Gay Austin: The Latest

Elton John: 'Magic and Joy Were Lost' in Lion King Remake

Elton John: 'Magic and Joy Were Lost' in Lion King Remake

ENTERTAINMENT | By Sam Cronin | Oct 16
Elton John, co-writer of the chart-topping 1994 Lion King soundtrack, called the new 2019 version a "huge disappointment" in an interview with GQ. Check out the rest of his comments here.

Mormon Church Opposes Utah LGBTQ 'Conversion Therapy' Ban

Mormon Church Opposes Utah LGBTQ 'Conversion Therapy' Ban

NEWS | By Brady McCombs and Lindsay Whitehurst | Oct 16
A proposed ban on so-called conversion therapy in Utah is in danger of being derailed after the influential Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints came out in opposition, just months after it said it wouldn't stand in the way of a similar measure.

Matthew Shepard's Parents Criticize AG Barr on LGBT Rights

Matthew Shepard's Parents Criticize AG Barr on LGBT Rights

NEWS | By David Crary | Oct 16
The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay college student murdered in 1998, assailed Attorney General William Barr for what they called hypocrisy on LGBT rights during a Justice Department ceremony commemorating a hate-crimes law named after their son.

School District Backtracks on Transgender Student Policy

School District Backtracks on Transgender Student Policy

NEWS | Oct 16
A Georgia school district says it won't let transgender students use bathrooms aligning with their gender identity, reversing a previous decision.

2 Writers Claim they Deserve Credit on Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts'

2 Writers Claim they Deserve Credit on Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mesfin Fekadu | Oct 16
There's a debate about the truth behind Lizzo's "Truth Hurts."

Jojo Rabbit Director Felt Shame Dressing as Hitler for Movie

Jojo Rabbit Director Felt Shame Dressing as Hitler for Movie

ENTERTAINMENT | By Marcela Isaza | Oct 16
Drawing on his own Jewish heritage and experiences growing up surrounded by prejudice, Taika Waititi was excited to make a movie against hate through a satire of the Nazi culture at the height of WWII, until he saw himself dressed as Hitler.

Ken Burns is Behind New Grant for Film on Flannery O'Connor

Ken Burns is Behind New Grant for Film on Flannery O'Connor

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 16
Ken Burns is inaugurating an annual prize for makers of historical films with a $200,000 grant to the people behind an upcoming movie about the late Georgia writer Flannery O'Connor.

Las Vegas Pride :: October 11-12, 2019

Las Vegas Pride :: October 11-12, 2019

NIGHTLIFE | Oct 16
Downtown Las Vegas celebrated its largest Pride yet, with a fabulous nighttime parade and a day and a half of festival fun.

Remembering Judy — A Talk with Garland Authority John Fricke about Upcoming Cabaret Convention Tribute

Remembering Judy — A Talk with Garland Authority John Fricke about Upcoming Cabaret Convention Tribute

ENTERTAINMENT | By Rob Lester | Oct 16
EDGE spoke with Judy Garland authority John Fricke about the upcoming tribute to the singer on October 30 as part of this year's Cabaret Convention in New York City.

Hollywood Satire 'Plastic' Hits Amazon's Best Seller Lists

Hollywood Satire 'Plastic' Hits Amazon's Best Seller Lists

ENTERTAINMENT | Oct 16
Playwright/author Frank Strausser's Hollywood satire 'Plastics' hits numerous Amazon best seller lists.


News

Hollywood 'Fixer' Scotty Bowers Dies; He Wrote Tell-All Book

Hollywood 'Fixer' Scotty Bowers Dies; He Wrote Tell-All Book

OBITUARIES | By Hillel Italie | Oct 16
Scotty Bowers, a self-described Hollywood "fixer" whose memoir offered sensational accounts of the sex lives of such celebrities as Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, has died. He was 96.


Business

AP Fact Check: Dems Debate on Guns, Syria, Health Care

AP Fact Check: Dems Debate on Guns, Syria, Health Care

LEGAL | By Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward | Oct 16
A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled Tuesday night in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process.


Technology

Conservationists Seek Protection of California Joshua Trees

Conservationists Seek Protection of California Joshua Trees

SCIENCE | Oct 16
The western Joshua tree needs protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the Center for Biological Diversity said in a petition Tuesday.


Finance

Patients Eligible For Charity Care Instead Get Big Bills

Patients Eligible For Charity Care Instead Get Big Bills

HEALTH | By Jordan Rau | Oct 16
Under the Affordable Care Act, nonprofit hospitals are required to provide free or discounted care to patients of meager incomes — or risk losing their tax-exempt status. These price breaks can help people avoid financial catastrophe.


Cars

Wages, Pensions, Plant Investments Still Issues in GM Strike

Wages, Pensions, Plant Investments Still Issues in GM Strike

AUTO NEWS | By Tom Krisher | Oct 15
With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement.


Style

Most Common Cooking Catastrophes

Most Common Cooking Catastrophes

FOOD/DRINK | Oct 16
From leaving the oven on overnight to forgetting a crucial ingredient in a meal or using salt instead of sugar, more than six in 10 Americans have experienced a cooking catastrophe.


Health/Fitness

France OK's Bill Legalizing IVF for Lesbians, Single Women

France OK's Bill Legalizing IVF for Lesbians, Single Women

HEALTH | By Sylvie Corbet, Catherine Gaschka | Oct 16
France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that aims to give single women and lesbian couples legal access to in vitro fertilization, egg freezing and fertility medication.


Travel

Romania's Autumn Fairs Delight All Ages and Incomes

Romania's Autumn Fairs Delight All Ages and Incomes

By Vadim Ghirda, Andreea Alexandru | Oct 16
Romania's autumn fairs are a loud, colorful reminder that summer has come to an end. And for many families in poorer areas of the country, they are one of the few affordable events of the year.


Nightlife

OutFest :: October 13, 2019

OutFest :: October 13, 2019

PHOTO ALBUMS | Oct 15
The Gayborhood was all a flutter with their annual Outfest celebration! With over 55,000 people in attendance, vendors and sponsors lined along the streets, performers on stage, and the award presentations, a fabulous day was had by all.