Gay Hudson Valley: The Latest

France OK's Bill Legalizing IVF for Lesbians, Single Women

France OK's Bill Legalizing IVF for Lesbians, Single Women

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Sylvie Corbet, Catherine Gaschka | Oct 16
France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that aims to give single women and lesbian couples legal access to in vitro fertilization, egg freezing and fertility medication.

Afgan Refugee's 'Dream' Coffee Shop in Iran Becomes Reality

Afgan Refugee's 'Dream' Coffee Shop in Iran Becomes Reality

STYLE | By Nasser Karimi, Mohammad Nasiri | Oct 16
With each serving of French press coffee poured delicately into a cup with steamed milk, 21-year-old Afghan refugee Fatemeh Jafari lives out a dream in her basement coffee shop in Tehran that is out of reach for millions like her in Iran.

OutFest :: October 13, 2019

OutFest :: October 13, 2019

NIGHTLIFE | Oct 15
The Gayborhood was all a flutter with their annual Outfest celebration! With over 55,000 people in attendance, vendors and sponsors lined along the streets, performers on stage, and the award presentations, a fabulous day was had by all.

 Betty Buckley Opens Segerstrom Center's Cabaret Series This Thursday

Betty Buckley Opens Segerstrom Center's Cabaret Series This Thursday

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 15
Four Broadway stunners from stage and screen are set to light up the stages at the Segerstrom Center from October 2019 through April of 2020, beginning this Thursday with Betty Buckley.

Think 'Medicare For All' Is The Only Democratic Health Plan? Think Again

Think 'Medicare For All' Is The Only Democratic Health Plan? Think Again

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Emmarie Huetteman | Oct 15
Voters are more concerned with how much they have to pay for medical care, like prescription drugs, but whose plan is most comprehensive?

Meet the Playwright Behind a 'Deeply Raw Space' on Broadway

Meet the Playwright Behind a 'Deeply Raw Space' on Broadway

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Oct 15
Playwright Jeremy O. Harris has a rule that he doesn't cry in public. He broke that rule the night Rihanna attended his Broadway debut.

Felicity Huffman Starts Serving Prison Time in College Scam

Felicity Huffman Starts Serving Prison Time in College Scam

NEWS | Oct 15
"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman reported Tuesday to a U.S. prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in a college admissions scandal, a representative said.

NYFF57 Part Two: Big, Bold, Brave Cinema that Speak to our Times

NYFF57 Part Two: Big, Bold, Brave Cinema that Speak to our Times

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Oct 15
The story of the New York Film Festival 57 may very well end up being the unique and diverse stories being told in bold, imaginative and divisive ways, each commenting on our currently divided culture.

Former WH Aide: John Bolton Called Giuliani a 'Hand Grenade'

Former WH Aide: John Bolton Called Giuliani a 'Hand Grenade'

NEWS | By Mary Clare Jalonick | Oct 15
National security adviser John Bolton was so alarmed by Rudy Giuliani's back-channel activities in Ukraine that he described President Trump's personal lawyer as a "hand grenade who is going to blow everybody up," according to a former White House aide.

Where You Die Can Affect Your Chance of Being an Organ Donor

Where You Die Can Affect Your Chance of Being an Organ Donor

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Lauren Neergaard, Nicky Forster | Oct 15
If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved.


News

Openly Gay Saudi Social Media Personality Arrested for 'Nudity' after He Wore Shorts to the Beach

Openly Gay Saudi Social Media Personality Arrested for 'Nudity' after He Wore Shorts to the Beach

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 15
An openly gay 23-year-old Saudi man who is an online personality has been arrested and charged with "sharing nudity online" after having posted a photo of himself at the beach - wearing shorts.


Entertainment

 Review :: Composer Max Ritcher Kicks Off October Tour with Entrancing Concert

Review :: Composer Max Ritcher Kicks Off October Tour with Entrancing Concert

MUSIC | By Kevin Taft | Oct 15
Composer Max Richter is one of the most unique musicians of this century. Working as a classical composer with electronic elements and also a prolific film composer, Richter has entranced audiences of all types for decades.


Cars

Wages, Pensions, Plant Investments Still Issues in GM Strike

Wages, Pensions, Plant Investments Still Issues in GM Strike

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Oct 15
With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement.


Style

Fashion's LaQuan Smith Embraces Ehat Champagne Lifestyle

Fashion's LaQuan Smith Embraces Ehat Champagne Lifestyle

FASHION | By Leanne Italie | Oct 16
LaQuan Smith is all about the Champagne lifestyle: bubbly, luxurious and, especially when it comes to the women's clothes he creates, sexy.


Health/Fitness

As Vaping Illnesses Rise, So Do Pleas To Quit-Smoking Help Lines

As Vaping Illnesses Rise, So Do Pleas To Quit-Smoking Help Lines

HEALTH | By Anna Almendrala | Oct 15
Even though "quitlines" were designed to help people kick cigarette habits, calls and texts from people who use e-cigarettes are climbing as more people fall ill with a mysterious and devastating respiratory illness linked to vaping.


Travel

Alaska's Denali National Park Allows E-Bikes on Road, Trails

Alaska's Denali National Park Allows E-Bikes on Road, Trails

Oct 16
A Denali National Park and Preserve rule change allows electronically assisted bikes anywhere that traditional bicycles are permitted in, officials said.


Nightlife

Disney Gay Days Anaheim  :: October 4-6, 2019

Disney Gay Days Anaheim :: October 4-6, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | Oct 10
Over 30,000 members of the LGBTQ community donned their red t-shirts and rainbow mickey ears for the 22nd annual Disney Gay Days Anaheim, where the happiest place on earth became the gayest place on earth.