Gay Columbus: The Latest

AP: After Lobbying, Catholic Church Won $1.4B in Virus Aid

AP: After Lobbying, Catholic Church Won $1.4B in Virus Aid

NEWS | By Reese Dunklin and Michael Rezendes | Jul 10
The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid.

Tapping into Crime Fears, GOP Conflates Mayhem with Protests

Tapping into Crime Fears, GOP Conflates Mayhem with Protests

BUSINESS | By Alan Fram | Jul 10
Ads like Trump's and other Republican messaging insinuate that the rare looting and violence that marred largely peaceful social justice protests are spreading.

SF Supervisors to Take Up Gay Bathhouse Policy Changes

SF Supervisors to Take Up Gay Bathhouse Policy Changes

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jul 9
San Francisco supervisors Thursday will take up proposed changes to how the city governs adult sex venues.

Short Cuts: Luke Evans Quarantines, Sarah Palin's Divorce & Social Media Wants to Cancel Jodie Comer

Short Cuts: Luke Evans Quarantines, Sarah Palin's Divorce & Social Media Wants to Cancel Jodie Comer

Luke Evans is quarantined, Sacha Baron Cohen pranked Rudy Giuliani, and "Killing Eve" star Jodie Comer faces a social media backlash for dating a Trump supporter. All this and more with Thursday's edition of in Short Cuts.

Man Plotting Pride Attack in UK Jailed for at Least 25 Years

Man Plotting Pride Attack in UK Jailed for at Least 25 Years

NEWS | Jul 9
A man who plotted to attack last year's gay Pride parade in London in a knife and gun rampage has been jailed for at least 25 years.

Soap Opera's Kisses Outwit Virus with Tests, Spouses, Dolls

Soap Opera's Kisses Outwit Virus with Tests, Spouses, Dolls

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber | Jul 9
Hollywood's technical expertise can awe us with monsters and imaginary worlds. But is it capable of delivering a simple screen kiss during a pandemic marked by masks and social distancing?

Netflix Cancels 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,' Final Season to Stream in 2020

Netflix Cancels 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,' Final Season to Stream in 2020

The queer teen drama "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" is coming to an end. Netflix canceled the series with its upcoming fourth season, set to stream later this year, which will be its last.

How Shanghai's LGBTQ Community Came Out for Pride Month

How Shanghai's LGBTQ Community Came Out for Pride Month

NEWS | Jul 9
Running between June 13 and 21, the nine-day festival consisted of a job fair, an open day for LGBTQ groups, three panel discussions, a Pride run and a "Rainbow Brunch."

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel Guest Host Billy Eichner Drags Lindsey Graham, Welcomes Election Opponent

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel Guest Host Billy Eichner Drags Lindsey Graham, Welcomes Election Opponent

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 9
Eichner introduced Harrison with a "Golden Girls" reference, and Harrison dissed Graham as being a "relic" of the "Old South" that's ripe for replacing as a diverse "New South" rises.

Is Artificial Intelligence Queerphobic?

Is Artificial Intelligence Queerphobic?

NEWS | By Merryn Johns | Jul 9
"We've definitely seen homophobic, heteronormative and racist values seep into AI," says Lesbians Who Tech Founder Leanne Pittsford. Find out how in EDGE's latest investigative feature.


News

Chechen Leader Blames Foreign Spies for Slaying His Critics

Chechen Leader Blames Foreign Spies for Slaying His Critics

The regional strongman leader of Russia's province of Chechnya on Thursday blamed unidentified foreign spy agencies for the recent killing in Austria of a Chechen man who criticized him.


Business

Notre Dame Cathedral to Rebuilt As Before — No Modern Twists

Notre Dame Cathedral to Rebuilt As Before — No Modern Twists

CORPORATE | Jul 10
No swimming pool or organic garden on the roof of the medieval Paris monument, or contemporary glass spire, or other modern twists. And to stay historically accurate, it will again be built with potentially toxic lead.


Technology

Lawyer: TSA Makes Changes After Whistleblower's Complaint

Lawyer: TSA Makes Changes After Whistleblower's Complaint

SCIENCE | By David Koenig | Jul 9
The Transportation Security Administration has improved coronavirus protection for airport screeners after a TSA official accused the agency of endangering travelers, the whistleblower's lawyer said Wednesday.


Finance

2021 Health Plans Granted Leeway To Limit Consumers' Benefit From Drug Coupons

2021 Health Plans Granted Leeway To Limit Consumers' Benefit From Drug Coupons

HEALTH | By Michelle Andrews | Jul 7
The new rule permits employers and insurers not to apply drug company copayment assistance toward enrollees' deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums for any drug.


Travel

China Threatens Visa Restrictions on US Officials Over Tibet

China Threatens Visa Restrictions on US Officials Over Tibet

Jul 8
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the move would target "U.S. individuals with egregious conduct related to Tibet issues" but gave no specifics.