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How 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Helps Turn Queens into Marketing Matriarchs

How 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Helps Turn Queens into Marketing Matriarchs

CELEBRITIES | By Dan Allen | Jan 7
Since its launch, "RuPaul's Drag Race" has transformed the art of drag into a marketing juggernaut — and a multi-faceted, multi-million-dollar industry.

Queering the Classics: How Artists are Reclaiming Iconic Works Through an LGBTQ Lens

Queering the Classics: How Artists are Reclaiming Iconic Works Through an LGBTQ Lens

CULTURE | By Naveen Kumar | Dec 23
LGBTQ interventions on canonical works can carry significant cultural weight, moving the dial on how audiences think about the world and queer people's lasting place in it.

The 10 Biggest LGBTQ Culture Stories of 2021

The 10 Biggest LGBTQ Culture Stories of 2021

NATIONAL | Dec 16
Some of the best queer and ally journalists in the industry contributed to EDGE this year on broad range of topics from culture and politics to LGBTQ+ advancements across a variety of industries.

'Big Tobacco' Companies Leave Legacy of High LGBTQ Smoking Rates

'Big Tobacco' Companies Leave Legacy of High LGBTQ Smoking Rates

NATIONAL | By Finbarr Toesland | Dec 7
The LGBTQ+ community has one of the highest smoking rates among disparity populations. Decades of target marketing by 'Big Tobacco' companies is a major contributing factor.

A Call for Change as Queerphobia Runs Rampant in the US Prison System

A Call for Change as Queerphobia Runs Rampant in the US Prison System

CRIME | By Finbarr Toesland | Nov 3
The LGBTQ+ community is disproportionally affected by the U.S. prison system, but a crusade for change is underway.

Gay Magazines and the Evolution of Male Erotica

Gay Magazines and the Evolution of Male Erotica

CULTURE | By Jim Gladstone | Oct 8
Male erotica is making a comeback, though our definition of what's hot trades objectification for real-life sensuality.

As Global Tourism Rebounds, Who Controls the Narrative for LGBTQ+ Travel?

As Global Tourism Rebounds, Who Controls the Narrative for LGBTQ+ Travel?

INTERNATIONAL | By Kelsy Chauvin | Aug 13
As one of the largest Pride events in the world descends upon Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmo, Sweden, experts reveal why and how certain destinations emerge as LGBTQ+ hotspots.

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

Sexual Racism Isn't a 'Preference' — It's Systemic

NATIONAL | By Naveen Kumar | Jul 30
The idea that sexual desire might be understood as mere preference — like a favorite ice cream flavor — is reductive. "Just a preference" is a familiar and reflexive shield for what experts call racialized sexual discrimination.

The Unicorn Is Real: Defying the Myth of Bisexuality

The Unicorn Is Real: Defying the Myth of Bisexuality

NATIONAL | By Lauren Emily Whalen | Jul 16
"I have dogs and cats, so maybe that sets me up for bisexuality very well," jokes Margaret Cho. Our attitudes about where the "B" fits in LGBTQ is a hot topic in the queer community and beyond.

Changing the Game: How Small Studios and Creators are Raising the Bar for LGBTQ Representation

Changing the Game: How Small Studios and Creators are Raising the Bar for LGBTQ Representation

VIDEO GAMES | By Kate Gray | Jun 25
The gaming industry is the latest big business to face a diversity reckoning, with independent creators and publishers advocating for LGBTQ inclusion.

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