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A Year in 60 Secs: TikTok Lists Top Videos, Creators of 2020

A Year in 60 Secs: TikTok Lists Top Videos, Creators of 2020

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kristin M. Hall | Dec 2

From skateboarding to Fleetwood Mac to learning Cardi B's rump-shaking choreography, TikTok users got creative in a pandemic year with new songs, dances and memes in 60 seconds or less.

Canada: US Border Measures to Last Until Virus Under Control

Canada: US Border Measures to Last Until Virus Under Control

TRAVEL | By Rob Gillies | Dec 2

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday the ban on nonessential travel with the United States will not be lifted until COVID-19 is significantly more under control around the world.

People Magazine Reveals its '2020 People of the Year'

People Magazine Reveals its '2020 People of the Year'

NEWS | By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Dec 2

People magazine has named George Clooney, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Selena Gomez and Regina King as the "2020 People of the Year."

'Very Dark Couple of Weeks': Morgues and Hospitals Overflow

'Very Dark Couple of Weeks': Morgues and Hospitals Overflow

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Tammy Webber, Heather Hollingsworth | Dec 2

Amid the resurgence, states have begun reopening field hospitals to handle an influx of patients that is pushing health care systems — and their workers — to the breaking point.

2017 Ban on Local LGBT Ordinances Ends in North Carolina

2017 Ban on Local LGBT Ordinances Ends in North Carolina

NEWS | Dec 2

A 3 1/2-year ban on new local ordinances aimed at protecting LGBT rights in North Carolina expired Tuesday, prompting gay rights groups to urge the passage of such measures now.

UK Authorizes Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Emergency Use

UK Authorizes Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for Emergency Use

NEWS | By Lauran Neergaard, Danica Kirka | Dec 2

British officials authorized a COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on Wednesday, greenlighting the world's first shot against the virus that's backed by rigorous science and taking a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic.

Years After Coming Out, Gay Athletes Upset by Lack of Change

Years After Coming Out, Gay Athletes Upset by Lack of Change

NEWS | By Dennis Passa | Dec 2

Two former pro athletes are united in their disappointment that a higher proportion of gay athletes haven't come out, and that homophobic language on the sporting fields is still rife.

Anti-Gay Hungarian MEP Resigns After Gay Orgy Arrest, Lockdown Violation

Anti-Gay Hungarian MEP Resigns After Gay Orgy Arrest, Lockdown Violation

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 1

József Szájer has resigned from his position as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in Brussels, representing Hungary, after being caught attending a gay orgy.

Dan Levy Clarifies Comedy Central India's Censorship of 'Schitt's Creek' Gay Kiss

Dan Levy Clarifies Comedy Central India's Censorship of 'Schitt's Creek' Gay Kiss

NEWS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Dec 1

Dan Levy has clarified the controversy over a censored "Schitt's Creek" gay kiss.

SAGE Amplifies the Intersection of Aging and HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day

SAGE Amplifies the Intersection of Aging and HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day

NEWS | Dec 1

SAGE, the world's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ elders, is commemorating World AIDS Day by elevating the experiencing older people living with HIV and remembering those that the community has lost to AIDS.

News

UK Court Rules Against Clinic in Puberty Blocking Drugs Case

UK Court Rules Against Clinic in Puberty Blocking Drugs Case

NEWS | Dec 1

Britain's High Court ruled Tuesday that children under 16 years old who are considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be able to give informed consent to medical treatment involving drugs that delay puberty.

Business

How Pharma Money Colors Operation Warp Speed's Quest to Defeat COVID-19

How Pharma Money Colors Operation Warp Speed's Quest to Defeat COVID-19

BUSINESS | By Rachana Pradhan | Nov 30

Moderna board member Moncef Slaoui is playing a major role in Operation Warp Speed. But with options to buy more than 18,000 shares of the company, is it ethical?

Finance

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

Retirement Guide For LGBTQ Americans

FINANCE | By John Schmidt | Nov 30

More than 3 million LGBT Americans are currently over 50, and that number is estimated to more than double over the next decade as Baby Boomers ride in on a rainbow-hued silver wave. And retirement presents many special issues for them.

Cars

Hyundai, Kia Fined for Delaying U.S. Engine Failure Recalls

Hyundai, Kia Fined for Delaying U.S. Engine Failure Recalls

CARS | By Tom Krisher | Dec 1

Hyundai and Kia must pay $137 million in fines and safety improvements because they moved too slowly to recall over 1 million vehicles with engines that can fail.

Style

Cheers, Salud, Prost! Our Favorite Spirits Gifts of the Season

Cheers, Salud, Prost! Our Favorite Spirits Gifts of the Season

STYLE | Dec 2

EDGE searched high and low for our favorite libations of the season, unearthing an array of spirits (along with Instagram-worthy packaging) for the best liquor gifts of 2020.

Health/Fitness

Battles Won — and Lost — Against AIDS Hold Valuable Lessons for COVID-19

Battles Won — and Lost — Against AIDS Hold Valuable Lessons for COVID-19

Not since the HIV/AIDS pandemic of the 1990s have countries faced such a common health threat. This explains why UNAIDS has selected the theme "Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility" for this year's World AIDS Day.

Travel

Texas Virus Spread Even Puts Desert Artist Hub Marfa on Edge

Texas Virus Spread Even Puts Desert Artist Hub Marfa on Edge

TRAVEL | By Acacia Coronado, Paul J. Weber | Dec 2

Texas surpassed 9,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients Tuesday as the pandemic's spread threatened the Big Bend region near the desert artist hub of Marfa, where tourists continued visiting and officials urged people to stay home.

Nightlife

COVID Rules Dish Up McDonald's at London Gay Club, Patrons Mock Online

COVID Rules Dish Up McDonald's at London Gay Club, Patrons Mock Online

NIGHTLIFE | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 29

Saturdays at London's Heaven Nightclub are getting a little happier - at least, the meals are. New COVID rules say bars must serve "substantial meals" with drinks, and McDonald's is partnering with the club.