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Watch: Is the Conservative-backed Grindr-like App 'The Right Stuff' All Wrong?

Watch: Is the Conservative-backed Grindr-like App 'The Right Stuff' All Wrong?

NEWS | By Emell Adolphus | Aug 15

Backed by gay conservative tech billionaire Peter Thiel, an app called The Right Stuff app aims to bring together right-wing conservatives for love and political ideologies.

Ex-Mr. Gay World Hit With Gag Order Over Resignation

Ex-Mr. Gay World Hit With Gag Order Over Resignation

NEWS | Aug 15

Former Mr. Gay World South Africa pageant winner Louw Breytenbach was slapped with a suit by the Mr. Gay World Foundation last week over a statement he made over his short tenure as a winner.

Ted Cruz Claims Elizabeth Warren 'Might Have a Penis'

Ted Cruz Claims Elizabeth Warren 'Might Have a Penis'

NEWS | Aug 15

Senator Ted Cruz has joked fellow Senator Elizabeth Warren "might have a penis" because "in today's Democrat Party, how do we know she doesn't?"

Three Dead, One Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Outside Chicago Gay Bar

Three Dead, One Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Outside Chicago Gay Bar

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 15

Reports and social media posts say that three gay Black men were killed and a fourth seriously injured by a car that struck them as they stood outside a gay bar in Chicago.

Out Rock Icon Melissa Etheridge Announces Solo Off-Broadway Show

Out Rock Icon Melissa Etheridge Announces Solo Off-Broadway Show

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Aug 15

Rocker Melissa Etheridge has found a new stage: The Grammy- and Oscar-winner will unveil a solo show mixing her music and stories off-Broadway.

So-Called 'Don't Say Gay' Law Confuses Some Florida Schools

So-Called 'Don't Say Gay' Law Confuses Some Florida Schools

NEWS | By Anthony Izaguirre and Adriana Gomez Licon | Aug 15

Some Florida schools have moved library books and debated changing textbooks in response to a law critics call "Don't Say Gay" — and some teachers have worried that family pictures on their desks could get them in trouble.

Britain Says Monkeypox Outbreak 'Shows Signs of Slowing'

Britain Says Monkeypox Outbreak 'Shows Signs of Slowing'

NEWS | Aug 15

British health officials say the monkeypox outbreak across the country "shows signs of slowing" but that it's still too soon to know if the decline will be maintained.

Gay Black Students at Ole Miss 'Terrified' in Wake of Killing

Gay Black Students at Ole Miss 'Terrified' in Wake of Killing

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 15

More than a month after what prosecutors say was the July murder of out gay student Jimmie Lee and the arrest of a suspect, other gay Black students at the University of Mississippi remain "terrified" of returning to the school.

In Major Leading Role, Theo Germaine Discusses Authenticity in 'They/Them'

In Major Leading Role, Theo Germaine Discusses Authenticity in 'They/Them'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 15

Trans, non-binary actor Theo Germaine is a rising young actor to watch. In John Logan's "They/Them," they play a teen being sent to a conversion therapy camp where a serial killer lurks. EDGE spoke to Germaine about their first starring role.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Sues over Church's Unauthorized, Anti-Gay 'Hamilton'

Lin-Manuel Miranda Sues over Church's Unauthorized, Anti-Gay 'Hamilton'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 15

Lin-Manuel Miranda has initiated legal proceedings against a Texas church that put on an unauthorized, anti-gay production of his hit musical, "Hamilton."

News

WNBA's Brittney Griner Appeals Her Russian Prison Sentence

WNBA's Brittney Griner Appeals Her Russian Prison Sentence

NEWS | By Jim Hentz | Aug 15

Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, Russian news agencies reported, in a case denounced by the United States that could lead to a high-profile prisoner swap.

Business

Companies Facing First Tax on Stock Buybacks in Biden Bill

Companies Facing First Tax on Stock Buybacks in Biden Bill

BUSINESS | By Marcy Gordon | Aug 16

Democrats have pulled off a quiet first in their just-passed legislation addressing climate change and health care: The creation of a tax on stock buybacks, a cherished tool of Corporate America.

Technology

New Climate Deal Spurs Hopes of More Carbon Storage Projects

New Climate Deal Spurs Hopes of More Carbon Storage Projects

TECHNOLOGY | By Mead Gruver | Aug 16

The concept known as carbon storage has long been touted as an answer to global warming that preserves the energy industry's burning of fossil fuels to generate electricity.

Finance

Expanded IRS Free-file System One Step Closer in Dems' Bill

Expanded IRS Free-file System One Step Closer in Dems' Bill

FINANCE | By Fatima Hussein | Aug 13

The flagship climate change and health care bill soon to be signed by President Joe Biden will bring U.S. taxpayers one step closer to a government-operated electronic free-file tax return system.

Cars

Edmunds: How to Mitigate or Avoid Dealer Markups

Edmunds: How to Mitigate or Avoid Dealer Markups

CARS | By Ronald Montoya of Edmunds | Aug 13

Edmunds experts what you can expect from dealerships for the remainder of 2022 and offers tips on getting the best deal.

Style

Kraft Heinz Recalling Contaminated Capri Sun Juice Pouches

Kraft Heinz Recalling Contaminated Capri Sun Juice Pouches

STYLE | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Aug 16

Kraft Heinz is recalling thousands of pouches of Capri Sun after some cleaning solution accidentally mixed with the juice on a production line.

Health/Fitness

New Study Disproves Anti-Trans Right's Theory of 'Social Contagion'

New Study Disproves Anti-Trans Right's Theory of 'Social Contagion'

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 14

A new study published in the prestigious medical journal Pediatrics disproves the claim from anti-LGBTQ+ pundits and politicians that youth identify as transgender out of peer pressure.

Travel

Hidden Treasures in Asheville's Least Hidden Hotel

Hidden Treasures in Asheville's Least Hidden Hotel

TRAVEL | By Brandon Schultz | Aug 13

The Grove Park Inn is known as the other spectacular resort in Asheville, NC. While it is well-known, it has numerous hidden treasures.

Nightlife

Anti Violence Project Pink Party In The Pines :: August 6, 2022

Anti Violence Project Pink Party In The Pines :: August 6, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 8

The Anti Violence Project threw The Pink Party, celebrating the lives and victories of the LGBTQ community in Fire Island Pines, complete with drag performances by Shequida, Egypt and Nutwater, and featuring DJ Matty Glitterati.