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First Look: Stars Begin Arriving for Emmy Awards

First Look: Stars Begin Arriving for Emmy Awards

ENTERTAINMENT | By Leanne Italie | Sep 19

Billy Porter, host Cedric the Entertainer and Nicole Byer were among the first to arrive at the 73rd annual Emmy Awards.

Thousands March in Ukraine for LGBTQ+ Rights

Thousands March in Ukraine for LGBTQ+ Rights

NEWS | Sep 19

Some 7,000 people gathered in Ukrainian capital on Sunday for the annual March for Equality to support the rights of the country's LGBTQ+ community.

This Gay Beach Is the World's 2nd-Best Skinny-Dipping Spot

This Gay Beach Is the World's 2nd-Best Skinny-Dipping Spot

TRAVEL | Sep 19

A beach popular with gay men in Italy has been named the world's second-best spot for skinny-dipping.

Watch: Nina West and Ginger Minj Chat 'Tammy Faye' with Jessica Chastain

Watch: Nina West and Ginger Minj Chat 'Tammy Faye' with Jessica Chastain

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 19

Nina West and Ginger Minj each sat down with Jessica Chastain to talk about her buzz-worthy role in "The Eyes of Tammy Faye."

Move Over, Shang-Chi: 9 Real-Life LGBTQ+ Asian American Superheroes

Move Over, Shang-Chi: 9 Real-Life LGBTQ+ Asian American Superheroes

ENTERTAINMENT | By Matthew Wexler | Sep 19

Palm strikes and ax kicks aren't necessary for these nine LGBTQ+ Asian Americans, whose real-life presence offers representation and inspiration for the next generation of queer youth.

As Global Tourism Rebounds, Who Controls the Narrative for LGBTQ+ Travel?

As Global Tourism Rebounds, Who Controls the Narrative for LGBTQ+ Travel?

NEWS | By Kelsy Chauvin | Sep 19

As one of the largest Pride events in the world descends upon Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmo, Sweden, experts reveal why and how certain destinations emerge as LGBTQ+ hotspots.

Singer David Hernandez Talks Getting Naked in Vegas (in a Musical)

Singer David Hernandez Talks Getting Naked in Vegas (in a Musical)

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Sep 19

Singer David Hernandez was shamed during his "American Idol" run after it was revealed he danced at a gay strip club. Now, 13 years later, he's dancing naked again in the Vegas show "Naked Boys Singing." EDGE spoke to him about his journey.

Watch: Before he Wore Met Gala Black Dress, Troye Sivan Rocked a Jockstrap

Watch: Before he Wore Met Gala Black Dress, Troye Sivan Rocked a Jockstrap

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 19

Before he wore his sexy ankle-length black dress for the Met Gala, Troye Sivan took some pics in his hotel room as he got ready and posted the snaps to Instagram.

Former Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Opens Up about Being the 'Token Gay'

Former Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Opens Up about Being the 'Token Gay'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 19

CNBC anchor Shepard Smith gave a few pointers for how LGTBQ+ professionals can deal with being "tokenized" at work. Rule #1: Use calm, concise, face to face communication.

Watch: Fired Gay Volleyball Coach Proves Need for Equality Act

Watch: Fired Gay Volleyball Coach Proves Need for Equality Act

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 19

Inoke Tonga was fired from Valor Christian High School after the school's campus pastor and athletic director told him said his openness about his sexuality "was a danger to be in front of the kids."

News

Democrats Push to Retool Health Care Programs for Millions

Democrats Push to Retool Health Care Programs for Millions

NEWS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Lisa Mascaro | Sep 19

The $3.5 trillion "Build Back Better" domestic agenda bill touches almost all aspects of American life, from taxes to climate change, but the health care components are a cornerstone for Democrats.

Entertainment

Both Supporting 'Mare of Easttown' Actors Win Emmys

Both Supporting 'Mare of Easttown' Actors Win Emmys

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 19

The sidekick and best friend of Easttown have each won an Emmy. Evan Peters won best supporting actor in a limited series or TV movie for HBO's "Mare of Easttown" on Sunday night, and Julianne Nicholson won best supporting actress for the show.

Technology

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

TECHNOLOGY | By Leanne Italie | Sep 15

There's a growing number of "grandfluencers," folks 70 and up who have amassed substantial followings on social media with the help of decades-younger fans, including TikTok stars @oldgays.

Finance

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

FINANCE | By Melissa Lambarena, NerdWallet | Sep 12

When the nonessentials threaten to put your finances in jeopardy, it's important to keep your financial goals on track. Here are five strategies to help you navigate impulse spending.

Cars

Edmunds Compares Volkswagen Golf GTI and Hyundai Veloster N

Edmunds Compares Volkswagen Golf GTI and Hyundai Veloster N

CARS | By Cameron Rogers, Edmunds | Sep 18

Which one of these hot hatches is the better buy? Edmunds' experts put the two speedy compacts head-to-head to determine a winner.

Style

Watch: You Can Now Buy a 'Queer Eye' Lego Set

Watch: You Can Now Buy a 'Queer Eye' Lego Set

STYLE | Sep 18

Lego revealed its fierce and fabulous new "Queer Eye" set, featuring minifigures of the Fab Five, Tan France, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, and Jonathan Van Ness.

Health/Fitness

When COVID Deaths Are Dismissed or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame and Anger

When COVID Deaths Are Dismissed or Stigmatized, Grief Is Mixed With Shame and Anger

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Brett Sholtis, WITF | Sep 18

Falsehoods and conspiracies have fostered a dismissive attitude about the coronavirus among many people in rural areas, causing strife among surviving family and loved ones.

Travel

Hotel Above Par's Brandon Berkson on How to Plan the Perfect Vacation

Hotel Above Par's Brandon Berkson on How to Plan the Perfect Vacation

TRAVEL | By Merryn Johns | Sep 18

This fall, EDGE partners with Hotels Above Par to present a series of expert-curated guides to some of the world's best LGBTQ+-friendly hotels and destinations. To kick things off, we interview its founder Brandon Berkson.