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Zac Posen Launches 'Genderless' Wedding Ring Collection

Zac Posen Launches 'Genderless' Wedding Ring Collection

STYLE | Jun 24

Out fashion designer and cookbook author Zac Posen has shifted his gaze toward the wedding market, launching a new "non-gendered" wedding band and engagement ring collection in collaboration with Blue Nile.

After Coming Out in Interview, Singer Joshua Bassett Confirms He's Queer

After Coming Out in Interview, Singer Joshua Bassett Confirms He's Queer

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 24

Actor-singer Joshua Bassett has confirmed he's queer after seemingly coming out in a previous interview last month.

Summer Skincare and the Secret of HOCl

Summer Skincare and the Secret of HOCl

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 24

With Summer upon us and layers of sunscreen and other protectants, a high-quality skin spray is essential as part of a daily skincare regiment. HOCl is simple and effective for a variety of uses.

As Pandemic Restrictions Wane, Hope Rises for Europe Travel

As Pandemic Restrictions Wane, Hope Rises for Europe Travel

TRAVEL | By Urooba Jamal | Jun 24

As pandemic restrictions start to ease, travelers and the businesses in Europe that rely on them are eager for a return to something resembling normal.

EU Leaders Defend LGBTQ Rights Amid Concern Over Hungary Law

EU Leaders Defend LGBTQ Rights Amid Concern Over Hungary Law

NEWS | By Lorne Cook and Samuel Petrequin | Jun 24

Several European Union leaders insisted Thursday that discrimination must not be tolerated in the 27-nation bloc, setting the scene for a heated summit over new legislation in Hungary that would ban showing content about LGBTQ issues to children.

Britney Spears Tells Judge: 'I Want My Life Back'

Britney Spears Tells Judge: 'I Want My Life Back'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Andrew Dalton | Jun 24

After 13 years of near silence in the conservatorship that controls her life and money, Britney Spears passionately told a judge Wednesday that she wants to end the "abusive" case that has made her feel demoralized and enslaved.

Jim Bakker, his Church Settle Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Claims

Jim Bakker, his Church Settle Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Claims

NEWS | By Jim Salter | Jun 24

Jim Bakker and his southwestern Missouri church will pay restitution of $156,000 to settle a lawsuit that accuses the TV pastor of falsely claiming a health supplement could cure COVID-19.

Testosterone Rule Keeps Transgender Runner out of Trials

Testosterone Rule Keeps Transgender Runner out of Trials

NEWS | Jun 24

Transgender runner CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the women's 400-meter hurdles at U.S. Olympic trials.

Expert: Transgender Olympic Athlete Could Polarize Opinion

Expert: Transgender Olympic Athlete Could Polarize Opinion

NEWS | By Steve McMorran | Jun 24

An expert on transgender rights says the participation of trans weightlifter Laurel Hubbard at the Tokyo Olympics might inspire others, but could also become a focus for anti-LGBTQ activists.

Britney Spears Asks Judge to Free Her from Conservatorship

Britney Spears Asks Judge to Free Her from Conservatorship

ENTERTAINMENT | By Andrew Dalton | Jun 23

Britney Spears asked a judge Wednesday to end court conservatorship that has controlled her life and money since 2008.

News

Unvaccinated Missourians Fuel COVID

Unvaccinated Missourians Fuel COVID

NEWS | By Heather Hollingsworth | Jun 24

As the U.S. emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, Missouri is becoming a cautionary tale for the rest of the country.

Entertainment

Review: Queer Tales of Brilliance: Brandon Taylor's 'Filthy Animals'

Review: Queer Tales of Brilliance: Brandon Taylor's 'Filthy Animals'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jim Piechota | Jun 24

The eleven linked stories contained in Brandon Taylor's second literary foray are, for the most part, dominated by the voice of Lionel, a gay Black graduate student in mathematics.

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

Watch: 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alumnae Join Forces with Jack Daniel's for Glamping Mini-Series

Watch: 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Alumnae Join Forces with Jack Daniel's for Glamping Mini-Series

STYLE | By Matthew Wexler | Jun 23

Jack Daniel's teams up with Bebe Zahara Benet, Trinity the Tuck, and Manila Luzon for a three-episode series to showcase Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire.

Health/Fitness

What to Know About the Delta Variant

What to Know About the Delta Variant

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Aniruddha Ghosal | Jun 24

Viruses constantly mutate, and most changes aren't concerning. But there is a worry that some variants might evolve enough to be more contagious, cause more severe illness or evade the protection that vaccines provide.

Travel

Turkey Welcomes Back Tourists

Turkey Welcomes Back Tourists

TRAVEL | By Mehmet Guzel, Zeynep Bilginsoy | Jun 24

Hotels in Turkey's popular Antalya region are ready to reopen after Moscow announced it was lifting flight restrictions to Turkey. Tourism representatives are hoping that their sector — a key component of the Turkish economy — can now recover some of its

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.