THE LATEST

Higher Wages a Surprising Success for Seattle Restaurant

BUSINESS | By Gene Johnson | Aug 2
Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.

Hookup App Scruff Celebrates Five Years

TECHNOLOGY | By John McDonald | Aug 2
Scruff bills itself as one of the largest gay dating apps in the world. The company celebrated five years of existence last week and SFGN interviewed one of its founders.

TV Chef Robyn Almodovar Has Plenty on Her Plate

STYLE | By Christiana Lilly | Aug 2
When you're around Robyn Almodovar, you can't miss her. With a unique head of curly hair, she speaks her mind without a filter and cooks pretty damn good food.

I Am Jazz :: New Docu-Series Features Inspiring Trans Teen's Life

ENTERTAINMENT | By Christiana Lilly | Aug 2
At 14, Jazz Jennings is not just a transgender girl, but she's also one of the youngest transgender activists you'll find. Now, she and her family are starring in the TLC docu-series, "I Am Jazz."

Lesbian Lawyer Announces Candidacy for Circuit Court Judge

NEWS | By John McDonald | Aug 2
"I bring leadership skills, experience in the courtroom, and a belief in treating all people fairly," Krauss a room of supporters at a recent "meet and greet."

Tropical Heat Key West

NIGHTLIFE | By Mike Halterman | Aug 2
Tropical Heat is one of the sexiest events on the Key West gay social calendar, and any gay man who lives in Florida should experience it at least once.

Let's Travel to Montreal!

TRAVEL | By Mike Halterman | Aug 2
Americans tend to have an image of Montreal as a sleepy city which is more French than English.Let me tell you what you should see and do in the city the locals call "La M├ętropole."

BARchive :: The Lion Pub and Other Lost Gay Dens

ENTERTAINMENT | By Michael Flanagan | Aug 2
Visitors to Pacific Heights could be excused these days for thinking there is little gay about it, save for the gay colors on Victorians like the Painted Ladies in Alamo Square. But this was not always the case.

Trans Woman Killed in Fresno

NEWS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Aug 2
Fresno police are investigating the death of someone who was stabbed on a city street late last week by a person in an SUV.

40th Annual Silicon Valley Pride to Hit the Streets

PRIDE | By Heather Cassell | Aug 2
The Pride event, themed "Looking Forward from 40," is entering its fifth decade with a whole new street fair and parade on a new date - Sunday, August 30.


Entertainment

Family Feud in Evidence at Bobbi Kristina Funeral

CELEBRITIES | By Jonathan Landrum, Jr. | Aug 1
The ongoing tensions between the families of the late megastar Whitney Houston and her ex-husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, erupted Saturday during a memorial service for their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.


Business

NASA Experiments with Plane Crashes for Safety

LEGAL | Aug 2
Multiple crash tests at the Landing and Impact Research Center in Virginia are helping to build a smarter emergency locator transmitter when a crash is imminent.


Finance

Can US Housing Industry's Comeback Endure? The Outlook Dims

REAL ESTATE | By Josh Boak | Jul 31
The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year. Or will it?


Style

Alexander Wang Leaves Balenciaga

FASHION | By Maggy Donaldson | Jul 31
Designer Alexander Wang will leave the helm of Balenciaga after three years as creative director, the Paris fashion house confirmed Friday.


Health/Fitness

Get 'Wet' on July 31 for National Orgasm Day

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 31
Today is National Orgasm Day, and the folks at Wet are happy to share their tips for celebrating the big "O." Licensed psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini shares her ideas on how to make your love life and orgasms better.


Travel

Ravenna: The City of Mosaics

Aug 1
While everyone has heard of Rome, few know of Ravenna, the petite jewel on the Italic peninsula that emerged as capital of the Western Roman Empire in 402.


Nightlife

Amanda Lepore Releases "I...Amanda Lepore: Make Over Sessions"

MUSIC | By EDGE | Jul 30
The world's mega-famous transsexual returns to the dance floor with "I...Amanda Lepore: Make Over Sessions," her long-awaited double-disc album of remixes and re-edits of classics from her acclaimed debut.