing protections for transgender patients.


Travel

By Sea, Rail or Air, Brits Scramble to Get Out of France

By Sea, Rail or Air, Brits Scramble to Get Out of France

By Pan Pylas, Sylvie Corbert | Aug 14
The exodus was prompted by the British government's decision late Thursday to take France off a list of nations exempt from traveler quarantine requirements because of a sharp rise there in new virus infections.


Nightlife

Summer Flashback: Ptown Carnival, Part 1

Summer Flashback: Ptown Carnival, Part 1

CULTURE | Aug 10
Provincetown Carnival attracts somewhere near 80,000 people to the town for the celebrations - something impossible in this year of COVID. The event was scheduled to begin this Friday. Here's a look back at carnival past - part 1 of 2.