Gay Las Vegas: The Latest

Anal Swab COVID Tests Are a Real Thing, and Tourists Aren't Happy

Anal Swab COVID Tests Are a Real Thing, and Tourists Aren't Happy

NEWS | Mar 4
China is using anal swab COVID testing for some international arrivals but foreign governments like Japan, South Korea and the U.S. aren't taking the news sitting down, Forbes reports.

Tonywatch: Aaron Tveit Rides a Roller Coaster of a Year

Tonywatch: Aaron Tveit Rides a Roller Coaster of a Year

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Mar 4
Even in a crazy year with so many ups and downs, consider the last 12 months of Aaron Tveit.

2021 Berlin Film Fest Diary: Entry 1 - A Bit of Everything

2021 Berlin Film Fest Diary: Entry 1 - A Bit of Everything

ENTERTAINMENT | By C.J. Prince | Mar 4
EDGE contributor C.J. Prince wades through the virtual 2021 Berlin Film Festival and breaks down some of the event's unexpected offerings.

Out US Rep. Torres to Reintroduce Bill for Data Collection of LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

Out US Rep. Torres to Reintroduce Bill for Data Collection of LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Mar 4
Out U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres of New York said that he would reintroduce a bill requiring data collection about LGBTQ-owned businesses, and called the measure "a natural complement to the Equality Act."

House Passes Sweeping Voting Rights Bill Over GOP Opposition

House Passes Sweeping Voting Rights Bill Over GOP Opposition

NEWS | By Brian Slodysko | Mar 4
House Democrats passed sweeping voting and ethics legislation over unanimous Republican opposition, advancing to the Senate what would be the largest overhaul of the U.S. election law in at least a generation.

Chinese Court Upholds Textbook Calling Homosexuality a 'Psychological Disorder'

Chinese Court Upholds Textbook Calling Homosexuality a 'Psychological Disorder'

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Mar 4
A Chinese court ruled that a textbook may refer to homosexuality as a "psychological disorder," despite its Psychiatric Association delisting homosexuality as a pathological condition in 2001.

Take These 7 Precautions Before And During Your Next Trip

Take These 7 Precautions Before And During Your Next Trip

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Chauncey Crail, Contributor, and Dia Adams, Editor | Mar 4
Even when there isn't a global pandemic, there are safety precautions you can take while traveling to help protect yourself and your companions.

Gold Miner: Singer-Songwriter Melissa Carper

Gold Miner: Singer-Songwriter Melissa Carper

ARTS & CULTURE | By Gregg Shapiro | Mar 4
There's so much to recommend about the dazzling new album by out singer/songwriter Melissa Carper, it's hard to know where to begin. Carper's distinctive vocal style transcends a single genre description.

Billie Jean King Memoir 'All In' to be Published in August

Billie Jean King Memoir 'All In' to be Published in August

NEWS | Mar 4
Billie Jean King has a memoir coming this summer, and she calls it a journey to her "authentic self."

No Flat for You!: Italian Landlord Yanks Apartment Offer after Finding Out Man is Gay

No Flat for You!: Italian Landlord Yanks Apartment Offer after Finding Out Man is Gay

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Mar 4
A 30-year-old Italian man who was set to move back to his home town from Rome had the door slammed in his face when the landlord of the apartment he planned to move into found out he was gay.


News

Canada Vaccine Panel Recommends 4 Months Between COVID Doses

Canada Vaccine Panel Recommends 4 Months Between COVID Doses

INTERNATIONAL | By Rob Gillies | Mar 4
A national panel of vaccine experts in Canada recommended Wednesday that provinces extend the interval between the two doses of a COVID-19 shot to four months to quickly inoculate more people.


Entertainment

Review: 'Coming 2 America' is Tired Sequel Fare

Review: 'Coming 2 America' is Tired Sequel Fare

MOVIES | By Padraic Maroney | Mar 4
33 years after the release of "Coming to America" a sequel is made. Unfortunately...it feels like a holdover from a previous time that has already passed.


Technology

In Latest Test Flight, SpaceX Starship Explodes on Impact

In Latest Test Flight, SpaceX Starship Explodes on Impact

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Mar 4
SpaceX's futuristic Starship looked like it aced a touchdown Wednesday, but then exploded on the landing pad with so much force that it was hurled into the air.


Finance

President Biden's Plan To Change Credit Reporting And Scoring

President Biden's Plan To Change Credit Reporting And Scoring

By Michelle Black, Contributor and Caroline Lupini, Editor | Mar 3
If President Biden has his way, he will create a public credit reporting agency (CRA) to compete with the three major credit bureaus and maybe one day replace them altogether.


Style

Watch: Milan Fashion Week's Best Menswear

Watch: Milan Fashion Week's Best Menswear

FASHION | By Matthew Wexler | Mar 4
From Prada's Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada partnership to Fendi's dramatic silhouettes in a neutral palette, Milan proved, once again, that nothing can hold back fashion.


Health/Fitness

Biden Stands by May Timeline for Vaccines for All US Adults

Biden Stands by May Timeline for Vaccines for All US Adults

NATIONAL | By Zeke Miller, Linda A. Johnson and Jonathan Lemire | Mar 3
President Joe Biden said the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by the end of May — two months earlier than anticipated.


Travel

Others Test, Check, Trace: Mexico Lets Tourists in Speedily

Others Test, Check, Trace: Mexico Lets Tourists in Speedily

Mar 4
Even as other countries institute airport testing, tracing and mandatory isolation, Mexican authorities bragged Wednesday about the speed with which they let tourists exit the terminal at the resort of Cancun.


Nightlife

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

SF Queer Bar Virgil's is Permanently Closing

BARS | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Feb 26
Virgil's Sea Room, a queer bar that opened in 2013 in the Mission District of San Francisco, is permanently closing.