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Putin Would Be Proud: ’No Homo Promo’ Laws Around the Nation

POLITICS | By Sasha Razumikhin | Saturday Apr 19, 2014
"No Promo Homo" laws forbid teachers from discussing gay and transgender issues (including sexual health and HIV/AIDS awareness) in a positive light - if at all.

Web Soap ’Beacon Hill’ Reunites Daytime Stars

TELEVISION | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Apr 19
Actress Crystal Chappell, who played a lesbian in a committed relationship on "Guiding Light," offers "Beacon Hill," a web serial she’s producing. The new show reunites several of her "Guiding Light" co-stars.

Norwegian Plumber Sentenced for Stabbing Coworker 10 Times for Gay Jokes

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 19
A plumber from Norway has been sentenced to time in a mental care facility, in lieu of jail, after he stabbed a coworker ten times for making jokes about him, implying the plumber is gay.

Club Skirts the Dinah

Lez in the Dez: Club Skirts the Dinah Brings 20,000 to Palm Springs

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 19
Club Skirts The Dinah marked its 24th year in Palm Springs and more than 20,000 lesbians came out to play, proving that gay men don’t have a lockdown on the high velocity party scene.

HIPS rally against ’’prostitution-free zones’’

Groups Rally Against D.C.’s ’Prostitution-Free Zones’

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Apr 19
Activists and advocates rallied to call for the repeal of ’’prostitution-free zones’’ (PFZs), which opponents say has led to profiling and harassment of transgender people.

’RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ Season Six :: An Interview with Laganja Estranja

CELEBRITIES | By Scott Holland | Apr 19
Week 8 of "Ru Paul’s Drag Race" season 6 brought us a Chin Singing competition. In the end Jocelyn and Laganja were in the bottom 2 and battled it out with a in synch split that turned it. It was Laganja’s time to go. Now she talks "Drag Race."

15 Eco-Friendly Products For Your Home, Inside and Out

HOME | By Mike Halterman | Apr 19
We should all do our part to help the environment. Perhaps you’ve wanted to, but you didn’t know where to start. That’s why we consulted the experts over at BuyGreen.com

Pet Shop Boys onstage

Pet Shop Boys on Tour

MUSIC | By Michael Flanagan | Apr 19
A Pet Shop Boys show is a joyous celebration in so many ways. You would be well advised to get tickets in advance to this concert.

Johnny Depp in a scene from "Transcendence."

’Transcendence’ Like a Clunky TED Talk

MOVIES | By Jake Coyle | Apr 19
First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded. If the singularity - when artificial intelligence surpasses human smarts - is indeed coming, at least it has decent taste in movie star avatars.

Medical personnel at the emergency entrance of a hospital wait to receive suspected Ebola virus patients in Conakry, Guinea.

Ebola Virus in Africa Outbreak is a New Strain

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione | Apr 19
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain - evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

Cop Becomes Amish Cross Dresser to Bust Sex Offender

CRIME | Apr 19
A police officer dressed in the bonnet, apron and cloak of an Amish woman in the hopes of catching a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children. KDKA-TV’s Mary Robb Jackson reports.