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Alabama Cites Abortion Ruling in Transgender Medication Case

Alabama Cites Abortion Ruling in Transgender Medication Case

NEWS | By Kim Chandler | Jun 30

Days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can prohibit abortion, Alabama has seized on the decision to argue that the state should also be able to ban gender-affirming medical treatments for transgender youth.

Jackson Sworn in, Becomes 1st Black Woman on Supreme Court

Jackson Sworn in, Becomes 1st Black Woman on Supreme Court

NEWS | By Mark Sherman | Jun 30

Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in to the Supreme Court, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation's highest court.

Ricky Martin Hit with $3M Suit by Former Manager

Ricky Martin Hit with $3M Suit by Former Manager

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 30

Ricky Martin's former manager has brought suit against him for $3 million, alleging unpaid commissions and a "toxic work environment," and claiming she saved his career from an unspecified "allegation."

Watch: Adult Superstar Boomer Banks Denies He Hooked Up With 'Drag Race' Star Coco Montrese

Watch: Adult Superstar Boomer Banks Denies He Hooked Up With 'Drag Race' Star Coco Montrese

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 30

Adult male superstar Boomer Banks denied rumors he hooked up with "RPDR" queen Coco Montrese.

'Pink Flamingos' Gets Respectable — Except in Hicksville, New York

'Pink Flamingos' Gets Respectable — Except in Hicksville, New York

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 30

50 years after its release, John Waters' "Pink Flamingos" has new respectability, except in Hicksville, New York. If the film is shown there, Waters and the film executive who distributed it could face jail time.

Watch: Meet Rising Pop Star Conan Gray

Watch: Meet Rising Pop Star Conan Gray

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 30

Get to know rising pop star Conan Gray, who released his second album "Superache" last week and is gaining attention for his Gen Z tunes and iconic stage looks.

Watch: Shirtless-ish Gus Kenworthy Dances in Britney Spears' Iconic Living Room — for a Good Cause

Watch: Shirtless-ish Gus Kenworthy Dances in Britney Spears' Iconic Living Room — for a Good Cause

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 30

Gus Kenworthy took to Instagram Wednesday evening to share a hilarious clip of himself dancing with his chest out in Britney Spears' iconic living room — for a good cause, of course!

Watch: Ryan Gosling's Partner Eva Mendes Reveals a Sexy Souvenir — His 'Ken' Underwear

Watch: Ryan Gosling's Partner Eva Mendes Reveals a Sexy Souvenir — His 'Ken' Underwear

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 30

Eva Mendes, partner of "Barbie" star Ryan Gosling, revealed that she had scored a sexy souvenir from his work on the film: The "Ken" underwear his character sports.

Netflix Cancels LGBTQ+ Animated Comedy 'Q-Force'

Netflix Cancels LGBTQ+ Animated Comedy 'Q-Force'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 30

The LGBTQ+ secret agents of the Netflix animated comedy "Q-Force" have gone on their last mission. The streamer canceled the series after a single season.

Germany Plans to Ease Rules for Formal Changes of Gender

Germany Plans to Ease Rules for Formal Changes of Gender

NEWS | By Geir Moulson | Jun 30

The German government on Thursday presented plans to make it easier for transgender people to formally change their name and gender, ending decades-old rules that require them to get expert assessments and a court's authorization.

News

Buttigieg Launches $1B Pilot to Build Racial Equity in Roads

Buttigieg Launches $1B Pilot to Build Racial Equity in Roads

NEWS | By Hope Yen | Jun 30

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects.

Entertainment

Book Smart, Swift Part: The Lavender Tube on Supreme Evils, 'The Book of Queer' & 'Tom Swift'

Book Smart, Swift Part: The Lavender Tube on Supreme Evils, 'The Book of Queer' & 'Tom Swift'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Jun 30

The new CW series features a gay Black billionaire's adventures; 'The Book of Queer' blends comedy and music with LGBTQ history; drag star Vanjie's looking for love, and the Roe v. Wade overturn crashes the news.

Business

Amazon, Rite Aid Cap Purchase of Emergency Contraceptives

Amazon, Rite Aid Cap Purchase of Emergency Contraceptives

BUSINESS | By Haleluya Hadero | Jun 30

Amazon is limiting how many emergency contraceptives consumers can buy, joining other retailers who put in place similar caps following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade.

Technology

How to Tell If a Streamer-recommended Casino Can Be Trusted?

How to Tell If a Streamer-recommended Casino Can Be Trusted?

TECHNOLOGY | Jun 30

It is not a secret that advertising certain gambling platforms is one of the ways, in which streamers are making their money. But can you trust these recommendations?

Cars

Nissan Recalls about 323K SUVs; Hoods Can Open Unexpectedly

Nissan Recalls about 323K SUVs; Hoods Can Open Unexpectedly

CARS | Jun 30

Nissan is recalling nearly 323,000 Pathfinder SUVs in the U.S. because the hoods can unexpectedly fly open and block the driver's view.

Style

Marc Jacobs Finds his Nietzsche at the NY Public Library

Marc Jacobs Finds his Nietzsche at the NY Public Library

STYLE | By Jocelyn Noveck | Jun 28

It's not every designer who can pull off framing a fashion show around a quote from Nietzsche. But Marc Jacobs has always had an outsized flair for drama.

Health/Fitness

FDA Advisers Recommend Updating COVID Booster Shots for Fall

FDA Advisers Recommend Updating COVID Booster Shots for Fall

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone | Jun 29

At least some U.S. adults may get updated COVID-19 shots this fall, as government advisers voted Tuesday that it's time to tweak booster doses to better match the most recent virus variants.

Travel

Merger Vote at Spirit Could Reshape Discount Airline Market

Merger Vote at Spirit Could Reshape Discount Airline Market

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jun 30

The prospect of a takeover of Spirit Airlines threatens to upend the cheap-fare end of the industry much like a series of mergers among big airlines reduced choices for travelers.

Nightlife

Day Dream @ Dream Hotel NYC :: June 26, 2022

Day Dream @ Dream Hotel NYC :: June 26, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 30

Voss Events celebrated NYC Gay Pride with Day Dream at the Dream Hotel. DJ'ed by RuPaul's Drag Race winner Aquaria and Lady Bunny, there were plenty of go-go dancers to entertain the crowd, along with a great performance by Ebonee Excell.