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Gay Men Detail Islamic State Anti-Gay Brutality in U.N. Testimony

NEWS | By John Riley | Aug 30
Two gay men who fled their home countries after Islamic State militants seized control of their hometowns shared the gruesome details of anti-gay persecution and killings of men suspected of being homosexual.

Fashion FIX: Summer Trends in Menswear

STYLE | By Steve Soto | Aug 30
Hi there, and welcome back for your Fashion Fix! I'll be sharing with you some fashion trends: this week I have some trends in menswear for you as we wind down summer and head into fall. So, let's get started!

India's River Waters Cleanse Spirits at Hindu Festival

NEWS | By Bernat Armangue | Aug 30
It's just water. But to the millions of Hindus expected at the Kumbh Mela festival, held this year along the Godavari, touching that water is reverential.

Bleisure: When Your Workday is Over, Evenings in London

TRAVEL | By Beth J. Harpaz | Aug 30
Business travelers to London always have plenty of options for exploring the city after the workday is done. But this fall, visitors have a few special evening activities to choose from.

Scientists, Tribe Study Shrinking Washington State Glacier

TECHNOLOGY | By Phuong Le | Aug 30
The shrinking glaciers here mirror what is happening around the U.S. and worldwide: As the planet warms, glaciers are losing volume, some faster than others.

Wigged Out :: Hair Salon for Drag and With A Cause

NEWS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Aug 30
On August 7, David Carver-Ford's Diva Hair opened for business. The new enterprise seeks to reach a clientele not often served by mainstream salons: Diva Hair will be a wig studio for drag performers and transgenders.

CA Pushes Statewide AIDS Plan

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Aug 30
California lawmakers want to create a statewide plan to end the transmission of HIV, following similar plans adopted in New York and Washington state as well as by San Francisco officials.

Story(ies) That Blind Us

ENTERTAINMENT | By Caleb Rainey | Aug 30
Either you are being told a story that values you and is meant to protect you, or yours is a story that justifies oppression. Either way, you are a character in that story, no matter how minor your role.

1st African-American Actor To Play Valjean on Broadway Dies

NEWS | By Mark Kennedy | Aug 29
Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables" on Broadway has died after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21.

Rowan County Clerk Closes Office Ahead of Gay Rights Protest

NEWS | Aug 29
The Kentucky clerk at the center of a conflict over same-sex marriage closed her office Saturday ahead of a rally protesting her refusal to issue marriage licenses.


News

Ahead of Pope's Visit to US, Some Friction Over LGBT Issues

RELIGION | By David Crary | Aug 29
The World Meeting of Families, the central religious event of Pope Francis' first visit to the United States, is intended to convey a message of love and joy as it seeks to promote church teaching on marriage.


Technology

Pentagon Funding New High-Tech Venture

SCIENCE | By Lolita C. Baldor | Aug 29
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.


Finance

Key Factors to Consider on Interest-Only Mortgages

REAL ESTATE | By Alex Veiga | Aug 28
The loans can lower monthly mortgage payments by letting borrowers put off paying the principal on their loan for several years. When the interest-only period ends, the borrower's monthly payment spikes.


Cars

US Agency Probes Jeep SUV Rollaway Complaints

TIPS & ADVICE | Aug 26
U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating complaints that some newer Jeep SUVs can roll away unexpectedly after drivers put them in park. The probe covers 408,000 Grand Cherokees from the 2014 and 2015 model years.


Style

Sardinia, Part II: Rocking Around the Island

FASHION | Aug 29
More advanced in fashion than their Mediterranean contemporaries, ancient Nuraghic men sported trousers, jackets with sleeves and hoodies, gloves, handbags, and berets.


Travel

Discover Gay Florida - Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Daytona Beach

By Mike Halterman | Aug 29
There is so much history on the First Coast, as evidenced by the many museums and historical sites. However, northeast Florida is so much more than that.


Nightlife

Times Finds Rentboy Raid 'Peculiar,' CEO Jeffrey Hurant Defends Site

SEX | By EDGE | Aug 28
The raid on Rentboy.com earlier this week has raised questions about the government prosecuting a company that provided escorts a cyber-space to do their business.