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Professional Rugby Player Sam Stanley Comes Out

NEWS | By EDGE | Aug 30
Sam Stanley became the first professional English rugby union player to come out, it was reported today in an interview in the Sunday Times.

Study: Tiny, Wireless Pacemaker Could Be Surgery-Free Option

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Maria Cheng | Aug 30
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says.

Poland's Mixed Feelings Over Memorial to Rescuers of Jews

NEWS | By Vanessa Gera | Aug 30
Many scholars and ordinary Jews fear that a monument to Polish rescuers at Warsaw's key site of Jewish tragedy will bolster a false historical narrative.

At A Virtual Reality Expo, VR Comes in Many Forms

TECHNOLOGY | By Derrik J. Lang | Aug 30
At the third annual VRLA, a gathering of VR creators and enthusiasts in Southern California, the immersive technology transported more than 2,000 attendees to other countries, worlds and dimensions.

Nepal's Sexual Minorities Parade to Demand Rights

NEWS | Aug 30
Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal's capital Sunday to demand that rights for sexual minorities be included in the country's new constitution.

LGBT Orgs Blast Rentboy Raid

NEWS | By Jason Parsley | Aug 30
After the federal government raided and shutdown the popular worldwide male escort website Rentboy.com several LGBT and human rights organizations have blasted the authorities.

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.


News

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

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.


Entertainment

Story(ies) That Blind Us

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.


Technology

Scientists, Tribe Study Shrinking Washington State Glacier

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.


Finance

Key Factors to Consider on Interest-Only Mortgages

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

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

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

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.