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Mission Accomplished: Freedom to Marry to Close in Wake of SCOTUS Decision

NEWS | By EDGE | Jul 1
After twelve years in business, Freedom to Marry will be closing its doors. A new group is being formed to fight discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity.

Federal Judge: Alabama Counties Must Allow Gay Marriage

NEWS | By Jay Reeves | Jul 1
A federal judge says Alabama counties must abide by court decisions allowing gay marriage.

Takei on Trump: He Attends but Doesn't Support Gay Marriage

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 1
During a recent interview with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, George Takei recently opened up about a lunch he had with 2016 presidential hopeful Donald Trump, 68, in 2013 regarding marriage equality

Macy's Dumps Trump Clothing Line in Response to Comments

NEWS | By Mae Anderson | Jul 1
Macy's is the latest company to end its relationship with Donald Trump as the fallout from the real estate mogul's remarks about Mexican immigrants continues.

Officials: Students' Gender Identity Determines Restroom Use

NEWS | Jul 1
The U.S. Justice Department says in a court filing that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

Watch: Ohio Girl Stands Up to Anti-Gay Preacher With Rainbow Flag

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 1
A touching YouTube video of a first-grader from Columbus, Ohio standing up to an anti-gay street preacher by handing him a rainbow flag is going viral this week.

Tweet This: Social Media & Photos Now Allowed on White House Tours

TECHNOLOGY | Jul 1
The White House says visitors can now take photos or use social media during public tours of the building.

Bristol Palin Catholic Schoolgirl Porn Joke Prompts Conservative Group to Call Out TMZ

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Jul 1
Bill Donohue of the arch-conservative anti-gay Catholic League is calling out TV gossip show TMZ over recent jokes made on the air about how Bristol Palin's second out-of-wedlock pregnancy is the reason why there are Catholic schoolgirl porno films.

Donna Karan Steps Down as Chief Designer

STYLE | By Leanne Italie | Jul 1
Donna Karan will step down from daily duties as chief designer at her namesake company, Donna Karan International, to devote more time to her philanthropic foundation.

I'll Take Manhattan: Average Apartment Hits $1.8M

FINANCE | Jul 1
The average sales price of a Manhattan apartment has eclipsed $1.8 million - a new high.


News

Mural of Rainbow Flag Sparks Rare Palestinian Debate on Gays

A Palestinian artist whose mural of a rainbow flag on Israel's West Bank separation barrier was whitewashed by anti-gay protesters says his work sparked a rare debate among Palestinians about gay rights.


Technology

26 Million Facebook Users Change Profile Picture with Rainbow Pride Filter

PERSONAL TECH | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 30
If you've noticed that your Facebook news feed looks a lot gayer, you can thank Facebook's rainbow pride filter. According to CNN 26 million social media users have used the website's free tool to transform their profile picture from drab to fab.


Finance

Pensioners Queue Outside Greek Banks Amid Withdrawal Limits

SAVING | By Elena Becatoros | Jun 30
Banks and ATM machines were shut throughout Greece, the first day of capital controls announced by the government in a dramatic twist in the country's five-year financial saga.


Cars

Senators Express Frustration with Takata, Regulators

AUTO NEWS | Jun 26
Senators expressed anger and exasperation with both air bag maker Takata Corp. and federal auto safety regulators over a problem with defective air bag inflators that has escalated into the largest auto-safety recall in U.S. history.


Style

Paris Menswear: Political Protest, Art & Exotic Travel

FASHION | By Thomas Adamson | Jun 30
Art, fashion and exotic travel merged during the launch of Paris' spring-summer 2016 menswear shows. And fashion week's necessary dose of controversy was found in the form of an unauthorized political protest at Rick Owens.


Health/Fitness

French Biosantech Reports HIV Vaccine is Safe

HIV/AIDS | By EDGE | Jun 30
French-based Biosantech Company reported that the company's HIV vaccine candidate is not toxic to 48 HIV-positive patients enrolled in a double-blind study that is taking place in France.


Travel

Quebec Bound? Don't Sweat the Language Barrier

By Calvin Woodward | Jul 1
During weeks of travel in parts of Quebec where few speak much English, I only encountered one problem arising from the language barrier. It happened when I broke into a guy's house.


Nightlife

2015 NYC Pride Dance On The Pier :: June 28, 2015

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 1
The theme for this year's Pride Pier Dance is "Complete the Dream." A fantastic time was had by all, with DJ's The Cube Guys from Italy, Wayne G from the UK and Ralphie Rosario from Chicago, along with a fantastic performance from Ariana Grande.