LA Pride, Barbra Streisand, Vigils, The Abbey, Frank Langella, Cuba: NEWS

LOS ANGELES. Carly Rae Jepsen and Hailee Seinfeld closed out LA Pride on Sunday night.

TONYS. Barbra Streisand made her first appearance at the Tonys in 46 years last night. 

HATE SPEECH. The connection between right-wing nuts and the Orlando shooting: “Every anti-gay politician, every bigoted preacher, every self-hating bully has blood on his hands.  Make no mistake about it, the shooting in Orlando which targeted the LGBT community was the end result of decades of anti-gay hate speech and gay bashings.”

SEARCHING FOR A SILVER LINING. Comparing the firebombing of New Orleans’ Upstairs Lounge in 1973 and the attack on the Pulse: “…it’s worth noting that hope and progress, however fragile, are also present today. We can take some solace in that. When those 32 people died in New Orleans, law enforcement officials did not respond with the humanity and professionalism we saw in Orlando last night. No flags were lowered in their honor and no elected official, least of all the President of the United States, offered condolences to their families and the LGBT community.”

BEAUTIFUL DISTRACTION. Male Model Monday hunk, Gilberto Fritsch. 

PRIMARY. On Sunday, Bernie Sanders announced he would not concede the Democratic campaign. 

#WEAREORLANDO. Vigils held around the world for victims of Orlando shootings. 

CONGRESS. Gay congressional candidate Bob Poe (FL) comes out as HIV-positive: “Poe says that he was diagnosed with HIV 18 years ago, but until now had only shared that with a few family members. He says he’s making it public now because of a recent encounter with a woman who is also HIV-positive.”


WEST HOLLYWOOD. Iconic bar The Abbey considering hiring armed guards to protect patrons: ““It’s something we’re looking at moving forward. We’re going to talk more with the sheriff and City Hall to figure out the appropriate safety precautions.”

CELEBRITY SIGHTING. Modern Family‘s Ed O’Neil didn’t recognize Britney Spears when he met her.

ICYMI. Frank Langella gave a moving speech at the Tonys on Sunday in honor of the victims of the Orlando shooting.


CUBA. Commercial airlines cleared for takeoff to Cuba: “American and five other U.S. airlines received U.S. Department of Transportation approval Friday for the first regularly scheduled flights to Cuba in more than half a century.”

A WELL REGULATED MILITIA. Gun shop owner who sold the Orlando shooter the guns he used to kill 49 people spoke out today.


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