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Michigan Board Declines to Certify LGBTQ Rights Ballot Drive

Michigan Board Declines to Certify LGBTQ Rights Ballot Drive

NEWS | By David Eggert | Jul 27

The Michigan elections board on Monday declined to certify an LGBTQ-rights ballot drive after determining it did not submit enough valid voter signatures.

Review: Ledisi Honors Nina Simone at Hollywood Bowl Concert

Review: Ledisi Honors Nina Simone at Hollywood Bowl Concert

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Taft | Jul 27

Multiple Grammy nominee (and 2021 winner) Ledisi took control of the Hollywood Bowl stage on Saturday night to perform selections from her new album, "Ledisi Sings Nina," and honor the legendary Nina Simone.

Watch: Jack Whitehall Takes Pride in Portraying First Major Gay Disney Film Character

Watch: Jack Whitehall Takes Pride in Portraying First Major Gay Disney Film Character

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 27

British actor Jack Whitehall told Variety magazine he was "proud" of portraying the first openly gay major character in a Disney movie.

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn on Making 'Making the Cut' Happen During the Pandemic

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn on Making 'Making the Cut' Happen During the Pandemic

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Jul 27

When the pandemic hit, it looked like the globe-trotting, fashion competition series "Making the Cut" would be halted. But shrewd planning has brought it back. EDGE spoke to its co-hosts, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, about the show's second season.

New Gov't Initiative Tackles HIV at Local Level

New Gov't Initiative Tackles HIV at Local Level

NEWS | Jul 27

There may be new hope on the horizon for bringing the AIDS epidemic to a close: The Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, launched in 2019, takes a locality-based approach.

Designer Who Won't Make Same-Sex Wedding Websites Loses Case

Designer Who Won't Make Same-Sex Wedding Websites Loses Case

NEWS | By James Anderson | Jul 28

A U.S. appeals court has ruled against a web designer who didn't want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples and sued to challenge Colorado's anti-discrimination law.

Police: Attack on 14-Year-Old Dutch Girl May be LGBTQ-Linked

Police: Attack on 14-Year-Old Dutch Girl May be LGBTQ-Linked

NEWS | By Mike Corder | Jul 28

Police in Amsterdam said Tuesday that they are treating a brutal assault on a 14-year-old girl as a possible LGBTQ-related attack.

Out Political Donor Convicted of Offering Drugs for Sex; 2 Died

Out Political Donor Convicted of Offering Drugs for Sex; 2 Died

NEWS | By Stefanie Dazio | Jul 28

A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a wealthy California political donor on charges he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, leading to two deaths and other overdoses.

Fish-Out-of-Water Chasten Finds DC 'Almost Unaffordable' & 'Inauthentic'

Fish-Out-of-Water Chasten Finds DC 'Almost Unaffordable' & 'Inauthentic'

NEWS | Jul 28

Chasten Buttigieg was a hit on the campaign trail, but now that he's landed in DC he is something of a fish out of water.

Providence Fringe Festival Kicked Off With a Bang
Providence, RI

Providence Fringe Festival Kicked Off With a Bang

NEWS | By Will Demers | Jul 27

Since 2014, the Providence Fringe Festival has been giving local and out of town artists the opportunity to show their talents in the area's premier outdoor arts festival.

News

Why Olympic Beach Volleyball Players Wear Bikinis

Why Olympic Beach Volleyball Players Wear Bikinis

NEWS | By Jimmy Golen | Jul 28

Beach volleyball has been one of the most popular sports at the Summer Games since it was added in 1996. It has fast action, a party atmosphere and some telegenic American stars.

Business

Biden Administration Revises PrEP Guidelines — Insurers To Pay All Costs

Biden Administration Revises PrEP Guidelines — Insurers To Pay All Costs

BUSINESS | Jul 27

The Biden administration has announced that almost all health insurers must cover the HIV prevention pill, known as PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, with no cost sharing — including for the drug itself and, crucially, for clinic visits and lab tests.

Finance

Liz Weston: How to Have a Retirement Worth Saving For

Liz Weston: How to Have a Retirement Worth Saving For

FINANCE | By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Jul 27

Most advice about retirement planning focuses on how to save enough money to replace your paycheck. But work provides us with a lot more than income.

Cars

Tesla Reaches Milestone with First $1B Quarterly Profit

Tesla Reaches Milestone with First $1B Quarterly Profit

CARS | By Michael Liedtke | Jul 27

Tesla's quarterly profit has surpassed $1 billion for the first time thanks to the electric car pioneer's ability to navigate through a pandemic-driven computer chip shortage.

Style

What Are the 10 Most Instagrammable Desserts?

What Are the 10 Most Instagrammable Desserts?

STYLE | Jul 27

Whether we're craving cupcakes or cookies, most of us turn to Instagram to vicariously satisfy our sweet tooth. A new list reveals the world's most popular desserts.

Health/Fitness

CDC: Masks Indoors in US Where Cases Are Surging

CDC: Masks Indoors in US Where Cases Are Surging

HEALTH/FITNESS | Jul 27

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new recommendations that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.

Travel

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

TRAVEL | By Ivan Quintanilla | Jul 27

A gay Cuban American journalist returns to his childhood home of Miami to explore Little Havana's legacy and the impact of queer Cuban culture.

Nightlife

San Diego Pride Closing Party  #United We Groove :: July 18, 2021

San Diego Pride Closing Party #United We Groove :: July 18, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | Jul 21

Happy Dark Productions set sail on the San Diego Bay for their annual San Diego Pride closing party. Everyone danced the day and night away before headliner Todrick Hall closed out the night.