Gay Atlanta: The Latest

Biden to Name Pulse Nightclub a National Memorial

Biden to Name Pulse Nightclub a National Memorial

NEWS | By Josh Boak | Jun 12
President Joe Biden said on the fifth anniversary of a mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that he will sign a bill naming the site as a national memorial.

Rash of Mass Shootings Stirs US Fears Heading Into Summer

Rash of Mass Shootings Stirs US Fears Heading Into Summer

NEWS | By Kathleen Foody | Jun 12
Two people were killed and at least 30 others were wounded in overnight mass shootings in three states, authorities said Saturday, stoking concerns that a spike in U.S. gun violence during the coronavirus pandemic could continue as summer dawns.

Fans Will Help Decide What Judy Garland-Inspired Fragrance Will Smell Like

Fans Will Help Decide What Judy Garland-Inspired Fragrance Will Smell Like

ENTERTAINMENT | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 12
What did Judy Garland smell like? Let your imagination run wild, but come June 10, 2022, on the 100th anniversary of Garland's birth, Judy — A Garland Fragrance by Vincenzo Spinnato will reveal a newly inspired unisex fragrance.

Eytan Fox Talks Sex, Love, and Friendship in 'Sublet'

Eytan Fox Talks Sex, Love, and Friendship in 'Sublet'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 12
From "The Bubble" to "Cupcakes," Eytan Fox has found resonant corners of gay Tel Aviv and LGBTQ life. His new film, "Sublet," explores mentorship between generations. Fox chats with EDGE about the film and how love and friendship can entwine.

FUZZ @ The Alley Bar :: Friday, June 11, 2021

FUZZ @ The Alley Bar :: Friday, June 11, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | 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.

Tire Tracks Mar Reno's Rainbow-Colored Sidewalk

Tire Tracks Mar Reno's Rainbow-Colored Sidewalk

NEWS | Jun 12
City workers in Reno plan to keep repairing a rainbow-colored Pride Month crosswalk that was marred by tire tracks after it was painted this week under the Reno Arch, while police investigate the damage as a property destruction crime.

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Slams Jimmy Kimmel as Transphobic for Calling Her 'Trump in a Wig'

Watch: Caitlyn Jenner Slams Jimmy Kimmel as Transphobic for Calling Her 'Trump in a Wig'

NEWS | Jun 12
On Thursday California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner visited "The View," where she spoke positively of Donald Trump. That night Jimmy Kimmel called her "Trump in a wig."

Q-Music: LGBTQ Tunes for Pride 2021

Q-Music: LGBTQ Tunes for Pride 2021

ARTS & CULTURE | By Gregg Shapiro | Jun 12
For alternative Pride sounds, classic albums re-issued (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) tribute albums (Marc Bolan & T Rex), longtime favorites return (Ani DiFranco), and a late musician gets a posthumous pair of tribute albums (Judee Sill).

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

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

NEWS | 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.

Look: This Year's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photos

Look: This Year's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photos

NEWS | Jun 12
Associated Press photographers awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Friday had dodged tear gas to capture protests against racial injustice and patiently built trust with elderly people to empathetically document the toll of the coronavirus pandemic.


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.


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

Why Do Women Still Get Judged so Harshly for Having Casual Sex?

Why Do Women Still Get Judged so Harshly for Having Casual Sex?

SEX | Jun 9
Women might face backlash for exploring their post-vaccination sexuality. In a new study, researchers found that women — but not men — continue to be perceived negatively for having casual sex.