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After Coming Out as Gay, Twitter Shows Love for NFL Player Carl Nassib

After Coming Out as Gay, Twitter Shows Love for NFL Player Carl Nassib

NEWS | Jun 21

After Carl Nassib came out as gay on Instagram, social media followed with high praise for his decision.

Watch: Las Vegas Raiders' Carl Nassib Comes Out as Gay, First Active Athlete in NFL

Watch: Las Vegas Raiders' Carl Nassib Comes Out as Gay, First Active Athlete in NFL

NEWS | Jun 21

Las Vegas Raiders' defensive end Carl Nassib took to Instagram Monday to come out as gay for Pride month, effectively becoming the first active NFL player to be openly gay in the league's history.

At 17, He Received a New Heart. By 23, He Began Transitioning.

At 17, He Received a New Heart. By 23, He Began Transitioning.

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Tate Gunnerson, American Heart Association News | Jun 21

For most transgender people, starting hormone therapy requires a therapist's approval. As the recipient of a new heart, Maddox Jones also needed his transplant team's OK.

After BDSM Video Surfaces, Manhattan City Council Candidate Takes Ownership

After BDSM Video Surfaces, Manhattan City Council Candidate Takes Ownership

NEWS | Jun 21

A Manhattan City Council candidate got some unexpected attention last week, and wished he hadn't. "Zack Weiner, 26, a City Council candidate running in Manhattan, found a video of himself with a dominatrix on Twitter, but he owned it.

State Department Will Fly This Special Flag for Pride Month

State Department Will Fly This Special Flag for Pride Month

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 21

A "Progress" flag will fly at the State Department in honor of Pride Month.

Homophobic Chants by Mexican Football Fans Lead to Fan-less Games

Homophobic Chants by Mexican Football Fans Lead to Fan-less Games

NEWS | Jun 21

The Mexican football team faces a fan-less future, at least in two upcoming games due to anti-gay chants by fans.

Billy Eichner Shares 'Infuriating' Journey to Make Upcoming Rom-Com

Billy Eichner Shares 'Infuriating' Journey to Make Upcoming Rom-Com

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 21

In a sarcastic Tweet, Eichner thanked Hollywood for the 100-year wait to create a romantic-comedy about gay men.

Review: 'Hold These Truths' Celebrates Pacifist Hero

Review: 'Hold These Truths' Celebrates Pacifist Hero

ENTERTAINMENT | 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.

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.

News

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."

Entertainment

Playing for Laughs and Love with Author-Playwright Paul Rudnick

Playing for Laughs and Love with Author-Playwright Paul Rudnick

ENTERTAINMENT | By Gregg Shapiro | Jun 21

Combining wit and wisdom, writer Paul Rudnick gives us much to think about while we are laughing, including in his new romantic and comic novel, "Playing The Palace."

Technology

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service

TECHNOLOGY | Jun 21

Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. on Monday to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals.

Finance

Millennial Money: It's Time for Better Employee Benefits

Millennial Money: It's Time for Better Employee Benefits

FINANCE | 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

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

Political Donations Lead Stonewall Inn to Ban some Beers

Political Donations Lead Stonewall Inn to Ban some Beers

STYLE | 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.

Health/Fitness

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.

Travel

Tourism Boom Pressures Tibet's Historic Sites

Tourism Boom Pressures Tibet's Historic Sites

TRAVEL | 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

NIGHTLIFE | 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.