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Hey, Ponies! Happy Flag Day! We’re not sure what is the “proper” way to celebrate Flag Day, but we’re pretty sure it’s an excuse to leave your Pride flag waving from the balcony. Take today and make it an extension of last weekend. More rainbows always! Also, a ton of fun things below, including Baltimore Pride this weekend. Time to rally, and get back out there!

We threw a Pride party, and our photo team took some amazing photos of it.

The Caps had a parade, and our photo team took some amazing photos of it, as well.

• Katalina Mayorga, founder of El Camino Travel, might have one of the dreamiest jobs in our Dream Job series.

Petal has the newest entry in our Dream Jukebox series. When was the last time you listened to Death Cab?

Pow Pow makes veganism appealing.

• RADIORADIORADIO: Listen to BYT radio! Hosted by Brandon Wetherbee, it streams every Thursday at noon. Listen live. Subscribe on iTunes. Sometimes we do toasts.

SOCIAL MEDIA BONUS: tag all your Instagram stuff #BYThings (@brightestyoungthings) and get a chance to shine on OUR Instagram feed too.

• JUST ANNOUNCED: SAAM & BYT Present UNSEENSTERS After Hours! July 13! Yeasayer DJ set! Open Bar! Amazing exhibition! Tickets now available!

• JUST ANNOUNCED: The Bentzen Ball Podcast Studio returns to the District of Comedy Festival July 20 and 21! Tickets on now available!

• OCTOBER 25-28! Get ready for the 2018 edition of Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival – curated by Tig Notaro, produced by us, enjoyed by all of you. Phoebe Robinson! Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher! Amanda Seales! Michelle Buteau! Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness! Lincoln All Access Passes ARE SOLD OUT. Tig tickets now on sale and going very fast

Stay in the loop and follow us on Facebook & Twitter & Instagram. Use #BYThings too. Get excited!

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