1. Adele is going to be honored by Queen Elizabeth II. The NME reports that she will be awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her contributions to music and the arts on Thursday. The singer will be honored with the tittle Miss Adele Adkins MBE.
2. The apartment of Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange) was destroyed last night in a fire. Dev lost all of his possessions and his puppy Cupid. If you’re a fan or would just like to support Dev, the mother of Dev’s girlfriend, Samantha Urbani, has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money.
3. It looks like there won’t be a happily ever after for the Fairy Tale Lounge. According to DNA Info’s Mathew Katz, the nightspot, which the local residents considered a nuisance for hosting loud parties and playing porn that was visible from the street, was raided by the NYPD early Saturday morning. The club was shut down temporarily for operating without a liquor license, though they still held the second anniversary party that night in defiance of the law. The club’s liquor license ran out in November, the same month in which Community Board 4, whose purview extends through Hell’s Kitchen and much of Manhattan's West side, begged the State Liquor Authority not to renew the club’s license.
4. Laura Jane Grace, the transwoman who is the lead singer of the punk band Against Me!, told her story of transition on BBC Radio 1 yesterday. Paris Lees interviewed the punk rock frontwoman and the radio doc also features the story of young trans people in Britian. It is a must hear.
5. Guess what. Facebook's gonna suck a whole lot more!
6. Jonathan and Dwayne Beebe-Franqui, a gay military couple, got engaged at the historic 2012 Uniformed Military March at San Diego Pride. It went from a madcap engagement to a heartfelt and utterly moving wedding ceremony in the April of this year. Check out the video below: