LGBTQ News and More

'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.

Queerness is Different in 2022, Says 'QAF' Producer and Writer Jaclyn Moore

Queerness is Different in 2022, Says 'QAF' Producer and Writer Jaclyn Moore

ENTERTAINMENT | Jun 29

At first, writer/producer Jaclyn Moore didn't want to be part the "QAF" reboot; then the trans activist read the script. Read on to find out she signed on.

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.

Out 'Mean Girls' Actor Daniel Franzese Opens Up about Enduring Conversion Therapy

Out 'Mean Girls' Actor Daniel Franzese Opens Up about Enduring Conversion Therapy

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 29

"Mean Girls" star Daniel Franzese opened up about enduring conversion therapy in a fruitless bid to turn himself straight.

Olympic Swimming Champ Dan Jervis Comes Out, Looks Forward to Being Role Model

Olympic Swimming Champ Dan Jervis Comes Out, Looks Forward to Being Role Model

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Jun 29

Welsh Olympic swimming champ Dan Jervis has come out as gay, recounting that, "For so long, I hated who I was" — but now he's found self-acceptance and happiness in himself.

Anti-Black, Gay, Asian Bias Fuel California Hate Crime Surge

Anti-Black, Gay, Asian Bias Fuel California Hate Crime Surge

NEWS | Jun 29

Hate crimes driven by homophobia and racism resulted in a 33% surge in reported incidents in California last year.

DeBose, Kotsur, Eilish Among 397 Invited to Film Academy

DeBose, Kotsur, Eilish Among 397 Invited to Film Academy

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lindsey Bahr | Jun 29

Recent Oscar winners Ariana DeBose, Troy Kotsur and Billie Eilish are among the 397 individuals who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

News

US Officials Announce More Steps Against Monkeypox Outbreak

US Officials Announce More Steps Against Monkeypox Outbreak

NEWS | By Mike Stobbe | Jun 28

Reacting to a surprising and growing monkeypox outbreak, U.S. health officials on Tuesday expanded the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus.

Entertainment

Review: 'Out Of Sight' Deserves 'Classic' Status

Review: 'Out Of Sight' Deserves 'Classic' Status

ENTERTAINMENT | By Frank J. Avella | Jun 29

The two leads that give the work its true sparkle, with Clooney proving his movie star magnetism and Lopez his equal. Both are seductive and savvy.

Business

FTC Sues Walmart for Scammers' Use of Money Transfer Unit

FTC Sues Walmart for Scammers' Use of Money Transfer Unit

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Jun 29

The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that it has sued Walmart for allegedly allowing its money transfer services to be used by scam artists who stole "hundreds of millions of dollars" from customers.

Cars

China's Baidu Races Waymo, GM to Develop Self-Driving Cars

China's Baidu Races Waymo, GM to Develop Self-Driving Cars

CARS | By Joe McDonald | Jun 29

Baidu is China's highest-profile competitor in a multibillion-dollar race with rival autonomous vehicle developers including Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo and General Motors Co.'s Cruise.

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.

Nightlife

NYC Pride March Part Two :: June 26, 2022

NYC Pride March Part Two :: June 26, 2022

NIGHTLIFE | Jun 29

There was so much going on at this year's NYC Pride March that we could not fit it all into one album. We hope enjoy part two from this fantastic parade.