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First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

First Look: New Rainbow Lifeguard Tower Erected in Long Beach

LOCAL | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 11, 2021

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

Exhibit, Ceremony Mark 5th Anniversary of Pulse Massacre

Exhibit, Ceremony Mark 5th Anniversary of Pulse Massacre

NATIONAL | Jun 11, 2021

The 49 victims who were massacred at a gay nightclub shooting in Florida are being honored this week with a community run, a museum exhibit, a mass yoga session, a gay chorus performance and a street dance party.

Hungary: Bill Would Ban 'Promoting' Homosexuality to Minors

Hungary: Bill Would Ban 'Promoting' Homosexuality to Minors

INTERNATIONAL | By Bela Szandelszky and Vanessa Gera | Jun 11, 2021

Hungary's governing conservative party has prepared new legislation that bans showing pornographic material and any content portraying or promoting sex reassignment or homosexuality to anyone under 18.

Smilyn Celebrates Pride, One Color at a Time

Smilyn Celebrates Pride, One Color at a Time

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 11, 2021

In honor of Pride Month, here's a reminder of what the rainbow flag's colors stand for and the synergy that can be found in Smilyn's hemp CBD oil, CBD gummies, and other products.

MeUndies Launches #TellMe Pride Campaign to Celebrate Our Younger Selves

MeUndies Launches #TellMe Pride Campaign to Celebrate Our Younger Selves

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 11, 2021

MeUndies has taken to TikTok to ask some of our favorite LGBTQ influencers and allies what they might say to their younger selves.

Senate Decrees Pulse Nightclub Site National Memorial in Unanimous Vote

Senate Decrees Pulse Nightclub Site National Memorial in Unanimous Vote

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 11, 2021

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill to decree the site of Pulse nightclub — the gay nightspot in Orlando, Florida, that was the scene of a mass shooting in 2016 — a national memorial.

A Passion for Pride: dMart Gear is Rainbow Ready!

A Passion for Pride: dMart Gear is Rainbow Ready!

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 11, 2021

Gay-owned and operated dMart Gear is ready to outfit you with everything from tanks, T-shirts and drag-fabulous items sure to make Pride 2021 one to remember.

The Most Fabulous, Over-the-Top Pride Shopping List EVER!

The Most Fabulous, Over-the-Top Pride Shopping List EVER!

PRIDE | By Andrew Villagomez | Jun 11, 2021

Who said, "less is more"? Nobody who's ever marched in a Pride parade, attended an LGBTQ festival or demanded equality at a social activism rally. June kicks off a season of celebration, and queer folk are ready for their rainbow wear!

Message in a Jacket: Jill Biden Offers 'Love' During UK Trip

Message in a Jacket: Jill Biden Offers 'Love' During UK Trip

POLITICS | By Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani | Jun 11, 2021

Jill Biden is sending a sartorial message of "love" as she accompanies her husband President Joe Biden overseas.

Change to Gilead Assistance Program Threatens PrEP Access, HIV Advocates Say

Change to Gilead Assistance Program Threatens PrEP Access, HIV Advocates Say

AIDS | By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez | Jun 11, 2021

Gilead announced in April it will change how much it reimburses through that assistance program. For pharmacies that contract with certain safety-net clinics, the change means less reimbursement cash to pass along to the clinics.

US Urges World to Ensure HIV Services for LGBTQ Community

US Urges World to Ensure HIV Services for LGBTQ Community

AIDS | By Edith M. Lederer | Jun 11, 2021

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged the world's nations Thursday to ensure equal access to HIV services to those most at risk of getting AIDS -- the LGBTQ community, drug users, sex workers, racial and ethnic minorities and women and girls.

Mass. Republican Committee Woman Will Not Be 'Bullied into Resignation' for Anti-Gay Emails

Mass. Republican Committee Woman Will Not Be 'Bullied into Resignation' for Anti-Gay Emails

POLITICS | Jun 10, 2021

Deborah Martell, the Massachusetts Republican state committee member under fire for anti-gay emails, was adamant on Wednesday. "I do not intend to be bullied into resigning," she said according to multiple people in attendance at a closed-door meeting.

Watch: Mormon Dad Reacts to Son Coming Out

Watch: Mormon Dad Reacts to Son Coming Out

LOCAL | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 10, 2021

Austin Swink was preparing to go on his first mission trip with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he told his dad the news.

Watch: Calling Herself a 'Disrupter,' Caitlyn Jenner Compares Herself to Donald Trump

Watch: Calling Herself a 'Disrupter,' Caitlyn Jenner Compares Herself to Donald Trump

POLITICS | Jun 10, 2021

Caitlyn Jenner identified herself with ex-President Donald Trump in an unsteady appearance on "The View" on Thursday. When pressed by Joy Behar if she was one of those Republicans who believe Trump won the election, she hedged her answer.

Classroom Couture: 'The Clothes Have No Gender' Movement Gains Steam

Classroom Couture: 'The Clothes Have No Gender' Movement Gains Steam

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 10, 2021

After a Spanish student was sent to a psychiatrist after wearing a skirt to class, teachers around the world are showing their solidarity by posting images to social media of themselves in dresses.

Apple Clarifies New Rules Won't Affect Grindr, Other Dating Apps

Apple Clarifies New Rules Won't Affect Grindr, Other Dating Apps

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 10, 2021

Apple's new rules around dating apps won't affect popular platforms like Grindr and Scruff, but are intended to shut down "apps that used dating only as a cover for pornography, prostitution, or human trafficking."

Nearly 10% of Youth in One School District Identify as Gender-Diverse

Nearly 10% of Youth in One School District Identify as Gender-Diverse

NATIONAL | Jun 10, 2021

It seems that more and more teens are identifying as transgender, gender-fluid or nonbinary. But because linguistic and cultural norms are always evolving, it's been challenging to pin down an exact number.

President of Boston Pride Announces Resignation Amidst Boycott

President of Boston Pride Announces Resignation Amidst Boycott

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 10, 2021

CEO and President of Boston Pride Linda DeMarco has announced her resignation as the boycott against the organization led by community groups continues.

Historic Stonewall Inn Space at Risk Even as Pride Month Gets Underway

Historic Stonewall Inn Space at Risk Even as Pride Month Gets Underway

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 10, 2021

Stonewall Inn, the site of the famous 1969 uprising that energized the LGBTQ civil rights movement, is facing the prospect that part of the bar's original space will become another generic business.

WHO Warns Delta Variant Taking Hold in Europe

WHO Warns Delta Variant Taking Hold in Europe

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 10, 2021

The World Health Organization's Europe director warned that the highly transmissible COVID-19 variant first identified in India is "poised to take hold in the region."

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