Sam Smith Makes Billboard History

6.25.2014

By Out.com Editors

...And 5 other things you need to know today

1. Sam Smith’s debut album, In the Lonely Hour, is a hit. Seems that soulful, dulcet voice is making him one of America’s favorite imports (with a little help from Mary J. Blige). 

2.  Utah's marriage ban was once again struck down. Hailed by activists as a major milestone, a federal appeals court has sided against the state's marriage ban.

3. Benedict Cumberbatch narrates Cristiano Ronaldo's life. The British actor will explain soccer to us in this football stud's documentary.

4. 25 LGBTQ films you really must see? We have our own list of the 50 Essential Gay Films, but this one at Fandor is pretty awesome, too.

5. Don't fret if you're looking for a hangout during New York City Pride. Over at Paper mag, Michael Musto has listed his top 30 gay bars of note.

6. Cutie Jay Brannan premiered a new music video today. "Blue-Haired Lady" is a "sparse and intimate song" from the gay singer-songwriter's new album, Always, Then, & Now.

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