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What's Behind the Rising Profile of Transgender Kids? 3 Essential Reads

What's Behind the Rising Profile of Transgender Kids? 3 Essential Reads

NEWS | Jun 21
Why are trans youth more visible these days? Is it due to more widespread acceptance, or more media coverage? Just how many trans kids are there?

What Supreme Court Foster Ruling Means for LGBTQ Rights

What Supreme Court Foster Ruling Means for LGBTQ Rights

NEWS | Jun 21
The Supreme Court's ruling in favor of a Catholic adoption agency that had been excluded from Philadelphia's foster programs for refusing to work with same-sex couples will be consequential.

Justin Vivian Bond to Headline B'Way Production of 'Tales of the City'

Justin Vivian Bond to Headline B'Way Production of 'Tales of the City'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 21
Ten years after its first production in San Francisco, "Tales of the City, The Musical" is headed to Broadway with Justin Vivian Bond in the role of Anna Madrigal — a historic first for Broadway.

Luke Evans Sizzles In New Thirst Trap Workout Photo

Luke Evans Sizzles In New Thirst Trap Workout Photo

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 21
The gym is never far away from out actor Luke Evans — be it in London, Down Under, or Atlanta, where he is currently filming a new series — and his latest thirst trap workout photos prove it.

Watch: Gay Florida Couple, Facing Daily Fines, Refuses to Take Down Pride Flag

Watch: Gay Florida Couple, Facing Daily Fines, Refuses to Take Down Pride Flag

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 21
A South Florida gay couple is facing fines of $50 per day for flying the rainbow flag during Pride Month, but they refuse to take the banner down, saying: "We're not going to back down on this one."

Media Personality Francisco León Comes Out While Throwing Shade at Mister Venezuela Contest

Media Personality Francisco León Comes Out While Throwing Shade at Mister Venezuela Contest

NEWS | Jun 21
Media personality and former Mister Venezuela Francisco León came out in an emotional Instagram post, all while throwing shade at the Mister Venezuela contest.

Gay Dad's Diving Champ Son, Nicknamed 'Little Louganis,' Headed to Tokyo Olympics

Gay Dad's Diving Champ Son, Nicknamed 'Little Louganis,' Headed to Tokyo Olympics

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 21
Jordan Windle, nicknamed "Little Louganis" after the out Olympic champ, is headed to the Olympics in Tokyo, and he has words of love and gratitude for his gay dad.

Actors Lucas Hedges & Tommy Dorfman Seen Holding Hands in NYC, Twitter Reacts

Actors Lucas Hedges & Tommy Dorfman Seen Holding Hands in NYC, Twitter Reacts

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 21
"Lady Bird" actor Lucas Hedges and "13 Reasons Why" star Tommy Dorfman were spotted holding hands in New York City over the weekend and Twitter was quick to react to the pics.

Explainer: Calls to #FreeBritney and Court Conservatorships

Explainer: Calls to #FreeBritney and Court Conservatorships

NEWS | By Andrew Dalton | Jun 21
When Britney Spears, who turns 40 this year, speaks to a L.A. judge at her own request, she'll do it 13 years into a court-enforced conservatorship that has exercised vast control of her life and money. But what is a conservatorship, exactly?

What It Means When Celebrities Stay Coy About Their Vaccine Status

What It Means When Celebrities Stay Coy About Their Vaccine Status

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Eric Berger | Jun 21
The politicization of the shots, misinformation and flawed public messaging from the government have made the vaccines controversial and something some public figures are reluctant to endorse.


News

Political Donations Lead Stonewall Inn to Ban some Beers

Political Donations Lead Stonewall Inn to Ban some Beers

NATIONAL | Jun 21
The Stonewall Inn's owners say they won't serve certain beers at the famous LGBT bar during Pride weekend to protest manufacturer Anheuser-Busch's political contributions to some politicians who have supported anti-LGBT legislation.


Entertainment

Review: 'Hold These Truths' Celebrates Pacifist Hero

Review: 'Hold These Truths' Celebrates Pacifist Hero

THEATRE | By Adam Brinklow | Jun 21
In Jeanne Sakata's one-person play actor Jomar Tagatac is superb as Gordon Hirabayashi, a sunny Quaker activist staring down the federal government's World War II-era internment orders.


Business

Federal Holiday Pressures Companies to Give Juneteenth Off

Federal Holiday Pressures Companies to Give Juneteenth Off

By Alexandra Olson | Jun 19
The declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is putting the pressure on more U.S. companies to give their employees the day off, accelerating a movement that took off last year


Technology

Take 2: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Solar Panel Work

Take 2: Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Solar Panel Work

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Jun 20
Astronauts ventured out on their second spacewalk in less than a week Sunday to install powerful new solar panels outside the International Space Station.


Finance

Millennial Money: It's Time for Better Employee Benefits

Millennial Money: It's Time for Better Employee Benefits

By Kelsey Sheehy, NerdWallet | Jun 20
As the world fo work gets back on track, some employees may want a new normal — one that includes flexible scheduling and benefits that align with their needs and values.


Cars

Edmunds: How to Pick the Right Axle Ratio for Your Truck

Edmunds: How to Pick the Right Axle Ratio for Your Truck

AUTO NEWS | By Travis Langness | Jun 19
There are a number of design choices to consider when you're shopping for a full-size pickup truck. One that's important if you plan on towing with your truck is the axle ratio.


Style

Bourbon Tourism Shaking Off Slump in Kentucky

Bourbon Tourism Shaking Off Slump in Kentucky

FOOD/DRINK | By Bruce Schreiner | Jun 21
With tourists flocking to distilleries, concerns about a pandemic hangover for Kentucky's world-famous bourbon industry are quickly evaporating.


Health/Fitness

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

VA Moves to Offer Gender Confirmation Surgery to Vets

NATIONAL | By Alexandra Jaffe | Jun 20
The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving to offer transgender veterans gender confirmation surgery, Secretary Denis McDonough announced at a Pride Month event in Orlando.


Travel

Tourism Boom Pressures Tibet's Historic Sites

Tourism Boom Pressures Tibet's Historic Sites

By Mark Schiefelbein, Sam McNeil | Jun 21
Tourism is booming in Tibet as more Chinese travel in-country because of the coronavirus pandemic, posing risks to the region's fragile environment and historic sites.


Nightlife

Submerge Swim Party @ The W Hollywood :: June 19, 2021

Submerge Swim Party @ The W Hollywood :: June 19, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jun 20
Over the unofficial LA Pride weekend, the hot men and women of Southern California showed off their summer bodies at the Submerge Swim Party, part of the Velvet Dreams weekend at the W Hollywood.