THE LATEST

Snooki Becomes Ordained Minister to Marry Her Hairdressers

NEWS | By EDGE | Jan 24
Pint-sized "Jersey Shore" star Nicole Polizzi just announced on Twitter that she is now an ordained minister and will officiated the June 19 wedding of her hairstylists Bradly Moreland (left) and Luis Miller.

California Bars Judges From Boy Scout Membership

NEWS | By Olga R. Rodriguez | Jan 24
California's Supreme Court voted Friday to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays.

GOP's Christie Brings New Jersey Candor to Iowa Evangelicals

NEWS | By Thomas Beaumont and Catherine Lucey | Jan 24
Christie will venture into new Iowa territory on Saturday, speaking to an audience full of the kinds of strict social conservatives who have held sway in the state's leadoff presidential caucuses for a generation.

PrEP Open House Promotes Access

NEWS | By Liz Highleyman | Jan 24
Nearly 100 people gathered at the Eureka Valley Recreation Center in the Castro recently to learn about the latest research on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, and how they can get it.

Alabama Seeks to Stay Order Overturning Gay Marriage Ban

NEWS | By Kim Chandler | Jan 24
The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama's ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state.

Nevada Considers Strict Condom Regulation for Porn Films

By Ken Ritter | Jan 24
Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Now, a condom use requirement could follow.

Breakin' All the Rules: Charli XCX's Rise to Fame

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 24
Charli XCX had a huge 2014 but her pop stardom didn't happen overnight -- the British singer has been at the game for years.

The Best Real Estate Markets in Florida

STYLE | By Mike Halterman | Jan 24
Everyone agrees that this is the perfect time to buy a new home. Interest rates are low and the construction industry, which fizzled during the recession, is now stronger than ever in Florida. Here are ten Florida cities to look at.

Out There :: It's Malcolm McDowell's World

ENTERTAINMENT | By Roberto Friedman | Jan 24
Who can forget the poster of McDowell in "A Clockwork Orange," looking both sinister and oddly jolly in his rampaging get-up?

PrEP: Tipping Point to Put the Sex Back in Leathersex?

ENTERTAINMENT | By Race Bannon | Jan 24
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, as HIV was beginning to decimate the gay men's community, many people began to embrace BDSM and other forms of kink as "safer" alternatives to insertive sex.

CA Hall of Fame Honor Sought for Gay Icon

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Jan 24
Friends and admirers of Jose Julio Sarria, a gay man and drag queen who left a lasting impact on politics and the LGBT community, are seeking to have him inducted into the California Hall of Fame.

Gay Car Geek :: 2015 Nissan Juke - Curvy and Nervy

CARS | By Steve Siler | Jan 24
Just like your nephew that dresses up as Thor and believes it, this Napoleonic runabout thinks it's a freakin' GT-R, and I'm not about to tell it it's not.

Gay Car Geek :: 2015 Ford Mustang GT Coupe - Come 'n Play With Its Big Fat Stick

CARS | By Steve Siler | Jan 24
There is no car so loved as the Ford Mustang. And for 2015, just as the perennial pony car celebrated its 50th birthday, it has been redesigned and reengineered into the best damn pony car in history.

Angel Rock is Conquering the World

ENTERTAINMENT | By Scott Holland | Jan 24
Angel Rock is not only sexy on the outside, but on the inside as well. It was a pleasure to sit down with Angel for this exclusive Hotspots interview.

'The Bronze' And The Explicit Scene Everyone's Buzzing About

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Jan 23
"Gymnast sex" is mentioned early on in "The Bronze," a darkly comedic look at the world of a washed-up Olympian starring & co-written by Melissa Rauch of "The Big Bang Theory," but it's not until the movie is almost finished that the audience gets a peak.


Entertainment

Theatre Review :: Bedlam's Saint Joan

By Clinton Campbell | Jan 24
This fast paced, witty, tragic, and impeccably performed show will convert even the most jaded. It is not to be missed.


Business

Firms Pour Cash on Tech Startups, is Bubble Brewing?

By Brandon Bailey | Jan 23
Cash rained down on startups in 2014, as venture capitalists poured a whopping $48.3 billion into new U.S. companies - levels not seen since before the dot-com bubble burst in 2001. So are we approaching another bubble?


Technology

New Link Between Pneumonia and Other Serious Illnesses

Jan 23
Health Headlines: Patients hospitalized for pneumonia have a significantly higher risk for heart attack or stroke, according to a new study. Also, a new warning about products with BPA. Eboni Williams reports on the day's top health stories.


Finance

Complete Text of President Obama's State of the Union Address

Jan 22
Text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House.


Cars

A Look at the 5 Biggest Chinese Automakers

Jan 22
Another Chinese automaker is showing vehicles this year at the auto show in Detroit, raising the perennial question about when these companies might sell in the United States. Most experts say that day is still years away.


Style

Planning Florals for a Valentine's Day Wedding in NYC?

By EDGE | Jan 23
This Valentine's Day, we'll be looking to St. Valentine himself as an inspiration because we know there's nothing more inspiring than watching two individuals embark on a lifelong journey of love and partnership.


Health/Fitness

Transgender Adolescents More Likely to Be Depressed

By EDGE | Jan 23
A new study based on data from the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center shows what a handful of local and regional studies on transgender youth have long suggested: Transgender youth have disparately negative mental health outcomes.


Travel

Lesbian Surf Camp in Brazil

By EDGE | Jan 23
Brazil Ecojourneys invites women to catch some of the sweetest waves in the country, during South America's first-ever lesbian surf camp May 9-16, 2015.