Gay Providence: The Latest

Democratic Socialism Surging in the Age of Trump

Democratic Socialism Surging in the Age of Trump

NEWS | By Steve Peoples | Jul 21
There are 42 men and women running for offices at the federal, state and local levels this year with the formal endorsement of the Democratic Socialists of America, the organization says.

Michigan AG: State Law Does Not Prohibit LGBT Discrimination

Michigan AG: State Law Does Not Prohibit LGBT Discrimination

NEWS | By David Eggert | Jul 21
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said Friday that state law does not ban discrimination against LGBT people, declaring a commission's interpretation to be invalid.

A Lifelong Friendship Fuels the Chemistry of 'Blindspotting'

A Lifelong Friendship Fuels the Chemistry of 'Blindspotting'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jocelyn Noveck | Jul 21
With the opening this week of "Blindspotting," their Oakland, California-based, rap-infused feature film debut, the duo is earning buzz for the onscreen chemistry that gives the film its energy.

The Problem of Kavanaugh's Lengthy Paper Trail

The Problem of Kavanaugh's Lengthy Paper Trail

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro | Jul 21
Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a long record of judicial and executive branch service to recommend him as President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. And that's part of the problem in getting him confirmed by the Senate.

San Diego Pride Parade And Festival :: July 14-15, 2018

San Diego Pride Parade And Festival :: July 14-15, 2018

NIGHTLIFE | Jul 20
San Diego Pride brought thousands of people out to enjoy an awesome parade and festival, including art booths, a diverse assortment of vender's, and plenty of entertainment including a great performance by Jojo.

Contenders for Song of the Summer 2018

Contenders for Song of the Summer 2018

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 20
It's July and there are several tracks currently battling it out to be (unofficially) crowned Song of the Sumer 2018.

AP Source: Trump on Tape About Playmate Payment

AP Source: Trump on Tape About Playmate Payment

NEWS | By Erick Tucker | Jul 20
A person familiar with an investigation into President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says the attorney secretly recorded Trump discussing a payment to an ex-Playboy model who said she had an affair with him.

PYTA in the House! :: Theater Offensive's Evelyn Francis Talks Queer Youth Theater's Boston Conference

PYTA in the House! :: Theater Offensive's Evelyn Francis Talks Queer Youth Theater's Boston Conference

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 20
Boston's Theater Offensive hosts the ninth Pride Youth Theater Alliance conference. EDGE hears about PYTA, and the stories LGBTQ youth need to tell nationwide, from TTO Director of Programs - and PYTA cofounder - Evelyn Francis.

Revelations of US Cardinal Sex Abuse Force Pope's Hand

Revelations of US Cardinal Sex Abuse Force Pope's Hand

NEWS | By Nicole Winfield | Jul 20
Revelations that the most respected U.S. cardinal repeatedly sexually abused both boys and adult seminarians have raised questions about who in the Catholic Church hierarchy knew, and what Pope Francis is going to do about it.

Court: Law Doesn't Bar Sex-Orientation Discrimination on Job

Court: Law Doesn't Bar Sex-Orientation Discrimination on Job

NEWS | By Kate Brumback | Jul 20
A federal appeals court in Atlanta is reaffirming its decision that workers aren't protected against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.


News

Flake: GOP Needs to Stand Up to 'Untruths'

Flake: GOP Needs to Stand Up to 'Untruths'

POLITICS | Jul 20
Senator Jeff Flake says the GOP "needs to stand up more" to what he calls "untruths." His comments come after a member of his own party blocked a resolution he introduced that would have voiced support for the intelligence community.


Entertainment

 Review :: Peter Pan
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Review :: Peter Pan

THEATRE | By Wickham Boyle | Jul 17
As with much of this production, less would have been so much more. However, it was a treat to listen to this glorious, usually forgotten Bernstein score and to hear the words of J.M. Barrie.

Have You Watched Out Comic Hannah Gadsby's 'Game-Changing' Netflix Standup Special 'Nanette'?

Have You Watched Out Comic Hannah Gadsby's 'Game-Changing' Netflix Standup Special 'Nanette'?

TELEVISION | Jul 20
Out standup comedian Hannah Gadsby has been making headlines this month after her Netflix special "Nanette" debuted on the streaming service on June 20.


Business

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Offers Skewed View of Farm Trade

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Offers Skewed View of Farm Trade

LEGAL | By Calvin Woodward and Josh Boak | Jul 21
President Donald Trump is promoting a lopsided view of agricultural trade as he assails "bad (terrible) Trade Deals with other countries." Agriculture is actually a strong point for U.S. commerce.


Technology

Facebook Suspends Boston Analytics Firm over Data Usage

Facebook Suspends Boston Analytics Firm over Data Usage

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 21
Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data.


Style

Minnesota Helps Boy Keep His Hot Dog Business

Minnesota Helps Boy Keep His Hot Dog Business

FOOD/DRINK | Jul 20
A 13-year-old entrepreneur who was reported for operating a hot dog stand without a license is still in business thanks to Minnesota officials who could've shut him down.


Health/Fitness

Somali Girl Dies After Female Genital Mutilation

Somali Girl Dies After Female Genital Mutilation

INTERNATIONAL | Jul 20
A 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia, an activist said, a rare confirmed death in the country with the world's highest rate of the practice.


Travel

Hawaii Town Hopes Lava Tourism Will Bring Economic Relief

Hawaii Town Hopes Lava Tourism Will Bring Economic Relief

By Audrey McAvoy | Jul 20
Big Island businesses are calling for a lava viewing site, but authorities say they're finding it difficult to set one up while keeping people safe.


Nightlife

Oasis @ Pier 60 :: July 18, 2018

Oasis @ Pier 60 :: July 18, 2018

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jul 19
Oasis is the largest and most anticipated cocktail party of the season in NYC where hundreds schmooze, cocktail-in-hand on a perfect sunny afternoon. This year the party was hosted by Nico Tortorella and Asia O'Hara from RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10.