LGBTQ News and More

Put a Rainbow Stamp in Your Passport with ToursByLocals

Put a Rainbow Stamp in Your Passport with ToursByLocals

TRAVEL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 19

ToursByLocals brings LGBTQ travelers together with knowledgeable guides who offer personal perspectives on the LGBTQ culture and history of destinations around the world.

Taylor Swift Announces Next Re-Recorded Album is Fan Favorite 'Red'

Taylor Swift Announces Next Re-Recorded Album is Fan Favorite 'Red'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 19

Taylor Swift announced Friday that the next album in her re-recordings project will be fan favorite "Red."

Are Black Queer Women in Hollywood About to Shatter Another Glass Ceiling?

Are Black Queer Women in Hollywood About to Shatter Another Glass Ceiling?

ENTERTAINMENT | By Darian Aaron | Jun 19

After more than a century, the glass ceiling may finally be shattering for Black queer women in the entertainment industry.

ASTROGLIDE Slides Into Pride with Limited-Edition Bottle and $60K Donation

ASTROGLIDE Slides Into Pride with Limited-Edition Bottle and $60K Donation

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 19

How will you be celebrating Pride this year? If it includes a bit of frolic, ASTROGLIDE's latest project might come in handy.

Watch: 'Sesame Street' Introduces Gay Dads with a Daughter

Watch: 'Sesame Street' Introduces Gay Dads with a Daughter

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 19

"Sesame Street" just made a giant leap forward for LGBTQ representation with these new characters.

John Legend Enters Chrissy Teigen Bullying Saga

John Legend Enters Chrissy Teigen Bullying Saga

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 19

The Grammy-award winning singer is coming to his wife's defense and claiming designer Michael Costello fabricated direct messages from Teigen.

Firework Frenzies? How to Keep Pets Calm and Safe This 4th of July

Firework Frenzies? How to Keep Pets Calm and Safe This 4th of July

STYLE | Jun 19

With a bit of planning and precaution, you can keep your pets safe and comfortable during the July 4th celebrations.

British Hunk Duncan James Finds His Gay Comfort Zone. Admits It Hasn't Been Easy

British Hunk Duncan James Finds His Gay Comfort Zone. Admits It Hasn't Been Easy

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 19

Out British singer Duncan James admitted to being "ashamed" of being gay in the past, he told the British magazine OK! He is now comfortable with who he is, but discussed the cruel responses he has had on social media to his being gay.

Watch: Flashback to 2003 with VH1's 'Totally Gay!' TV Special

Watch: Flashback to 2003 with VH1's 'Totally Gay!' TV Special

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 19

If you need a distraction this week, look no further than the 2003 VH1 TV special "Totally Gay!"

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 19

After a suspected arson destroyed the original tower, the community came together to put up a new symbol of Pride at Hermosa Beach.

News

Bidens' Older Dog, Champ, Has Died; German Shepherd Was 13

Bidens' Older Dog, Champ, Has Died; German Shepherd Was 13

NEWS | By Alexandra Jaffe | Jun 19

President Joe Biden announced Saturday that Champ, the older of the family's two dogs, had died "peacefully at home." The German shepherd was 13.

Business

Federal Holiday Pressures Companies to Give Juneteenth Off

Federal Holiday Pressures Companies to Give Juneteenth Off

BUSINESS | 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

NSA to NSO: NY Filmmakers Explore Circles of Surveillance

NSA to NSO: NY Filmmakers Explore Circles of Surveillance

TECHNOLOGY | By Frank Jordans | Jun 19

In an exhibition that opened Friday in Berlin, filmmaker Laura Poitras examines the way the state monitors citizens' lives — both abroad and at home, in New York City.

Finance

Hit by a Ransomware Attack? Your Payment May be Deductible

Hit by a Ransomware Attack? Your Payment May be Deductible

FINANCE | By Alan Suderman and Marcy Gordon | Jun 19

As ransomware attacks surge, the FBI repeats: Don't pay the cybercriminals. But the government also offers a little-noticed incentive for those who pay: The ransoms may be tax deductible.

Cars

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

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

CARS | 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

Dolce&Gabbana's 'Light Therapy'' Collection Celebrates Life

Dolce&Gabbana's 'Light Therapy'' Collection Celebrates Life

STYLE | By Colleen Barry | Jun 19

Dolce & Gabbana are coaxing men off their sofas and back into the world with a resplendent collection inspired by the extravagant lighting installations of southern Italian street festivals.

Travel

San Francisco Roars Back 1920s-Style with Plenty of Queer Flair

San Francisco Roars Back 1920s-Style with Plenty of Queer Flair

TRAVEL | By Heather Cassell | Jun 18

One of the country's most iconic LGBTQ destinations, San Francisco is poised to emerge from the pandemic with flair and style reminiscent of the Roaring '20s.

Nightlife

Wynwood Pride Miami @ The Oasis :: June 18, 2021

Wynwood Pride Miami @ The Oasis :: June 18, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 19

Wynwood Pride in Miami, Florida kicked things off with a music festival at The Oasis. The area was packed with eager LGBTQIA+ fans who were treated to various drag performances throughout the night along with a performance by Charli XCX.