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  • News Bites: Aiken, Idaho, & Russian Hook-Ups

    GOP Rep. Slams Aiken, Dozens Arrested in Idaho, Russia Bans Gay Hook-up App , Houston Mayor Marries Longtime Partner 

  • News Bites: Gay Chevy, Winter Party, and more...

    Chevrolet Features Gay Families

    The world of advertising is finally catching up with its LGBT audience.

    During the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Chevrolet — one of the world's largest car brands — aired two new advertisements with diverse casts that include gay families. The spots blend news clips, social media and real-life events to show that even though the world is changing, the things that matter most remain the same.

    "Chevrolet has nailed it with ads that truly reflect the fabric of our nation, which today includes gay and lesbian families," said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

    Winter Party Seeks Volunteers

    From the internationally acclaimed Beach Party, to a progressive shopping night on the world-renowned Lincoln Road pedestrian mall, to electrifying events exclusively for women, the 2014 Winter Party Festival promises a six-day, non-stop lineup of events and activities.

    Organizers of Winter Party Festival in Miami Beach are seeking hundreds of volunteers to help with a variety of tasks including assisting with nightclub and social events, staffing the welcome center, event production, finance and media relations, among others. Various shifts are available from Monday, March 3, through Monday, March 10. Interested volunteers can apply online at http://bit.ly/1kwtGAF and follow the instructions.

    Methodists in Crisis Over Gay Marriage

    The dispute among United Methodists over recognition of same-sex couples has lapsed into a doctrinal donnybrook, pitting clergy who are presiding at gay weddings in defiance of church law against proponents of traditional marriage who are trying to stop them.

    The intensity of the conflict was laid bare over the last several months, when the church tried, convicted and defrocked Frank Schaefer, a Pennsylvania pastor who presided at the wedding of his son to another man. Schaefer has since been traveling the country giving talks and sermons on gay acceptance.

    New Gay Pool Party Launching in Vegas

    Following a $200 million renovation, the updated Tropicana Resort and Casino, now called The New Tropicana Las Vegas, is launching an LGBT pool party in just a few months.

    Called Xposed!, the weekly Saturday party will feature a pool area with waterfalls, palm trees, daybeds, cabanas, DJs, go-go dancers, celeb performers, two Olympic-sized sand volleyball courts, two heated pools, and lots of half-naked people ready to mingle.

    "We are a strong advocate for the LGBTQ community," Fred Harmon, chief marketing officer for The New Tropicana Las Vegas, said in a statement.

  • News Briefs for the Week of Apr. 26, 2017

    Check out the latest news from around the nation!

  • One of Japan’s Most Powerful Businesswomen Comes Out as Lesbian

    Kazuyo Katsuma revealed on Twitter she is a lesbian.

  • Parole Granted for Man Convicted in 1991 Texas Gay Slaying

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles is granting parole for the only man still serving time in the 1991 gay-bashing death of a Houston banker.

  • Police on Lookout for Glory Hole Driller in Florida

    Florida police are currently searching for someone who continues to drill glory holes in the men's bathroom at Treasure Shores Beach in Vero Beach, Fla., the Smoking Gun reports.

  • Poll Reveals Almost Half of LGBT Community Is Bisexual

    A Buzzfeed poll has given insight into how many bisexuals make up the LGBT community.

  • Porn Pulse: Atlanta Mourns Death of Kb Love

    The death of a young gay man has many in Atlanta asking questions of the adult entertainment business.

  • Psychologist Receives $1 Million Federal Grant for First Nationwide Study of Transgender Kids

    A University of Washington psychologist received a $1 million federal grant for one of the largest ever studies of transgender children.

  • Queensland Removes Law Requiring Transgender People to Divorce

    An Australian state changed an old law which forced transgender people to divorce their current partner during their transition.

  • Queer Bites for the Week of Aug. 16, 2017

    Check out the latest in lesbian and transgender news!

  • Queer Bites for the Week of Sept. 27, 2017

    Check out the latest lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer news!

  • Queer Bites for the Week of Sept. 6, 2017

    Check out the latest in lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex news!

  • Release of South African Man Accused of Killing Lesbian Sparks Protest

    A man accused of killing a lesbian woman was released on bail, sparking activists to petition against his release.

  • RIT Students Fight to Reinstate Hormone Replacement Therapy on Campus

    Students at the Rochester Institute of Technology protested last week to get hormone replacement therapy treatments back on campus.

  • SFGN Gift Guide: Hot Gifts

    This year I worked with a few companies to bring products that I have personally tried and tested to our readers. This year I worked with a couple of great skin care companies, adult products and even some of our local theaters to bring you something different in our gift guide this year. Every product was personally tested or review by me.

  • SFGN News Bites for January 22, 2014

    Hope for Same-Sex Marriage in Tennessee

    Supporters of gay marriage in Tennessee say they are encouraged by recent federal court rulings in Utah and Oklahoma that struck down state limits on same-sex marriage.

  • SFGN News Bites for January 29, 2014

    Collins invited to SOTU speech

    Openly gay NBA player, Jason Collins, is among the guests who will sit with first lady Michelle Obama Tuesday when President Barack Obama delivers the annual State of the Union address.

  • SFGN News Bites for the Week of March 19, 2014

    Lesbian Makes ‘Idol’ Top 10

    MK Nobilette, the first openly gay contestant on the television talent show “American Idol,” has advanced into the top 10, guaranteeing the 20-year-old from San Francisco a spot on the Idol Summer Tour.

  • SFGN News Bites, January 15, 2014

    Golden Globes Go Gay

    Some of the night’s top honors at the Golden Globes went to movies with gay themes.Matthew McConaughey, won for Best Actor in a motion picture for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club" while his co-star Jared Leto won for Best Supporting actor in a motion picture. McConaughey played a homophobic straight guy with HIV while Leto played a transgender woman with HIV who befriends him. Michael Douglas won for Best Actor in a miniseries or TV movie for his role as Liberace in “Behind the Candelabra” and that movie, a biopic of Liberace’s life, also took home the award for Best TV movie or miniseries.