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Aurora Pride :: June 13, 2021

Aurora Pride :: June 13, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 13
Aurora, Illinois revamped their second Pride celebration with a drive around concept to local businesses and homes, plus a rainbow festival in Water Street Square.

Pulse Orlando Remembrance  ::  June 12, 2021

Pulse Orlando Remembrance :: June 12, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 13
Supporters came together in SF on the fifth anniversary of the Pulse Night Club massacre. Before laying flowers in remembrance for the 49 lives lost., community leaders spoke about gun violence and one of the worst attacks on the LGBTQ+ community.

Watch: Brian Falduto Brought His Authentic Self to Playing a Gay Teen in 'School of Rock,' Which Scared Him Into the Closet

Watch: Brian Falduto Brought His Authentic Self to Playing a Gay Teen in 'School of Rock,' Which Scared Him Into the Closet

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 13
In the film "School of Rock" Brian Falduto played Billy, or "Fancy Pants," and was quickly labeled the "gay kid" from the hit film. He brought an authenticity to the role, but it also scared him into the closet.

'Deja Vu?' Five Musicals That Influenced 'In The Heights'

'Deja Vu?' Five Musicals That Influenced 'In The Heights'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 13
If some moments of "In The Heights" may have that "deja vu" feeling, it was likely the intention of director Jon M. Chu, who, like Damien Chazelle did in "LaLa Land," reference moments from previous musicals in homage.

Chella Man on Fashion, Authenticity and the True Meaning of Pride

Chella Man on Fashion, Authenticity and the True Meaning of Pride

ENTERTAINMENT | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 13
Artist, author, and director Chella Man chats with EDGE about his fashion style, new book "Continuum," and advocating for greater accessibility and representation for the whole spectrum of LGBTQ creators.

Watch: Knife Attack Against D.C. Trans Woman Caught on Video

Watch: Knife Attack Against D.C. Trans Woman Caught on Video

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 13
A Washington, D.C. trans woman described how a trio of attackers left her with knife wounds to the arm and head in a brutal June 6 attack at a laundromat that police are investigating as a hate crime.

Prejudice Can't Trump Attraction in Oliver Hermanus' Gay Military Drama 'Moffie'

Prejudice Can't Trump Attraction in Oliver Hermanus' Gay Military Drama 'Moffie'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 13
Oliver Hermanus' gay military drama "Moffie" has quickly gained classic status. Hermanus told EDGE about making the film, casting its compelling male leads, and addressing its complex questions around prejudice.

Trans Kids in the US Were Seeking Treatment Decades Before Today's Political Battles

Trans Kids in the US Were Seeking Treatment Decades Before Today's Political Battles

NEWS | Jun 13
One researcher says doctors tended to see transgender youth as canvases for experimentation — to see how their growing bodies responded to various surgeries or hormonal cocktails.

As Virus Cases Wane, Governors Weigh Ending Emergency Orders

As Virus Cases Wane, Governors Weigh Ending Emergency Orders

HEALTH/FITNESS | By David E. Lieb | Jun 13
About half the states had emergency orders set to expire before the Fourth of July. And over a dozen additional states have open-ended emergency orders, which could be canceled at any time by governors.

Leslie Grace Lives Full-Circle Moment 'In the Heights'

Leslie Grace Lives Full-Circle Moment 'In the Heights'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Sigal Ratner-Arias | Jun 13
Like her Nina character in "In The Heights," Leslie Grace says she's struggled to fit in as an Afro-Latino woman and artist.


News

French Open Defends 'Pragmatic' Stance in Osaka Dealings

French Open Defends 'Pragmatic' Stance in Osaka Dealings

SPORTS | By Samuel Petrequin | Jun 13
French Open organizers said they took a "pragmatic" approach in their dealings with four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka earlier in the tournament, insisting they tried to engage with her several times before she decided to withdraw.


Business

Richard Branson Marks Opening of Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas

Richard Branson Marks Opening of Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas

Jun 12
Billionaire businessman and investor Richard Branson marked the opening Thursday of the new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, promoting weekend events that kicked off with a show headlined by Christina Aguilera.


Technology

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
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."


Finance

A New Digital Platform Helps LGBTQ Pioneers on the Path to Financial Stability

A New Digital Platform Helps LGBTQ Pioneers on the Path to Financial Stability

PERSONAL TECH | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 7
A new platform, created in partnership with SAGE and LifeCents and supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation, is helping LGBTQ elders reduce financial stress and rethink how to budget and strategize for the future.


Cars

Edmunds: Consider Leasing When New Car Prices Soar

Edmunds: Consider Leasing When New Car Prices Soar

AUTO NEWS | By Ronald Montoya of Edmunds | Jun 12
Leasing a car now provides a number of advantages over a traditional financed purchase. To start with, you don't have to put as much money down.


Style

Gear Up with Easy Shopping at GoToSmokeShop

Gear Up with Easy Shopping at GoToSmokeShop

HOME | Jun 12
Offering an alternative to the traditional head shop, GoToSmokeShop delivers products from the best brands in the game such as Ooze, Raw, Pure Glass straight to your door.


Health/Fitness

White House Appoints Out, HIV+ Director for Office of National AIDS Policy

White House Appoints Out, HIV+ Director for Office of National AIDS Policy

AIDS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 12
The White House announced the appointment of an out gay man, Harold Phillips, as director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, or (ONAP). The June 5 announcement coincided with the 40th anniversary of the first report on AIDS.


Travel

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

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

CULTURE | By Heather Cassell | Jun 11
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

FUZZ @ The Alley Bar :: June 11, 2021

FUZZ @ The Alley Bar :: June 11, 2021

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jun 12
It's been more than a year since the last FUZZ at Boston's The Alley Bar. And just like that... it was a full post-pandemic house at the downtown nightspot. See who came out.