LGBTQ News and More

Cuba Approves Same-Sex Marriage in Unusual Referendum

Cuba Approves Same-Sex Marriage in Unusual Referendum

NEWS | By Cristiana Mesquita | Sep 27

Cubans have approved a sweeping "family law" code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well as redefining rights for children and grandparents, officials said Monday.

Brandon Scott Jones: Playing a Closeted, Dead Colonial-Era Soldier Is a 'Wonderful Thing'

Brandon Scott Jones: Playing a Closeted, Dead Colonial-Era Soldier Is a 'Wonderful Thing'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Sep 27

On CBS's hit comedy "Ghosts," out actor Brandon Scott Jones plays one of the ghosts that haunts a couple in a country mansion they inherited. Jones is a Revolution-Era soldier who is in the closet. EDGE spoke to Jones about the role.

Transgender Deputy Suing Georgia County Goes to Trial
Pittsburgh, PA

Transgender Deputy Suing Georgia County Goes to Trial

NEWS | Sep 27

A sheriff's deputy returned to court Monday for a civil trial seeking monetary damages from the Georgia county that employs her after a federal judge ruled her bosses illegally denied the deputy health coverage for gender-confirmation surgery.

Shakira to Face Trial for Tax Fraud in Spain

Shakira to Face Trial for Tax Fraud in Spain

NEWS | Sep 27

A Spanish judge on Tuesday approved a trial for Colombian pop singer Shakira on charges of tax fraud.

Alaska Thunderf@#k 5000 Goes Filthy Red for New Album & Tour

Alaska [email protected]#k 5000 Goes Filthy Red for New Album & Tour

ENTERTAINMENT | By Steve Duffy | Sep 27

Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 just released a new album, "Red 4 Filth" & opened "DRAG: The Musical" in LA. That & an upcoming tour gave the "RPDR" winner much to talk about.

Gay Twitter Reacts to Rihanna Performing at Super Bowl Halftime Show

Gay Twitter Reacts to Rihanna Performing at Super Bowl Halftime Show

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 26

Rihanna's announcement that she'll be performing at the Super Bowl halftime show next year stopped Gay Twitter in its drafts.

'The Holiday Sitter' Will Be Hallmark's First LGBTQ Couple-Centered Christmas Film

'The Holiday Sitter' Will Be Hallmark's First LGBTQ Couple-Centered Christmas Film

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 26

Starring Jonathan Bennett and George Krissa, the film marks the Hallmark's first LGBTQ couple-centered Christmas film for its ever-popular holiday film season.

Watch: Netflix's 'Elite' Season 6 Coming in November

Watch: Netflix's 'Elite' Season 6 Coming in November

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Sep 26

Class is back in session for Netflix's Spanish team drama "Elite" on Friday, Nov. 18.

The Best Costume Ideas for Halloween 2022 (Part 1)

The Best Costume Ideas for Halloween 2022 (Part 1)

ENTERTAINMENT | By Max Tabiaat | Sep 26

With Halloween right around the corner, it's time to get your creativity flowing and plan who you'll be dressing up as. With nods to timeless classics, characters from popular shows, and some real-world icons, we'll have you looking fabulous this year.

15 Concerts to Catch this Fall and Beyond

15 Concerts to Catch this Fall and Beyond

ENTERTAINMENT | By Christopher Ehlers | Sep 26

Here are 15 concerts to catch as the days get shorter and the temperatures get lower.

News

Gay Rom-Com 'Bros' Won't be Distributed in the Middle East

Gay Rom-Com 'Bros' Won't be Distributed in the Middle East

NEWS | Sep 26

The Billy Eichner-penned rom-com — Hollywood's first with two out men in the leads — is preemptively canceling release in the Middle East due to cultural concerns.

Entertainment

Harrowing Film Tells of Las Vegas Shooting and Its Aftermath

Harrowing Film Tells of Las Vegas Shooting and Its Aftermath

ENTERTAINMENT | By David Bauder | Sep 27

A pair of cowboy boots that Ashley Hoff never thought she would see again helped unlock a powerful story about the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Business

Starbucks Says It Wants Union Bargaining to Begin

Starbucks Says It Wants Union Bargaining to Begin

BUSINESS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Sep 27

Starbucks said Monday that it wants to start contract negotiations next month at hundreds of U.S. stores that have voted to unionize.

Technology

UK: TikTok May Face Big Fine over Children's Data Protection

UK: TikTok May Face Big Fine over Children's Data Protection

TECHNOLOGY | Sep 27

TikTok could face a 27 million-pound ($29 million) fine in the U.K. over a possible breach of U.K. data protection law by failing to protect children's privacy when they are using the video-sharing platform.

Finance

Fed Officials Call for More Rate Hikes to Fight Inflation

Fed Officials Call for More Rate Hikes to Fight Inflation

FINANCE | By Christopher Rugaber | Sep 27

The Federal Reserve will have to keep boosting its benchmark interest rate to a point that raises unemployment and gets inflation down from unusually high levels, two officials said in separate remarks Monday.

Cars

GM spending $760M to Convert Toledo Factory to Make EV Parts

GM spending $760M to Convert Toledo Factory to Make EV Parts

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Sep 26

General Motors says it will spend $760 million to renovate its transmission factory in Toledo, Ohio, so it can build drive lines for electric vehicles.

Style

In Milan, Gucci, Sunnei, Missoni Focus on Transformation

In Milan, Gucci, Sunnei, Missoni Focus on Transformation

STYLE | By Colleen Barry | Sep 26

The Milan runway was all about transformation on Friday, the third day of Milan Fashion Week mostly womenswear previews for next spring and summer.

Health/Fitness

Teen Interest in Long-Lasting Birth Control Soars after Roe

Teen Interest in Long-Lasting Birth Control Soars after Roe

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Heather Hollingsworth | Sep 27

Experts say the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling appears to be accelerating a trend of increased birth control use among teens, including long-acting reversible forms like implants.

Travel

White House: New Rule will Show 'True Cost' of Plane Tickets

White House: New Rule will Show 'True Cost' of Plane Tickets

TRAVEL | By Seung Min Kim and David Koenig | Sep 27

President Joe Biden announced a new initiative Monday that would eventually allow consumers to see a more complete price on airline tickets — including baggage and change fees — before they buy.

Nightlife

Spunk Party 10th Anniversary @ Monster Bar NYC :: September 22, 2022

Spunk Party 10th Anniversary @ Monster Bar NYC :: September 22, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Sep 25

The Spunk party celebrated its 10th year anniversary at Monster Bar in NYC, with a lineup of sexy go-go dancers and drag queen hosts.