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Column: Nassib's Video Shatters Decades-Old Sports Barrier

Column: Nassib's Video Shatters Decades-Old Sports Barrier

NEWS | Jun 23

In a 59-second video, Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib became the first active player in the NFL's 101-year history to publicly declare he is gay and in the bargain, burst through a barrier that went unchallenged for decades.

Elton John Adds Dates to Final Tour, Including Stadium Shows

Elton John Adds Dates to Final Tour, Including Stadium Shows

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 23

Elton John has announced the final dates for his farewell tour, which includes stops at big stadiums in the U.S.

Study: Despite Legal and Institutional Progress, LGB People Still Face Inequalities

Study: Despite Legal and Institutional Progress, LGB People Still Face Inequalities

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 23

A study comparing the mental and physical health of lesbian, gay and bisexual people to straight people finds inequalities still exist.

Emmy Rule Change Gives Actors Gender-Neutral Option

Emmy Rule Change Gives Actors Gender-Neutral Option

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 23

Emmy-nominated actors can request their nomination certificate and Emmy statuette carry a more gender-neutral term.

Louisiana Governor Vetoes Transgender Sports Ban Proposal

Louisiana Governor Vetoes Transgender Sports Ban Proposal

NEWS | By Melinda Deslatte | Jun 23

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday struck down a bill prohibiting transgender athletes from competing on girls' sports teams in Louisiana schools, pushing back against legislation that has passed several Southern states.

EU Says UEFA has No 'Excuse' for Blocking Rainbow Protest

EU Says UEFA has No 'Excuse' for Blocking Rainbow Protest

NEWS | Jun 23

A top European Union official said he can't find "any reasonable excuse" for UEFA to reject host city Munich's plans to display rainbow colors during a match between Germany and Hungary at the European Championship.

Hungary's PM Uses Soccer to Push Vision of Right-Wing Europe

Hungary's PM Uses Soccer to Push Vision of Right-Wing Europe

NEWS | By Justin Spike | Jun 23

Hungary's populist prime minister has used soccer to advance his right-wing politics, and now widespread international criticism of a new law seen as targeting the LGBTQ community turned the European Championship into a stage to challenge liberal values.

As Passengers Return to Air Travel, Bad Behavior Skyrockets

As Passengers Return to Air Travel, Bad Behavior Skyrockets

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jun 23

Air travel can be difficult in the best of times, with cramped planes, screaming babies, flight delays and short tempers. Throw in a pandemic, and the anxiety level can rise quickly.

Special Tony Awards Given to 2 Shows, 1 Advocacy Nonprofit

Special Tony Awards Given to 2 Shows, 1 Advocacy Nonprofit

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Jun 23

The Tony Awards may be months away, but three groups can already celebrate: The Broadway Advocacy Coalition, "David Byrne's American Utopia" and Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Freestyle Love Supreme" are getting special awards.

Britney Spears to Make Rare Remarks to Conservatorship Judge

Britney Spears to Make Rare Remarks to Conservatorship Judge

ENTERTAINMENT | By Andrew Dalton | Jun 23

In the most anticipated hearing in the case in years, Britney Spears is expected to address a judge overseeing the conservatorship that has controlled the pop star's money and affairs since 2008.

News

Thousands of Young Children Lost Parents to Covid. Where's Help for Them?

Thousands of Young Children Lost Parents to Covid. Where's Help for Them?

NEWS | By JoNel Aleccia | Jun 23

In a nation where researchers calculate that more than 46,000 children have lost one or both parents to COVID since February 2020, finding basic services has been difficult, if not impossible.

Entertainment

Frameline45 Documentaries: Cinematic Stories Shine, Sometimes Stall

Frameline45 Documentaries: Cinematic Stories Shine, Sometimes Stall

ENTERTAINMENT | By Brian Bromberger | Jun 23

While most of the documentaries in Frameline45 are very good, none are great. In a rare occurrence, the narrative features this year are stronger entries than the documentaries. But there are some standouts.

Business

American Airlines Cutting Flights as Summer Season Starts

American Airlines Cutting Flights as Summer Season Starts

BUSINESS | By David Koenig | Jun 23

American Airlines will cut hundreds of flights over the next three weeks to avoid overloading its operation as demand for summer air travel rises faster than once expected.

Finance

Liz Weston: How to Harness Your HSA's Superpowers

Liz Weston: How to Harness Your HSA's Superpowers

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Jun 22

High-deductible health insurance plans have hidden superpowers that make them a great way for some people to create a tax-free pot of money for retirement or other long-term goals.

Cars

Nissan CEO Promises Turnaround for Disgruntled Shareholders

Nissan CEO Promises Turnaround for Disgruntled Shareholders

CARS | By Yuri Kageyama | Jun 22

Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida pleaded for patience from disgruntled shareholders Tuesday and promised a turnaround at the Japanese automaker.

Style

In a Sea of Rosé, These Pinks Pop

In a Sea of Rosé, These Pinks Pop

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 22

Don't worry if pink isn't your color. In the steamy days of summer, rosé is the perfect wine to revive and refresh, whether you're sipping poolside or at a beach, picnic or barbecue.

Health/Fitness

'Drag Race' Judge Michelle Visage Puts the Spotlight on Abrosexuality

'Drag Race' Judge Michelle Visage Puts the Spotlight on Abrosexuality

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 22

There's a whole spectrum of sexualities and orientations beyond "LGBTQ," and "Drag Race" judge and pop star Michelle Visage has been posting about some of them.

Travel

Florida Beach Town Writes Amazon TV Series to Lure Tourists

Florida Beach Town Writes Amazon TV Series to Lure Tourists

TRAVEL | By Kelli Kennedy | Jun 22

Travel marketers in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida commissioned an original, scripted TV series, seeking to draw quarantine-weary tourists to the area's sugar sand beaches.

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.