Free prom dress plea ‘hit a chord’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPupils felt uneasy about attending their school prom without a gown Three years ago Maesteg Comprehensive School held its first “prom” party for its year 11 students to celebrate finishing their GCSEs. Head teacher Helen Jones thought the new tradition imported from America was “fantastic” – but it also created a problem when they realised a pupil was not going to attend because of the cost of the outfit. “It becomes an overwhelming experience for a lot of our children, particularly girls, with the pressure to look their very best,” she said. “It can run into hundreds [of pounds], if not thousands, and that’s something that I never wanted to encourage.” So …

Brandi Chastain’s Iconic Sports Bra Finally Gets The Honor It Deserves

Brandi Chastain’s moment of blasting in the winning kick and ripping off her shirt in unbridled glee Women’s World Cup history. In an interview with “I did put it at the bottom of my sports bra pile,” Chastain said. “When I got lazy, I will admit to wearing it.” Chastain’s heroics in a penalty shootout against China on July 10, 1999, sealed the Americans’ second World Cup title. Her jubilation became a symbol of triumph. Chastain eventually gave the bra to a museum that folded, but she was able to recover it. It hangs framed in her house. As the Americans among the favorites, Chastain’s spontaneous joy still reverberates 20 years later. Momentary insanity, nothing more, nothing less,” Chastain said. …

Meghan Markle Joins Prince Harry For First Royal Event Since Archie’s Birth

Duchess of Sussex on Saturday made her first official public royal appearance since introducing newborn son Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, in a horse-drawn carriage at the annual Trooping the Colour celebration that marks The first-time parents were joined in the carriage by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and his father, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, rode on horseback. The queen arrived in a carriage by herself. Her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was not in attendance. He The annual ceremony in Horse Guards Parade in London’s Whitehall included an inspection of the troops by the queen. Members of the royal family later returned to Buckingham Palace, from where …

Fans Think Meghan Markle’s Newest Bling Might Be A Push Present From Harry

Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Is Meghan Markle’s Eternity Ring A Push Present? People On Twitter Have A Theory By Chelsea Stewart 5 hours ago At this point, I’m sure you’re aware that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have welcomed their first child (and if not, where have you been?!). After spending a few weeks away from the spotlight, Markle made her first public post-birth appearance on Saturday, June 8, sporting a jewel that had fans guessing is a push present from her beau. So, Meghan Markle’s eternity ring a push present? Prince Harry certainly didn’t disappoint if it is. For now, though, there’s no official confirmation on whether the ring is a push present. Elite Daily reached out to …

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert review the glamour of New York

The Eat, Pray, Love authors romp through 1940s Manhattan is a glorious, multilayered celebration of womanhood There are some writers who are destined to be judged on one outlandish success.Robert Galbraith for nothing. But when your name is Elizabeth Gilbert and that book is A Signature of All Things, its so true to life in places including real historical figures in the story that it occasionally feels like pastiche. Elizabeth Gilbert Photograph: ddp USA/REX Shutterstock But Gilbert is nothing if not emotionally intuitive, and while City of Girls is unquestionably a sexy, glamorous romp, its similarities with vaudeville end there. The plot bristles with moral intent: Vivians fall, when it inevitably comes, is complete and damning and utterly gendered, its …

Philadelphia’s First Openly Gay Deputy Sheriff Found Dead Ahead Of Pride Parade

Philadelphia’s first openly deputy sheriff apparently died by suicide just before the city’s annual Dante Austin, 27, was found dead from what authorities said appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his desk inside the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office early Friday. LGBTQ community liaison, Sheriff Jewell Williams said in  “This is a tragedy for the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Austin’s family and the local LGBTQ community,” Williams said. “Dante was a person who believed in and cared about everybody.”  Austin was hired in November 2013 after earning the highest score on the deputy sheriff’s exam and was scheduled to be promoted to sergeant on July 1, Williams said. Members of Philadelphia’s LGBTQ community and their allies mourned Austin’s death as the city …

McDonald’s Is Accepting International Cash For 1 Day To Help You Score Worldwide Treats

McDonald’s The McDonald’s International Currency Exchange Will Help You Score Worldwide Faves By Amanda Fama 10 hours ago If you have a wallet full of spare international bills from your recent vacay, I have good news for you. The McDonald’s International Currency Exchange is taking place in June, which means you’ll be able to put your extra money to use. The official exchange — which is scheduled for Thursday, June 6 — will let McDonald’s customers trade their foreign currency for something on the Worldwide Favorites menu. If you haven’t heard about McDonald’s Worldwide Favorites, I’ll give you the lowdown. McDonald’s’ wanderlust-inducing Worldwide Favorites menu features a selection of, well, “worldwide favorite” menu items from across the globe. Those selections include …

These Pretty Ros Bottles Are Perfect For National Ros Day Parties

JNSQ/Courtesy of USUAL 8 Pretty Rose Bottles For An Instagram-Worthy National Rose Day Celebration By Amanda Fama 22 hours ago Cheers, everyone! National Rosé Day is here, and that means rooftop season has *officially* commenced. In preparation for the boozy holiday — which falls on Saturday, June 8 — you’re probably scanning the shelves for Insta-worthy bottles to pop open with your friends. Thankfully, there are of options that you can choose from that are available online and in stores. To make your search for the prettiest rosé bottles a little simpler, I’ve rounded up a few cute ones. Maybe they’ll inspire you to grab a gorgeous bottle and snap some photos for the ‘Gram while you’re sipping throughout the …

Starbucks Is Doing Something Amazing With Lady Gaga’s Foundation For Pride Month

Courtesy of Starbucks Starbucks’ 2019 Pride Partnership With The Born This Way Foundation Is *Everything* By Amanda Fama 5 hours ago Pride Month is here, y’all, and organizations across the nation are already spreading the love. As you probably know, Starbucks is one of them. Leading up to June 2019, the company released limited-edition rainbow tumblers that say “LOVE” (they’re so cute) — and now, the coffee haven has an exciting partnership up its sleeve. In case you missed it, Starbucks’ 2019 partnership with the Born This Way Foundation is here to help raise money for the LGBTQIA+ community. One of the coolest parts about the partnership is that you can get involved. Before I tell you you can get involved, …

The best sports documentaries on Netflix

If you’re looking for30 for 30on Netflix, you’re out of luck. While select documentaries were once available to stream on-demand, the entire series has been pulled from the service. If you want to , you’ll need a subscription to . (You can learn more .) But Netflix does offer plenty of thrilling sports documentaries for your consideration.You won’t findNature Boy, but you can dig into the gloriousGLOW: The Story of the Glorious Ladies of Wrestling, which looks into the ’80s wrestling federation that inspired the hit Netflix series. You can’t streamNo Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, but Netflix carries Showtime’s 2014 documentary on the former Philadelphia 76ers star. Likewise, in lieu ofChasing Tysonand42 to 1, there’s a 2008 documentary …

Kylie Jenner Reveals Stormi Webster Is ‘100% Okay’ After Being Hospitalized For An Allergic Reaction – Perez Hilton

Kylie Jenner spent her Sunday in the hospital with daughter Stormi Webster, making the reveal on her Instagram Story. Sharing a new picture of her cuddling the little girl, the Kylie Cosmetics founder explained to her followers that her only child had suffered an allergic reaction. Video: Kylie Jenner Says Jordyn Woods ‘F**ked Up’ In New ‘KUWTK’ Trailer — Watch! Her text read: “Spent the day in the hospital with my baby. She had an allergic reaction but is 100% okay now and we are home. Nothing else matters when these things happen. God bless all the moms with sick babies. I’m sending so much love and positive energy your way.” You can ch-ch-check out Kylie’s post (below): Thankfully, Stormi …

How To Plan Your Wedding Without Going Insane Betches

Personally, I’ve adopted the old lady perspective. You know, the rambunctious old lady with purple speckled hair yelling at some poor bastard while shaking a bony finger? Her. She is everything. We’d be apologizing, while that old lady is speaking her mind unapologetically. And there’s beauty in that. She’s old, with zero f*cks to give, because she’s learned that it’s a hell of a lot easier to let sh*t go and stop apologizing. So, what if we adopted the “old lady” perspective in life and in wedding planning? The zero f*cks perspective? The stop apologizing perspective? Oh my God, imagine the possibilities. 1. Stop Apologizing if i had a dollar for every time i cursed while planning my wedding, i’d …

Vulnerable and Exposed: NXIVM Slave Says Founder Tied Her Up and Humiliated Her During Sexual Assault

A former sex slave in the alleged cult NXIVM told a jury on Friday that leader Keith Raniere blindfolded her and bound her to a table where she was sexually assaulted by another slave. During the assault, she said Raniere walked around the table, making demeaning comments about her. He told me to get on the table, and he tied my legs and wrist, said the woman, identified by prosecutors only as Nicole, in Brooklyn federal court. The somebody started going down on me. I was trying to process what was happening and then Keith started talking and I was so confused. Then I realized somebody was in the room. Raniere, 58, is Raniere and brand themselves with his initials …

Prince Louis Pulls Off The Cutest Royal Wave And Melts Everyone’s Hearts

Keystone via Getty Images Trooping the Colour ceremony that celebrates the monarch’s official birthday. Samir Hussein via Getty Images Samir Hussein via Getty Images Check out more photos from the ceremony here: SIPA USA/PA Images The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London on Saturday. Gareth Fuller – PA Images via Getty Images Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, joined Prince Harry and Meghan in the carriage. ASSOCIATED PRESS It was the Duchess of Sussex’s first royal engagement since the birth of her son. Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment Duchess of Sussex. ASSOCIATED PRESS Queen Elizabeth II rode in a carriage to attend the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony. Karwai Tang via Getty …

Obama v Doma: how gay Americans marched towards equality

From Joe Bidens unplanned endorsement to a White House lit by the rainbow flag, LGBTQ Americans lived through three extraordinary years On 6 May 2012, Joe Biden went on Meet the Press to followed the lead of his vice-president. In 1996, Bill Clinton had signed the Defense of Marriage Act (Doma) in the middle of the night because he thought that was necessary to ensure his re-election. Now a new Democratic president had embraced the push for equality as a political plus, especially with the younger voters who were so important to his success. Obama said that even the Republican college students he had met were very clear about sexual orientation: They believe in equality. He also suggested the benefits …