LGBTQ News and More

Anti-Black, Gay, Asian Bias Fuel California Hate Crime Surge

Anti-Black, Gay, Asian Bias Fuel California Hate Crime Surge

NEWS | Jun 29

Hate crimes driven by homophobia and racism resulted in a 33% surge in reported incidents in California last year.

DeBose, Kotsur, Eilish Among 397 Invited to Film Academy

DeBose, Kotsur, Eilish Among 397 Invited to Film Academy

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Jun 29

Recent Oscar winners Ariana DeBose, Troy Kotsur and Billie Eilish are among the 397 individuals who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Woody Allen Mulls End of Career, Talks with Alec Baldwin

Woody Allen Mulls End of Career, Talks with Alec Baldwin

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 29

Woody Allen told Alec Baldwin during a live interview Tuesday on Instagram that he is mulling ending his movie-making career, saying directing has lost its luster.

US Officials Announce More Steps Against Monkeypox Outbreak

US Officials Announce More Steps Against Monkeypox Outbreak

NEWS | By Mike Stobbe | Jun 28

Reacting to a surprising and growing monkeypox outbreak, U.S. health officials on Tuesday expanded the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus.

Watch: Man Arrested After Flashing Gun Outside of Florida Gay Bar

Watch: Man Arrested After Flashing Gun Outside of Florida Gay Bar

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 28

A man arrested after flashing gun outside of Florida gay bar. According to a police report, the man flashed a fully loaded firearm with one round in the chamber outside of Gym Bar in Florida's Wilton Manors neighborhood.

Is This Judy Garland's Most Meta Moment?

Is This Judy Garland's Most Meta Moment?

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 28

In her final film, "I Can Go On Singing," Judy Garland became very meta when describing her character's problems.

Stressed? Try Plant-based 'Feel Free' for Relief

Stressed? Try Plant-based 'Feel Free' for Relief

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 28

Stressed? Feel Free, from Botanic Tonics, offers a plant-based, wellness product for relief. Made from ancient South Pacific and Southeast Asian plants that promotes feelings of ease and comfort, bliss and euphoria.

The Clever Way 'Shadowhunters' Actor Luke Baines Came Out

The Clever Way 'Shadowhunters' Actor Luke Baines Came Out

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 28

"Shadowhunters" actor Luke Baines uses the shadows to come out on Instagram. The English-born, Australian actor shared a sweet and simple Instagram message that made clever use of the shadows in celebration of Pride Month.

EU Regulator Considers Clearing Smallpox Shot for Monkeypox

EU Regulator Considers Clearing Smallpox Shot for Monkeypox

NEWS | By Maria Cheng | Jun 28

The European Medicines Agency says it will begin reviewing data to decide if a smallpox vaccine made by the pharmaceutical company Bavarian Nordic might also be authorized for monkeypox.

Watch: Wearing Fabulous Nails, Seth Rogan Shows his Joint-Rolling Skills

Watch: Wearing Fabulous Nails, Seth Rogan Shows his Joint-Rolling Skills

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 28

Seth Rogan has a product to promote and is revealing a new look in the process, along with his joint-rolling skills.

Business

FTC Sues Walmart for Scammers' Use of Money Transfer Unit

FTC Sues Walmart for Scammers' Use of Money Transfer Unit

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Jun 29

The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that it has sued Walmart for allegedly allowing its money transfer services to be used by scam artists who stole "hundreds of millions of dollars" from customers.

Technology

Instagram Hides Some Posts that Mention Abortion

Instagram Hides Some Posts that Mention Abortion

TECHNOLOGY | By Amanda Seitz | Jun 29

Instagram is blocking posts that mention abortion from public view, in some cases requiring its users to confirm their age before letting them view posts that offer up information about the procedure.

Cars

China's Baidu Races Waymo, GM to Develop Self-Driving Cars

China's Baidu Races Waymo, GM to Develop Self-Driving Cars

CARS | By Joe McDonald | Jun 29

Baidu is China's highest-profile competitor in a multibillion-dollar race with rival autonomous vehicle developers including Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo and General Motors Co.'s Cruise.

Style

Marc Jacobs Finds his Nietzsche at the NY Public Library

Marc Jacobs Finds his Nietzsche at the NY Public Library

STYLE | By Jocelyn Noveck | Jun 28

It's not every designer who can pull off framing a fashion show around a quote from Nietzsche. But Marc Jacobs has always had an outsized flair for drama.

Health/Fitness

FDA Advisers Recommend Updating COVID Booster Shots for Fall

FDA Advisers Recommend Updating COVID Booster Shots for Fall

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone | Jun 29

At least some U.S. adults may get updated COVID-19 shots this fall, as government advisers voted Tuesday that it's time to tweak booster doses to better match the most recent virus variants.

Nightlife

NYC Pride March Part Two :: June 26, 2022

NYC Pride March Part Two :: June 26, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 29

There was so much going on at this year's NYC Pride March that we could not fit it all into one album. We hope enjoy part two from this fantastic parade.