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At Pride, Celebrations Amid a Darker National Environment

At Pride, Celebrations Amid a Darker National Environment

By Deepti Hajela | Jun 24, 2022

LGBTQ Pride commemorations are grappling this year with a national environment of ramped-up legislative and rhetorical battles over sexual orientation and gender identity.

'Mermaiding' Attracts Trans, Gender-Fluid Fans

'Mermaiding' Attracts Trans, Gender-Fluid Fans

By Kristen Gelineau | Jun 23, 2022

Away from the critics and chaos of life on land, mer-world is the kinder, gentler and more joyful alternative to the real world. It is also a world, merfolk say, where you can be whoever and whatever you want.

Gay Twitter's 37 Best Tweets This Week

Gay Twitter's 37 Best Tweets This Week

By Jason St. Amand | Jun 22, 2022

This week's edition of Gay Twitter includes hilarious reactions to Ryan Gosling in the upcoming "Barbie" movie, Drake's new album, Beyoncé's new single and much more!

Adult Male Daddy Gets Props from Real Dad

Adult Male Daddy Gets Props from Real Dad

Jun 22, 2022

Adult male star Drew Valentino decided it was time to come clean to his parents about his porn career. He was surprised by how accepting his dad was.

How To Be A Real Ally For An LGBTQ+ Friend

How To Be A Real Ally For An LGBTQ+ Friend

Jun 14, 2022

How can you make sure you're being a wholesome, supportive ally to your LGBTQ+ friends? Let's take a look.

Nick Fitt Out of Falcon Studios After 'Gay for Pay' Debacle

Nick Fitt Out of Falcon Studios After 'Gay for Pay' Debacle

Jun 11, 2022

Falcon Studios is hiring a new head of production. This opening comes with the unexpected departure of Nick Fitt, who has only held the position for a few months.

Alison Bechdel Officially Gives 'Fire Island' a Pass Amid Uproar

Alison Bechdel Officially Gives 'Fire Island' a Pass Amid Uproar

By Emell Adolphus | Jun 11, 2022

Alison Bechdel, the cartoonist and creator of the Bechdel Test, steps into the social media storm about whether the film passes or fails her test.

The White Heteronormativity of Abercrombie & Fitch

The White Heteronormativity of Abercrombie & Fitch

By Nia Hunt | Jun 11, 2022

Most indicative of changing attitudes towards teen fashion is the current status of iconic 2000s brands as those which teenagers no longer wear.

The 'Old Gays' Blaze a Trail for LGBTQ+ Senior Living

The 'Old Gays' Blaze a Trail for LGBTQ+ Senior Living

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 5, 2022

The group of social media influencers who call themselves the "Old Gays" are among the American elders re-writing the script for life's later stages.

Exhibit of Famed Prehistoric Cave to Open in Marseille

Exhibit of Famed Prehistoric Cave to Open in Marseille

Jun 5, 2022

A permanent virtual exhibit of one of France's most famous prehistoric sites, the undersea Cosquer Cave, is set to open its doors as concerns grow that it could be completely inundated.

Summer in the Hamptons Kicks Off With Edith Windsor Benefit

Summer in the Hamptons Kicks Off With Edith Windsor Benefit

By William Kapfer | Jun 3, 2022

Summer in the Hamptons. It has always had a posh air about it — but the truth is far more nuanced. This summer season kicked off with a benefit for the Edie Windsor Healthcare Center that honored the LGBTQ+ hero.

'Don't Rush It' Advises BateWorld BateOff Challenger ProudBator

'Don't Rush It' Advises BateWorld BateOff Challenger ProudBator

By Steve Duffy | Jun 2, 2022

As "The Great BateWorld BateOff!" heads to June 17 climax, EDGE spoke to ProudBator. The NZ participant talked about how he found a community in BateWorld.

Company to Las Vegas Chapels: No More Elvis-Themed Weddings

Company to Las Vegas Chapels: No More Elvis-Themed Weddings

Jun 1, 2022

The licensing company that controls the name and image of "The King" is ordering Sin City chapel operators to stop using Elvis in themed ceremonies.

The Asian Canadian Gay Activist whose Theories on Sexuality were Decades Ahead of Their Time

The Asian Canadian Gay Activist whose Theories on Sexuality were Decades Ahead of Their Time

Jun 1, 2022

Historians are rediscovering one of the most important LGBTQ+ activists of the early 20th Century: Li Shiu Tong. He was at the center of the first wave of gay politics.

Gay Twitter's 33 Funniest Tweets This Week

Gay Twitter's 33 Funniest Tweets This Week

By Jason St. Amand | May 31, 2022

Check out our latest edition of Gay Twitter, a roundup of some of the funniest tweets from the past week, including reactions to the new season of "Stranger Things" and Sky Ferreira's new song.

Skating Star Scott Smith —His Journey to 'Cirque du Soleil Crystal'

Skating Star Scott Smith —His Journey to 'Cirque du Soleil Crystal'

By Steve Duffy | May 31, 2022

When Scott Smith comes to Boston's Agganis Arena this week in "Cirque du Soleil's Crystal," it will be a homecoming for the medal-winning skater. EDGE spoke to him about being part of the Cirque ice show.

'Anonymous' No More: Qatari Doctor Comes Out, Country's First

'Anonymous' No More: Qatari Doctor Comes Out, Country's First

May 29, 2022

A Qatari-born doctor, living in the U.S. came out, making him the first openly gay citizen from the country that punishes homosexuality.

From Mickey to the MCU and 'Star Wars,' Disney Offers Pride-Themed Merch

From Mickey to the MCU and 'Star Wars,' Disney Offers Pride-Themed Merch

By Kilian Melloy | May 28, 2022

Unbowed by the punitive actions of anti-LGBTQ+ Florida lawmakers, Disney has introduced a Pride-themed line of merchandise that spans the Magic Kingdom's entertainment empire.

Join the Pride Cup Team for onePulse Foundation's CommUNITY Rainbow Run/Walk

Join the Pride Cup Team for onePulse Foundation's CommUNITY Rainbow Run/Walk

May 23, 2022

The Pride Cup hopes to raise $49,000 in honor of the 49 victims killed in the Pulse nightclub mass shooting in 2016.

Say Gay! — at One Magical Weekend in Orlando

Say Gay! — at One Magical Weekend in Orlando

May 23, 2022

Gather your friends and let us introduce you to Orlando's most iconic weekend experience: Celebrate with us at One Magical Weekend in Orlando!

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