Gay Providence: The Latest

For the LGBTQ Community, Even Small Races Can Have Big Impact

For the LGBTQ Community, Even Small Races Can Have Big Impact

NEWS | By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 29
Politics begin at the local level, where community organizers and volunteers are part of the foundation from which future state and national candidates sprout. San Diego provides a case study about the impact of LGBTQ politicians and voters.

Feds Issue Coverage Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatments

Feds Issue Coverage Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatments

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 29
Federal health officials Wednesday issued insurance coverage rules designed to deliver on the promise that every American will have access to free COVID-19 vaccines when they are approved.

Taiwan Marks 200 Days Without Domestic COVID-19 Infection

Taiwan Marks 200 Days Without Domestic COVID-19 Infection

NEWS | Oct 29
Taiwan hit 200 days without any domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, highlighting the island's continued success at keeping the virus under control even as cases surge in other parts of the world.

Trump Rule Requires Health Plans to Disclose Costs Up Front

Trump Rule Requires Health Plans to Disclose Costs Up Front

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 29
Trying to pull back the veil on health care costs to encourage competition, the Trump administration on Thursday finalized a requirement for insurers to tell consumers up front the actual prices for common tests and procedures.

Porn Star Ron Jeremy Pleads Not Guilty to New Rape Charges

Porn Star Ron Jeremy Pleads Not Guilty to New Rape Charges

NEWS | Oct 29
Adult film star Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of rape and sexual assault involving six victims, including a teenage girl, prosecutors said.

Watch: Khloe Kardashian Confirms She had Coronavirus in Video

Watch: Khloe Kardashian Confirms She had Coronavirus in Video

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 29
Khloe Kardashian says she had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Country Artist Cam Confronts Hard Truths on 'The Otherside'

Country Artist Cam Confronts Hard Truths on 'The Otherside'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kristin M. Hall | Oct 29
The five-year journey between albums for country singer Cam was an evolution in coming to grips with hard truths about a music industry that had left her a bit bruised but not broken.

Trump Paints Apocalyptic Portrait of Life in US Under Biden

Trump Paints Apocalyptic Portrait of Life in US Under Biden

NEWS | By Darlene Superville | Oct 29
The suburbs wouldn't be the suburbs anymore, the economy would sink into its worst depression ever and police departments would cease to exist.

Trump, Biden to Appeal to Last-Minute Voters in Florida

Trump, Biden to Appeal to Last-Minute Voters in Florida

NEWS | By Zeke Miller, Aamer Madhani and Tamara Lush | Oct 29
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican's pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day.

Supreme Court Fears Spark Same-Sex Couples' Rush to the Altar

Supreme Court Fears Spark Same-Sex Couples' Rush to the Altar

NEWS | Oct 29
With newest Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett having been confirmed in record time, same-sex couples are in a rush of their own: To get married while they still can


News

Pope Stresses COVID Precautions, Doesn't Wear Mask at General Audience

Pope Stresses COVID Precautions, Doesn't Wear Mask at General Audience

INTERNATIONAL | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Oct 28
Despite cautioning the Catholic faithful in attendance about the risks of COVID-19, Pope Francis and his aides did not wear masks at Wednesday's general audience.


Entertainment

Review: Laura Benanti Lights Up the Final Episode of BGMC's 'Celebrity Spotlight' Series
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Review: Laura Benanti Lights Up the Final Episode of BGMC's 'Celebrity Spotlight' Series

THEATRE | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 22
Broadway star Laura Benanti lends her glorious soprano voice to the Boston Gay Men's Chorus for Episode 3 of the "Celebrity Spotlight" series.

Review: 'The Craft: Legacy' Falls Short of the Original

Review: 'The Craft: Legacy' Falls Short of the Original

MOVIES | By Kevin Taft | Oct 28
Tis reboot/sequel to the '90s cult classic fails to cast a spell.


Business

Red State Retreat? LGBTQ Hosts Encourage Regional Travel

Red State Retreat? LGBTQ Hosts Encourage Regional Travel

By Merryn Johns | Oct 27
How comfortable would you be taking a road trip to a destination with no LGBTQ anti-discrimination laws? It's a conundrum that many LGBTQ travelers face as they choose drivable destinations over long-haul flights.


Cars

VW Recalls Jettas to Fix Fuel Leaks that Can Cause Fires

VW Recalls Jettas to Fix Fuel Leaks that Can Cause Fires

AUTO NEWS | Oct 28
Volkswagen is recalling more than 218,000 Jetta sedans in the U.S. to fix a fuel leak problem that can cause fires. The recall covers certain cars from the 2016 through 2018 model years.


Travel

New York State of Mind: A Solo Gay Getaway

New York State of Mind: A Solo Gay Getaway

By Matthew Wexler | Oct 27
A solo trip to the Hudson Valley offers one writer the opportunity to ponder his queerness among cemeteries, towering sculptures and a stroll down Main Street.