LGBTQ News and More

Elton John to Play Glastonbury as Epic Tour Draws to Close

Elton John to Play Glastonbury as Epic Tour Draws to Close

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 3

Elton John is scheduled to perform at the Glastonbury Festival in June, in what organizers say will be his farewell show in Britain.

Influential Iraqi Cleric Launches Anti-LGBTQ Campaign

Influential Iraqi Cleric Launches Anti-LGBTQ Campaign

NEWS | By Abby Sewell and Anmar Khalil Kufa | Dec 3

An influential Iraqi cleric who announced his withdrawal from politics four months ago has broken a period of relative silence to launch an anti-LGBTQ campaign.

Sam Smith and Kim Petras Were Surprised at Their 'Unholy' Success

Sam Smith and Kim Petras Were Surprised at Their 'Unholy' Success

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Dec 2

Upon hearing seeing that the song topped the charts and earned a Grammy nomination, Petras said there was "a lot of crying."

Pedro Almodóvar's Gay Western Starring Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke to Premiere at Cannes

Pedro Almodóvar's Gay Western Starring Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke to Premiere at Cannes

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Dec 2

The director broke the news on Due Lipa's "At Your Service" podcast.

LGBTQ Chorus in Colorado Springs Unifies Community with Song

LGBTQ Chorus in Colorado Springs Unifies Community with Song

NEWS | By Jesse Bedayn | Dec 2

In the 13 days since the shooting, Colorado Springs' LGBTQ community has worked to collect itself and forge ahead. Members of Out Loud prepared for three sold-out concerts, their first performances since the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to cancel shows.

Flu Season Worsens as 44 States Report High Activity

Flu Season Worsens as 44 States Report High Activity

NEWS | By Mike Stobbe | Dec 2

The U.S. flu season keeps getting worse.

New York Film Critics Circle Names 'Tár' Best Picture

New York Film Critics Circle Names 'Tár' Best Picture

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Dec 2

The New York Film Critics Circle has named " Tár " as its best picture of the year, with Todd Field's contemporary drama about a renowned conductor and composer also nabbing best actress for Cate Blanchett's leading performance.

Brick by Brick, Nathan Sawaya Creates Lego Art

Brick by Brick, Nathan Sawaya Creates Lego Art

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 2

Nathan Sawaya has turned a childhood obsession of many into art. Using Lego pieces, he has created an alternate Lego universe that is currently on view in museums and galleries, including Boston where his show runs through next April.

Michael Cimino Shares Steamy Thirst Trap

Michael Cimino Shares Steamy Thirst Trap

ENTERTAINMENT | Dec 2

Actor Michael Cimino raised the temperature on social media Thursday with a steamy thirst trap showing off his ripped physique.

Supreme Court to Hear 'Free Speech' Case Denying Services to LGBTQ+ Customers

Supreme Court to Hear 'Free Speech' Case Denying Services to LGBTQ+ Customers

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 2

A case claiming that a wedding website designer should not be subjected to "compelled speech" by serving same-sex couples is headed to the Supreme Court. What precedent will the Court set?

News

Dems Move to Make South Carolina, not Iowa, 1st Voting State

Dems Move to Make South Carolina, not Iowa, 1st Voting State

NEWS | By Will Weissert | Dec 3

Democrats voted Friday to remove Iowa as the leadoff state on the presidential nominating calendar and replace it with South Carolina starting in 2024.

Entertainment

Robert Downey Jr. on One Last Film with his Dad, 'Sr.'

Robert Downey Jr. on One Last Film with his Dad, 'Sr.'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Dec 3

Robert Downey Jr. set out to make an objective portrait, a tribute to his father, the underground filmmaking maverick Robert Downey Sr. His dad had other plans.

Business

Congress Votes to Avert Rail Strike Amid Dire Warnings

Congress Votes to Avert Rail Strike Amid Dire Warnings

BUSINESS | By Kevin Freking and Josh Funk | Dec 2

Legislation to avert an economically ruinous freight rail strike won final approval in Congress on Thursday as lawmakers responded quickly to President Joe Biden's call for federal intervention.

Technology

FBI Director Raises National Security Concerns about TikTok

FBI Director Raises National Security Concerns about TikTok

TECHNOLOGY | By Eric Tucker | Dec 3

FBI Director Chris Wray is raising national security concerns about TikTok, warning Friday that control of the popular video sharing app is in the hands of a Chinese government "that doesn't share our values."

Finance

Biden Sees Economy Avoiding Recession, but Risks Remain

Biden Sees Economy Avoiding Recession, but Risks Remain

FINANCE | By Josh Boak and Aamer Madhani | Dec 3

President Joe Biden assured Americans on Friday the U.S. economy is chugging along in the holiday season, but the very strength of a new jobs report showed that high inflation remains a recession threat.

Cars

Tesla Delivers Electric Semis to PepsiCo at Nevada Factory

Tesla Delivers Electric Semis to PepsiCo at Nevada Factory

CARS | Dec 2

Tesla delivered its first electric semis to PepsiCo Thursday, more than three years after Elon Musk said his company would start making the trucks.

Style

Paul Labrecque's Holiday Grooming Guide

Paul Labrecque's Holiday Grooming Guide

STYLE | By Christopher Ehlers | Nov 29

One of Vanity Fair's Top 3 Stylists in the United States, Paul Labrecque has teamed up with EDGE this holiday season to bring you his picks for the best in holiday grooming and self-care.

Health/Fitness

FDA Reportedly Moving to End Blanket Blood Ban

FDA Reportedly Moving to End Blanket Blood Ban

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kilian Melloy | Dec 1

The Food and Drug Administration, which has in recent years relaxed a once-comprehensive ban on gay men donating blood, may be about to phase out the last vestige of that blanket restriction.

Travel

Hawaii Eruption Brings Tourism Boon During Slow Season

Hawaii Eruption Brings Tourism Boon During Slow Season

TRAVEL | By Andrew Selsky, Audrey McAvoy, and Haven Daley | Dec 2

The spectacle of incandescent lava spewing from Hawaii's Mauna Loa has drawn thousands of visitors and is turning into a tourism boon for this Big Island town near the world's largest volcano.

Nightlife

Spoiler Alert Red Carpet @ Skirball Center NYC :: November 29, 2022

Spoiler Alert Red Carpet @ Skirball Center NYC :: November 29, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Nov 30

The New York premiere of Spoiler Alert took place at NYU's Skirball Center. The romantic drama is based on the memoir Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies, featuring Jim Parsons, Ben Aldridge and Sally Field.