LGBTQ News and More

Germany Plans to Ease Rules for Formal Changes of Gender

Germany Plans to Ease Rules for Formal Changes of Gender

NEWS | By Geir Moulson | Jun 30

The German government on Thursday presented plans to make it easier for transgender people to formally change their name and gender, ending decades-old rules that require them to get expert assessments and a court's authorization.

Buttigieg Launches $1B Pilot to Build Racial Equity in Roads

Buttigieg Launches $1B Pilot to Build Racial Equity in Roads

NEWS | By Hope Yen | Jun 30

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a Lot to Celebrate

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a Lot to Celebrate

NEWS | By Jessica Gresko | Jun 30

Last week, as he marked his 74th birthday, Clarence Thomas achieved two long-sought goals: expanding gun rights and overturning Roe v. Wade 's nationwide protection for abortion.

Disney's 'Wizards Of Waverly Place' Star Now OnlyFans Hunk

Disney's 'Wizards Of Waverly Place' Star Now OnlyFans Hunk

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 30

Former Disney actor Dan Benson, who starred on the Selena Gomez series "Wizards of Waverly Place," is now all grown up and making magic of his own on OnlyFans.

Watch: Orlando Bloom's Rigorous Workout Routine Pays Off

Watch: Orlando Bloom's Rigorous Workout Routine Pays Off

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 29

Orlando Bloom often posts shirtless selfies, and, as his recent feature IG workout post shows the buff 45-year-old has plenty of reason to do so.

Jonathan Groff Fondly Remembers His First Gay Kiss

Jonathan Groff Fondly Remembers His First Gay Kiss

ENTERTAINMENT | By Emell Adolphus | Jun 29

Jonathan Groff fondly looks back on his first gay kiss at 19. Groff received it from a guy he had a crush on in his hometown.

'Cheer Live' Star James Thomas — Living His Truth with Plenty of Back-Flips

'Cheer Live' Star James Thomas — Living His Truth with Plenty of Back-Flips

NEWS | By Steve Duffy | Jun 29

Cheerleading is having a moment thanks to Monica Aldama's Netflix docuseries "Cheer" Now the show is coming to a venue near you. EDGE spoke to cast member James Thomas about living his truth while doing backflips.

Denver Zoo's Same-Sex Love Birds Break Up

Denver Zoo's Same-Sex Love Birds Break Up

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 29

It's bad news for Pride month: Freddie Mercury and Lance Bass have broken up. Not THE Freddie Mercury and Lance Bass, of course, but their flamingo namesakes at the Denver Zoo.

Rainbow Road Trip: The Ultimate Green Mountain Adventure

Rainbow Road Trip: The Ultimate Green Mountain Adventure

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 29

Few destinations throughout the United States have been as progressive, welcoming and humble about their LGBTQ+ heritage and presence as the picturesque state of Vermont. Well... pack a weekender; it's time to head to the Green Mountain State.

Honoring Our Past — While Fortifying Our Future

Honoring Our Past — While Fortifying Our Future

NEWS | By Dr. William Kapfer | Jun 29

Last week, history was made with the groundbreaking of the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center in New York City. Dr. William Kapfer, who participated in the event, writes about its importance.

News

Norway: Pride Attack Suspect Still Won't Talk to Police

Norway: Pride Attack Suspect Still Won't Talk to Police

NEWS | Jun 29

A man held over a suspected Islamist deadly weekend shooting ahead of an LGBTQ festival in Oslo is still refusing to talk to police, making it hard to establish whether he had any accomplices, Norwegian authorities said Wednesday.

Entertainment

Book Smart, Swift Part: The Lavender Tube on Supreme Evils, 'The Book of Queer' & 'Tom Swift'

Book Smart, Swift Part: The Lavender Tube on Supreme Evils, 'The Book of Queer' & 'Tom Swift'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Victoria A. Brownworth | Jun 30

The new CW series features a gay Black billionaire's adventures; 'The Book of Queer' blends comedy and music with LGBTQ history; drag star Vanjie's looking for love, and the Roe v. Wade overturn crashes the news.

Business

Amazon, Rite Aid Cap Purchase of Emergency Contraceptives

Amazon, Rite Aid Cap Purchase of Emergency Contraceptives

BUSINESS | By Haleluya Hadero | Jun 30

Amazon is limiting how many emergency contraceptives consumers can buy, joining other retailers who put in place similar caps following the Supreme Court decision overruling Roe v. Wade.

Technology

New NHTSA Chief: Agency to Scrutinize Auto-Driver Technology

New NHTSA Chief: Agency to Scrutinize Auto-Driver Technology

TECHNOLOGY | By Tom Krisher | Jun 30

The new head of the government's road safety agency says it will intensify efforts to understand the risks posed by automated vehicle technology so it can decide what regulations may be necessary.

Cars

Nissan Recalls about 323K SUVs; Hoods Can Open Unexpectedly

Nissan Recalls about 323K SUVs; Hoods Can Open Unexpectedly

CARS | Jun 30

Nissan is recalling nearly 323,000 Pathfinder SUVs in the U.S. because the hoods can unexpectedly fly open and block the driver's view.

Style

Marc Jacobs Finds his Nietzsche at the NY Public Library

Marc Jacobs Finds his Nietzsche at the NY Public Library

STYLE | By Jocelyn Noveck | Jun 28

It's not every designer who can pull off framing a fashion show around a quote from Nietzsche. But Marc Jacobs has always had an outsized flair for drama.

Health/Fitness

FDA Advisers Recommend Updating COVID Booster Shots for Fall

FDA Advisers Recommend Updating COVID Booster Shots for Fall

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Lauran Neergaard and Matthew Perrone | Jun 29

At least some U.S. adults may get updated COVID-19 shots this fall, as government advisers voted Tuesday that it's time to tweak booster doses to better match the most recent virus variants.

Travel

Merger Vote at Spirit Could Reshape Discount Airline Market

Merger Vote at Spirit Could Reshape Discount Airline Market

TRAVEL | By David Koenig | Jun 30

The prospect of a takeover of Spirit Airlines threatens to upend the cheap-fare end of the industry much like a series of mergers among big airlines reduced choices for travelers.

Nightlife

Pride Bear Blast @ Brass Monkey NYC :: June 26, 2022

Pride Bear Blast @ Brass Monkey NYC :: June 26, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 29

Robert Valin's Bear Blast was the absolutely perfect way to end Pride Week in NYC. DJ's Chauncey and Jonny Mack's happy beats kept the furry crowd dancing well into the night.