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Businesses, Performers Boycott Indiana Because of New Law

NEWS | Apr 1
Businesses and organizations are canceling events and barring travel to Indiana over a religious objections law that critics say would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Clinton: Ark. Governor Should Veto Religious Liberty Bill

NEWS | Apr 1
Hillary Rodham Clinton says the governor of Arkansas should veto a bill involving religious objections in her former state. She says it would allow "unfair discrimination" against gays and lesbians.

Cynthia Lennon, First Wife of John Lennon, Dies of Cancer

NEWS | Apr 1
Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, has died of cancer at her home in Spain. She was 75.

Driver Killed at NSA Identified as Transgender, Friend Says

NEWS | Apr 1
The driver killed in a violent confrontation at a National Security Agency gate identified as transgender and was a sex worker in Baltimore, according to a friend.

Dig These Discs :: Marina And The Diamonds, James Bay, Sufjan Stevens, Madeon, Death Cab For Cutie

ENTERTAINMENT | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 1
Death Cab for Cutie drops their eighth studio album. Marina and the Diamonds drop their third studio album. James Bay drops his first full-length album, as does French electronic artist Madeon. And Sufjan Stevens pays homage to mama.

Feds Appeal Judge in Texas' Blocking Gay-Couple Rules Change

NEWS | Apr 1
The U.S. Justice Department is asking a federal judge in Texas to reconsider his order temporarily blocking federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples.

Gay Premier Urges Businesses in Indiana to Move to Ontario

NEWS | Apr 1
Ontario Premier's, who is openly gay, is urging businesses upset by a so-called religious objections law in Indiana to set up shop in Canada's most populous province.

New Book Uncovers LBJ's 'Johnson' Obsession, Tricked-Out Shower

NEWS | By EDGE | Apr 1
No president on record had a cleaner johnson than Lyndon B. Johnson.

Indiana Debate Exposes Republican Divisions

NEWS | Apr 1
The GOP's leading White House contenders have been drawn into a messy clash that highlights the party's strong opposition to same-sex marriage and threatens to inject social issues into the early stages of the presidential primaries.

Google Maps Turns into Pac-Man's Chomping Grounds

BUSINESS | Apr 1
The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac-Man's chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools' Day.

Google, Microsoft Battle Drives Down PC Prices

BUSINESS | Apr 1
Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

Thousands of Detroit-Area Homeowners Try to Stop Foreclosure

BUSINESS | Apr 1
More than 13,000 Detroit-area property owners have entered into payment plans hoping to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure, but another 16,000 living in their homes have yet to take advantage of the offer ahead of Tuesday's deadline.

Toyota Cuts Price of Automatic Braking Safety Devices

BUSINESS | Apr 1
Those pricey high-tech systems that automatically stop or slow your car if it's about to run into something are getting a lot cheaper.

US Home Prices Rise Modestly, Weigh on Affordability

BUSINESS | Apr 1
U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in January, pushing prices up at a faster pace than wages and putting more homes financially out of reach for would-be buyers.

Pizza At A Gay Wedding? Not In This Indiana Town

NEWS | By EDGE | Apr 1
It didn't take long for one Indiana business to openly state that they will avail themselves of the state's newly adopted Religious Freedom Restoration Act to deny service to gays and lesbians.

Let The Summer Begin: Rich White Ladies are Here

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Apr 1
The critically buzzing duo of self-proclaimed, pop socialites, Scotty Rebel and Tokyo Diiva release their debut, "Rich White Ladies" EP [Motown Records], today at all digital outlets.


News

Report: Indiana Law Clarification Allows Limited Protections

NATIONAL | Apr 1
A newspaper reports that Indiana lawmakers have proposed limited protections for gays and lesbians while they try to quell concerns that a new law that supporters say protects religious liberties would allow discrimination.


Entertainment

Blu-ray/DVD Review :: Interstellar

MOVIES | By Michael Cox | Apr 1
A farmer receives messages from interplanetary beings. These send him to a secret group of astronauts who travel through a wormhole in search of a planet to relocate humankind.


Technology

New Dating App for Potheads

There's a new gold rush in Colorado from the state's legal pot industry. Instead of growing weed, some entrepreneurs are cashing in without getting anywhere near the crop. The newest source of money from Colorado's billion-dollar marijuana market.


Finance

UnitedHealth Bulks Up for Prescription Drug Cost Battle

INSURANCE | Mar 31
The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp.


Cars

How Mercedes Became the Dominant Power in Formula 1

Mercedes dominated the 2014 Formula One season, they swept to a one-two finish in this year's season opener in Australia, and are expected to do so again at the Malaysian Grand Prix. How have they managed to leave the previous power teams in their wake?


Style

Next Generation GMOs: Pink Pineapples and Purple Tomatoes

FOOD/DRINK | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Apr 1
Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.


Health/Fitness

CDC Leads New Efforts To Fight HIV Among MSM and Trans

HIV/AIDS | By EDGE | Mar 31
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will lead new programs totaling more than $185 million in HIV prevention funding for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people.


Travel

Women Innkeepers of Provincetown Make Your Stay Memorable!

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 1
For the past thirty years, the Women Innkeepers of Provincetown have made it their business to make the lesbian community feel welcome while visiting this Cape Cod LGBT getaway.


Nightlife

'Matinée Celebrates 5 Years in Sin City

PARTIES | By EDGE | Mar 31
"Matinée Las Vegas Festival," the fastest growing gay dance festival in the country, celebrates its 5th Anniversary in Las Vegas this Memorial Day with its hottest and wettest outdoor event ever.