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Michaela Coel Joined 'Black Panther: 'Wakanda Forever' after Learning She Plays Queer Character

Michaela Coel Joined 'Black Panther: 'Wakanda Forever' after Learning She Plays Queer Character

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 7

The "I May Destroy You" star told Vogue that playing a queer character in such a popular franchise was an opportunity to address antigay sentiments and policies in Ghana, where her family is from.

Watch: Texas Woman Warns 'Hocus Pocus 2' Could Bring Hell to Your Living Room

Watch: Texas Woman Warns 'Hocus Pocus 2' Could Bring Hell to Your Living Room

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 7

A woman in Texas cautioned in a Facebook post that tuning in to "Hocus Pocus 2" could bring the Forces of Darkness — and maybe even the Gates of Hell — to your living room.

Shock, Questions after Gruesome Killing of Gay Palestinian

Shock, Questions after Gruesome Killing of Gay Palestinian

NEWS | By Isabel Debre | Oct 7

Accounts that the victim, Ahmad Abu Murkhiyeh, was a gay man who feared persecution for his sexuality and had sought asylum in Israel two years ago turned the terrible crime into a socially and politically explosive case.

Filmmaker Sally Potter Returns with New Short  'Look At Me' Starring Javier Bardem and Chris Rock

Filmmaker Sally Potter Returns with New Short 'Look At Me' Starring Javier Bardem and Chris Rock

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 7

Filmmaker Sally Potter ("Orlando") returns with a new short "Look At Me," starring Javier Bardem and Chris Rock.

Gay Twitter's 61 Best Tweets This Week

Gay Twitter's 61 Best Tweets This Week

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 7

This week's Gay Twitter includes more hilarious reactions to Billy Eichner's "Bros," Lena Dunham's gay Pride tweet, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey's upcoming collab and much more!

October in Orlando: It's Time to Come Out with Pride

October in Orlando: It's Time to Come Out with Pride

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 7

Orlando's Gay Days in June have firmly planted themselves on the national LGBTQ+ travel calendar — but somewhat lesser known to non-locals is October's exciting annual Orlando Pride celebration.

'Bros' Stars Talk About the 'Butt Rig' Sex Scene You Didn't See

'Bros' Stars Talk About the 'Butt Rig' Sex Scene You Didn't See

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 7

Not everything made it into Billy Eichner's major studio gay rom-com, such as a wild sex scene that required a $30,000 "butt rig."

Judy Tenuta, Brash 'Love Goddess' Comedian, Dies at 72

Judy Tenuta, Brash 'Love Goddess' Comedian, Dies at 72

NEWS | By Lynn Elber | Oct 7

Judy Tenuta, a brash standup who cheekily styled herself as the "Love Goddess" and toured with George Carlin as she built her career in the 1980s golden age of comedy, died Thursday. She was 72.

Watch: JoJo Siwa Raps About her 'Gay Awakening' in Hilarious TikTok

Watch: JoJo Siwa Raps About her 'Gay Awakening' in Hilarious TikTok

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 7

JoJo Siwa has opened up about which cultural bread crumbs led her toward the discovery that she's gay, and what experience clinched the realization.

Review: 'Hellraiser' is a Puzzle Box with Familiar Combinations

Review: 'Hellraiser' is a Puzzle Box with Familiar Combinations

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 7

This 11th installment in the long-running franchise brings back familiar tropes (as well as creator Clive Barker), but offers something new: Trans actor Jamie Clayton as the iconic Pinhead.

Business

Peloton to Cut 500 Jobs as Turnaround Efforts Continue

Peloton to Cut 500 Jobs as Turnaround Efforts Continue

BUSINESS | By Michelle Chapman | Oct 7

Peloton is cutting hundreds of jobs in a corporate reorganization of its stalled business as the pandemic-related surge ebbs.

Technology

Hospital Chain Attack Part of Ongoing Cybersecurity Concerns

Hospital Chain Attack Part of Ongoing Cybersecurity Concerns

TECHNOLOGY | By Kathleen Foody and Kimberlee Kruesi | Oct 7

Diverted ambulances. Cancer treatment delayed. Electronic health records offline. These are just some of ripple effects of an apparent cyberattack on a major nonprofit health system.

Finance

Can Biden Save Democracy One U.S. Factory Job at a Time?

Can Biden Save Democracy One U.S. Factory Job at a Time?

FINANCE | By Josh Boak | Oct 5

President Joe Biden is working to create a manufacturing revival — even helping to put factory jobs in Republican territory under the belief it can restore faith in U.S. democracy.

Cars

Biden Pledge to Make Federal Fleet Electric Faces Slow Start

Biden Pledge to Make Federal Fleet Electric Faces Slow Start

CARS | By Hope Yen, Matthew Daly, and David Sharp | Oct 3

Biden last year directed the U.S. government to purchase only American-made, zero-emission passenger cars by 2027 and electric versions of other vehicles by 2035.

Style

Jared Leto to Play Chanel Designer Karl Lagerfeld in Biopic

Jared Leto to Play Chanel Designer Karl Lagerfeld in Biopic

STYLE | By Emell Adolphus | Oct 6

Academy Award-winner Jared Leto will don the Chanel boots and gloves of the legendary artistic director and fashion designer in an upcoming biopic.

Health/Fitness

Oklahoma Governor Urges Action on Anti-Transgender Medicine

Oklahoma Governor Urges Action on Anti-Transgender Medicine

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Sean Murphy | Oct 5

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Tuesday targeting medical treatments for transgender youth and called on the GOP-controlled Legislature to impose a statewide ban when it returns in February.

Travel

Travel: Berlin and Dresden — Bouncing Back, Post Pandemic

Travel: Berlin and Dresden — Bouncing Back, Post Pandemic

TRAVEL | By David Perry | Oct 6

EDGE's David Perry visited Berlin and Dresden and delivers this post-pandemic travel update about two destinations with much to offer the LGBTQ+ tourist.