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Miley Cyrus Reaches Out to DaBaby Amid Homophonic Comments Controversy

Miley Cyrus Reaches Out to DaBaby Amid Homophonic Comments Controversy

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 5

LGBTQ+ advocate and out pop star Miley Cyrus is reaching out to rapper DaBaby amid his ongoing controversy around anti-gay comments he recently made, which cost him several live gigs at music festivals, including Lollapalooza and the Governors Ball.

Shai Vanderpump Shot, Killed in NJ, 32nd Trans Murder of 2021

Shai Vanderpump Shot, Killed in NJ, 32nd Trans Murder of 2021

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 5

Trans equality advocate Shai Vanderpump, 23, was shot and killed in Trenton, New Jersey on July 30. Her murder was the 32nd known incident of deadly anti-trans violence this year.

'Little Louganis' Jordan Windle Ready for his Olympic Dive

'Little Louganis' Jordan Windle Ready for his Olympic Dive

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 5

American Olympic diver Jordan Windle — dubbed "Little Louganis" for the famed out athlete who mentored him — is ready for his shot at Olympic gold, and his gay dad will be cheering him on.

Broadway, Hollywood Costumes Go on Exhibit in Heart of NYC

Broadway, Hollywood Costumes Go on Exhibit in Heart of NYC

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Aug 5

Most Broadway stages may still be dark, but there's a place in Times Square where the costumes shine.

'Trauma as his Shield': Cuomo's Apology, Defense Criticized

'Trauma as his Shield': Cuomo's Apology, Defense Criticized

NEWS | By Jocelyn Noveck and Mallika Sen | Aug 5

He said his actions had been misconstrued, his words misunderstood. He said it was cultural: He hugs, he kisses, he says "Ciao, bella." He said it was generational: Sometimes he lapses into "honey" or "sweetheart" or tells bad jokes.

Sleuths in Spain Sniff Out Ibiza's Illegal COVID-19 Parties

Sleuths in Spain Sniff Out Ibiza's Illegal COVID-19 Parties

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 5

Some of the summer hires on the Mediterranean party island of Ibiza are different this year: they include private detectives posing as tourists who tip off police about illegal parties during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Can You Get 'Long COVID' if Infected After Vaccination?

Can You Get 'Long COVID' if Infected After Vaccination?

NEWS | By Lindsey Tanner | Aug 5

It's unclear, but researchers are studying the chances of long-term symptoms developing in anyone who might get infected after vaccination.

Watch: Melbourne Muscular Therapies Seduces with Gratuitous Glute Massage

Watch: Melbourne Muscular Therapies Seduces with Gratuitous Glute Massage

NEWS | Aug 5

Released in late July, the company's deep glute massage video has been viewed more than 355,000 times. See why.

Who Will Die in Premiere of 'And Just Like That?'

Who Will Die in Premiere of 'And Just Like That?'

ENTERTAINMENT | Aug 4

Expect a major player from "And Just Like That," the "Sex and the City" reboot, to be killed off on the first episode of the new HBO Max series.

Reviews: @ the Hollywood Bowl — Cynthia Erivo & 'Princess Bride in Concert'

Reviews: @ the Hollywood Bowl — Cynthia Erivo & 'Princess Bride in Concert'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kevin Taft | Aug 4

The summer season at the Hollywood Bowl continued with Cynthia Erivo and a presentation of the classic fantasy "The Princess Bride" in concert.

News

US Plans to Require COVID-19 Shots for Foreign Travelers

US Plans to Require COVID-19 Shots for Foreign Travelers

NEWS | By Zeke Miller | Aug 5

The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all foreign visitors to the U.S. to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, a White House official said.

Business

Watch: Married Same-Sex Couple Say Burger King Workers Harassed, Threatened Them

Watch: Married Same-Sex Couple Say Burger King Workers Harassed, Threatened Them

BUSINESS | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 4

A married couple claims they were harassed with anti-gay slurs and threatened by Burger King employees in Salida, California. They've since reported the incident to the police.

Technology

Dating Changed During the Pandemic; Apps are Following Suit

Dating Changed During the Pandemic; Apps are Following Suit

TECHNOLOGY | By Urooba Jamal | Aug 3

Despite the social distancing of the past 18 months, the use of dating apps in general has surged as people sought connections amid their isolation and dating apps are responding by rolling out new features.

Finance

Don't Want a Vaccine? Be Prepared to Pay More for Insurance

Don't Want a Vaccine? Be Prepared to Pay More for Insurance

FINANCE | By Elisabeth Rosenthal, Glenn Kramon | Aug 5

In 2020, before covid vaccines, most major private insurers waived patient payments — from coinsurance to deductibles — for covid treatment. But many if not most have allowed that policy to lapse.

Cars

Henry Ford Museum's New Exhibit Celebrates Motorsports

Henry Ford Museum's New Exhibit Celebrates Motorsports

CARS | By Jenna Fryer | Aug 4

The national landmark museum, founded in 1929 by the creator of the Model T and father of Ford Motor Co., houses some of the most historic items in U.S. history.

Style

Smells Like Summer: Our Favorite New Scents of the Season

Smells Like Summer: Our Favorite New Scents of the Season

STYLE | By Andrew Villagomez | Aug 4

New summer scents have arrived just in time for your next snuggle session. Remember, a little goes a long way. Here are EDGE's top picks for the best summer fragrances of 2021.

Health/Fitness

Delta Variant Upends Politicians' COVID Calculus

Delta Variant Upends Politicians' COVID Calculus

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Zeke Miller | Aug 4

President Joe Biden's administration drew up a strategy to contain one coronavirus strain, then another showed up that's much more contagious.

Travel

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

Two Homelands Converge for LGBTQ Cuban Americans in Miami's Little Havana

TRAVEL | By Ivan Quintanilla | Aug 4

A gay Cuban American journalist returns to his childhood home of Miami to explore Little Havana's legacy and the impact of queer Cuban culture.

Nightlife

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park Chicago :: July 29-August 1, 2021

Lollapalooza @ Grant Park Chicago :: July 29-August 1, 2021

NIGHTLIFE | Aug 2

Lollapalooza returned to Chicago in Grant Park to celebrate 30 years as a music festival. LGBTQIA+ representation was not only in the crowd, but the performers as well.