HOMOCON. Anti-LGBT Newt Gingrich to headline Log Cabin Republicans event: “Gingrich told The Washington Examiner that his speech will “focus on national security and issues that bring us together” – a suggestion he’ll steer clear of divisive debates over same-sex marriage or transgender restrooms.”
ISIS. Donald Trump now says that he was being sarcastic when he described President Obama as the founder of the Islamic State.
MOVIES. Trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ WWII spy drama Allied starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard.
LGBT RIGHTS. Young Americans show overwhelming support for LGBT rights: “According to the findings, 92 percent of young adults support HIV and AIDs prevention, 90 percent support equal employment, and 80 percent support LGBT adoption. Across racial and ethnic groups, broad majorities support training police on transgender issues, government support for organizations for LGBT youth and insurance coverage for transgender health issues.”
HISTORY. Michael Phelps won his 22nd gold medal.
ONE LAST TIME. And Phelps and long-time rival Ryan Lochte shared one last race together.
MISSISSIPPI. Anti-LGBT hate bill HB 1523 remains blocked while appeal proceeds: “The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday that it would not immediately remove the block that U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves put on House Bill 1523 moments before it was to become law July 1.”
FUTBOL. US Women’s soccer team defeated by Sweden at 2016 Olympics.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS. Trump says, “If I lose, I don’t think you will ever see me again.” Please let this be true.
SQUIRRELCESE. Squirrel steals Go Pro, captures incredible footage.
CANADA. $104 million class-action lawsuit filed over distribution of anti-gay literature at Toronto Pride parade.
MAKING A MURDERER. Brendan Dassey, subject of Netflix documentary, has his conviction overturned.
FRIDAY FEELS. In case you’re missing men’s gymnastics, Manrique Larduet is here for you. Though a medal favorite, Larduet injured his ankle at the games.