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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.

See How These 20 Celebrities Are Celebrating Pride on Instagram - Part 1

See How These 20 Celebrities Are Celebrating Pride on Instagram - Part 1

NEWS | Jun 12

Pride has never been more visible with more and more celebrities embracing LGBTQ culture. And with social media platforms like Instagram, they can express their solidarity or personal connection directly to their fans.

Watch: Cody Simpson Releases Training Video: 'I'm Back Living My Full Athletic Lifestyle.'

Watch: Cody Simpson Releases Training Video: 'I'm Back Living My Full Athletic Lifestyle.'

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 12

As he competes to join the Australian swim team at the upcoming Olympics, singer Cody Simpson shared with GQ his rigorous training regimen in a video.

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.

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: Ben Platt Explains Why It Took Him 5 Years To Start Dating BF Noah Galvin

Watch: Ben Platt Explains Why It Took Him 5 Years To Start Dating BF Noah Galvin

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 12

"Dear Evan Hansen" star Ben Platt admits it took him five years to understand his longtime friend Noah Galvin was "the guy" for him. "I was pretty dumb about it," Platt told Kelly Clarkson.

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."

News

5 Years After Pulse Shooting, the LGBTQ Gun Debate Grows in the Face of Escalating Threats, Bigotry

5 Years After Pulse Shooting, the LGBTQ Gun Debate Grows in the Face of Escalating Threats, Bigotry

NEWS | By Finbarr Toesland | Jun 12

In the wake of recent mass shootings and the five-year anniversary of the Pulse massacre, one might think that Americans — especially LGBTQ Americans — have had enough. They have. But many in the queer community are beyond protests and petitions.

Entertainment

Q-Music: LGBTQ Tunes for Pride 2021

Q-Music: LGBTQ Tunes for Pride 2021

ENTERTAINMENT | 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).

Business

Richard Branson Marks Opening of Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas

Richard Branson Marks Opening of Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas

BUSINESS | 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

TECHNOLOGY | 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

SPONSORED CONTENT | 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

CARS | 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

SPONSORED CONTENT | 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.

Health/Fitness

US Extends Expiration Dates for J&J Vaccines by 6 Weeks

US Extends Expiration Dates for J&J Vaccines by 6 Weeks

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Matthew Perrone | Jun 11

Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that U.S. regulators extended the expiration date on millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by six weeks.

Travel

San Francisco Roars Back 1920s-Style with Plenty of Queer Flair

San Francisco Roars Back 1920s-Style with Plenty of Queer Flair

TRAVEL | 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?

NIGHTLIFE | 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.