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Frameline45 Documentaries: Cinematic Stories Shine, Sometimes Stall

Frameline45 Documentaries: Cinematic Stories Shine, Sometimes Stall

ARTS & CULTURE | 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.

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.

Review: 'Poetry Rx' Celebrates Lyric History, with Some Queer Poets Past & Present

Review: 'Poetry Rx' Celebrates Lyric History, with Some Queer Poets Past & Present

ARTS & CULTURE | By Mark William Norby | Jun 23
In the newly-released collection "Poetry Rx" of 50 inspiring poems, compiled with commentary and poetical analyses by psychiatrist Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., more than a third of the poets have either openly identified as queer, or skewed LGBTQ-ward.

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?

HEALTH/FITNESS | 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.

Biden Urges Shots for Young Adults as Variant Concern Grows

Biden Urges Shots for Young Adults as Variant Concern Grows

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Zeke Miller | Jun 23
The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 as the White House acknowledges the spread of a new variant that threatens to set the country back in the months ahead.

Walt Disney World Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Party October 1

Walt Disney World Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Party October 1

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 23
Walt Disney World is planning an 18-month celebration in honor of its 50th anniversary. All four parks at the Lake Buena Vista, Florida, resort will take part in "The World's Most Magical Celebration," beginning Oct. 1.

Italy Welcomes Tourists From US, Canada, Japan

Italy Welcomes Tourists From US, Canada, Japan

NEWS | Jun 23
Italy's leader is pitching for tourists to start coming from the United States, Canada and Japan to give a vitally needed boost to Italian hotel and restaurant businesses.

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.


News

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

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

INTERNATIONAL | 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.


Business

American Airlines Cutting Flights as Summer Season Starts

American Airlines Cutting Flights as Summer Season Starts

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

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

AUTO NEWS | 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

FOOD/DRINK | By Kelsy Chauvin | 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 | 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

TELEVISION | 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

PHOTO ALBUMS | 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.