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Did Madonna Use ’Gay’ Offensively?

By Jason St. Amand | Apr 24
Madonna has received some criticisms for using the world "gay" to describe kale in a word association game on a recent BuzzFeed feature.

The Mozilla Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the tech company behind the Firefox browser, looks to move beyond its CEO controversy and is the lead sponsor for the upcoming Bay Area Youth Summit

Mozilla Sponsors Bay Area LGBT Youth Summit

By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 24
The lead sponsor for a Bay Area LGBT youth summit taking place in San Francisco’s gay Castro district next weekend will be the Mozilla Foundation, organizers disclosed to the Bay Area Reporter.

Musab Musmari

Seattle Gay Club Arson Suspect Provoked by ’Sex Slave’ Email?

By Jason St. Amand | Apr 24
The man accused of attempting of setting a popular Seattle gay club on fire on New Years Eve may have been provoked to do so via an explicit email.

Plaintiffs, attorneys and supporters walk out of federal court where a federal judge heard oral arguments in two cases challenging Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Oregon Gay Marriage Ban Gets Day in Court

By Jonathan J. Cooper | Apr 24
Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the season 4 premiere of "Arrested Development."

DeGeneres Making Design Series for HGTV

Apr 24
Ellen DeGeneres is making a furniture design competition series for the HGTV network.

The Selected Letters Of Elia Kazan

By Lewis Whittington | Apr 24
For anyone with an interest in this seminal period in theater and movies this is intimate reportage from one of the top insiders.

Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection Online

By Anick Jesdanun | Apr 24
If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it’s that passwords don’t offer total protection.

A prototype of an electric carriage is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York.

Alternative to NYC Horse Carriages: Old-Timey Car?

By Deepti Hajela | Apr 24
An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.

Inside the Craft Beer Revolution

Apr 24
Over the past five years, the big beer conglomerates, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Miller-Coors, have decreased production by 10 percent. At the same time, craft beer is going through a renaissance.

How El Nino Might Affect U.S. Weather

Apr 24
Time Magazine’s Bryan Walsh explains how a rise could in the temperature of the Pacific ocean could be signs of the El Nino weather phenomenon. He describes how that might affect global and U.S. weather.