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Viral Vids :: Dad Builds His Kids a Homemade Hovercraft

PERSONAL TECH | Monday Sep 1, 2014
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including an infrared F1 burnout, a fireworks safety suit and a Star Wars medley played by identical twins with electric harps. Plus, a creative father treats his kids to a homemade hovercraft.

People pour ice water over themselves during an "ice bucket challenge" fund raising event in Bangkok.

Cold Cash Just Keeps Washing in from ALS Challenge

SAVING | By Allen G. Breed | Sep 1
Approaching $100 million, the viral fundraising campaign for the ailment better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease has put the ALS group into the top ranks for medical charity donations. Since the end of July, the money has been sloshing in.

Obama's Tan Suit is All the Buzz

FASHION | By Leanne Italie | Sep 1
Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?

Democratic Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla

California First State to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense

By Winnie McCroy | Sep 1
Fair warning to all gay-bashers who want to blame their crime on the 'scary lesbian' they just killed: California just became the first state to pass a ban on using the "gay panic" defense to reduce a murder charge.

Jeff White

LGBT Center Head Claims Rape at Hands of 'Gay Cure' Counselor

CRIME | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 1
A man who has grown into healthy self-acceptance and prominence in the GLBT community as the head of an LGBT center in Mississippi says that his journey included a nightmarish detour into "reparative therapy" that included rape.

Joe Posa

For Joe Posa, Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

By EDGE | Sep 1
Joe Posa turned his love of Joan Rivers into a successful club act, which he's been performing all summer with Thirsty Burlington (as Cher) in Provincetown. EDGE spoke to Posa about the show and Rivers' sudden health emergency.

'World Congress' of Homophobia Sparks Protests Down Under

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 1
The World Congress of Families, listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-gay hate group for its vicious rhetoric and support of discriminatory laws, convened in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, over the weekend.

Gay Car Geek :: The Future is Fast -- 2015 BMW i8

By Steve Siler | Sep 1
For the last four years, I, and much of the car world, have been waiting the arrival of the revolutionary 2015 BMW i8. After what has seemed like an eternity, the car is finally ready to hit the streets - and it's freakin' amazing.

Hornet Gay Social Network Ups Its HIV Prevention on Website

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Sep 1
Hornet Gay Social Network, one of the largest gay mobile apps, adds another in-app tool for AIDS prevention.

Commission Charts Path for Open Transgender Military Service

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Sep 1
A new report finds the Pentagon could immediately open the armed services to transgender Americans.

U.S. Supreme Court

Virginia Plaintiffs Ask Supreme Court to Hear Marriage Equality Case

By Justin Snow | Sep 1
Attorneys for the couples fighting Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage urged the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to hear their case, describing it as "excellent vehicle for authoritatively resolving" the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage.