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FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, marchers carry signs with historical LGBTQ figures during the Queer Liberation March in New York. This year's Pride events were supposed to be a blowout as LGBTQ people the world over marked the 50th anniversary of the first parade to celebrate what were then the initial small steps in their ability to live openly, and to advocate for bigger victories. Now, Pride is largely taking a backseat, having been driven to the internet by the coronavirus pandemic and now by calls for racial equality that were renewed by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

LGBTQ Pride at 50: Focus shifts amid pandemic, racial unrest

Jun. 25, 2020 10:46 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — LGBTQ Pride is turning 50 this year a little short on its signature fanfare, after the coronavirus pandemic drove it to the internet and after calls for racial equality sparked by the killing of George Floyd further overtook it. Activists and organizers are using the intersection of...

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New this week: Neil Young, 'Miss Juneteenth,' Padma Lakshmi

Jun. 15, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES —“Miss Juneteenth”: In Channing Godfrey Peoples’ leisurely first feature, Turquise Jones (Nicole...

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 24-30

May. 18, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 24-30: May 24: Jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp is 83. Comedian Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong is 82. Musician Bob Dylan is 79. Actor Gary Burghoff (“MASH”) is 77. Singer Patti LaBelle is 76. Actress Priscilla Presley is 75. Country singer-songwriter Mike Reid...