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KKK Plans Confederate Flag Rally at S.C. Statehouse

NEWS | Jun 30
The Ku Klux Klan plans to hold a rally at the South Carolina Statehouse next month to protest renewed efforts to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds.

Ark. Man Upset at NBC Affiliate for Changing Peacock to 'Colors of the Gays'

NEWS | By EDGE | Jun 30
NBC's iconic rainbow peacock has been around for almost 60 years but apparently one anti-gay Arkansas man never noticed the network's colorful logo. And of course, he's now up-in-arms and blaming the gays.

Christie Opens 2016 Campaign, Long Climb Ahead

NEWS | By Jill Colvin and Steve Peoples | Jun 30
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday and, never one to aim small, declared he's "out to change the world."

Rapper Who Cut Off His Own Penis Explains It All

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 30
The Wu-Tang-affiliated rapper who cut off his own penis before jumping off his second-floor balcony last year explains why he did it.

Ted Cruz Tells States to Ignore Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 30
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and 2016 presidential hopeful has some simple advice regarding the Supreme Court's landmark gay marriage ruling, which legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Just ignore it!

Angry Protesters Whitewash Rainbow Flag on West Bank Barrier

NEWS | By Mohammed Daraghmeh | Jun 30
Palestinian protesters whitewashed a rainbow flag of gay rights, painted by a Palestinian artist on six slabs of the West Bank separation barrier.

26 Million Facebook Users Change Profile Picture with Rainbow Pride Filter

NEWS | 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.

Paris Menswear: Political Protest, Art & Exotic Travel

STYLE | 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.

PopUps: Oops! Gaga Confuses Chicago Mariachi Festival for Pride?

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 30
Lady Gaga made headlines this week after posting a picture to Instagram over the weekend that celebrated the Supreme Court's landmark ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

Trump to Consider Suing After NBC Ends Business Dealings

NEWS | Jun 30
Donald Trump says he'll consider suing after NBC announced it's ending its business relationship with the Republican presidential candidate over comments he made about immigrants during his campaign kickoff.


News

Some Alabama Counties Give Gay Marriage Licenses, Others Refuse

NATIONAL | Jun 30
Nearly one-third of Alabama counties on Monday were not issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, or had shut down marriage license operations altogether, despite Friday's landmark U.S Supreme Court ruling.


Business

Pensioners Queue Outside Greek Banks Amid Withdrawal Limits

FINANCE | 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.


Finance

Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Edges up to 4.02 Pct.

REAL ESTATE | Jun 29
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were mixed last week, marking slight increases or declines but remaining close to high levels for the year.


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

Airbnb Looks to Expand Cuba Listings to Non-Americans

HOME | By Michael Weissenstein | Jun 30
Online home-rental service Airbnb says it is exploring a significant expansion of its operations in Cuba two months after it became the first major U.S. business to enter the island in decades.


Health/Fitness

Could a Subdermal Implant Mean the End of HIV?

HEALTH | By EDGE | Jun 29
Findings published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report that a novel, subdermal implant delivering potent antiretroviral (ARV) drugs shows extreme promise in stopping the spread of HIV.


Travel

Slumber Party: Floris Suite Hotel and Spa, Curaçao

By Jill Gleeson | Jun 29
A gay-friendly Caribbean getaway? Yes... it does exist. Curaçao awaits, and when you arrive, be sure to settle into the island's Pride host hotel, Floris Suite Hotel and Spa.