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2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

2021 Anti-Trans Murders Mount with Alarming Speed

NEWS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17
2020 was the deadliest year since the Human Rights Campaign began tracking murderous anti-trans violence in 2013, claiming 44 victims. 2021 is well on track to equal or surpass that grim total.

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

Same-Sex Couple Sues Aetna Over Fertility Treatment's 'LGBTQ+ Tax'

NEWS | Sep 17
Aetna is being sued by a lesbian couple who allege discrimination because the company requires higher out-of-pocket expenditures before covering fertility treatment for non-heterosexuals.

Parkland Shooting Survivor, Gun Activist Cameron Kasky Comes Out in Social Media Posts

Parkland Shooting Survivor, Gun Activist Cameron Kasky Comes Out in Social Media Posts

ENTERTAINMENT | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 17
Kasky came out in Sept. 13 social media posts on Instagram and Twitter that stated: "Hi, got a second? How about a minute? Alright great, I'm queer."

2 Charged with Murder of N Ireland Journalist Lyra McKee

2 Charged with Murder of N Ireland Journalist Lyra McKee

NEWS | Sep 17
Police have charged two men with the murder of Lyra McKee, a Northern Irish journalist shot dead as she covered rioting in Londonderry in 2019.

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

Florida Surpasses 50K COVID Deaths After Battling Delta Wave

NEWS | By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon | Sep 17
Florida surpassed 50,000 coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began, health officials reported Thursday, with more than one fourth of those succumbing this summer as the state battled a fierce surge in infections fueled by the delta variant.

Justice Department Reviewing Policies on Transgender Inmates

Justice Department Reviewing Policies on Transgender Inmates

NEWS | By Michael Balsamo and Mohamed Ibrahim | Sep 17
The Justice Department is reviewing its policies on housing transgender inmates in the federal prison system after protections for transgender prisoners were rolled back in the Trump administration, The Associated Press has learned.

'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' Streaming Seek Emmy Awards Glory

'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' Streaming Seek Emmy Awards Glory

ENTERTAINMENT | By Lynn Elber | Sep 17
The miniature statutes given at the Emmy Awards on Sunday can be an outsized boon to egos, careers and guessing games.

Gus Kenworthy Heads to Greece with Mystery Man, Thirst-Traps Reveal

Gus Kenworthy Heads to Greece with Mystery Man, Thirst-Traps Reveal

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 17
"Alexa, play 'Summer Lovin'' from the musical Greece!" Gus Kenworthy captioned his Instagram pics from his vacation in Greece.

Watch: Sondheim Makes Rare TV Appearance & Drops News of New Musical for Next Season

Watch: Sondheim Makes Rare TV Appearance & Drops News of New Musical for Next Season

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 17
Earlier this year it was announced that a long-delayed project by Stephen Sondheim based on Buñuel films would not happen; but the 91-year old told Stephen Colbert is on again.

Out on Film Announces GLAAD Sponsorship, Additional Films

Out on Film Announces GLAAD Sponsorship, Additional Films

ENTERTAINMENT | Sep 17
Out on Film announced late additions to the lineup of films for the 34th edition of the Atlanta-based LGBTQIA+ film festival, September 24-October 3.


News

Jane Powell, Hollywood Golden-Age Musicals Star, Dies at 92

Jane Powell, Hollywood Golden-Age Musicals Star, Dies at 92

OBITUARIES | Sep 16
Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood's golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and danced with Fred Astaire in "Royal Wedding," has died. She was 92.


Technology

Watch: 'Fierce Looks' Earn Australian Fly Species a RuPaul-Derived Name

Watch: 'Fierce Looks' Earn Australian Fly Species a RuPaul-Derived Name

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 15
An Australian entomologist has given the name Opaluma rupaul to a newly discovered species of soldier fly, a metallic-looking, rainbow insect he says earned the name for "serving fierce looks."


Finance

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

5 Ways to Rein in Impulse Spending

By Melissa Lambarena, NerdWallet | Sep 12
When the nonessentials threaten to put your finances in jeopardy, it's important to keep your financial goals on track. Here are five strategies to help you navigate impulse spending.


Cars

Edmunds Separates Fact from Fiction about Green Cars

Edmunds Separates Fact from Fiction about Green Cars

AUTO NEWS | By Mark Takahashi of Edmunds | Sep 11
With all the developments in the auto industry you may think your next car will be electric. The experts at Edmunds examin some of the most prevalent EV myths.


Style

Diner Leaves $10,000 Tip for Workers at Florida Restaurant

Diner Leaves $10,000 Tip for Workers at Florida Restaurant

FOOD/DRINK | Sep 17
A diner at a north Florida restaurant gathered the staff of 10 together to thank them for their hard work before leaving them a $10,000 tip to share.


Health/Fitness

White House Offers Nicki Minaj Call to Answer Vaccine Questions

White House Offers Nicki Minaj Call to Answer Vaccine Questions

CELEBRITIES | By Alexandra Jaffe | Sep 16
The White House offered to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration's doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper's erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence went viral.


Travel

Hotel Above Par's Brandon Berkson on How to Plan the Perfect Vacation

Hotel Above Par's Brandon Berkson on How to Plan the Perfect Vacation

By Merryn Johns | Sep 17
This fall, EDGE partners with Hotels Above Par to present a series of expert-curated guides to some of the world's best LGBTQ+-friendly hotels and destinations. To kick things off, we interview its founder Brandon Berkson.